Friday, November 29, 2013


DENY Designs are having a massive sale of ALL their items throughout the day!! Check Facebootoday for your discount codes!! And don't forget to 'like' in order to receive updates about this sale and more on the lead up to Christmas!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Phetberg Launch

Hello all!

I have something exciting to announce (which if you've been following on Facebook you may already be aware of)!! I've been working with a menswear company called Phetberg for a while now developing one of my designs for use on their beautiful pocket squares!!

They finally launched their 2014 collection earlier this week so without further ado here are the pics!

All Phetberg pockets squares are 100% silk and hand rolled. All manufacturing processes take place in Como, Italy and are quality checked in Vienna, Austria. For more information about this pocket square please click here.

To see all this seasons pocket squares click here!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Modern Living

Hey guys!

I haven't done a post like this in a while so I thought I would today :)

I'm never really sure what people mean when they use the word 'modern' to describe a room. I guess they mean something that hasn't been done before, something new. The word 'modern' tends to conjure images like this

but as far as I can tell these kinds of spaces have been around for at least the last 10 years so what's so modern about them?! Is it the clean lines? The black and white colour scheme? The total lack of clutter? The perfectly coordinated accessories?! I guess these things are what makes this room modern but I would like to suggest a different definition. I feel as though we're heading further and further from this minimal, ultra coordinated look and much more in the direction of revival and mixing old with new. This to me is a much more modern (and forgive me for saying so, more interesting) way of styling a room. Here's why... 


There's no doubt about it, living in a recession sucks! However if there's one good thing to come out of it it's creativity! People can't afford to toss all their old furniture when they feel like a change, they have to work with what they've got. This has resulted in some fantastic re-purposed or revamped furniture. Just check out these examples!

Colourful chair make-over courtesy of
Coffee table made from re-purposed crates courtesy of
People are less able to get exactly what they want, whether it's a small accessory or a big piece of furniture so they get creative! This kind of thinking has resulted in much more eclectic home decor styles. Homes are starting to look far less uniform as people make more unique decisions about not just what they buy but how they use and reuse it. The make-do-and-mend mentality is fast becoming a way of life and it's the homes that reflect this that I feel truly deserve the title 'modern.'

And because no post of this nature would be complete without them, here come the inspiration boards!

Modern Living Room

I really enjoy the freedom of this kind of decorating. Use what you have, experiment and see what you can get away with. You might be surprised how chic those old ornaments look once you take them out of the cupboard and arrange them on your mantle with a few of your favourite books. Even your old couch can look cool again with some funky new throw pillows tossed over it!

Shop the Look: 
1) 'April' throw pillow by Sophia Buddenhagen    4) 'Decorative Blue' throw pillow by Aimee St Hill  2) 'Amirah Red' throw pillow by Aimee St Hill     5) 'Ogee Green' tray by Aimee St Hill          
3) 'Colorful Thoughts' art print by Bianca Green   6) 'Como 1' rug by Aimee St Hill         

Modern Bedroom

Need a new headboard? Why not simply paint the one you already have! Better yet, buy a great piece of fabric and give it a padded make-over! Remember colour is your friend! Don't be afraid of combining unusual accessories, be bold with your choices! The more creative you can be, the more 'modern' your space will look!

Shop the look:
1) 'Delilah' art print by Samantha Totty       4) 'Leela Navy' throw pillow by Aimee St Hill
2) 'Eve' art print by Samantha Totty             5) 'Geo Floral' blanket by Aime St Hill
3) 'Stripe2' throw pillow by Aimee St Hill

Modern Bathroom

Wallpaper is great way to update and bring character to your bathroom. If papering the entire room is out of your budget try simply covering a cabinet! Not only will it liven things up but it'll give the room a focal point. For a really modern look try adding additional furniture to your bathroom if you have the space. I just love how this old stepladder turned side table ties in with that unique Brian Yates wallpaper!

