this week’s top seven creative finds


1 | You may call it a rusty old bird cage, but I call this beauty – that I snapped at Halchemy Design in Newtown – the things vintage dreams are made of. I absolutely adore this sort of vibe and would love to pop a few giant candles in this gem for a splash of old-world-meets-new. The little bird they’ve perched inside just caps off this piece wonderfully, as does the subtle blue tones that are peeking through the rust. Are you a fan?


2 | I have to admit, red roses are at the top of my never-get-these-for-me list (a little too mainstream, in my humble opinion). Vary outside of red, though, and you’re definitely onto a winner. I grabbed this glorious bunch for a friend’s birthday from the floral masterminds at Garlands Florist in Surry Hills and I just adore the pink and apricot hues in this bloom. Wrapped up in gorgeous brown paper, they exude understated beauty if you ask me!


3 | I am all about keeping the home relaxed, lived-in and playful, so these toys from Monster Threads are exactly the sort of thing I gravitate to when I want to ensure my space retains a sense of fun. The gorilla has to be my fave because I love the colour combo and the furry hands, though the lion is giving him a bit of stiff competition. Too cute!


4 | In case you didn’t see me banging on about it over social media this past week, I must inform you of how excited I was to get a behind the scenes tour of Temple & Webster last Wednesday. The full blog post is coming this week, but I had to show you the furniture and accessories that met me as I entered this homewares wonderland. Get a load of the warmth coming off that armchair and rug. Talk about editing a space to its full potential. Adore.


5 | Still on my day at Temple & Webster for a moment, I spotted this glorious chair that stylist Jessica Bellef had sourced to use in a photo shoot. Where did she source it? From none other than my fave local place for all things stunning for the home, Sky Parlour! You know how much I adore these girls’ work, so it was a truly small-world moment when I laid my eyes upon it. Isn’t it the textural perfection?


6 | My friends always make fun of me for being obsessed with the three C’s: cats, cushions and candles. I’m big enough to admit that they’re completely correct in their diagnosis. Thank the candle gods, then, that I got my mits on these stunning Barbary Lane candles. 100% soy wax and completely handmade in Sydney, a lot of love goes into producing these wonders. There are loads of scents to choose from, too, so hit their Facebook page, show them some Like and grab yourself a few (the French Pear is delicious)!


7 | I told you I was obsessed with cushions, and if my new business cards were anything to go by, I’m also a tad obsessed with chevron at the moment. My wander through Freedom this past week had me drooling over this little dream; a glorious red and grey number! My couch is dark blue, so this cushion would be a fabulous colour contrast (I also have my eye on a chevron rug from Freedom, but that’s another blog post altogether!).

2 thoughts on “this week’s top seven creative finds

  1. I’m with you on red roses – they look so, Not Real. I love full blown roses, they have a sense of life about them, and so much more romantic looking.
    Now if only I had a green thumb and a gorgeous English cottage garden….

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