Magical Village Nursery Reveal

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I hope you’re all well and enjoying the festive season so far! Today I want to share a beautiful nursery that I recently completed in the new Homebuyers Centre ‘Vienna’ Display Home. As most of you know, I love to incorporate a few affordable products into my designs so I can spend more on features within the room that will create an impact. I’ll run through some of my selections and explain why I have chosen these pieces as part of this sweet nursery space.

I usually try to save the most money on furniture pieces in nurseries and children’s bedrooms. This is because, in reality as children grow we accomodate their needs and purchase larger/ more appropriate furniture over the years. Our babies outgrow their cots, change tables, rocking chairs, toddler beds, even single beds. So with this in mind, I always try to make budget friendly choices, that are still practical and functional for the client.linebreak5linebreakThe Koppang 3 Drawer Chest from Ikea ($199.00) is a great option if you’re looking for an affordable change table that can also be used as a dresser. The height (I find) is way more practical to change a baby’s clothes/nappy than the Hemnes Dresser , however the Koppang only comes in the 90cm size. I then shopped online for some cute handles that would compliment the rest of the room and make their own unique feature within the space. I purchased these Oak and White ‘Wok’ knobs here ($14.00 each.)

If you do purchase the Koppang Chest as a change table you will need to buy a slimmer change pad. I got the Homebuyers Centre one here and it fits really well for both the width and depth measurements. Another plus is that you can use a bassinet sheet as the cover! This gives you more variety when shopping because I find change pad styles quite limiting. Please Note- I know a lot of people use the mat resting on their change table or chest, however, it is always strongly recommended that you secure it to the unit to prevent any slipping.linebreak4linebreakThe next product I was going to write about is the Hayden Cot from Pottery Barn Kids but it’s sold out, sorry! Never mind, I will show you some other designs that are nice, neutral and budget friendly!! Don’t get me wrong either- I love a branded cot (like Oeuf, Babyletto or Ubabub) but sometimes budget does not permit and that’s when I start hunting for something just as appealing- without the higher price tag. Below are 6 great cot options that won’t break the bank- All coming in at under $500.00 each!linebreakCotsUnder500.jpglinebreakshopthelook|| 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6 ||linebreakWhile on the topic of bedding, if you’re not too fussy, you can pick up a brand new cot mattress for under $90.00. I personally have never bought an expensive mattress for Chet and he slept through the night consistently from 3 weeks old. Even now he has a single size mattress from Amart Furniture and we’ve had no issues with it. Check these two links from Kmart ($89.00) and BigW ($90.00) for an affordable cot mattress- Just double check your measurements before purchasing.linebreak6linebreakNow to shelves! I’m pretty sure the MELLÖSA picture ledge are a fairly new Ikea design (to Perth anyway) because I only just discovered them a few months back!! They make a great, affordable book shelf, look super sleek and in comparison to other acrylic designs on the market- are a fraction of the price ($16.00 each.) Some other budget friendly purchases in this nursery are the Ottoman from Spotlight ($110.00,) Canopy from Adairs ($99.00) and Throw from Kmart ($12.00.)

With all these small savings, I was able to purchase the gorgeous Maison Village wallpaper mural from Scandinavian Wallpaper. It’s beyond amazing and even more magical in person. It is a feature within itself and I feel like it is a design that will easily adapt as your child grows. I also allocated a bit of extra money to use some ‘Shop Small’ decor items like the Plush Toys from Spinkie, the Bear Head from Leo and Bella and the Hot Air Balloon Pendant Light from The Little Interior.linebreak2.pnglinebreak3linebreakIf you’ve come across any great money savings ideas or affordable products for children’s bedrooms/ nurseries, please feel free to add them below in the comments section. I, and many others would love to read all about it 🙂

If you’d like to walk through the ‘Vienna’ Display Home in person, it can be located at 16 Quartz Road, Treeby, Perth. More details including opening times can be found on the Homebuyers Centre website.

Much love,

T xx

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Sheer curtains are from The Blinds Gallery – Fabric – Warwick Corfu Moonlight

Carpet – Trevors – Victoria Carpets Elmview 51 1403 Murry Grey

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Shop the Skater Look

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Good evening everyone!

I recently completed this fun, skate inspired bedroom for Homebuyers Centre WA and I’m so happy with the way it turned out. I have compiled a list of the supplier details and created a ‘shop the look’ section below with clickable links for anyone wanting to source items from this vibrant boy’s room.  You can also check out this space in person at the new ‘Ascend’  display home in Banksia Grove (address and details here.)

In the coming weeks I will write a separate blog entry on designing fun-filled kid’s bedrooms and how to style with colour. It will be quite informative and full of handy tips, so stay tuned.

Have a lovely week!

T x

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Sheer Curtains- The Blinds Gallery in ‘Warwick Sicily Slate’ fabric

Paint Colour- Taubmans ‘Barely Beige’ 1/4 strength

Carpet- Victoria Carpets ‘Everest Mirage’

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The best coastal art prints

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Recently I have been uploading snippets of a new coastal display home I completed in March and a recurring question I keep getting asked is, “where is the art from?” Last night, I compiled a list of prints that I purchased for the home, including easy shopping links so you can steal the look and easily find the supplier details. Most of the artwork is available in various sizes and framing options are also available.

