Before and After TV Cabinet

My home seems to be ever changing. Especially when you find a great bargain like this TV Cabinet for $20!

Before and After

It was a black wood grain veneer with silver handles, that had fallen out in some places.

A few coats of white paint later and some new handles from Ikea and it was a perfect fit in our little home… almost…

We ended up rearranging all our furniture as it was too big to fit where we used to have out TV. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as we love our new home configuration.

Special thanks to my husband who did most of the painting!

 

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A Few Of My Favourite Things

We are well and truly into this year now but I have a few of my favorite things from Christmas to share with you. They make me love my home even more.

1. Red throw rug from House and Garden

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2. Vase from House & Garden. Perfect for my fake flowers 😉20140226-123926.jpg

3. Antique Key Hook from Urban Outfitters. A similar one is available here20140226-123947.jpg

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The Provincial Nest

My lovely aunty Poppy has started living her dream with her own store, selling all things vintage, rustic & recycled.

It’s called The Provincial Nest and is mostly based online but a few weekends ago she had her first ‘pop up shop’ in Hahndorf and I went along to visit.

Her collection was so delightful. The red table was my favourite, of course.

Check out more on the website www.theprovincialnest.com

The next pop up shop will be on Sunday 29th September 2013 on the Storison verandah, 73 Main St, Hahndorf

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Moody Monday

Feeling in soft natural mood today – but can’t help but throw in some zig zag chevrons too!

Here’s a mood board for a calm but fun mix of contemporary and vintage styles.

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Lucia Canvas in Mustard from Freedom

Throwback Table Lamps in Teal from Freedom

Hemnes Bedside Tables, Black-Brown from Ikea

Hayden Zig Zag Rug – Gray from Pottery Barn

Emmaline King Bedhead from Early Settler

Chrysanthemum Bedspread from Adairs

Albony Cushion in Mustard Yellow from Freedom

Natasha Mirror from Early Settler

Cancun 6 Drawer Dresser in White Wash from Freedom

Olson Lightfilter Eyelet Curtains from Freedom

Natasha Sofa from Early Settler

Tali Throw in Gold from Freedom

Floor Boards from Royal Oak Floors

Moody Monday

Welcome to my first Moody (Mood Board) Monday!

Monday’s aren’t generally a favourite day of the week but what a way to brighten the mood with a lovely mood board!

This first one I put together for an assignment and I did a bit of a mock up/mood board.  After changing floor plans, picking paint colour schemes, fabrics & finishes this is one of 4 mood boards we were asked to present.

The fictional client wanted a more open and family orientated living space, so as well as a light open feel I wanted to create a comfortable mood in the house which is achieved with soft neutrals, calming teal coloured feature wall, traditional style cabinets and  warm natural floors.

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You may notice some of my influence came from last Thursday’s photo of the day

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Loving Chevrons right now!

Chevron Cushions, Chevron Rugs, Chevron Walls….

Love this wall by Jared Sherman Epps Design so bold!

My personal preference however, goes to the softer tones grey chevron walls like this one from All Things Lovely

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For something a little less in your face, here’s a few Chevron cushions I found on Etsy.

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Source: The Pillow People & LemidiJapon on Etsy

Love this one that is on hessian fabric.. adds a rustic element to that mod chevron look. Nice blend of modern vintage 🙂 Source unknown.

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It’s amazing what a chevron rug can do to a room. It  brings a bold statement and a sense of activity and can really ground a space.

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Source: Tara Swain Photography

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Source: Cape27

I love the chevron rug below with the soft neutral colours and rustic table, a great blend of a modern style with rustic & provincial charm.

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See more here – BDG Style