How to Decorate with Autumn Colours


Update your home with autumn colours. Choose shades of gold, red and orange, add rich chocolate-brown and compliment with cool colours such as blues, purples and greens. Use autumn displays to create a big impact and warm up rooms with layers of earthy tones.

Add warmth with a faux fur rug to a design classic
Add warmth to a design classic with a faux fur rug
Check out the autumn colours in these beautiful woven kalims
Check out the autumn colours in these beautiful woven kalims

Buy similar kalim rugs at Urban Outfitters.

But from Urbanoutfitters
Available from Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters
Available from Urban Outfitters

To make a bold statement, we love this autumn orange Smeg refrigerator available at John Lewis.

 Smeg refrigerator
Smeg refrigerator. Available from John Lewis


To introduce an autumn colour palette in the bedroom, layer rich velvet textures for an instant update to your bedroom interior scheme. Try mixing burnt orange with grey for a modern look. Similar bedding available to shop at John Lewis Home.

Heavy orange velvet textures add warmth to a grey colour scheme
Heavy orange velvet textures add warmth to a grey colour scheme
Inspirational autumn colours
Inspirational autumn colours

For a quick and easy way to spruce up your home, create an autumn display using wooden candles and natural dried floral items. A simple way to add interest to your living room.

Create a centrepiece
Create a centrepiece
Use candles to create an autumn display
Use candles to create an autumn display
Choose colours from an autumn palette for accessories
Choose colours from an autumn palette for accessories
Autumn branches and rustic leaves add a seasonal lift
Autumn branches and rustic leaves add a seasonal lift
A natural colour themed room is given an autumn lift just by adding an orange throw.
A natural colour themed room is given an autumn lift just by adding an orange throw.
Missouri home throws in autumn colours. Available at shop.tessuti.co.nz
Missoni home throws in autumn colours. Available at buy at shop.tessuti.co.nz

8 ways to create an exotic outdoor space


Transform an outdoor space into an exotic retreat. Whether it’s a courtyard, a patio area or a balcony, we have some great ideas

  1. Use forged iron furniture, mixed with dark wooden tables to create an ethnic charm. The carved low level table adds authenticity to this setting

8 ways to create an exotic outdoor space

Create an ethnic charm using forged iron furniture and low level dining.
Create an ethnic charm using forged iron furniture and low level dining.

2. Create a bohemian feel with a splash of Moroccan flavour. Add jewels, use striking colours and add dazzle with sparkling glass and lanterns. Add interest with mosaic tiles.

Add Morrocan flavour with jewels, striking colours, dazzling glass and Morrocan tiles
Add Morrocan flavour with jewels, striking colours, dazzling glass and Morrocan tiles

3. Use rich colours and exotic fabrics to create a luxurious ambience

Rich colours
Rich colours

4. Mix vintage with modern. This daybed piled high with natural textures adds a modern feel to this outdoor retreat

Combine textures
Combine textures

5. Use colour to make a statement. Don’t be afraid to paint a wall with a striking colour. Bold colours will reflect the natural sunlight creating a stimulating courtyard.

Make a statement
Make a statement
Make your space stand out
Make your space stand out
Bright coloured pots sit well against a painted wall
Bright coloured pots sit well against a painted wall

6. Plant an abundance of succulents, evergreen shrubs and bouganville. To create an interest, group plants together en masse and pay attention to the design and beauty of the pots, as well as the planting.
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Group planting to create interest
Group planting to create interest

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7. Don’t forget to create a shaded area! In hot climates it is often more comfortable to place the seating areas in the shade.

A shaded area with a Morrocan flavour
A shaded area with a Morrocan touch. Cushions piled high for comfort . Note the layering of rugs for added texture and style.

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8. Add a fire pit for cooler evenings

Build your own fire pit
Build your own fire pit
Or add a stylish accessory
Or add a stylish accessory

8. Keep things simple for a super stylish retreat

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Or indulge your passion and create an exotic outdoor heaven!

Pure Heaven

Simple clean lines
Simple clean lines create a luxurious haven

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Inside the home of Annika Von Holdt


Continuing with my obsession with all things black and white, check out these awesome images of the home of Danish author, Annika Von Holdt. Stunningly simple. You can see more on her Instagram Feed @annikavonholdt

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Office home working


Create stylish solutions for home office working.

Home office work environments

Whether you’re creating an office environment in a small nook or you have the luxury of having an entire room, Be Creative.  Source original furnishings for maximum impact. Industrial shelving works well in this space against the bare brick walls. Don’t be afraid to add green plants, stylish shelving, comfy chairs and vintage boxes for storage.

Alternative Home office work interior

Introduce overhead lighting if natural lighting isn’t an option. Consider angled floor lights that don’t steal desktop space. Personal your space with family photographs and personal artifacts to create a homely environment.

Home office work interiorSet a desk under a window to take advantage of natural light.  Keep the space neat and tidy. Use white furnishings to reflect light and keep the space airy.

Home office work interior environments

Or set a desk against a wall, add stylish shelving to help organise paperwork, a mood board for inspiration, a few personal items that make you smile and you instantly have a functional home office environment.

Simple white on white


Simple white bedroom interior

White on White

A rustic white scheme creates a stylish and serene retreat.
Rustic white home interior - bedroom designWhite can be a simple base for a calming bedroom design. Try incorporating several textures and subtle tones. The panelled wall in this bedroom adds natural wood textures and the simple white linen soften the look preventing the look from feeling stark.  An all-white bedroom can be surprisingly easy to achieve.Modern clean luxe bedroom design
Use mirrors and reflective surfaces to bounce the light back into the room. Keep the finishing details pristine and pay attention to details. For a vintage feel try adding old to new, a rustic chair or a shabby mirror.

Romantic white bedroom interior

Heavy textures such as woolen throws and rugs will add warmth and light textures such as silks and voile’s will add a romantic feel.  Layer textures, add cushions and statement pieces. white doesn’t have to mean boring!

Personally, i love the idea that a bedroom is a place to escape without distraction – A peaceful haven.