I’m currently in the process of dreaming up my perfect home. It’s a bit early on but hey why not! Some girls spend years dreaming up their perfect wedding day. That wasn’t me. Heck I planned it all in the five months leading up to it. But my dream home… That’s something different. Maybe because your wedding is one day in your life whereas your home is something you will have for many years.
Pinterest is great for putting together some ideas in the form of a mood board. It also helps you source inspiration from different creatives all over the world.
I think it’s important to not take fashion trends too seriously. Whenever I read home and lifestyle magazines it’s all about changing up your house aesthetic based on a new trend that will really only be around for a couple of months. Your home is your sanctuary and a long term investment, so like your wardrobe, invest in pieces you love and can have around for many years.
It’s also worthy to focus your efforts on a spacious warm kitchen space that speaks welcoming, a decluttered bedroom, a central open lounge space and a killer bathroom.
Here are my must haves for a dream home:
- High ceilings
- Lots of white and natural light
- A big lounge area
- Open plan including a spacious kitchen with an island bench
- An egg shaped free standing bath (alongside a killer bathroom with two basins – this is a must for me)
- A walk in wardrobe with lots of shoe storage space. Somewhere I can hide with my girlfriends
- Light timber floors
- A pop of blue
- Lots of greenery
- Homey feels and meaningful art
What would make up your dream home?
Love A x
Spring has finally arrived in Sydney and oh boy it is so lovely! You can honestly feel the difference straight away. The air is slightly warmer, the sun lingers for longer and there are more people showing their faces to the sun.
Spring is my favourite time of the year – how can it not be, it’s when we got married. It also means we are getting closer to the end of the year. This means summer in Australia! There’s nothing like it. The beaches here are just divine when the warm weather kicks in.
We’ll be heading off again soon for another travel adventure to celebrate our two year wedding anniversary! How time passes.
Here are some snaps from some precious time I have been spending at home (also got to celebrate my birthday – hooray for cake!). For me home is Manly in Sydney. It’s my dream home – right by the sea surrounded by nature.
What’s your favourite season?
Love A X
Living out of home with my husband has been everything I could have wanted it to be and more. We have now been living in our beach side apartment in Sydney for four months and have been happily married for five months. Wow does time fly!
Continue reading Our First Home
As I have previously mentioned my fiancé and I are in the process of moving into our new beachside apartment! I have only lived once out of home before, and that was in London, so I am loving the freedom and choice I have in decorating our place. It has a lot of natural light streaming through our windows and glass doors in the afternoon and we have a great natural canvas to work with – the walls and carpet are white and the bathroom and kitchen features all quite modern stainless steel and silver furnishings. We also have two balconies which is great because I love eating my breakfast or drinking my tea outside in the sea and fresh air.
Here is some of my current inspiration in decorating a house:
Black statement features on a white backdrop are my new obsession
Nudes, minimalist and simple earthy tones
Wood and greenery
Love the rug + natural light
A cement grey bed is my new obsession because we just purchased one!
Breathe… all that air
Hi to my lovely followers! Hope you are all well. Just a quick one from me today. I’ve decided to share some of my favourite looks when styling your home space (considering we just started moving into our beachside apartment!). My style is quite contemporary, features a lot of neutrals and is minimalist and beach inspired. Let me know what your favourite style is!
My favourite elements of interior design from these images are:
- Lots of natural light
- Timber and natural fibres
- Greenery mixed with whites
I was recently surprised at the beautiful range of home decor and furniture available from Freedom Furniture. I think their brand image has changed from what it used to be. See their collection here for some home inspiration: Spring/Summer Catalogue