Welcome to Styled Canvas

welcome to Styled Canvas

If you’re arriving on this page, then it means that something really exciting just happened to me and I won in the category of Best International Interior Blog in the Amara Interior Blog Awards!

This is a real honour and I welcome you to Styled Canvas, especially if this is your first time. I thought that you might like to get to know me a little before exploring the site. I’m an Australian girl who lives in New Zealand with my French husband and our three kids. Styled Canvas is an interior and lifestyle blog and it really is one of my favourite places to be. I am also a freelance writer and have a monthly style column for the NZ House & Garden magazine.

The philosophy of this blog is pretty simple. I believe that having a space that you feel happy to come home to, and that you’re proud of, is great for the soul. This doesn’t mean that you have to go out and spend a fortune decorating it. It’s about gradually building your collection of things that you love and that will stand the test of time, representing who you are, and your life’s story.

Styled Canvas is not only about interiors, it’s a lifestyle blog too. I cook, I travel and I share my thoughts about life. It’s my creative output and you will see fresh posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

To make it easy, you can subscribe to have new posts packaged all together and delivered to your inbox at the end of each week and you can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Oh and I love hanging out on Instagram, Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest too !

Here is a mixture of some popular and favourite posts of mine to get you started:

A Desk Restyle

This is where I work from. I haven’t always had the luxury of a dedicated workspace and for a couple of years wrote this blog from the kitchen table. More photos of my workspace here.

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At Home with Tessuti

I visited the home of Ali, a local homeware store owner here in Auckland. She has the most wonderful personal style and you can see the full apartment tour here.

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Styled Canvas Challenge

Since starting this blog, I’ve really enjoy challenging myself in styling, so I created a Styled Canvas Challenge for myself and anyone else who would like to join in. Here is my first challenge, a breakfast in bed scene that I created.


40 Facts About Me

Here I am with my daughter Lou and I’m sharing 40 facts about me. This was such a fun post to do, very random and also hugely popular.

Or simply press home and explore the site as you would normally. Enjoy and feel free to get in touch with me mel(at)stylecanvas.com or by leaving comments. You can also check out my press page to see where I’ve been featured and I’m always open to fun and creative collaborations.

Mel xx

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