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    Design Challenge – Setting the table

    At the start of the year,  I got to thinking about how I can continue to grown and develop as a designer. I had the idea of creating a “design challenge” for each month where I’ll be setting (myself) specific challenges to help bust out of my comfort zone or learn a new skill. To ensure I stay accountable below are few rules I’ve set…. 1. The challenge: Will be set on the first Tuesday of each month. Whether it’s learning a new art or trying something new in the home I’ll spend the next few weeks figuring out as much as I can on the topic. 2.  The reveal or results: Will be shared on the last Tuesday of that month. I…

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    Design Challenge Results – Mixing Patterns

    Design challenge number two and what fun February has been researching all sorts of tips for playing with patterns. So what I have learnt? When playing with scale and colour there are a few key tricks to keep in mind, beyond that playing with patterns is all about having fun and creating what works for you. While a room with 3 different patterns may work for some people, other may prefer to go a bit more out there and use more – and that’s perfectly okay. Your home should reflect your personality so don’t let the nay-sayers bring you down! That being said, what have I actually learnt over the past few weeks?…

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    Design Challenge – Mixing Patterns

    At the start of the year,  I got to thinking about how I can continue to grown and develop as a designer. I had the idea of creating a “design challenge” for each month where I’ll be setting (myself) specific challenges to help bust out of my comfort zone or learn a new skill. To ensure I stay accountable below are few rules I’ve set…. 1. The challenge: Will be set on the first Tuesday of each month. Whether it’s learning a new art or trying something new in the home I’ll spend the next few weeks figuring out as much as I can on the topic. 2.  The reveal or results: Will be shared on the last Tuesday of that month. I…

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    Design Challenge Reveal – Flower Arranging

    From YouTube to Martha Stewart, Country Living and countless Pinterest boards, it’s been a fun month learning many tricks for arranging fresh blooms. Not surprisingly, the best tips I learnt were from YouTube where I could follow along with tutorials. I found this YouTube account to be the best for actual flower arranging tips, but for getting the most out of my pretty stems I found some great and unusual tips from a variety of sites. Of all the tips I discovered, here are my top five: 1. Take your flowers home as quickly as possible and place them in cold water straight away. 2. Cut stems at an angle to give…

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    Design Challenge – Arranging flowers

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about some fun ideas that I could add to this blog. One that kept coming back to me was the idea of a creating a design challenge for each month. Generally I’ll be setting the challenges for me – to help bust out of my comfort zone or to learn new skills, but as each challenge comes along you’re welcome to join in. To start the process (and ensure I stay accountable) here’s a few rules I’ve set…. 1. The challenge: Will be set on the first Tuesday of each month. Whether it’s learning a new art or trying something new in the home I’ll…