It's tough being a renter at times. Sure, the invention of the 3M hook was possibly the most amazing moment of my decorating life, but it still left my love for wallpaper completely unrequited. Thankfully, the wall decal has arrived to make my interior dreams come true. And the ones in today's post can be nabbed right now.
I'd never quite describe myself as traditional, so it should come as no surprise that when Christmas rolls around, I'm all for abandoning red, green and gold and heading toward hue that veers away from the typical. I've long been a fan of blue and white Christmas tree decor and this year, I'm pleased to say, shall be no different.
I love a feelgood moment - especially when it involves decorating and homewares. Throw in my fave store for on-trend affordables (that's IKEA) and you've got a decor transformation dreams are made of. A few weeks ago, a 25-strong IKEA team from the Rhodes and Tempe stores got together to do-over two family suites at Bear Cottage in Manly, making the lives of the families who stay at the hospice all the more comfortable!
As Australasia's leading trend forecast group, Colourways shapes what materials, colours and finishes you see in the design market, which is a pretty big deal if you ask me. Today's feature will show you two trends they've identified for 2013/14/15, which will have a big impact on the homewares and interior design styles you see being released in the coming years.
One of the final assignments for my course at the International School of Colour and Design is creating a model/miniature room. They clearly saved the best project for last, as I had an absolute blast creating this Scandinavian warehouse-inspired model bedroom (a real colour challenge considering I'm so obsessed with bright hues).
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!).