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Birthday Celebrations

It’s my birthday this Sunday and if I had enough time I would have styled a beautiful lunch like below… Instead I’m giving myself the weekend off styling and enjoying it with good friends 🙂

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Emma x

Olliella Nursery Photoshoot

A few months back I had a call from the girls at who had been following me on Instagram, liked my styling and wondered if I would be able to help style their latest range of nursery furniture and baby decor. Here’s a look at the pro shots from the day, taken by – uber talented photographer and all round lovely lady.

There was too much cuteness in this photoshoot!

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If you’re looking to set up a nursery sign up to my decorating workshops notification list, I will be holding eco nursery styling workshops in Sydney early next year with where you’ll learn all about styling a nursery in an eco-friendly way that is safe for bub!

Emma x

Jules Sebastian’s Tea Party

Jules Sebastian, wife of Guy Sebastian is one busy lady! She has recently launched – it’s a similar concept to e-decorating in fact, but for fashion styling! If you’re in a fashion rut and looking for some inspiration for your wardrobe, Styled By Jules is a fantastic online styling fashion service where Jules will select a bunch of new outfits for you and put it together in a look book, much like my mood boards for your home! The best bit is you can sit in your PJ’s and shop the fashionista look without having to leave the house.

 Jules asked me to style the brunch launch last Friday and I have to say, it was possibly the sweetest brunch I have ever styled and Jules was beyond happy with the finished result so mission accomplished me thinks!

A big thanks to for letting us borrow the gorgeous little white ceramic pieces, they finished off the table display perfectly!

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Emma x

Sunrise & The Morning Show Get A Refresh

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The Morning Show Set

After – The Morning Show Set

Last week the delightful  asked if I would be interested in helping her style the sets for Sunrise and The Morning Show. Of course I jumped at the chance! We went to to select some fun accessories to brighten up the sets and then snuck in early on Sunday morning to arrange everything on the shelves and add some colour to the sofa. My personal favourite is the rug, I think it just finishes off the set perfectly! What do you think of the new look?

Emma x

Melbourne Cup Styling

A few months ago the Keystone Group approached me asking if I’d be able to help them style their 11 venues across Sydney for Melbourne Cup. Naturally I jumped at the chance! I collaborated with a stylist friend of mine Marj Silva of  because I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it alone, lucky for me Marj is a whizz stylist and not afraid to roll up her sleeves and help out without being asked. We also had great help from 8 other stylist friends of ours, we definitely couldn’t have done it without them!!!

Here’s a few pictures from in Surry Hills where I set up last Tuesday.  Approximately 65 toy horses were sprayed and glittered for the event and they are my favourite props, do you agree??

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Emma x

Rural Look Workshop – ROMA

Another full on week of travelling, decorating and styling!! I flew to Roma, Queensland last Friday for four days of decorating, styling and mood board creating at a very well stocked homewares store . I also managed to squeeze in a drive around the country side too where I stalked some gorgeous homes like below. It’s so so so dry out in Roma and so many families are affected by the drought so I really hope the drought breaks soon and brings some much needed rain.

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Roma, Queensland – so much beauty

I thoroughly enjoyed my time away, most of my extended family are in rural towns in Queensland and my Dad grew up in country NSW so I always love visiting the country. I learnt a lot while I was away and I thought I’d share a few of the little things I noticed really separates the country from the city. Living on cattle stations in isolated parts of the country does bring up different styling challenges (hence why I started e-decorating)!

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1. BORE WATER vs. TOWN WATER – Some farms use bore water for everything but drinking. This can stain your laundry because it comes straight from the ground so white bed linen is a big no no if you’re property uses bore water.

2.  ROADS – Unsealed streets in regional Queensland means red dirt and dust is constantly coming in through window seals and door cracks. No neutral floor coverings!

3. QUICK TRIP TO THE SHOPS – Found a table you like online, order it, wait weeks for it to arrive instead of collecting it from your local store in the city.

4. GARDENING – No rain since Australia Day (yes, 10 months). No use trying to start an established garden!

5. KID’S BEDROOM STYLING – Another observation I’ve made during my travels to run my decorating workshops is the amount of children families have in the country is pretty much double those in the city. It was in fact most unusual to come across someone who only had two children. Most had 4 or more – that’s a lot of extra rooms to decorate 😉

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Busy bees making gorgeous mood boards!

I’ve run out of weekends and spare time this year so no more travelling for me (for workshops anyway) until next year. I’m hoping to visit many more locations next year so if you’d like me to visit your town please leave a comment below with the town you live in so I can research visiting!

Emma x

Byron Workshop Wrap Up

I’ve just realised it’s been almost two weeks since I blogged. Naughty me! I have a good reason though, I’ve been travelling and working on some big proposals and client jobs so please forgive me.

