House Hunting…

via Fantastic Frank. Such GOOD styling! And how beautiful are those white glossy floors? See below for products to help get the look at your place.

 

1. GE Rustic Bar Stool in Mint – Good Regards

2. Splay Table – Paper Plane Store

3. Oelwein Buffalo Print – Norsu

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4. Tall Copper and Marble Canister – SE3

5. Ursa The Bear – Paper Plane Store

6. Kauniste Tea Towel – Mint Six

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Needing Some Sunshine

This past week in Christchurch has been miserable; grey, damp days that leave your soul feeling a little less lively. I am desperate to see some sunshine, so have created a round-up of yellow inspired pieces to brighten my day.

Wishing everyone a bright weekend! X

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Moroccan Leather Pouff – Letliv

Down to the Woods My House Your House Doormat – Teapea

Yellow Bamileke Feather Juju Hat – Mintsix

Karen Walker Tabs and Tucks Dress – Sisters on London

Wildfox Bel Air Palms Canvas Beach Bag – Asos

Sunny Days Print by Holly Roach – Endemic World

House Envy

I stumbled across images from this amazing home on my internet travels this week. It was featured in Urbis Magazine last year but it is too much up my alley not to do a post on!

Ben and Jade Hurst are two super stylish people judging by their home in Ponsonby, Auckland. A flat-fronted villa that has been transformed to include a modern, barn-like extension that is all kinds of glass walled goodness!

Custom made interior pieces that showcase the couples extensive trinkets and treasures really add to the space, along with the neutral colour palette and touches of brass. I love how the modern extension continues easily from the original character home.

I am incredibly green with envy over this beauty!

all images by Simon Devit for Urbis Magazine

Have an amazing weekend everyone x

Current Fashion Faves

Although the last couple of days here in Christchurch have been warm, winter is definitely around the corner. I am ready to rug up and layer my daytime looks to beat the chill.

Here is a round up of looks that have been catching my eye for the cooler months – namely neutrals, ripped denim, black, leather and stripes.

 

Images via my Pinterest

Shelf Styling

I love adding new bits and pieces to Axel’s room, particularly the floating shelves. They are the perfect place to display treasures, toys and books that add colour and character to his room.

I play around with them all the time as new pieces are gifted or bought so from week to week they look quite different (they could definitely do with a little editing but at the moment I love the jumble of things crowding the shelves!). I have used Pinterest yet again to provide inspiration on how to style them – definitely my go-to website for ideas these days!

Here was my inspiration – notably slightly more refined than Axel’s!

all images via my Pinterest

 

And here are Axel’s shelves…

Not to be overlooked

People spend so much time in the living room relaxing, entertaining, watching TV etc and this makes a coffee table a piece of furniture that is not only practical, but also a central item to the rooms decor.

With this in mind it is a piece that should be selected carefully with the overall feel of the room taken into consideration. I love mixing textures and colours and am not into matching furniture in the living room (or anywhere for that matter!).

Here are some of my current coffee table faves available at the moment:

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1. Cancun Coffee Table – Freedom Furniture

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2. Box Coffee Table – Thonet

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3. Black Stained Oak – BoConcept

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4. Arco Storage Coffee Table – Hunter Furniture

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5. Aron Elm Coffee Table – Citta Design

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6. French 1970’s Glam Coffee Table – Haunt Antiques

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7. Louis 16 style Giltwood and Marble Coffe Table – Haunt Antiques

Then there is the opportunity for styling that a coffee table provides. Ours is currently the beholder of some gorgeous coffee table books and beautiful candles, and I’m always on the lookout for further trinkets to add to the ever growing vignette.

Check out these stylish ideas for adding the finishing touches to the top of your coffee table.

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Home Crush

I’m particularly drawn to the vignettes and styling of interesting knick knacks that bring character and a sense of fun to jewelry designer Margaret Elizabeth‘s San Franciscan apartment.

The feature on style me pretty living is a lesson in how small things really turn a house into a home. Clever use of colour, shape and texture make you want to stay  a while and find out how the eclectic mix of treasures found their way to their current spot…