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Feast Watson Re-Love Project Complete!

Remember a few months ago I was on the hunt for a piece of furniture that needed a little bit of TLC for a project asked me to be part of? Well here he is in all his glory after a lovely limewash finish and some love from (Thanks Kellie!). I had some help from my lovely upholsterer Peter from too because let’s face it, there’s no way I could have made the seat look like that!

He’ll be up for auction on May 9th with all funds being donated to Salvo Stores.

I think I might have to bid on him… Don’t want him to leave me!

Emma x

Palm Beach Collection Candles

I’ve got a weakness for candles. It’s no secret. And there’s just something special about the Palm Beach Collection candles…Perhaps it’s because I grew up going to Palm Beach as a kid and still get blown away by the beauty of that beach.

A few weeks ago I met Kirsten Walker, one half of Candles and had a great time talking candles and scents!

The PBC stand at the recent trade fairs was hands down my favourite and it’s all due to the talented peeps at in Newport. They also styled the recent PBC photoshoot. Aren’t the images just gorgeous?!

Emma x

Buy Of The Week : Design Your Home – Shaynna Blaze

Ok, confession, I didn’t actually buy this book, it was given to me at Shaynna’s Taubmans high tea I attended the other day. But it’s absolutely fab, lots of practical advice for homeowners looking to either engage an interior designer or to DIY decorate.

Highly recommend it! Buy it .

 

Emma x

Fat Shack Buy of the Week GIVEAWAY

Last year I searched high and low for these amazeballs . Seriously, are they not the coolest things you’ve ever seen!?

Well, Natasha from is offering one to a lucky reader! All you need to do is comment below telling us why you need a new light to shine bright like a diamond in your home!

The winner will be drawn at random on Monday April 29th.

Emma x

Florence Broadhurst Printing Process

I visited the Signature Prints warehouse/showroom last week and was lucky enough to watch their talented team printing some custom wallpapers while I was there. It is such a fascinating and special process. I could have stayed all day to watch! It is all done by hand, painstaking! Each piece that is screen printed needs to be aligned with the piece before it so that it’s a consistent print the whole way through, one millimetre can throw the whole thing out….. This peacock feather print is a custom colour for a little girl’s bedroom. Lucky her!

Emma x

United Artworks Sale and GIVEAWAY!

 

United Artworks Giveaway!

United Artworks Giveaway!

Online art retailer  are having a massive sale across their entire range with over 150 styles discounted to make way for new designs soon to arrive. For a strictly limited time they are offering followers of Nest a further 20% off any purchase, and that includes all new stock too! OMG amazing!

It’s a fantastic offer and a great opportunity to secure genuine hand painted art at really affordable prices. Enter the exclusive promotion code UNIART20 at the checkout. Sale ends in 7 days, so be quick!

Win me!

AND, the fun doesn’t end there, one lucky blog reader can win this artwork priced at $399 (pictured above). All you need to do is name which is your favourite piece on the  website and post the name in the comments section below along with your name.

 Good luck and happy shopping!!
(Winner will be announced 1st May)

Emma x

Design Hunter’s 1st Birthday Celebrations

 

Last Thursday night I attended the Design Hunter’s first birthday. is a gorgeous homewares and furniture store in Bronte run by Mel Bonney, a super talented interior stylist and designer. Her store is one of the most beautifully styled and merchandised I’ve seen in Sydney, Mel’s eye for design is just fab! If you’re in Sydney and haven’t found Mel’s store yet, it’s so worth a look.

How amazing was the cheese and fruit display…. YUM!

Emma x

Ring Dishes For Mum

Mother’s Day is creeping up… Have you thought about what to buy mum? So many of my customers purchase these sweet as gifts for friends or for their mother’s.. If I was a mum I think I’d like to receive one!

Emma x

Buy Of The Week: Importico Watercolour Cushion

 Last week I visited one of my agent’s showrooms – Ivy Lane Traders – and spotted these lovelies arranged on a bed. Couldn’t help but snatch this one below up for myself!

If you like them too, email me for pricing and purchase information!

Emma x

This or That?

 

or

Which would you prefer? I’m leaning towards the cushion!

 

Emma x

Client Project: Inner City Vertical Garden

The ‘after’ pic we are hoping for!

A fortnight ago I met with a client who has renovated a gorgeous little apartment in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, she had done a fabulous job but when it came to the courtyard she was stuck for ideas so called me in. I will admit I don’t have much experience with courtyards but we both had some great ideas and now we are getting stuck into putting our plans into action. One thing we are definite on is a vertical garden.

These guys – – were featured on a few weeks ago and look like they do a great job so hopefully we can get this vertical garden up and running in no time!

Have you ever installed a vertical garden before? Do you love it? Do you have any tips?!

Instant Greenery!


Emma x

Hi, I’m Emma

Co-founder of The Look School, stylist, decorator and homewares buyer. 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.

Renovation and Home Design

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