Monthly Archives: September 2015

15 Ways to Make a Rental Feel Like Home

Interior & Design, Styled Space


I’m often asked for ways to help make a rental feel like a home. The biggest piece of advice I can give is to decorate it, as if it were. Everyone’s situation is different. Perhaps you feel like you’ve missed the boat in purchasing your own home. I know so many people like this in Sydney and Auckland where the cost of owning your own home is quite literally insane and unless you purchased a while ago or you earn a really good income, home ownership feels out of reach. Perhaps you’re starting out in the world, or like me you’ve been thrown back into the rental game after moving to a different city as an expat.

Read more on 15 Ways to Make a Rental Feel Like Home…

Furniture by Decade | 1960’s

Interior & Design, Let's Shop

PK91Carrying on with my furniture by decade series, I’m looking at my favourites from the 1960’s. There was actually quite a lot from this decade that I would have liked to have added, think the Mushroom chair, The EJ 605 Corona and the CH07 to name a few. However, if I must choose, here they are…

Read more on Furniture by Decade | 1960’s…

Planning our Escape

Food & Travel, Getaway

kiwi bach

School holidays begin this weekend and I’ve been madly working ahead of time so that I can maximise my time with the kids during the next two weeks. We’re not going anywhere these holidays, we’ll just hang out in our pyjamas a little longer in the mornings, go to the cinema and fun stuff like that.

Read more on Planning our Escape…

At Home with Tessuti

Interior & Design, Voyeurist

at home with tessuti bed

Welcome to the home of Ali, the owner of Tessuti, a beautiful homeware shop here in Herne Bay.

Whenever I visit Tessuti, I feel like I’m back in France but with a local twist. If you’re not from here, her coveted store is full of the most exquisite products from here and abroad. It’s on a strip of local stores that’s my go to for the perfect gift and also to dream of what I can next purchase for my home.

Read more on At Home with Tessuti…

Help Me Improve by Taking my Survey

Business, Blogging World

Magnolia | Styled Canvas Survey

Bringing quality content and topics that you love to read and that is of value to you is so important to me. I’m forever looking at ways to improve on what I do. With the rebranding done and dusted and now that Styled Canvas feels very much at home, it’s time for me to do a little annual health check to see how I’m really doing.

Read more on Help Me Improve by Taking my Survey…

Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom

Interior & Design, Styled Space

Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom

“A new bohemia awaits. Mists of honeyed, golden mimosa float above the spiciness of freshly crushed cardamom. Warm, ethereal, mesmerising.” I have to say that after reading those words, I was already in love with Jo Malone’s latest scent, Mimosa & Cardamom before even opening the beautiful packaging.

Read more on Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom…

Styled Canvas Challenge | Vintage Today favourites

Interior & Design, Styled Space


Thank you to everyone that participated in the Styled Canvas Challenge Vintage Today theme for July and extending into August. I’ve loved looking at everyone’s little vintage treasures and how they are used in the modern world.

Read more on Styled Canvas Challenge | Vintage Today favourites…

Banana Buttermilk Layer Cake

Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink

banana buttermilk layer cake

For the first time in years I have an oven that bakes cakes perfectly. The temperature is exact, the heat even. We’re on a bit of a roll with birthdays in this family at the moment so it’s been getting a bit of work out and each and every time, the cake has been baked to perfection. I’m pretty excited by this and I’m in the baking mode! I experimented with an old recipe for my son’s class birthday cake, which turned out well. This weekend I expanded on it again, and I’ve come up with a pretty delicious banana buttermilk layer cake. It’s also fairly simple to make.

Read more on Banana Buttermilk Layer Cake…

Life and behind the scenes of
Styled Canvas on Instagram
  • Swimming lessons in natural conditions
  • See you in a month Stockholm!
  • From where I sit madly getting through my deadlines before
  • Happy V Day lovers
  • Days like this I love winter in Sweden they sure
  • A magical morning immersed in furniture design and theatre in
  • When I grow up I want an Egg Chair with
  • Okay I definitely need to work on my insta photo
  • Pernilla 69 a design classic by Bruno Mathsson for duxofficial
  • Let the Design Week begin! I walked quite a few
  • We took her skiing for the first time yesterday and
  • I have been blown away by your words of support
Styled Canvas