I went on a road trip to Jervis Bay recently and drove through the quaint and charming town of Berry to get there. The best part of Berry, I have to say, is a gorgeous store by the name of Moss Nest on the main strip of the suburb. Filled to the brim with eclectic homewares, it's a must-see for both locals and out-of-towners alike. I made a pit stop and wandered through this little haven, snapping some photos of the most charming - and interesting - items!
I love quirky art and this week's Real Room features just that; an eclectic living space that embraces interesting art. Not only that, it embraces casual furniture while giving a generous nod to craftiness. It's the home of Canberra Creative Jenna Bain, who like me admits to finding editing a challenge in her home when it's filled with so many much-loved pieces. She also admits that not everything in her space matches perfectly, which I think is what makes this room so good!
I've been studying colour psychology this past week in my course at ISCD and my most recent assignment was to think about - and then make a collage using - my most loathed colour. The purpose behind the exercise was
You all responded so well to Cathy Elsmore's glorious before-and-after boudoir that I had to do a bit of a back-by-popular-demand scenario and show you another room in her home. This time around, I'm showcasing her lovely living room, which
I had been coveting New Zealand Interior Style online for weeks and thankfully it finally hit my doorstep recently, filled to the brim with inspirational homes from across the pond. Author LeeAnn Yare, who is also a freelance interior stylist, has collated some of the best homes New Zealand has to offer, all of which seem to have a theme of being far more daring than their Australian cousins. This post will take a look at some of my fave pages from the book and what I love about the NZ design aesthetic (fun!).
I'm a huge fan of vintage decor. I love that a piece has lived a life and has a story to tell. I had been eyeing off Reclaim Newtown for some time for this very reason. Not only is it filled to the brim with homewares, fashion and stationery that I have seen nowhere else, but it also has the added bonus of being owned and operated by the glorious Monica Trapaga - jazz singer and Play School alumni! The store is a collection of her favourite things (and now some of mine, too!).
Like the face of an ageing starlet, it seems everything old becomes new again - and the beanbag seems to have received a glorious modern-day rejuvenation. The ones I'm showcasing on the blog today are from local company Crashmat - and the best part is that there are indoor and outdoor varieties for man, woman and child (and your pampered pooch, of course!). With summer on the horizon, I can already envision myself in one of these, poolside, with a cocktail in hand!
The Room Rooms segment goes to the next level this week with these gorgeous before and after pictures of Cathy Elsmore's bedroom. Her home in Paralowie, Adelaide is so beautifully decorated (I've seen many pictures) but my pick for best