Thursday, August 21, 2014

Home Beautiful

Home Beautiful Magazine, Australia - One of my all time favorites! Yes so good. Light, fresh and fun. And kitchens they do particularly well.


 
Seriously how good are these kitchens? I love the open plan living. I am loving how bright and fresh the rooms are and how good are the kitchen islands and those lights? Home Beautiful you nail it every time.
 

Speaking of kitchens, holy heck have you paid a visit to your nearest Kmart lately? I spoke a while ago of wanting new bars stools that don't cost the earth, I think that I have found them! That's if they don't sell out before I get there.
 
Friday tomorrow. Happy end of the week to you all.
 
Amy x

Monday, August 18, 2014

French Country Collections

Nice to be back on here, catching up on some blog reading and seeing whats new in the online world. We have been away for a few days on a family holiday which although is not relaxing like they used to be, up at 5am thanks to our wee Patch, we did have a fantastic time. But gosh home is good isn't it?

 
You all know that I am a massive French Country Collections fan, previously posting about them here. Well they just keep getting better and better! Arriving home to find a beautiful parcel from the amazing French Country team was such a treat and being able to have a peek at their new collection was even better as there are so many things that make my wish list.
French Country Collections 2015 summer range is centred around lightness and brightness with the intention of bringing a fun, playful vibe into your home. The range is made up of four lines based on key international trends - Eden, Core, Impulse and Memory with Eden and Core being my favorites.
 
 
Hitting stores this month their is seriously so much that I am after. Check here to browse the goodness and here for a full list of stockists near you.
 
Amy x 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Home Tour

I have always been particularly fond of industrial/vintage pieces used throughout homes. I like the character and interest that they add. Many of these items tend to tell a story which I like.




This Australian home above, as seen on The Deisgn Files, achieves this look particularly well. Adding playful and eclectic art pieces as these homeowners have done here, give the home a relaxed and fun vibe. 

Completely head over heels for that polished concrete floor and give me those black kitchen cabinets any day, seriously.

Head to shops such as So Vintage, The Vitrine and Flotsam and Jetsam when hunting for individual eclectic pieces to add to your home.

Amy x

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Henry and Co Home

 

I have always been a fan of New Zealands Henry and Co Home. Designer Vanessa Quin is moving things along in the right direction and the business is growing hugely and going from strength to strength.



Working in conjunction with the trends of today but putting a Henry and Co spin on things, Vanessas new range I predict is going to be a massive hit.

I am already working out how to fit a piece from the collection in both Patch and Frankies room. That's the beauty of this range, it is so versatile and works well in both girls and boys rooms.
 
Pop over to Henry and Co Home to check out more of Vanessas amazing work.
 
Amy x

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Trend Post - black and white tiles

So you all know that I love black and white. That is fairly obvious. I am also a massive massive fan of patterns and in particular mixing and clashing patterns. I would just relish the opportunity to design our own home one day. If that opportunity should ever arrive, patterned black and white tiles would be very high up on my list of must haves.

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Whether it be a kitchen splash back, bathroom flooring or even in the office to add interest to your work space, black and white tiles look smart and stylish. What is even better is that you can mix and match your décor from there.

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I love this last look found on Simply Grove of a patterned flooring teamed up with subway tile walls and the gold fittings finish the look off perfectly.
 
Let me know if you know of any great places here in NZ to buy similar tiles to the ones shown above and I will continue to research this also.
 
Amy x

Monday, August 4, 2014

WIN with the launch of Beau Monde Babe

I am thrilled to announce to you the launch of an exciting new online boutique store, Beau Monde Babe. A store dedicated to stylish threads and home wares for those special little ones in your lives. Read on to be into win.


Owned by blogger Emma Highfield, Beau Monde Babe stocks top brands nationally and internationally such as Mini Rodini, Beau Loves, Peppin, Noe & Zoe, Pop Factory Shop, g.nancy and Nununu.


Emma has put together a carefully curated selection of quality threads with an emphasis on unisex design and organic fabrics. This for me is a huge factor when buying gears for Frankie and Patch. Buying quality means that they last, and therefore buying unisex quality means that I can hand Frankies gears down to Patch when she has grown out of them.


