Lonely

lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight
lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight
lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight
lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight
lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight
lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight

It’s not often that I walk into a store and am absolutely floored. But visiting Lonely’s recently opened Wellington boutique during a trip home earlier this month was nothing short of special. From the unassuming shop front – a marbled concrete wall with the words ‘lonely’ inviting you in, to the minimal and industrial interior, complete with plush velvet sofas and curtains which beg you to stay and shop a while, it’s hard not to find yourself browsing the racks a little longer than you’d intended (or in my case – leaving with a shopping bag in hand…).

Designed by Rufus Knight, whose artful eye for detail and quality has captured the essence of ‘Lonely’ in this beautiful fit out, I’d go so far as to say that it makes for a truly intimate shopping experience – and one I didn’t want to leave; let’s just forget for a moment the fact that it was pouring with rain outside. Equally beautiful is Lonely’s Auckland boutique, and with a trip there on the cards for June, it’s pretty safe to say that I know where one of my first stops will be…

all images via homes to love and designers institute of new zealand

Three ways to give your space an instant update

desenio minimal wall art home decor scandinavian
desenio minimal wall art home decor scandinavian

Whether that be some new wardrobe staples, a bold new lip colour, or an update to your home decor; a little bit of a refresh can be a welcome change. Since getting my autumn wardrobe in check, I’ve had my eye on my next project – our living space. With a few new pieces of furniture currently on the cards, my focus has been on those smaller changes which combined, or even on their own, can have a big impact on the mood and overall aesthetic of a room. So turning the attention to the walls, these are my three go-to tricks to give any space an instant update:

INVEST IN A STATEMENT PRINT
One of my favourite updates to our home has been a simple A0 Ampersand print; it’s clean, it’s bold, and hung on the wall of our spacious living room, it well and truly makes an impact that hits you as soon as you enter the space. Similarly, in our hallway, I’ve hung up a large Prada Marfa print (a nod to all those years of watching Gossip Girl), which is the first thing that greets you when you walk through the front door.

desenio minimal wall art home decor scandinavian
desenio minimal wall art home decor scandinavian

LEAN YOUR FRAMES
It’s tempting to want to pop a few nails in the wall for every new frame I bring home, but given that we’re currently renting, any DIY of that sort is instantly ruled out. When there aren’t any notches on the wall, and when adhesive hooks aren’t going to work, I’ve taken to leaning my frames up against the wall. Aside from the fact that this give you the flexibility to update your space in an instant, I love how relaxed, nonchalant and dare I say – French – it looks. My current favourite update has been the addition of two large prints in our bedroom, which are currently sitting atop our dresser, opting for this calming ocean print and this print of soft graphic clouds. These dreamy prints in their simple black frames provide a bit of symmetry and are the perfect complement to each other.

desenio minimal wall art home decor scandinavian

CREATE A MOOD BOARD
I’ve been seeing a lot of square wall grids making the rounds on Instagram lately, and I love how a few carefully curated prints and textiles can really change the feel of a space. Hanging at the back of my office, I’ve started to create a mood board that I’m hoping to slowly fill out as I feel inspired. I picked up my wall grid from Bunnings (though this one is a great small option), and currently have a calendar, inspirational quote, a Lover postcard from when I bought my wedding dress, and a copper ribbon. It’s not quite Pinterest-worthy yet, but I feel like this is the kind of update that you can take your time with, and change as the seasons – or months – go by.

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Interior Inspiration: A Scandinavian Home

interior home decor scandinavian minimal home
interior home decor scandinavian minimal home
interior home decor scandinavian minimal home
interior home decor scandinavian minimal home
interior home decor scandinavian minimal home

I don’t think it gets more Scandinavian than this. White walls (and muted floors!), mixed with moody hues, rich textures and metallic accents, this place is a minimal lovers dream. While it doesn’t look like the biggest space I’ve seen, what draws me in most about this home, are the soft milky coloured tiles of the column in the living room, offset by closeted alcoves in tarnished gold – one to throw into the inspiration folder for our dream home I think…

images via ESNY

Pink door

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image source; pompeli

Finishing off the week with a little bit of pink door inspiration. I’m obsessed with this soft blush hue – it’s been all over my wardrobe lately, and it’s definitely been spilling over into other parts of our house over the last couple of months. While a pink door isn’t on the cards for us any time soon, I have a feeling that this dreamy mongolian fur pillow from West Elm will be making its way into our bedroom in the coming weeks…