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A Daybed – A bed for the Day

A BED FOR THE DAY I’ve been blogging a little lately, off the track of interiors into the world of life, simply because I sometimes feel so overwhelmed with everything that I need to just take a breath and a step back to appreciate things as they are.  This doesn’t mean I am stopping my interior dreams and aspirations for my little house (which I must add seems to always be a WIP) certainly not, but sometimes I
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Lavender Spray

LAVENDER SPRAY We all need a treat, right? It seems to me that we often live our lives on a roller coaster of being really good or really bad.  Why we can’t just find a middle ground I’m not sure.  Perhaps its media; eat this, don’t eat that, do this, don’t do that.  Perhaps its the whole Adam and Eve and the Apple thing. Can we not live a life where the little things can bring a form
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Its all about balance

ITS ALL ABOUT BALANCE I’m all for creating a lifestyle that you love.  A little Hygge.  It seems a little contrived, it should just happen, but often there needs to be some sort of organisation for things to be able to occur naturally. The word Hygge; which in essence means to be cozy, to be still, to share, to be content, to feel well, to enjoy simple things; is something that can happen only when all your ducks are
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Five top tips for moving house

MOVE ME As a child we moved a fair amount.  I remember coming home from school and seeing a pile of boxes in the corner of my bedroom which meant… get ready, we’re on the move!  It became quite an art of precision. Pack the boxes, label the boxes, load the boxes, unpack the boxes, settle in and relax.  Until, you come home from school one day and there they are, those boxes waiting for you, again. Once
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Comfort Food

COMFORT FOOD There is always a recipe you relate to that feeling of comfort, of contentment and warmth.  A Hygge recipe. This is mine.  I was given it by my Aunt so I don’t know its exact origin, but it quickly became the recipe I pull out when someone is coming for lunch at short notice, or a casual dinner, I’ve handed it out to many friends and family, so I thought it was time I get it in
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Velvet in Interiors

MY VELVET CRUSH Interior Designers love velvet, we cant help ourselves, just ask my friend Nita from The Gooses Bridle.  Shes a little obsessed!  Velvet to us, is like what Tonic is to Gin,  Ice cream is to Jelly and Juliet is to Romeo, (well not quite, but its a good analogy).  Seeing velvet makes us go weak at the knees, its our biggest crush! For me it started with my first home, technically it was my second
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Hygge NZ Style

HYGGE NZ STYLE Some of my earliest childhood memories invole the Danish art of Hygge. Pronounced Hoo-ga.  Then, the way we lived our lives was all about Hyggeling, only we didn’t know it.  Have we lost the art?  Yes, I believe we have, but to know that you must first understand what Hygge is, and why we need it in our lives.  William Morris; a Designer responsible for the Arts and Crafts Movement in the 19th century believed
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Sweet Nothings

SWEET NOTHINGS I really wanted to try this Bounty Bar Recipe. I really, really wish I hadn’t! The are so simple to make and totally delicious, and what better way to present them than on a marble tray with some summer roses that are in abundance in My Little House garden just at the moment Tempted? 2/3 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 3 Cups Coconut 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar 250g Bar Chocolate  Mix together until sticky enough to form
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Christmas Wish List

CHRISTMAS WISH LIST A Christmas Wish List?  We all have one, right?  Well, no, maybe not! While we are busy juggling everything to do with Christmas, suddenly were asked by our nearest and dearest, yes asked; “What would you like for Christmas?”  “Well, um, let me see… I cant think of anything right now… because I am too busy thinking of what everyone else wants!” Well this year I am getting it in print so when someone asks
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My New Love

MY NEW LOVE | STRING SYSTEM Hello my new love. You are perfect for my little house. The String System is Swedish in origin; it was designed for the smaller spaces of their apartments and works a treat with its unobtrusive design.  Launched in 1949 it was a minimalistic, simple and adaptable option for shelving in commercial and domestic spaces and it has gone on to become an icon, achieving awards and its rightful place in the history
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