Ideas note­book

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - June Contents -

SCENE STEALER

Re­mem­ber the say­ing, ‘if only walls could talk’? Well, the same phrase could ap­ply to fur­ni­ture – beau­ti­ful fur­ni­ture bear­ing the charm­ing char­ac­ter scars of long and lov­ing ser­vice. If you have a fave piece that’s been in the fam­ily since for­ever, or you’ve bought the per­fect spec­i­men, use colour to high­light it just as an art­work, hung low, does here.

CLEARLY GOR­GEOUS

A lit­tle bit of this, a lit­tle bit of that – em­brace the old, bring in the new and let tex­ture and calm­ing pinks or blues bridge the gap be­tween now and then. Here, a con­tem­po­rary drum shade cov­ered in a hand-blocked pink fab­ric teams with a glass lamp base, which rests on a metal ta­ble worn and tex­tured by time.

feather your nest

Are you into col­lect­ing feath­ers? Not sure how to dis­play them? Any small­ish sil­ver ves­sel, tar­nished or not, is key to the sweet­est of ar­range­ments. Dis­play it solo or place on a stack of books. Now, where did you put that old tod­dler mug of yours?

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