Monday, September 28, 2015

AMARA Interior Blog Awards shortlists have been announced!

589 blogs nominated & 35,000 votes over the last eight weeks, the 2015 Amara Interior Blog Awards shortlists have been announced and we are ecstatic to announce that La Maison Jolie has made the coveted top 5 in the 'Best Australian Interiors Blog' category!

Congratulations to all the others:
~ A Beach Cottage
~ Designed for Life
~ Est Magazine
~ The Design Library

We're just thrilled to be included in such fantastic company!

A HUGE thank you to all those who voted for La Maison Jolie. It wouldn't have been possible without your amazing support!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hot for Copper!

Metallic accents have always been hot and lately copper accents have been popping up everywhere as a style staple!

Copper accents add an elegant and luxurious warmth to the decor ranging from range from glowing orange to rose pink hues.

Check out the stunning copper accents featured below from Interior Secrets and if you haven't jumped onto the copper bandwagon yet, these will undoubtedly entice you to do so! And did I mention that they give you $20 off your first order? Win! Win! Win!
TIP: To clean copper accessories, rub with sliced lemon & wipe off with a clean flannel cloth
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This post is sponsored by Interior Secrets, however the thoughts & opinions expressed in the post are all mine. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Spring Has Sprung: SPOTTED!

When I first spotted the new rug designs released by Sonya Winner, a UK based designer, I was smitten to say the least! Her signature process of layering translucent colours and organic textures culminates in a whole lot of 'bespoke gorgeousness'! 
The new Jellybean series definitely caught my eye...each rug in the new Jellybean series consists of a colourful mix of organic shapes, playfully arranged like scattered jellybeans.
Full of bold and contemporary colours, these rugs are perfect for a mini spring makeover! Use them in the bedroom, living room or nursery they are soft underfoot, hand tufted in pure New Zealand wool. 
A variety of sizes available starting from £595 or custom sizes priced at £560 per sqm, with a minimum order of 5 sqm.
These stunning rugs create a sense of fun and adventure in any room. I think I definitely need one! Check them out on!
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Friday, August 21, 2015

HOW TO: PART 1: Paintable Wallpaper - Creating bespoke designer texture on almost any surface!

I just tried out a new product: Paintable Wallpaper...and I'm in LOVE! Apart from just painting, this is an easy way to update those walls, doors, ceilings or even furniture pieces! Easy application and for a klutz who is also a's perfect... because I hate creases and I can pull the wallpaper off and reapply as many times till it's just right! 
Paintable Wallpaper is Dulux’s newest innovative product. Using the latest technology, the wallpaper can be easily applied and manoeuvred for precise application. It can also be as easily removed without the glue damaging the wall. It is simply a case of peeling away. You can create your own textures on walls, wardrobes, doors or ceilings with texture as well as your own colour choice. It is also a great way to cover wall imperfections easily. 
There are 3 gorgeous textures available - concrete (rustic), linen (provincial) & pinstripe (contemporary)! 
And the application...EASY! 4 quick and simple steps that even my super DIY challenged husband could follow!
There's also a very handy DIY video on the Dulux website that I watched a couple of times before mixing the wallpaper paste!
Cost of roll: $34.95/ roll
Size of roll: 10.5m x 0.52m
Available from: Bunnings Stores
Ok so now for the fun bit...the actual project that I used the Dulux Design Paintable Wallpaper and Dulux Paint's a sneak peek...more in the next post! 


Friday, August 14, 2015

AMARA INTERIOR AWARDS : Best Australian Interiors Blog Category: La Maison Jolie

Hi Everyone,
I shared some great news a couple of weeks back! My interior design blog, "La Maison Jolie" has been nominated by the coveted & prestigious AMARA Interior Blog Awards 2015. (‪#‎IBA15‬)

I am in the running to win Best Australian Interiors Blog Category & I would LOVE your votes & support so please follow the link & vote for La Maison Jolie: OR click on the Icon Image below to be taken directly to the voting page!

Heartfelt thanks, 


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Spring Summer Collection by KAS Australia : SS15

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend the launch of the Spring Summer Collection by KAS Australia. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the launch in Sydney, but I just HAD to share their absolutely stunning Spring Summer (SS15) Homewares Collection with you all.
The Spring/ Summer Collection is vibrant and lush and has it all...a colourful smorgasbord of bedding, cushions, throws, Euro pillows and outdoor soft furnishings. Have a read of their press release below and check out the KAS Australia website
I have to say...I've loved & coveted their GERALD CUSHION for a long time, now on SALE! 

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The Solarise Edition - is a vibrant and covetable homewares range that embodies the signature design features this much-loved brand is known for; vibrant and bold colour and prints, contemporary, forward-thinking creative and luxurious, high quality fabrications.
The Solarise Edition is a fun and fresh collection which encompasses a covetable array of bedding, cushions, throws, Euro pillows and outdoor soft furnishings.

For the Summer range, the KAS creative team were inspired by four primary themes. Wanderlust is an exploration of romantic bohemian patterns in a palette of blush, dusky blues and soft pastels. Prints are intricately ornate and showcase a muted and softer element to this Summer collection. In contrast, Memphis Pop is a celebration of vivid colours and graphic patterns. With a distinct 80s-esque feel, styles such as ‘Harlequin’ illustrate an eye-catching and dynamically colourful aesthetic. Spectrum pays homage to an abstract and artistic influence, featuring a rainbow colour palette in bright botanical and paint effect prints, showcased exquisitely in the ‘Aphex’ design. Amazonia is a celebration of tropical fauna influences, with bright flower and leaf motifs featuring alongside Aztec-style prints. The colours are lush, with luminous citrus, hot pink, rainforest green and Navajo orange combining beautifully.

This season, KAS Australia delivers an inviting collection that cements the brand’s status as a leader in the local homewares industry. The modern, family-owned lifestyle business is synonymous with rich, vibrant colours and prints and superior quality. Each range is presented in a signature bright and bold KAS aesthetic, consistently striking and on-brand, and The Solarise Edition is a true reflection of these essential core values.

Available from August 2015 at leading retailers.

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I'll be back with a very special post on a secret project that I've been working on with Dulux Australia soon! 

Have a lovely Week!


This post has NOT been sponsored in any way by KAS Australia. All opinions are my own. I was not paid or compensated in any way for this post. I just happen to love their products! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Currently Coveting

Industrial Bedroom Must Haves!

White Timber Lamp : Edgar Home // Caged Lantern String Lights : Smith & Hawken, Target // Black & White Stripes Quilt Cover Set: Sleepybum // Wire bedside table: Dare Studio, Archiproducts // Black Crochet Organic Cotton Bed Throw : Dainty Red Bird // Antique Typewriter wall art : Enhancing Your Habitat

I'm thinking of re-doing the guest bedroom in an industrial style and here are my style picks to make that happen.

Happy Wednesday!


P.S. I'm so in love with the black and white quilt cover from Sleepybum! Check out more about them and their range on

Saturday, December 13, 2014

DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments!

A few days ago a close friend and her two gorgeous kids came over to the house for afternoon tea and one thing led to another and suddenly we were knee deep in paper strips making Christmas Ornaments!  
I love the way the light filters through pretty!
All you will need are colourful card stock, pair of scissors, double sided sticky tape, standard drawing pins and some string. 
These are so pretty and they look so sweet hanging on the tree or as a bunting. 
An easy DIY for kids to create special Christmas ornaments for the all important tree of the season and for the whole family to create some sweet memories!

Have a lovely weekend!