WHY I JUST DON’T LIKE PLASTIC IN MY OFFICE
Okay we all love Officeworks but do you really like the look and feel of plastic in your office? Perhaps consider using timber, metals and glass instead. No need buy new. Source at your local op shop or flea market
WAS IT THE DOLLS HOUSE?
I have taken my mind back to my childhood to see why I continue to pursue this design lust of mine. Why have I continued to seek out design and why it is that I have not been content to create a career out of any other avenue? So I reminisce back to being a small child where we had a very simple dolls house just like this with the open rooms and multiple levels. It was my mother who would provide all of the carpet sample pieces, wallpaper off-cuts, fabrics and magazines. My sisters and I would spend hours transforming the spaces into new rooms with a fresh new look. We would sew cushions, create new bed spreads, hang art on the walls and rearrange the furniture so that it was just how we wanted it.
I suppose we take for granted all of those wonderful childhood memories until we realise the huge impact that they have on us as we grow and develop a better sense of self and what drives our desires and interest.
Hearing about how creative people have come to be doing what they do in their life gives me great pleasure. The more I work along side them, the more I love how they are fueled by a genuine love for doing something beautiful and meaningful.
A MOTHERS OBSESSION WITH WALLPAPER
Some families collect shells, some collect books, others collect puzzles. My mother collected wallpaper. She had some strange love affair with it and now I know why….it’s glorious stuff.
Mum would negotiate with the wallpaper shop to buy discontinued rolls and sample books and there it started. I love how beautiful the pattens were. i guess I didn’t know it at the time but we were so lucky to have wallpaper covering our school books instead of brown paper and a holy card. Our books were easy to spot among the other 38 in the pile.
This paper also became our gift wrapping paper, our drawer liners, our tin pencil holder covers and so on it went. To this day In fact, my sister still covers gifts in it now and they always looks gorgeous.
WHY DECORATING THE TABLE IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME
Wallpaper works its magic. These trellis pattern wallpapers are really in vogue at the moment and I think for good reason. They are stylish and add huge appeal to any room. To find trellis wallpapers you can visit any wallpaper site and simple type “trellis” or “tile” into the search bar to bring up results.
MY GRANDMOTHERS LOVE OF COBALT BLUE & WHITE CHINA
Cobalt blue works miracles in my mind. I don’t know what it is but this colour just elevates my emotions and I love it so much. If you are after an accent colour to pack a punch then this is it. Simple, beautiful and a classic that will never go out of style. Go ahead and use it.
WHY I INSPIRED NATURAL SELECTION
I just love the look of lime green with natural items such as wood, wicker, string and greenery. This is easy to achieve and lovely for your home. Consider it for a colour palette that you can use in outdoor areas but also lovely in dining rooms to add a fresh edge.
MY LOVE OF ENTERTAINING
Apart from my love of home styling I love creating and styling little functions at home or sometimes for my children’s schools. I am a sucker for pretty fairy lights and table decorations.