Winter homeware trends: Marble

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Today’s post was created by the ever-lovely Christine from Ruby Fearless. Christine is an expert in fashion and beauty with a penchant for beautiful homewares. Keep an eye on the blog over the coming two weeks for more Winter homeware trends brought to you by the one and only Ruby Fearless.
Winter. For many New Zealanders the colder weather is a little hard to deal with (especially when we have such beautiful summers), and I am no exception.
My favourite thing to do in winter (apart from treat myself to not one but two new warm coats) is update my decor. I mean, there’s nothing better than getting home from work, getting into some comfortable trackies and slippers, and warming up your beautiful house.
Over the next couple of weeks I will show you my three favourite trends for winter, but first up we have a new one. MARBLE. Yes, imagine a stunning granite top counter, and we’re both on the same wave. Contemporary, calming and quite luxurious, marble is making big waves in home decor.

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Peek inside: Our home office

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Do you have a room in your house that you spend a lot of time in, but you never quite bother to make it a nice place to spend all that time in? You know, you just haven’t bothered bringing in all those little things that help make a room so much nicer?

While I love most of our home, my home office has been a little neglected since we moved in over a year ago. I have some rather grand plans for the room that are awhile off, but instead of making it a nice place to be in the meantime, I just set it aside as something I’ll sort out one day.

Well, one day has arrived and I am officially in love with my office – it’s looking seriously cute! The best part? All it took were a few small changes a $50 shopping spree with Mighty Ape.

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Mondayitis

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Happy Monday!

Brrr – it was a pretty chilly weekend, wasn’t it? Perfect for leisurely coffee outings, shopping excursions and movie dates – all of which I’m pleased to say I ticked off over the past couple of days.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend too – here are five things to get your week off to an equally great start…

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Mondayitis

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Happy Monday!

Much of our weekend was spent gearing up for our five-week Northern Hemisphere adventure which is now just two weeks away – how crazy is that? I’m a little hyper-organised when it comes to travelling, so all we need to do is change our currency, pack our bags and we are all set. It’s fair to say I am very excited.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and managed to make the most of the sunshine while it was around – aren’t sunny, blue winter days the best? Here are five things to get your week off to a great start…

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Mondayitis

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Happy Monday!

Phew, it really is beginning to feel like winter isn’t too far away, isn’t it? I hope wherever you are in the country you managed to snuggle up and stay warm over the weekend – I know we did!

I hope you’re all set for another fantastic week – here are five things to get your week off to a great start…

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Mondayitis

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Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed spoiling your Mum (and being spoiled yourself!) on Mother’s Day. As a proud fur-Mum to two four-legged babies, I was very lucky to be treated to some Bennett’s marshmallow (my favourite) and a massage in the afternoon – didn’t those kittens do well?

But now it’s time to get back to normal life – here are five things to get your week off to a great start…

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Custom watercolour prints

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I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love gift giving – whether it’s a birthday, baby or wedding, I am busy planning the perfect gift weeks (if not longer) in advance. There’s just something about finding that one thing that you absolutely know they’ll love, right?

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to celebrate the wedding of one of my best friends from my university days to her lovely now-husband – and the gift brainstorming began as soon as I spotted the invite in the mail! The trick? They’re heading off sailing the seven seas later this year so space is limited.

And that’s where Lovingly Kate comes in. Not only is Kate an awesome graphic designer, but she also creates custom watercolour portraits based on photos you flick through to her by email – and they are amazing.

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Mondayitis

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Happy Monday!

After a week battling a dreadful cold, this weekend was spent nestled up at home watching far too much TV and planning all kinds of adventures for our upcoming trip to Europe (turning 26 in Champagne, France? Yes, please!). Luckily I’m not feeling much better, am all TV’d out and am feeling very excited about our impending trip – seven weeks and counting.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead – let’s be honest, with The Bachelor finale and Pitch Perfect 2 hitting cinemas, it’s a pretty exciting week! Here are five things to get your week off to an even better start…

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