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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 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.

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

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

Take Me Away – Corsica

With summer holidays over for many of us, there’s nothing better than a bit of holiday home eye-candy to lust over so we thought we’d share one of our all time favourite holiday homes situated in the beautiful Mediterranean. We first discovered this gorgeous Corsican home via real living a couple of years ago, we’ve always had an obsession with this French  island and this home perfectly blends with the islands unique rugged environment.

maison-en-pierre-en-corse-arizona-dream-2Home to Carol Gerland, a fashion PR executive and Fred, a photographer and their two girls Leah and Louise – this house is set amongst  the scrub-land with views to the sea. The design of the home was inspired by Arizonian architecture.
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The pool makes a fabulous main feature – we love how it looks like an oasis amongst the native scrub plantings.

maison-en-pierre-en-corse-arizona-dream-5carole-meylan-2carole-meylan-62The relaxed bohemian vibe is carried throughout the home with layered textures and touches of the desert with animal skulls prominently featured.

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carole-meylan-42Set over three levels the home gets gorgeous sea views and panoramic views of the town.

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The perfect spot for sunbathing, the home features many different decked areas to capture the sun all day long. We love these leather sunbathing mats!

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maison-en-pierre-en-corse-arizona-dream-8c2-(1)The pool is perfectly nestled amongst the landscape.

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Such a beautifully thought-out home, we would so love to be lazing by the pool and lapping up that gorgeous Mediterranean sunshine right about now!

Photography by Karel Balas via Milk Magazine

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