Friday, November 30, 2012

Lovely Magazine {thats us on the cover!}

The second issue of the divine Lovely Wedding Magazine is out!
And gee those two on the cover look familiar! ;)
This was a bit of a surprise to see yesterday! And a real honour.
I also love that most of the cover isn't my dress, or flowers, but Ben hehe
Check out our wedding inside (page 50). Im thrilled with how it looks, Loni has done an amazing job putting it together! 
Thanks to Loni & Lovely Magazine for featuring our big day x

All images from Lovely Wedding Magazine 
& photography by The Simple Things Studio

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Out of Storage???

Well this is a boring post with no photos isn't it! Blogger is telling me I'm out of storage? What the?
Does anyone know anything about this?
It prompts me to go & pay for more storage but I'm a bit hesitant!
Has this happened to any other bloggers out there?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Good as gold!

Loving these gold Calabash pendants i spied on Stylizmo blog the other day!
There is just something about gold that makes you feel all fuzzy inside!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Isn't this room just divine! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Working Girls {no, not that kind!}

Its been a while since i did a post on one of my favourite topics!
Cool office spaces! The obsession is still alive & kicking!

Erin Gates of Elements of Style

Found this one on Pinterest - loving the gold lamp! 

Friday, November 23, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers!
Its such a nice holiday - i love the sentiment behind it - wish we celebrated it here in Australia. Maybe ill just do it anyway! Start a trend - everyone got on the halloween bandwagon this year so why not celebrate a holiday that has such nice meaning behind it i say!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Featured on Interiors Addict!

Quite excited to have a clients recent laundry renovation featured over on Interiors Addict today!
You'll just have to head on over to see the full story :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Table setting gold!

Love this table setting from the Sarah Seven Bridal brunch via Sterling Style
(black & white with gold flatware - amazing!)

Work smarter!

I am embracing this sentiment at the moment!
One of the advantages of working for yourself, is that in times when you need a break from the desk & the concentration is fading, but can't, I now can! I've taken to using that time to go do an hours exercise & now don't have that problem where i get to the end of the day and am exhausted & don't do it!  And generally i come back feeling great & ready to get back into it!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Summer is coming - time to get out & explore the world!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Work - Laundry Before & After

In the same house that i renovated the ensuite i showed you on monday, was also this lovely laundry!
Dark, kinda falling apart, little storage & NO bench space! Oh, and the guest bathroom for the house is accessed by walking through it.
 Not ideal when its not exactly the prettiest space for your visitors to get an eyeful of on the way to the loo! 
So we got to work on changing this!


 And the after....A bit of an improvement!

Want to see more of my work or contact me for your own laundry (or bathroom, kitchen, wardrobe...) makeover?  

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stylish Nursery

Loving this nursery! 
Check out the whole room on Ontobaby

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Chevron & Floral Bedroom Makeover!

I have been a long time advocator of the fact that bedrooms should be a sanctuary; a restful retreat from everything else going on.
They should have minimal clutter & be a place you can truly unwind. Isn't one of the best feelings getting into a bed made with clean & crisp but soft sheets? When it comes to bedrooms, i worship at the alter of 'all white'. Since i was 17 i have only ever had white sheets & doona covers & a white waffle blanket. I find it a peaceful & restful colour to have in the bedroom...

My usual bedroom scene;

Recently though, i have been convinced to try something new! (As good as a holiday right?) 
The lovely folk at Adairs sent me over some of their gorgeous products to try that were both right up my alley (hello floral & chevron!!!) 
Those of you who follow me on instagram will have seen the new chevron sheets which I'm a tad obsessed with! 
This delivery inspired me to give the bedroom a little girly makeover; i framed the prints i bought in Paris for the bedside table & made a trip to the flower markets for some roses & peonies....

The sheets tied in really well with my all white scheme as for the most part they were hidden away & are a fun surprise when you turn the bed down to jump in! They are the Mercer + Reid Stella Zig Zag sheets (& also come in a lovely pale aqua).
A fun way to incorporate some chevron into your decor!

Then there was the Mercer + Reid 'Petal' quilt cover set - Hello!! 
So lovely - it has a gorgeous watercolour look to it, & I'm told was hand painted & then turned into the print.
And how fun does it look with the chevron sheets! I think the combo is really modern & so on trend at the moment!
It has really 'prettied' up the room & i admit, this 'all white worshipper' may have even been converted!
Wonder what the husband will think when he gets back from working in the country this week....

The whole new look even inspired me to makeover the bedside table!
My grandmother gave me the antique silver tray to put my jewels on which I'm in love with.

All the Adairs Bed linen; sheets & quilt covers (along with a host of other goodies) are available to buy online
And both of these products are currently on sale! So no reason not to give your bedroom a bit of a make over! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

My work - Ensuite before & after!

I photographed a recently finished project last week and I'm really excited to share the before and after photos with you! On this job we renovated a little ensuite bathroom, the main bathroom and also the laundry and guest bathroom. Today I'm going to share the 'before and afters' from the ensuite! It is about 1.5m x 1.5m & was originally built in the early 80's. The existing layout wasn't able to be altered, but we wanted to give it a makeover that was a bit more 'luxury' and had that 'hotel' feel to it. 


And after....

You can see more of my work on 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Glamourous Little Girls Room

How totally glamourous & sophisticated is this little girls room - I love the drama of the black chandelier against the pretty tiffany blue! Seagrass or Jute carpet is a great idea for a kids room too!


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