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Pin of the day: Making an entrance

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There’s nothing grand about this, but I still think it is a grand entrance! I like that it just says “Hi, this is us, come on in”.

It’s friendly and welcoming – if a little reserved – and totally without fuss. It’s tidy, it’s sweet and it gives no inflated expectations of what you might discover inside.

First impressions count, and I’m getting well-scrubbed, big ol’ kitchen table and a pet-hair-free, comfy sofa from this one, which is just what I’d like!

Have a great Monday…

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…

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: Somewhere to hide

DIY tee pee bed / Mokkasin

No reason for this one getting my attention today, other than with one miserable girl keeping me up most of the night, and feeling pretty average myself today, I could do with a hiding place like this. I would sink into that pile of cushions, close my eyes and shirk all responsibility.

But I’ll have to stick with numerous cups of lemon/honey/ginger infused hot water instead. I don’t even feel like a coffee… pretty bad state of affairs really.

So that’s all from me… until I crawl back out!

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.

Round up: Hanging fruit bowls

For simply aaaaages I’ve been wanting a hanging fruit bowl in our kitchen. Not just to free up some bench space (although that is always useful) but to add another dimension to the kitchen. So far we’ve been pretty slack in getting some more arty layers added. We got the basics in and I love how functional our kitchen is despite its smallness, but it is lacking some personality in the way of feature art.

So, I’ve just done it. I’ve made a purchase that is the first step in making our kitchen a little more layered.

But first, here’s a quick round up of 6 of my finds. Most of them are more crafty by nature, but there’s a couple that would look just as at home in a totally modern and minimal space.

0318_hanging-fruit-bowlClockwise from top left:

– Three tiers of handmade, available in a range of colours, from Etsy
Cocoon planter and fruit bowl in one
– Wire basket from Tea Pea (this one would need you to attach the hanger part, but it can’t be too hard can it?!)
Modern macrame in lilac and lemon
– Rope hanging planter (which this Etsy crafter is bring out in a fruit bowl style in the near future)

And now I’m going to leave you guessing as to which one I’ve bought! But if you can’t wait, I’ve already spoiled the surprise on Facebook!