Let Me Introduce…Createaholic

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When one of my lovely readers contacted me asking me to do a post on macramé I got very excited! I have a bit of an obsession with it you see, and with one macramé genius in particular – Fanny Zedenius, otherwise known as Createaholic.

A while ago I started seeing all these beautiful woven wall hangings everywhere on Instagram. I didn’t know it was called macramé back then…All I knew was that I needed one in my life. A LOT of searching eventually led me to the super talented Createaholic’s lovely Instagram page.

It was tough to choose one from her amazing selection, but in the end I went for this beauty. As it turned out, I was the first person to order this style and so she only went and named it after me! That’s right, you can buy the ‘Kate‘!! Just because she’s the cutest Fanny names her works of art after the first person to order them – isn’t that adorable?

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Fanny is constantly adding to her range and always seems to be coming up with new ideas. I’m completely smitten with these large styles that are suspended from a branch. Wouldn’t they just be the perfect addition to a romantic, bohemian style bedroom?

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She is one talented lady. Imagine being able to make these? I don’t think I would ever do anything else! My house would be as full of them as hers is :)

And if I wasn’t enough of a fan already she recently sold these beautiful colourful plant hangers through Designhjälpen – an incredible service where desingers contribute items that are sold though their Instagram page with all profits going to the various charities they work with. The money from her plant hangers went to help the UN Women’s work in refugee camps, supporting women who have fled the war in Syria. What an incredibly worthy cause and a lovely thing to do!

 

 

Easter Decorations

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I’ve had my trusty “Easter tree” for years now. When I first put this up everyone thought I was mad…But now, Easter decorations are absolutely everywhere and slowly people are starting to think I’m less mad… :)

With Easter just around the corner I’ve started to think about how I’m going to get the house ready, and what bits I need to add to my collection. Today I’m sharing what I think, are the essential Easter decorations…oh yes there is such a thing as an essential Easter decoration!

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The Home Office

I would love to be able to work from home, if not all the time, then at least 80% of the time please. Who’s with me?

I’m a real “home girl” and by that I mean that I am a girl who never gets bored of being at home, and not in the sense that the teens of today might mean!

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Botanicals

I am just loving the botanical trend that’s everywhere at the moment! I wish, wish, wish I was brave enough to embrace the trend fully with floor to ceiling leafy wallpaper or a floral print sofa! But I’m sorry to say I’m not (even if I was, I think I’d struggle to persuade the hubby on this one!) But when I look at these gorgeous images I am seriously tempted…

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Prints and Pictures

Wall art is one of my favourite things to buy! It’s so easy to change the look of a room just by adding or updating prints and pictures.

The vintage map above the fireplace in my living room was the first thing I bought, and the look of the room really came from this. I chose the grey wall colour to make the map stand out, and added gold accessories throughout the room to match the frame. As soon as I put the map on the wall, the room just seemed to come together.

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Texture

Recently I’ve been experimenting a little more with texture, it’s a brilliant way to add interest and depth to your home.

There are many ways in which you can add texture, the first and perhaps most obvious way, is by adding a rug. Santa bought me a beautiful diamond shaggy rug this year which has made such a difference to my living room.

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