Monday, 26 August 2013

Art Display

Happy Monday!! Gosh I haven't posted a blog for a while. Sorry, it is has been busy here with 2 new jobs taking up all my time. So even though I have a million other things to do at the moment, I'm going to sneak in a blog post!

Knowing how to display your art and even what to display as art can be a bit tricky. Probably the thing I see most often is small artworks on big walls - so they are very out of proportion and then artwork that is hung so high you cannot actually see it. A lot of people will move into a new home and just hang thier art on all the existing hooks in the home. Which really doesn't work. I have to admit though, I've been guilty of it in the past - especially when I was renting.

Now there are some great picture hanging products available from 3M - so there is no excuse not to hang your art and have some fun with it. Unless of course it weighs a ton - then I suggest you bring out the big guns - cordless drills and someone who knows how to use one!!

Here's some great images of artwork displayed in a variety of ways. I think its a matter of having a bit of fun with it - don't take it too seriously. Mix and match, hang unexpected pieces in unexpected places and go bold!!

images are all from my Pinterest Art Page - with credits to The Zhush, Design Sponge, French By Design,

Monday, 12 August 2013

Working at Home

Welcome to another week! I hope you all had a great weekend. I have been super busy working and meeting new clients. It seems that as the weather warms up people are starting to get motivated about decorating and even thinking about Christmas!! Which  is great news for me as I have been itching to get stuck into some new projects.

I love love love what I do and I'm so thankful for my lovely clients that keep me busy with regular decorating and design needs. But there is nothing quite like the excitement of making a start on a new project - searching for a whole bunch of wonderful new pieces and solving decorating dilemnas - it makes me feel good.

I last posted images on Home Offices back in February this year - so I hope its not too soon to post some more. Because I work from home, I love seeing what other people do with thier home offices. And of course it just so happens one of my new jobs incorporates a home office design. So a bit of inspiration to get me thinking and hopefully give you some lovely ideas of simples things you can do at home.

Its amazing what a difference a few simple things such as a coloured chair, cushion, fun lamp, wallpaper and crazy artwork can bring to you work space. So have fun with it!!

Images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15


Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Hello, I started putting together this blog post on the colour pink earlier in the week. Then it occured to me the 'Pink' concert is on tonight in Sydney. So I thought it would be good timing to have a pink post!!

You won't find much pink in my house - my girls are not very girly, so its lots of blue and red for them. Personally I'm a huge turquoise, aqua, grey and black and white fan. So most of my living areas have these colours. If you love pink, but you're not too sure how to decorate with it - then hopefully these images may give you some inspiration. Pops of pink in furniture look fabulous and the really pale more salmon pink is pretty hot right now in interiors. I've thrown in a few random Pink photos too, just for fun.

Have a great night x

images via my pinterest page with credits to - Le Jolicoeur, bleubirdvintage, artnau, flickr, apartment therapy, The Pink Pagoda


Monday, 5 August 2013

Indoor Plants

Hi there, when I was studying Interior Design at TAFE one of my teachers told us we should never consider a plant as part of an Interior Design. Now after having fallen in love with the beautiful Ficus Lyrata - I would have to say I'm more than  happy to use a plant as part of my overall interior design scheme. Most of these images below feature the Ficus Lyrata - which is very popular overseas and I believe is starting to gain a following in Australia. I recently purchased one for a client and we had to wait a number of months for it to arrive. There was plenty of competition too, they were sold out within hours of arriving.

I remember as a child visiting my Gran's home and she had a plant on nearly every side table, shelf or piece of furniture. It really lovely too - lots of greenery and a good feeling. Plants are good for us, they clear the air of toxins and they make you happy. So perhaps you could join the waiting list for a Ficus Lyrata or choose something else to make your home happy!!

Images via my pinterest page with credits too - Madeline Weinrib, Lonny Mag, Home Adore, Emily Henderson and myself


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