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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas decorating with Balsam Hills

Don't you just love Christmas with all the beautiful lights and decor that we now have available here in Australia.

I always love decorating the house for Christmas and each year brings with it a new choice of theme. This year I decided to go a bit more natural and add a touch of copper.

Recently I was contacted by the wonderful people at Balsam Hills to see if I would like to host  a review on my blog.  Normally this is not something I would do but  I do love a gorgeous wreath and I was not disappointed.

It is very life like and has a great quality.  It was just what I needed to hang above my recently purchased console table. I added a few birds to fit in with my theme. It lights up beautifully and looks great at night. I would highly recommend one.

In fact the quality is so good I'm considering purchasing one of their trees to update the old one.

You can visit them here ...they now have a sale on so don't miss out!

Wishing you all a safe and wonderful Christmas.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A grown up bedroom space with a touch of charcoal grey...

There have been a lot of before and after posts on this blog recently. This post is not a before and after (mainly because I have no before pics) but rather an update of the spaces the young adults in this home frequent.

Having young adults living at home brings with it the challenge of allowing them to develop own personal spaces where they feel connected to their surroundings.

Luckily both girls enjoy having input into their spaces that reflect their personal style and preferences. I have loved watching them develop.

Room 1

Room 2

Notice the colour scheme....loving their choices....

Monday, June 15, 2015

Transforming a mess into a workspace

I'm finally feeling that the house is getting into a state that I am comfortable living with.
All of the old traditional  rustic country style is finally gone.

The study area was the last frontier that needed to be converted.

It had been living a double life- that of a study area and that of a dumping ground, for everything that needed to hidden away.
Yep, close the door and it doesn't exist any,more!

I was sick of closing the finally tackled the last bastion!

No easy feat considering it was painted half way up the walls with Suede effects paint.
Actually it was a lot easier to get rid of than I expected due to Dulux's  acrylic sealer undercoat ultra smooth (no not a sponsored post). We just sanded lightly then gave it one coat of the undercoat and voila! Ready to paint.

So now it looks like this:

where as before it looked like:


Favorite paint color- Dulux Hogs Bristle;


So now it is a bit of a man cave !

Some components of this room are:
Lamp- Freedom stores
Shelving- picked up on sale from Early Settler
Desk- Royce and Royce rustic country decor-Geelong
Lockers- purchased from Ebay and painted with chalk paint
Book boxes- IKEA
Collections: baskets, knick knacks-Ebay and Tyabb Vintage Shed
Clock & Ambersand- Typo
Footy jumper- gift

Still a little bit of tweaking but almost there. 



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