Friday, 13 March 2015


Good linen is always a must as your bed
is very important to your health. Having good sheets and sets are
a great way not to only feel great and get a good night sleep but also 
to jazz up your space, give it some style and personality... so sleeping is fun! 

This weeks find is the awesome Australian online store called Sleep Bum! 
I have had the pleasure of trying out their beautiful linen 
for myself and have to say I am very happy I got the
opportunity to!

This is the set that I have and the reason why I picked it is because it
not only adds colour but pattern at the same time, giving me the
opportunity to add style in a very simplistic way.

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Saturday, 28 February 2015


Friday Fav's this week is a real special one as it is celebrating
a friends business, Seventh Lane. 

Today I am sharing with you my favourite items from their newly
launched website! 

I love the playful yet relaxed nature of the range as well as the geometric
prints! We all know how I feel about funky geometric prints! 

They are on my wish list that is for sure! 

Monday, 23 February 2015


I keep seeing them everywhere! Do you? And I have to say I have a bit of a love hate relationship with it. I find that it is more appropriate for creating a really lovely winter look but more so over the last year it has become the 'it' thing to have in styling your room. I have decided mid sentence while writing this blogpost that I would much prefer to focus on the positive aspects of the trending "sheep skin," so here goes! 

They are versatile and can be added to any room or colour palette especially if you are looking to create a real bohemian look. The contrast in materials against leather or plastic occasional or dining chairs is a winning combination. They allow for something that is not so comfortable, warm and inviting. 

It also allows you to create that picture perfect style and I feel they especially look inviting as a rug layered on the floor or in a nursery. 

What do you think about the trending sheep skin? Would you love one in your home? 

Photos are sourced from Pinterest. 

Friday, 20 February 2015


I have two contrasting favourites this week, but together I am sure they could make a sophisticated 
looking interior landscape. 
I love everything about Tom Dixon and his designs but I am in love with
these almost architectural vases... which are just that
pieces of mini architecture to create a unique style and look
 for your home.  They are called "Tank."

My other favourite thing is actually a colour, which is inspired by
Darren Palmers room make over on last weeks 
Thursday evening session of the Block. 
It was a great show full of great inspiration and tips. 

Pastels are in at the moment and they shouldn't be looked upon as 
un sophisticated and child like because used in the right 
context and in a mature way it can be the perfect way
to add soft colour and personality to a dull space. 

Blues are also very calming and can really assist
to create a really sophisticated yet fun look. 
Plus a little metallic never hurt anyone. 

Colour: Dulux
Tank Vases: Tom Dixon

Thursday, 19 February 2015


This week I had a more conscious thought about how objects really change the way spaces are used. Recently we acquired a brand new modular sofa which obviously has changed the entire orientation of our living room, but more importantly how we as a family and or guests interact and experience the space.

Funny story actually, I was forced out of my bedroom one work night last week. I was not happy about it at all, it was on that really muggy night after a massive down pour. We do not normally get spiders in our home and on this unusually late night, I was up and chatting to my best friend in London. I am so grateful I made the decision to speak with her for an extended period of time because if I didn't, I would not have ever been aware of what was crawling behind me on the wall.

I was far from impressed and it was very late. I had no one to save me but a can of inset spray and I had no idea where the furry ugly, dangerous ( yes it was ) spider disappeared too after I drowned it in half a can of spray. There was absolutely no way I could sleep in the bedroom so I had to set up camp on the new modular sofa. Comfortable and interesting as I lie there, I really got to thinking how I have never experienced this actual side of our living room, as it has never been orientated this way before. It has changed my behaviour in the living room completely. I hardly ever venture to the other side of the room. I kind of feel bad for it!

My point in revealing this really lame story to you is that it is really important to understand how we need and must use spaces. Objects, furniture, different shapes and sizing allows you to experience your walls in a very different way if you decide to challenge them. Now I have all this new found space on the left side of the room, there are endless things that I can think of and do to allow for a much more flowing and beautiful use of the space. It has changed the way we interact as a family and the needs of other pieces of furniture in the room. It creates a sense of more space, more depth without needing any more other seating area.

It is a truly fascinating discovery and why I love Interior Designing, because it allows me to explore this deeper level of understanding in human behaviour, psychology and manipulation of human behaviour. ( Not in a bad way I promise. )

Have you just recently found a new piece of furniture that has changed the way you appreciate and experience your space? Share with me your story by contacting me! I'd love to hear from you.

By the way if you are wondering, the spider is no longer. He was found and now the room is spider free and whole lot more spacious.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


Pink is not my favourite colour at all and I always think of it in terms of being really girly and not really one that you want to find in your interior, other than a little girls room. However, it is making a really large appearance on the colour front at the moment and is being seen increasingly in homewares throughout summer. Especially as it is great colour to contrast with botanical greens.

It allows for a really soft and feminine feel to a colour palette, especially contrasted with a grey neutral palette. It works well against light timber and metal finishes that allow for a really subtle sophisticated look.
Another colour that is directly related to pink but heading more into the orange zone is coral. It is softer than a bright orange but also a little bolder than a soft pink. Ideally coral works well for accents around the home where as I feel the soft pink allows for one to explore colour in a really bold yet safe way. A contradiction I know!

It also works well with a great scandinavian look for a home and I think we will be seeing a lot more of it in the coming months as summer comes to an end.

Monday, 16 February 2015


I did not get a chance to share last weeks Friday Fav on the blog but only on our Facebook page. Did you see? 

I want to share with you a little behind the scenes of the setting that is coming together in one of my clients home. I have been looking and looking for the best occasional chair for probably over 6 months. Truth be told, I actually had the perfect one in mind but one of the constant challenges I face especially when designing with a couple is having both their tastes and expectations met. We had the perfect occasional chair but alas it was not ticking one half of the parties boxes so no matter how I pushed it just was not going to happen. So what does one do? I get stubborn and begin a new search for what is going to be the perfect occasional chair. I will find it! I never give up! Winner never quit and quitters never win, I say! 

So where did I find it? In the Kmart new season catalogue! Hilarious but the more hilarious thing is that my client saw it too and we have the exact same thought. Such a special thing having great clients to work with who understand your thought process and design aesthetic. I search and searched and finally found it with a bit of social media assistance, we locked it in and then completed the look with the last copper pipe floor lamp from Freedom Furniture and a colourful cushion. 

Here is a behind the scenes look! Full reveal will come in the middle of year when I do a proper photo shoot to capture the beauty of the space. 

Featured items: Armchair: Zanui 
Floor lamp: Freedom
Cushion: Urban Road
Knitted Ottoman: Kmart
Styling: JDZ

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