Hello everyone! Apologies for the very long wait between blog posts – we have some exciting news in that we have a little bun in the oven due next year 🙂 So all very happy about that, but it’s certainly made me have a look at our house and what we need in terms of space, furniture and a whole lot more. So I took one look at our little laundry area and decided, something has to happen here!
Just been doing some searching for a few good ideas on Pinterest and Houzz.com, and found some cool inspiration – check out the space savers, pretty colours and organisation of these laundry rooms, mud rooms and multi-functional spaces. I want!
Neat as a Pin | source Pinterest
Laundry Space Saver | source Sand & Sisal
Contemporary & Stylish | source Flickr
Multi-functional Space | source Pinterest
Wallpapered Laundry Room | source Stacy & Charlie
I love a good fire. Cracking, roaring, glowing…whatever it does (as long as it doesn’t smoke out the house!), it’s a great addition to any home. My parents have the greatest fireplace – it’s big, draws really well and serves as such a good focal point in a room. A few years back they added a black fireplace to our games room – modern, easy to install and great for warming a bigger place – but I must say, I still love an old fashioned fireplace!
My aunt and uncle used to live in the ‘broekie lace’ part of Observatory in Cape Town, where their old, beautiful Victorian house had some great fireplaces – tiny, backed with mosaic and really attractive. I’ve also stayed on a farm in the Eastern Cape called Blanco (really great family memories) where they had HUGE roaring fireplaces – you could literally climb into the space they were so big. Friends of ours also have a great fireplace at their refurbished house in Rosebank – it separates two rooms with space on either side, so that it can warm and be attended to on both sides! love that feature.
Anyway as it appears to be raining and chilly most of the weekend (even though we’re off to Clanwilliam), this post is all about fantastic fireplaces – warming up your Friday!
Split Fireplace | source Houzz.com
Cosy Kitchen Fireplace | source Houzz.com
Fire on the Patio | source tinywhitedaisies.tumblr.com
Fireplace in Monochrome | source kitkadesigntoronto.com
Fireplace in Summer | source Pinterest
Country-Style Fireplace | source Houzz.com
There’s something about white vintage furniture, especially when it has an awesome distressed look, that makes me go ‘ahhh, oohh’ inside! I don’t know what it is – but I suppose it’s the idea that something has been redone and transformed into this beautiful piece of refurbishment!
We recently redid a yellowy oak chest of drawers into a stylish cream set with dark wood and glass top, finished off with sparkly glass handles 🙂 It’s amazing what a bit of LIGHTNESS can do to an old piece of furniture. So Happy Monday folks, and check out this inspirational post on white furniture – get those thinking caps on! Only on The Good Girls Guide:
The Eclectic Boys Room | source here.
Ribbon-Bowed Drawers | source here.
Distressed Dressing Table | source here.
Chanel-Inspired French Chair | source here.
My Beautiful Beach House | source here.
White Desk to Love | source here.
Grey & White Match | source here.
I’ve recently been inspired by a home that is filled with unique and beautiful art – some of which cost a fair bit, and others that was completely personal and hand-made. So often we decorate our walls with generic pictures – how about sprucing up your walls with some original art!?
Today’s post on The Good Girls Guide is dedicated to the celebration of Art @ Home – enjoy and be inspired 🙂
Simple Art Display | source here.
Art Deco Home | source here.
Baby Room Cuteness | source here.
Home Art Montage | source here.
Basement Jaxx Art Wowness | source here.
Make the Most of Your Feature Wall | source here.
Photo & Art Wall | source here.
I’ve always loved the pale colours and rough edges of traditional farm kitchens – and while achieving that look as a decor style around your entire home can be a little difficult, a country-style effect is really quite achievable!
Today on The Good Girls Guide I’ve sourced some amazing ideas and inspiration on how to create country-style goodness in your home – from the kitchen to the loft bedrooms to the little touches 🙂 It’s amazing what rough wood painted white, a few overflowing vases of soft flowers and some vintage touches can do!
Remember, it’s often ALL about the accessories. If you can add little bits of inspiration to your home, you can easily add a country-style look that’s not hard, inexpensive and just looks like you’re a vintage queen 🙂 Enjoy!
A Bucket of Flowers | source here.
A Country Cupboard | source here.
A Country-Style Loft Bedroom | source here.
A Gorgeous Country Kitchen | source here.
Sleeping in the Barn | source here.
Scaffolding Coffee Table | source here.
Traditional Farm Kitchen | source here.
Vintage Farm Kitchen | source here.