Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pink Fever

Pink, I know. Nuts! Something I never thought I'd ever post about. I'm putting this temporary colour psychosis down to spending an entire weekend recently in the company of my three year old niece.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Another fan-tabulous E-Magazine

News Alert: Est e-magazine has launched. Are we spoilt for choice, or what? Thanks for the tip off, Decor8.

Winter Wonderland

If you haven't met Aussie label, Gorman yet, you need to make friends with her. Stat. Can you imagine how off-the-charts fabulous all these fabrics would look worked into a room?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Try something new Tuesday: Rock Art

My little nephew, Cooper, 'gave' me a rock last year for my birthday. I use it as a door stopper at the moment, but this pic has inspired me to get the paint out. Thanks for the inspiration, Veronica Loves Archie.

Monday, March 28, 2011

DIY Desk and coffee table

I love hairpin legs. Full Stop. And now, thanks to this post over at Silvia Song, I know I am going to own either a coffee table, or desk with them one day. Seriously, how dead-easy does this look?

All you need is the surface and you can pick up the hairpin legs in a host of different sizes over at,
Hairpin Legs. Too easy.

For Me For You

Check out these shots from
Silvia Song's coffee table...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Model Home

You've probably seen her here, or here, or here, a million times over, but I think you'll agree with me when I say Polish-born, Canadian-raised model, Daria Werbowy, looks equally as stylish kickin' back at home, as she does splashed all-over a billboard.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ombre, I love you.

Take a look at these napkins. They've got wedding, baby shower, high tea and picnic in the park written all-over them.

To my incredibly artistic Mum, if you're reading this, I'd like a set of twelve made up of purple, pink, orange, and blue, puh-leeze.

Thanks, Once Wed

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Part Two: Really Affordable Art (plus a little shameless self promotion)

Whenever I see an email pop up from Penny Farthing Design House, my heart flutters. But this afternoon, when I mosied on over to the site to check out their latest works of art, it literally skipped a beat.

In case you're wondering,
PFDH is the love child of the talented Alice Flynn, who kindly allowed me to shoot her house for SHOP Til You Drop Magazine, which Louise, over at Table Tonic happened to blog about this morning (along with a heap of other incredible Aussie homes that I've had the joy of styling for the mag). Talk about timing!

Now here's the shameless self promotion part: If you'd like to see some of my handi work for the mag, head over to Table Tonic and follow the links.

Take your lunch from home for the next month and buy this screen print instead, please. It's the smartest $220 you could ever spend.

Dream-boat Decorating

You know how I was banging on about the virtues of white walls and floors last week? Well, check out this house.

P.S The chair from yesterday's Try Something New Tuesday post also lives here.

Is this the definition of decorating perfection, or what?

Thanks again, Maurice and King for great spotting.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Try something new Tuesday: Colourful. Ish. Chairs

Here's an easy-as way to give a beloved bentwood (or any chair, really), some lovin'. All you need is a lick of white paint and an out-there-colour on its heels and you're cooking with gas.


Dwell via Maurice and King

Friday, March 18, 2011

Let The Weekend Begin.

Thanks for stopping by. Your visits mean the world to me.
Have a good one. x

White On!

One day, I plan on painting every single wall and floor in my sight white. Yep, I'm talking to you Mr Grey feature wall. Your days, my friend, are numbered.

apartment therapy

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blog Roll...

Here are a few blogs (and websites) that I have been L to the O, to the V, to the I, to the N, to the G, this week.

Check 'em out, y'all.

Now, for a little bit about them:

1. Old Brand New: Bursting at the seams with beautiful photography and thrifty finds. It's owner, a stylist by the name of Dabito, is a man after my own heart. His apartment is decorated to perfection and he's just launched his first online print shop, Toss & Turn. Run, don't walk.

2. theEdit: This everything-fashion site is the love child of a dear friend of mine who eats style for breakfast. If you love clothes, but loathe shopping centres, I suggest you follow her lead and click here.

3.French By Design:It's French. Need I say more? No seriously, think Scandinavian design, combined with Parisian flea market finds and you get the pretty picture.

4.Dos Family: A Swedish-based lifestyle blog that's packed to the rafters with good wholesome fun for the entire family. A must-see if you have kids.

5. Bright Bazaar: The tales of a too-cute-for-words guy who is head-over-heels in love with colour. Just looking at it makes me happy.

Have you stumbled upon any new discoveries this week that we need to know about?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tinny Idea I Love # 3

Remember this post? And this post? Well, I think this one may have just topped them in the cuteness department.

Once Wed

Perfect Pairs

I'm not the matchy-match kind of girl. I've always thought clustering two-of-something, like prints, vases, or chairs, looks a tad contrived, but these shots may have changed my way of thinking for good.

Matching frames and cushions? Check.

Twin chairs? Check.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wooden crate magic

Wooden crates are so on my radar right now. If you're too busy to go collecting them from abandoned factory's on your weekend, you're in luck because Urban Outfitters are currently selling them for $24 a pop.

When you're done hanging them on the walls, try them stacked as bedside tables.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

More DIY Action

Okay, this DIY folder is getting out of control. When you're done making stamps, why not start on this headboard. Too easy.

Thank you, Bodie and Fou

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My place: Colette Harvey

Here are some shots of Aussie stylist/public relations agent, Colette Harvey's apartment that I styled for SHOP Til You Drop magazine last year. A little French, a whole lot nautical, it boasts the perfect mix of family treasures, combined with flea market finds and classic buys. Not to mention, the sun beams through the joint like a magnet to a fridge.

Follow Colette's lead and stock up on a few black and white frames from here.

Got a fancy scarf that you'll never wear? Frame it! From memory, this one is Hermes.

I'll let you in on a little secret. The flowers? They're fake. The trick to making faux blooms work is to stick with one type of flower per bunch and avoid housing them in glass vases - the no water factor is a dead giveaway.

Classic and quirky, you can snare a clock just like this one for around $130, over here:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Can't-believe-it's-that-easy customised stamps.

I was looking for moustache-printed products, like mugs and tea towels, when I stumbled upon this DIY post and almost lost my mind. Quick, easy and virtually mess-free, it's my kinda DIY project.

P.S If you haven't paid The Sweet Occasion a visit already, you're nuts. Go check it out, it's the definition of DIY amazement.

Here's what you'll need to make your every own fancy shmancy customised stamp:
1 x Pen
1 x X Acto knife. You can buy one here.
1 x Ink pad. Pick one up for next to nothing, here.
A couple of erasers - I'm sure you've got a few floating in the top drawer of your desk at work. If not, raid the kids pencil cases.
PS The shipping tags are optional, but in my opinion, worth ever penny. You can buy a stack, here.
Here goes...
Step 1: Draw the shape...
Step 2: Outline the shape...
Step 3: Remove rubber outside the boundary...
Step 4: Get ready to stamp...
Too easy!