• Top 4 Full Length Mirrors

    My apartment gets an amazing amount of natural light, its one of the best things about it actually. Recently, due to series of mishaps I recently found myself with a giant shard of broken mirror in my living room. (Long story short, I should stop attempting to fix things on my own… ) While waiting for an opportunity to dispose of the aforementioned shard of broken mirror it sat in our living room for roughly a week. During this period, I realised that even with so much natural light in my apartment having a mirror in the space opened everything up so much. I had never considered buying a full…

  • What we’re reading in isolation

    I usually spend my downtime listening to roughly 90% true crime podcasts and 10% design and business related podcasts.  Lately I’ve been really struggling to get into to the depressing and anxiety inducing stories of murder and career prospects during this current pandemic. So, I’ve been looking for cheerier subject matter and my solution is audiobooks. I signed up for Audible recently and for about $15 per month, you can download a new book to listen to and if you choose correctly, your worries will just wash away. Now, don’t get upset… if your taste for serial killer biographies hasn’t waned like mine has, Audible has a great selection curated…

  • Living Room Cushion Dreaming

    My apartment has been in an absolute SHAMBLES lately! But finally, things are feeling like normal and I’ve got my lovely open and airy apartment back. To celebrate and to help prolong the fresh and clean feeling I’ve got happening over here, I want to buy some new scatter cushions for my sofa. I’m going to take you through my decision process and how I’ll be choosing my colour & designs. STEP 1 | What’s your base layer? Your base layer is essentially your space without scatter cushions. What colour/materiality is your sofa, armchair, rug, flooring etc? My space is as follows: tan leather sofa, grey linen armchair, white textured…

  • Top 5 (affordable) table lamps!

    I love lamp light So damn much! The reason I love lamp light is that it’s one of those things in life that can make a huge impact to the way you feel in a space. It can turn a room from stark and jarring to soft and ambient with just one switch. This planet lamp is currently one of my absolute favourites! I bought him from Amara Living. That’s why, today I am rounding up my top 5 cute as and affordable table lamps for your enjoyment (and ambient lighting). Lamp one: West Elm $159 Okay, it’s pretty obvious why I love this lamp.. it’s semi-transparent, amber toned and…

  • Kitchen Hardware Edit

    The kitchen in my apartment gets a lack-luster amount of attention in comparison to the rest of my space but I HAVE been trying. I’ve been taking things slowly and surely, mostly because I rent and the majority of alterations to a kitchen are permanent. If you’re a regular visitor around here, you’ll remember that I recently changed my kitchen flooring and added some open shelving which has brightened the space up dramatically. There’s one additional area that I have been eyeing off lately… my kitchen cupboards. I don’t have the luxury of changing the cupboard doors completely which I would DIE to do (the shade of white throws a…

  • Ultimate Budget Bedroom Edit!

    It felt like I had JUST finished editing my bedroom furniture when I realised I needed a new set of bedroom drawers (I filled mine up too much & the Ikea drawer structure didn’t hold….oops). And you know exactly what happens when one new element in the room is changed out… everything else starts to look a bit tired and boring..     Yes, the endless and gradual replacement of all of my furniture continues! I’m currently working through the very preliminary researching stage and guess who’s coming along for the ride? YES, YOU!! Today I’m rounding up my top furniture picks for a budget bedroom scheme. Don’t let the…

  • 8 Furniture Picks For The Ultimate Budget-Friendly Living Room!

    As a very experienced “bargain shopper”, I feel I have the insight and the ‘know-how’ to really do this round-up justice. Some might say that you can’t achieve a ‘designed’ look in your living room on such a tight budget but I challenge them to keep reading this post because I plan to: Prove. Them. Wrong! Your first step is to give yourself a realistic budget, somewhere in the realm of a) will be able to continue buying groceries for the next month and b) can’t buy a refill of your $100 foundation. It’s important to invest as much money as you can into your new furniture now so that…

  • Top 5 Personal Fragrances!

    My love for beautiful things extends far beyond just homewares & furniture (surprising, I know). I’m a self confessed shopping addict and one of the things that gets me every single time is packaging. I love beautiful packaging so much that I would honestly buy perfume based on the packaging alone without smelling it. Okay, so I haven’t actually done that… but I’ve been close. I’ve been searching for a new scent for a while now as I’ve had one staple fragrance that I’ve adored for the past few years but I think I’m ready to move on for now. I definitely favour scents that have a musky, floral flavour…

  • Making that feature piece work!

    Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of furniture?  I know I certainly have. I think I’m in love with all my furniture but it’s only true love with a few (sshhhhhh… don’t tell the others!)  When you have an affinity for lusting after beautiful things, you tend to accumulate some… unique pieces. Making your stand-out, attention seeking pieces work within your existing space can be very tricky. Do you keep everything surrounding it really minimal and let the feature armchair shine or do you match it’s intensity and commit to the OTT level? I’m here to help today with my top 3 tips for making feature pieces…

  • My 4 tips for décor shopping!

    Secret about me: I love shopping. Another secret about me: I hate empty shelves and naked table tops. (can you see where I’m going with this?) I just can’t deal with seeing a sparse shelf with one lonely candle on it or even worse… nothing at all. The point of buying shelves is that you need things to put on them and if you’re doing it reverse (like I usually do) then this guide is going to help you immensely.       TIP 1: Buy things you LOVE. This is a thing that I do pretty frequently but it does mean that when I look around my space my…