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A big girl room makeover

With little sister Olivia swiftly out-growing her bassinet it was time to move Georgia into a big bed and with that, time for a room makeover.

We decided to be our own client and go through the moodboard process for this room and it definitely paid off, you know exactly how everything will look from the get go and you can budget and save accordingly. Georgia’s room already had great structure, with board and battening and exterior weatherboards and it also has french doors that open out onto a little deck so gets great light.

I love french-country inspired design, and wanted a room that was girly without the need for pink that she is sure to outgrow. I wanted something neutral but with heaps of texture and most of all I wanted her to have the luxury of only the best Linen, Foxtrot at home linen to be exact. It was perfect timing too as Foxtrot are just about to launch their kids linen range, including single and king single duvets, pillowcases and bed and cot sheets.

We went for the natural duvet with the grey striped linen sheets and pillowcases, and they are just devine! I love snuggling in there with her at night and can’t wait to get a set for my own bed. Once you’ve felt these sheets for yourself – you’ll know what I mean, the quality is next level and they are a great price too.

With the bedding sorted, we chose a creamy scroll style daybed from Early Settler – which I nabbed off trademe with a brand new matress (score!)

Before Georgia was born I had a Fromage la Rue antique star made for her nursery, I just loved it as it dims as a nightlight and has a lovely warm glow – it’s also aged and textured so is perfect for the French Country look we wanted for the room. As you probably know we adore Numero 74 and their gorgeous pieces and so we partnered with Leo & Bella and chose a few fab neutral pieces including the garland, star cushion canopy and falling star garland. While not having a full on theme, we did tie in the ‘celestial’ look with the star elements and antiqued danish lace wings.

Her much loved Ikea kitchen has a great sunny spot at the end of her bed and we’ve used baskets to store all the extra kitchen accessories.

Over the other side of the room the antique leather chair is the hero – perfect spot for old bear and reading bedtime stories. The wall map was a vintage French find. As we’re still on the look out for the perfect wardrobe, we painted three lots of wall hooks from Kmart in the same colour as the walls. These work perfect for hanging dresses and rompers and displaying a few fave pieces.

Georgie loves her new room and especially her special bed! be sure to follow @foxtrot_at_home for the launch of their new kids linen range and stay tuned for an amazing giveaway.



A Fresh new look – Ses’ lounge makeover

Being at home with a new babe and spending more time in our gorgeous sun filled living room I decided it was time for a new look, something natural, earthy with a nod to my fave tribal luxe aesthetic.

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I was actually going through my archive collection of Sass & Bide clothing, having collected many embellished pieces over the last 15 years, when I came across a favourite high neck tunic in a tribal mudcloth style print embellished with cowrie shells and metallic accents. This is what I want in a lounge I decided and from there I started pinning like mad, compiling beautiful images that referenced the tribal texture I was after.


I still loved my zebra hide and it fit perfectly with the tribal look I was going for, same with the couches – they stayed too. Jen and I mocked up and mood-boarded everything before I purchased anything, so I knew exactly how the finished room would look – and it made sure I was disciplined and only purchased just what I needed. We do a lot of moodboards for clients so it was great to create one for myself.

We had recently used this Citta mango wood coffee table in a clients home, and I had fallen in love with it so had to have one for myself. I love the soft wash of the wood and how it adds a natural element to the room. The cushions were a mix of the Ourlieu (from our online store) and Pony Rider ones I had plus a few new Bonnie and Neil additions. We went for natural linen rather than stark black and white as its much easier to work with.


The Art was a piece from Hannah Lemholt, I had loved for a while so It really is the hero piece of the room and perfectly compliments the tribal necklaces which are a nod to the Sass & Bide top that influenced the rooms aesthetic. The round mirror was a great addition as it reflects our ‘Mary’ art piece and bounces the light around the room.

My Ahoy Trader collection sits above the black and white stripe feeding chair which is a perfect place to perch.


Another hero piece is our much awaited Moroccan wedding blanket pouf, its creamy tassels and silver coins add both texture and sparkle and act as a comfy seat for extra guests. A petrified wood tray, shell balls and marble planter for the draping philodendron complete the look.


While its not quite finished yet as I have a couple more pieces yet to arrive for the wall, I’m just loving the fresh calm feel. Itsso importat to have pieces around you that your love.

If you would like your own room makeover, contact us about our interior design services.

A Seriously ‘Cool’ home – The Black Shack

Its not often you find a home that’s the perfect mix of vintage, tribal and eclectic shabby chic but this home ticks all the boxes.

Named the Black Shack, this home is located in Wentworth Falls, in Rural Sydney. Its no wonder this place features such an amazingly curated collection of pieces – as the (former) home owner Jane Frosh is one half of the very clever interior styling duo Cool Edies.

jf0 jf5The home was a turn-of-the-century weatherboard miner’s cottage and with the creative touch of Jane and her family it has been transformed to this masterpiece.

jf3This textured reupholstered headboard looks amazing paired with shibori cushions and white floors. jf2How fun are the string party lights above kitchen bench!

jf1This living room and is so clever in how it pulls together modern and vintage stylesls together modern and vintage stylesjf1

Check out Carrie, their 1950s retro caravan, which was added as as additional guest accommodation.

672777-1_llhlauImages via Inside out Magazine, Photographer: Alicia Taylor

Keep up with the fab styling projects of the Cool Edies duo here

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