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How to Decorate with Rugs

Erin Simpson

How to Decorate with Rugs

  So many homes in New Zealand have wooden floors, which can make the winter months in particular just that little bit more chilly. A good way to combat cold feet is with a great rug. Whether it's a large rug that takes up an entire floor or a long hallway runner, there's a rug to suit every floor in almost any house!  I've put together some tips for choosing a great rug for your home.  How to choose the right material  When choosing a rug, the material is arguably the most important decision. Consider which textures best suit the space where...


The Hustle Was Real!

Erin Simpson

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The Hustle Was Real!

About 10 weeks ago, I called up an executive at one of our major television networks and asked if I could buy him a coffee.  Don’t get me wrong, I know being able to do this is huge in itself, but he has been a mentor of mine for the past 5 years and we usually check in every 6 months to see how everything is going. This time, however, my intentions were different.  I rang him at a time when I was so flat, I was almost jealous of a piece of paper. I asked to meet and go over...


Bringing Back an Old Trend: Potpourri

Erin Simpson

Bringing Back an Old Trend: Potpourri

Who doesn't remember potpourri from way back in the good old 80s and 90s?! Nearly every household had its fair share of potpourri dotted throughout the living room and in random drawers - and for good reason: it smells great and creates that lovely, warm homely feeling that we have talked about so much lately.  But while potpourri was a popular lounge accompaniment in the 1990s, it actually dates as far back as the early 17th Century, when the beautiful container it was kept in was more important than the potpourri itself!    Potpourri was originally created for those who...


Create a Cosy Home for Winter

Erin Simpson

Create a Cosy Home for Winter

Now is the perfect time to cosy up your place with winter homewares that are on trend and make those cold, grey days more bearable.   The word 'hygge' is no longer just reserved for the Danish. It's become a worldwide phenomenon and New Zealand is no exception. Sure, we don't have the dark, well-below-freezing winters of Denmark but it's certainly cold enough and wet enough here to embrace hygge in our own homes.  There's no better place to start than with cosy materials, comfy cushions and of course - lots of candles.  Here are some of my favourite winter homewares which...


How to Style a Table Centrepiece

Erin Simpson

How to Style a Table Centrepiece

A beautiful table centrepiece and decorations on your table, add interest, character and a finishing touch to your home decor. Remember, what we have in our homes reflects our interests, heritage and lifestyle. Why not show off the things we love the most?!  By putting our things on display in arrangements, we make a statement about ourselves and remind people that this is the place we call home and these are the things we cherish.  Your table centrepiece and table arrangements should change regularly. Like our lifestyle, moods, interests and the seasons, our home should change also. Many centrepieces can be used...