inside out magazine

A new favourite of mine is Inside Out Magazine. The latest issue was released last Thursday and once again it is filled with inspirational photos of gorgeous interior spaces and great features on home styling tips and tricks. Of particular note in this issue – Inside Out has created an open house with one of the homes featured in the magazine!  If you happen to live in Melbourne you will get the chance to visit the eco-friendly home as part of a tour led by the editor-in-chief Claire Bradley and styling expert Lia Koehler. How amazing is that?! Styling by Ruth Welsby. Photography by Martina Gemmola. 

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Also, there’s a Best Buys feature on cushions – these cushions are always a nice way to soften up a room. Anything that adds a shot of personality to a room and aids comfy TV-watching or DVD nights can not be a bad thing! Styling by Joseph Gardner. Photography Amanda Prior. 

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A Kid’s Room inspiration story – this one is for a little daydreamer. So there are lots of patterns, pictures and resting spots for books – all good kindling for the imagination! Styling by Jessica Hanson. Photography by Jessica Hanson.

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A feature on ‘Creating A Mood’ – recommendations for music soundtracks, candle selections, petals and greenery, and lovely pieces to get the atmosphere just right. Styling by Heather Nette King. Photography by Mike Baker. Flowers by Fleur McHarg.

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Inside Out Magazine is available at newsagents or digitally via Zinio,Google PlayiTunes and Nook

All credits to Poppytalk

sweet dreams

It is far too early on a Monday morning to be awake, let alone sitting in an airport departures lounge. There is only one thing on my mind right now – going back to bed! As such I’ve gathered up a few gorgeous bedroom and bed linen images so I can dream a little longer…..

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inspiration down under

I saw this gorgeous home featured on bloglovin through Fashion Squad and I just had to share it. I get really excited when I see something that ticks all my interior boxes. Namely a white base palette accented with a singular colour tone in varying shades, this one being shades of brown, and mix of old meets new furniture and accessories.

The home belongs to Kara Rosenlund, a very talented Australian photographer. She not only took the photograph of the horses seen hanging below, but also all the images of her home. Her work is available to see on her website.

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Not for everyone, but I simply love animal skulls on walls – must be my African roots taking hold.

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I also spy a white African JuJu hat on the wall – looks just like the one I have. LOVE!

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While this open kitchen is more eclectic than my personal style, I just love the styling of all the ceramics, boards and utensils on the wall.

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Simply gorgeous!

All credits to Fashion Squad and Design Sponge

ikea hacks

You know, whenever I move house or country I become determined that I am not going to buy anything from Ikea. As if I’ve grown up enough and can purchase ‘real’ furniture from somewhere else. Then you look at the Ikea price point against everywhere else and realise why it is so popular.

Recently I’ve seen quite a few articles online, and also came across this website called Ikea Hackers, which have all been about thinking outside the box to update and personalise Ikea pieces to suit your own style and space.

Just look at what has been done with the Bygel Utility Cart and a can of gold spray paint!

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This Malm chest of drawers has been given serious street cred just by adding simple leather drawer pulls.

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I’ve seen these Expedit bookshelves in homes the world over, but none of them have managed to look this good! Firstly note the very clever hack of the doors along the bottom row, which is actually an art canvas that has been hooked to the shelf.

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The simple act of arranging the books by colour makes the display that much more striking.

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These plain stools took on a new look with a bit of spray paint…

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I’ll definitely be walking around Ikea with a new outlook on my next visit!

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aquabumps | surfing the city

I spoke of my love for Aquabumps on the blog earlier this year in this article, so I was pleasantly surprised to see my favourite Bondi beach photographer taking on the big apple. Not the kind of island he usually frequents. Having just moved to the New York  and at a complete loss on how to capture the city, I am very pleased that ::uge did it for me! Photography is an art form I have yet to get close to mastering.

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Being the water baby that he is no trip is complete without some beach action – cue a trip to the Hamptons.

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A litte more inspiration, if any was needed, to visit New York.

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bloomingville

Even though we are just starting a scorching summer season over here, it seems that from fashion to furniture autumn/winter catalogues are popping up everywhere. Having said that, I do love perusing the pages of any Bloomingville catalogue! I just love the effortless style that oozes out of the pages, and it seems that everything in the catalogue is just perfect for my home.

Love the raw wood, rustic aesthetic happening here.

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Great pops of colour!

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I’m really into shades of blue at the moment. I’m favouring royal and dark blues for living spaces, and turquoise and mint colours in the kitchen.

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Don’t forget the metal accents and accessories – the rose gold is stunning! I am all over the round rose gold mirror.

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For more inspiration have a look at the full Bloomingville Autumn Winter 2014 Catalogue

light love

Love these new Sbarbino lamps by Vito Nesta. I’m all for design with a sense of humour and so these lights, which look like an old-fashioned shaving brush really tickle my fancy.

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tiny atlas quarterly

Tiny Atlas Quarterly came up on my radar recently thanks to it’s absolutely stunning travel photography. TAQ is a lifestyle travel magazine, which essentially features a mix of travel articles and photography featuring places, portraits, lifestyle shots, food – all relating to travel of course. Anyone that considers themselves a keen traveler needs to sit up and take note!

These awesome pics are from their El Salvador feature

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These are a random selection of pictures from their places section

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Honestly – inspiration overload! Their favourite stories from the last year have been compiled into a gorgeous book. Definitely worth the purchase. Check it out here.

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concrete jungle fever?

A little bit of green space goes a long way when living in a concrete jungle. I recently read an article on Dezeen where in Ho Chi Minh City  - a pretty crazy busy city - Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed a family home using the buildings as pots in order to plant trees on the roof tops, bringing some much needed greenery to an otherwise densely populated area.

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The buildings are arranged around a central courtyard, with few windows at the back to maintain privacy, and large glass doors and windows at the front to maximise daylight and ventilation. “The courtyard and gardens, shaded by trees above, become part of the ground floor living space,” said the architects. “Blurring the border between inside and outside, the house offers a tropical lifestyle that co-exists with nature.”

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Love this!!

All pic credits to this Dezeen article

outside inside

At this time of year with beautiful warm weather and perfect blue skies I just don’t cope with apartment living. Having grown up in a house with a garden and a swimming pool, I love to be able to just walk outside – or at the very least to be able to open my home to the outdoors.

I saw the following phrase with the below images of this awesome Danish beach house, which I think sums things up perfectly - My favorite part is being outside, even when we are inside.

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Have a great weekend!

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