Coastal Styling Summer Blues with Lorriane Lea

Oh Hi!

Just casually popping in to share a few little changes around here. I have to celebrate the little changes as I’m currently living in a reno zone and it’s not pretty.  We’re renovating our bathroom. It’s a big job. I’m most definitely over it. But it will be worth it in the end! So I keep telling myself.

In the meantime, my bedroom is looking pretty with a few new pieces from Lorraine Lea. I’ve worked with Lorraine Lea before and was thrilled to team up again for their Spring / Summer campaign. Which by the way has some amazing pieces!

So you know I love blue and white and when I saw the Temple Quilt I might have gasped just a little, it’s that beautiful. The chinoiserie print is whimsical, gorgeously crisp … it speaks to my love of ginger jars and of course blue and white.

I’ve paired it here with a pair of navy velvet cushions, because velvet, it’s so lux and adds a lovely contrast. Also in the mix is the Miami cushion. I’m all for mixing and matching and I adore the fringing and watercolour like print of this cushion.

Then to add extra layers and depth I’ve added a trio of the Isla Euro pillowcases in white.  These have a beautiful textured pattern on them and will go with everything! Definitely good bang for the buck.

Of course, my cushions love travelling around the house, I like to change it up by using them in the lounge and family room. I love that about cushions, such an easy and affordable way to change the look and feel of a space! Here they are posing in our family room….

I’m off now to decorate for Christmas, and maybe plump and faff with my new cushions just a little bit more! 😉

Jo xx

NB: This post is not sponsored however, some items were gifted to me for my review.  As always I only recommend items I truly love and am happy to have in my own home.

Big Boy Room Makeover and a Giveaway from Hickory Hill Home!

My big boy is 13, I’m not sure how that happened, it seems like only yesterday I was holding his little hand to cross the road.  His room had not been touched since we moved into this house about 5 years ago.  The walls were an ugly shade of builders beige (eeek)….  So painting them had been on my to do list forever!

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Hello Taubman’s Knight Grey!

Paint is pretty cool stuff.  I’m still amazed at the power of paint and how it can transform a space or piece of furniture. For this project I chose a dark charcoal colour called Knight Grey by Taubmans.  His room faces north and is upstairs, it gets great light and is a large room, so it can handle this bold colour.

Painting with such a dark colour requires a steady hand when cutting in as any mistakes are very unforgiving.  Have a wet cloth at the ready just in case… I actually use baby wipes, I’m super professional like that! ;O Don’t be afraid to use a bold colour, it’s only paint and can be changed relatively quickly and inexpensively!

Once I had the walls painted, I really tried to work with what I already had to style and furnish his room.  We had a couple of spare shutters hanging around in the garage and these became a new head board.  We’re going to get him a new king single ensemble soon so it will fit perfectly.  I love the contrast of the pure white against the dark walls.  The other furniture was already in his room and received a fresh coat of white paint.  The little footstool at the end of the bed was a makeover I did ages ago, you can check it out here if you are interested!

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I did buy the print above the bed, I love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and I hope that my boys will always have these qualities.  The print is from Spotlight. The cute little birdy cushion is also new and is from Ikea.  The collage on the wall is my son’s creative work, it consists of drawings, pictures and things that mean something to him 🙂

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Dusty Blue Gingham Doona Cover and Pillow Shams by Hickory Hill Home

The doona cover and pillow shams are new, they are from Hickory Hill Home.  I’m very excited to be collaborating with them on this project.  Be sure to read to the end for details of a giveaway!

I love the quality and simplicity of the gingham, not too grown up and a lovely contrast with the white and charcoal. Hickory Hill Home have the most beautiful range of bed linen, pyjamas, cashmere and items for the home.  You can check them out here, the doona cover is on sale right now with free shipping within Australia, plus there is a 20% discount off your first order when you sign up!

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The vintage style world map is from Typo.  Basket is from Big W. Chest was a vintage find.  Lamp was from Horgans. The oar was another DIY project.

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My son made the black and grey patchwork cushion at school last year!  He did a really great job and this cushion was actually the jumping off point for the room!  He gave me a big hug when he got home from school and saw his new space all finished. I think he’s pretty happy. Makes it all worthwhile 🙂

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Ok let’s talk giveaways!  I’m super excited to be hosting a giveaway for Hickory Hill Home over on Instagram! They are giving one lucky follower the chance to win a $200 voucher to spend on their website!  How cool is that?!

Pop over to @coastalhomelove on Instagram for all details on how to enter!  Gotta be in it to win it!

Jo xx

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Coastal Home Love Styling with BedsAhead and a special offer!

Hi!

Well it’s been a little while since I last checked in here!  I’ve been hanging out on Instagram (@coastalhomelove), if you’re an Insta Addict like me pop on over and say hi! 😉

Just thought I’d share a few pics from a recent product styling job with Bedshead. BedsAhead are a small business who specialise in creating beautiful bespoke upholstered bed heads, blanket boxes and valances.  They have also recently added bases to their range.  Their attention to detail and workmanship is second to none.  They can be wall mounted or free standing (super easy to install…  Love that!).  But what I love the most is you can customise your bed head to suit your space! So much fun and the possibilities are endless!  Oh and I should mention they ship Australia wide.  Be sure to read to the end for a special offer from BedsAhead!

I discovered BedsAhead last year when I was redecorating our master bedroom and in the market for a luxurious and sumptuous bed head.  I absolutely adore our bed head, I think it completely makes our room!

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So of course I was thrilled when Michelle contacted me about styling a selection of Bedsahead bed heads for a photo shoot!  Here’s a few pics from the shoot….

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I can’t believe what a difference a new bed head can make to the look, feel and comfort of a room, and they are really affordable too!

Now for the exciting part….  Michelle has generously offered Coastal Home Love followers a special offer,  a $50 off voucher towards your own custom bed head! Just contact BedsAhead (be sure to tell them you are a Coastal Home Love follower) via their website (www.bedsahead.com.au), Facebook page or Instagram (@bedsAhead)!

Makes me feel like jumping under the covers right now! 😉

Jo xx

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