Thursday, 2 July 2015

Point Lonsdale home

I just spotted this beautiful home on The Design Files and couldn't help but share it here. Click the link for the original story and photos from the site. 

Its so perfect! 
This may well be my dream home :-)

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


There's a city right up the tippy top of Australia named Cairns that's a tropical paradise. Close to six months ago I had a vision of the Australian winter in the place where I live, with its -2 degrees mornings and thought -right! i'm going to book a winter trip to somewhere tropical and balmy! Hence, our week in Cairns last week.

I thought i'd share a couple of photos ...

Stylevise Summer edit: poolside glamour

I was thrilled when I saw that one of my picks was posted on Stylevise's latest edit.

Here's the post featuring the cool Rachel Comey swimsuit (top, second from left - available from creatures of comfort) that is so glamorous, but cheeky and Wonder Womanish at the same time!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Using washi tape to customize party things

I've been planning/styling my daughter's upcoming birthday party. 

It's just going to be a small party this year with a couple of friends. Since its small i'm planning to make the table setting extra special and lavish and a very lavish over-the-top cake inspired by the amazing Katherine Sabbath. Have you seen her cakes? If you haven't, go and google her name + cake and you'll squeal with delight! ;-)

I was thinking about how I could customize some cute wooden spoons and some party noise makers to make them prettier - the answer: washi tape!
The result below:

More photos post party in a couple of weeks time!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Orla Kiely resort 2016

This collection is lovely. How perfect is the colour palate too? It has all of Orla Kiely's usual elements but with these beautiful dusky colours.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Style project: Garbage Truck 2nd Birthday Party

Last month I was delighted to have the opportunity to style a birthday party for client Carrie, who has a little boy that is turning 2. 

He loves garbage and garbage trucks and Carrie felt that would be the perfect theme for his second birthday party in the park.

Here are some snippets of the Style Project that I did for Carrie:

I chose green, blue and silver for the theme colours, as they are lovely bright colours for a children's party and also typical trash truck colours. The silver reminded me of old fashioned steel trash cans.

 Next, I suggested some relatively easy diy projects and some games that would work perfectly at the park...

For the food and drinks I stuck to a bright and cheerful lime green colour, with different patterns to mix it up. I suggested that Carrie buy the bulk of her items from Target as they have great returns and shipping policies and then get some extra bits and pieces from etsy to add some cool details, such as the Newsprint wax paper, which could be used to line food baskets. The newsprint matched the Trash theme perfectly!

Sticking to a budget and keeping costs down was important, so I suggested items from a big retailer and then adding some wow factors, such as the gigantic mylar balloon. An additional wow item was the two choices for favours ..

Carrie was very keen to make her own cake, but wasn't keen on using fondant, so I sourced the perfect Truck shaped cake, which was great looking, but not too tricky. The invitations needed to be purchased already printed up, so I found two different options for those, which both looked great and would be mailed out ready to go.

I had such a great time styling this party. If you like what you see, you can hire me via Stylevise :)
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