Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas Gift Guide #4 - Earthy tones

Are you looking for a colour scheme that's feminine and sophisticated but a little bit different to the norm? Then why not try decorating with earthy tones - golds, ambers, ochres - traditionally seen also as warm autumn tones but why not use them all year round. I'm sure your friends and family will love them too.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Gift Guide #3 - Monochrome love ... Part 2

As promised, here is our next instalment of the Room to Decorate Christmas gift guide, but this time we are focusing on white and timber accents. Here is a selection of neutral toned classic pieces which would suit any decor, and each item would make a lovely gift for your special someone.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Gift Guide #2 - Monochrome love ... Part 1

I am not sure why, but for the past few months I have been loving a MONOCHROME pallet. The neutrality of such a pallet as largely dictated the colour choice of a number of homewares in our online store. For this reason I have broken this gift guide up into two parts - one focusing on black and charcoal greys, with the second post focusing on white with timber accents.

The selected homewares in these gift guides are perfect for decorating your kitchen, dining, living room and bedroom, but most importantly, they are all in stock so and can easily be purchased as a fabulous gift to give someone special (or to treat yourself).

6. Bloomingville charcoal grey conic ceramic candlestick - $27.00

Christmas Gift Guide - Monochrome love ... Part 2 coming soon so stay tuned!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Scandi inspired monochrome / black and white Christmas

I can't help but love black and white for Christmas this year. Everytime I see a photo of someone's living room with that theme it gives me goose bumps and goes so well with a scandinavian theme. "Black and white" is so classic and easy to do well I think - I would like to definitely give it a try next year!!

Below are a few of my favourite photos for a Scandinavian inspired "Black and White" Christmas theme -

Left: Image via Trendenser, Right: Image via Draumesidene 

Left: Image via Signepling, Right: Image via 45walldesign

Want to see more of my favourite "Black and White" Christmas images - check out my pinterest folder -

We also have a small selection of items available in the Room to Decorate online shop that can also help you easily create your own "Black and White" themed Christmas - see below for our top four picks.



Clockwise from top left: 
1) Bloomingville brass pernille candlestick centre piece (includes candles) - $69.00, 
2) Bloomingville white glass christmas baubles (set of 6) - $28.00, 
3) Bloomingville black glass christmas ornaments (set of 6) - $18.00, 
4) "Eat + Drink = Merry" artwork (size A4) - $15.00.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Christmas Gift Guide #1 - Christmas gift ideas from Room to Decorate

I was recently asked to develop a list of Christmas gift ideas from our online shop - Room to Decorate - so I thought, why not share this list with the rest of you who are still looking for ideas for what to buy people for Christmas.

* Favourite buy under $30 - 

* Favourite buy for Mum - 

* Favourite buy for sister - (actually this is what my very own sister declared what she wanted for Christmas this year)

* Favourite buy for teacher -

* Favourite buy for best friend - 

* Favourite buy for boy - 

* Favourite buy for girl - 

* Favourite buy to treat myself - 

Stay tuned for more Christmas gift ideas coming soon ... 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Special mention on My Scandinavian Home blog

Hi all, I just wanted to share that Room to Decorate got a special mention on the blog "My Scandinavian Home" the other day. This blog is one of my favourite blogs and Niki the editor does a fantastic job showcasing fabulous scandinavian homes on a daily basis. If you aren't already a fan of this blog, please do yourself a favour and check it out - you won't be disappointed :-)

My Scandinavian Home blog

Sunday, November 9, 2014

New items just arrived - Bibelotte

Are you looking for something a little different for decorating your daughter's room? Something that is timeless and will still be loved as she grows through the years? Then why not consider Bibelotte ... a gorgeous brand designed and handmade in The Netherlands and it is now in stock at Room to Decorate.

Bibelotte has lovely range of bed linen and cushions ...



Clockwise from top left: 
1) Bibolette Little Flower dooner cover in coral (single bed) - $105.00, 
2) Bibelotte Little House cushion in green - $45.00, 
3) Bibelotte Little Flower cushion (50 x 50) - $45.00, 
4) Bibelotte Little Bow cushion (30 x 60) - $45.00.

... and coming soon - a cool range of wall stickers too (not only for the girls).

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

For the love of PINK!!

Just thought I would put together a collection of pink items that are currently available in our online shop. These lovely items are guaranteed to make any room feel pretty!!




Top row - 1) Pink ticking stripe quilted throw blanket (cot size) - $39.00,
Second row - 2) A Grape Design Mods #2 A4 poster (unframed) - $25.00, 
3) Bloomingville nude/pale pink glass bottle vase - $42.00, 
Middle row - 4) Bloomingville nude/rose pink decorative glass vases - $17.00 each, 
5) Darling Clementine harvest series lemon poster (50 x 70 cm) - $40.00,   
Bottom row - 6) Bloomingville Wake Up framed art work - $20.00, 
7) Pom pom garland in pink, purple and white (2.2 metres) - $20.00.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Introducing A Grape Design ... from Sweden

As you have probably gathered, I have a thing for cute and colourful illustrations!! I discovered A Grape Design on Etsy and couldn't wait to stock them in my online shop.

These fabulous illustrations come all the way from Sweden and here are some of my favourites (well actually, I love all of the ones featured in my shop ... it was so hard to only choose four to feature).



Clockwise from top left: 1) Polar bear poster, size A3 - $35, 2) Narwhal poster, size A4 - $20.00, 
3) Species of Pugs poster, size A3 - $35, 4) Saving Gotham City, size A4 - $20.00.

All posters come unframed but can be easily framed using a Ribba frame from IKEA or similar. Check out more artworks by A Grape Design available our online shop.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

New items just arrived - Darling Clementine

Today (yes on a Sunday) Mr Courier-man delivered to me my first shipment of items from the fantastically bold and colourful brand Darling Clementine, all the way from Norway.

I couldn't wait to show you all so I have taken some photos to share and I will list the products in our online shop over the coming week.

More products from Darling Clementine to see once they are listed in our online shop so stay tuned ...