light it up

Take a look at this fun and super easy DIY I created at home.

Using LIFX smart lights I have created an awesome feature on my console ( a great place for a display)

Attaching the LIFX Beam LED kit to the frame around the print ( super easy as the all connect together and attached with removable strips) really sets the (any)mode, the system is operated by their app on your phone and the colours are endless what a lite idea!

Photo and Styling Jason Grant

diy blinds

I love a project and the long weekend was the perfect opportunity for a little DIY

The problem was 3 ugly windows, and because I focus on solutions not problems the solution was easy white shutters

I love the look of these classic white shutters and how they have transformed my windows, best of all it was all super easy, I measured and installed them myself all thanks to DIY Blinds

With an easy online service and excellent customer support I did this all by myself (well with the help of a couple of their how to videos)

click here to see their entire collection

One down two to go!

Green door

Im currently loving deep shades of olive green, case in point the new studio barn door at Paradise Studios painted in Murobond “row boat”

display wall how to with mjg and canon

I have partnered with Canon to share some styling tips about printing and putting your photos on display in your home – I’m here to help get you inspired!
Your space should be filled with things you love and that tell a story. It is important to add your very own personal touch. Of course, displaying photos is the perfect way to do this. In today’s world we are all obsessed with our smartphones and snap everything we do, eat buy and see.
It’s hard to actually enjoy the moment and really be in the moment and while I think it is great to capture the life that we are living it’s also important to cherish these moments and put them on display.
I love to travel and collect things whilst away. These treasured memories and souvenirs should be cherished.
When decorating your home these memories and souvenirs are the things that really create your own personal style and how you like to live. So use them as a starting point in finding your style and you will find that this will naturally be reflected in the images you take.
Pictures don’t need to be perfect so take the pressure off yourself.
There’s plenty of time to perfect your technique. In fact some of my best photos are happy accidents when the light or timing has been just right.

My top tips for creative photo displays
1. Get your photos in your space and off your camera.
2. Decorate your space with personal touches.
3. Think outside of the box with creative ways and places to display your photos – shelves, bedside tables and sideboards are all great places.
4. Allow time for your style of photography and decorating to develop and evolve – print photos often and update your displays.
5. Group photos together and add or edit over time – style is an evolution so don’t leave things standing still but move them around.
6. Selecting a colour palette of the images (for example a group of black and white photos) ties a look together and creates a sense of sophistication and uniformity.

All Photography Jacqui Turk

Style notes

Rug from West Elm

Wall Colour Murobond Foam

Frames Ikea and Country Road

Sideboard Bludot