Decor Inspiration for Our Home in Australia

This post we are taking a break from the personal stories and travel to get inspired by interior design. I have not had my own place since giving up my apartment in March 2016 and I miss decorating so much! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to settle into a new home in Australia and really create a space that feels inspiring and fits my style again. Granted this will be mine AND Stephen’s place so I can’t go too girly, but I am so thankful he is all in for letting me handle the decorating. His only requirements- bright, light and beachy. I am pretty sure I can accomplish that!

In my old apartment I had accumulated SO many things over the years that I just kept moving from place to place. Before leaving for Europe I went through a major purge and got rid of about 70% of my belongings. At first it was difficult, but now I am so glad I only kept those important pieces that really mean something to me and got rid of the junk. With the exception of a few knick knacks and artwork pieces we will basically be starting from scratch with our home in Australia. I can’t wait to really design a space for the first time instead of just making what I have at the time work. Below are some inspirational ideas I’d love to incorporate into our home down under.






Home Office Inspiration

If you have a home office and actually use it often, you know it’s a very special place. Whether you use it for for your full-time job or you’re like me and use it for side projects, it’s a place that should be inspiring and motivating. I can’t wait for the day when I have enough space to have an entire room as my home office, but for now I love my little area of my home that’s dedicated to creative work.

Here are some beautiful workspaces I’ve been lusting after!


(1) Lauren Liess17e5d32b37d6d8429e6b105e99eb51b5
(3) West Elm Blog 095359dd95a31f22a37ba63c4b7950ca
(3) Katie Stratton w1000_h1000
(4) Locally Grown


(5) Jennifer Fisher

Bright Bedding Update

Giving your bedroom a mini makeover doesn’t have to be expensive! It can be as simple as changing your duvet cover. I am constantly updating my home by finding little things to tweak, but doing things on a budget is always key.


Recently while doing the usual weekend straightening up around the house, I removed my awesome/crazy duvet cover to throw it in the wash. Of course I still love my indian inspired pattern duvet, but I realized I actually felt more relaxed and clear minded with the plain white down comforter. The room felt brighter and more airy so I decided it was time to shake things up a bit.