Cherry Blossom Pink

Friday, June 8, 2012 0 comments


 
 









Pink is my favourite colour - so I am loving this burst of bright fuchsia pink. Whenever I see pink whether it be flowers, furnishing, clothes, make-up or even a bicycle my eyes light up, my heart skips a beat and I'm instantly lusting after it. I am passionate about all colours but for me pink is that extra bit special!  

Melissah xox

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Earthy Tones

Thursday, June 7, 2012 0 comments




 



 

 
When it comes to country style, I love earthy tones and natural textures - nothing too slick and polished. Rustic timbers, recycled floorboards, stacked firewood and chocolate finishes all come to mind. Fabrics are robust and hard wearing like wool, cotton and linen and rugs are warm and chunky - perfect for a fireside cup of coffee and some freshly baked goodies!

Melissah xox

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Gardening Style

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 0 comments







I have upped the anti in the gardening fashion stakes and bought myself a new pair of gumboots. Now don't get too excited I am not talking Hunter, Burberry or Chanel all of which I would love to own but couldn't possibly justify the cost. However, I did buy a colourful floral pair from Bunnings that are very chic and stylish for a bit of backyard gardening!

Melissah xox

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Exposed Timber Beams

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 0 comments







 


One of the things I love about country houses are exposed timber beams and recycled timbers. I have a ceiling beam running through my place and white painted timber ceiling lining boards. Both of these elements add so much warmth and personalty to the house. The lining boards were originally in natural pine so it was a big decision to paint them out but the end result was fantastic. Half way through I wish I'd never started but in the end it was was well worth the back breaking work and the 3 coats of paint!

Melissah xox

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Pink & Berry Crush

Monday, June 4, 2012 0 comments




 




 

 
What a beautiful mix of colours:-
pale pink, lavender, purple, cerise and white
all set off beautiful by flashes glossy green foliage and green satin bows.
What an interesting collection of vases, bottles and vessels
... but it's that hat box that takes the cake!
These colours are a perfect combination to
brighten up the house or dress up a table!

Melissah xox

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Country Style Details

Sunday, June 3, 2012 0 comments










The thing that gives a home that lived in, loved feel is all in the details.

I always find that when decorating a client's house the thing that is the hardest to get right and takes the longest are the details - 'the bits and pieces'. But for me, it's the attention to details that makes a house  : the cushions, the flowers, the quirky vintage finds, the antiques, the displays and the collections that give a home soul and personality.

Melissah xox

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Summer Passion

Saturday, June 2, 2012 0 comments








 
Nothing says summer more than :-
the smell of scented roses and lavender in a summer garden
floaty dresses in pastel shades
 reading under a shady tree, painting watercolours
summer breezes and warm, balmy evenings

Melissah xox

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Follow Your Dreams

Friday, June 1, 2012 0 comments



 






Believe in your dreams


I love living life to the fullest and soaking up everything.
Follow your dreams,
let your heart guide you and surround yourself with people who love and inspire you.
Be passionate and positive in your attitude to life.

Melissah xox

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