I just love
this book. It is full of useful tips and practical solutions on how to update
or change your home, very easily.
include simply creating drama with focal points along with changing the look of
a room completely by moving your furniture around. A great update which Darren
suggests is how to dress your bed with cushions and throws for a completely
different look, just by using different coloured bed linen and accessories.
This is great for a new season up date.
looks at different styles of homes, for example a beachside build to a new home
providing a brief for each property style.
bathrooms and lounges are all included in this great book with ideas for
individuals living in the spaces and any challenges they may encounter.
is filled with great photos which provide inspiration for you to apply to your
furnishings, accessories and artwork are all used to create many looks and
Homespace allows you to easy copy the ideas for your own home.
Even by changing a rug in your lounge and nothing else, this can alter the total effect and feel of the room.
make simple changes on a budget or without and by following Darren’s advice
make your house a home that you love to spend time in.
To celebrate Easter I have a Spring giveaway with Homemaker Bedding, who will kindly post out to one lucky winner this gorgeous double quilt cover. The quilt cover is wonderful quality and a beautiful design - a great Spring update for any bedroom.
To enter this gorgeous giveaway all you have to do is
- comment on this post
- follow Homemaker Bedding on Twitter for a second chance to win
(and say you have done this)
The closing date for this giveaway is Sunday 3 April.
The Maker: Beyond
Decorating: Crafting a Unique Space
I was sent
a copy of this new book to review and was really looking forwards to receiving
it. My expectations were surpassed when I opened the package and I saw The
Maker. I so love the look of this book, it’s a hardback book with a chunky
feel, and a beautiful curve to the bottom corner which is a work of art in
The book is
jam packed full of beautiful images and photography and I feel as well as a
craft/making book, it deserves to be left out as a ‘coffee table’ book so
everyone can enjoy the amazing images. It’s a book to pick up and read from
cover to cover as well as picking up just admire the photos.
Tamara is a
pioneer of Australia’s modern craft movement and begins the book with her interesting
background explaining she is inspired by makers of the past. The writer is a
renter of properties and has not been allowed to decorate her homes so has
added flair, colour and design through making items of furniture and art work.
There are many crafts covered in this beautiful book including applique,
ceramics, felting and leather work, to name but a few, which Tamara then goes
into further detail for each craft/material.
There are DIY
projects included in this book with step by step instructions for making the
beautiful pieces for your own home. Wall art is a favourite of mine and Tamara
shows the reader how to use different materials for gorgeous wall art to
brighten up your home.
question and answer sections throughout the book with other talented makers
which is very interesting, along with a section at the back with maker’s tools,
which look more like art work how they are photographed.
also included a section in the back of the book called ‘Who to Follow’ which
includes great people to follow through different Social Media – including Twitter,
blogs and Instagram.
I just love
this book, the feel of it, the look of it and everything inside of it!