An art consultant’s modern Malaysian home

Today's home, located in Johor Bahru Malaysia, is an architectural award winning, modern concrete stunner.  It is at once an art gallery, the perfect entertaining pad and complete family home. Across the border in Malaysia, homes take on an altogether different form from their cousins in Singapore. Johor Bahru seems so close and yet so far, the sense of [...]

November 8th, 2015|Home & Decor|

Style Guide: Kids room vintage style

Last week I took over a friends house to style a kids bedroom two ways - using the same furniture I added items to create a girls and a boys room with a vintage look.  In decorating terms, the vintage look has been popular for a while and shows no sign of becoming passé.  Modern furniture and [...]

October 26th, 2015|Home & Decor|

Brand Highlight : Castle

I am often asked for advice on where to go for bedlinen.  Searching for good bedlinen is a topic close to my heart so I am always happy to make recommendations.  Without exception the first place that I send people is Castle.  I am a huge fan of this brand (it is bordering on an addiction and [...]

October 12th, 2015|Home & Decor|

The home of Paddo to Palmy

I am bringing you today one stunningly beautiful home, owned by Paddo to Palmy founder and creator, Heidi Correa. I first met Heidi in Hong Kong when she moved from Singapore.  Since then, the family has returned to Sydney and upon returning they purchased a beautiful Paddington terrace and a home in Palm Beach. Heidi got to work renovating [...]

October 5th, 2015|Home & Decor|

Update your home with some Scandinavian style

As much as I support and adore Australian design, it is hard to not be completely smitten with European style.  I have a soft spot for all things Scandinavian and some of the most popular homeware brands hail from Europe - with the Danish being particularly prolific in creating designs that the rest of the [...]

September 20th, 2015|Home & Decor|

Buying Guide : Fabrics

For regular readers of Lottie is Loving, you will know that I occasionally dabble in a little sewing.  My sewing skills are fairly basic (learnt mainly in Year 9 through my dress making elective which if I remember correctly only ever produced one very dodgy skirt) and I am at my best when I am [...]

September 13th, 2015|Home & Decor|

Style Guide : Indoor Plants

Following on from my 'practical guide to indoor plants' I thought I would do a post on how to style them.  I don't work as a stylist but I am passing on some tips about what I do in my own home to give some inspiration for what you might like to do in yours. I have [...]

August 31st, 2015|Home & Decor|

Trending Now : Indoor Plants

After being shunned for many decades as a dusty hippy addition to your home, the humble indoor plant has recently seen a renaissance and shows no sign of slowing down as a hot styling trend for interiors (along with the other 70's throwbacks - macrame and weaving).  It seems you can't have one 70's comeback trend [...]

August 29th, 2015|Home & Decor|

Home Office Inspiration

Whether you run a business from home or simply need somewhere to organise your paperwork and pay the bills, creating a home office space that is conducive to actually knuckling down and getting your work done is pretty important, and yet it tends to be a fairly neglected area of our homes. I need every incentive [...]

August 20th, 2015|Home & Decor|

Pretty in Pink

When I was growing up no one had a particularly stylish home, let alone a beautifully styled bedroom, but then again, perhaps that's because I grew up in rural Australia in the 1970's and there wasn't much demand for interior designers and stylists. I shared a room with my sister and we both had brown [...]

July 30th, 2015|Home & Decor|