• 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…

  • Style Your Coffee Table for $100 or less!

    How do you like your coffee table? Styled to perfection with your immaculate stack of designer books and one strategically placed peacock feather? Or do you keep it simple with just your favourite candle burning? Everyone does it differently… Having a beautifully styled coffee table doesn’t mean having to go to a great expense with one-off designer sculptures to adorn the centre-piece of your living room (although that would be nice wouldn’t it?). The secret is pulling together pieces that complement each other in an understated way. There are a few secrets to coffee table styling that feel very obvious but can’t be tricky to achieve in real life.  Today on Interiors…

  • A guide to second-hand shopping | Gumtree Edition 

    I’m not 100% sure if you’ve noticed yet or not but… I love Gumtree. The majority of my most loved possessions were purchased on Gumtree, including some AHmazing lamp shades that I bought a few days ago. The lovely old French lady told me the French word for the pattern on the lamp shade and it made me very happy (the fact that they we’re $10 each also made me very happy). I’m very open about the fact that I shop second-hand on Gumtree regularly and I often get asked “What did you search for?” or “How did you even find this!?”. Well, today I’m here to open up the…

  • The Colour Mix-Up | Navy & Pink

    Ever since my first ever “Colour Theory” class at college and learning about the way that different colours vibrate when placed close together I’ve been fascinated with the way colours interact. When decorating for my clients (and for myself, obviously), colours and the way that they behave is a serious consideration and really does make or break a space. I notice different colour trends in my own space that are unintentional and unexpected. I’ve always thought of myself as a ‘cool’ colour lover as I generally gravitate towards blues and greens and greys. However, lately I’ve found myself coveting hot pinks, yellow and… even oranges which believe me is a…

  • All the vintage I didn’t buy…. plus one thing I did!

    It’s absolutely no secret that I love vintage shopping. It could be vintage homewares, furniture or clothing but give me a good second-hand shop to rummage through and I’m a happy gal. I recently visited one of my favourite vintage spots in Sydney, Lunatiques and had a great time visualising all the strange and wonderful things in my space. So, in celebration of all things vintage and amazing I’m taking you on a journey of all the vintage I didn’t buy… plus one special piece I did indulge in. No 1. Vintage Brass Floor Lamp     Okay… I’m having non-buyers remorse… I kinda want to go back and buy…

  • 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…

  • One Buffet Styled Two Ways

    Is it co-incidence that one of my most prized possessions is also a dream to style and re-style and re-style again? I think not. My styling-style changes dramatically from day to day based on my mood at the time. So today, I wanted to experiment with completely re-styling my beloved buffet in 2 different ways. One keeping things really simple and almost under-styled and one… well the complete opposite. It’s a great way to really see what’s working for a space and to mix things up. Even I get stuck in a styling rut from time to time so it’s fun to pull everything away and start from scratch. Here…

  • How I Chose My Dining Room Setting

    Boy, how I’ve been struggling.  A little while ago I replaced my $40 second-hand vintage dining table with one of a more “grown up” variety. I bought that gumtree when I first moved out of home and I’ve always adored it. However, I had a lovely new table on the way that I was very excited about. My new “grown up” dining table needed some “grown up” chairs to go with it. The dining chairs I had did go well colour-wise with the new dining table but they were a bit small and felt like they would float away if I didn’t anchor them down.  Naturally, my instinctual go-to for…

  • 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…