To Celebrate the launch of Beau Monde Babe, Emma is Kindly giving one luck Milo and Mitzy reader the chance to win a set of tiangle wall decals. Head over to the Milo and Mitzy Facebook page to find out how to win. And pop over to Beau Monde Mama to get the latest for your little ones. Soo hard to resist, Im telling ya!

Amy x

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Lighlty

 
Ah gahhhh dammit, my bank account is going to be very very annoyed with me, but I think I have found my new favourite shop. Another one to add to the huge and growing list.
 
  
Lightly, launched in 2005 by Australian Cindy-Lee Davies has a playful and colourful spirit. Lightly has grown to include over 100 products including Davies own range of home wears inspired by her Grandmother, Rosemary.
 
 
Davies work is imbued with a combination of playfulness, charm and invention and is primarily made in Australia.
 
Gorgeous Muuto pendant available from Lightly via
 And what is even better about Lightly is that they ship internationally and for free on orders over $200. How good is that? Jeepers I want those shelves! So good. Better save my pennies.
 
Amy x

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hale Mercantile Co.

By now, I am sure that you are all aware of my love for beautiful quality bedding. I love nothing more than to update the look of my bedroom by mixing up my linen.  Hence the reason I am excited to introduce you to new Melbourne based company, Hale Mercantile Co.
 
 
 It is with great pride that Hale Mercantile Co. manufacture a true European linen range lavished in culture, tradition and centuries of craftsmanship.  Designed to be relaxed in nature and truly easy care, the entire range is grown, spun, dyed, woven and sewn in Europe.  Each piece is pre-washed and beautifully softened to offer a relaxed textural appeal.  Their three ranges; Kristine, Flocca and Basix are designed to blend seamlessly together allowing you to mix and match and create your own linen haven.
 
 
That mustard yellow adds just the right amount of pop to the muted tones that Hale Mercantile Co. use in their range. A prefect range for layering.

 
 And not only do Hale Mercantile make the most exquisite bed linen as seen here, they offer a beautiful range of bathroom and kitchen table textiles also. I cant wait to get my hands on one of their crushed throws. Divine.
 
Happy Wednesday.
 
Amy x 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kitchen makeover

After of no computer and the first week back at school teaching, I am back. Just a quick post this morning but maybe more to come later on this afternoon.




This morning I am just pointing you in the direction of Remodelista. You must check out this gorgeous kitchen. Who said that rugs don't belong on kitchen floors? I think it is perfect! And those ginormous light bulbs over the kitchen island. They are amazing! We have lights that fit into our ceiling unfortunately but if we didn't, this look would be high on my wish list. Country meets industrial... I like!

Amy x

Sunday, July 20, 2014

MintSix madness

Quick post today as the school holidays are over and I am back in the classroom teaching, so time is precious.  I know this brand needs no introduction as I have mentioned them on here often. They are one seriously cool company. MintSix is who I am talking about, run by sisters Talia and Vic in the deep south of New Zealand.



Anywho, I dont find enough time these days to read blogs, hence the reason I havent been onto the MintSix blog for a while. However, when I did find the time to browse blogs over the weekend, I spent a long time checking out the MintSix site. Those girls know style. Here is just a wee snippet of the awesomeness. Head over here to check it all out for yourself and while you are at it, pop by their amazing online store too.

Amy x

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Friday - my home and beyond.

Do you have instagram account? I am fairly new to the whole instagram thing but I must admit... Hi I am Amy and I am addicted to instagram! 



A few snaps taken from around my home and regrams from other fave instagram feeds of mine. Head over and follow Milo and Mitzy for your behind the scenes fix. And drop me a line with your instagram account too. I love finding new people to follow. 

While we are on the subject of homes, a new fave blog of mine - My Unfinished Home. Love it. A few snaps that float my boat below as seen on My Unfinished Home.




