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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

let liv moroccan leather pouf, natural | kikki.k storage box | country road lenoir cushiondouglas and bec – dressing tablecountry road elm vasefreedom elements dresser |

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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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I love hunkering down in my office on rainy days, they’re always so productive and you finish the day feeling really good about everything. For those who so kindly follow me on instagram will have spotted that I’ve fallen a little in love with peg board since finding this pile of near new boards a few weeks ago in our local inorganic collection. Since then I’ve been moving it around the house and office trying to decide where to hang it and also what colour to paint it or leave it natural - I had so many lovely comments about what colour to choose and I finally settled on one. It’s a white paint with the slightest hint of mint, I didn’t want to get anything too bold, just yet, as I wanted the products that I style on it to pop. So in celebration of finding near new pegboard that has quickly found a spot in my office, here are a few of my favourite looks and products to style this versatile material – and of course office space. I’d love to know/see what you’d use pegboard for in your home. x

images : the design files | show home | april and may | jasmine dowling | home base collections | country road | items:  washi tape | oy pastel geo print | tilla hole punch | queen of hearts love star vase | freedom metro copper lamp | band.do ear buds | silver bulldog clips |

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 After a crazy few weeks of flying between Rarotonga, Brisbane twice and back again it’s so lovely to be home and to settle back into the groove of things. Again I have to thank you all so much for your generous and loving support towards Gem and her family, they’re beyond honoured by your kindness.

So I thought I’d share one of the most beautiful homes that I’ve stumbled upon in a while – a truly perfect mix of crisp white walls, blonde wood floors and furniture, the most stunning all white marble kitchen and of course the most beautiful pops of bright art and pastel furniture to add colour to this gorgeous home. I think over the years I’ve finally found ‘my style’ for our home decor, I’ve always been drawn to white, blond wood, pastel and bright pops of colour – to me it’s a truly perfect combination as it’s a pallet you can easily add or remove new pieces to easily. I’ve no doubt this beautiful home will spark a little home decor inspiration for you! x

| design and styling by Hecker Guthrie and Lucy Block | 

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With the wedding season almost at a close, stylists and photographers have a little more time to create and share beautiful style shoots, I love it as it’s a lovely way to see their work in the very best light. It’s also a perfect time for brides to be to gather ideas for their upcoming weddings in the new year. I’m terribly honoured to share this beautiful Geometric Styled Shoot that was perfectly styled by Jess from Two Foxes and beautifully photographed by my amazing friend Coralee Stone. I love the minimalistic blonde wood and all white table setting with touches of bright pastels and lush succulents its beyond perfect – and of course the truly stunning lace Rue De Seine dress pared with a giant protea bouquet is to die for! Be sure to take a peek at here to see the rest of this beautiful shoot.

| styling and props, two foxes | photography, coralee stone | cake, bluebells | dress, rue de seine

 

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One of my favourite parts about a wedding, party or special occasion, apart from the event its self of course, is shopping for the perfect gift. It’s just so much fun being able to find the perfect gift for someone and giving them something that they will hold dear for years to come – and of course if they’ve already set up a gift registry you know you’ll get them something they love! When Ben and I got married in 2010 there annoyingly weren’t many gift registries available to us, I think we ended up having three over various stores as there wasn’t one store that offered a wide range of options – it was ridiculously frustrating and I think we ended up setting up our own as Ben wanted to add a few of his own choices to the list. Not just linen and kitchenware.

Fast forward to 2014 where the incredibly clever Georgina and Sarah have created the most perfect one stop shop for any gift giving, or receiving, occasions – their truly stunning online gift registry The Lovely Registry! The idea is incredibly simple, you can create a personalised gift registry for any event you choose, be it a wedding, baby shower or birthday, and the best part, you can mix and match from local designers to international products, speaker systems for him and beautiful homewares for her – how perfect is that?! It’s truly a genius idea and I wish this was around when we got married. So I thought I’d share a few of my favourite items from The Lovely Registry, their selection of gifts are so beautiful and I couldn’t think of a better place to create your dream wish list for your upcoming wedding or celebration.

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For those who have sneaked into the store of New Zealand style icon Ruby lately would no doubt have noticed some of the most beautiful clothes that New Zealand have to offer – if you haven’t been yet, go, you will adore this iconic shop and max out your credit card in no time at all! After the truly stunning success of Emily Miller-Sharma’s debut Liam collection, Emily felt a need to expand her range and cater to women during exciting times of their lives and help them create an outfit of their dreams for their upcoming celebration  - be it for a ball, gradation or of course your wedding. The Liam Celebrations collection launches with a gorgeous selection of chic designs that include the most incredible lace pantsuit, timeless frocks and of course a selection of gowns that any bride would happily say I do in. Pair this with the most delicious colour pallet of clean taupe, classic navy, cool ice blue, a sophisticated, delicate peach, fresh white and you have the most incredible collection of made to measure garments New Zealand has to offer! x

Made-From-Scratch--Photos-by-Coralee-from-Coralee-and-Alex-(129-of-167) Happy Friday everyone, gosh this week has one of those weird weeks where it’s oddly calm but flat out busy! It’s been a week full of exciting changes surrounding my new design and logo, family matters that break the heart, delicious media launches and of course counting down the days until my hubby and I fly to Rarotonga next Saturday for a much needed holiday and a little down time. Our little holiday can’t come soon enough! After such a funny week full of every emotion known to man I’ve reached the end of the week so tired and a little unmotivated – thank goodness a break is just around the corner.

So I thought I would share something that brings so much joy to my heart, a little peek into something that two of my dearest friends help me style a little while ago – the truly talented Mel from All the Frills styled everything and my amazing friend Coralee (just wait until you see Coralee’s new brand and website, it’s incredible!!) photographed this beautiful dessert table, I quite like that you haven’t seen the whole thing as I can keep sharing bits and pieces from it. You can find all the recipes for these three cakes on the blog, here, here and here. I also want to share a few of my favourite things that I’ve stumbled upon during the week that you should defiantly take a peek at over the weekend. I hope everyone has a truly lovely weekend planned and to all the mama’s our there, Happy Mothers Day xo

a few of my favourite things

| bake this cake for Mothers Day! | follow this instagram account and fall in love | buy this coat for autumn/winter | and take a peek here and here for any last minute Mothers Day ideas |