Inspired by Easter

In this day and age, we are so blessed to have many holidays to enjoy and celebrate. Easter is probably my favourite holiday of them all, being so meaningful and huge part of my faith – It is the holiday we celebrate because it changed our lives forever when Jesus sacrificed his life for us. Funnily enough at some point this incredible act of God turned into Easter bunnies and chocolate Eggs, I’m not quite sure how that happened but either way I am exceptionally thankful for the holiday (and the chocolate that comes with).

As with every opportunity, over the past few years Easter Décor has really taken off. Where there was once a couple of baskets in the dollar store for Easter Egg hunts there is now a plethora of options for decorating with Easter style. From ceramic bunnies and Easter trees (yes – they are a thing), to wreaths for your front door or displays of beautifully painted eggs, there are so many ways to add a little cheer to your home at this time of year. In the northern hemisphere Easter is celebrated in the peak of Spring, hence bringing with it lots of soft and beautiful pastel colours, fresh flowers and baby animals (chicks & bunnies mostly). It’s little wonder that at the dawn of this warmer season homes are spruced up with fresh flowers and more colour – and with a holiday like Easter, what better reason is there to celebrate? So while this is a phenomena that has taken me a little while to accept, I cannot deny that I love the beauty of all these pretty styles.

Table Décor – This Easter tree makes a beautiful statement for an entry way or dinner table centre piece. Check out The Crafty Sister’s website for the ‘jelly-bean’ tutorial.

Easter Tree

The Crafty Sisters

 

Mantel Style – Mantels are always a beautiful spot for revolving décor and this subtle Easter display with pastel blue and sweet bunnies is no exception…

 

Easter Mantel

A Pop of Pretty

Dyed Eggs – A throwback to my childhood of blowing out eggs and then dying or painting them in all sorts of pretty colours and patterns. I love how these could be created with the kids but still looks absolutely stunning when displayed in apothecary jars. Click on the image below for the full tutorial.

Monochromatic Easter Eggs

The Girl Inspired

First Impressions – The first and most important impression and message for Easter, this beautiful floral cross is perfect for any front door.

Floral Cross Wreath

Etsy

Party with Style – This gorgeous table setting is well suited for an Easter themed gathering – I love the sweet yellow gingham, paired with fresh blooms and crisp white. The theme is woodsy but fresh, suiting the Easter bunny just fine.

Easter Table

Bro + Co

 

The outdoor lounge room

If there is one thing Australians are known for it’s the great summer barbecues, and nothing says summer quite like sitting outside, enjoying a refreshing sunset drink (or two)! Over the years, Australian barbecues have become more gourmet and stylish with their cuisines and alfresco settings. This evolution of outdoor dining and drinking has naturally evolved to outdoor lounging. The variety of outdoor furniture has exploded over the past few years to a point where options these days are endless. Whether you have a small balcony, patio by the pool or large grassy garden there are many tempting options at a variety of great prices. From furniture that is built into the landscape of a garden, to free standing timber and wicker pieces, or even temporary pieces that are just out for a season – there really are no limits to what is possible for a relaxing paradise on a warm summers eve…

West Elm

Get the look:  Outdoor sofa, Coffee table

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Ikea

Get the look: Lounge

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High Street Market

    Get the look: Lounge

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Context Gallery

Get the look: Ovid Sofa

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We sure have come a long way since the humble garden bench!

Bringing Summer Home

Summer – my ultimate, favourite time of the year. When I think of Summer I think of hot nights, the outdoors, bright colours and many amazing childhood memories. Although I’m much closer to it now, I didn’t grow up by the beach. My summer days were spent running amok in the garden or jumping in the pool. Naturally this means my go-to summer styling is more along the lines of garden or pool parties – filled with colour and life.

“Bringing summer home” is a term that brings the biggest smile to my face. It’s a term that’s filled with those childhood memories and its one that I think is super easy to achieve! Be it fresh cushions on the sofa, bright new artwork, a fun rug or a unique piece that is perfectly suited to the season – it’s the perfect time of year to have fun and celebrate with your home and your lifestyle.

Splash some colour on the walls – This artwork is so simple, but really epitomises summer! The colours, the mess and the fun that would have been had creating it! Not only that, but its setting in an all white room lets the artwork’s playful nature fill the space with life, colour and fun – just what summer is all about.

Liv with Vision | Bring Summer Home

The Style Files

Bring it in – The outdoors that is! There is nothing better in summer than having open spaces that transition from the outdoors, in. Open the windows, open the doors and let the warm summer wind bring all it’s sweetness into your home. Use pot plants or small potted trees to bring life into your home. Not only will it give your home it a bit of a summer vibe, but it will freshen the air and provide a fresh new architectural element in your home too.

Liv with Vision | Bring Summer Home

Houzz

Hang out – Everyone loves a hammock, I mean just the thought of lazing away in a hammock with a good book takes me to a dreamland that’s sad to leave. Hammocks don’t only have to be for summer. Hammock chairs are a perfect addition in place of a standard armchair (just make sure it’s secured in properly) that can be used indoors or out, making them an amazing addition for the warmer and cooler months too. This colourful chair hammock below screams summer! It would be an amazing conversation starter and is just as fun for kids as it is for adults. If multicolour isn’t quite your thing, then there are lots of neutral options that will also look great all year round.

Liv with Vision | Bring Summer Home

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Be Sleek and Cool – This kitchen ticks both those boxes and really does have a summer vibe to it. Open & airy, cool to touch (thanks to the marble), fresh whites and summer’s favourite colour – orange. It’s got just the right mix of sophistication and colour.

Liv with Vision | Bring Summer Home

Houzz

Dive right in – Nothing quite says summer like swimming and coral. Artistic pictures of loved ones swimming or underwater shots are a great way to bring an element of cool on those hot summer days. Frame and set in a simple vignette with coral and some fresh greenery, and you’ll be back to the pool with piña coladas in no time!

Liv with Vision | Bring Summer Home

Darren Palmer

 

Inspire me!

Today I thought I would do something a little different. We all have days when inspiration is lacking and procrastination is in abundance. When those days hit, sometimes all we need is a little pick me up. Motivational posters can seem so cliché, but surrounding yourself and ensuring what goes into your mind is as positive as what you speak out, is so important to success!

Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Here is some of my favourite quotes that I often use to spike up my inspiration and get me moving. Whether is to knuckle down to get my day-job done, or work me up for my morning gym session, it’s so important to surround yourself with positivity!

So, let’s get cracking with some inspiration and motivation!

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