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

4. String on holder with scissors (a present from New Zealand)20140226-123917.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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Che Chevron ron ron

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

Home Sweet Home Pt 2

So in my last post, which just so happened to be my first post, I showed the building development of our current little ‘granny flat’ home.

Well here it is with furniture & decor and with curtains and blinds installed.

I would love to change a few things (ie new couch & other dining chairs so its even more mismatched) but this is working with what I’ve got. And it’s home 🙂

Through my early twenties I was very into sleek simple modern & contemporary styles but over the years this has evolved into an eclectic mix of this with vintage/country/rustic/provincial. I also like red… can you tell??

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The bookcase below was found on the side of the road in hard rubbish collection. I painted it white, and grey on the back panel. The shelves are fixed so this proved an interesting task using a lot of masking tape. I just wish I’d taken before and after photos, but didn’t know I was going to blog about it then! The damask dining chair covers & whitewash cupboard where also DIY projects, done by my mum, and I wish I had before shots of those too.

My Home 1

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I’ll tell you more about the kitchen some other time.