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DVF spring 2016

Hello! Yes, I am still in the land of the living. I’m in the throes of an exciting creative project which has been gobbling up my time, brain power and energy levels with an insatiable appetite. I’m feeling a bit like elastagirl at the moment – stretched! Inspired? Yes! Daunted? You bet! I’m looking forward to sharing it soon, but for now, please excuse my sporadic posting of gorgeous things as of late. I sometimes think that I could do with being one of those paper dolls that are cut out of paper and held together by folding tabs. I could just duplicate myself and accomplish it all! Ha ha. I must just make sure that the shape I cut out of myself has a lovely dress pattern. If I’m going to be stuck in the same frock, it had better be a good one.

Talking of good frocks…the latest collection from the queen of the wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg, is beautiful. Chock full of springtime prints in confident colours reminiscent of an Indian summer. Think saffron, fuchsia and indigo.

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step inside an eclectic California home


Rich in pattern and vintage textiles yet super simple and fresh, this Californian home is my idea of gorgeous. The space is very eclectic but classic and not over-designed. Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors created a modern and tranquil home for a Californian family who were soon expecting the birth of their child. With all the pattern play going on, what keeps this home simple and sophisticated? I think the fresh white walls throughout the home and the mix of contemporary and mid-century furniture creates this polished effect while still creating a home with personality and charm. Watch out for the crazy-beautiful tiled fireplace and bathroom floor!

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Wait until you see the master bedroom, bathroom and super chic baby room!

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