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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|| Bedsides || Bench Seat || Artwork 1 || Artwork 2 || Pendants || Hide || Quilt Cover || Euros || Quilted Pillowcases || Lumbar Cushions || Reversible Throw || Wooden Board || Mugs || Teapot || Faux Flowers (similar) ||

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.

Happy 4th Birthday Chet!

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Today is your 4th Birthday! That means I have spent 208 weeks (or 1,459 days) being your mum. I have loved you fiercely for every single one of those days, even through your heated tantrums. You not only brighten my life, but the lives of everyone you meet. You’re strong willed, cheeky, smart, adventurous, caring, HILARIOUS and such a pleasure to watch grow.

I can’t wait to see what this next year brings and how beautifully you continue to blossom into a sweet, young man.

Love your biggest fan, Mumma xx

Master Bedroom Refresh

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Here in Perth we had a tonne of rain and stormy weather over the weekend so I thought it would be the perfect time to show you my new cosy bedding from the Adairs Autumn Colour Romance Collection.

I’m beyond excited to be partnering with Adairs this year and styling various seasonal looks over the next 12 months. I was also lucky enough to fly to Melbourne for the Autumn Colour Romance Launch in March. I got to view all of the new season product in person and meet some incredibly talented women who I will be working alongside this year.

My starting point was the Winter Romance Cushion. This cushion caught my eye first because it has a range of beautiful colours that I can draw from to build layers and create a cosy bed, ready for the cooler months approaching. I then chose the Malta quilt and european pillowcases in sage because it has a subtle quilted texture and it ties back with the leaves in the romance cushion perfectly. I also find sage really easy to style with other colours. It looks nice with blush, rose, light grey, plum, burgundy, white etc so it can be restyled for future looks in a new palette.

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Tip: When styling a bed, I usually buy the quilt cover and euros in the same style… Pair one standard pillowcase set with the sheets and the other standard set with whatever colour you have in the surrounding space. It ensures everything looks balanced and visually pleasing.

So abiding by my own little personal rule above, I selected the sheets and standard pillowcases next. I chose the Stonewashed Cotton Silver sheets and one pillowcase pair, then another set of standard pillowcases in the Vintage Wash Prune colour. Moving down to the throws, I chose the Himalayan Fur Blanket in Zinc and the Malmo Linen throw in Rose to layer together at the end of the bed. They not only add warmth and texture to the space but also tie in the dusty rose and warm grey elements in other areas of the room.

Lastly, I bought the Marmaris bedside tables to match the rest of my furniture. They’re a really nice sturdy bedside and I love the warmth of the timber. I’m also a big fan of the open bookshelf because I like having a place next to the bed to house a few magazines and books.

Well, that’s my AW18 look complete! I can’t wait to snuggle into this bedding during winter and enjoy the ‘fresh linen feels.’ Scroll down to shop the look and bag yourself a bargain in the current Adairs Autumn sale.

Much Love,

T x

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Malta Queen Quilt Cover Sage | Shop Here |

Malta European Covers Sage | Shop Here |

Himalayan Luxury Fur Blanket Zinc | Shop Here |

Malmo Linen Throw Rose Pink | Shop Here |

Malmo Linen Cushion Rose Pink | Shop Here |

Winter Romance Velvet Cushion | Shop Here |

Stonewashed Sheet Separates Silver| Shop Here |

Vintage Wash Valance White | Shop Here |

Vintage Wash Pillowcases Prune | Shop Here |

Zala Woven Cushion Dusty Rose | Shop Here |

European Marmaris Side Tables | Shop Here |

Oakland Ottoman Burgundy | Shop Here |

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

Mia’s Nursery

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today I want to share Mia’s nursery reveal with you all. It is packed full of blush tones, cosy textures and the cutest little details. The brief I got from my client (and now friend) Joanne was dreamy and pink! She wanted a cosy space that felt warm and pretty for Mia to enjoy and grow in. I’m so pleased with how the room turned out and even more so that Jo and the family adore it. As always, I’ll write a bit about the room then post the images and at the end, link all the products so you can easily shop the look.

Our starting point was the Cole and Son’s star wallpaper. It’s such a lovely pale blush colour and the design is really versatile. By having a simple patterned design, it allows the room to evolve into a toddler bedroom, then young girl’s room and still look age appropriate. When I showed Jo this wallpaper as a starting point, it was a big YES and from there we could start introducing complimenting blush accents.

Although everything works so well as a finished product, we did face the challenge of making sure all the pink tones were similar. Some items we bought online were too peach, some were too candy pink and some were too musky (the joys of shopping online and the colour arriving way off.) So we swapped things around until we achieved the perfect tonal range and the room looked balanced.

Another issue we had was trying to find floating timber shelvingggg! Omg, raw timber shelving (not laminate) is so hard to come across. The only ones I have ever loved are the Ethnicraft oak ones stocked by Globewest, but they weren’t the right size so we had some custom made for the recess. Jo’s friend is a carpenter and he did a fantastic job creating the three shelves below (I have linked his details in the shop the look section.)

Looking back at this project, I love how all the little details help make the space balanced and harmonious. Often, the finer details are the elements that bring the whole space together and create visual impact. The subtle pops of gold, warm timber tones, and ruffles of tulle are repeated throughout the nursery, to do exactly that- delight the eye and tie the room together.

Okay enough rambling about the process. Below are the images I took of Mia’s nursery last week and most of the supplier links. If I’ve accidentally left something out, just leave a comment in the comments section and I’ll answer asap 🙂

Have a lovely week,

T xx

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Cot || Shop here

Dresser || Shop here

Wallpaper || Shop here

Rug || Shop here

Chair || Shop here

Ottoman || Shop here

Pom pom cushion || Shop here

Mrs Mighetto poster || Shop here

Rabbit poster || Shop here

Book shelves || Shop here

Bunny head || Shop here

Timber shelves || Shop here

Sheepskin || Shop here

Trunks || Shop here

Rocking Horse || Shop here

Change basket || Shop here

Change basket blanket || Shop here

Soft toys on shelf || Shop here

Cupcakes on shelf || Shop here

Reversible quilt || Shop here

Heart string lights || Shop here

Lidded baskets || Shop here

Gold sequin wire heart || Shop here

Muted gold round cushion || Shop here

Small horse print || Shop here

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All images are the property of Tarina Lyell T/A Oh Eight Oh Nine and must not be used or published in any way without written consent.