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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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Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS A purchase of potting mix at The Warehouse resulted in today’s find that I had to share with you. This plant stand is the perfect way to add height to this vignette without creating a heavy feeling. It was, in fact only $5.00, and all I did was add the pot and plant, which were already occupants of this old French Dropside table currently sitting in my entryway. Also new and worth a mention is the tiny
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Color of the Year 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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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