Wednesday, October 29, 2014

THE FAMILY HOME PROJECT | CLAUDIA, LEVI + EVE


 Gosh this Family Home Project series has been a pleasure. I've been so excited to hit the 'publish' button on this little number. Welcome to the home of Claudia, Levi and darling Eve. Possibly the most beautiful home I've ever had the privilege of entering. If I had half the style of Claudia, I'd be one stylish woman.

A home filled with bespoke treasures, hand made furniture and the most intriguing sense of calm.

Enjoy it! I suspect you'll be using the 'Pin It' button more than once!!


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Who lives here? (names, occupations, ages of children)
 
Levi (business owner), Claudia (full time mummy + food stylist) & Eve Indigo (almost 2 year old).
 
What is your style ethos?
I’m drawn to functional, creative spaces. I love white walls, woven materials, wood and a lot of greenery. It’s what suits this house, and I’ve committed to it. I think it’s important to know what style you like, but also make sure it suits the type of house you’re living in.
 
Also, everything needs to serve a purpose. We use a lot of open shelving, and it’s for convenience more than anything else. I also want to make sure our home is child friendly with a lot of play space for Eve, there’s not really anything on display that she’s not allowed to touch. It’s her to domain as much as ours.
 
Who/what inspires your style?
The 70’s bohemian era, natural textures and country style living.
 
Where is your favourite place to sit?
On our deck on a summer evening. We love entertaining, so nothing beats good friends, yummy food, great music and small people running around creating havoc.
 
How does the layout of your home affect the way you live/function within it?
We don’t have a large home, so our life flows around the kitchen and the living area. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and from my sink I can usually spot where Eve is at all times – very convenient!
 
Eve’s bedroom currently comes off our loft style master bedroom. It works for us at the moment because we really like to keep her close by.
 
What are your future plans/dreams for your house?
 
We’ve done quite a bit of renovating, but there is a lot still to do! I can’t wait to tackle the bathroom, and we’ll be adding some extra bedrooms and a rumpus room. At the moment, we’re focusing on landscaping our back yard in order to expand our veggie gardens and turn it into a farm as much as possible!
 
I’m thankful to have a husband who does most of the work himself. He’s also working on some custom furniture (including a dining table, hurrah!).
 
The work is endless, but it feels so rewarding. I love seeing it all take shape.
 
Any tips for someone who might like to emulate your style (places to shop, key items colours etc)?
 
I find a lot of my styling props from OP Shops and I like to put them on display in the kitchen. A house becomes alive with some indoor greens and it’s also great for purifying your air. We use recycled timber as much as we can (our kitchen bench tops were made from Levi’s grandfather’s old barn) and we don’t have a lot of fancy furniture. Jute rugs are also brilliant with little children.
 
What makes a house a home?

When it feels like it’s a reflection of the family who lives there. I hope it’s inviting and a place where people want to spend some time. We love coming home to our humble little space.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WEARING | BOHEME DRESS



We all love a dress that forms an effortless outfit, don't we? Just me?

I'm such a fan of anything I can call 'complete' with minimal fussing. The Bohème Dress is one such treasure. It's super simple cut with flattering V neck make it easy to throw on during the day with sandals. I also love this one with a tan belt and layers of Nomadic Coin Necklaces. Add tan wedges for evening or simple slides for causal occasions.

It's low enough to make it breastfeeding friendly and a super flatting cut on all shapes and sizes. I'm wearing the S/M in the top image and M/L in the lower image.

The Bohème dress is part of Bohemian Traders 'Indian Summer' collection. Have you seen the new range yet? What's your favourite piece?


WEARING 



Sunday, October 26, 2014

STILLS | ANOTHER COLLECTION {SHAZAM}



1. Each morning Dave wanders down the back to feed the bunnies and chooks. Most of the time he's followed by at least one gumboot clad child - Baby Elk and the dappled morning beams falling upon her just 'so'.

2. The the ivy that holds our dilapidated side fence up.

3. Fine bone china and plastic cups. 

4. Never far apart. Tottering about the garden together like a pair of retirees. 

5. My sweetest Pip can't seem to figure out her sleeping pattern since daylight savings began. Asleep on the couch at 4:30 in her brothers Lego PJ's layered with a hand me down Star Wars tee. The girl knows what's up.

6. Yesterday the tree loppers came and skilfully chopped down an old Turpentine from our yard. The crown had fallen out of it about a year ago (with an almighty bang). We asked them to leave the stump so that we* can build the kids an elaborate cubby.

7. Fresh native blooms for the table.

8. Seriously great legs in seriously great pants. I just found this pic from our 'La Boheme' Bohemian Traders shoot. I've been loving these pants of late… if only I could have the legs too!

9. Last night we celebrated my Father in Law's 60th birthday with good wine, great friends and German sausages. 


* that'd be the royal we. Dave will do it, naturally.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

STYLE FILE | CONCRETE













This week started off with grey skies and a grey ocean.. got me in the mood for a bit of concrete love!
There are so many fun little DIY projects to choose from with this versatile material - and so many large projects as well! 
I'm loving the lightshade ideas above.. and that paving!!

Images sourced from Bohemian Traders Pinterest boards
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Nicole