Last week I travelled to one of my favourite holiday destinations, Byron Bay to run two decorating workshops with . It was a fun few days away and I met loads of lovely people at the workshops, even had my first male attendee!

Here’s a little snap shot of the workshop.

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Tomorrow I’m flying to Roma to run three more workshops over the weekend. Then a mad dash from the airport to start installing 11 venues across Sydney for Melbourne Cup. It’s going to be another huge week but lots of fun!

What do you have planned for Melbourne Cup?

Emma x

Glasslands teams up with Voyager Candles

Earlier this week I came home to a pretty surprise in my letterbox! Fiona from had dropped off a beautiful . Glasslands has teamed up with (my favourite candle brand!) and created these little spring gift packs ideal as centrepieces whilst entertaining this silly season! I think they make great Christmas presents don’t you?!

Spring Event Pack

Spring Event Pack

Byron Workshop – 2 Weeks To Go

I’m so excited to be travelling up to Byron for the second time this year. This time it’s to run a decorating workshop with  where we are going to discuss the general rules for decorating your home, how to turn all your Pinterest pins and magazine cut outs into a reality and then we’ll cut and paste like little kids to make your dream room! Lots of people have already booked in to finish designing and styling their new builds or renovations so I’m looking forward to seeing their plans and pictures.

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Workshop Outline:

Date: THURS 24th & FRIDAY 25th OCTOBER 

Time: Thursday 6pm-8pm. Friday 10am-12pm
Place: – 109 Johnson St. Byron Bay
Cost: $99 includes a $40 in-store voucher to use on the day.

Wine and cheese on Thursday evening or cake and coffee on Friday PLUS a $40 voucher to be used in-store on the day (voucher not redeemable for cash).

A little bit about the workshop…..

Come along and be inspired to turn your house into a home!  

The workshop will run for two hours, where I will be sharing my top decorating tips and tricks, there will be plenty of question and answer time, mood board making and a fun outing chatting with friends and making new friends too. You will leave the workshop with a head full of ideas and a mood board to follow at home that will give you the confidence to decorate and style your home yourself.  

Please feel free to bring along floor plans and photos of your home to ask me questions about at the workshop.

 All materials will be provided but feel free to bring any inspirational material of your own.  

To book your ticket please email Sherry at [email protected].

Please note there will be no refunds once the ticket has been purchased.

Hope to see you there!

Emma x

Bargain Designer Cushions

One of my lovely clients had this gorgeous navy sofa custom made for her a little while ago. She purchased some beautiful cushions to match but has decided they don’t work with the rest of the room and is switching them out for something else. They’ve hardly been used and are excellent quality so if anyone would like to purchase these cushions for a bargain price see pricing info below and shoot me an email if you’d like them… I’m a little tempted!!! There are multiples of each cushion available too.

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Pink Stripe Cushions – $70 (RRP $125)

Floral Designers Guild Cushion – $90 (RRP $185)

Yellow Stripe Cushion – $40 (RRP $75)

Navy Cushion – $40 (RRP $105)

OR the lot for $450 – B.A.R.G.A.I.N.

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Emma x

Palm Beach Project Quick Wrap Up

Thursday night was the big reveal of the & Nest Designs Palm Beach Project. Here are a few pictures of the finished apartment. Much better, more professional photos to come this week on Jen’s blog along with product information and a proper wrap up.  I just couldn’t wait to share! If you have any questions about where to buy any of the pieces please leave a comment below or email me. The apartment is now officially ready to take bookings so if you’d like to stay at the Palm Beach apartment you can book via .

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Lounge Room

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Kitchen

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Jen & I ready to welcome our guests!

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Second Bedroom

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Balcony Corner Styling

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Study Nook. Desk didn’t arrive in time…..

 

What do you think?!

Emma x

Palm Beach Project Update

It’s only a week away from being revealed! All the major furniture pieces are in place (besides the West Elm coffee table because it’s apparently disappeared into thin air…Not happy…) And all that’s left are last minute touch ups and placing all the pretty decor pieces around the apartment next week.

This apartment fit out has not been smooth sailing. There’s been drama after drama and we had from the 1st of August until the 26th of September to get it all finished and I’m proud to say we were able to stick to our deadline!

Here’s a little peek at the progress so far.

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Lounge Room – Before

Master Bedroom - Before

Master Bedroom – Before

Second Bedroom

Second Bedroom In Progress

Kitchen Progress

Kitchen In Progress

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Master Bedroom In Progress

Sofa In Place

Sofa In Place!

 

For more information about the project have a read of about what to consider when furnishing and decorating a holiday rental, it’s very different to furnishing an average residential property so if you’ve bought an investment property, before starting work give me a call to see if I can help.

Emma x

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Hi, I’m Emma

Stylist, decorator and author. That’s a lot of hats to wear, but I’ve been interior design obsessed pretty much my whole life so it’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that I’m this immersed in the design world.

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