Holiday Feasting

An eye-catching tablecloth and fresh flowers – what more do you need?...

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Christmas at The Society inc.

Yesterday I paid a visit to one of my favourite stores, Sibella Court’s The Society inc. in Paddington. Overflowing with delightful handmade treasures from all over, I always find the shop so inspiring. Full of Christmas cheer, there were glitter origami, felted unicorn, paper flowers and other gorgeous bits and pieces to give this festive season a much-needed injection of sparkle and colour in the face of the awful weather Sydney has been experiencing.                                ...

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Red: A DIY Story

Recently I wrote about the power of the colour red. This time I wanted to share with you how to seamlessly thread this strong hue into your decor. I like to follow the 60:30:10 rule: when choosing colours for a room, stick to three because this is enough to make it interesting without clashing or confusing. Then, rather than using equal amounts of each colour, divide them into 60%, 30% and 10%. The main colour should cover around 60% of the space i.e. the walls, add 30% of the second colour i.e. major furniture pieces and flooring, and the final 10% is a third colour that brings the whole scheme together and creates accents where you...

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Who Framed Who?

Hi All, You may have noticed that I changed the picture in my header. I really like this arrangement and wanted to share it with you.   As promised, this post is about a recent DIY project of mine: framing and hanging a photo gallery. There are two things that led me to this idea:  1) I recently completed a graphic design course where I learnt my way around Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Some of you might smile and think, “Where has this person been in the last 10 years and how has she survived without using these tools?” Well, finally equipped and dangerous, I decided to put my newly-acquired skills to the...

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From Riches to rags

Hi All, You may have noticed that I changed the picture in my header. I really like this arrangement and wanted to share it with you.   As promised, this post is about a recent DIY project of mine: framing and hanging a photo gallery. There are two things that led me to this idea:  1) I recently completed a graphic design course where I learnt my way around Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Some of you might smile and think, “Where has this person been in the last 10 years and how has she survived without using these tools?” Well, finally equipped and dangerous, I decided to put my newly-acquired skills to the...

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