It’s the middle of winter and bed is where I want to be! waking up and getting up is hard!

We spend a third of our lives asleep. Sleep is the single most important thing we all do each and every day; and getting enough sleep is SO important for us all. To be totally honest I love to sleep! I mean I need that beauty sleep!

IKEA is on a mission to help Australian’s get the sleep they deserve. (YAY)  They know that having a good night sleep is about ensuring you have the bedroom set up; including everything from the right mattress, pillow, lighting and bedding

I like to sleep well at night also knowing about that i’m sleeping on quality materials, I’m always a fan of natural materials on the bed all year around (its just in winter when I like to pile on the layers) did you know all of  IKEAs cotton is sourced sustainably?

Sleep well and be inspired to make a bedroom for a great nights sleep

Christmas table Country Road style

Im so trilled ton share these images I created for this Christmas… simple, natural, creative and distinctly my style.

“When decorating my home for Christmas I always like to stay true to my own style. Living in Byron Bay, I am a nature lover and inspired by both the Australian bush and ocean. My style for decorating and entertaining is relaxed and laid-back but always creative. The colour palette includes neutrals, deep greens and metallic gold accents. Banksia are my favourite native flower and perfect for an Australian Christmas. They look great on the table, in a vase or decorating a wreath. I love to mix old with new, I’m a collector but more and more it’s about the edit, often not adding but subtracting.”

“I like the table to be relaxed and not over styled. I start with a table cloth and smart napery then layer different pieces for interest. In this case I’ve opted for gold cutlery for a festive feel and used native foliage as a centrepiece. I love to make each place setting unique by mixing decorations with natural elements such as leaves and flowers.”

Take a look at my Christmas table I created for Country Road on their Live with us Journal

Read my tips here

Photography and styling Jason Grant 

Anya Brock – Art insitu

Buying Art is often tricky, my best advise is to buy what you love trust your instincts ooh and always choose the bigger option (often)  I know what also helps you its seeing it insitu so you can visulaize it in your space.

Here is some recent styling work and behind the scenes for Artist Anya Brock  (I love her work)

Photography Jacqui Turk

Furniture and location Project 82

home details # 2

Lounge room here are all the details of where everything is from as seen in Real Living magazine

On wall


Emma Gale


Wall painted Murobond “Pelican”


Easycraft VJ panels

Floor Lamps


Gubi from Urban Couture

Sofa Scout

Timber stools

Egg cup stool Mark Tuckey

Tree stump stool River hawk ranch

Cushions and Throws Vintage, MJG Store 

coffee table  ( made by me) a shipping palette and 4 castors

on coffee table

heaps of books, crystals a few Star Wars figures

vase Iitala

Tulips Nikau Store


Palm Beach collection

Cire Trudon from Scout 

tray West Elm 

Sectionals Koskela quadrant softs

On floor

Rug Pampa


Ottomans MJG store

Photos Maree Homer

soft under foot

Its getting a little colder, so its time to get cosy at home, but don’t forget about whats underfoot. A rug is one of the best things you can invest in,  your feet will thank you especially in winter, patterned, neural, ethic or colourful theres a rug perfect for your space.

When choosing a rug think about the rest of your space a rug can set the tone of a room, its like an artwork for your floor

Heres three rugs from Early Settler their second collection of rugs called “welcome home”  featuring some current trends Modern Moroccan, Bohemian, Art Deco, Natural, Botanical and Luxe.

Heres three that I have styled up to inspire you to try in your space! don’t underestimate how a rug can transform a space!

Photography and Styling Jason Grant  

Click here to see their entire collection

The best advise when buying a rug, buy the biggest rug you can afford!

Geo Shaded Dimaond hand tufted Rug

Marrakesh Trellis Hand Tufted Rug

Linear Hand Tufted Blue Rug