Project: Pop of PINK

A few years ago we went to Hawaii on a Disney Cruise, we only spent 4 days between 4 islands and as much as I wanted to shop, I wanted to see Hawaii more and time was not on my side. I remember walking past a shop and seeing a traditional Hawaiian quilt, it was hand quilted in the most beautiful pattern and it just stole my heart.

A few years later we went back to Hawaii for our best friends wedding. We had a leisurely 2 weeks this time and plenty of time for shopping. The one thing I had on my shopping list was a Hawaiian quilt. I bought handbags, I bought homewares, I bought clothes and shoes … I did not buy a quilt.

You always regret the things you didn’t buy, and I had regret!

Fast forward a couple of years and I spotted this quilt / coverlet, there was no question, I had to have it!

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And so it begins … Project: Pop of PINK … I needed to create a bedroom where the pink coverlet would work. It was going to take a little bit of editing and a whole lot of adding. My bedroom was very blue … blue walls, blue rug, blue bedding, blue hued art, blue, blue, BLUE …… first up – EDIT!

I decided to start with the floor and remove the blue rug. I wanted to lay the foundation for a more neutral colour palette with a versatile, light coloured rug, which is also handy just in case the urge to change colours happens again, ha!
I wanted to switch out the art for something more appropriate to the new quilt but I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted. It was one of those – I’ll know it when I see it – ideas.
Obviously, I also removed the blue bedding to make room for the gorgeous pink coverlet.
I decided to keep the blue walls, I really love this colour and I haven’t had it long enough to get sick of it yet.

So, I’m working with a navy blue and pale pink colour palette.

Next is the fun part – ADDING …

Now, I know you’re looking at those pink ceramic lamps with all the heart eyes, which is exactly what I did when I saw them on Instagram. They stopped me in my scrolling tracks and I knew I had to have them. They are a perfect match to the quilt.

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I didn’t realise how much I needed new lamps until I saw these in my bedroom, the difference they make is incredible. They soften my bedside tables with their pretty pink hue and delicate shape. The base is crafted from solid crystal, while details like the sweet finials finish them off with a timeless sophistication.

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Next, the rug, I ordered this one for my daughters room and I loved it so much when it arrived I decided to try it in my room. Sorry Bella, I’m keeping it!
It’s a wool blend in a chunky textured knit design. It’s super soft under foot and the colour is a warm cream without being yellow. It has lots of flecks through it which makes it perfect to hide stains.

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The art … I’m still not sure what I’m going to do here permanently but I know I’m not going to rush into an art purchase, it has to ‘speak to me’ before I buy it.

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For now I’ve done something fun that fits with the Hawaiian vibe and makes me smile. I hung a collection of hats on the wall. I’ve used the 3M damage-free, removable sticky hooks so I don’t make lots of holes in the wall. I think a more curated collection of hats would look better but I worked with what I had and it only cost me $15 for the hooks. It has the tropical vibe that I’d like to achieve and is something that would be fun to add to, especially with all the gorgeous hats available these days, although it might not be too practical since I wear these hats often.

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 Which brings us to the bedding, the beautiful Leilani coverlet. Usually I would layer my bed with luxurious throws but I feel like the pattern on this quilt is so pretty and I didn’t want to cover it up. Instead I chose a collection of pink cushions of various sizes, shapes and textures to add some interest without detracting from the quilt design.

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I had most of the cushions in my collection already, the only new addition was the luxe velvet large cushion in the blush pink, which was the size, shape and colour that I needed to pull them all together.

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Whenever I’m redecorating a space like this, I like to shop my home for pieces before I buy anything new. Especially when trying to add a colour like this, I walk around my home and collect all the items I own in that shade, then put them all together to give me options.

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I didn’t have very much in this beautiful blush pink, but the addition of a few book and decorative items is enough to repeat the colour and tie it all together. I picked up the gorgeous pink glass knot the same day I bought the quilt because I knew I would need a few decor items to compliment it. Isn’t it sweet, it’s one of my favourite little pieces.

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Just a few changes makes such a difference!
What do you think of my pop of pink?
Are you tempted to change something or add a pop of colour to your space?

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Hayley x

SHOPPING DETAILS
Ceramic Table Lamp in Pink 
Diamond Trellis Hand Woven Viscose Cream Wool Rug
Leilani Tropical Coverlet and Pillowcases
Velvet Cushion Cover – Pink 60 x 60cm
Velvet Breakfast Cushion – Rosewater
Fringed Cushion – Pink
Pods Pirka Cushion – Pink
Glass Knot in small pink
If I haven’t listed any items you would like details for, just drop me a message here or over on Instagram. Hx

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Gift Guide 2018 – the Ladies!

