Archive for ‘FEMININE’

May 21, 2012

Styling Idea # 428 Water Pictcher Flowers

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Happy Monday ladies and gentleman! I hope you enjoy these stunning shots….get inspired to fill a water pitcher with your favourite colour and enjoy the beauty all week long!

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March 2, 2012

Styling Idea # 379 Yellow Stove and Matching Artwork!

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It would be fair to say that I move around a bit.

Careers, houses, cities, wardrobes, hairstyles, diets – yep I change these things more often than the lint in my clothes dryer (or I would if I owned one). You see, since I have been posting FURNNISH (18 months now) I have lived in 5 houses. Yep, I am now putting on the kettle in the fifth kitchen I have enjoyed calling home since the blogs inception. I have never understood the hype around the embracing change book by Spencer Johnson “Who Moved my Cheese?” -really other people are afraid of change?

I wonder what all this says about me? Restless, impatient, unpractical, dreamer or running away? Does anyone else live like this? “Flying by the seat of my pants” (weird saying, I know). Anyway….I have made a really important move that will hopefully but an end to this silliness and this unprofitable way of living. Long ago I said I would move back to Melbourne when I felt ready to settle down. I think you know the feeling? It is more about stillness and comfort for me than babies and glory boxes. It is about feeling at home and happy doing the day to day things. It is not needing my GPS, it is owning flour until weasels move in, it is growing a garden the next season. And it is, of course, getting to the point where you are RE-decorating a room…not simply decorating for the first time.

So….that being said Melbourne is it! Unless anyone has offers going in New York or Paris! I could pack overnight!

I couldn’t help but share this sunny sunny way to style with yellow for a Friday! Take one large yellow statement piece and repeat with beautiful yellow painting. If you cannot deal with a yellow stove think about a yellow kitchen table, drinks trolley, butchers block, bentwood chairs or tufted yellow armchair!

Happy friday y’all!

February 29, 2012

Styling Idea # 377 Folded Back Doona

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Today I am packing up the car and moving. Again.

I left Sydney 3.5 weeks ago and now I am finally on route to My Melbourne! Minus some much loved furniture pieces that don’t fit in a Hyundai Getz but with the important lamps, plants and cushions to make a room mine!

However on arrival it won’t quite look like this! I love the idea of taking a large bold print and folding it back at the end of the of the bed. Don’t get me wrong I adore a white donna as much as the next girl but sometimes a print or colour injection can make a room feel luxurious. Keep your whites for pillows, linens and coverlet and have fun with a strong print at the end only. Of course, repeat with at least one cushion for harmony.

February 20, 2012

Styling Idea # 371 Dark Wallpaper in Bathrooms

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Happy Monday!

Found this stunning image and realised that I have never done a post on dark wallpaper in bathrooms (tell me if I have, but I couldn’t find it). Surprised? Me too! I know the whole wallpaper craze has died down and we are not all gushing at printed walls however a small room (such as a bathroom) dark prints are perfect and full of personality!

Source: Uploaded by user via Liz on Pinterest

Now, can you see why I was inspired- I even love the curtains in the background! If you are not into florals geometric prints will also work…..

Source: google.com via Recspec on Pinterest

February 16, 2012

Styling Idea # 369 Pink Doors

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Will I get into trouble for posting two pink things in a week?

Readers will know that is NOT my style in fact I rarely dabble in the lolly shade because it often falls short of being sophisticated and ends up looking try hard. However these images prove me wrong and get me a little inspired so I thought I would share. Although the painted bookcase idea (Idea # 368) could be any colour this post is all about PINK DOORS…..please let me know what you think? Are we looking at a replacement for the coveted red door?

Source: sfgirlbybay.com via Sara on Pinterest

February 15, 2012

Styling Idea # 368 Colored Bookcases

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If I had to fit all of these styling ideas into one house could you imagine the chaos! And the beauty?

Some ideas are totally impossible and larger than life, others (my goal is for the majority to fall into this others category) are for simple and clever ideas that you really use.

Maybe….. colored bookcases. Try them horizontal and near empty or vertical and stacked. Pick a colour that is no where else in the room or find something subtle from artwork, rugs or cushions to play up the repeat factor. Have fun with this one.

February 2, 2012

Styling Idea # 359 Box Pleat Valance

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First day unemployed!

Sleep in, check. Bacon and egg roll, check. Rainy weather for packing, check. Old daggy music to keep me dancing, check. More books and magazines than you could ever carry, check. Motivation to actually start packing= zero. Arrrhhh moving is the pits!

Kinda wish I was more of a minimalist right now. But it is the special touches that make a space personal- I’m loving the idea of rocking the valance again. Where did they go??

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January 27, 2012

Styling Idea # 355 Houndstooth Upholstery

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Yesterday was Australia Day if you live down under. For those of you reading elsewhere you may have been wondering why I didn’t post and if Australia Day is enough of a holiday for me a skip a post? Well, yes! I totally adore Australia Day – more than any other day of celebrations. Music, BBQ’s, friends, dancing and beer. It is really is just a day to hang with peeps you love and talk about great music. What a way to feel patriotic.

I love being Australian, except for days when I wish I was French. Like today!!

Check this out….L’Hotel de Vendome, found on Cool Hunter 

Delicious. Divine.

Are you kidding me? The bar stools too!

Well, I would have to love it…..and so will my “yet to be named husband” I am planning on getting married in houndstooth!

January 24, 2012

Styling Idea #353 Belted Magazines

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Sometimes I see something for the first time. It is rare…but always a delight if it is clever.

Case in point….belting a pile a magazines! What do you think?

December 27, 2011

Styling Idea # 334 Grey and Latte Palette

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Wow, it seems I missed a milestone on this blog- my 1/3 point. 333 x 3 is going to see this almost finished. I also missed a couple of days in the food and alcohol frenzy that is Christmas- wow- what a few days.

I hope you had an amazing and joyful Christmas- we had some wonderful family surprises, some struggling family moments and three days all in all of Christmas cheer. It can be such an overwhelming and underwhelming experience and it is hard to not get caught up in the wrong parts. I think my goal for future Christmas’s will be to focus on what really matters and forget about the little things that don’t.

If you need to get some quiet time over the coming days escaping to a bedroom of soothing colours will do the trick- I love this grey and latte palette for a timeless cocooning space.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Aubrey Road