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.

Bedroom Mood Board

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

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Photo of the Day

Look at this elegant blend of modern and vintage decor!

The strong vertical lines of the curtains with the tall sleek shelving, mixed with the ornate mirror and chandelier work to create a sense of grandeur.

The bold black and white stripes are juxtaposed with the softer tones and texture of the bed spread, which adds to the more whimsical feel in the room created by the vintage elements.

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Source: Brookfield Homes – Mosaic Mirage – Ivory Showhome on Houzz

Weekend Getaway

A few weekends ago was our annual family girls weekend. 3 generations of women on my mum’s side get away together for the weekend.
Saturday afternoon found us perusing the local op shops and we needed a coffee break to keep us going.
We stopped at Lilla’s Cafe in Yankalilla (and I’ve only just now wiring this, realised why it’s called Lilla’s!)
What a gorgeous little place and we found a few cute and wonderful things that I though I’d share.

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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.

Home Sweet Home Pt 1

I thought it would be best to start with more about me and my current home.

I’m from Adelaide, Australia and I’m currently studying (almost finished) an interior design course.

I want to use this blog for interior design inspiration – styles I love, projects I’ve worked on and my own home.

My husband and I got married in December 2010 and on returning from our honeymoon, we headed to a rental property. It was great rent and a large house, a great first home – I’ll show you a few photos another time.

Just over a year ago we moved out to house sit for my parent’s in law for 6 months while they were overseas.. which meant no rent to pay woohoo! But trying to find a new place to rent after this time and get a deal as good as we had, was not looking good.

So my parents in law gave us another great opportunity! They rebuilt their old garage, which had been used as a bedroom for some time, and turned it into a living space for us, complete with kitchen and bathroom! Our bedroom is in the main house but with a back door and very close to our ‘granny flat.’

This is giving us the opportunity to save what would be our rent money, for a house deposit. So hopefully in the not to distant future I’ll be showing you pictures of our very own home but for now this is the closest thing. I got to be involved in choosing paint colours and designing the Ikea kitchen as well as a few other bits and pieces which was great fun!

So 2 days before Christmas 2012 we finally moved in (after months of builder’s promises that it would be ready sooner).

Here’s our pictures of the building progress. Unfortunately I can’t find a proper before picture, although I was sure I took some.

Framework going up, walls being changed & windows going in.Part 1 - framework etc (4) Part 1 - framework etc (7)

Plasterboard up.. looking better already!Part 2 - Walls (2)

Just needs a few coats of paint.Part 3 - Painting & bathroom tiles (1)

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The Ikea kitchen being assembled.Photo 24-11-12 11 22 10 PM

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Next post I’ll show you how it looks now, all moved in and decorated.