“Sometimes you have to take a chance on yourself and back yourself,” says Anastasia Kotis, the creative behind local biz White Forest Home. The chapter in her life she’s referring to is the one in which she left her corporate job to pursue her creative dream. It happened in August 2012 - and the Canterbury wife and mum hasn’t looked back.
When I attended this week's Cotton On Open House event, Mother Nature was again in fine form - beaming down some glorious golden rays (she's been in such a good mood lately!). And when I use the term 'open house' I actually mean it; the event took place inside and on the lawn of a glorious home in Point Piper. It was all rather amazing. Not only did I star spot Didier Cohen and papp the lovely Lara Bingle, but I immersed myself in a tonne of Typo goodness!
Located just five minutes from the water in Warriewood on Sydney's Northern Beaches is this colourful apartment; the self-named bachelorette pad of Nicole Fiedler. Purchased last year, it was her first out-of-home experience, "So I was very fussy and particular about how I wanted to style the place," she tells me. "Being a visual person, I need to have different shapes, textures and colours to look at and enjoy". Trust me, Creatives, she certainly has it in this dreamy space!
1 | I had my socks rocked off this week when I got my hands on this amazing trio of concrete candle holders from Melbourne company Sarai Homewares. Available in a range of colours - including neon - these three holders are made and set in recycled moulds, which is all rather environmentally friendly! The company also stocks my other love - cushions - and more!
In a creative finds post a month or so ago, I told you about my adventures on King Street in Newtown and the glorious art nouveau prints I scored from a street stall for just five bucks a pop. I finally put them up this at home week and they rather look glorious, if I do say so myself.
[caption id="attachment_3582" align="alignnone" width="640"] Achieving a coastal vibe is all about the right tone and texture[/caption]I have to be honest with you, Creatives; I have been into homes where I have seen things I cannot un-see. You know, sand in bottles, shells in jars, Gone Fishin' signs; all of the things that people thought you needed to create a coastal decor vibe. Thankfully, design therapy has taught me that you don't have to be so literal with your decor. If you're looking to channel a coastal vibe, it's simply a matter of using tone and texture - with a little accessorising - no sand in sight!
This week saw me hit the Moore Park Supa Centa, snapping loads of home and decor goodies. I also discovered gorgeous goodies outside of the centre too. Which one is your fave?1 | I am addicted to buying cards. So much so that I have a stack in my drawer just waiting for an occasion to roll around. I was in all sorts of fits of ecstasy this week when I got my hands on these mind-blowing cards from TJ Stationery. They're letterpress ones - printed on 100% cotton paper stock - and I just love how simplistic, playful and charming they are. The Kite and Swing ones are my fave, but there are many more, all with the same sense of love. Too good.