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28.3.15

H.O.M.E. ... time for a change..

My number one focus lately has been our home....
I was tired of it... unenthused by my outdated colours...and style..
and feeling suffocated by the amount of stuff I no longer needed...or wanted.

I decided I needed a huge cull....a de-clutter...a change to a simpler style and a spruce up.
I began by a huge clean out... bags and bags of 'stuff' marched out the door to the Op shop...every time the kids pulled up I loaded their car with some more things to take away.
Then the hard part started...
where to go from there.

I was overwhelmed and had no idea where to begin....I loved so many looks...so many ideas...and I found it hard to narrow them down to just one style...plus I was adhering to a tight budget.
(Home decor is low on my spending priorities.... Travel is more important for both Ian and myself)

I enlisted the help of my dear friend Janelle... who waded through piles of ideas... pictures..and suggestions to help narrow down my style.

We started a Pinterest board of ideas...and both pinned away...and jotted notes...
and in the mean time I began the hard labour.

First job was to paint all of my walls white....argh!!
It seemed not that long ago I madly added colour...and now oh how I regretted that...covering those dark turquoise walls took many coats.
I also removed all my timber blinds... and culled some unwanted furniture.

I slowly noticed in the last few weeks a shift in the pins I was pinning...and the magazine pages I was ear marking....I had unintentionally settled on a style that I obviously loved the most.
I'd say it is a simple and earthy style.

I am ever so thankful for Janelle's ideas... I have sent her many a SOS email...
with "what could I do here?"
and she has patiently sent me links... and ideas.. and kicked started many of my ideas.


Now I am well aware Ill never own a show home..and I certainly don't have high end budget...
but I would love to share my decor journey here on my blog.
It can be a place to jot down my thoughts...finds and DIY's along the way.


7 comments:

  1. Mardi, I'll definitely be following along with your decor journey...I'm at a similar stage myself...I just want to get rid of almost everything and change, change, change....will be really interested to see you ideas in action!

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    1. There is something therapeutic about cleaning out...changing the look..and freeing of clutter too...it makes life seem lighter...like its not being dragged down... perhaps a weird statement...but that's how it feels.Its lovely to be sharing the journey...Mardi x

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  2. So exciting Mardi. I will be following for sure. I crave simplicity & an update. I love Pinterest and it has whole boards there. Can't wait to see what you do. M xxoo

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    1. I have often noticed your references to simplifying Mel.... it is such a good feeling isn't it. I think for me...I couldn't have a home without character....but I don't need any excess either. Oh and pinterest has been my worst habit lately...but also the source of my best ideas...I love it.
      Mardix

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  3. I have loved EVERY minute of your decorating journey and feel very honoured that you would share it all with me. I LOOOOOVVVEEEE home decor, so it has been my absolute pleasure. You have done brilliantly. I am here for the long haul my friend xx

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    1. Oh seriously my friend....I couldn't have settled on ANYthing with out you. I don't know how you didn't lose your cool over my white walls vrs cream trim saga.... haha
      You stuck with me though.
      You have a natural talent with design . and the patience of a saint.
      Mardi xx

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    2. Honestly, not for one second did I tired of chatting decorating with you. I have loved every second. This kind of thing gets my heart pumping (in a good way). I can't wait to see the next chapter of your gorgeous home unfold xx

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