Swiden Design = Love

15Dec 2011
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Normally, i write about design, color, new ideas anything that i may feel will inspire you.  Today i am writing about my inspiration.  I have fallen in love with "Swiden Design".  I love the colors, shapes, patterns and can't wait to incorporate these into my next room design.  Charlotte Swiden is the pretty creative face behind this brand, and i love that they are made here in Melbourne.  So many of her products can be used in children's rooms.  The wooden TIVOLIVAT decorations will look amazing in the bookshelf, on the window ledge or on the bedside table.  The cushions are fun and bright and the perfect accessory for the bed or chair.  The coasters & cutting board can be used as little trays, perfect to put trinkets on, to put clips or kids jewellery on or even to stand up and use as art work.   Speaking of Art work, the posters are tremendous (is that still a word) and the cards perfect to frame.  Sorry to my lovely sister who may think she is getting a gift from Swiden Design this year, but some things i just can't part with.. Nothing wrong with the Ikea tea towel i got you though.

All images & amazing products available at:  www.swiden.com.au


Vintage Art

26Oct 2011
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Art is a big part when designing a child's room, and i use the word "art" very loosely, as art to me can be a child's drawing, a picture from a golden book or a photograph on canvas. Vintage Art is very cool and i love using it mainly because it doesn't date, in fact it gets better with age.  Although it looks great framed, it also looks just as good hanging by a vintage coat hanger, hung with pegs or paper clips.  Vintage art is charming and unque and often comical which is quite cute.  It can also be educational by using vintage maps, science and alphabet charts.  Looking back, i can now blame my mother for my poor math skills, if only she had of used a multiplication chart on my wall rather than the Rainbow Bright poster.  Oh well, atleast i know where i got my love of colour.



image 1: www.marktuckey.com.au
image 2: www.athome.kimvallee.com

image 3: www.designpirationsk.com

image 4: www.ebay.com.au







C'mon get happy

28Jul 2011
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Does this image make you happy?  c'mon, how can it not?  the sweet little soft cushion letters reminding you to be happy. And then there is the cute montage of pictures and my favourite (okay i know i have a lot of favourite things) pathwork quilt.. and then my other favourite, mint cushion with hankerchief love heart.  So simple but makes me so happy.

lovely lace

07Jul 2011
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Do i love doilies so much because they remind me of my Nanna? Is it the intricate design that i love?  or is it simply because they are so sweet & delicate?  Maybe it's all these reasons, including the different shapes which i love, especially the hearts which make this light decoartion so perfect for a nursery or little girls room.