I find girls so much easier to buy for than boys, do you?

I’ve gathered a few of my favourite things that I think would make perfect gifts for the woman in your life, and when you start to think about your gift list, there is a lot ladies in your life!

We are going to try and cover everyone from your Mother to your Sister, Aunt, Step-mother, Mother-in-law, Daughter and Bestie. I’ve tried to select things for every age group, different styles and every budget.
I hope you find something you love!

Before I start, just a little bit of housekeeping for those of us that are not as tech savvy as those ‘young ones’.
If you click on the product title I have shared in the different coloured writing, it will take you directly to the website of that item. No judgement here, I understand … you don’t know these things until you are told!

Let’s go …

I’m starting with a few options for the travelling gals in your life.
The Eden Heritage Wallet on a String is perfect for keeping all the essentials close to your body, safe and secure when running through airports or touring a new city. It has 2 zippered compartments with 16 card slots, room for your mobile phone and a removable long strap that can be worn on your shoulder or cross body style. Such a versatile purse!
The Dover Zip Around french purse is PINK (need I say more?) and enhanced with RFID technology to protect your cards from being scanned. I use this one and I love the peace of mind this sweet little purse gives me.

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Next, let’s find some options for the princess in your life.

I’m pretty sure your princess doesn’t want her feet on the grubby floor, oh no! Protect her tootsies with a pair of Slipper Glam Thongs, and apparently they are perfectly acceptable to be worn out in public according to my 16 year old who often steals mine.
I’m also pretty sure your princess is dripping in jewels, what better way to display them, than in this Glass Cloche Jewellery Storage. This stunning piece elevates your jewellery into a piece of art when displayed on your bedside or dressing table.
Being a princess is hard work, what about somewhere luxurious to rest her head, try a silk pillowcase like this one in pink or this one in blue (other colours available from both retailers). They are recommended by dermatologists, hair stylists and beauty experts to improve your hair and skin. Worth a try?

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What about the über busy woman who’s always on the go?
The Patti Sling bag is a cross body design that leaves your hands free, while the zip top keeps your items secure, plus I love the denim look blue fabric, denim goes with everything!
A charged phone is pretty much a necessity for any busy girl, I found a super cute Rose Gold Power Bank for charging on-the-go, it’s powerful and has in built safety features to protect your phones battery life, and did I mention hat it is ROSE GOLD!

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The outdoors lover.
A hat is a necessity and this Gold Band Brim hat is all kinds of amazing with it’s wide rim and pretty gold embellishment. I’ll be rocking this hat all summer long!
This Dotty Tote is crafted from jute with super cute white spots, it has a zip top and is big enough for all her beach essentials. Who doesn’t love a polka dot!
A great kaftan or kimono is essential for easy, breezy sun protection. This Tie Die Kaftan in this pretty shade of pink is perfect for beach days or drinks on the deck.

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The domestic goddess, we all need one of these in our lives, they are the ones who cook, bake and clean and actually enjoy it, you know, the Martha Stewart type of gals.
This is the sweetest tea cosy I’ve ever seen, the Rabbit tea cosy, isn’t she adorable and perfect for keeping her pot of tea warm. I love gifts with a bit of a theme, so adding some beautiful tea would be a lovely idea with the tea cosy. I’m going to be honest, I only bought this tea because of the pretty tin it comes in, but the bonus is it tastes pretty good too! You can find similar here.
She’s also going to need a pretty teacup for her tea parties, You can’t beat the beauty of one lovingly searched out from your local antique or thrift store! This is such a thoughtful gift, but also very budget friendly.

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Everyone loves a party girl!
She can party longer with the Double Walled Stainless Steel Wine Wine Bottle, simply fill it with your favourite bottle of wine and it keeps it chilled for up to 24 hours.
You’d better get her some pretty glasses to drink her beverages from too, these Pink Chrystal glasses with gold rims are absolutely stunning!

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Does your party girl bake the cakes? I love these fancy cake pans / Bundt pans. Just bake your cake, sprinkle with some icing sugar and they look like they were made by a patissier! Pair it with a fresh pile of  Tea Towels, or even better, wrap it in the tea towels for super cute gift!

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And if we haven’t covered the lady in your life above, the gifts below are great all rounders that every girl needs.
I love the pretty fabric of these essentials of a Heat Pillow, Drawer Sachet and Shower Cap.

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She’s got to sleep, right? Let her sleep in a beautiful silk cotton slip nightie in the prettiest print. Or maybe she’s having a sleepover somewhere gorgeous, this overnight bag with twin handles and a detachable long strap will take her there in style.

