Anna Spiro for Porter’s Paints

Totally wishing I lived in Brisbane right now because I’ve just been invited to the launch of Anna Spiro’s wallpaper collection with Porter’s Paints and it’s going to be fabulous, I can just tell based on the image below.


Emma x

Cinder Block Garden

I love this idea! It’s perfect for apartment dwellers who want to add some greenery to their balcony but don’t have much space to work with. Just head to Bunnings and pick up some cinder blocks, potting mix and a pretty selection of succulents (or herbs for a kitchen garden!).  If you aren’t a fan of the grey just paint them before you put them in place.  For the full tutorial head over here.


Emma x

Book Round Up on Decor8

Holly from one of my favourite blogs Decor8 has just blogged about an awesome list of interior/home books that I’m drooling over.. Clearly I need them all.

Have you read any of these books? Any recommendations?

Emma x

Mini Bar on Wheels!

How cute is this little dude? And what an awesome name “Roadie” the mini bar!

He’d be perfect in a BBQ area or industrial style ‘man cave’…


If you’d like Roadie in your life me for purchase information.

RRP $1,536

Emma x

Statement Front Door

I love the idea of a bold, bright front door. I think the hardest part would be deciding on just one colour! (Okay, we all know I’d choose pink..)

Do you have a favourite?


Emma x

Colour Scheming: Classic Beige

I don’t think there are any words in the English language that describe how much I LOVE this room. Perfection.


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Emma x

Fluro Finds

Even though Winter is approaching, fluro is making a big statement in decor right now!

Emma x

Lust-Haves for Autumn


a. Manhattan Library – Available through Nest Designs. One day I will own one of these gorgeous libraries.. One day….

b. Glasshouse Candle – The Glasshouse candles never seem to die! This one is next on my list (after I burn through the 3 others still in their boxes.. opps)

c. J Crew Ballet Flats – J.Crew has free shipping to Australia until the 30th of April. I am sooooo tempted.

d. Marc Jacobs Hobo – I love this colour in a handbag. Goes with anything and everything.

e. Vintage Remix Book – This arrived in my letterbox on Tuesday, it’s a great book, very inspiring.

f. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick – I bought this about a year ago and it’s probably still got another year in it. Value for money.

g.  Ada & Darcy Cushion – All of the Ada & Darcy cushions are gorgeous but this one is my favourite.

h. Typo Notebook – I can’t resist cute elks or stationery!

Emma x

What is e-decorating?!

E-decorating is a relatively new concept in Australia so when I meet new people and am asked “what do you do” it often involves me launching into a full description of e-decorating and how it works! I figured many of you blog readers might be wondering too so I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain how it works!

Basically, e-decorating is a homeowner’s (or renter) guide to decorating their home in their own time, on their own terms. I provide guidance and suggestions on how to properly execute the ideas my clients have and give them new ideas too. Interior decorating is meant to be a fun process, I want my clients to enjoy it as much as I enjoy picking the bits and pieces for their home.


Monochromatic lounge room mood board

It all starts with a new client filling in the online questionnaire and emailing me some images of their room(s) to be decorated. Then I get started on the mood board for their new room! Often my clients have the big ticket items already in place like sofas, coffee tables and entertainment units but just want some help with the finishing touches like cushions, art, rugs and accessories.

E-decorating is a great service for clients who are DIY lovers but need the eye of an interior stylist to create a plan of action and it’s also fantastic for rural clients who don’t have access to all the lovely interior shops we can browse through in the city.

I source products from a massive range of online stores, retail stores and wholesale furniture suppliers and list exactly where to buy them from and can often extend a 30% trade discount on furniture. The idea behind the e-decorating mood boards is that you use it as a guide as you decorate your room, you don’t have to rush out and buy everything at once, take your time, it’s meant to be a fun process!

If you have any questions at all about e-decorating send me an email or would like to get started and get your home looking great just click here!

Eclectic chic lounge room mood board

Emma x

Flamingo Fever

Cute, pink and quirky! Flamingos are so hot right now!


Emma x

Boring Beige? Not in my book!


Time and time again I’m drawn to rooms that have very neutral bases. This one hardly has any colour at all but if you look closely there are many layers within the neutral palette and there is no shortage of texture, the linen sofas, driftwood sculpture, ceramics en masse on the shelves and the raw timber coffee table. Somehow it all just works beautifully!



It’s been a busy week at Nest this week getting all sorts of things ready for clients before the Easter break begins. I’m ready for lazy days reading books, waaaay too much chocolate and tackling a few DIY projects (stay tuned). Hope you are all relaxing this long weekend!

Emma x

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