west elm / Beci orpin bedroom makeover

West Elm recently teamed up with craft queen and awesome human Beci Orpin for a bedroom makeover – take a look at the super cute result and shop the look

shop the look here

Styling Heather Nette King

Photos Mike Baker

Beci Orpin – Sunshine Spaces

My Buddy Beci Orpin is the Queen of craft and has released a fourth book with Hardie Grant Books ( go girl!)

Sunshine Spaces its about bringing a little of the outdoors into your home. Inspired by the colour and beauty of nature, Beci shares her ideas and guides you step-by-step through fun projects for indoors, outdoors, party and play.

No surprise Im loving the cute dog house project below for you know who!

Featuring some of Beci’s favourite materials, including wood, fabric, plants and recycled objects, Sunshine Spaces will tell you everything you need to know about bringing the sunshine into your life and home.

in all awesome book stores now!

Photos Chris Middleton

MJG summer reading

Get your hands on some great books by some of my very talented friends – Here is my summer reading list recommendation – in all good bookstores.



beci orpin new book make & do

Super Duper Author, Illustrator and Designer Beci Orpin has a brand new book out with Hardie Grant Books called Make & Do it has 25 awesome projects to inspire you all in her signature quirky, fun and cool style. In all good book stores now! or online here[Continue Reading]

arro home by beci orpin

Im a big fan and friend of Artist,designer, author and general cool creative Beci Orpin and I love her magical colourful world and of course along with everyone else I was excited to hear the launch of Arro Home her latest exciting project.

The homewares collection includes ceramics, textiles, cushions and rugs. Filled with pattern and colour its perfect to inject some fun into your space with spring just around the corner. Here are a few of my favourite pieces from the debut collection…

Click here to view the entire collection and to buy online


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5 minutes with…

photo copy 6Today we take 5 minutes with Artist, creative power house, fellow Hardie Grant Author and all round lovely person Beci Orpin

Her creativity, hard work and happy nature inspire me greatly. She is AWESOME!

how would you describe the look of your home?

eclectic, messy, loved.

whats your favourite thing in your home?

painiting given to me for my 40th birthday by my husband. it was painted by my kids under the guidance of my good friend kirra jamison. it’s magic.

what are you loving right now?

hunter green, quilting, stripes, arnold palmers’s

coffee tea or?

all of the above.

whats on your shopping list right now?

lunch box treats, new dining chairs

favourite thing to do on the weekend?

sleep in.

favourite day of the week?


favourite place to shop?

food: vic market, home: mr. kitty, after / pan after

favorite place to eat?

kaprica is our family favourite. and of course taco truck / beatbox kitchen.

whats your signature dish?

at the moment its ottolenghi parley salad with a few extras thrown in. i also do a mean chocolate pudding.

what is your signature drink?

aperol soda

favourite quote?

my husband raph has lots of good mantra’s. my current favourite is “cook and clean” meaning – you have to do the dirty work as well as the fun stuff.

what are you listening to?

pusha t, war paint, burial.

what are you working on right now?

concepts for a third book, logos and signage for raph’s new restaurant, logistics for my studio move in 2 weeks.

what/who are you inspired by?

nature, my family and my long list a talented friends (including you Mr. JG)

what makes you happy?

fresh bed linen, warm summer evenings, ticking off to do lists.

beci orpin home

Beci Orpin’s second book Home with Hardie Grants books recently released  and I just for my hands on a copy (yes we have the same publisher) Her second book is just as fun and magical I love books with personality and this is so Beci on every page you will love it!

Inside it you will find heaps of cool colourful craft projects and inspiration for your home.

Available in store and online now

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beci orpin at koskela

To celebrate her new book HOME my friend and fellow Hardie Grant Author Beci Orpin is heading to Koskela in Sydney

Join this super cool crafter for her Cork Coaster Workshop

Saturday 26th October 12.30 – 2.30pm (age 16+)
Cost: $70.00: all materials provided
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And her forever Cactus Workshop

Saturday 26th October 1o.00 – 12.00pm (age 16+)
Cost: $70.00: all materials provided
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Using cutting, masking and painting techniques, along with inspiration from Beci and her colourful and fun world – create your own set of hand-made cork coasters.

In conjunction with her exhibition ‘Colour Assembly I‘ (14 September – 27 October), Beci will also be launching her latest book ’HOME’ at Koskela on Sunday 27 October.  2 – 3.30pm to celebrate, purchase a signed copy of the book, and catch one last glimpse of the exhibition before it closes.


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