'The Room Illuminated' Features my Living Room

What a dream come true! My living room/kitchen has been featured on The Room Illuminated blog. The lovely and talented Kate found Homely Creatures through the Pedestrian TV Blogster awards when we both came up as finalists. Kate got in touch when she saw that I lived and Melbourne and asked if I would like to have my living room photographed for her awesome blog which is all about taking a peak into the favourite rooms of every day people. Naturally I said yes.

What a treat to have a visit from Kate! Within minutes I felt like I had known her for years which is a neat quality to have when you make a habit of going around and photographing the inside of stranger's homes.

Kate has found a creative way to quench her curiosity for the stranger's abode at the same time as improving her photography skills. We can all benefit from this by following her blog which is fulling up with heart warming stories of rooms, furniture and families.

Here are some of Kate's lovely shots of my open plan lounge/kitchen and you can check out the whole story here on The Room Illuminated.


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If you live in Melbourne and know someone who has an interesting room full of memories and stories, get in touch with Kate.

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 three. Using fun tassels, rugs and mobiles you can bring interesting shapes and textures to an otherwise minimal room. I really like the idea of a room that has been decorated to grow with the child and won't need a complete overhaul a year or so later.

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Whites and neutral tones are just perfect to give you that warm, fuzzy, delicate baby feeling. Add some soft furnishings and entering your babies room will resemble riding on a cloud.

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A trend that I am also loving is a gender non-specific colour palette. It's so great to celebrate a pretty little girl with pink or a bouncing baby boy with blue, but there is something really nice about thinking outside the stereo-typical box and using greys, black, white and natural colours to make for a fun but sophisticated room fit for any baby, including those with a regal family tree.

What are your thoughts on breaking with tradition and pushing the Barbie pink and Thomas blue colour swatches aside for a more neutral almost Scandi style palette?

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