The best thing about September, besides it being my birthday month is that it marks the arrival of Spring. The change has been most welcome, especially after a few miserable wet days, one very sick child and a cabin-fever style weekend with two very late nights working away at my computer. The aftermath being a severe case of Mondayitis! So when the sun came out yesterday along with a distinct rise in temperature, things were looking up. I rarely escape my office during the precious school hours, but I had the perfect excuse (and a reminder of why I love my work so much), an invitation to attend a private viewing of the stunning Saben Winter 2015 range. I was literally in handbag heaven! Available in stores early next year, I will be sure to show you a sneak peek in due course.
I've also been working with lovely clients who have chosen a monochrome Scandi theme with yellow accents for their home renovations. Such a bright and happy colour, I love working with yellow. Perfectly suited to Spring, I'm still loving dusky pinks, and chalky blues. Today's moodboard was inspired by the gorgeous GoodNorm bedding by Menu which comes in a range of scrumptious muted colours.1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Another big project I've been working on is for the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) who have put together a blog called GoodHome. A collection of inspiration and tips, the site is designed to help BNZ home loan customers with everything from interiors and DIY to home finances and the property market. Along with two other industry experts - the well-loved TV personality John "Cocksy" Cocks and author/TV presenter Stephen Hart - I am providing the design-related content. I've written three blog posts so far, one of which is the start of a Room Series where in each issue I'll be focusing on a different room in the house, showing simple ways to enhance and improve the space. The other posts include an Affordable Art Step by Step Guide and One Tip Styling Tricks, Room by Room. Whether you're a home owner or looking to buy, you'll find a wealth of information, so make sure you pop over for a read!