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Pin of the day: Some midcentury garage love

1958 asbestos garage. Repinned by Secret Design Studio, Melbourne. www.secretdesignstudio.com

Garages are usually lucky to get a quick coat of paint and a tidy up.

But in the fifties… they got Fibrolite! I love the upbeat feel of this decades advertising, and its trademark fonts. I think I’d even call it my favourite design era.

And of course I’m loving that colourful panelling, the awning, and most of all – the planters!

Protect your car! (But not your health… asbestos beware!)

Have a lovely Monday…

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Pin of the day: Get the camera out

Do this with each of the girls "best friends"

Taking a little swerve from my usual pins of the day of home decor and house style. My brain is in photography mode today, because I read some great tips yesterday on The Beetle Shack. Two of the tips I’ve put into practise immediately!

My favourite photos are the ones with the stories attached. Even if they’re not your own photos, you can tell a photo that has a good story behind it. And even when they’re technically bad photos it’s fine because the story makes up for it!

So I’m making the most of this last week of school holidays, with my camera out on the desk full time, and (cheating a little) I’ve set the zoom lens on 50mm. I promise not to change it!

Maybe I’ll have some good candid “holiday at home” shots to share by the end of the week?!

Pin of the day: My modern style

B&W + Wood deco

Peace. Calm. Serenity. Definitely not words that go with my current house.

Our style of colour explosion works well at the moment but I can see myself tending towards the monochrome and timber look when we all grow up a little!

Think giant, black, steel-framed windows and lots of architectural shapes within shapes, softened with timber furniture and comfy cushions and throws. All in a refined palette of black, white, grey and timber. And with a stunning view of a rugged landscape or moody seascape.

Oh yes I can dream…!

Pin of the day: Sweet succulents

Miss Moss : California Dreaming

I’m on the lookout for either or both of these hanging succulents for our planter boxes on the deck. Having managed to fail a couple of attempts at more floral options, succulents are now my foolproof plan!

Before my little bit of research into drought tolerant cascading plants I had no idea there were such delicate succulents in existence. But there are, and aren’t they gorgeous?!

Image pinned by Handmade Charlotte.

Pin of the Day: An outdoor bath

Outdoor Bath

Somewhere within the months of backyard planning and demolition, someone (I think it may have been Andre…) said “what about an outdoor bath?”. Well… what about an outdoor bath? Shall we? It could be fun, especially if we can heat it (I’m a cold water chicken).

As long as we can address the safety issue of water in the backyard I think it could become a favourite feature – water play for the kids, relaxation for mum… and probably a spot for dad to clean up his tools!

Keep an eye on our backyard progress… who knows what might happen out there!

Pin of the day: Romantic florals

Summer Bouquet - Feltex Carpet - Riccarton Collection

What better place to land a little romance than in the bedroom? Feltex Carpets have a range of floral carpets called Riccarton Collection… More than just a nod to the good old days –  they’re downright old fashioned! But everything old is new again, and I do quite like this particular design, called Summer Bouquet. I’m wondering if I could talk Andre into a piece of it made into a giant rug in our bedroom…

What do you think? Love it or hate it? Of course, you’re welcome to go and see what else I have in mind for our bedroom here on Pinterest.

Note: Totally late with this post today, and yes I missed a couple last week too. My sincerest apologies… I’m kinda working on getting some more real (paid!) work going and the blog is taking a wee bit of a back seat right now. Plus Andre is super busy with work and there’s not a huge amount happening around the house! I will do my best to keep up, as it’s my idea of a good time, but some days… you know, we all have them – the things we love to do the most do tend to be last on the list!

 

Pin of the day: Leather strapped shelves

These shelves have been popping up in my world a bit lately, and at first I just admired them and carried on. But I couldn’t sleep last night, and in the process I decided it might be a good idea to replace the shelves in our lounge (just a few short months after buying them… oops) with a couple of gorgeous timber shelves held up with some leather straps, perhaps with a console underneath??

The thing is, despite mulling over the purchase of these Lundia shelves (we actually bought them from Second Gear) for quite some time, and spending a reasonable amount of dollars on them, they just don’t fit right in our lounge. (Sorry about the crooked photo… and the styling? Yes well… it’s Monday which means no child free moments for me. Styling involves moving the clothes airer aside. That’s it.)IMG_0519

Paint them? Yes, we’ve thought about it, but it just doesn’t feel right for some reason… and what colour would we paint them? White is too obvious and would just be one white too many for our lounge – which already has white(ish) walls and trim, white blinds, and a white lounge suite.IMG_0520

I’ve already relocated (in my mind) these shelves to the spare room – they will not be wasted.

It sounds like I’ve already made up my mind. I better hope Andre reads this post!