Colour

OOH I am so excited because we have finally found our house and I have already been collecting loads of inspiration for renovations. What I have found is that no matter what space you have to work with, whether you can financially renovate everything at once or if you need to do it slowly, you can make your space amazing with just some creative-out-the-box ideas.

Here are a few hot ideas for colour infusion and using an older style kitchen look fabulous. In fact this could be a brand new retro kitchen installed for all we know!

source: The best blog ever – The Design Files

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Ozzie LOVE – Part1

Hello friends. This post is of great honor because it shows the houses that the BEST blog ever has shared. The reason I would like to share with you is because it inspires me no doubt to be me and to love creative spaces and homes. I look forward to Lucy‘s posts every day and I picked a few snaps of the spaces that inspired me most at this time. I am sure you all follow The Design Files already!!?? Though, if you missed a few inspiring places, here are some of my best picked Ozzie spaces… I love Oz, especially because my 2 best mates now share that beautiful creative and awesome place ♥

colour usage

cushione and layout of couch

cute idea

 

kitchen onto deck example

lounge relaxed

open plan

outdoor dining

photo framed

pictures above couch

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verandah

white walls and wooden floors-colour

white with wooden floors

 

Michiko Shimada

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Do you know what I LOVE about blogging? It is finding amazing creative people and sharing about them! It is about seeing something or feeling a revelation and sharing it because why the keep it inside?? It has to be shared!
That is why I bring you, with much excitement, MichikoShimada
Known for her simplicity and clean work, quirky and fun designs. Her handmade ceramics blow me away.
You can buy her beautiful work here.
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Growing with your children – Avo & Salt

Have you ever eaten and avocado pear without salt? I just did and it’s rather horrible. The salt brings in an essence that allows the avo flavour to enhance and to taste somewhat delicious. Why the avo and salt you ask? Well, I had the revelation that growing with your children is the salt needed in parenthood.

As you grow with your children by making the right choices,  I realise that you are naturally adding salt to your avo without even thinking about it.

For example : I have always heard and seen many examples whereby the parent reacts to their children in a mirror-like behaviour the child is expressing and that is where you bite some avo but have no salt.
Talking to myself I sheepishly look back to my examples of eating avo without salt and I remember that my child had received no flavour, no salt, and no essence from my childish reaction. In fact it’s quite in vain and only aggravated me by behaving this way.
In the moment of discipline and trying to be a good parent, between trying to hold your household together and still look reasonably presentable in the mornings, you somehow, in-between all that STUFF have to take hold of your maturity (because you are the adult!) and react to your kids tyrannosaurus rex scream/ smacking/ kicking/ crying in a manner that will bring life and bring fruit. That will bring SALT!
“Heck – how do I do that?”, “I have reached my limit!”, “I’m just too tired”
One word. Grace. God’s grace and with that grace He will give you wisdom. Just ask Him. He will give it to you in a second, in the moment of sheer panic and anger. In a second the spilt juice on the floor or vomit linen, or fighting siblings, or running out of milk when its bedtime; moments somehow fall into line, because YOU are in line with the Grace of God.
Believe it or not. It works and it’s so relieving. It takes the load off and somehow, you manage to give salt because you have received it.
So take another day, and know that tomorrow will be better because you asked and because He gave.

 

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Image source: patis

Christmas List – Spoil yourself

Ok, so Its that time of year. I love Christmas! I love the vibe, the cheesy music, the food and wine. I love the family and friends and I love the time leading up to it. The festivity. I am always the early one putting up my tree and I dont care if you agree or not- I enjoy it. Though, I will be honest and say I am not a big spender of Christmas gifts because its not about the gifts. But the whole essence of giving and loving  makes me so happy.

I am oozing over some lovely Superbalist finds, see below …

Trousseau Linen

Trousseau Linen – Love the dark modd it brings. Can buy it here for R1,249.00.

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Jug by Design letters , found here for R799.

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Superbalist Furniture

Superbalist furniture offers the Storage Tower for R2,399.00 and  the Lyss Dining chairs R2,399 for set of 2.

{ Love, love, love. }

Ill be dipping into some cheaper options but today I started on things you can splurge in!

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Anthropologie LOVE

Ok so Its Christmas around the corner. I’m also in a ‘get organised’ mood lately and I’ve also been feeling like I need to jack up the fashionista in me! So I have taken 20, yes 20 LOVES from Anthropologie.

Watch this space for more inspiration local and overseas before Christmas ends.

Loving the copper, gold and animal prints. Belt, copper floating shelves, copper hooks and fabulous shoes.

Baskets, desk organiser and bright plate. Enjoying the rich warm colours.

Ok so the above says it all. No need to write anything … but … Drool.

Copper fern earing to match anything really and some great blue hues and funky print top. Also the boots and black skinnies are gorg and so it this stoneware, beautifully made.

Soft pink, demin, forest green go wonderfully together matched with some awesome wire baskets to us anywhere in your home. I want some!

Happy shopping here.