Life Hack: leaning a framed print against the wall is the way to hide plugs or your modem.

NEED *claps* THIS *claps* CHAIR *claps*

OK, so this might be one of the best liveable spaces I’ve seen in a while. I love how the owner (Ema Brenda) has kept the gritty concrete walls, but painted a beautiful tan colour on the opposite wall – industrial meets elegant. Then loads of plants, loads of rattan and loads of white textured fabric for light and freshness.

Hands up who’s a fan of the Australian Contemporary Coastal aesthetic – inspired by the Tropics, incorporating lots of laid back texture, but with a clean sophistication all its own.
This home overlooking Sydney’s Bronte Beach is by Interior Designers Lane & Grove.

Some fave bits from this kitchen: The Eucalyptus colour they chose for the kitchen island, and the fact they went for a big ol’ Butler sink and vintage-style faucet which just adds a touch of history and humbleness to the design.

Love the vertical shiplap wrapping up the wall and across the ceiling, and entrance storage gets a big Yes from me.

Easy, breezy, beautiful Covergirl.

This sumptuous shade of dusty rose – and the beautiful texture – is actually thanks to tadelakt (an old Moroccan plaster technique). This is such a yummy alternative to tiles (and yes, you can get something similar to this in New Zealand.)
I love the choice of vintage-style stainless steel fittings here too, they add to the rustic effect.

Almost Spring – the perfect time to switch things up in your bedroom. For ideas on achieving a lighter, fresher feel, check out this little article by one of my home-style faves, Cate St Hill.


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