Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Kerferd | Whiting Architects

Sometimes I come across an image in Pinterest that I love, and on further investigation I find it's just one of many beautiful photographs from the same home. That's when I know I have to share that home with you. This stunning home is by Melbourne architecture and interior design practice Whiting Architects. Obviously a dynamic duo, architect Steven Whiting and creative director Carole Whiting oversee eight more talented staff members.




I just love the beautiful simplicity and honesty of the materials used in this home. A gorgeous Scandinavian colour palette of black, white and warm wood has been used throughout, with the addition of lots of yummy texture.




There are several nooks (you know I love them!) including this small space that creates an entrance. A table and a piece of art welcome you into the house.






Pushing two tables together to create a large table top is a fantastic idea, if you're lucky enough to have the room. The tables sit on a platform raised above the kitchen floor, which helps to define the two areas.




Another little nook at the end of the kitchen provides a lovely sunny spot to relax.





Above the kitchen is a narrow office. Touches of red and pink help to bring warmth to the mainly white space.






I'm a big fan of delicious linen sheets, and I absolutely love the headboard with the buttons - do you think it's actually a duvet cover that's been re-purposed?





Not to disappoint, the bathrooms are also amazing, carrying on the colour theme and the simple, clean lines. Curves have been used to soften the straight lines, in the bath, the mirrors, the wall hooks, and the stool.






I just love this home, it's really beautiful but restrained, I'm so inspired. For more inspiration pop over and check out more projects by Whiting Architects.
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Monday, 21 July 2014

My GREAT.LY Boutique

Have you heard about GREAT.LY yet? It's such a brilliant concept and website, and I'm really excited to now be a part of it. There are three important players... the makers (all those clever people that create amazing products), the tastemakers (those who spend their days searching and writing about beautiful things, and who have built up an online presence - that's me!), and the shoppers (who want to buy all the awesome products - that's you!).




I am a tastemaker, which means that I have created a GREAT.LY boutique and filled it with my favourite products from the GREAT.LY makers. It's a win-win situation... the tastemakers promote and market their boutique, leaving the makers free to do what they do best - create. The tastemakers take a small cut on any products sold through their boutique. And the shoppers get one clean, non-cluttered market place with amazing products from around the world curated by the tastemakers who they already know and follow.




I have created seven different categories in my shop. For the Little Ones...




For your Home...




Stationery...




Beautiful Art...




Also, Great Reading, For your Office, and Accessorise. Pop over to check out all of my GREAT.LY boutique, and make sure you bookmark it as I will be adding and updating it all the time. Go on, become part of the GREAT.LY family.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Emerald Accents

Apologies for my absence on the blog yesterday, I took a day out with my girls as their school holidays are coming to an end. Back to work... while looking through my Pinterest boards I noticed an abundance of pins where emerald green is used as an accent colour. Pinterest is such a brilliant way to discover your style, it's amazing how quickly a pattern will form.









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Such a strong, vibrant and fresh colour, it looks great with white and black, or balanced with bright pink or orange. If you're looking for an emerald or jewel green paint colour, try these options... Dulux Emerald Green, Resene Watercourse, and Resene Salem. Start with a test pot to make sure you're happy with the colour, which can change in different light - enjoy!



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