Hands up who keeps greeting cards they receive? I definitely don’t keep them all (ugh, clutter!) but I do keep cards that have particularly sentimental messages, great design, were handmade or were for extra special occasions. This card, made by a...
This is definitely not a spectacular before & after. It’s more one of those projects that no one will even notice is done but us since it falls under ‘repair’ rather than ‘redecorate’. The ‘before’ scene was rather embarrassing when...
Out of all the shades of blue around, most of which are delightful, the previous owner of our place chose a fairly unappealing one (shown here with her furniture). So, after living in an off-white house my whole life and...

Disguising a TV

While The Man was constantly bemoaning our chunky old tube television, I was quite unfussed by it. However I admit that when we did upgrade, I was excited at the prospect of not having to decorate around a black box. That is, until...
One Kings Lane One of the greatest challenges in decorating a living room is what to do with the television. Sure, it’s great that we now don’t have chunky black boxes, but now we have ever-growing screens that can dominate...
100 Layer Cake There are loads of ways to reuse an old frame, but this has to be my favourite. It’s so versatile: use your new tray on your dresser for jewellery or perfume, in the bathroom for your lotions...
This month’s Houzz guest picks combines two of my favourite things: home accessories and typography. Check out this and loads more examples in my alphabet cushion soup over at Houzz.
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Lounge update

We have made quite a few changes to the lounge over the last few months since I last posted about it. I didn’t take any photos to share because, along with new furniture, we also had a room strewn with boxes...
The Man & I have been in our home for two years and there are still tons of little changes I would love to make… if only money and time were no object. The real world may not look like...
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What a dish

After our wine and cheese party a few months ago, I mentioned we had a casualty (well, actually we had a few but this one couldn’t be fixed with a Panadol and a sleep in): a beautiful large silver platter. It was an engagement...