Friday, 24 April 2015

An Exclusive Tour of Auckland Interior Designer, Irene Crean's Home - Part One of Four

Recently I featured a post on Auckland interior designer, Irene Crean's French Provincal style, Epsom house. So unique is her home, it has featured in several publications and was previously part of the 2014 NZ House & Garden tours. In my prior post I could only publish a few images, however, I am excited to say I was recently invited to spend a morning photographing Irene's home for the blog.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Spotted This Week - 10 Great Spaces

1. A fabulous array of cushions in a beach side bungalow. Contrast pattern, add texture but keep to a minimal colour palette for calmness. In this instance, my personal favourite, blue and white - Designer Lauren Christine Henno.

Friday, 17 April 2015

DIY - Coastal Style Chest With Voodoo Molly Vintage Paint

One of the fun things about being a blogger is the opportunity to test new products and when it comes to something new in the field of paints, I get really excited. A New Zealand company, Voodoo Molly have created a range of paints for the purpose of decorating furniture and have a gorgeous palette of colours. Keen to put their paints to the test I came up with a makeover for an old Rimu trunk.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Vintage Style and Cottage Charm in Joanna Madden's Home

Above: Start a collection 

A talented photographer always knows exactly the right angles to show off an interior to its best but It always helps to have something interesting to photograph. Joanna Madden's pretty cottage with her collectable vintage items and interesting vignettes is a the perfect home to photograph.

Friday, 10 April 2015

A Hop, Skip and a Jump From the Sea Lies a Beautiful New England Style Home

I am sorry for my absence this week, an extended Easter break is my only excuse. I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter whether you headed to the beach or simply enjoyed the fresh spring air as my US readers are doing right now. Autumn or spring are both good excuses for making a few changes around the home and drawing ideas from inspiring interiors such as this New England style beauty, is a good place to start.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

A Kaleidoscope of Easter Egg Inspiration

Above, make this pretty cake and surprise family and friends - Instructions over at The Cake Blog

It's that time of the year when we feast on chocolate eggs and give thanks on Easter Sunday and I must admit I have been pretty slack in getting an Easter post up. In NZ it is a long Easter weekend and even though it is the tail end of summer, it is still beautiful weather and most people will be heading to the beach. I am not doing anything special but for Easter I may have a go at making the truffle eggs I discovered. With all the Easter inspiration I found, it is possible to make your own chocolate eggs, ice some ombre cookies, make some cute family photo eggs and lots more...
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