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Posts from October 2015

An ultimate, all-time feature for your home…

October 23rd, 2015

The herringbone pattern is one of those ultimate, classic features in interior design - dating back centuries, it is often seen in older, European homes but has made a comeback in recent years & works equally as well in modern architecture.

It is timeless, classic & will never date - depending on how it is used it can feel modern & edgy too. Natural wood flooring or marble tiles laid in a herringbone pattern bring luxurious elegance, a simple white subway tile laid in a herringbone pattern instantly looks sophisticated & chic.

If used over large areas keep other elements in the space simple with clean lines & let the herringbone be the feature. Because it packs such a punch, it can be really effective when used in small doses like a kitchen splashback or feature wall/panel of tiling in a bathroom.

A few gorgeous examples of herringbone ‘in action’...

Above images; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Live bright, Natalie x

The 10 Instagram feeds you will want to live in…

October 16th, 2015 tagged as INSPIRATION

Instagram is by far my favourite social media channel, not only a personal photo journal to record & share special moments, it is the perfect way to get your daily dose of interior, style, food & travel inspiration. Below a handful of my 'must follow' accounts, but be warned!.... They may leave you lusting for holidays in Santorini, craving margaritas at midday & feeling inspired to makeover every room in your house!

1. @ameliafullarton - Artistic, beautifully captured moments in the daily life of Aussie photographer Amelia Fullarton.

2. @inhonorofdesign - Design blogger & mum of 4 Anna Leisemeyer invites you into her colourful world full of inspiring family moments, design, style & DIY ideas.

3. @whitneyleighmorris - The Whitney Leigh Morris Instagram feed is proof that you don’t have to live large to live beautifully, her tiny Venice Beach cottage is a little slice of interior heaven.

4. @em_henderson - One of the most popular interior stylists going around, Emily Henderson's refreshing, honest sense of humour & accessible interior design inspo & advice make her well worth the follow.

5 & 6. @sarahshermansamuel - LA based designer Sarah Sherman Samuel’s feed is filled with snapshots of her ridiculously photogenic home & everyday adventures as a new mum.

7. @gkstories - Author of one of my fave cookbooks 'Green Kitchen Stories', David Frenkiel takes us on a drool-worthy journey full of nourishing, whole food recipe inspiration.

8. @sincerelyjules - Julie Sarinana is the ultimate style & travel muse - best known for her laid back, effortlessly chic wardrobe/style inspiration, Jules spends most of her days globetrotting & sharing ultimate inspiration for that never-ending holiday bucket list.

9 & 10. @zachmilne - Australian travel & lifestyle blogger Zach Milne provides a daily escape to amazing destinations in our own backyard & around the globe.

11. @apairandaspare - Geneva Vanderziel is a blogger based in one of my fave cities, Hong Kong - her Instagram is full of wanderlust with secret Hong Kong hang outs, travel, style & DIY inspiration.

12. @emily_katz - I am a huge fan of macramé artist & indoor plant enthusiast Emily Katz, her feed is packed full of boho interior inspiration.

Live bright, Natalie x

How to create that perfect indoor to outdoor flow…

October 7th, 2015 tagged as Decorating

Well it feels like we have skipped spring and dived straight into summer this week in Perth! It is finally time to dust off the Havaianas & floaty dresses, I can almost taste the Pina Coladas - this is when Australian living really comes into it’s own!

Today I am sharing some beautiful homes that make the most of our lovely long summer season - homes that blur the lines between indoor & outdoor, living spaces that open up to the outside or rooms that bring the outdoors in.

Taking a cue from the below spaces, when planning new or renovating, don’t treat inside & outside areas as separate. Consider these spaces in relation to each other - materials, finishes & furniture should be complimentary or work well together to create a free flowing, seamless transition from indoor to out...

Above Images; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Speaking of summer... I just had to share some sunny vibes from the Instagram feed of my clever customer Melissa (@teamtonkin) I love her handsome cactus sitting proud in one of our natural seagrass baskets. You can browse & shop these baskets here.

Photo by @teamtonkin

Live bright,
Natalie x