House Envy

It’s been a while between home + decorating posts, hasn’t it?

I must admit, with less time on my hands for Net trawling, I’ve been mostly hanging out in the personal development and self-actualisation corners of the web of late and have been seriously neglecting my big list of happy homeware-focused blogs.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still been pinning a handful of images of inspiring rooms to my ‘home is where the heart is’ Pinterest board, but my attention and interests have definitely been elsewhere. I have this theory that, for sanity reasons, my brain won’t allow me to be “totally into” too many things at once, and at the moment, it’s blatantly obvious weddings, wellness and words are winning out!

Anyway, to get back into the swing of things on the interiors front, I spent yesterday catching up with my favourite home design blogs and thought I’d share a few of the images that really leapt out at me.

If I had a blank canvas to decorate at the moment (or the room to do it in my current abode – we’re pretty much at maximum capacity as far as decor goes!) I’d be following the lead of the creatives behind some of the beautiful homes below and introducing:

+ Big stacks of books in random corners
+ A gorgeous rug or throw in an ethnic print
+ Subtle, stylish elements in the kitchen (which can often be the hardest space in the home to decorate as you wage the battle between practical appliances and impractical “pretty things”)
+ Terrariums and bell jars aplenty
+ And, finally, a huge gold vintage mirror like the one shown below – swoon-o-rama!

+ What decor elements/ trends are you loving at the moment? Have you recently made any little (or big) updates to your home?

Images: Lonngren/ Widdell | Lonngren/ Widdel | A Beautiful Living | Desire to Inspire Design Attractor | Solid Frog | Decor 8Design Attractor | Emma’s Design Blogg | The Crowd Goes Wild | This is Glamorous | The Coveteur |

Jamie Blakey One Teaspoon


I’ve got a ginormous bit of a girl crush on the creative force behind fashion label One Teaspoon, Jamie Blakey.

The perfect mash up of laid-back cool with a rock ‘n’ roll edge, the One Teaspoon brand is an extension of Jamie’s personal style and as you can see above, that style weaves it’s way through the decor in her home and flagship store in Sydney.

Lots of quirky vintage pieces (sourced mostly from eBay) and plenty of open space translates to a look that is underdone and totally unique.


Images: Shop Til You Drop and Oracle Fox 

White + Wood




My interior decor tastes go through subtle changes often, but I can never go past the combination of white and wood. The perfect couple.

Images: 1. Lonny via Desire to Inspire 2. Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer 3. Ikea Family Live 4 & 5. The Style Files 6. Gather to Keep 7. Sara Sjogren

Indie Interiors

I saw this house on Desire to Inspire and had to share it. Loving the mix of the clean white kitchen, polished floorboards and graphic, music-inspired pieces.

I could be wrong but I imagine this place has been styled, primped and preened within an inch of its life for these photos. Thinking it’s the kind of home that would suit a more dishevelled, had-a-party-last-night-and-couldn’t-be-bothered-cleaning appearance. What do you think?

Just Add Colour


1 //  Brights and stripes contrasted with stark whites
2  //  Diamond shaped wire chairs
3 //  Pendant lighting
4 //  Inspiration walls
5 //  Colourful crafty materials on the mantle
6 //  Jewellery hung from coathangers; key pieces on display
7 //  Gorgeous ceilings
8 //  Lantern lighting
9 //  Metal buckets with flowers
10 //  Orangey-red and aqua furniture

Images: Bolaget

Amazing Architecture: 6 Spectacular Homes from Around the Globe

I love a cosy, lived-in home as much as the next person… but I must admit, the super organised, appreciator-of-all-things-sleek-and-modern-and-gadgety in me also finds herself picking her jaw up off the floor when confronted with shots like the below.

I think the technical term is gobsmacked.

Or if that’s too hard: wow. Just… wow.

So, err, when do I pick up the keys?

1. Swanwick Ranch, Canada (via Desire to Inspire)



2. Nobis House , Germany (via The Coolhunter)


3. Bridle Road Residence, South Africa (via The Coolhunter)


4. Villa Sow, Senegal (via Home Dsgn)


5. Paraty House, Brazil (via The Coolhunter)


6. Luxury Villa, Switzerland (via Design Milk)


+ What do you think? Have you ever dreamt of living in something like these beauties?


Delightful Decor

I feverishly trawl interior decorating blogs on a regular basis which means my taste is subject to change on a whim, but I wanted to share a few things that I’m LOVING at the moment.


It all started when I saw the Style Swoon makeover of Judy Aldridge’s home. And then one of my favourite bloggers, Louise from Table Tonic (you need to check her site out) posted about her small obsession with crystal clusters too… and, well. I haven’t been able to get them out of my head since. I love the amethyst below but after seeing Erin Fetherston’s spectacular New York apartment, I’m all about the clear quartz cluster. Let the eBay hunt begin!


I’ve got a serious animal attraction happening at the moment! I’ve got some gorgeous polished silver birds at home and next in my collection will be some brass figurines (seriously, how awesome is that unicorn statue?!) and am on the lookout for a pair of horse head bookends. Giddy up!


I think I may have squealed a little when I came across these globes by Wendy Gold. Amazing. Looking for the perfect gift for the intrepid traveller in your life? Look no further.


Crystal decanters. Very Don Draper/ Mad Men, chic as hell and when not filled with a fine drop, great for sticking flowers in and displaying around your home. I’m currently (with the help of my mother) collecting decanters from thrift stores to use at our wedding and whilst looking around online, I found these ingenious decanter lighting displays, created by Lee Broom. Wouldn’t they make the most stunning centrepiece above your dining table? Not to mention a great conversation starter!


Bright, colourful and lots of fun. Framed vintage posters are a fantastic option for decorating your walls and the best thing is, there are plenty of sites like Vintage Posters Only and Vintage Venus that you can trawl through for hours to find one that works for you.

Images: 1. via Style Swoon 2.via 3 & 4. via Etsy 5 & 6. Wendy Gold via Honestly WTF 7. via Lee Broom 8. via Table Tonic