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One of my absolute favourite parts about blogging is being able to stumble upon and admire the way that others style and design their home, and then of course share it with all of you. This lovely Melbourne home is one of those that will quickly inspire you to either redecorate a room, add some mismatched pattern into a bathroom or go on a massive cleaning spree – either way, it’s absolutely beautiful and such a stunning home. I love the blonde wood cabinets in the black white bathroom paired with a strong patterned tile on the floor, it’s just perfect. And of course the all white kitchen with the circle thumb nooks to open the draws – it’s such a clever idea and such a clean look. One of the things that we’re really wanting to achieve in our next home that we renovate is to add a more texture through wooden panelling on the walls, beautiful tiles and different materials throughout the home – and this beautiful Melbourne home that I spotted on Share Design is a lovely place to start daydreaming of out next reno. x

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There really is nothing more perfect than a slice, or two, of delicious chocolate and coffee cake topped with heavenly caramel buttercream?! I had the absolute honour and so much fun baking this cake with my amazing friend Emma from The Feature Wall last week for the opening of her brothers stunning new cafe bar, Deluxe. Emma and I had such a lovely afternoon/evening adapting Annabel Langbein’s stunning Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe and creating a beautiful two tier exposed layer cake that would be perfect for any celebration! If you’re out and about in Mt Roskill you really must take a peek at this fantastic new coffee bar that’s serving some of the best coffees in Auckland! I hope you have a lovely week planned, I’d love to know what you think of this cake if you give it a try. x

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With these truly beautiful, but bitterly cold winters days we’ve been having lately I’ve already started day dreaming for warmer days and delicious outdoor parties. You may remember a little while ago that I mentioned that Lauren has so kindly been sharing a few of my recipes on her beautiful blog – so I thought I’d return the favour today and share one of the most beautiful outdoor parties you’ll see all season. Her backyard bistro truly is everything you’d want from a stunning outdoor celebration, or wedding, with your closets friends and family, the styling, delicious food and attention to detail is so lovely and I already can’t wait for summer to arrive. Be sure to take a peek at the rest of this stunning backyard bistro here. x

Photography: Stancy Higley | Florals: Posies | Dinnerware: Grandiflora | Styling: Lauren Kelp

Tablemakers originally created for Darling Magazine & published here

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One of hidden challenges of working for yourself are the days when you completely run out of inspiration – it would be hugely unfair of me to say that creating something to share every day is easy… sometimes is just isn’t. Yesterday was one of those days for me, until I stumbled upon this magical image and my day where everything that was hard and ‘boring’ stopped in an instant. Sara Medina’s absolutely stunning blog and instagram feed is one of those that is so beautiful it instantly cleans away all the doubts and worry and replaces it with that magic creative spark that you were so worried you’d lost. I’ve no doubt that you’ll quickly fall in love with Sara’s clean elegant style, where perfect natural light and clean crisp white, soft greys and delicate blush tones rule throughout our her beautiful photography – her work is absolute heaven, and I’m now dreaming of moving to Stockholm and living in a beautiful all white apartment! I hope everyone has a lovely day planned, I’d love to hear what inspires you on ‘blah’ days. x

be sure to follow Sara’s beautiful blog, instagram and pinterest – they’re beyond divine!

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I don’t think there is a woman alive who wouldn’t dream of having a beautiful walk in wardrobe, the extra storage space and a being able to lay everything out perfectly – and have a wall of shoes like this really would be a dream come true. Very good friends of ours are currently in the process of creating a beautiful walk in wardrobe, and in turn has inspired me to look out our wardrobes a little better and try and organise them as well as we can, so I thought I’d share a little winter wardrobe inspiration for this weekend as I plan on having a massive clean out in our wardrobe and try and work out how to create a space just for my shoes! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned, be sure to keep an eye out on the blog tomorrow, I’ve a delicious new recipe to share with you x

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Take a peek here for some beautiful kitchen and laundry storage inspiration to keep you busy while winter settles in

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Not only does Kikki.K have the most beautiful collections of stationery and homewares, they’ve just introduced their very first party collection called Confetti – and it’s perfect! I thought their gorgeous new range of confetti party staples would be a lovely way to brighten up a grey winters day, and maybe inspire you to host a bright confetti themed party this winter! Be sure to take a peek at their stunning new collection here, it’s too perfect for words – I’d love to know what your favourite piece is, I’m a completely smitten with the hanging paper gem, straws and of course the wooden greeting stamp set. I hope you all have a lovely day planned and are tucked up somewhere warm and safe away from this awful winter storm. x

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Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely weekend! It feels like such a long time since I shared a wedding on the blog, so I thought what could be a better way to start a new week than with this truly stunning diy wedding that was photographed by the very talented and lovely Anna Allport.  This gorgeous rustic farm wedding was held at the brides beautiful family farm in Pataruru –  where everything from the hand made invites, vintage furniture, crockery, and even the caravan was carefully hand picked and collected for their special day! I’ve always found those hand chosen pieces make your wedding day so special. I hope everyone has a lovely week planned, and of course, be sure to take a peek at the rest of this beautiful wedding here. It’s too perfect for words. x

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There are times when you want to spend a lot of time creating a beautiful cake, and there are other times when you want to whip up something that takes less than an hour from start to finish. This simple yet perfect vanilla cake is one of those truly delicious cakes that takes no time at all and can be made for any occasion – it’s wonderful for afternoon tea served with a light dusting of icing sugar, cream and seasonal fruit. Or of course you can ‘dress’ it up a little more with icing – or even make two cakes and create a layer cake. This is what I love about baking, the options of how to serve a classic vanilla cake are truly endless, and this lovely recipe is such a perfect place to start. x

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