The New ColourView Digital Tool from Dulux


Anyone who has been faced with the daunting task of choosing paint colours will know that it can be a time consuming process, often involving lots of test pots and a fair bit of trial and error. With the new digital tool Dulux ColourView, deciding on the perfect hue for your home is now a whole lot easier. An exciting update to the Dulux Colour App, I've been testing it out the over the last few days and know for sure that this will be my go-to tool for any future painting projects.

I'm sure you're wondering how it works, and it's really easy. You simply select the ColourView feature in the Dulux Colour App, take a photo of a room, or upload an existing one to the app, then select a Dulux colour to virtually paint a section of the image. Within minutes you can visualise your colour choice and see your ideas come to life, without even picking up a paintbrush. I tested it out on some of the Dulux interior rooms provided on the app to demonstrate, but I also had fun playing around with some photos from home. Depending on what you are looking at paining, whether it be walls, ceilings, tabletops or craft projects, it's as easy as snap, colour and view.

I've mentioned several times lately how much I love earthy colours, so you'll see I've stepped outside of my all-white comfort zone to experiment with some beautiful greens and muted greys. Perfect for those who are renovating, Dulux ColourView allows you to move away from safe shades and achieve your dream colour without the fear of making mistakes. 

Styling and photography by Michelle Halford for TDC

Dulux ColourView gives you the ability to experiment with more than 960 Dulux colours until the hue is just right. The easy to navigate Dulux Colour App also has a host of existing features including the clever ‘Colour Capture’ function which easily finds the closest Dulux colour match to any colour using the device’s camera and ‘Browse Colour’. 

Compatible with iPhones and iPads, the new Dulux ColourView features on the free Dulux Colour App or is available to existing Dulux Colour App users as a free update, which can be downloaded here

For further colour inspiration, product information, project ideas and store locator visit Dulux and be sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram

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Neutral Instinct | Marjolein Delhaas 2016 Planners


If you're anything like me, choosing a diary for the new year is an important task. Last year I was lucky to get my hands on the minimalist planner by Marjolein Delhaas from Neutral Instinct which you may remember from this post. Designed and made in the Netherlands the diary has become instantly recognisable due to its simple yet striking typographic design. On my wishlist again for 2016, I was excited to see that in addition to the Classic and Basic Planners Marjolein Delhaas has introduced a new product, the Tear Off Block Planner. Neutral Instinct kindly sent me the set to test out and I can safely now say I'm all set for the new year ahead! 

The Basic Planner now comes with a clear book cover (not shown here) offering both protection and an extra place to store small cards, coupons or notes. One of my favourite original features of the dairy is the open spine binding, a technique that allows the diary to fall open flat, making it super easy to use. 

Styling and photography by Michelle Halford for TDC

Pop over to Neutral Instinct to shop the range. You'll be seeing more from this beautiful online store on the blog early next week with a new launch and reader offer so keep an eye out! 

This post was created in collaboration with Neutral Instinct

Crisp Sheets | New Collection


I first learnt of the Dutch label Crisp Sheets through some of their incredible bedroom styling which I featured in this postFounded in 2014 by Amsterdam-based Lara Jans, Crisp Sheets offers a beautiful collection of bedding as well as a large range of paper goods including posters, postcard and notebooks. Following on from a busy and fruitful start-up year, they have now launched their second collection which I'm very happy to share with you today.

Inspired by today’s ‘less is more’ movement, the new collection features warm grey tones, crisp white cotton and stunning graphic illustrations. All designs are digitally edited watercolour illustrations, hand painted by Lara herself. 

The collection consists of six gorgeous new duvet cover sets; ConfettiDotsUnityLoverSecret Garden and Light As a Feather. As with all of the Crisp Sheets bedding, they are made from 100% cotton, woven by a special technique that gives them the unique Crisp Sheets feature: crispy cotton that keeps a ‘fresh made bed’ feel.

Photography by Alco Lind

The new collection also sees the introduction of a beautiful wool plaid blanket. Aptly named Cozy, it is made in Lithuania from New Zealand wool and is now available for pre-order. The new collection of duvet cover sets can be purchased right away online and via retailers including the Dutch luxury department store De Bijenkorf.

To stay in the loop, sign up to the Crisp Sheets newsletter and follow along on Instagram.

Images courtesy of Crisp Sheets

Meme Design


An architecture and interior design studio based in Melbourne, Meme Design is directed by designer Megan Hounslow and designer/architect Melanie Beynon. Working across a range of projects, the team create contemporary, finely crafted and customised spaces that celebrate materials, finishes, life, friends, family and individuality. The refurbishment of this small Edwardian home in Prahan was carried out by Meme Design with the strict adherence of a monochromatic colour pallet. One of the key features of the highly functional design is the open plan kitchen. It has joinery containing a hot desk area and appliance niche, a concealed fridge and dishwasher, designed to hide all signs of any ‘back of house’ functions and conceal as much clutter as possible. I love the attention to detail and textural elements in this home. There are also beautiful contrasts between light and dark.

Photography by Tom Blachford and Sonia Mangipane

The beautiful wall hanging in the bedroom by Justine Ashbee from Safari Living has gone straight to my wishlist! I also love the white tapware and towel rail in the bathroom.

Visit Meme Design to see more of the Prahan Residence and other projects.

Images via Est

The New instax SHARE


As a fan of the Fujifilm instax cameras  - the boys have a cute Mini 8 and I have the classic Mini 90 -  I jumped at the chance of testing out the new instax SHARE. A very clever wee piece of technology, it allows you to print directly from your smart phone. Great for instantly sharing memories, it has given me the chance to do something I've wanted to do for ages - print off some of my favourite photos as Polaroids! I simply went through my camera roll and picked out some recent favourites, many of which were actually taken on my Nikon camera. You can also print images that you've uploaded to Instagram and Facebook and you can make copies with the Reprint button. 

It's super easy to use. You simply download the free instax SHARE App, sync your smartphone Wi-Fi with the instax printer, select an image and print! The app also offers filters to choose from and lots of fun templates, which you can read about here

Styling and photography by Michelle Halford for TDC

I'm so happy with my first round I can't wait to load up some more film and print more! If you're in NZ, find out where to buy here, otherwise visit Fujifilm Global

Homes to Inspire | Simply Beautiful


As predicted since spotting this home on the weekend it's been doing the rounds, but you can see why. Too good not to share, the simple relaxed spaces have a lovely sense of harmony. The neutral palette, mix of old and new furniture and statement lighting are just some of the elements that come to together to achieve such wonderful warmth and balance. The living room is one of my favourite areas, featuring an offset grouping of art, incredible wall hanging and really low hung Mass Light by & Tradtion. I also love the dining room, where the original flooring and beautiful rattan chairs really standout. The picture wall and Flos 265 Lamp are also amazing! 

Styling by Charlotte Ryding and Emma Fischer / Photography by Anders Bergstedt

Images via Entrance Makleri


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