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Patterned Wallpaper ~ Alternative Uses

Patterned Wallpaper ~ Alternative Uses

Pattern can transform a space, adding warmth and character. The popularity of patterned and textured wall coverings has exploded.  Modern, traditional and classical wallpapers can be applied in a new way.  Call it tradition with a twist.  Though using bold patterned wall coverings does require skill and confidence. Wallpaper isn’t just for walls, the ceiling…

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Boho-Chic for Valentine’s Day

Boho-Chic for Valentine’s Day

          Want some romance for Valentine’s Day? Well Boho-Chic is an easy decorating style just for the occasion. An eclectic mix of bright and colourful fabrics, cushions, lanterns and rugs. You can set up almost anywhere;  your living room; using your coffee table with cushions on the floor, your outdoor patio…

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Simple Ways to go Greener in 2014

Simple Ways to go Greener in 2014

The New Year brings in new ideas, let one of them be to live lighter and save money at the same time. Buying vintage is the greenest option of all.  The hardest thing to do is to remember when you go shopping for things.  Leave reminder notes on your car dashboard, your laptop and in…

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New Years Eve Party Ideas

New Years Eve Party Ideas

  It’s time to Party! Celebrate the start of 2014 with a bang! Consider using a theme: Las Vegas, 1920’s, masquerade or anything you can dream of. Select a colour theme: the colour should compliment the room your party is in and appropriate for your theme. Decorations: Christmas lights and simple metallic decorations can be…

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Two Things That Make a Room Timeless

Two Things That Make a Room Timeless

Two things that make a room timeless: A sense of history and a piece of the future. Charlotte Moss A sense a history can be a piece from your family, an heirloom or something found at a flea market. It could be a mantel clock, a buffet or mirror. Having a timeless piece in your…

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Party Etiquette for Host and Guests

Party Etiquette for Host and Guests

Navigating modern party etiquette can be tricky for both host and guests. So some simple ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ help you out. 1.  Do take invites and responses seriously.  Reply on time and call if unable to make it at the last minute. 2.  Don’t arrive early.  The host will be busy getting food etc ready….

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Party Preparation Time

Party Preparation Time

            It’s time to get ready….for parties!!!! So I thought I’d share some great tips on being party ready this Christmas. 1. Keep a cupboard just dedicated for parties, stock it with dinnerware, cutlery, platters and serving bowls, glasses, napery and simple table centre pieces. 2. Stock a drinks trolley…

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6 Weeks till Christmas!!!!!

6 Weeks till Christmas!!!!!

I just checked my diary and its SIX weeks exactly till Christmas. So I think it’s time to start planning how you’ll decorate your home for the festive season. Perhaps you like to theme your decorations; beach theme for coastal living, child inspired if you have young children or perhaps you’ll just keep it to…

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Create an Indoor Outdoor Space

Create an Indoor Outdoor Space

I’m enjoying Spring and looking forward to our long hot Summer. So let’s make the most of it. My recent article in the Home Helper magazine is out this week and  if you’re renovating or building you’ll pick up some great ideas from reading my article. Here are some of my options…. 1. Around-the-corner window…

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