DIY: Crayon Monogram

Pretty cute huh? Just another brilliant idea from Chic Cheap Nursery. Get your glue guns ready and get to work! Here's a little tip from me - I've seen lots of these floating around on Pinterest and none look as good as this one. Make sure if you decide to give it a go to plan out your colours. This one has a bit of a graduation of colour happening - without it the result looks a bit of a mess (in my humble opinion, but I'm kind of anal about such things). Love to see your results! x

Can't get enough bunk love? Here's 15 to ogle...

I know, it's become a bit of an obsession. Here are 15 more bunk rooms to be inspired by for your shared space.














Green with envy

How's this for a slick teen space? I wouldn't mind this room for myself! Everything here is super-cool, from the Elvis blinds and castored ottomans to the high gloss green two-pack panel over the study area... Love.  

7 in pink

Despite having boys, I still have dreams of pretty pink girly bedrooms...








One more feature wall idea...

This one comes further to my post fro the other day about feature wall ideas. It's actually a boys bedroom space I showed you a while back (see the original post here)
This oversized child-like mural of the "rawr"-ing dinosaur is exactly that! It's an actual drawing created by the hand of the little guy who inhabits this bedroom! His genius mum traced it onto plastic film and used an old-school overhead projector to enlarge the image and trace it up onto the wall. Clever clogs mum! I imagine the little guy was pretty pleased with himself when it was done! And it's a super easy project too! Do you think it'd help in getting them to go to bed on time if they had a feature wall with their very own artwork on it like this?
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Come on spring!

Over you now winter! You've outstayed your welcome! Leave please so my friend spring can start!

My new studio mood board

Last weekend was hard rubbish collection day in our neck of the woods, so we jumped at the opportunity to rip out the very daggy and uninspiring grey faux marble laminex built in desk and equally unattractive faux walnut timber drawers that completely overfilled the room with poorly thought out storage. (Do you get the idea that I despised the office?). Well now it's a much more loveable space. Even in it's empty state, it's larger, brighter and has the same appeal as a blank canvas to an artist. And let me tell you, I have some plans... Here are a few images I've been collecting around the place as my inspiration...
This is fundamentally very similar to my space with it's big bright windows and timber floors. I'll be needing to satisfy my obsession with grey, and I find a cool grey is a great remedy to balance a pine floor that tends to lean into the orange range of tones, so grey feature walls are definitely on the agenda. Loving the lamby casually thrown over the chair too. Very Swedish...

Ooh, how well does the industrial theme go? Need those lights! But I've been doing a bit of research already into these and have quickly discovered that any search on eBay including the word "industrial" = big bucks... Never discouraged by small hurdles I have come up with a genius solution (which my husband actually laughed at when I told him) that I will tell you all about when it's done. 


This one's all about bench love. The desk we ripped out so joyously was enormous - it took up half the width of the room - so it's replacement will be narrow and it looks like I'm going to have to take a shot at building it myself. My parents recently replaced their boundary fences so they have piles of silvered hardwood waiting to be repurposed, and I believe I have just the job for them...


More industrial light and narrow recycled timber bench love...


I have such a big crush on these replica Eames chairs but I think they're a bit overused and uninspired so I'll be using something else here - still, had to include this shot because I do love the look of them so much - it's about those legs and white curves!


Open shelving is an absolute must for me. Between my creative pursuits for Noosh, my projects for the NooshLoves blog and my day job at Home Beautiful magazine it's really important for me to be surrounded by things I love. If my shelves are adorned with beauty equal to this shot I'll be creating out some great work for you to enjoy!


Love love love the wall lamp!


Colour palette, light fitting, raw concrete floors...


Colour palette, LAMP, industrial stool...

Are you building a mental image of where I'm going with this? I hope so... Now I want you to remember it and when I show you the end result (in the hopefully not too distant future) you can tell me if I did ok or not...


Train storage to die for....

The train storage benchmark has been raised again!

Colour colour everywhere...

Here are 4 rooms that exploit colour. 
Personally, I prefer a more tonal approach, but these spaces work thanks to the white base.



Embroidery goes all mod-cultish...

I think we've all been touched by embroidery at some stage in our lives - be it the initialed hankie at primary school or the obsessed grandmother who had a hoop on the go at all times... Well, this is one old school handicraft that's come a long way baby!
From typographic birds... 
and mini moustached men...
Penguin Books even got on board with a limited edition set of classics with embroidered covers...

There are personalised pieces on Etsy to be had... 
Even paper is getting the treatment... 
As with any craft, there's always an over-acheiver raising the barr... 
But you don't have to be Picasso to get on the bandwagon... 
Just use your imagination!
Get inspired...
And apply it anything you please! This one is a cake would you believe? That's got to test your patience!
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