Saturday, 7 July 2012

The School of Real Living

Thursday night this week my friend KD and I attended The School of Real Living Colour Masterclass. It was held at the Hotel Richmond and was such a fun night. A bunch of like minded women all with a passion for interiors. 
I have a lot of pops of red in our house, but that night by flicking through my inspiration folders of magazine cut-outs I had collected and looking at colour, I realised my real colour passions lie with duck egg blues/greens and raspberry tones. Very similar to how I decorated my daughter's bedroom, but less saturated colour and more white. I tend to buy red because raspberry is so difficult to find. I think I need to become slightly more disciplined with my purchasing and stick to my guns. Being disciplined is tricky though I have to say when I like so many different styles. Modern eclectic, Scandinavian and vintage French with fresh crisp linens. If only I had a holiday house.... 
Interior Stylist Jacinta Preston from Real Living Magazine was there on the night and I managed to get a few minutes with her to pick her brain on what to do in our lounge room and bedroom to pull some ideas together. I spoke earlier in the week about my bedroom dilemma, and she mentioned not to make the print the focus of the room, which helped my thought process; and in our lounge room we have a lot of competing heroes in the room... Grandelier, Cloth Fabric lampshade, mirrors, fireplace... and I just need to simplify it. There's that discipline word again. Replace the mirror with a large print, or add lots of mirrors and make them the obvious feature. A great piece of advice is to work with what you already have to reduce the cost of the project. So, lots to think about. I seem to always have projects on the go at home, like most of us, and I can't wait to get stuck into our bedroom. Fresh and modern, here we come. 

My bedroom inspiration


  1. I really like the grey and yellow combo, very soothing for the bedroom. I went to the masterclass here in Perth yesterday and it was fantastic. Ill be adding to my moodboard and most likely making more for the rest of my rooms :)

    1. Hi Michelle, thanks for stopping by. The masterclass was fun wasn't it. I love the grey and yellow combo too... and linen bedheads. I now just have to convince my husband that he likes them ;) What colour combinations did you pick for your moodboard? Kelly


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