Thursday, 17 July 2014

Celebrity Style.. Ginnifer Goodwin's Apartment..

When I came across this feature of Ginnifer Goodwin's 2-bedroom home in LA, and found out that it was once owned by Charlie Chaplin, I just knew it would have a great story to tell..

I fell in love with Ginnifer Goodwin when she played the first wife of Johnny Cash in the movie 'Walk the line'.. She has such a sweet and charming personality and definitely portrays an antique vintage style.. And like her personality her apartment is surrounded by beautiful little treasures and one off antique pieces.. Enjoy..

Loving those black windows and who wouldn't want to cook on that 
amazing gas cook-top!!..

The entrance way wallpaper is 150 years old.. What great stories it could tell..

The old pictures of famous women fill this room with sophistication and those chairs are divine!!

A yellow dining table.. Need I say more.. 

I love a coffee table which can also be used as an ottoman.. It gives a room a relaxed feel..

I would definitely write my life away at this gorgeous black writing desk..

To read more about Ginnifer Goodwin and her gorgeous apartment click on the link here.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

DIY Day.. Create a Vertical Garden..

I love vertical gardens. They not help grow plants the easy way, but they look so stylish and add so much colour to the walls.. I am a hopeless gardener (much to my parents dismay) so I purchased this vertical garden kit from V-garden at the start of the year and my herbs are doing quite well (much to my hubby's surprise)..

But if you are good at gardening an want to create a vertical garden of your own.. Why not try some of these great ideas..

This vertical garden would look beautiful inside or outside of the home.. 
Perfect for the pokey cornered areas which are hard to style..

Using a shoe holder is a cheap alternative and is great for drainage.. Light to hang and once the plants grown they will hide the fabric casing..

These portable vertical gardens are great for small gardens or for rental properties..

This one is made out of timber slats, cut the holes, then create a barrier on the back with plastic wire and straw (hessian coffee bags would be good too).. build a stand for it or just lean it against a wall..

This is is made from plywood.. attach plastic bottles with tops cut (and put some holes in the bottom for drainage) put in a vertical line.. Again once the plants grow they will hide the bottles..

Cinderblocks (or you may know them as bessa-blocks) are very cheap and you can build this vertical garden to suit the area.. Perfect for a wall you want to hide..

Use an old chest of drawers.. pull the drawers half out and plant away.. Great way to add some colour to the backyard too..

I really love this idea.. It would look so gorgeous in a kitchen, laundry or entry hallway.. You could mix it up by using glass jars or coloured pots too..

Baskets are great for drainage so why not hang a few together with rope.. Use different sizes or all the same.. Wooden crates or boxes would look great too..

The trusty old pallet.. so popular right now.. an in-expensive alternative and again perfect for drainage.. You could mix it up by staining it or painting it to add colour.. or just leave it natural.. Use one on its own or gather a few side by side depending on your size area..

And since I am a plumbers wife.. I must show you a vertical garden made from PVC pipe or metal guttering!!
You can run them horizontal or vertical depending on your wall size.. 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Friday Favourites.. Wonderful wallpaper..

So the other Friday night I headed out with the gals for a little Mexican and to celebrate a couple of their birthdays.. And what did we end up talking about.. Wallpaper!! (Well isn't everyone else?!.. Haha)

My beautiful friends Ebony is having a little girl in October (so excited!!) and she was telling me how she was struggling to find nice wallpaper for the nursery in Australia.. This got me thinking.. So after a little research and a lot of searching.. here is some of my favourite wallpapers which you can purchase within Australia.. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A Local Look.. Kara Rosenlund

I love supporting local Australian artists.. There is so much talent within our borders and I think they should all be recognised and celebrated.. 

Today's 'Local Look' is Kara Rosenlund, an australian photographer who creates and sells these gorgeous prints.. She travels around Australia in her 'Travelling wares' pop-up caravan taking photos and selling vintage/antique wares (Dream job I know!).. Enjoy..

You can purchase one of these beautiful prints from her online store 'Travelling Homewares' here.. Or follow her travels on her website here..

Sunday, 6 July 2014

DIY Day - Style the TV on the wall..

A TV (as much as we don't like to admit it) has become an essential item in any home these days.. And now that the 'digital' world has taken over, long gone are those big boxed TV's and flat screens are the way to go! But having a large flat TV sitting on a cabinet just doesn't sit right to me (especially with little kiddies) they look like they will tumble at any time.. And since the are not the most beautiful item why not add some style with today's DIY mission.. Style the TV on the wall..

First option is to put some driftwood or stylish timber behind it.. 
It not only helps keep all the cords hidden but the jacquard edges of the timber takes away the 'square' look of the TV..

Create a gallery wall.. I love gallery walls as you can change them to suit your season.. 
And these walls framing a TV are so very stylish!..

Paint the wall black.. Ummmm MIND BLOWN!.. I love this idea.. Not only does it make the TV disappear but it adds a modern sleek look to the room..

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Add some bookshelves.. this will even out the heaviness of the TV along the wall and draw your eye away from the black box..

Hide it.. Such a simple option.. And I am sure there are so many ways to do this.. But I love the though of using an old map, fashionable artwork or an antique cabinet..

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And lastly, why not simply frame it.. This is a great way to add texture or colour to a room.. Use a secondhand antique one or if you are handy then whip up one of your own..

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And if you are not in a position to put the TV on the wall.. You can still make it stylish with these great ideas..

Create a gallery around the TV and cabinet..

Get a low lying cabinet and fill in the space above..

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Restore an old antique cabinet and place the TV inside.. 

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