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BoHo Dreaming: Easy Bohemian Style for Hair + Fashion

BoHo Dreaming: Easy Bohemian Style for Hair + Fashion

Eclectic, gypsy, sexy, toussled and relaxed – it’s no wonder bohemian style hair and fashion are so popular. You can go all out for a full gypsy/ Coachella festival vibe or just add an accessory or two as a nod to the trend. Either way it’s the gorgeous bohemian style every cool chick has in her wardrobe – from Fergie and Nicole Ritchie to Kendall Jenenr and Gigi Hadid. If you’ve ever browsed Pinterest or Instagram and wondered how these boho girls achieved their stunning relaxed style, here are a few bohemian style ideas! Clothes Bohemian style clothing covers a…

Opposites Attract : Easy Interior Design Ideas

Opposites Attract : Easy Interior Design Ideas

In decor, as in life and nature, opposites attract; with surprising and beautiful results. Instead of painstakingly trying to create the perfect room following professional interior design elements, try creating a perfectly IMPERFECT room. How? Take a single element – say, smooth surfaces – and plunge it into the same room with something that is the complete opposite – such as rough textures. Voila! A perfectly imperfect room. Whilst you may not be an interior designer or stylist, attack this project with the same confidence… and be surprised at the results. Try viewing your ‘Opposites Attract’ room from a distance….

Samantha Wills Podcast

Samantha Wills Podcast

In a frank interview on The Style Podcast, Samantha Wills talks about her early days selling handmade ‘beach vibe’ jewellery at the Bondi Markets and her first foray into Australian Fashion Week. She reveals the drama of growing too fast, being $85,000 in debt and what happened next. Click the title to LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Samantha Wills : Grit and Glamour

Samantha Wills : Grit and Glamour

I was delighted to interview the charismatic and talented Samantha Wills for The Style Podcast. From her base in New York City we talked jewellery, business, grit and glamour… and why she might be turning into her mother! To READ MORE please click the title.

The Ten Commandments of Colour

The Ten Commandments of Colour

The Ten Commandments of Colour will become your bible. Colour adds vibrancy, mood, emotion, memories and so much more. It’s an important component of our lives. And while many people have great colour sense when it comes to their wardrobe, more people are reticent when it comes to adding room colours to their home. I recently wrote an article here on Don’t Call Me Penny with three simple tips for adding colour to your home. It proved very popular. I discussed the colour wheel, some simple colour tips, the 60/30/10 rule, and how to put room colours together. Plus lots…

Craving Colour : Adding Vibe to Your Home

Craving Colour : Adding Vibe to Your Home

We are surrounded by colour yet many people seem afraid of it. By that I mean, when it comes to using colour in our homes, we play it safe. Why? Oh, don’t give me that rubbish about improving the re-sale value with neutral decor! Sorry, I don’t buy that – and I’ll tell you why. Colour adds vibrancy, it makes us feel good – and unless you are specifically renovating ONLY to sell immediately, then you have to live with your choices. Even the word ‘bland’ sounds BLAH! Don’t get me wrong, I like neutral walls that make art and…