Crimson Stripes

I’m loving the new red rugs from Armadillo & Co.

Band Stripe Rug

Sally Potharst and Jodie Fried founded rug company Armadillo & Co when they were working together on a rug for Jodie’s Bholu collection.

Sas Lena from Bholu

Made by artisans who are cared for under the Fair Trade practices, these rugs are Armadillo’s first adventure into colour.

I love the combination of strong stripes and bold colour and made from 100% wool, they are soft underfoot. Perfect for winter.

Ribbon Stripe Rug

What about you? Would you like some colour on your floor?

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Littlest Pet Shops

My daughter is a collector. For the past three years she has been collecting little plastic animals called Littlest Pet Shops.

Littlest Pet Shop Party

They all have names and she keeps a book of their personalities and traits. She will set them up in various locations and groups and they all “chat” away to each other for hours.

It wasn’t until they all sat side by side on my office window sill that I realised we needed a permanent home for them.

I wanted a shadow box but something a little more “girly” than this one I saw on Desire To Inspire.

via Desire To Inspire

Then I found this image over at Decorology. But as she had over 100, this was far too small. So we enlisted Dad’s help.

via Decorology

I worked out how many rows and how many dividers we would need and a box was built. We enquired about framing but couldn’t find the right frame. Finally we bought some framing lengths and a frame was made.

Then we chose a paint colour and after numerous coats to cover the gilt, a shiny pink framed box appeared.

She had so much fun putting all the little guys into their new home.

It’s currently in animal order – you know, all the dogs in one compartment, the cats in another, etc.

But I can see that hours will be spent rearranging them in perhaps height order, or colour order, or accessory order, or…….


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Lily the pink

I am partial to a dash of hot pink and I couldn’t resist these lovely accessories I found last week.

I’m now hunting for some fabric to make a shade for the lamp for my daughter’s room. We’re about to redecorate her bedroom and she has chosen pink and aqua.

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Let there be light…..or colour……or both

At one of the Trade Fairs last week I spied some interesting light switch covers.

Now I know HPM have brought out a colourful range but I was having difficulty in seeing a reason to highlight the light switch.

Bright range from HPM

This more subdued colour range I can understand, especially if the wall colour was nearly the same and the light switch just blended into the wall.

Earth Range from HPM

But look at these cuties.

Skulls by Neo

Ballet by Neo

Princess by Neo

What a great idea for kids rooms or child friendly spaces in clubs and day care centres.

Shells by Neo

Hot Air Balloon by Neo

With over 110 different images, there’s one to suit every possible theme and even you can install them. They just clip over your existing HPM or Clipsal light switches.

Frangipani by Neo

Mini Masterchef by Neo

If you would like assistance in decorating your child-friendly space, contact us for on on-line or in-person consultation.

Strike me Pink……and Aqua

I wanted to share with you a new piece of art we have hanging in our home.

As you know, it was my daughter’s birthday recently and she has aspirations of being a fashion designer. She is also ready to redecorate her bedroom and has decided that her new colour scheme will be pink and aqua.

We found this image at Better Homes and Gardens and will be taking our colour inspiration from it.

via Better Homes and Gardens

So when I came across the works of Laura Trevey I knew it would be a welcome addition to the room – aqua, pink and fashion.

Chic in Pink by Laura Trevey

Girlie Girl by Laura Trevey

I bought four prints the same size and had them all framed together in one large white frame.I must admit I was a little worried the colours wouldn’t be as bright in the flesh as they were on my computer screen. But I had no cause for concern as they were exactly as I had expected.

Framed artwork

I love all of Laura’s watercolours for their bright colours and her whimsical style. She writes a fabulous blog on art, photography, fashion, design and entertainment.

Chesapeake Bay Crab by Laura Trevey

They would look great in any room in any home.

Caribbean Time by Laura Trevey

What do you think?

Dresses on the Rack by Laura Trevey

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