brights and whites team up for spring in this gorgeous new homewares range

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I love the freshness white and brights bring to homewares and Spring is certainly the time to celebrate the union of these colours. While we’re on the topic of celebrations, I’m toasting kikki.K for releasing this gorgeous new homewares collection, Svenska Hem, which takes the brand a step further in its glorious world domination. In stunning yellow, pink and minty shades, the new collection is all about crockery and kitchenware – and makes for distinctly colourful Spring entertaining.

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a look at dusk’s new artisan range; an all-stops train to candle heaven

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Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a strong love for the three C’s; cats, cushions and candles. The masterminds at Dusk are heeding my call for more of the latter, because their Artisan range has just hit shelves. As you can see, these candles look pretty stunning, but what I find interesting is that you can imagine what each new fragrance might smell like through their new Scent App on Facebook (we are officially living in the future).

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christmas has landed at ikea (hold me back!)

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Something really must be said about traditional Christmas colours; they take me right back to being a child in the eighties, before stylists turned the festive season blue and pink and orange and lime green. This year, IKEA has released its Christmas decorations in hues I can’t help but smile over; glorious gold and silver plus a generous dose of green and red. What can I say? I want it all and I need it all – immediately if not sooner! No, really, someone get me to IKEA before I throw a tantrum (just like in the eighties).

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trending: stylish skulls (and where to buy them)

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The skull trend is showing no signs of slowing down. I spotted my first one earlier in the year when they were most prominent in the market, but the trend just doesn’t want to go away. Not that I’m complaining; I love the edginess this look can give to a home. And luckily, they’re popping up not only as ornaments, but in pot plants, cushions, glassware and more. Let’s take a look at some of my fave skull discoveries (and where you can nab them, of course!). The one above is from Sky Parlour and is an absolute standout.

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news just in: the beanbag is back (and these ones go indoors and out)

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Like the face of an ageing starlet, it seems everything old becomes new again – and the beanbag seems to have received a glorious modern-day rejuvenation. The ones I’m showcasing on the blog today are from local company Crashmat – and the best part is that there are indoor and outdoor varieties for man, woman and child (and your pampered pooch, of course!). With summer on the horizon, I can already envision myself in one of these, poolside, with a cocktail in hand!

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get your mitts on some florence broadhurst decor at up to 30% off

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I’m so happy that the designs of Aussie icon Florence Broadhurst are being brought back to life by the team at Signature Prints, who have acquired her archive and produced stunning limited addition homewares – some of which you see here. Thankfully for Broadhurst devotees, these must-have home decor pieces can most definitely be yours – and with up to 30% off the usual price, might I add!

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handmade rugs with heart – I’m in love!

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I’ve said before on the blog that rugs are the new cushions; often mass produced and a dime a dozen. That is entirely true until you lay eyes on the pieces produced by local company Pampa. Vicky Aguirre and Carl Wilson – the couple behind the brand – travelled to Argentina and met with local artisans, who hand wash, spin, thread and dye the rugs by hand, resulting in some one-of-a-kind floor coverings you really need to nab.

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check out the papaya christmas collection (and go in the draw to win a tree)

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Nothing gets me more excited than Christmas imagery. I can’t explain in words how much I love decorating at this time of year. Everyone complains that the stores get Christmas wares out too early, but I’d love nothing more than having them around all year long! The team at Papaya have once again outdone themselves this year with their festive decorations – and not only can you view them in this post, but you can go in the draw to win a stunning Christmas tree too – valued at $249.95!

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a look at the new made by typo store

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It’s no secret that I’m a bit obsessed with Typo; it’s the go-to store for all things affordable and on-trend in stationery and beyond. I was having kittens, then, when I saw these images of the new Made by Typo pop-up store in Geelong, which has just further fuelled my love for this crafty destination. I’m booking my flights down there immediately if not sooner (and I will be taking all of those pom poms home with me!).

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temple & webster’s handmade markets

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At this very moment, I’ve pressed 00 on the phone and am about to press the final 0 to get the ambulance to my home; these images of the goods available at Temple & Webster’s Handmade Market are positively heart racing! This long weekend, the online homewares haven will present their second Handmade Markets Event in partnership with Jacqui Fink of Little Dandelion and I am going bananas over the entire scenario!

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