Friday, August 21, 2015

HOW TO: PART 1: Paintable Wallpaper - Creating bespoke designer texture on almost any surface!

I just tried out a new product: Paintable Wallpaper...and I'm in LOVE! Apart from just painting, this is an easy way to update those walls, doors, ceilings or even furniture pieces! Easy application and for a klutz who is also a perfectionist...it's perfect... because I hate creases and I can pull the wallpaper off and reapply as many times till it's just right! 
Paintable Wallpaper is Dulux’s newest innovative product. Using the latest technology, the wallpaper can be easily applied and manoeuvred for precise application. It can also be as easily removed without the glue damaging the wall. It is simply a case of peeling away. You can create your own textures on walls, wardrobes, doors or ceilings with texture as well as your own colour choice. It is also a great way to cover wall imperfections easily. 
There are 3 gorgeous textures available - concrete (rustic), linen (provincial) & pinstripe (contemporary)! 
CONCRETE
PINSTRIPE
LINEN
And the application...EASY! 4 quick and simple steps that even my super DIY challenged husband could follow!
There's also a very handy DIY video on the Dulux website that I watched a couple of times before mixing the wallpaper paste!
Cost of roll: $34.95/ roll
Size of roll: 10.5m x 0.52m
Available from: Bunnings Stores
Ok so now for the fun bit...the actual project that I used the Dulux Design Paintable Wallpaper and Dulux Paint for...here's a sneak peek...more in the next post! 

xoxo
Rani


Friday, August 14, 2015

AMARA INTERIOR AWARDS : Best Australian Interiors Blog Category: La Maison Jolie

Hi Everyone,
I shared some great news a couple of weeks back! My interior design blog, "La Maison Jolie" has been nominated by the coveted & prestigious AMARA Interior Blog Awards 2015. (‪#‎IBA15‬)

I am in the running to win Best Australian Interiors Blog Category & I would LOVE your votes & support so please follow the link & vote for La Maison Jolie: http://www.interiorblogawards.com/vote/la-maison-jolie/ OR click on the Icon Image below to be taken directly to the voting page!

Heartfelt thanks, 
xox
Rani! 
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Spring Summer Collection by KAS Australia : SS15

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend the launch of the Spring Summer Collection by KAS Australia. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the launch in Sydney, but I just HAD to share their absolutely stunning Spring Summer (SS15) Homewares Collection with you all.
The Spring/ Summer Collection is vibrant and lush and has it all...a colourful smorgasbord of bedding, cushions, throws, Euro pillows and outdoor soft furnishings. Have a read of their press release below and check out the KAS Australia website
I have to say...I've loved & coveted their GERALD CUSHION for a long time, now on SALE! 












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PRESS RELEASE

The Solarise Edition - is a vibrant and covetable homewares range that embodies the signature design features this much-loved brand is known for; vibrant and bold colour and prints, contemporary, forward-thinking creative and luxurious, high quality fabrications.
The Solarise Edition is a fun and fresh collection which encompasses a covetable array of bedding, cushions, throws, Euro pillows and outdoor soft furnishings.

For the Summer range, the KAS creative team were inspired by four primary themes. Wanderlust is an exploration of romantic bohemian patterns in a palette of blush, dusky blues and soft pastels. Prints are intricately ornate and showcase a muted and softer element to this Summer collection. In contrast, Memphis Pop is a celebration of vivid colours and graphic patterns. With a distinct 80s-esque feel, styles such as ‘Harlequin’ illustrate an eye-catching and dynamically colourful aesthetic. Spectrum pays homage to an abstract and artistic influence, featuring a rainbow colour palette in bright botanical and paint effect prints, showcased exquisitely in the ‘Aphex’ design. Amazonia is a celebration of tropical fauna influences, with bright flower and leaf motifs featuring alongside Aztec-style prints. The colours are lush, with luminous citrus, hot pink, rainforest green and Navajo orange combining beautifully.

This season, KAS Australia delivers an inviting collection that cements the brand’s status as a leader in the local homewares industry. The modern, family-owned lifestyle business is synonymous with rich, vibrant colours and prints and superior quality. Each range is presented in a signature bright and bold KAS aesthetic, consistently striking and on-brand, and The Solarise Edition is a true reflection of these essential core values.

