Decorating Trend: Ladder Shelves

We’ve noticed another decorating trend in the stores recently – Ladder Shelves.  Yep bookshelves that look like ladders and tripods.  We love these A frame industrial style ones. Left – Etagerie Style open ladder bookcase from The Country Trader Right – Phil Bee Interiors Industrial tripod bookcase from Wayfair DIY Decorator Sourcebook 1.   Shelving […]

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Home Office – White desk

    DIY Decorator Sourcebook 1.  White Linnmon table from Ikea. 2.  Kate Spade correspondence set from The Gilded Pear. 3.  Large white letters from Alfresco Emporium. 4.  Bonnie & Neil handpainted cushion from St. Barts. 5.  Hemnes white console table from Ikea. 6.  Medium concrete planter from Sarai Homewares. 7.  Candle from Grace & James. […]

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Bathroom Baskets Roundup

Rattan bathroom accessories

Earlier in the week we posted ideas for using baskets in your bathroom – see here.  Now that you’re inspired to add some baskets to your room, we wanted to share some of the nicest baskets we’ve seen lately. DIY Decorator Sourcebook 1 & 2.   Small grey wicker basket from Howards Storage World 3 […]

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Get the Look – Reading Nook

Get the Look - Reading Nook

When I found this picture from Desire to Inspire, I pinned it to Pinterest straight away.  I just loved the look and feel of this reading nook.  I’ve scoured our directory to find just the right products to re-create this look.  Image from Int2 Architecture via Desire to Inspire  DIY Decorator Sourcebook 1.   PHE […]

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Side Tables

I love a well positioned side table in my living room that is both functional and stylish, it should be just in reach to hold everything you need to relax in your favourite chair. Some styling tips for a side table to be functional and effective are that you should be able to reach a […]

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Ikea Hack Breakfast Bar Stool

Makeover Ikea breakfast bar stool

 Ikea Hack to turn the Henriksal breakfast bar stool into a designer piece. In this months Home Beautiful magazine there was a feature of a Brisbane based interior designer’s home.  It is a lovely Queenslander home and beautifully decorated.  In the article the designer confessed that the breakfast bar stools were actually from Ikea and […]

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Ikea Slipcovers

When you are decorating your house on a budget it is inevitable that you may end up paying a visit to that little Nordic boutique known as IKEA.  Their slip covered sofas and chairs are affordable and have the benefit of a truly removable cover that can be machine washed.  Whist IKEA sell a range […]

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