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Every girl loves a pretty fragrance, choose a few with some Bath Salts and a Sleep Mist, oh and don’t forget a fabulous candle, I love this Oahu candle which reminds me of Mai Tais on the beach in Hawaii.

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Last, but definitely not least, find me a girl who doesn’t love a big bunch of beautiful blooms, impossible! This bouquet is from my local florist, but I’m sure you could find something gorgeous from your local florist.

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Happy Christmas Shopping friends!

Hayley x

Disclosure : A few of the products were gifted to me for review and I bought a few of them for actual Christmas presents, so if you are one of my friends or family … whoops … Sorry! I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.

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Ettitude bamboo bedding.

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About six months ago the gorgeous peeps and Ettitude sent me a pair of their bamboo lyocell pillowcases to try, oh my giddy aunt … they are so good!
Soft and smooth, and crazy comfortable!
So when they approached me to share a story with you about their Cloud Pink bedding, of course I agreed!

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They sent me a Bamboo Daydream Duvet Cover Set in Cloud Pink and the fight is on … the 2 teen girls of the house are squabbling over it likes it’s a bucket of gold.

For now, It has ended up in Arabella’s room, and we’d love to show you how pretty it looks!

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It is a darling shade of pink, not a sugary pink like I was expecting, but more of a blush pink, almost peachy. If you’re are thinking that pink is just for little girls, you are so wrong, this shade is quite grown up and will work well with a range of colour palettes.

Now, when I said it was soft, I meant beyond babies bottoms SOFT!
Their sheet and duvet sets are made from organic bamboo lyocell. I could go on about how this fabric is one of the most sustainable textile materials of the 21st century, but really, I think this will interest you more …
Organic bamboo lyocell is gentle on sensitive skin and kind to our hair, you can really get your beauty sleep with these bamboo sheets!

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 If you suffer from acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or other skin conditions, organic bamboo lyocell is your new best friend. It is free from harmful chemicals, irritants, allergens and is hypoallergenic.  Bamboo sheets are breathable, bacteria-proof and moisture-wicking which means they keep your skin free from sweat and bacteria all night long. They are also thermo-regulating, so you can sleep under these beauties all through the seasons.

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Ettitude is so confident that you will love their products they offer a 100 Night Trial!

“Sleep on it, think on it, dream on it, for 100 nights. 
If you’re not completely amazed by our bamboo sheets,
you can return them to us for a full refund.
You’ve got nothing to lose.”
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If pink is not your colour, never fear, Ettitude have a fabulous range of nine colours available from Feather White, to Paradise Green and my favourite – Blue Nights.
You can shop here.

You can find Ettitude on Instagram here.
If your lucky enough to have some Ettitude goodness in your home, tag #sleepwithettitude and show us!

Happy Shopping!

Hayley x

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For the love of PINK

I do love a pop of pink in my home, currently I am having a love affair with the palest of ballerina pinks.
I still love a punch of bright pink, but soft pretty pinks have stolen my heart lately, which is lucky because there are some truly breathtaking home decorating pieces around right now.

Of course, that is due to the Pantone colours of the year being Serenity and Rose Quartz.

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I’ve rounded up 10 of my favourites for your home.

Diamond 4 drawer chest, Pale pink | Ruby Star Traders
Diamond 4 drawer chest, Pale pink | Ruby Star Traders
Decked out pink stone coasters | West Elm
Decked out pink stone coasters | West Elm
Pantone - Blossom Pink Mug | Peter's of Kensington
Pantone – Blossom Pink Mug | Peter’s of Kensington
Bamboo Daydream Duvet Cover, Cloud Pink | Ettitude
Bamboo Daydream Duvet Cover, Cloud Pink | Ettitude
Pink Sea Urchin Glass Shadow Box | Pottery Barn
Pink Sea Urchin Glass Shadow Box | Pottery Barn
Blush Icelandic Sheepskin Cushions | Society of Wanderers
Blush Icelandic Sheepskin Cushions | Society of Wanderers
Washed velvet straight line quilted blanket | Citta Design
Washed velvet straight line quilted blanket | Citta Design
Elton, dusty blush | West Elm
Elton, dusty blush | West Elm
Hyam Rug, Blush by Darren Palmer - Carpet Court
Hyam Rug, Blush by Darren Palmer – Carpet Court
Bibita high ball set in pink | Arro Home
Bibita high ball set in pink | Arro Home

Here’s some inspo pictures for y’all to drool over.

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Do you love pink? Did you find something you like?

Happy Shopping!

Hayley x

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