Fall Inspiration

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Embrace the magic of Fall with gorgeous shades in burnt orange, gold, russet red, umber and chocolate. Mix rustic pieces with family heirlooms, treasured antique and second hand finds for an eclectic feel. Cosy things up with throws, floor rugs, faux furs and knitted cushions, then curl up fireside with a glass of red and a good book or a favourite movie.

Melissah xox

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Bathrooms | Maximise your Space

Tuesday, September 29, 2015




Maximise your sense of space with these clever style tricks.

Reflective surfaces ~ make a room feel bigger so add some glossy surface to your bathroom like gloss white wall tiles.

Mirrors ~ add a large mirror to your bathroom to create the illusion of extra space and to reflect more light around the room.

Large format tiles ~ larger tiles on the floor and walls will increase the sense of space by making the room look less busy. Consider using a 300 x 600mm on the walls and a 600 x 600mm on the floors. The added bonus of large tiles is less grout to clean!

Frameless Glass ~ if it's within budget use a frameless shower screen as it will open up the room and increase the transparency of the space.

Light and Bright ~ limit the palette to white and light neutrals to reflect more light and create the illusion that the space is bigger than it actually is. Darker colours will make the room recede and appear smaller.

Attention to detail ~ add texture, colour and interest through towels and accessories this will prevent the room from looking bland or boring.

Melissah xox

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Spearmint Fresh

Monday, September 28, 2015

There's nothing fresher than a hint of mint.

Mint is like a breath of fresh air in the spring. 

This colour has really taken off this season ....
we are seeing it popping up in homewares, interiors and fashion alike.

It's pretty and feminine and the prefect accent colour
for refreshing a tired outfit or a lack lustre space.
Inject a splash of mint and it will give things an instant lift!

Melissah xox

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Pineapple Crush

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Pineapple Crush by Coastal Style Blog

Summer Mini Trend - Pineapple Love

This season the pineapple trend is big news ~
we are seeing it in homewares and fashion alike.
We are seeing pineapples popping up all over the place 
in a myriad of styles, uses and colours.
There is lamp bases, artwork, scatter cushions
ceramics and pillows ... just to name a few.
I love using mini pineapples in flower arrangements and 
decorating with bowls of pineapples in summer.
Not only are they stylish to look at put
they taste sublime in a pina colada!

I'm having a crush on metallic gold pineapples right now!

Melissah xox

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