Sunday, September 14, 2014

Styling With Shibori

Shibori refers to a traditional Japanese dyeing technique. Famous for it's rich indigo tones and intricate patterns, Shibori involves various folding/ binding techniques which yield beautiful results!  I love the intensity of the colour and boldness of the designs. They have a wonderful boho, soft tribal feel which I can't wait to incorporate into my decor. I have some amazing Shibori style wrapping paper from Tine - K which is framed and ready to hang on the walls, they will make eye catching artworks and the deep blue hues are a gentle reminder of the beach which is just a stones throw from our home!

Image 1      Kinfolk Magazine
Images 2 + 3  Anthropologie Blog
Image 4          Honestly WTF 
Images  5 + 6 Noon Design Studio

Monday, July 14, 2014

Be Bold / Be Brave / Be Wonderful

Next month I will be turning 30! I have to say that I'm excited for the year ahead and have decided that it is going to be a crazily creative one! To set the tone I put together these three typography prints using some of my favourite design elements at the moment. You can find some of the elements here: Marble Textures from Paperwash Brushes & Textures and The Font  Brave New World, which was created by the very clever Nicky Laatz!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Go Nude!

Why is it that when the weather starts to get colder we start to migrate towards the darker coloured items in our wardrobe (or maybe that's just me!) It really doesn't seem to make much sense, when the days the cloudy and cold why would I want to wear black, charcoal and dark denim?  Yes they are easy options but it's nice to get a bit of a lift from your outfit and I think that nude accessories are the perfect way to do it! Here are some of my nude must haves for the season ahead! You can find them here:  Cuff Tote Bag Purse

Friday, June 27, 2014

Light Up My Life!

 Lighting has to be one of the main design dilemmas that people face! Its a constant battle of form versus function. Aside from the quality of light you also have to think about the style of lighting - what you love may not be appropriate for your space.

For example the long pendant lights that are oh so popular these days somehow don't quite have the same charm when you walk into them on the way to kitchen because your ceilings aren't 3 meters high! So what's the solution? Why not go for a light that offer flexibility and functionality!

In the first picture below is an incredible piece from designers Karen Hare and Jason Hare, a simplistic free form lamp allowing you to position your light as you like. Or why not try your hand at your own DIY concrete light like the one from Brit + Co shown in the middle picture. Lastly there are fabulous rope lights like the ones in the last picture from super talented stylist/photographer/creative Paulina Arcklin!

Image From Remodelista

Monday, June 23, 2014

Basket Case

I am crazy for baskets at the moment! They are functional, they look great and they are so affordable!
The other great thing about baskets is that they are super easy to customise! Refreshing your look is as easy as dipping your baskets in a splash of paint. Love! The baskets in the first picture from Bread & Olives would be perfect for fruit. The collection of baskets in the middle picture are from Bloomingville and would be ideal for dotting around the home as handy storage for blankets or magazines. While the larger baskets in the last image are from Bel & Soph and they would make very attractive laundry baskets!