31 Dec 2011

Orlando Bloom visited my store hope & glory

It was a very exciting day on Thursday, when the rather gorgeous Orlando Bloom

his stunning wife Miranda Kerr


and their adorable baby Flynn visited my store hope & glory


What a beautiful family and a really nice guy. Orlando said he thought loved the shop and thought it was very cool! WOW - thanks Orlando :)

He pointed a handmade blanket cushion with the GREYTOWN written on it to Miranda and said it would look good in their Malibu house - fabulous. I played it cool and tried not to act too star struck, but now I wish I'd got a photo of them in the store. Never mind Orlando is filming on the Hobbit at the moment and they are living in Wellington, so who knows they may come back :)

***UPDATE***

We made the local paper :)
Check out the article here

Labels: , , , ,

29 Dec 2011

I've decided to get back on board :)

I missed all my lovely bloggie friends and followers too much! 
So Endless Inspiration is back in business - YAY :)



When I worked in London for interior designer John Stefanidis one of my colleagues was the lovely Carole King of Dear Designer Blog. Carole and a few of her talented friends have created my new favourite online magazine Heart Home.

Such a great read and all online, free! Packed full of gorgeousness and inspiration. I thought I would share with you my favourite images from the most recent issue.


Quick easy & effective display, I love stacking vintage books with pretty covers
A lovely floral bed cover gives a pretty vintage feel to a simple bedroom

Don't hide your beautiful clothes & accessories away, display them to enjoy them more

Chic movable storage is always useful

simple flowers look great in simple bottles & jars

Fill empty frames with a mood board of interesting objet - an inexpensive way to add interest to any space

a heavenly work space is easily made with a table & vintage book shelf


Plates on the wall, plates on the wall, plates on the wall - is one of my favourite mantra
A simple beautiful kitchen - I love the combination of white cupboards, timber top, white subway tiles & gray wall
An upholstered bedhead really finishes off a bed beautifully
painted floor boards, scrubbed pine dresser & soft gray walls - stunning
a classic & chic bathroom, brought to life with an incredible vintage mirror

A stunning Edwardian fireplace looks very handsome painted black

have fun theming art & displays

I really think you can never have to many pretty jugs

Love the interesting layers on the wall, contrasting beautifully with the white wall & textured timber stairs
Great contrast of colour, texture & pattern - the teal walls sing

Don't be afraid to layer different tones of the same colour, they work beautifully

28 Dec 2011

Hello! I need your advice???

I'm thinking perhaps I was a little rash to give up my Endless Inspiration blog...... I have a blog for my shop hope & glory and have set up a site for my interior design - Vanya Wilkinson Design & Interiors. But perhaps instead of creating a new inspiration blog on the VW Design site, I should just have a link to Endless Inspiration and keep it going? Then I don't have to start all over again, I can hang onto my lovely followers and keep in better touch with the lovely friends who I have made through this site??!!?? Or does it just get too confusing????


All feedback gratefully received - many thanks!

Vanya