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Homely Creatures at Life Instyle Sydney 2014

Almost a year ago (already!?) I moved to Melbourne. I quickly discovered that I wasn't as busy with freelance design work as I was in London and had a minor career/identity crisis before deciding to use the spare time I had to finally start my own product range, and do it properly. So in attempts to go fully legit' I am exhibiting Homely Creatures at Life Instyle in the First Instyle section. I have no idea how its going to go, however I have a feeling its going to be a massive learning experience. I have received so much lovely feedback from the Melbourne stores I have visited, I would be chuffed if the retailers attending the trade fair are...

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Inside my home – The lounge

Hi! Come in, come in. Come through to my lounge. Take a seat. Can I make you a cuppa? :) A couple of weeks ago I showed you inside my guest room/office. Today its the living area. Although it isn't where I'm supposed to be working (given such a great office) it is where I spend most of my time. I love this room! A lovely open space with white walls, an awesome couch and sliding glass doors that let the sun pour in. There is a great view of our courtyard and easy access to the open plan kitchen, which I will show you soon enough. Also easy on the eyes is the lounge chair that I found at...

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Inside my home - The guest room

Hello lovelies. How are we this happy hump day? Recently I have been attempting to balance launching the Homely Creatures product range with freelance work and getting our place ready for visitors. I can't tell you how much I enjoy having guests over, especially when they are friends from London who I haven't seen in ages. My inner house wife comes out and I transform my disaster-zone-esk office into a welcoming guest room. The office/guest-bedroom has a different character to the rest of the house because this is where I keep a lot of my fun, colourful and quirky homewares. In this room, I explore my love of bright colours and craft with my handmade wire fox bust and neon...

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Royal Nursery - Baby Nurseries fit for a Prince

With the birth of Will and Kate's royal baby boy, it seems the whole world is going ga ga, getting clucky and coming down with a bout of baby fever! I don't have a bundle of joy myself, but am preparing to launch a Homely Creatures product range designed specifically for baby nurseries and kids rooms. My brother has just had a baby boy making me an Auntie and I also have some friends with buns in the oven. So in the spirit of things I thought I would bring to you some ideas for decorating a nursery that is fit for a prince or princess. There are some lovely examples floating around the blogosphere and these are my fav...

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Restoring a lounge chair - Part 3

I am proud as punch to say that I have finished 'restoring' an old lounge chair I found in a garage sale. I am so happy with the final result! If you want to be less impressed, you can read about how I did it in Part 1 and Part 2. Considering I had no idea what I was doing and attempted to re-invent the wheel while doing it, I think that the end result has made it all worthwhile. Sewing the covers for the pre-cut foam I found in Spotlight was rather tricky.. but I took my time and having a geometric pattern really helped me line everything up nicely. I decided to make the covers removable with Velcro...

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