Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Great lighting competition!

Lighting is one of the most important yet overlooked elements of room design. Many people spend a fortune decorating their homes only to put little or no thought into the lighting. Lighting is especially important in children's rooms, which need to serve many purposes. You need some bright overhead task lighting (preferably on a dimmer) and a bedside lamp for nightime story telling and middle of the light visits. You might also need a nightlight for younger children and a desk light for older children. Think about the lighting in your child's bedroom- could it do with a re-vamp? Our friends at are offering a $90 voucher to be used in their online store to one of our followers. All you have to do is visit their site, find your favourite light or lamp, and leave a comment here telling us which one you like and where you'd use (you can let your imagination run wild here- you don't have to stick to it if you win!) Don't forget to leave your email address on your comment. This competition is only open to Australian residents and you need to register as a follower of our site to be eligible. Buysterlighting will contact the winner directly and organise redemption of the prize. One entry per person, please! A winner will be drawn at random on Monday November 16th. Good luck everyone!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My house is for sale- want a peek?

I thought you might be interested in seeing pictures of my home. It is currently on the market and has never looked so good! Now the weekly challenge is getting it up to scratch every weekend for the open houses, especially with two young children in the house. Suffice to say, we are spending most of our Friday nights going out to dinner with the kids so there are no sticky fingerprints anywhere. If anyone is interested in buying it, you can see more details here. In the meantime, wish me luck- the auction is the on 7th of November!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Farmyard Themed Bedroom

I thought I'd show you a few photos from a room I just finished for a little girl with a love for farmyard animals. Her mum had a few items she wanted to incorporate into the room, including a picture of some ducks, so we decided to work the room around green and yellow and incorporate as many farmyard influences as possible. Here are some of the cuter items I found! The cow is from Kids Central, the play mat from Ekidna kids & the bedlinen is from The Linen Store in the UK (but they ship internationally).

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fantastic DIY blog- have a look at this!

This blog is just adorable. It is called Prudent Baby and it run by two US based mums Jaime and Jacinda. They blog about all sorts of DIY projects for your baby and their nursery- and provide step by step instructions to follow. What caught my eye initially was their cute pom pom pillow (see the pictures above). Having a bit of a thing for pom poms myself (if you haven't seen my Paperdoll Room, it features a lot of them) I popped over to have a look. Well, that was it for hours- I was absorbed! Check it out -I've sure you'll love it too!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My new website is finally done!

For the last few months I have been working on getting my new website up and running- and it's finally finished! It was designed by the lovely Andrea from Design and PR Girl and I think she has done a fab job. Hope you agree. I've also changed the layout of the blog and news page to match the new logo and website. Please pop over and have a look-I'd love to know what you think.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Woodland Animals Theme Room

It's been ages since my last post- the last month has been taken up with getting my house ready to put on the market and being busy doing several online room designs for new clients. One of the room designs themes I've been working on is an Woodland Animals theme. I thought I'd share some of the cute items I've found along this theme. Such a nice idea for an animal loving little girl! The beanbag and the height chart are from Cocoon Couture and distributed by Bubba Bling and the bedlinen is from Treehouse. I'll share some of my other great finds very soon!