Etsy Roundup – Sun kissed lemon, nude and moss green

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Like I said last time I did an etsy roundup the round ups this year have a new look and feel which I’m totally excited about! I’m still selecting a few of my favourite Etsy finds, but keeping them in the theme of colour combinations… Today I’m all about sun kissed lemon, nude and moss green

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Have a wonderful weekend.

xxx

Images: by various, listed as numbered. 

Etsy Roundup – Pastels and gold

Last week I discovered an inspiring small business interview with Yvonne Ellen on Etsy. I absolutely love the concept of her store and the way she adapts and re-uses precious bone china sourced at markets around England giving them new life. See more of my last weeks discovered links here.

Etsy Roundup -Pastels and gold by Melissa Louise

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Sooo, there was no doubt that this weeks Etsy round up had to be based around this drunken little tea cup (no.3 above)… I also just love the pastels and matalic colour combo.

Ps: Still loving my new Etsy round up format? I am… See older ones here, here and here.

xxx

Images: by various, listed as numbered. 

Etsy Roundup – Black, white and taupe

Today’s Etsy round up is a goodie, a classic colour combo.

I love how the natural hue of taupe softens the contrast of the black and white. The taupe colour can be found in so many different materials namely leather, timber, paper, natural linens… The list goes on.

Etsy Roundup - Black, white and taupe

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You can see the older Etsy Round ups here, here ,here , here and here. 

The new Etsy roundups are a more refined selection of items you could incorporate into your home, an event or accessorize with.

Ps: I managed 3 blog posts this week, BOOM! I’m back into my routine. :)

xxx

Images: by various, listed as numbered. 

No sew Mint Chevron Bunting

This is a simply fun DIY, I just love how it turned out… and no sew hem tape, who invented that stuff? I owe them a big fat juicy kiss.

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

What you will need: 

- No sew hem tape.

- Scrap fabric. (I used a Zana scrap pack)

- Rope.

- Scissors.

- Brown paper.

- A ruler.

- Pen.

Step one: Create a template using your brown paper and pen. There are many ways of doing bunting, but I find it easiest to make a diamond shape and fold it in half to get the desired triangle finish.

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

Step two: Use your template to draw out a series of diamonds onto the reverse side of your chosen fabric then cut them out.

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

Step three: Now to apply the hem tape. Measure out the amount you will need and rest it in place, at this stage it is not sticky. Run the rope through the middle of the diamond so that once set the triangle hangs over the rope.

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

Step four: Iron over the parts where the hem tape is place, the heat will activate it and make the two ends stick together, and you are done. Quick and simple.

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

NOTE: If you have pinking sheers you can use that to cut out your diamond shapes to prevent fraying.

Happy Wednesday!

xxx

All photographs taken by Melissa Louise

my latest obsession- fiddle leaf fig

The best examples of pattern, colour, shape and texture can be found in nature. I am so inspired by nature. My latest obsession is with the fiddle leaf fig tree, its just beautiful.

Fiddle leaf fig by Melissa Louise

I have always loved plants in a home, it can really bring a space to life and the pops of green? Well no other items pulls that off better than a plant or fiddle leaf to be more specific!

What I love most about the fiddle leaf is that it can grow massive, which is not like most indoor plants…

Here are two examples of how a plant can transform a space-

Below: The living room of Bri Emery from Design Love Fest designed by Emily Henderson. This space is vibrant with touches of vintage, the green of the plants compliments beautifully and totally completes the space. 

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Above: Entrance sideboard at my home, designed and styled by me, Melissa. On the other hand you could have a neutral space, the addition of a fiddle leaf creates the colour in the space and picks up the subtle hints of green which can be found in paintings and framed pictures.

Follow me on twitter and tweet me with photographs of plants in your space.

Have a happy Wednesday.

ps: THREE sleeps till my birthday! YAY! (I hope to be showered with more plants for my home. hint hint… )

xxx

Photography by Lindi Meyer, Amanda Drost and Design love fest.