• Things I love

    Liv Loves

    Happy new year, everyone! I hope 2015 brings you all the joy, challenges, adventure & strength to make it your best year yet! Seeing as this week’s Liv Loves falls on the second day of the year, I thought I would compile my favourite and the most popular posts from 2014. I only started this blog in July and so far I’ve had an incredible time growing and learning many things about this blogging industry – it’s about 100 times better than I could have imagined! This year I’ve got some great ideas lined up, there will be some more regular content and some challenges which I hope you will join me in attempting. I’m really…

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    Decorating for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is not a holiday that Australians get the pleasure of officially celebrating, but it’s always been one that has really interested me. I absolutely adore the idea of having a special day that is set aside just to give thanks and be thankful for all we have. Traditionally, Thanksgiving was a holiday that was created to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year, so naturally that’s where all the pumpkins and rustic décor come from. This year, I get the pleasure of being in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving – we fly off tomorrow and to say I’m excited would be a huge understatement! We’ve had…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Wrap Up

    Well folks, we have finally reached the end of our Interior Design Trend 2014 series. So with all that has been covered, I thought I would put together a summary of what we have actually been seeing the most of, what has already peaked (and is starting to trend out) and what seems to be sticking around. The biggest trend for 2014 – Glamour, but not exclusively. Interweaving Mixing Metals and Innovative Combinations, we have been seeing a lot of glamorous, elegant and sleek interior spaces. While thinking about glamour and mixing metals, it would be very easy to conjure up images of old fashioned spaces that lack light and vibrance. What we’re…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – A Bevy of Blues

    It is not surprising that blue is the world’s (unofficial) favourite colour. Be it clear skies or tranquil waters – blue is a colour that we see a lot of in nature, so it is natural that we are drawn to it in our homes. I chose this trend as the last in this series as I believe it is not just a trend. The colour blue comes and goes in popularity throughout the year (almost every year). However, we are starting to see colour more in homes as people are being courageous with their choices and hence, blue’s popularity is becoming more continuous. Virtually all these rooms below have beautiful neutral…

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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…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Blossoming Prints

    This week’s trend focus is Blossoming Prints, and by that I don’t mean the variety that you might find in your grandma’s lounge. Floral prints have come a long way over the yeas, and with modern technologies, we’re seeing some highly creative and bold ideas being implemented with this pretty trend. From simple prints or canvases to decorative sofas & rugs, the days of simply using a floral cushion or lamp shade have definitely passed! Lets take a look at some of the ways this trend is breaking the mould. Just like pairing a pretty dress with a leather jacket, mixing florals with bold modern stripes gives the look a more modern edge…