Thursday, 21 August 2014

Bibby + Brady Loos | Part 1

I mentioned in a recent blog post that Dael & I have both just zhushed up out tiniest room in the house. Today I'm going to show you Dael's gorgeous little loo, and tomorrow you can see what I did with mine. Below are some 'before' shots of Dael's downstairs toilet. It's used mainly by her kids and guests, and is attached to her laundry.

It's amazing what a lick of paint and few rolls of wallpaper can achieve! Dael wanted the space to be fun and light-hearted. She chose the cute and colourful Penguin Library wallpaper - it's really fun to read all the different covers while you're in there.

Resene Knock Out pink is a great match for the adjacent wall in the laundry, and the white wall provides a break between the vibrant pink and the colourful wallpaper.

Because the theme is playful and fun, Dael took her stainless steel toilet roll holder and powder coated it in electric blue. The littlest details can make all the difference.

A black cage light with a hot pink cord finishes the room beautifully. Doesn't it look fab?!

To be continued... stay tuned for part two of the Bibby + Brady loos tomorrow.
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Horse Photography | Three Ways

I am a massive animal lover, and photography is one of my favourite art forms, so of course, I love photographs of animals. But animals are not always willing models - it takes a special photographer to capture their beauty on film. Sharon Montrose of The Animal Print Shop specialises in animal photography, and I was thrilled to see her latest print - Baby Horse.

In my opinion, horses are the most beautiful of all animals - graceful, elegant, and strong. Kara Rosenlund has a divine print of Wild Horses, that I love.

I came across this gorgeous print on Domaine recently. Combined with the beach backdrop, this photograph is a winner in my book.

A large framed photograph can be a fantastic statement piece in your home. I highly recommend finding one with a subject matter that has meaning to you, and remember in this case, size does matter - the bigger the better!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Navy & White

Navy blue and white is such a classic and beautiful colour combination. It's so crisp and fresh - I love to balance it with warm tones of pink, coral, wood or brass.

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I love a deep blue painted wall, but if you'd rather introduce it into your home in smaller doses, here are some fantastic ways to do that...

rocking chair | wall tiles | key tassel | papier mache bowl | watercolour painting
shibori baskets | y side table | zebra fouta towel

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