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Color of the Year 2017

greenery-2 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2017 Annually, Pantone announces a colour of the year for the year to come.  Why do they do this?  The colours chosen usually represent a global need of the time.  This colour is used throughout the world and dictates the trends you see in the stores from fashion to decor to flowers! 2017 is Pantone 15-0343 Greenery.  A life affirming shade described as Natures Neutral.  Chosen to reassure, revitalise and reconnect.  This makes
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For your walls

mini grandi artist FOR YOUR WALLS I am ever so lucky to have been asked by Mini Grandi Artist to style and photograph a new range of prints available exclusively via  Paper Plane Store.  These prints, four in total defy the usual monochromatic style that the lovely Sophie is well known for.  In this instance the prints are a mix of her usual tonal black and grey with a hint of delicious blush, pink and rust and dusky blues with yellow.
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Natural Cleaning Products

Lifestyle | Natural Cleaning Product JANOLA AND JIFF We live in a semi-rural spot which means we are the proud owners of a Septic Tank.  Well sometimes not so proud! Ours is an older system and it requires a bit of maintenance to keep it all working well and part of its ongoing maintenance is to make sure I use all natural cleaning products.  Since I was brought up on Janola and Jiff it did take a little persuading! There are many on
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Display Ladder

Interior Syling | Display Ladder DISPLAY LADDER Living in a styled interior isn’t difficult and that’s because everything I have I love and everything has its place (even if it moves around a little). I love this lightweight metal display ladder I found in Freedom Furniture.  I was shopping for a client, needless to say I left the shop with two.  Its simplistic lines make it ideal for filling a space where you need height but don’t want heavy furniture, making it an invaluable
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Style vs Price

IMG_2294 STYLE VS PRICE Its the last day of winter and you couldn’t get much better here in Auckland City. I was lucky enough to be spending it with some lovely like-minded people in one of our most stunning spots. The Warehouse are about to release their Summer range and we got a sneak peak.  With the gorgeous sit-down lunch themed to match the new range what could be more perfect?  I will tell you what, The Warehouse has hired
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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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Challenging the useful and beautiful

So, I am not the most gadget orientated person, in fact I’m usually the last person to get such things, but lately Ive been pushing the boat out; I finally upgraded my IPhone 4 (this was partly due to my failing eyesight); I bought a UE wireless speaker and signed up for Spotify; I am happy to say that an Apple TV has been purchased and I now have the ability to watch SUITS on Netflix (Harvey Spector I
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Colours of Autumn

You can tell Autumn is here when long sleeves in shades of russets are leaving the confines of your wardrobe. It means very shortly the scarves will be making an appearance and what better way to hang them but on a design original by Laura Carwardine .  She had me in mind when she conceived this I’m sure; when nothing is on it its still makes a statement with its geometric patterns in brass plate finish. Thanks Umbra for supporting these designers to make just what we all
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Fresh and Cool @ The Warehouse

The sun is shining and the crickets are chirping, but those busy buyers at The Warehouse have been thinking ahead and getting us ready for the cooler days and longer nights of Autumn.  That’s right, their Autumn/Winter range ‘A fresh take on cool’ is in store now.  I didn’t get much of a sneak peak, more of a privileged peak at their launch this afternoon. Thievery Studio in K’Rd held us hostage for a couple of hours to enjoy a
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How to add colour when you don’t love colour

I love colour!  Yes its true; as long as those colours are Black, White or Grey!  Black makes me feel protected, safe and strong; White makes me feel fresh and creative while Grey makes me feel calm. The perfect combo, however its good to add a few touches of other colours, and when your background is a neutral combination such as mine you can add whatever colours you like, and change those colours whenever you like. Pantone has release their
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