There's really no slow way to ease into this week's most fabulous news. So let's just jump right in; I'm in the new issue of Real Living magazine! Sharing the story of my design journey at the International School of Colour + Design, this full-page spread has me pinching myself - and also gives a glorious shot-out to my work on this little baby, The Life Creative!
Dark interiors go against many of the supposed design rules. For example, the suggestion that a space will feel smaller if the walls and furniture within it are dark. I think the legendary Abigail Ahern said it best when she wrote "A small room is a small room. Painting it pale is not going to double its size or even make it look marginally bigger!".
Everyone has a design star they're particularly fond of and mine is interiors legend Genevieve Gorder. I first saw her on Lifestyle Home's reality show Design Star (she was on the judging panel) and then discovered that she has her own home makeover show called Dear Genevieve. Since then I've been hooked on this gal - and in today's post I'll tell you why!
As Editor-in-Chief of home and interiors mag Inside Out, the darling Claire Bradley is exposed to a plethora of creative inspiration from artistic people, their places and the products they produce. But what gets her creative juices flowing outside of the magazine? In this week’s Creative 10, I found out just that!
There's no denying that paint is a necessity, but nothing transforms a space like a stunning strip of wallpaper can. With this interior design trend on the rise again, I thought it timely to showcase five wallpaper ideas that'll have you forgetting all about those paint sponging effects of feature walls' past!
I'm obsessed with polka dots and I'm not afraid to admit it. Personally I think they far surpass the fading fad of chevron and are far more classic than a stripe will ever be. Polka dots are fun without being too juvenile - and the size of the dots allows you dabble in the trend or go all out.In this post I've shared my top polka dot picks - that you can nab online with just a few clicks (totally didn't intend that to rhyme!).