• Things I love

    Liv Loves

    Happy Friday everyone! We are well and truly starting to say goodbye to winter now and lately I’ve been very inspired by all things spring. This time of year I love to get organised, and start to rearrange my home to cater for the warmer months.  I’ve pulled together a few images to share with you today that will hopefully also inspire you! Nesting tables to make life easier for entertaining… A Relaxing outdoor space for balmy BBQ evenings… Spring  Dessert Treats (Strawberry, Rhubarb Pavlova – hello!!) Bright colourful cushions And  this tutorial on pulling together patterns by Emily Henderson What do you love about spring?

  • Interiors

    Colour of the Week – Lavender

    This week’s colour focus is Lavender. It is one that has challenged me as it’s not a colour I would typically choose for my own home. Lavender is one of the few pastels that is quite difficult to work into a room as it is limited with regard to what neutrals work best. To me, Lavender is the quintessential colour for a little girls bedroom. It is reminiscent of fairy-tales and dreams and works beautifully to create a magical space. However, this week I have challenged myself to find ways Lavender can be used in spaces for adults too. Here’s what I’ve found… Keep it dreamlike and use in old-world settings. The…

  • Living

    Operation Organise – Bathrooms

    Most of us start and end our days in the bathroom getting ready for the day or for bed, so why wouldn’t you want that space to be clean and organised? The sad truth is, bathrooms are often overlooked. I tend to find most people either have a stunning, well organised space boasting loads of storage or a space that is quite uninspiring and leaves us questioning – where to begin? There are so many options for getting your bathroom sorted, whether you already have great cupboard space or not. Have a look at the tips below – there should be something for everyone. I think I’ll be implementing one or two of these…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Softer Black and White

    Over the past couple of years we have been seeing a lot of black & white interiors that are sleek, modern & very sophisticated. While that trend doesn’t look like it will disappearing anytime soon, it is definitely evolving. A softness is being brought into this trend by using blacks that aren’t quite as solid, whites that are a little warmer and textures that bring in a sense of softness. The style is developing a heart and evolving into a style that is now chic, modern and well suited to not just the minimalist home. So what is the trick in creating a softer black and white scheme for your home? Incorporate with blonde…

  • Things I love

    Liv Loves

    Welcome back to the world’s unofficial favourite day of the week – Friday! I hope everyone had a fantastic week and is ready for a great weekend, I sure know that I’m ready for a nice, quiet and restful couple of days! The first week of September is always crazy for me, (almost) everyone in my family has a birthday or celebration. We finally wrap it up this Sunday with Fathers Day. So to cap off the working 5, here’s a round up of what I’ve been crushing on this week. Sweet stationary to pimp out my desk Spring Blooms My wonderful father Creative Furniture ideas (this was once a trashcan!)…

  • Interiors

    Colour of the Week – Mint

    About this time of year, every year, pastels and gelato inspired colours start hitting the shelves in forms of clothes, accessories, furniture and homewares. Being a spring person, these colours are among my favourites as they are fresh, clean and a welcome break from the greys and blacks we see throughout winter. Mint Green is one that’s great for this time of year as it blends well with the grey tones, but can also be livened up with bright colours for a summer inspired palette. Take a look at the images below to see how mint green transitions the seasons like a pro!    

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    Operation Organise – Lounge Rooms

    Spring has officially sprung, and with that comes Spring cleaning and the chance to get your life organised. Being organised is a big thing for me. I can handle a bit of dust here and there, but feel completely frazzled when my surroundings are not organised. So much so, that my mum and sister have always teased me for having everything down to my underwear draw as neat as possible. So with that in mind, I thought I would put together an operation organise series. Over the next few weeks we will be tackling one room at a time, starting with the Lounge and moving through to the Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom and Garage. The…

  • Interiors

    Interior Desing Trends 2014: Goodbye to Beige

    Here is a trend that designers around the world wish for year after year, and I think we are finally seeing it come into fruition. Saying goodbye to beige is all about incorporating more colour and other neutrals into your room. We are seeing this happen in a big way with greys, black and dark blues becoming more and more popular. Typical Beige or off white walls are being replaced with shades of grey, which really allow colours to stand out. Rooms boasting lots of natural light are being treated with deep shades of grey and black, creating mood, drama and contrast when teemed with bright whites. The over all…

  • Things I love

    Liv Loves

    Happy Friday ladies and gentlemen. This week has been yet another productive and exciting week, but I’m ever so glad the weekend is almost here! This weekend I’ve got plans to go see my much loved Sydney Swans play their final home game and tonight I’m going to be whipping up some Jamie Oliver recipes for the weekend. Before I sign off, here are some of my favourite finds from this week. Favourite Blush Bedroom: Favourite Vignette Favourite Vision Board Favourite Work of Art Favourite Kitchen Happy weekend everyone!

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    Rustic French Kitchens

    When somebody says ‘Rustic French’ my first thoughts go to beautiful artisan bread, fresh out of the oven with a smell that instantly makes my mouth water. When somebody says ‘Rustic French Interiors’ my thoughts are somewhat different, albeit often wondering to spaces where said bread could be made. I have always thought kitchen’s are the heart of the home, where all the excitement and activity happens. They are places that bring people together to chat, cook, entertain and dine, and you can’t argue that the French are not passionate about their food. Which brings us to today’s focus. Rustic French Kitchens vary in style quite dramatically, however, there are a couple…