Shop the look:
1) 'Teal' shower curtain by Bianca Green                  4) 'Bright Tribal' shower curtain by Aimee St Hill
2) 'Amirah Blue' mirror by Aimee St Hill                 5) 'Bright Roses' mirror by Aimee St Hill
3) 'Pattern Aqua' mirror by Amy Sia

So here are a few things to remember when it comes to modern decor. Thinking outside the box is key! Be bold with your choice of colour, embrace the unconventional (it's ok that things don't match) and don't be afraid to blend old with new.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post! I've got a few more furniture make-overs up my sleeve so keep a look out for them! Until then, happy decorating :)

Image Credits:
Uploaded to pinterest

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Keka Case Product Launch

Hi guys!!

I'm very happy to be able to officially announce the launch of a brand new line of products at Keka Case!! This is the first (but hopefully not the last) in a line of tablet covers which will be available to purchase not just in the US and Canada but also in the UK!! Even better for my peeps in England this will mean FREE SHIPPING on select items!!  

Keep a look out in the next few weeks for the launch of my phone cases at Keka Case!! In the meantime you can enjoy buy 2 get ANY snap-on-case FREE when you use discount code FREESNAP at checkout!!

As if all that wasn't enough DENY Designs have just launched a whole heap of new products in preparation for the holiday season!! If you've not done so already head over there now to check out their snazzy new site along with the complete collection of these bad boys!!

For all Aimee St Hill pet accessories click here, for trays click here and for all coaster sets click here!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy shopping :)


Monday, November 11, 2013

Rattan Rocker Revival


Today I'm excited to be able to post another furniture make-over!! This time a living chair to go with my yellow couch.

I found this super cool chair in my boyfriend's parent's basement and immediately decided it would be perfect in my living room!

First I hauled it out of the basement (after getting permission of course) and gave it a good clean! The dog didn't help, she has NO respect for personal boundaries!

Then I painted it white! I started with a coat of primer then added two coats of semi-gloss, water based emulsion. I had a little of the automotive painted left after finishing the table so I gave it a quick once over with that and voila!  

It was looking pretty good at this point but it wasn't the most comfortable thing to sit on! I wasn't much liking my chances of being able to remake the original cushion either. It's a pretty odd shape to make a cushion for, what with the round piece and then the odd kinda sloping angle of the arms. Not easy!

For anyone with a similar chair and more accomplished sewing skills I would recommend this pattern. I was excited to find it but not quite confident enough to execute it! Instead I cut two pieces of foam in a kind of deep D shape and slapped together a couple of covers for them! 

At first I considered just buying a yellow fabric to match the couch but I couldn't find the right yellow so I decided to co-ordinate with some of my throw pillows instead! I found this great fabric at
Sanderson. It's a liiiittle bit pricey but luckily I didn't need much to cover the foam!

I had intended on making this a 'How-to' but I became very self-conscious about my technique (or lack there of) about half way through and decided it's probably better for everyone that I don't write instructional posts when it comes to construction!! If you're looking for instructions with clear, logical steps you should visit The CSI Project. She covered a bench not a chair but it's the same principle. Plus she has a totally cool foam carving knife which I seriously wish I owned!!! The foam under my cushion covers look a lot more like I let a dog chew them into shape rather than carefully cutting them myself!!! Thank goodness for wadding (batting if you're in the US)!!!

I love my new living chair and think it looks great with the couch! :)


I'd also like to draw your attention to one of my cushions (the only one I didn't get from IKEA)!! 

I'm super excited about it for two reasons, 1) I made it using a tapestry set which took several months and 2) I get to tell you guys about this incredibly cool online craft store I discovered!!!

Felicity Hall produces modern tapestry sets!!! It's sooooo cool! She has a whole bunch of designs in different colours. They are so fun to do and soooo much more interesting than the traditional tapestries we're all used to seeing! Here you can see how the flat tapestry looked when it was finished! 

And finally a little promo of my products! :) You may not have even noticed it in the picture but one of my Kess Inhouse throw blankets made it's way to my living room recently!

You can find it here!

Thanks for stopping by!! Oh, I almost forgot the all important before and after photo!!!

Until next time don't forget you can now follow me on Pinterest to keep up with my latest products, inspirations and now home make-overs too!!