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Posts from August 2014

9 spaces that prove the beauty of simplicity…

August 22nd, 2014

I am officially back from holidays and busy working on some fun mini travel guides to share my tips & must dos for the amazing cities we visited, in the meantime I thought I might share my most treasured souvenir of all... on a magical warm July night in NYC, under the Brooklyn Bridge with city lights twinkling in the background, this happened….!

After all the excitement I am craving some simplicity at home... 'Keep it simple', if I could choose one mantra when it comes to decorating this would be it, I have to quickly follow that up by explaining when I say simple I don't mean boring & I don't mean cold, clinical or even minimal.

To me, a perfectly simple space is carefully edited - each piece is chosen for a reason - you love it, it looks beautiful, it serves a purpose. It means choosing beautiful, quality pieces that will bring something special to the space & stand the test of time. (No matter what budget I believe this is possible) Living more simply could just be having a clear out of everything you dont need or want to give you & your family more space to just breathe and be.

When building or renovating it means choosing a limited pallet of finishes & colours that run all the way through a space so it feels cohesive, rather than lots of different elements fighting with each other - this means you have a lovely base to work with when you layer on decorative items & furniture.

Above Images; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Of course simple also needs to be liveable, and the reality of our busy, time poor lives is that simplicity can be tough to achieve. Personally we have pockets of our home that are borderline chaotic (i.e my desk), and others that come close to this simple ideal & it's amazing how restorative and calming the simple spaces can be, if you can dedicate one room in your house to this simple ideal..a master bedroom perhaps? I guarantee it will be the one you long to spend more time in.

Above images: Cutwork Bed ThrowIkat Kantha QuiltAsha Kantha Quilt, Rashida Kantha Quilt

Live Bright,

Natalie x

Half painted for a whole new look…

August 21st, 2014

For a while now I have been lusting after beautiful half painted walls (and I'm not talking about the kind you might be left when painting with hubby on a Saturday afternoon once the footy starts ;)

No, these ones are much more pleasing to the eye... They add a dynamic layer of colour & interest to a space, a great way to introduce colour to a room without going for a feature wall or painting all 4 walls from ceiling to floor.

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By keeping the top half of your room white or a very light neutral, the space will still feel light & open, even if a bold colour is used, it won't feel overbearing.

There is no rule when it comes to where this 'halfway mark' should sit - it could sit lower or higher depending on the ceiling height, size of the space, any furniture pieces sitting against the walls and the general look you want to create.

Live bright, Natalie

10 inspiring indigo spaces & new indigo kantha quilts just in!

August 12th, 2014

I am dedicating this week's newsletter to the beauty of indigo, it is surely one of the most versatile colours for the home.

A hit of indigo blue in an all white space is a relaxed, classic combo that always feels fresh, indigo also loves to be paired with orange and will contrast beautifully with copper accents, or layer indigo with other inky blue tones for a moody, luxe & restful space…

Above Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

New Indigo kantha quilts...Just landed!

After our last lot of indigo kantha quilts literally ran out the door so I am excited to share with you a new version that has just landed!

This one features gorgeous blockprinted patterns, patchworked together & hand stitched all over. A beautiful weight bed throw that adds a lush, cosy layer over the doona in winter, or a breathable layer over sheets in summer.

Size - 230 x 270cm - will fully cover a queen or king size bed. Price - $207.00  ***Note this quilt is new NOT vintage 

Click here to view & buy

Live Bright,

Natalie x