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How much White is too much White?

Painting out wooden beams HOW MUCH WHITE IS TOO MUCH WHITE? I’ve always loved homes for their quirkiness.  This said there is sometimes a need for simplicity or peace that can only be achieved by removing the very thing which makes a home unique. For me the exposed beams created a point of difference but painting them white would provide me with a light and airey space.  In the end paint won. The beams added character and a point of difference, but
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Styling 101 – The Sofa

How to style a sofa STYLING 101 – THE SOFA A sofa without cushions for me is like walks without my dog, gin without tonic or mornings without coffee, but getting the right cushions for that sofa is a big ask and with the cost of a single cushion pushing upwards of $80 you need to get it right – first time! Think about how you put an outfit together; is it instinct that tells you those shoes won’t work with that bag
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How to style your coffee table (in 5 easy steps)

how to style a coffee table STYLING 101 – THE COFFEE TABLE Stylists have a knack of grabbing what is available and arranging it in a way that looks perfect, without being too perfect and its all because of these 5 simple rules;  Vary your heights  Use odd numbers  Contrast colour Add an item from nature Contain smaller items And using these 5 simple things; Books; add a pile or add just one, books convey your interest, they provide the ability to add height
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Styling 101 | The Living Room

Styling 101 | Living Room STYLING 101 | THE LIVING ROOM Most of us are blessed with more than one living space.  This space usually incorporates the Kitchen and Dining area, a sofa or two are usually placed somewhere in the configuration and it makes for easy living. I don’t recommend a Television in this space but most people add one so they can watch the news or such as they work in the kitchen.  My reasoning is clear; this space is about
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Yin vs Yang

Interior Design | Yin vs Yang YIN vs YANG Today there is little feminine vs masculine on the blog. We all know that Instagram is full of beautiful images in white, dove grey and blush;  they capture our eye and we like them, love them even. I am guessing there’s a little colour phycology involved. That combination obviously appeals to our feminine side and brings out qualities such as compassion, nurture and kindness, but what about the boys?  How do they feel about those
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One Sofa Three Ways

Interior Styling | Living Room ONE SOFA THREE WAYS Our sofa takes a lot of knocks, it should therefore be the most expensive piece of furniture in your living room, right?  Wrong!  Whether your sofa be Big Save or Bo Concept if it suits your needs and/or your style, then it is right for you.  Remember the more expensive you go the longer you will have it and it must see you through a possible house move, a redecorate and perhaps kids! We have
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Lewis & Lou

lewis10 LEWIS AND LOU Sometimes you just need a little change. This coffee table was an expensive purchase many years back.  It is large, solid and has 3 drawers that pull though either side.  Though it is a little battered it is unique and it is the perfect coffee table for our living room.  The wood makes a nice addition to the otherwise monochrome palette, I can hide the ugly clutter inside the drawers and its large enough to display lots of
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The icing on the cake

Lucky for me, my office is located just above a kitchen company which means I am privy to all the insider info, it also meant I was lucky enough to sneak in a quick refresh for my kitchen right at their busiest time – just before Christmas. While most companies will encourage you to replace your whole kitchen others will give you good advice on a revamp or refresh keeping the costs down while still improving value and functionality, so
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New Year New Look

My style is one of those that is hard to define exactly, I love the calm of Nordic design, but alone I find it a little boring so add in a wee bit of Vintage and a touch of Mid Century with a little bit of Quirkiness and a touch of Organic Modern and there you have it.  My little house.  Does this make it an eclectic space?  In a way yes; bringing different theories together to compliment each
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Mezzanine Makeover

Our mezzanine is a small space in the centre of our second floor, it over looks our living area and is flanked by two bedrooms along with a small bathroom. It is currently filled with some unwanted and unloved furniture; but with its all day sun it is honestly one of my most favourite spots in the house, and not just mine; Westie the cat rarely moves from the general vicinity. So, time for a little attention;  the TGV ceiling has been
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