Inspired by Easter

In this day and age, we are so blessed to have many holidays to enjoy and celebrate. Easter is probably my favourite holiday of them all, being so meaningful and huge part of my faith – It is the holiday we celebrate because it changed our lives forever when Jesus sacrificed his life for us. Funnily enough at some point this incredible act of God turned into Easter bunnies and chocolate Eggs, I’m not quite sure how that happened but either way I am exceptionally thankful for the holiday (and the chocolate that comes with).
As with every opportunity, over the past few years Easter Décor has really taken off. Where there was once a couple of baskets in the dollar store for Easter Egg hunts there is now a plethora of options for decorating with Easter style. From ceramic bunnies and Easter trees (yes – they are a thing), to wreaths for your front door or displays of beautifully painted eggs, there are so many ways to add a little cheer to your home at this time of year. In the northern hemisphere Easter is celebrated in the peak of Spring, hence bringing with it lots of soft and beautiful pastel colours, fresh flowers and baby animals (chicks & bunnies mostly). It’s little wonder that at the dawn of this warmer season homes are spruced up with fresh flowers and more colour – and with a holiday like Easter, what better reason is there to celebrate? So while this is a phenomena that has taken me a little while to accept, I cannot deny that I love the beauty of all these pretty styles.

Table Décor – This Easter tree makes a beautiful statement for an entry way or dinner table centre piece. Check out The Crafty Sister’s website for the ‘jelly-bean’ tutorial.

Easter Tree

Mantel Style– Mantels are always a beautiful spot for revolving décor and this subtle Easter display with pastel blue and sweet bunnies is no exception…

Easter Mantel

Dyed Eggs– A throwback to my childhood of blowing out eggs and then dying or painting them in all sorts of pretty colours and patterns. I love how these could be created with the kids but still looks absolutely stunning when displayed in apothecary jars. Click on the image below for the full tutorial.

Monochromatic Easter Eggs

First Impressions – The first and most important impression and message for Easter, this beautiful floral cross is perfect for any front door.

Floral Cross Wreath

Party with Style– This gorgeous table setting is well suited for an Easter themed gathering -I love the sweet yellow gingham, paired with fresh blooms and crisp white. The theme is woodsy but fresh, suiting the Easter bunny just fine.

Easter Table

A charming farmhouse

This month’s feature home is a stunning farmhouse from Georgia USA. I found this home through the Home Adore website and felt like I’d stumbled upon a little pot of gold! Oh, to the people that get to live here – what a dream! This home looks like it’s come from a bedtime story of my past, perfected with wrap around porch, colonial columns and pretty little garden. It’s the kind of home I’ve dreamed of living in for a long time, so excuse me while I dream a little longer here.
There is a lot of American architecture that I really love, from Colonial or Cape Cod to Classic Farmhouses – and this home in no exception. The casually furnished wrap around porch right through to the classic fireplace and panelled ceilings create something very special that make this house feel like a loving, family home. It’s casual elegance captures a perfect balance between a laid-back and luxurious lifestyle and it’s all been executed brilliantly. In part thanks to light and neutral furnishings and in other ways, thanks to an abundance of windows that wrap around the lower level. This home is totally about the architecture and the way it has been furnished really allows the home’s detail to be the shining star….

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Check out the Home Adore website for more images.

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 rooms that would pull at the heart-strings of any little girl!

Okay, back on topic – here’s my top tips for how you can incorporate blush into your home without it looking a) bridal or b) like your decorating was done by a little girl!

Pair it right – If you are keen to use blush pink in it’s on trend form, pair with monochrome shades of black and white to keep your look soft and elegant. How cool is this first pic? I just love this gallery wall…

Keep it minimal – Don’t over commit, unless you are a huge fan of the colour pink, use the colour in your accessories and accents.

Use Copper as a metal tone – The warm hues in copper compliment blush pink so beautifully, but also keep in mind, mixing your metals could take the look to a whole new level!

Why I love The Hamptons

Aah The Hamptons, filled with such beauty and a relaxed coastal vibe, this is one destination that is right up the top of my bucket list. If only for a day, to gaze at the beauty of all the homes and architecture. My number one style in a nutshell would have to be the hamptons. I could talk for days about all the things I love about this gorgeous style, but you know what they say about a picture and a thousand words? Well, here’s five thousand words to describe the beauty of The Hamptons (but just to be sure, I’ll throw in a few of my own words too). It’s elegant, but laid-back…

It’s cool and coastal…

It’s warm and welcoming…

The architecture is timeless and true to it’s style…

High ceilings, light walls and timber floors create a perfect balance…

Style secret: Notice how in almost all the pictures there’s a beautiful bunch of fresh hydrangeas? These are the unofficial flower of The Hamptons as they grow like wildfire in the area, and so are iconic to Hamptons interior styling.