HAPPY Birthday to me

IKEA + you Makeover

IKEA + you Before and after makeover

I love this make over by IKEA Australia

Living in a share house for 10 plus years it was time (well actually way overdue) for an an update for David and Curtis ( winners from the Tempe store) and the timing could not have been more right to create a new bedroom space for these two. A bedroom is a very important space, you go to sleep here and wake up here it has a huge impact on your mood and day and this clever and cool update creates a fresh new space for this inner city couple to have their very own sanctuary.

Responding to David and Curtis  needs for more storage, well actually storage that works and satisfies their needs makes all the different in their space, a place for everything and everything in its place!

I love how the team embrace the peach walls by coordinating modern solutions that complement the space  ( no need to paint over these they just need a little push in the right direction)  by adding new elements that showcase key sentimental items all making the space feel fresh and new.

tip add elements of colour with a nod to midcentury and embrace the retro feel. Work with house plants to enhance this look.

Sometimes the best makeovers are ones that are simple and make your space work and feel better

BEFORE

AFTER

electrolux pure f9

New work for Electrolux – talking about my style…

 

Monday in paradise

So nice…

the other bag

Loving these bags (regenerated from discarded materials that end up in the ocean including fishing nets) handy to keep with you

Available (read more here too)  from The Other Bag

Photography and styling  Jason Grant

 

in print

a little feature from the weekend newspaper – thanks for the inclusion

the next big thing…

Thank you Inside Out Magazine for including me in your top 12 interiors trends for 2019

Vintage returns

“I think in 2019 there will be a return to vintage , handmade and bespoke items, steering away from mass produced and instead embracing special, unique pieces with a story”

Photo and styling Jason Grant

Christmas wreath

Christmas doesn’t have to be about a lot of stuff

My style is simple relaxed but still with enough Christmas cheer

I don’t mind a little bit of DIY creativity

“Whether it’s for your front door or a decorative feature within the home, a wreath really says Christmas. I’ve decorated mine with banksia stems and a mix of metal and timber decorations.”

Read more about it on The Country Road Live with us Journal

Sophia

heres a little story about my dog Sophia

Just about everyone thinks the Boston terrier on my Murobond paint tin is Sophia, truth is I have had the paint collection way longer than I have had Sophia, I guess I manifested her right!

I have had Sophia for just over 5 years, she was rescued by a lady in Sale Victoria, she fell in love with Sophia (of course) but Sophia needed to be rehired as the other dogs didn’t like her ( yes she can be a diva and more into the humans) So I drove 9 hours from Sydney to collect her, as I stepped out of the car, Sophia ran across the yard and into my arms and straight into my heart!

PS loving the light in the studio

click here to view my entire paint collection with Murobond