Trend Alert! Graphic Flooring

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Swedish sisters, Marie and Annica Eklund are the owners of the highly successful company Boland who produce these stunning carpet tiles.  They have designed these new concept tiles in various shapes and sizes that allows you as much creative freedom as you can muster up!  The new ‘wing’ tiles come in a choice of 62 colourways and in the shapes seen below:

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As if that wasn’t clever enough, Boland was awarded the Australian Green Tag Level A Certification from an initiative to use renewable plasticiser and are working on using as much recycled materials in their products as possible.  But they don’t compromise on quality; their products are infamous for their high wear rating and extended life.

Graphic flooring is the next big thing.  This look would be stunning as a full floor covering creating floor art or if you’re not that brave, subtly bring it in with a border strip around the perimeter of a room or simply place a strip down a corridor.  What do you think, love or hate?!

Thrifty Tuesday! 10 Frugal Finds For Under $50

Spring is in the air – can you smell it?  Flowers are blooming, nights are getting warmer and the days are just beautiful.  We humans are funny aren’t we?!  Even though these same seasons come and go every year, we still never fail to get excited about a new one!  And springtime is my favourite; full of promise, bright colours and hope!  So I have chosen it for the theme of our thrifty Tuesday post!  So lets have a look and see what lovelies are out there in the spring collections to add some brightness to our space and banish the winter blues!

Brighten up any room with this versatile basket from http://www.downtothewoods.com.au $45

Love these!  Wire candlesticks from Zest, New Zealand available from http://www.crateexpectations.com.au $29.95

Brighten up your laundry with this beautiful linen basket from http://lumiereartandco.com.au $45

Chartreuse Step Linen Bucket

Update a room in an instant with these peel and stick  ‘Easy Frames’ from http://www.hardtofind.com.au $29

Bring a little bit of spring inside with these pretty wall stickers

from http://www.everythingbegins.com $40

Nothing says spring like a yellow chevron cushion! http://www.downthatlittlelane.com.au $39

I love happy prints that remind us of what’s important!

http://www.blackliststudio.com $49.95

You Are My Sunshine Print

‘Tis the season to sow those seeds and Ikea have a pretty little pot pop them in! http://www.ikea.com $6.99

TECKNAT Plant pot IKEA Glazed; makes the plant pot waterproof.

And why not invest in a pretty vase to display your spring daffodils http://www.domayne.com.au $29.95
And finally, the pineapple is a reminder of the nice warm sunny days to come!  You’ll find this lovely from http://www.freedom.com.au $19.95
Summer Pineapple 22cm
So that’s it for another Thrifty Tuesday!  Will you be updating your space for Spring?  What do you like to do to brush the cobwebs of winter away?

Trend Alert!

Oly San Francisco never disappoint and the same can be said of their beautiful lighting range.  These stunning pieces feature materials such as hand cast resin, capiz shell, natural seashell, turned onyx, silk and hand moulded brass.

They are bang on trend and can be found in high profile homes of international designers such as Karen Houghton and Australian Interior Designer and Stylists such as Greg Natale and Steve Cordony.

You will find these beautiful pieces in Coco Republic stores who first brought the label to Australia in 2010 and there is also the dedicated concept store at 488 Church Street in Richmond, Victoria. It is the first stand-alone Oly San Francisco store to open outside of the USA.  Light up your world with a little bit of California!

Thrifty Tuesday – 10 Frugal Finds Under $50!

I cannot believe a week has passed since my last Thrifty Tuesday post – time is flying by!  Anyhow, it’s that time of week again for us to hunt down some gorgeous goodies to treat ourselves to, at a very affordable price tag of $50 or less!  As you’ve probably noticed, the monochromatic colour scheme is back in a big way this year, so I have decided to check out what accessories are out there in this bold and striking  theme.  Monochromatic accents will add sophistication to any space.  So let’s see what fabulous gems we found this week!

Feather Print $42 http://www.bodieandfou.com

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Blackboard Pan $6.95 http://www.domayneonline.com.au

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Kitchen Board $38 http://www.theminimalist.com.au

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Handmade Deer Purse $24 http://www.shelflife.com.au

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 Wedding Ring Dish $22 PromisePottery at Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/PromisePottery
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Blackboard Mug $21.95 Outliving http://www.virtualmerchant.com.au

Tote Bag $18 http://www.society6.com

ain't nobody got time for that Tote Bag

Paris Decal Photospot $50 http://www.countryandco.com

Paris Decal

Rope and Onyx Necklace $49 http://www.tenthings.com.au

Rope and Onyx Necklace

Trend Alert! Make Room For Copper and Brass

Move over silver and gold; your classy cousins copper and brass are in town!  These beautiful metals are taking their turn in the metallic spotlight and rightly so.  They bring an old worldly charm to any space in an understated way and are less flashy than their glamorous cousin, gold. They add richness and character to a room and are the must have accessory for 2013.  But as trends come and go, these precious metals only get better with age when cared for.  Copper constantly changes in colour which adds to it’s charm but you can slow down this process with automobile wax treatments a couple of times a year.  And keep brass clean and polished to prevent tarnishing.

Copper/Brass Briki – $16.70 http://www.metrio.com.au

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Stone and Brass Pestle and Mortar http://www.tomdixon.net

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Cage Brass Tea Light $49.95 http://www.hardtofind.com

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