Happy weekend everyone. New blankets have arrived, but sorry all sold out. Will be getting another shipment which will be my last of the Circle Grid Blankets so do place your pre-orders to ensure you dont miss out.

Amy x

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book shelves

I am mad about these wall displays from the home of fashion blogger REBECCA CENTRÉN as seen on Cherry Blossom Blog.



I am also a big fan of hard cover coffee table books. I swoon over the pages of some of these books for hours. A few of my faves below from the gorgeous Tessuti and fun filled Collected.

Am definitely looking forward to the second New Zealand Interior Style by LeeAnn Yare and Larnie Nicolson. What are you favorites? I would love to hear.

Amy x

Monday, July 14, 2014

Home Tour and other goodness

Loving loving loving this small apartment as found on Fantastic Frank on Sunday. Jeepers it is neat!





That bedroom, the couch, those coffee tables, the subway tiles in that rad ktichen. Love it all. Actually I'll tell you showing us how to do fantastic kitchen subway tiles at the moment. One of my favorite bloggers, Katrina of Love and Ginger. Have you checked out her home build? Pop over and get ready to laugh and be inspired. One cool, funny and talented lady!

Speaking of coffee tables. I ummed and ahh-ed about sharing this one with you. Wanted to keep this little beauty all to myself as it is soooo good, but that would be completly selfish of me, Mocka, dear Mocka, always doing right, Mocka!!!! Yes Mocka, they have just brought out the coolest set of coffee tables and even better, the price point! Seriously, you need to head over and check them out for yourself.

That is all.

Amy x

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Little Co

Right, so I am set. Ready to kick off the week with a bang. Feeling organised. Washing all done, meals planned and prepped and Im feeling energised to make this week a goodie. Working my butt off to get the blog back in the game so that I dont slip behind once I start teaching again next week. Feeling good. 
Also feel good when I receive mail. No I dont mean mail via my inbox, I mean actual snail mail. LOVE IT! So was jumping for joy when a sweet wee parcel arrived in my mail box a week a go. Who or what was in it? Betty and Nigel, that is who. These rad people came all the way from the lovely Nikki at New Zealands, Little Co. They are in fact part of the awesome growing family that is Naked Lunge. Naked Lunge just keep getting better and better, and you know what, I already want more.


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So although these sit proudly in my wee Patches room, I dont believe that they are just for the kids. Us big kids can enjoy these guys too. For sure. Pop over and check them out here. 

Speaking of Little Co, have you spotted the Little Ward shelves designed by the talented Janice Kumar-Ward. I dont know about you guys but we are massive book readers here in our household (actually I tell a lie, the kids are massive book readers, me... addicted to magazines actucally but thats another story) so a good looking shelving system is high on my wish list.

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One last thing, I couldnt resist adding a few more of my favourite things from Little Co. These make fantsastic gifts and if your terrible at getting things into the post like me, order online and get it sent straight out to who ever you are gifting to. Perfect.




Happy Monday and be sure to visit me on instagram for the latest behind the scenes.

Amy x

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Home Tour

Life is short sometimes. I realised that this week when our friends and community were hit with some sad news. Makes you think about how important it is to tell those close to you that they are special, that you are there for them and that you love them. We live in such a whirl wind of a world these days, that sometime we forget that it is the small things that count. Its easy to get wrapped up in your own world. 

I am trying juggle family life and work life which is a challenge. A challenge that I enjoy but one that is hard at times. I feel as though I have been neglecting the blog lately which really is such a passion of mine and neglect is the last thing that I want. I know that you have heard me say this before, but I will work my butt off to get on top of the blog and work hard to keep up dating it regularly.






Right after that deep piece of writing, onto something a bit more brighter. This gorgeous home is part of UK based company, Light Locations. Light Locations provide beautiful inspiring lifestyle locations for the photographic, film and TV industries. This home above is only one of many amazing locations. Check here for more. To acheive a similar look start by adding products to your home such as these below.

Dont be afraid to change your kitchen cabinetry to a darker shade. These images above prove just how effective this can be. And lastly if you are lucky enough to have brick somewhere in your home, how cool do they look painted white?



Amy x