Below are a few tips I follow when buying artwork to ensure they are all consistent with the theme of the home.

I order all my prints unframed and get them framed up by George at Demmer Gallery in Osborne Park. This keeps the shipping cost down because to get a framed print shipped to Perth is much more expensive, purely because of the weight. I also buy some ready made poster frames from Spotlight for prints going in ‘non-feature’ areas of the home.

One of the most important things I consider when buying art is if the colours and tones all work well together. So for example, in this home I wanted soft, muted blues and natural tones, with an exception of the boy’s bedroom. If you purchase a few posters from one photographer or one store, you’ll notice a lot of their post production, presets and filters are the same so the colours are always quite similar… This is great if you want to use two prints side-by-side.

I buy a lot of landscape artwork because I like to put prints in the bathroom, ensuite, laundry and hallways. They fill the wall space better and create visual interest in areas that are sometimes left bare. If there is a large wall to hang artwork on, I will always look for a matching pair of portrait prints. I find having two large portraits, fills the wall better than one large landscape… unless it’s above a sofa or bed etc!

Well they’re my top three tips for purchasing artwork and ensuring you keep a consistent flow throughout the home. Feel free to shop the featured coastal prints by clicking on the corresponding numbers below.

Take care,

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Styling a monochrome bedroom.

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I can’t believe it’s Feb already and this is my first post for the year! I’ve been a bit slack on blog entries lately, but I had lots of questions on my feed last night about products used in the master bedroom of the ‘Odelle’ Homebuyers Centre display home. I honestly don’t mind replying to each and every question asked, but it does consume quite a lot time after hours, so hopefully you guys don’t mind me whacking all the information in one ‘shop the look’ post.

If you’re stopping by to read more about the design process and composition of this bedroom, feel free to scroll further down. I will share some basic tips on styling a monochrome space and explain the choices I made to ensure the room still has visual impact.

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The grey scatter cushion was purchased from The Furniture Gallery and the headboard was custom made to fit the length of the ensemble and bedsides. If you’re in Perth, I’m more than happy to get an upholstery price quoted up for you based on your measurements.

The paint colour is Solver Floral White in quarter strength || Carpet is Cavalier Bremworth Foss Dorset CBC757-227 || Sheer Curtain fabric is Bali Nettex Pearl ||

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If you love the monochrome look and want to create an inviting bedroom, try applying some of the below tips.

  1. Use timber accents to create warmth. Adding oak alongside the grey, black and white tones will soften the space and make it feel more inviting.
  2. Use enough timber to create harmony. For example, if you split the main image into thirds I’ve used the warmth of oak in each section (top, middle and bottom.) Top- the frames and pendant details, middle- the bedsides and bottom- the bench seat and tray. By repeating the use of this material, it ensures that the overall room feels balanced.
  3. Add soft textures. Soft textures will soften the contrasting colour palette and create a warm, cosy space.
  4. Repeat the textures if possible. By using similar textures throughout the bedroom it makes the space feel balanced (just like the repetition of timber I touched on above.) For example, The fluffiness of the native artwork has been repeated in the soft fringing on the bedding and the hide on the floor… which again is placed in their own ‘thirds grid.’
  5. Add some greenery or foliage. By styling a small bouquet of flowers or foliage on a bedside table, it helps bring life into the space and also adds a pop of colour without being a ‘feature colour.’
  6. Add a feature to the bedroom. Usually colour would be a point of interest within itself, so when styling a monochrome palette I would normally use a main feature and then a few smaller details that still add visual interest. I wanted the main feature here to be the 3m headboard because even though the design is pretty basic, the scale of it creates a lasting impression. Other features within the design would be the bold, contrasting artwork, the detailed handles on the bedsides, the ribbed pendants and woven bench seat. All these elements are textured which is why I have kept the headboard design and bed styling pretty simple.

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If you’d like to have a sticky beak at the rest of the home you can view online here, or in person at The Vale Estate in Aveley, Perth, Western Australia.

Have a lovely week!!

T xx

Christmas Styling with Adairs

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Happy Thursday!!

We are well on the way to Christmas now with under a month to go, so today I’m going to share with you all the shopping links and images for various festive looks I have styled for Adairs this year. The 2018 Christmas range has left me seriously starry eyed and I was surprised at what a large range there is to choose from. Whatever style you’re wanting to achieve this holiday season, Adairs has you covered!

I chose to stick with a modern Christmas theme this year to compliment my furniture and the rest of our home. After fluffing our tree (which is the 7ft one linked below) I used plenty of twinkle lights to fill the centre of the tree, closest to the trunk. This leaves more room to hang decorations and minimises cords being visible. We then decorated it in an assortment of metallic, white and blush baubles, using different shapes and textures to give a wow factor. As a general guideline, I place one style of bauble at a time starting with the largest, so I know they’ll be separated and the tree will look visually balanced at the end. Below are the decorations I used in my hero look. Please feel free to shop the look and take advantage of the current sale prices.

