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Revive the Office

Revive the Office

Revive the Office by catcstylist-1 featuring framed wall art

Handmade rug
$245 –

Soicher Marin framed wall art

Soicher Marin framed wall art

Retro furniture
$570 –

Hinged Table Lamp 50.5cm
$87 –


The Muted Palette

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So this look is about finding lots of interesting pieces in a soft tone. So it can be any colour I chose beige as it is very easy to find objects in this colour.  I started with a great pendant light and repeated the round shape with a round table. A softer look than straight lines. Then mixed up the chairs two black, two birch and one ottoman to really do the unexpected an hence make it visually interesting. With all the beige it’s important to add quite a bit of black for drama and definition to avoid the thing looking bland. Next some pictures, black for punch, baskets to get the organic feel and patterned curtains for detailed layering. Lastly find a couple of indoor plants, its essential, you will be amazed how this brings a look together.




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Fun With Lighting

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This look is about fun and personality. Most rooms use one or two sources of light, so either a few down lights or one pendant light. Step it up by adding more and or changing the position of the pendants lights. Here we have four types of lighting, two copper tones, two black. Pendants centered over table, wall light over one chair, table light over other, for reading and the cross with lights just for fun. We don’t use them all at once, however you will find it nice to be able to adjust the light to suit your mood, while adding visual interest to your room. Start by adding a lamp and see if you become like me and get completely carried away by the soft light and mood, lamps create.

Styling With Black Objects

Black or dark objects can really add drama and personality to an interior. The trick is to inject light into the overall look by using, reflective surfaces, vases, lamps, mirrors or pendant lights. This infuses a feeling of liveliness and movement preventing it from looking dull and depressing. To further energize the scene a bright coloured rug and plants are the perfect finale.Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 10.36.21 AM

Starting with a Clock

Decorating can be so confusing, so many choices, styles and items but which ones go together? Why do some patterns look good together and others not? One way to make the process easier is to choose one piece you love and work out what you love about it. For me it is this clock, I love the colour combination and the hint of black. Black often is perceived as too dark for a bright interior, however when added to lots of colour it can add drama and sophistication. By choosing items I like in similar quantities to that in the clock we achieve a look that fits with the style of the clock. For a great range of cool clocks try

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Cool Clocks

Want to add a bit of fun and personality to a room, try a clock from They have great designs, which can be printed onto clocks, cushions, canvas etc. The clocks are $30, not including postage. A very cool gift.

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