Last weeks discovered links #16

Things I am loving on the internet from last week…

week161 || So in love with this Trinket necklace Curious Babe bought at the Design Indaba.

2 || This weeks motto- “Do today with love”

3 ||  Apartment living, I adore these 25 absolutely beautiful small kitchens

4 || If you do not own one of these note books we cant be friends!

5 || The secret to keeping rugs in place…


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Nursery Design – Inspiring Baby spaces

Last week I did an Interview with soon to be Mommy of two Hayley, from the blog Hayley’s Joy. Hayley needed some inspiration on what to do for her little boys room, here is what I had to say-


1. What are the current trends and popular themes for nursery’s currently?

Now day’s monochrome baby spaces are very popular. The great things about trends are that they can evolve with the growth of your child.

2. Without having to fall back on the cliché colours and themes, what is the best way to decorate a nursery for a specific sex?

I love the use of texture within spaces. In a girls nursery I would make use of faux fur, metallic sequence fabrics, ribbons etc. While in a boys nursery I would make use of velvet, silver metal and raw timber. The hard and soft contrast will define the sex.

3. Lots of baby items can make a room seem cluttered. Are there any appealing workarounds? 

Storage solutions in the forms of boxes and woven baskets are great at hiding the clutter. Shelves are also great.

4. Our nursery will be the smallest bedroom with the least amount of natural light in the house. How can we best utilize the space and make the room seem lighter during the day?
If you are able to – the addition of a sky light is a great solution for any small space, but the colour white always makes a space appear larger than it really is. Even paint your floor boards/concrete floors white, the less defined corners you have in the room the better.
5. Although it’s a different room, this is my second baby and we will be re-using a number of pieces such as the crib, compactum and feeding chair. What tips do you have for incorporating these items without having that same old- same old feeling?

Revamp these items…. There are some really affordable ways to breathe new life into a space. Re-upholster the chair, paint/strip the compactum and crib. Another way to give the space a different feel is to create a gallery wall with artworks of your babies growth or graphic prints.                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Thank you for getting in touch Hayley. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!




The only shades of grey I’m lusting over

50 Shades of Grey has taken the world by storm, with so many opinions out there, good storm or bad storm I will let you decide…. but these are the only shades of grey I’m lusting over!

50 shades of grey by melissa Louise

one || Slouchy T  - MRP

two || Sweet Almond & Macaroon Home Candle – Jo Malone

three || Straw Ribbon Panama Hat – Woolworths

four || Sabina Ankle Boot – Country Road

five || Black Spec Coin Purse – Zana



Last weeks discovered links #15 – with a fresh new look

Lately I have been so overwhelmed by the abundance of beautiful and creative things all over the internet.

Side note: I am constantly fighting an inward battle about posting regurgitated content regularly on my blog VS my own original content less frequently…. I want to contribute to the beautiful things out there and be proud that I came up with that and shared my photos with the world. However I find that if you “want to make it” in the blogging sphere you have to get them stats up and the only way that can be done is through consistency. I am no robot and simply cannot post every day, so what is one to do? 

I have had great reviews about this series and so I will continue to do them… Here is what I have discovered (and loved) on the internet lately,

Last weeks links with Melissa Louise

1 || 27 beautiful infographics that teach you how to cook, well, kinda!

2 || I am so in love with this DIY hanging flower installation, future Melissa needs this on her wedding day.

3 || I am obsessed with peg board at the moment, here are 5 ways to use it in your home.

4 || Two foodie apps I have recently downloaded, Zomato and Marions Kitchen app. You NEED them too…

5 || How beautiful is this home tour of Whitney Port’s Bohemian Venice Loft?


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Last weeks discovered links #12

I really love doing these round ups, there are SO many wonderful and creative things going on all over the world and its great to share my finds with you all.

Have a look at what I have discovered on the Internet this week….

Last weeks links discovered by Melissa Louise

1. I could totally live here.

2. In actual love with this style of shoe at the moment, also love the scallop detail.

3. OMW, yum! Donuts anyone?

4. Follow me on Pinterest, I mostly pin cool shit.

5. I was guest blogger on Lanalou Style last week, read my article here.


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