Available from August 2015 at leading retailers.

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I'll be back with a very special post on a secret project that I've been working on with Dulux Australia soon! 

Have a lovely Week!

xox
Rani

Disclaimer:
This post has NOT been sponsored in any way by KAS Australia. All opinions are my own. I was not paid or compensated in any way for this post. I just happen to love their products! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Currently Coveting

Industrial Bedroom Must Haves!

White Timber Lamp : Edgar Home // Caged Lantern String Lights : Smith & Hawken, Target // Black & White Stripes Quilt Cover Set: Sleepybum // Wire bedside table: Dare Studio, Archiproducts // Black Crochet Organic Cotton Bed Throw : Dainty Red Bird // Antique Typewriter wall art : Enhancing Your Habitat

I'm thinking of re-doing the guest bedroom in an industrial style and here are my style picks to make that happen.

Happy Wednesday!

xox
Rani

P.S. I'm so in love with the black and white quilt cover from Sleepybum! Check out more about them and their range on  www.sleepybum.com.au.



Saturday, December 13, 2014

DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments!

A few days ago a close friend and her two gorgeous kids came over to the house for afternoon tea and one thing led to another and suddenly we were knee deep in paper strips making Christmas Ornaments!  
I love the way the light filters through them....so pretty!
All you will need are colourful card stock, pair of scissors, double sided sticky tape, standard drawing pins and some string. 
These are so pretty and they look so sweet hanging on the tree or as a bunting. 
An easy DIY for kids to create special Christmas ornaments for the all important tree of the season and for the whole family to create some sweet memories!

Have a lovely weekend!

xox
Rani

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sprucing Up the Bathroom!

Have you ever felt that in a gorgeous hotel bathroom, the bubble bath is always more special, the shampoo smells sweeter, the soaps feel more luxurious and you feel all tingly with anticipation? Sigh!!! A soak in the tub becomes a sweet relaxing experience and not just something routine.
Recreating the same look at home, with space constraints and on a budget can be challenging. Challenging but not impossible! It is possible to create a luxe look with just a few key pieces.
Here I shared all gorgeous bathroom decor bits that I'm secretly coveting (well, not so secret anymore). Our bathroom has a neutral colour scheme...timeless white subway tiles, light and dark grey cabinets and lots of white and wooden accents. Keeping with the contemporary scandinavian theme, the natural Round Stump Stool from Edgar Home was a no brainer. It's a stunning piece of organic furniture that fit in seamlessly with our design. Check out their hand carved Stump Bowl made from cypress stumpage salvaged from logging operations...so beautiful!!! And those timber lamps... LOVE!
Just look at those natural 'im'perfections in the grain, the cracks and the different shades of golden brown, gorgeous!
Continuing on with recreating my hotel bath fantasy, a gorgeous sweet smelling hand poured scented candle from Provincial Living and lavender scented hand-cured soaps from our holiday in Marseille, France last year. I picked up a whole lot of them when we were there, they smell just divine. 
Finishing off with a touch of bling, garden greenery in my gold dipped bottles (a spur-of-the-moment DIY project from a few months ago)!
My favourite top hanging from the gorgeous shelf that my husband built for me a couple of years ago.
I'll probably move the stool around my home in a few months. I'm already thinking of the possibilities, maybe in the living room as an occasional table or in the guest bedroom as a quirky bedside table. [Just a note of caution, since this is a real log stump table, it's very heavy and you need to be careful when moving it around. Especially watch those precious toes!]
There's a lot more to come in the Bathroom Series, BUT, I'm off for a long soak in my 'hotel' bath with some acoustic music, scented candles, a good book and my gorgeous bath table! 
See you all later!

xox
Rani


A huge thank you to Edgar Home who kindly sponsored the Round Stump Stool, however the thoughts, images & opinions expressed in the post are all mine. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

How To: Make a DIY Rustic Star Wreath


17 sleeps till Christmas! It's almost unbelievable how this year has just flown by.

This year apart from all my other wreaths, I decided to make a natural and rustic star wreath...a quick and easy DIY project made with bits and pieces from around the home and garden.

Have a lovely week!

xox
Rani