There are two main focal points when it comes to Christmas, the tree and the table. I must admit I love both. The tree is a family affair, we hang all the decorations together, put on the star and turn on the lights…and there it is, beautiful and glowing, just waiting for Santa. Then there is the table, left mainly to me (if hosting), the table is a very special place, it’s the place where we all come together…we share a meal, share stories, laugh and watch our bellies grow. A meal shared reminds us how lucky we are, we know we are because we are together, surrounded by love, with abundance…and to me that is what Christmas is about. A reminder that we have all we need and that we are loved. Above is my table edit, this season I seem to be lovin’ gold (usually I’m a silver girl), I would use the wreath on the table with candles inside or hung on a wall close to the table. I’m also lovin’ the confetti wine glasses, so so fabulous! Happy entertaining with loved ones!
When I came across these fabulous rope creations from Brisbane creative Clare, I just had to share them with you. Clare uses 100% cotton rope and colourful stitching thread as the decorative detail on her products. I love the raw quality of the products and think they are just delightful. I have my eye on these orange bowls (pictured above). Zillpa’s current range includes bowls, dishes, pot holders, coasters, bags and plant hangers. Check out the whole range here.
When I came across the hive modular furniture (no. 6), I was totally inspired. I can visualise these in bars, hotel foyers + restaurants. Beautifully handcrafted and so multi-functional – can be seating, a table or side table. I would just love a whole set! There is something special about wood, with its warm + earthy tones, that makes any room or space inviting. I especially love the mix of wood with pops of colour. Here are some amazing handcrafted pieces, making one of our natural resources, raw wood breathtakingly beautiful.
These Fab Finds can be found:
- Bead light pendant > MarzDesignsShop
- Desk lamp > CreaReDesign
- Pendant lampshade > minjonshop
- Pendant lampshade > FactoryTwentyOne
- Utensils > TheShindiggityShoppe
- Hive modular furniture > hammersheels
- Console table > DendroCo
- Crates > havenvintage
- Side table > wfourdesign
Mini make – inspired, I decided to paint the top of the below stool from Ikea with the colour Black Orbit.
credit images | cc for seekdarelove
It’s officially winter here and mother nature has given us a nice introduction with 100mls of rain all in one night. Winter to me, means bunkering down, relaxing more, being comfortable and doing whatever it takes to keep warm (I’m one of those who hates being cold). Winter ♥’s = open fires, hot cuppas, marshmellows, chocolate, books, snuggles and as many sleep in’s as I can get away with! Here are some of the things I want to surround myself with this winter…
Unfortunately, over the last two weeks we have all succumbed to catching the latest bug that has been going round (even our dog isn’t himself). The worst appears to be over but we have been left with a nasty chest cough. The only thing that has given me any relief has been a warm cup of tea, gentle and soothing. Which made me think how the traditional cuppa is renowned with comfort – catching up with friends, having a cuppa with your folks or someone making you a cup when you can’t get yourself out of bed.
My nan used to always make a pot of tea never just a cup (afterall she was English). When my brother and I were little she would mix it with warm milk and we would sip tea out of these tiny teacups (a bit like espresso cups). We had it often but it always seemed a treat. Tea time was always special and a cuppa still brings our family together. I have always liked pretty teapots, teacups, creamers and sugar pots and I think it’s because of these fond memories. I use them for different purposes – teacups make great jewelery or stationery holders and creamers can be used as vases. Teapots though, when not entertaining are best displayed (there’s no putting my teapot in the cupboard!). Here are some of my picks…
I have to admit, lately I have gone a little ‘crazy’ for everything copper. Metals in hues of bronze, copper and gold is subtlely adorning homes this season. I love the warmth and lustre these pieces bring to a space. Team with industrial pieces for aesthetic cohesiveness – think timber, wire and worn leather. For maximum impact let your copper pieces take centre stage and tone down with white, grey and tan furniture and accessories.
Black + white wares speak to my inner goddess and I would love to adorn a room with these opaque finds. These high gloss black + white pieces add a feeling of luxury and opulence to any space. To pull off this look, be bold and stick to pieces that could easily make a statement alone. I’m in love with the Baroque style black dresser (no. 6). If the whole look is too daring for you, soften with luscious faux fur rugs, cushions, throws and personal collectables like pictures, vases and jewellery. Forgive me for the itsy bit of colour in the artwork (no. 3) but it felt so right with the rest of the collection, I just had to include it!
Note // Black + white chevron is so on trend right now!
Shop this style here:
- Chair, Oz Design
- Mirror, Domayne
- Artwork, Fenton and Fenton
- Jewellery holder, Hard to Find
- Picture frame, Officeworks
- Dresser, Dare Gallery
- Lamp, Matt Blatt
- Leather daybed, Furniture Store NYC
- Chevron rug, Indian Dhurries
Creatures of the forest are back in force this year. We seem to not be able to get enough of our adorable woodland friends. Afterall, who doesn’t love an endearing owl, fox or deer? I personally love the simplicity of the birch trees as seen below on the wallpaper and bed linen. This style definitely appeals to those who like a natural, raw and a little rustic aesthetic. Typo has also come up trumps again with its fun and offbeat stationery, I’m lovin’ the play on words they have used on the mouse pad.
These fab finds can be found here;
- Wallpaper, Anthropologie
- Pen, Typo
- Notebook, Typo
- Stamp, stamp couture, Etsy
- Mouse pad, Typo
- Acorn, have you met miss jones
- Wall Decals, Love Mae
- Bed Linen, Adairs
- Ceramic Bowls, Urban Nest Designs, Hard to Find
- Flag, Pony Rider
Ever since I saw these beautiful shelves on Etsy by Handmade Riot, all I seem to be obsessing over at the moment is geometric shapes. I seem to be drawn to hexagon’s primarily. I also love the use of colour from natural to pastels to colours that just ‘pop’. Gorgeous really! Here are some of my favourites.