• Interiors

    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Innovative Combinations

    Thanks to the likes of Etsy and Pinterest we have been seeing this trend grow stronger and stronger over the past couple of years. The look is all about mixing styles, shapes, patterns and colour to create a room that is one of a kind. The days of buying a three-piece sofa set with matching TV unit, coffee and lamp tables are making way for rooms filled with pieces that been discovered in unique and wonderful places. While this trend can look quite simple to replicate that does not mean this it is! Simply taking elements you like and throwing them together can easily end up looking hodge-podge. There is…

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    Liv Loves – great finds

    Woohoo, it’s Friday again and what better way to kick off the weekend than with some sweet, stylish shopping? Today I’m stalking Etsy!  If you have not heard of Etsy you would have to be living under a rock as this store is bangin’ matter what country you live in! Filled with precious gems of either vintage or handmade items, Etsy has to be one of my favourite (and most expensive) procrastinations. None the less, here are some items I’ve been dreaming about this week. Lets hope Mr Cullen will approve! The Elephant– I generally wouldn’t choose to have animal heads in my home, but could quite happily make an exception for elephants. There is something about the gentle…

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    New York Style

    Exposed brick, high ceilings, industrial, glam, city views that are to die for – we can only be talking about one design style. New York Style. There is something about the great, power city that has almost everyone I know drooling over the industrial, loft apartments that ooze ambience and high-end style. Sadly, this is one style that is quite dependent on the architecture of your building and interiors. Put simply, it just wouldn’t quite work the same in a cottage or Federation home. If you live in an apartment in the city, you could very easily be one of the lucky few. My current home definitely wouldn’t lend itself to this…

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    Colour of the Week: Blush

    Oh stop! You’re making me blush! Today’s colour of the week is blush pink. And there’s no doubt about it, this colour is definitely one for the girls. Used in children’s rooms or nurseries, blush is whimsical and dream-like. BUT you don’t necessarily have to be a little girl to have a room featuring this colour. Right now, blush is having a huge moment, and has been deemed “the colour of the season” (by none other than Coco Republic). Teamed in the right way, blush pink can be elegant and sophisticated and today, I’m going to show you how. However, before that (and because I really just can not resist), here are a couple of to-die-for blush pink…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Mixing Metals

    Once upon a time I was told that gold and silver shouldn’t be seen together. Once upon a time, I was also told that going to a solarium was a safe alternative to the sun. And like sun beds, we should definitely reconsider some of the design advise that was given to us many moons ago. Mixing metals is one trend that can be as subtle or as bold as you like and either way it can work an absolute charm at giving your room that finishing touch. The addition of mixed metals can be added into a variety styles such as industrial, vintage, classic, glamour or even rustic rooms. There are a couple of simple tricks…

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    Liv Loves

    Happy Friday everyone, time to kick you’re heels off and celebrate that the weekend is once again here! In proper friday fashion, here’s a few thing that I’ve been crushing on this week… This outdoor space… These stunning moroccan tiles… This cross wreath on Easy… How colourful this room is… A soak in this tub… You might guess, I’ve been dreaming of summer just a little bit this week!

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    Kitchen – during

    Well folks, we’re just about half-way there and so we thought we’d share some pictures of our space in it’s not so glamorous glory. As I write this, The Block is on the television, and all I can think is how thankful I am that we’re only doing a kitchen (for now). It’s a good starting point! Speaking of which, here’s a bit about the process we started with, from ripping up the floors to getting ready for our bench tops to be installed… Step 1: Rip-up Lino tile flooring ✔︎ Step 2: Remove cupboards ✔︎ Step 3: Remove bulkhead ✔︎  Step 4: Build new bulkhead Step 5: Install new base cabinets ✔︎…

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    Colour of the week: Taupe

    Taupe is a beautiful colour to use as a base for any room. Being one of the most versatile colours, this neutral shade can be used in a huge variety of ways. Check out the examples below to see how the colour taupe has been used to create some exceptional rooms. This classic nursery has a sweet, rustic touch Mixed in soft grey, the below Lounge is a perfect example of layering neutral colours effectively Yet, when styled in with charcoal, taupe becomes modern and chic    And in the Kitchen, the colour is cool, calming and classic  

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Vintage Wonders

    Oh the wonder of vintage items and the magic that lies in their history. More and more we are seeing vintage items grow in popularity, and rooms with a feature vintage piece or eclectic collection. Whether it’s an item thats been handed down from generation-to-generation or a steal from your local op-shop, there is something about vintage items that captures our hearts. They give our rooms stories and character and some how complete a room with a very special sort of je ne sais quoi. As you can imagine, vintage items can be added into a room in a variety of ways. From Funky retro pieces to a fabulous Chesterfield lounge, heres some tips for…

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    Liv Loves

    What a week it’s been! With the MH17 flight filling our news feeds and hearts, this week has really brought home some truths about what is really important in life. So with that in mind, here is what’s most important and loved in my life. My husband  Nature’s little beauties   My health And of course, my faith #PRAYFORMH17  I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend, filled with a whole lotta love! xx