Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Crushing on Throws

A beautiful throw can be the easiest way to add that little extra pizazz to a room...draped over a sofa, at the end of the bed or resting casually on the armchair in the study. Throws can add a look of casual elegance, a bohemian vibe or a contemporary feel to the room by lending texture.

I especially love the ones from Dainty Red Bird...made from organic cotton, crocheted to look like delicate lace, in colours that complement any decor!
My Scandinavian Home
Home Beautiful
Gypsy Dreams Bohemian Throw in Ebony
Gypsy Dreams Bohemian Throw in Slate
Gypsy Dreams Bohemian Throw in Ivory

Just Gorgeous!

Make sure you have a peek at the new Gypsy Dreams Bed Throw Collection over at Dainty Red Bird!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Master Bedroom Makeover: PART 1 - LIGHTS!

Everyone knows that almost all design bloggers are obsessed with changing their home decor all the time! We eat, sleep and breathe design and are constantly rearranging furniture, dragging heavy cupboards around the room, changing window furnishings and we take repurposing coffee tables rather seriously! And I am no different! 

I've been obsessing about our master bedroom decor for a long long time now! A master bedroom is meant to be a calm oasis...a sanctuary...a place to relax and unwind after a long day. But I want something a little different. I want my bedroom to look like a hotel room but with a lived in, comfortable feel. You know what I mean right?

Since buying more furniture and painting the room is kind of out of the question (unless my husband suddenly becomes completely unobservant...no chance!), dressing up the room by adding accessories are my only options.

So I thought I'd start with lights, window furnishings & bed linen - three very important factors in any bedroom.

I've been in secretly coveting these hanging lights since watching The Block this season and it's definitely something I would love in our master bedroom.

The Block 2014
The Block 2014
The Block 2014

So, I got these really cool light options at Vintage LED and they are absolutely gorgeous and not to mention their Edison bulbs last 10 x longer than standard globes with a 2 year warranty! How great is that!

Unfortunately, electricians in Australia are quite expensive and I'm not gutsy enough to hardwire lights by myself.

So, I've been hanging around on Pinterest, looking for a few options that would require more DIY and less electrician time.


Hmmm...not bad right? 

Now I have some serious decisions to make:
~ Call an electrician to hang the lights from the ceiling & pay a load of money
~ Figure out if I'd rather do a DIY wall installation and still keep the bulbs hanging on the side of the bed

Ahhhhhh! decisions... decisions... decisions!
What do you think?....Ceiling or Wall?

This is our bedroom now....but watch this space for the AFTER!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Crushing on Copper!

Trend Watch: Copper is the new black!

It's hard to look at these beautiful images and remember how until a few years ago copper would only be used for electrical wiring! And now from flatware to furniture to roofing....copper is the new metallic trend to watch out for.

Anthropologie - Bronze Age Flatware

Bohemian Peacock Copper Ring - Dainty Red bird

 Anthropologie - Copper Desk Magazine Holder

Bathroom fixtures: Pinterest



Image: Pinterest

Are you crushing on copper as much as I am?


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dream Bedroom Inspiration

I have a folder on my desktop named "DREAM HOUSE" where I usually save images of home interiors that fascinate me. Is it just me or do you do the same as well? 

So today I'm sharing some of the beautifully styled bedroom images from my DREAM HOUSE folder with you for some Saturday afternoon inspiration!

Just imagine waking up everyday in these gorgeous rooms! Sigh!

Loving the organic, earthy feel of this bedroom

Soft and comfortable bed linen! Check out that wall!

The bamboo window dressing is what caught my eye along with the gorgeous headboard.

A Smorgasbord of Colours!...And yet they work so seamlessly together!

The copper pendant lamp is just to die for! 

Wrought iron beds are still so on trend!

Wall paper glory!

(All images from Pinterest)



P.S. Most of the images are from Pinterest pinned by a number of people. But if you do know the original source, please let me know and I'll happily re-reference them.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

RUGS RUGS RUGS - Natural and Eco-friendly


It's no secret I love a good rug, especially those that are natural and eco-friendly. 
Sisal, Jute and Cotton are some of my favourites. Synthetic Wool - not so much!

The perfect rug can instantly define a space, add appeal without breaking the bank, create interest and make a space flow.

I just love the natural and eco-friendly rugs hand woven by Dainty Red Bird. These Royal DARI rugs are made from refined jute and they are smooth underfoot.

ROYAL DARIs are signature rugs hand woven by Dainty Red Bird. They are patterned after traditional Indian Royal architecture. These motifs can be found engraved on the walls of the Royal Palaces of Indian Royalty. 
How gorgeous is that! A piece of history in your home! No wonder they are called the Royal DARI!
The colours and patterns are just gorgeous: Licorice Black, Azure Sky, Emerald Sea, Crimson Lake, Natural Sand, Pomegranate Passion, Indigo Skye, Paris Dreams, Cloudless Night and so much more. And the prices - low and reasonable. Each rug is made in just limited quantities to keep products fresh and unique for their customers.

Apart from their creative venture, this small home business also supports a charity 'Aspire' based in India that helps provide shelter and medical assistance to underprivileged women mostly victims of domestic abuse. 
A part of every sale is donated to the charity. The business also provides part time employment to the girls living in the shelter. Truly, a small business trying to make a difference! And it's not easy work!



 All designs come with style tips to make the most of every rug on their Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/daintyredbird

Refined Jute Bales in Dainty Red Bird Studio

To top it all, Dainty Red Bird is having a Facebook Pop-Up Sale
 on this Sunday 23rd March at 
4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time & 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM US time (Saturday 22nd March night)

Make sure you are there! Also stop by their Facebook page and give them a Like!

Here are the details again:
Dainty Red Bird on Facebook: www.facebook.com/daintyredbird
Dainty Red Bird on Etsy: www.daintyredbird.etsy.com