the versatility of monochrome decor

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I am a colour fiend – I can’t help it. But if it’s one thing I wish I had the restraint to do, it’s work a monochrome colour palette in my home. I see black and white furniture, crockery, soft furnishings and more in stores and my heart flutters a little. There’s something so simplistic about this theme. Here’s a little inspiration from my time spent swooning toward these colours.

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form, function and fun at freedom

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Freedom and I have had a long friendship. I recall saving up across several paycheques as an 18 year old and going to Freedom to get my first real bedroom setting; an amazing bed, tallboy and two bedside tables combination. Years on (I won’t divulge exactly how many) I still gravitate toward this homewares haven for the very same reasons I did back then; phenomenal furniture with form, function and fun. On with the store tour…

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | I saw this polka dot Home Republic bedspread on the Adairs website on Friday and high-tailed it to the Supa Centa Moore Park on Saturday to grab this bad boy. I just love how happy it is. The pic above is a media image, sadly, but once I have it on my bed and my side tables are decked out appropriately you’ll see full pics. Side note; the underside is aqua. Too good!

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creative finds | this weekend’s top six

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1 | What does one do on a Saturday morning once they’ve watched their recorded home decorating shows? They go vintage store shopping, of course (you know I love me some second hand finds)! I made the treck to Vinnies in Brookvale to see what preloved treasures I could uncover and came across this little beauty. I have some tips on second-hand shopping come up this week, with more finds like this one included.

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simplicity and sophistication at country road

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It takes quite a store to lure me away from using bright colours in my home. But only moments into my snap-filled store tour of Country Road in Bondi Junction, I felt compelled to call my partner, tell him the skip was pulling up outside at any given moment and prepare him for yet another complete home overhaul. You know, a  leave nothing behind scenario. This is what I call the CRE (Country Road effect) – and boy had I been struck down with it.

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creative finds | this weekend’s top six

While the people of Sydney were going gaga over Mardi Gras this weekend, I was – predictable – caught up in my very own parade, across  local homewares stores!

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1 | Granted, I’m not huge on orange, but there’s something kinda breathtaking about these awesome mine and yours Home Republic text pillow covers from Adairs; the clouds, the chevron back pillows, the pop of aqua. It’s the most playful bed I’ve seen in a while and I’m big enough to admit that I want to burn my current bedspread so I have a valid reason to get this one.

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brighten up your space with a citrus splash

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At a friends place recently, I saw a rogue orange and random lemon scattered on her kitchen bench. The iPhone got put down soon after and in a moment of genius I realised what great colours these are to brighten up a space (especially during summer Down Under). Check out some yellow, orange and green decorating inspiration:

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creative finds | this weekend’s top five

As always, the weekend is the time when I get out and about to scope the stores, look at bar and restaurant decor or hit the galleries for a bit of artistic inspiration. This week was no different. Check out some of the things I saw!

White elephant from Sky Parlour Store1 | This gorgeous elephant lives at Sky Parlour – an amazing homewares store in Kensington, Sydney. I recently did a store tour there and this little guy just called out to me. I have decided to call him Elton. He just looks like an Elton, don’t you think?

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