 Note- Some items may be sold out online but I have still linked them so you can view the product name and pricing, incase you want enquire with your closest store. 

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I also styled a rustic branch tree filled with lots of enchanting little decorations! These were my favourite decorations to style because they are super whimsical, fun and could be used as sentimental pieces that appear every year on the tree as your children grow. Chet loved helping and took a special liking to the woollen animals, in particular the mouse with the ‘cup of tea’ haha… Although he has requested Adairs bring out a cat next year lol!! If you want to add a bit of twinkle, these string lights are perfect and you can hide the base of the battery pack behind the tree stand (shop here.) I also found that by winding the lights around the base of the branches (closest to the trunk) it helped secure them in place a bit better so they don’t swivel as much. Please feel free to shop the look and take advantage of the current sale prices.

 Note- Some items may be sold out online but I have still linked them so you can view the product name and pricing, incase you want enquire with your closest store.

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Next up were some more enchanting decorations with a beautiful organic look. The wood, wool and burlap textures look gorgeous together and the metallic berry products add a bit of luxe without being too over the top or glitzy. My favourite piece is the little reindeer with the detailed saddle and glitter antlers. Too cute!! I snipped off the hanging cord and will use it as standing decoration… it deserves it’s own limelight right?! Both the laser cut town and the dome are battery operated which look amazing lit up at night, especially styled next to the berry tree. Give me a bit of shine or sparkle at Christmas and I’m a happy girl!! Please feel free to shop the look and take advantage of the current sale prices.

 Note- Some items may be sold out online but I have still linked them so you can view the product name and pricing, incase you want enquire with your closest store.

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The last look we created was this bright, fun, modern tree. I have a confession though! I actually styled this tree before I knew how to correctly ‘fluff’ one. After a quick tutorial on youtube, and about 40 mins of branching out and tilting the stems you can see just how much fuller and fluffier my top images ‘hero look’ is in comparison to the below. None the less, I love the vibrancy of these decorations and how the flamingos instantly inject a punch of colour into the space. Another aspect of the Adairs Christmas range I admire, is that lots of different pieces compliment each other for example, the tea cup set, gift swing tags and the Santa sacks all consist of either the same print, or same colours… making matchy, matchy people (like myself) weak at the knees! Please feel free to shop the look and take advantage of the current sale prices.

 Note- Some items may be sold out online but I have still linked them so you can view the product name and pricing, incase you want enquire with your closest store.

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Well that’s a wrap from me! I hope you enjoyed these four fab Christmas looks and got some inspiration from the images. I have tried my best to link all the main items but if you have seen something not listed on the ‘shop the look’ section, please comment below and I’ll respond with an answer. I hope you all have the most amazing, love filled festive season with your family and friends.

Much love,

T xx

This post has been sponsored by Adairs. All thoughts, design work, styling and written content are my own.

Adairs Spring 18

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It is always a pleasure to share new seasonal trends with you, especially when the products align so perfectly with my own style. I’m pretty sure someone secretly made the Adairs Spring ’18 collection with me in mind!!! Think loads of texture, soft linen and cotton fabrics, embroidery, fringing, greenery and some seriously pretty pastels.

By now you all know I’m huge on texture and layering.  I have folded the cream Asilah Quilt and used it as a comforter across the end of the bed. It breaks up the large area of sage, and also creates a warm, homely feel because the texture is soft and inviting.

The Savana vintage wash throw is my favourite linen throw to date! The two tone colouring (blush and a powder beige reverse) makes it the perfect styling staple and the fringed edge gives an organic, raw look. It has a matching cushion which I have placed on my bed and the Boracay fringed cushion is also a lovely shade of blush if you are looking for an alternative. See below.linebreak

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On the topic of raw edges, the new bamboo linen range is really beautiful… and super soft! Even softer than my old favourite, the stonewash collection. It’s breathable and lightweight making it perfect for the warmer months approaching. I’ll be honest, before now I had never bought a bamboo sheet or quilt cover set because the style was too simple but the raw edge on this new collection is right up my alley!

Lastly, I’ve placed some greenery on my bedside tables to bring the outdoors in and complete the spring look. The faux white jasmine bunches look realistic and are a great cost effect option if you don’t want to replenish fresh blooms throughout spring/summer.   I may have to also invest in a faux fiddle leaf soon because I have managed to kill a second real one, nooo!

Please feel free to ‘shop the look’ below and take advantage of the current Spring Sale on now.

Much love,

T xx

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Cleo Quilt Cover Stem

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Savana Fringed Throw Blush

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Asilah Quilt Cover Cream

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Bamboo Linen Range Silver

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Savana Fringed Cushion Blush

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Keller Sage Cushion

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Axel Gold Chevron Cushion

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European Marmaris Side Table

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Jasmine Bunch White

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Boracay Fringed Cushion Blush

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This post has been sponsored by Adairs. All thoughts, design work, styling and written content are my own.