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

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.

Bedside Table Styles Under $300

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Hey everyone,

It’s been a while since posting online here. I’m really enjoying being less present on social media and watching Chet grow before my eyes. My blog posts have been put on the back burner a little bit lately, but in saying that, Chet is at his dad’s house today so I have a spare hour to write a new entry!

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “Where are the bedsides from?” No matter which project I’m posting an image of, the bedsides always receive a lot of love. So, I thought I would show you 15 of my favourites that are under $300.00… as well as a couple that exceed the $300.00 mark just a teensy bit!

I am an all-round lover of oak/ oak veneer because I like the warmth it brings to a room. However, lately I’m also crushing on walnut and brass details, especially coming into the autumn / winter season! I’ve listed a few different styles and colours, as well as some bargain finds that are on sale!

Enjoy these beauties and feel free to shop the look below.

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All Natural

Mia Contemporary Nightstand | $299.00 | Shop Here

Olsen Bedside Table | $219.95 | Shop Here

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Natural with White Details

Wren 2 Draw Bedside | $299.00 | Shop Here

Mykonos Bedside Table | $279.99 | Shop Here

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Walnut with Brass Details

Parque 1 Draw Bedside | $299.00 | Shop Here

Alsace Bedside Table Walnut | $299.99 | Shop Here

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Natural with Black Details

Avenue Bedside Table | $325.00 | Shop Here

Theo Bedside Table | $199.95 | Shop Here

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Natural with White Drawers

Balmain Bedside Table | $249.99 | Shop Here

Presley Bedside Table |$300.00 | Shop Here

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Brass Details

Hertz Bedside Table | $249.00 | Shop Here

Hayworth Bedside Table |$319.95 | Shop Here

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Rattan Bedsides

Lulu Bedside | $295.00 | Shop Here

Claude S/Table | $295.00 | Shop Here

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Marble Side Tables

Pentagon Marble S/Table | $295.00 | Shop Here

Maisie S/Table | $269.00 | Shop Here

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Natural Side Tables

Phoenix S/Table | $139.95 | Shop Here

Naomi Ash Table | $249.00 | Shop Here

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I included a few side tables as well because sometimes it’s nice to have a simpler design in a guest bedroom where drawers aren’t needed. They also look great against a dark feature wall or wallpaper if you want the background to be your ‘wow factor.’ By using a side table instead of a bulkier bedside table you’re allowing the background to be your main feature in the room.

Before purchasing a side table to act as a bedside, it’s important you check the measurements because they come in all different widths and heights. Some are high, some are super low… so you need to make sure you choose one that sits relatively in line with your mattress.

If you want to change up the look of your current bedside table and it has a handle or knob, you can always purchase a new one to give it a fresh look. I changed the Balmain Bedside Table knobs to a small crystal in the girl’s room (featured at the end of this post.) It gives a softer, younger and more feminine feel, which works well against all the girly elements in the space. Some of my other faves are leather, vintage ivory and wooden replacement handles- eBay and Etsy are full of great little finds!

Well I hope you’ve gained some inspo from this blog post and enjoyed seeing some of my fave bedside designs.

Have a fab week,

Txx

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Homebuyers Girl’s Room

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Hey everyone,

First of all I wanted to thank you for all the love and messages on my previous post. It was really comforting knowing other women could relate in one way or another. So thank you, I was heart warmed by each comment and private message.

Today I’m going to share some really cute images from the girl’s bedroom I recently completed in the Homebuyers Centre ‘Norfolk’ display home. This room is super sweet and if you’re in Perth you can check it out in person at 4 Quinn Street (off Farrell Road) in Midvale. The opening hours are:

Monday and Wednesday 2pm – 5pm

Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 5pm

It’s a beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home design, with an open plan living area, theatre, kid’s zone and large alfresco area. I have kept the furniture and decor selections light and bright with a fairly neutral colour palette and the occasional pop of blush. If you want some inspiration or are looking at building your first home, head over to Homebuyers Centre for all the details on how you could receive an interior styling consult with me. Whoooop!

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The girl’s bedroom is probably one of my favourite rooms because I love the blush, white and soft blue colour palette. The warm and cool tones work beautifully together and it creates something different, in comparison to the very popular blush and white scheme for a little girl. I will admit the soft blue product is quite hard to find so I will upload a ‘Shop the Look’ concept further down, with easy shopping links so you can find a majority of the product I have used. If something is sold out online, you may want to contact the store directly and see if it’s in stock somewhere close by because this job was bought and installed only a month ago (sometimes online sells out quicker than in store.)

