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Posts from September 2014

10 spring inspired spaces…

September 24th, 2014

Today I am simply sharing a selection of gasp worthy moments inspired by the new Spring season, wonderful light filled spaces celebrating those 1st joyful days that allow you to turn off that heating and open up the doors & windows to the crisp spring air...

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

Live bright,

Natalie x

How to mix old with new to create a gorgeous, liveable home…

September 16th, 2014

If, like me you have been sucked into another season of 'The Block' you might have noticed that the most successful spaces are those that embrace & enhance the building's historic features without sacrificing modern luxuries, clean lines & liveable space.

In older homes, furniture with modern, clean lines give the home space to breathe, allows the architectural features to stand out & makes the space feel liveable. In a new home, vintage & antique pieces bring a space to life, they add character, warmth & a story.

It can be a challenge to meld new with old but there are tricks to help you create a balanced, eclectic space…

Keeping walls white/neutral creates a blank backdrop to make an eclectic space feel less busy. Running a consistent colour or material can help to link pieces from different eras. An antique piece might have gorgeous lines & shape, but the wood might be tired or dated, a lick of black or white paint could help enhance its gorgeous form and allow it to tie in seamlessly with a modern interior. Tricks like these can help you mix old with new in your home but the key is to follow your heart - be patient and add to your collection when you come across pieces that you really love. Old or new - if you love it, throw rules out the window and you will end up with a space you love that represents you.

Who says you can't install reclaimed vintage shelving in a modern white kitchen, or hang a modern pendant from an original 1920's ceiling rose in a character home. The contrast of slick, modern chairs sitting around an antique farmhouse table can be stunning as can a new glass topped table surrounded by classic mid-century chairs. See below for some gorgeous era mixed spaces and this Pinterest board for even more eclectic eye candy...

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

Live Bright,

Natalie x

This is bohemian glamour ‘done right’...

September 11th, 2014

Well, my life has officially been taken over by the world of wedding planning, even this newsletter has not escaped the reach of all things romantic, bohemian & glamourous!

Bohemian spaces can sometimes look a little 'overdone' which can make them feel overwhelming & claustrophobic, but they do have all the ingredients to perfect style...

Warm, rich colours Layers of texture Natural materials like rattan, wood, cotton & leather Global influence & antique/vintage pieces to add character. By adding touches of these elements to a space without going 'too far', perhaps by using white walls as a clean backdrop you can create a unique and comfortable space…. bohemian luxe done right is rich, warm & relaxed while still feeling grown up, sophisticated and liveable....

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

For more gorgeous bohemian inspiration check out yesterday's featured home on The Design Files or features on the homes of Sass & Bide creators & original bohemian queens Heidi Middleton & Sarah Jane Clark.

Our winter vintage kantha quilt collection has been running out the door but we still have some gorgeous pieces left, each piece one-of-a-kind and a perfect layer of cosy bohemian glamour to your home...

Above quilts; Malti, Shakti, Chandra shown on queen size bed, Vimala shown on double size bed.

Live bright, Natalie x

Falling in love with painted brick walls…

September 9th, 2014

The raw beauty of a rough, imperfectly painted brick wall can be such an interesting surface in a home and can work as a gorgeous backdrop to traditional or contemporary style d├ęcor & furniture.

If you live in an older home & have brick walls that feel dark or dated, painting them can be a great option and much more budget friendly than plastering. I have put together a collection of images that I hope inspires you to reconsider the painted brick wall…

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

Live Bright,

Natalie x