HOW TO DECORATE WITH GREEN? 12 STUNNING IDEAS

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I’m moving to a new house this weekend so I’m thinking about decorating it slightly differently. I’m so in love with the mid century style. The Hans Wegner Wishbone chair is a must have on my list and so are the Noguchi and Eames coffee tables (sigh). So I’m looking at adopting some new colours to go with the wood furniture. View Full Post

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DECOR | 8 Blue Bedrooms That Wow

By Jane Blanchard of Modernize.com

Tired of your drab, neutral bedroom decor? Bold it up with hues of blue. Soothing in nature, it’s a perfect color for the bedroom. Encourage some “zzz” time, de-stress in a calm zone, and make a lively statement with some View Full Post

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DECOR | How to makeover your bathroom? PLUS online shopping with international deliveries

by Emma Matthews

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Bathroom storage systems and accessories. Clockwise from top left: Ikea cabinet, Ikea storage stool, Ikea bathroom inspiration, Pottery Barn accessories, Ikea accessories, Pottery Barn jar accessories, Pottery Barn mirrored boxes, Ikea bamboo accessories and Ikea cabinet.

Have dramatic home makeover shows and glossy interior design magazines left you feeling inspired? Perhaps a little too inspired that you want to jazz up your bathroom and splurge a little? With a few quirky and innovative furniture and fittings from bathroom stores, you can do just that. But before you go on a shopping spree, you need a game plan. You need to know exactly what you want. To find out some of the trendiest tips, read below! View Full Post

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DECOR | Make this DIY Plant Pot yourself in 3 easy steps with just paint and tape


Story by Temple & Webster Australia.

Sometimes you just don’t want to settle for the mass produced plant pots especially indoors. For all you home decor DIY enthusiasts, this one is for you. Australian home decor store Temple & Webster’s Stylist, Emmaly Stewart, made three chic DIY plant pots. Whether you love the soft hessian pot holder with a customised pattern, the rustic gold-leaf terracotta or the hard-edged masonry with copper feature, you can achieve it with less than $30 and a little elbow grease. But that in itself is the therapy. Right guys?

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We love all three pots created by T&W stylist Emmaly Stewart but we’re going to try and make the Copper Block Pot (far right). Follow this simple how-to guide below to create the Copper Block Pot below. But if you want to try all three, please visit Temple & Webster

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Copper Block Pot

You’ll need:

1 Besser Masonry block – ours was $2.05 from Bunnings
White paint
Masking tape
Paint brushes
Metallic paint – we used Matisse Structure in “metallic copper”

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Step 1 – Preparing the block

Directly on to the block, mark out your desired shape with masking tape. Don’t forget the top of the pot, which we marked diagonally. Double-layer the masking tape just in case the paint seeps through later.

 

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Step 2 – Paint the base layer

Fill in the area inside your masking tape stencil with white paint. You can use a paint brush to dab the paint on, helping it to cover the textured surface. Remove the tape and allow the paint to dry.

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Step 3 – Add metallic

When it’s dry, re-tape with masking tape inside the white painted area. We used the width of the masking tape as a guide to keep things straight. The idea is to create a white frame. Paint over the rest of the white shape with your metallic paint. For great coverage paint two layers, and then remove the masking tape. Voila!

 

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For more inspiring metallic ideas, visit Temple & Webster’s Metallics Pinterest board or shop their Metallics Collection

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