Often I get asked where I ‘start’ when designing/styling a kid’s room and usually my answer is the art or wallpaper. In this case it was the Sara Winfield art but I also wanted a subtle wallpaper that didn’t take away from the print. I locked in a neutral star wallpaper from Wall Candy (in Perth) but the next step was to find a couple of other prints that complimented the Sara artwork nicely. I approached Little Design Haus to customise her ‘Scandinavian Flowers’ set, changing out the grey for blue. I adore the finished product and they work beautifully opposite the Sara art. From there, I hunted for blush and soft blue decor/bedding to create balance in this magical little space.

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I also wanted to hang a canopy off center to create interest and fill the wall space a little more. I decided to break away from the usual brand I use and try a Spinkie Baby design. Oh my gosh, it’s so soft and pretty. Perfect if you’re wanting to create a dreamy girl’s bedroom or play area. You can choose either a gold or silver crown, or leave it off completely, so it’s quite a versatile styling piece. The Australian stockist is listed further down in the ‘Shop the Look’ section.

To keep costs down and work within my allocated budget I used affordable furniture and focused on spending more on cute decor/ styling pieces. The desk is from Adairs and the bed is from Fantastic Furniture (links below) so I thought these were great little finds that really helped me stay within my fairly tight budget. By watching what I spent on the large ticket items, I was able to buy some cool books from Jack and Willow as well as some gorgeous bedding from various stores below.

Well I better get linking all the product because it will be fairly long. If you have any questions or if I have left something out, feel free to comment below and I’ll answer asap 🙂 Oh and make sure if you’re in Perth you go check it out in person.

Much Love,

T xx

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Bed || Shop Here

Wallpaper || Shop Here

Flower Artwork || Shop Here

Twins Artwork || Shop Here

Canopy || Shop Here

Desk || Shop Here

Desk Chair || Shop Here

Rug || Shop Here

Book Shelf || Shop Here

Books || Shop Here

Quilt Cover || Shop Here

Blue Throw || Shop Here

White blanket ||  Shop Here

Pom Pom Cushion || Shop Here

Kitten Toy || Shop Here

Ballerina Toy || Shop Here

Rabbit Toy || Shop Here

Star Cushion || Shop Here

Blush Floor Cushion || Shop Here

Mongolian Sheepskin || Shop Here

Koala Wooden Toy || Shop Here

Lamp || Target

Pink Vase || Adairs

Faux Flowers ||  Adairs

Blue Cushion || Country Road

Pencils and Acrylic Cup || Officeworks

Star Wand || Cotton On Kids

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For more information on Homebuyers Centre click below

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

 

 

20 of the Prettiest Floral Prints

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Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you had a lovely week and are looking forward to the weekend as much as I am!

With spring fast approaching, I want to show you a collection of beautiful floral prints that I recently put together. I find artwork is one of the easiest ways to change the look of a room, and with so many on the market you can find some great, affordable designs. I have tried to showcase a wide range of colours, styles and stores in hope that something will catch your eye. A special mention to Jenni for taking my original list from 15 prints to 20 lol!!

In my selections (as always) I have chosen budget friendly options as well as limited edition pieces, that are more expensive. I know that it’s not always realistic to buy new art/homewares every season but flowers are a versatile subject matter that are certainly not limited to spring styling. To make everything that tiny bit easier, I will also list a bunch of my favourite ready made poster frames, as well as a few framing professionals further down. Enjoy!

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  1. ‘Springtime’ print | Shop here
  2. ‘The Catherine’ print | Shop here
  3.  ‘Rosewater’ print | Shop here
  4. ‘I Saw You Standing There’ | Shop here
  5.  ‘Driving In The Hills’ print | Shop here
  6.  ‘Tetra Gum’ limited ed | Shop here
  7.  ‘Petal Play Take 2 #67’ print | Shop here
  8. ‘King Protea’ print | Shop here
  9. ‘Abstract Flowering Gum’ | Shop here
  10. ‘Orchid Bliss II’ print | Shop here
  11. ‘See Through Me’ fine art print | Shop here
  12. ‘La Orchidea’ limited ed | Shop here
  13. ‘Paeonia’ print | Shop here
  14. ‘Stella’ fine art print | Shop here
  15.  ‘Ethereal’ print | Shop here
  16.  ‘Flowering Gum’ limited ed | Shop here
  17.  ‘Hydrangrian by Joelle’ print | Shop here
  18.  ‘Marley’ fine art print | Shop here

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I love them all and can’t actually decide on my favourite… but what if you’re not a floral type of girl? … or maybe you cannot talk your partner/hubby into yet another flower print- I have you covered with some gorgeous shrub designs! Below are my favourite three prints that will bring life to your home without being too floral or feminine.

