Adore Winter Edition

The Adore Magazine winter edition is out, and what perfect timing! It's Queens Birthday today, and that means another day off - I love long weekends! What a treat it was this morning to lie in bed and read Adore on my iPad from front to back. Of all the online magazines I read, this is one that I get most excited about. Loni's love of vibrant colour and pattern reflects my own, so I know there will always be plenty to inspire me.

The beautiful family home that features on the cover belongs to Simone Duckworth, author of the blog Honey and Fizz. The base of the home is fairly neutral with walls, floors, and furniture in black & white. But everywhere you look you'll find shots of rich, gorgeous colour.

We spent a good part of our Saturday working on our eldest daughter's bedroom, as I'm making it over for her (will show you photos when it's completely finished). We painted her bed frame glossy black, which looks amazing with her kantha quilt bedspread, much like Simone's. I love to include black in my interiors - it's just as successful as white for making colours pop, and it adds great contrast, and 'oomph'.

Next time I'm in Melbourne I'll be sure to visit Crate Expectations, a fabulous lifestyle store owned by Georgina Bird. The products and the shop's styling is right up my alley. In the meantime, I'll be spending some time checking out their website.

This is just a tiny taste, make sure you read the full edition for yourself.