Country Style is one of my favorite magazines and is a constant source of inspiration for the decorating of my home. I was thrilled when this week I received an email from them asking if I would write a post on their latest release! If course!
|They always have the best covers!|
As per usual these guys have come up with a great magazine, full of interesting people to read about and beautiful country homes to lust over.
I love this advice from William Morris that guides artist Cherie-Christine Curchod in the decorating of the beautiful home:
"have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful"
I'm working on that in my house, slowly decluttering, and getting rid of anything I don't need. It's feeling really good!
ans also a mother's wise words to her young daughter
"do what makes your heart sing"
I really ought to start telling my children that.
Now you may or may not know, but I like being a bit of a handy woman. If I have a great idea for the house I usually want it done yesterday, so I get stuck straight into it, depending on the job of course. I don't want to wait for someone else to do it, and tradies aren't a luxury we can afford. So far since we moved into our house three years ago I have painted (inside & out), tiled and re-plastered. I also built the kids a fort which stands 1.5 metres off the ground! Pretty proud of that one! Most of my furniture has had some sort of work done to it too.
I think that a few little changes can make a huge difference to a house, especially if it's just really out-dated. In this issue of Country Style, they give you tips on all of this sort of stuff. It really is easy, probably easier than you think!
I could go on and on but I'll let the magazine do all the work! Thanks to the lovely peeps at Country Style, I have 3 copies to give away to you guys! Yay!
To win, just leave a comment here on this post. I will draw the winners on Wednesday 2nd November.