Winter Warmers

It’s been so cold in Adelaide these past few weeks.

Here’s a few winter warmers for your home.

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All Images sourced via Pinterest. Link to sources & more winter warmers via my board here.

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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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6 Ways To Use Wooden Crates

Wooden crates have so many uses and can be a clever feature item in your home.

Here’s 6 different ways you can use them.

1. Keep your cushions and throws next to the couch

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Source: ext.homedepot.com (Check this out to see how to customise your own wooden storage crate)

2. Display Shelving

A few years ago a friend and I found a bunch of old wooden fruit crates on the side of the road (during hard rubbish collection) and grabbed 3 each!

I immediately found a place to set mine up at home and used it like display boxes/shelves, with ornaments and magazines stored inside and on top.

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3. Sneaky Storage

When we moved to our granny flat I knew I had limited space but keeping my crates was a must for me!

I found both decorative and practical ways to incorporate them into our new living space. 2 are on top of each other as decorative display similar to before, and the other is a convenient cleaning storage box. As you can see below, it is up against the bookshelf and wall with our Enjo floor cleaner and dust pan & brush inside.

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As you can image there’s not a lot of space in our granny flat so finding sneaky storage solutions was essential. Another crate that I bought at an op shop stores our vacuum cleaner neatly under this table.

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4. Mounted to the wall

A more permanent display shelving solution. Looks great.

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Source: Home Girl London

5. Use them with an old window to create a rustic coffee table

Say what??

Maybe not a common use but I love the creativity of this idea.

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Source: Home Design Board

6. Bedside Table

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Source:  Apartment Therapy

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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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.

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