Category Archives: Interiors

01.02.15affordable art

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I can't believe it's February already… I've been pretty slack on the ol' blog so far this year (soz!) but I've been pretty busy with some projects and room makeovers around the house. Currently, I'm sourcing some funky prints for various places around the house. There's an abundance of awesome artists, designers, typographers and photographers out there and it really would be possible to browse online for weeks, months even, to find the perfect piece for your place.

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04.11.14Copper Calling

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It's no secret that copper is HOT in the world of design lately, but it is still pretty damn cool to see how designers and stylists are using this marvellous metal in new and exciting ways. While I'm not a fan of copper overload (such as 'The Copper Wall' from the latest season of The Block – hey, I don't need that much metal up in my grill), I do like me a little bit of copper. Pendants, desk accessories, candle holders, pots and mirrors are all perfect ways to introduce copper accents without challenging Ozzy Osbourne to the title of King of Heavy Metal.

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13.07.14Bone Inlay

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Intriguing and intricate. Cast your eye over these exotic pieces of bone inlay furniture. Originating from India, inlay is an exceptional form of art that sees piece of bone (usually camel or buffalo) or mother of pearl inlaid into the timber furniture frame. The process of creating a single piece of inlay furniture can take weeks, as several craftsmen delicately hand carve each individual piece of bone. 

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15.06.14Inspiration Board

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I've been wanting to make one of these inspiration boards for some time now. My own little collection of things that remind me why life is so great and why I do the things that I do. These boards are certainly not an original idea, but you can be as creative and original in your design as you like.

I collected a bunch of images that I love for whatever reason and started from there……

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26.10.13Vanity styling with glitter jars

willow&eve || vanity styling with glitter jars

Mason jars are so hot right now – my love of them is no secret. I decided to get crafty this afternoon and glam up some jars to use around the house. Was so easy, here's what you'll need if you want to give it a try yourself.

  • Jars or vases
  • Glitter (I'm digging gold lately so went with that)
  • Glue (something that dries clear – I used Mod Podge which works brilliantly)
  • Sponge paint brush
  • Tape (if you want straight lines)

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21.07.13For the love of Chevron

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Today on the blog, I wanted to talk about one of my favourite designs…. chevron! A simple little pattern, but I just love it :) Chevron is essentially a repeated inverted 'V' pattern, with quite a retro vibe to it. Although it was pretty popular back in the 70's and of course is making a huge come back of late, the pattern dates way back, with chevron being found in old stone carvings and other forms of artwork such as pottery.

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