Truly inspiring Design | That Bird Label

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Many of you may have heard of, a huge online retailer known for offering inspiring wardrobe solutions for Australian women. This inspiration has evolved into the launch of Birdnest’s first In house label,  That Bird Label.  Yesterday I attended a launch event here in Sydney and was blown away at the stunning designs.  The range really does cater for different body shapes and sizes and I love a story where it is apparent that the brand actually listens to what customers want!  In this case it was a call out for “affordable styles that lifted the spirits while answering body image concerns “,  founder Jane Cay explains.   I was so impressed with the collection and thrilled to discover I actually know Jane, having worked with her when she was an intern while at uni!  I remember thinking, wow this girl is going to go a long way –  I was right!  ( I knew all Birdsnest’s founder Jane yet I didn’t recognise her under a married name – love this small world stuff, don’t you! )

I also loved meeting her committed team of buyer and designers, such amazing girls. Jane runs a very unique company where her team and her customer really do matter, I mean truly matter, in fact Jane and her team just won best customer experience in the Online Retailer awards.   Well done on a fabulous range.

Now the hard job –  to choose my order from my fave picks below !


Nic x


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Styled to death and the rebirth of photography

One thing I’ve been really frustrated with over the last few years is seeing so many amazing homes in magazines and blogs which look incredible – sleek lines, architectural finishes, neutral colour pallets, yet I wonder who actually lives there.  I can’t see any signs of real life. Do you ever wonder where all the photographs went ?

Personally I love going into houses and seeing photos everywhere – the documentation of life, of change, of place, of people; moments in time captured, printed, displayed, remembered. It’s a little permanence in an ever-changing world.  To say I’m a big fan of photography is a little bit of an understatement. The two ways I recommend using photography in  homes are:

1. Scattered around everywhere.  I make a point to update my kids professional pics regularly so I don’t miss those key stages that you can never get back.  I love a mix of photos and other pieces of framed art, giving so much personality to your walls.

2. Consider a large format print as a stand-alone piece of art.  No need to spend thousands on an original artwork to give a room an amazing lift.  You don’t have to have the life size full frontal of yourself,  but there might be a place that is special to you , or a shot of you family or pet  in your favourite space or even a dramatic location that becomes the artwork itself.

Some good friends of mine just had some photos done, as they are leaving Sydney and wanted photos to hang in their new home overseas. I loved the way the photographers, Milk & Honey captured both the essence of the family, and the beauty of the Harbour and foreshore.

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LWYF featured in The Home

A warm welcome to readers coming from The Home.  I am really thrilled to be featured in “The Home” magazine today, sharing my tips for styling kids rooms and my favourite bargain buys from the fabulous selection of kids sales starting today at The Home. (requires registration or log in)

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To get you started here are a some of my favourite posts at Love what you found : kids craft room ideas, great finds on a budget, my love affair with Paris

If you enjoy what you discover here there is a sign up box over there >>  for all our email updates.   I also post bargains I come across straight to instagram.

Have a great weekend

Nic x




The Home Second Chance sale


If you have not seen The Home, then I suggest you start with this great sale.   Let me know if you are not impressed with what you see.

I will honestly tell you that the prices are amazing and the service has been given an overhaul and I have heard from the the CEO that all the delivery issues have been addressed.  Take a look and see for yourself how great THE HOME really is.

My favourites in the one-off sale are:

1.       KAS  Restyle and revamp your entire abode with the huge KAS Sale. With more than 300 different products available at up to 75% off, rejuvenating your interiors has never been this simple or affordable. Refresh every room with stylish and luxurious bed linen, cushions, home fragrances, kids, baby basics, bath linen & matching accessories, mugs, beach towels and more.


  2.       1000TC  100% Cotton Sheets  Lay the foundations of a perfect slumber with the 1000 Thread Count Sheet Sets Collection. Each lavish set is made from 100% pure cotton, with a sateen weave for a super smooth finish, ensuring that you sink into luxury night after night. Offering a selection of elegant, yet contemporary hues, the sets work well in any boudoir and update your bedlinen effortlessly.

3.       Mister Poster, Chic Vintage Prints & Frames  Stylishly reminiscent of an era gone by, the Mister Poster collection helps you revamp your abode with vintage flair. This sensational range showcases an array of old-world advertisements captured on superior 230gsm matte art paper for a smooth appearance and high quality finish that perfects classic allure.

    4.       Wool rug huge range – over 100 styles Restyle with high-end style using the Wool Rugs collection. These rugs offer you an array of options for dramatically changing the look of your interiors with rich hues and contrasting patterns. Pss


All homewares go on sale this Friday July 26 (12:00am) until Sunday July 28 (11:59pm)


Nic x




Matt Blatt Final clearance 3 days left



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I just wanted to let you know that there is a bunch of stuff left at the final clearance sale so get in quick.   Then remember Matt Blatt Sydney has moved to 88-92 O’Riordan St Alexandria.


Nic x



Craft Room ideas

Kids craft room

Some of my Choices for craft room over hauls  1. Replica Eames Hang all from Click on Furniture, to hang all the ribbons etc 2. Cool book or paper stand from Click on to display chair Click on . 4.  Replica Tolix stool  5. Jasper Table Click on.  6. Great Trolley shelf for craft supplies from Loft 7. Ikea Docksta table

How can I organise my kids craft more efficiently?  is a commonly asked question, so I hope this post gives you some tips.  Maybe you have a craft/art space for yourself and/or your kids, maybe it’s a table, cupboard or whole room or both. What ever your space, you probably feel the same as I do about all things craft, that is you love doing it and seeing the kids having so much fun, but it all gets too much sometimes and stuff just seems so out of control when glitter footprints appear all over the house and you constantly ask yourself  “will this stuff ever be tidy ?”   The answer is probably when one of the following occur :

1. your kids move out of home,   2. when YOU and only you tidy it for guests or  3. when you take a few minutes every few days to sort it once you have it organised everything into it’s own “home”.  Here is a quick and simple process for organising craft rooms/spaces:

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Matt Blatt moving sale | Society Inc flea market

Matt Blatt is moving the Head office to Alexandria ( see the details below)  and are having a lovely sale !  See all the sale items such as this Replica Eames rocker down to $79.  The light above, the awesome Replica Tom Dixson copper shade is down to $195

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Love these sales | Polli jewellery up to 70% off

Lucky Melbourne friends ! you get the chance to get some amazing products from Polli and Poppies for Grace  at a huge STUDIO SALE – look at the prices above, such amazing value.  The sale is only for 2 days starting this Friday at 11/167 Beavers Rd Northcote, VIC.   Tell all your friends.   I so wish we could be there.

Yet don’t worry you can also get some fab deals at Polli’s sale page  such as these adorable SS Mosaic earings for 70% off  down to $16.49 ! 

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Design Courses & other cool schools – Australia

I have had friends ask me what I thought would be a good course to learn the basics of design or simply a good creative course for a change from their day jobs.

Here is a list of suggested courses – something to bookmark for later on, perhaps.

I will add to this regularly as there are always cool new places opening up !

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10 Magazines we love | Great ideas for gifts

There are so many amazing magazines out there and today I want to share a list of my favourites with you.  Some you can buy in an actual store and get that fabulous feeling from down time on the beach or in the park with a mag and beverage! others are stunning to view online….. save this post for when you have some precious time and can totally indulge in some awesomeness.

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