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Your Home and Garden - - Contents - Cre­ated and styled by Vanessa Nouwens. Pho­tog­ra­phy by Wendy Fen­wick.



Give some plain vases or glass vo­tives a new look by adding on-trend fring­ing. For each vase or vo­tive, wrap the fring­ing around the neck to work out how much you need, al­low a lit­tle ex­tra so it will over­lap, then cut. Place fring­ing on a sur­face, glue one end onto the other with a dab of clear craft glue and leave to dry. Place fringe over neck of each ves­sel and add flow­ers or a can­dle.


Bring a lit­tle luxe to a plain vel­vet cush­ion cover with a strip of fring­ing. Mea­sure the fring­ing so it fits across the cover and pin in place. Now sim­ply sew the fring­ing onto the cover by hand or with a sew­ing ma­chine. Add a cush­ion in­ner and this quick and easy up­date is com­plete.


We gave this cute gold bed­side lamp an ex­tra dash of glam by adding navy fring­ing to the plain white lamp­shade. Wrap fring­ing around top of shade, al­low a few ex­tra cen­time­tres so you can over­lap it, and cut. Ap­ply clear craft glue around the top of the shade. Start­ing at the back of the shade, care­fully place fring­ing on top of glue. Glue one end on top of the other and leave to dry. (Choose fring­ing that is the same length as the shade; if this is not pos­si­ble, then buy longer fring­ing and trim to length once glue has dried.)


Take a mir­ror (round is best) and mea­sure how much fring­ing you’ll need to dec­o­rate the bot­tom. Us­ing clear craft glue, stick the fring­ing along the back edge of the mir­ror, fol­low­ing the curve all the way around to the other side. Leave to dry overnight. This mir­ror would look great in a hall­way, bed­room or seat­ing area.

Wall painted in Re­sene ‘White Thun­der’. 1 Mar­ble and brass ta­ble, $299, from Shut The Front Door. Semco navy fring­ing, $8.99 a me­tre, from Spot­light. 2 An­nika brass vase, $39.95, Home Re­pub­lic Bel­gian vin­tage washed linen cush­ion in seal grey (back right), $79.95, Home Re­pub­lic stonewashed euro pil­low­case in sil­ver (back left), $32.99, all from Adairs. Liv­ing & Co cush­ion in mus­tard, $12, Liv­ing & Co vel­vet cush­ion (with fring­ing added), $12, Liv­ing & Co cot­ton flan­nel du­vet set in ink, $30 queen, all from The Ware­house. 3 Liv­ing & Co Ge­or­gia lamp with white shade, $15, from The Ware­house. 4 Liv­ing & Co Quinn mir­ror in gold, $29, Artisan Homme can­dle with lid, $15, both from The Ware­house.Glass vases, jar, am­ber glass and other items stylist’s own.

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