Made. By Typo

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I can not walk past Typo without taking a peek. I just love the novelty items, stationery and their DIY crafty delights. I also can’t enter a store without thinking that I wish it was my job to style the store and come up with the quirky, exciting and fun visual merchandising displays.

But it gets better, I recently discovered that Typo now have a concept store called MADE by Typo in Market Square, Geelong! A gorgeous space completely decked out for creative individuals! It opened in September, it looks amazing and apparently DIY workshops will be launched soon! I need to organise a visit pronto! Check it out.

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During my latest trip into Typo I made a few purchases – I could have walked out with boxes full, but I settled on the delightful golden apple pen holder and stag head (but in white), shown below amongst some of my other favourites.

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Whilst I didn’t actually purchase the Hexagon box shelf, I love it and was quite excited to see this in Typo, so on trend, and at the incredibly reasonable price of $29.95 for the large and $24.95 for the medium. Check them out here –  (they also sell printed hexagonal paper in a variety of patterns that can be placed in the back). I think I like this idea of shelving because of my love for geometric patterns – anything that tessellates – but also because it provides a point of difference. If you are feeling super patience and are good with measuring angles and a saw you may like to check out this tutorial for Honeycomb Shelves over at the gorgeous blog – A Beautiful Mess.

I shall leave you with some hexagon (more frequently called honeycomb shelving) inspiration for you;

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

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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

Inspiration: Black Walls, Be Bold.

Lately I am in love with black walls. Many people are drawn to black when buying staple items for their wardrobe but would gasp at the suggestion of using it to paint their dining or bedroom walls! It certainly takes a bit of guts and vision, but when pulled together with the right lighting, furniture and fittings it can be simply stunning and absolutely striking. It is on my to do list. Here are some images that I find inspiring, and should you fall in love you can find more here.

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Earlier this year I actually had an interesting experience playing with bold paint colours and I discovered first hand the following myth;  – ‘Light paint colours are always best for small, dark rooms.’  Continue reading