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My Christmas Nest

MY CHRISTMAS NEST If you have been following me for some time you will know I have embarked on a journey of living a little more simply.  Taking time to appreciate the beauty in simplicity and quality.  I have shunned the chain store market in search of a more sustainable lifestyle where perhaps less is more. And so to Christmas, in the spirit of giving and receiving gratefully and with a clear conscience  for my Lagom lifestyle I
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Let there be light

LET THERE BE LIGHT When we bought our little cottage the thing that really stood out was the lack of lighting.  There were no pendants or ceiling lights, only wall fixtures, and the the light coming from those was limited.  When we renovated I was adamant that I wanted each space to have adequate sources of ambient, task and accent lighting. Ambient lighting is the rooms main source of light, so generally its your down lights or feature
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Candle – Light

CANDLE-LIGHT At my little house we have quite a few power-cuts, the large trees combined with old-fashioned power lines mean when the wind starts to blow we start to plan. Seriously, the weekend we moved in we lost power for two days; not the best neighbourhood welcome! Anyway these power outages give me a very good excuse to buy very beautiful and of course very useful candle holders and ‘he who likes to save money’ can’t complain about
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Light up my life

I found these lovelies in Freedom Furniture today, a little by accident but nevertheless found them… and brought a couple home.  They are simply beautiful; so beautiful in fact it would rude of me not to share it with you! Photography and Styling by My Little House I have long since coveted a Lee Broom Crystal Light Bulb and these are about as close as you are going to get, (though they are mere glass not crystal), and therefore
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Champagne and Scents

An afternoon at the lovely Imo in Parnell with divine Raw Food, Champagne and the beautiful aroma, (and company), of Ashley and Co. A celebration of their reinvention – and just why did they need to reinvent this iconic NZ product I hear you ask.  They didn’t really, but I’m so glad they did. My go-to product for styling, and of course, gifting, has just got a little bit more beautiful and dare I say it, practical! And homeward bound with my
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Sunshine and Shadows

What a beautiful Spring day.  We’ve uncovered the outdoor furniture and BBQ and actually lunched outside! So as I am enjoying the sun and soaking up its vitamin D and all the other goodness we need a little of every day I am pondering the not so good effects of that same sun shining in on my new sofa. And, as I, (dare I say it), pull the shades to protect my soft furnishings I am saddened as all
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Windows Done Well

Nothing beats natural light and whatever your design style your little house needs windows. The way it floods in on those bright days or the dappled light that creates shade and shadow. Natural light has a positive affect on our mood the way artificial light can’t. So let the light in by using Roller Blinds, light weight sheers or floaty linen curtains and if you have heavy curtains draw them away from the windows onto adjacent blank wall spaces by
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The perfect floor lamp

 Well my living room has had a wee makeover, the walls are fresh and white again, the art wall has diminished from 9 prints to just two, the cushions have gone monochrome but my design – eye tells me something is missing. And so. enter the Rubi Lamp from Leitmotiv. I love the shadows it creates on the walls. Perfect, now I can sleep easy! Photography and styling by My Little House
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Little Lights

Fairy lights always make you smile don’t they?  Its such a dreary day here in Auckland I thought I’d have a rummage and get some going around my little house to brighten it up, after all its nearly Christmas… right?! You can get your copper or white fairy lights over at Collected.  I have both colours in plug in and battery operated; battery operated are great for those little spaces where you don’t have a plug but they
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Light my way

LIGHT MY WAY Often I see new homes built with only recessed down lights throughout, whilst these are a great choice for background lighting I think how limited the dweller will be and how little of their personality will be reflected in their home.  The selection today for lighting is amazing and surprisingly cost effective.  Changing a light fitting in your home can give an instant and relatively inexpensive makeover. In my little house we have fairly limited
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