My bedroom mini makeover

Technically summer is over and although it doesn’t quite feel autumnal here in Sydney yet it’s bound to fairly soon. With the change of season in mind I’ve given my bedroom a warm mini makeover with Freedom’s new autumn/winter collection.

I often like to change the colours and arrangement of my bedroom but it’s always based around white bedlinen. I know that it might not sound very wintery, but I love to sleep in white bedlinen all year round and it makes the perfect starting point to easily update the look and feel of the room. The Scandinavians lead the trend so well with their fresh white on white interiors.

My idea for the cooler months was to revamp things with luscious warm textures and a minimal soft colour palette.

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It all started with the stunning copper Metro Table Lamp and the copper topped The Professor side table that I couldn’t possibly live without! I adore dirty pink (I already owned the linen pillowcases), and it goes perfectly with copper and a dash of soft grey. To achieve a cozy and interesting feel I layered textures: crumpled linen, lush velvet, chunky wool, and metallic copper.

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Temple & Webster’s artisan handmade market

Online shopping destination Temple & Webster launched their handmade market this morning featuring the beautiful work of seven Australian artisans. The collection of makers is curated by Jacqui Fink of Little Dandelion and includes Georgina Brown, Beth Emily, Gemma Patford, Kylie Johnson of Paper Boat Press, Alison Fraser of Slab and Slub, Kenya Paterson, and me.

 

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I’m flattered to be included in this group of talented women and to have my work so beautifully shot with theirs. You can read more about all the artists on the Temple & Webster blog.

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I created a small range of limited edition decorative vessels for the artisan’s market which feature ceramics together with tactile textured elements of leather and raw edged linen which are stitched, woven and crocheted. I enjoyed experimenting with the ceramic element in combination with the texture and contrasts of the other materials and techniques, and I love how they have evolved and turned out.

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The Temple & Webster artisan handmade market is online for this week only, and the featured items are available at a reduced price during this time. This is the first in a series of handmade markets that Temple & Webster will be running this year, so sign up for their newsletter and stay in the loop. I have no doubt the talent in each themed market will be amazing. A huge thank you to Temple & Webster for supporting and showcasing handmade in this way, and to the always lovely Jacqui Fink for asking me to take part, for her love of handmade, and for seeking out and championing talented Australians.

 

 

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Win a customised love seat from Freedom

Just in time for Valentines Day… win one of four customised love seats from Freedom! Four Australian artists (including me, eeep!) were given a bench seat from Freedom to get creative with. This is one of those secret projects I hinted that I’ve been working on this month. I started with the theme of a lovers’ secret garden and created a throw/loose upholstery, a huge tassel and did some weaving and wrapping on the love seat with copper thread. The fabric was digitally printed with a photo I took, then I painted on it and added some indigo and copper embroidery. I loved making this!

All you have to do to be in the running to win one of these gorgeous creations is enter the comp on Freedom’s Facebook page.

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I was in amazing company with this project. The other three love seats were customised by Emily GreenLynes & Co and Georgia Perry.

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I love, love the type on the love seat by Lynes & Co.

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These are some detail shots of the embellished fabric on my love seat.

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What do you think, aren’t they fabulous? Do you have a favourite? Leave a comment – It doesn’t have to be mine! Remember to head over to Freedom’s Facebook page for your chance to win one of these customised love seats.

 

 

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Hello – a catch up post

Hello lovelies! I’m back from an extended break. I didn’t mean to stay away so long but it was the summer school holidays and I wanted to spend time hanging out with Roxy and recharging my batteries after a hectic end to 2013. And then time just got away – as January always does – and all of a sudden we’re well into February! I’ve still been hanging out on Instagram, so you can always find me there (@theredthread) and see what I’m up to. Here’s a bit of a catch up from my Instagram feed.

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I managed to get our Christmas tree up and decorated on the 23rd December! I promised Roxy we could leave it up until school went back… so I just packed it away last week! The tree came down and other decorations went up.

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SCOUT magazine giveaway

If you need another incentive to buy SCOUT magazine – apart from the 146 pages of ad-free goodness, new contemporary craft tutorials (ranging from simple to a bit more complicated), printables, a section on wrapping with fabric, wonderful gift lists and wishlists from eight stylists, creatives and bloggers, and a food section featuring 19 delicious recipes – then this is for you. Anyone who purchases a copy of SCOUT before Christmas day 2013 will automatically be in the running to win all these lovely things.

EDIT: The giveaway is now closed. All these lovely things were won by Robyn Carr of Geelong. Congrats Robyn!

SCOUT MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader will win everything and I’m happy post internationally. The winner will be drawn at random, notified by email and announced here on the blog.

You can get your copy of SCOUT digital magazine here, and see my previous posts about SCOUT here, here, here, and here.

 

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