Super cute re-covered cane sofa alongside mid-century vibes

Space optimisation – love the cosy window seat and the little drop-leaf

From this amazing blog – which has so much good content, you might need an hour and a fresh cup of coffee. Mid Century-inspired kitchen designed by its owners, interior design duo Bentley Hagen Hall.

Neutrals for President!

I loooove this study tucked away off a living area – reveal, conceal.  Photography Derek Swalwell

Would I drink more water if I had a nice carafe? Yes, yes I would.

From what I can tell, this is a combo walk-in wardrobe and ensuite – nice.
Love the slim-line sinks with all dem storage cupboards underneath.

The very beautiful Stockholm holm of interior designer and blogger Lovisa Hager (< that’s her Insta) is a study in Soft Minimalism, and modern-meets-mid-century. See the whole house tour here.

I daydream about a working trip to Sweden where I stay in a teeny weeny Gothenburg or Stockholm city apartment. I nip downstairs to a coffee shop in the morning, stroll lanes in the evening trying a different restaurant every night…  This studio apartment gives me them feels.

Avenue Lifestyle were asked for Storage, Storage and more Storage by the owners of this home – and I’m here for it.
The custom built-in in the living/dining area is especially beautiful. Just the things you love on display, with everything else neatly away.


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Winter Wishlist

Wish-listing a warm neutral palette for winter:

Tasselled Wool Rug by Nodi, available from Tessuti
This is a newly-launched style from Nodi, and I love the two-colour tasselled edges and the simple ribbed style.
Minimalism with delicious texture – Get in my house.
Gold Cherry Necklace from Jasmin Sparrow.
I barely leave the house in winter but damn it I’m going to look good on my couch.
Beige Linen Notebook from Father Rabbit. You had me at beige linen.
Minimalist brass pen from Pepa Stationery.
New Form 2 print by Riikka Kantinkoski for The Poster Club, from Paper Plane
Beautiful colour palette, simple modernist design
Victoria & Albert pyjamas in Cloud Grey, from new NZ brand Fog And Stone
All the stunning earrings from Meadowlark’s new Venus collection
This Vita style was inspired by the iconic Carlo Giorgo lighting of the 1970’s
Eddie Jumpsuit from Lonely
Parchment Pouring Bowl, by NZ potter Kirsten Dryburgh, from Precinct 35
Ugh – I love the little dimple underneath the spout




Good with Wood

After struggling to find kids furniture that was New Zealand-made, sustainable and playful, mum of three Hannah Fox decided to create her own. Her brand, HideSeek, makes creative, contemporary kids furniture – with a range that includes the Hideout Bed because what kid wouldn’t love their own bedroom hut (p.s: love the little letterbox), Hideout Stool and Hideout Bench (handy to help little shorties to reach things), a great little play/dine table, and the cutest cloud shelf.

If we’re talking about creative furniture for your kids, I can’t leave out fur-kids. Fur-kids are kids too! This is the new Milly Bed by our friends at NDC – a flat-pack pet bed in two sizes that comes with/without a door, and with other custom options like black detailing.



Each week when I put Spaces together, I listen to music. Today, it’s atmospheric, sleepy soul – I wish you could hear it while you check out these lovely rooms…

Get you a girl that can do both – Scandinavian but boho; industrial but homely.

This beautiful Melbourne home, a new project by Hecker Guthrie, is Jeffrey Dean Morgan in The Good Wife kinda sexy. Masculine with soft edges, accomplished but not too showy. Photography by Shannon McGrath 

Love all the timber tones and caramel colours in this contemporary nursery.

#ihavethisthingwithsinks This one looks super impractical but also – it’s amazing, so…. *shrugs*

Who said laundries had to be boring? Superb little space designed by Norsu Interiors (they also sell the brass, leather and timber drying rack you see there)

LOVE this wall tiling – so small and simple it feels like a texture more than a tile.
Also, matte black tapware’s going nowhere, people.

Yaaaaaasss! Struck interior gold when I spotted this home – a delicious vanilla flavour (but the good kind, the organic Heilala creamy kind) of Bali/boho.

LOVE love love the rug, love the print (it says You will always have us), love the plant with a big ol’ white jug alongside (steal that idea), I’m even surprising myself by loving the light fitting.  You can follow Nicola, the incredibly stylish homeowner, on the gram here (sorry for saying ‘on the gram’.)


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