DIY: Black & Gold Inspired Platter Tray

This morning I was browsing black and gold décor on Pinterest. For the right space, I love this look. It’s luxurious, glamorous and elegant whilst also being bold and striking. I think this look is all about achieving the perfect balance. It’s important to remember that a little bit of gold goes a long way. Too much bling and it becomes cheap and tacky.

Black & Gold

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With black and gold on my mind I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw this gold platter plate for $1.00 as I walked past my local thrift store this morning. I was excited about it being the right shade of gold. It’s hard to get its true colour in the photo but it’s more of a dull gold as opposed to the tacky yellow looking gold.  Continue reading

Little Ideas: Mini Canvas Art

This is my first post in a category I will refer to as ‘Little Ideas.’ Nothing fancy or complicated just small things that I’ve thought of, had a go at, and created. Maybe they will trigger a little idea or creative spark in you, because sometimes I’ve found from my own experiences, it’s the little things that do.

Materials: Left over peacock green paint from my coffee table project, white spray paint, a small canvas, 15mins…. and a little piece of art is the result! You really could put anything meaningful to you inside the doily shape. I think 3 of these in a row/column would look cute in a nursery or child’s bedroom. Continue reading

DIY: Teal Touched Table

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Whether you want to call it teal, turquoise, peacock, emerald, seagrass or even bahaman bliss (I’m continuously fascinated by the names on paint chip cards and wonder how they come to get their names!) there is no denying that this colour has been trending for a while. I’m not surprised, it’s beautiful and it complements so many other colours; especially pink, bronze, grey and even bolder colours such as red and yellow, as seen below, work. Continue reading

DIY: Coffee Table Tray & Styling

Inspiration Coffee Table Style

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Lately, on Pinterest, I have been lusting over beautifully styled coffee tables. In most lounge or living areas it’s generally a coffee table that takes centre place in the room. So, it seems reasonable and worthwhile to spend a little bit of time thinking about its presentation and making it a functional but stylish feature. I feel like my coffee table (below) has lacked a little personality for some time so this weekend my mission was to give it a little more life. Continue reading

Upcycle: Yes Deer, Footrest

For some time now I have loved deers. I was very excited quite a few years back when they started making an appearance in luxe and high-end interiors as such trends always filter down into the mainstream. I suppose they have been used for decor for centuries really featuring on the walls in elaborate rooms of wealthy estate or as centrepiece in the macho hunters games room but I should clarify I am more referring to the deer’s image or symbol being used in decorating as opposed to having a dead one hung on my wall! Not so much into that. I’d rather them be prancing around the forest. Ah makes me cringe thinking of that scene in Bambi. I am not sure why it is that I like them so much. I just think they are beautiful and seem so fragile and whimsical whilst strong and sturdy at the same time.

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Inspiration: Bold, Bright & Beautiful Bedding [Kip&Co]

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Images from their beautiful website 

I have an addiction to new bedding! I love how it can transform a bedroom. It’s often the perfect way to add a pop of colour or personality to a neutral room. Perfect for renters. Thanks to Instagram I came across this beautiful bedding by Kip&Co. A boutique company started by 3 Melbourne girls. I am in love with their nature inspired prints. Bold, bright and beautiful.

Using a pattern in your bedding accompanied with neutrals is a great way of adding warmth and making your room a little more unique. For quite some time I stuck with quite neutral bedding alone which does look nice,  however once I started experimenting with patterns and prints I really discovered their power in taking a room to the another level. Now I am addicted.

Here is how I introduced patterns and prints to my bedroom.  Continue reading

Upcycle: A Table of Memories

Visiting op shops or garage sales can be tiring, and at times, a disheartening task. You set off feeling super hopeful and convinced that you will find that one piece of unique treasure, or the ‘ultimate bargain’ that will make the early start and effort worth while. Reality however is that you do often leave empty handed, especially as people are becoming increasingly thrifty in more trying financial times and with DIY currently trending.

When visiting these places frequently you start to realize there are nearly always the same items that seem to be in abundance. You can always, for example, find plenty of chests of drawers, desks, dressing tables, stools and nests of tables to name a few. These items are usually always sitting undesired in their somewhat shabby, dated existence. Oh, and they are usually that lovely shade of mahogany! –  see below. Continue reading