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  1. ‘Silver Leaf’ print | Shop here
  2. ‘Shades’ print | Shop here
  3. ‘Shrub’ print | Shop here

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Lastly, I get asked a lot where I buy my poster frames from so I will list a few places for you to check out. For the expensive pieces of art that I own, I get them framed at Arts Edge in Joondalup. If you’re in central Perth Gallery 360 in Subiaco are great too. If you’re based in the eastern states, Kara at Forman Picture Framing is your go to lady. If you want a ready made frame, the following stores are where I look first.

‘Frame Depot’ poster frames at Spotlight are probably my fave, especially the timber one in 50x70cm. I don’t know if it has proper glass but it’s not the plastic stuff that distorts the look of your prints. It’s thick like glass but not as heavy (so clueless sorry.) Shop here.

Officeworks have great frames in a tonne of different colours, sizes and frame thicknesses. I know some of the frames they stock are glass (I’ve smashed my fair share of them) but it’s probably best to choose one in person because I can’t remember the brand I bought sorry. Shop here.

Norsu Interiors have a gorgeous range of poster frames and the larger sizes have a string already attached. Gosh a string makes things so much easier to hang!!! Shop here.

Ummm, who else…Country road have some elegant/ streamline frames that I obsess over and they also have a video on ‘How to hang a Frame Wall’ if you’re stuck on gallery wall positioning.  Shop here.

Then of course you have kmart, target, freedom furniture and general discount stores that also stock affordable frames to hang your new artwork in.

Well I hope for anyone still reading, this post has been both eye candy and informative at the same time. I can’t wait to see more floral prints popping up in my feed soon with Spring quickly heading our way. If you have any questions please fire away and I’ll respond as soon as I can 🙂 Have a fab weekend.

Much Love,

T xx

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Two main images styled by the lovely Jenni Farr, Photographed by me.

Repainted FROSTA Stools

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Happy Thursday everyone!

Today we were supposed to go and catch up with some awesome Perth girls but Chet woke up with a sore ear so we stayed home and got our craft on instead. We repainted the FROSTA stools from Ikea for Chet’s little desk area and they look soooo cute! They instantly brighten up this corner and tie everything together.

I didn’t take any progress shots (sorry) because I wasn’t expecting them to turn out nicely BUT they look so much cooler than I thought they would. Thinking back now I probably should have primed them but they still turned out beautifully… and I’m not a DIY guru so I can’t tell the difference. I literally just wiped them down and painted straight over the top and they look (and feel) fine.

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Here is a list of what we used, including the paint colours:

Two Stools || Shop Here

Paint Sample Pots || Dark Teal || Light Sage

Sample Pot Roller || Click Here

38mm Angled Paint Brush || Shop Here

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Here’s how we painted them:

I stood the legs on four mugs so it was easier to paint the bottom of the legs. I used the paint brush to do one leg at a time. I roughly covered it in paint and then put another layer on with the mini roller (to get a smoother finish.) The angled brush helps you paint the underneath side of the legs much better.

I did all four legs, then flipped it over and painted the underneath. I didn’t roll this part.

I then stood the stool back on the mugs while I painted the top and rim with the brush, then the roller (like I did with the legs.)

I waited an hour for them to dry and then repeated the process once more.

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There you go, super easy and as I said above, I’m not a DIY genius so I didn’t bother priming them. If you want them to last longer it’s probably a good idea to prime them before painting.

Anyway, while I was painting those two stools, Chet was decorating a miniature one I bought him. I actually love it. He’s done such a great job for an ‘almost’ three year old.

What do you think? Do you love the blue tones? More importantly has Chet done a better job than me? Haha I agree! His has personality and sentimental value.

Much Love,

T xx

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