Monday, 20 July 2015


Quick & cheerful post from me today with this happy (hippy) home tour.

(All images via One Kings Lane)

I love the explosion of colour & pattern, from the art on the walls, to the clothes in the wardrobe, not one spot is left without the colourful treatment!

I'll be back with a bit more on my weekend tomorrow :)


Friday, 17 July 2015


Scandinavian design is everywhere. The ever-popular design style has filtered throughout the world & is now a common design scheme found throughout many a home, especially here in New Zealand. Whilst I am partial to aspects of the design style & can certainly appreciate it, it doesn't resonate with me as other design styles have. 

When I stumbled across the above image during a 'pink couch' search on Pinterest, I was immediately drawn in. After scrolling through a number of gorgeous images of the rest of the apartment, I can honestly say this is the type of Scandinavian design I am most partial to!

I love how the books on the shelving add colour & interest to the crisp walls. 

All white everythang. Walls, doors & floors all get the white treatment, however the apartment feels anything but sterile. There is a warmth & homeliness to the space which is extremely appealing!


This looks like a well organised kitchen- everything has a home & can be easily found!

Pops of yellow & real life greenery create a citrusy fresh feel for the bedroom. 

(Images via Home Dsgn)

What do you think- are you a fan of this minimally fun style!?


Thursday, 16 July 2015


I have been a bit slack around these ways lately & haven't thrown up a Weekenders post in a few weeks, so thought I would put up a mid-week version! 

I have been impressed once again by Kmart's new influx of homewares -- there hasn't been an update in some time, but the past few times I have been for a mosey there is always something new to get excited about. I am aware the Kmart Craze has buttoned off, with many people disgusted at it's supposed 'rip-off' of designers & trend makers, but the few small things I pick up are super affordable & such a quick & easy way to add something fun to the home, I really don't see the harm! This adorable ceramic pot & faux succulent was too cute to pass up- bonus that it requires no care! 

I also spent most of my Wednesday catching up on this hilariously quirky mystery podcast. I love a good mystery podcast & this one is no exception! Plus the graphics are also pretty darn fabulous.

I hope your week is going swimmingly. I myself am counting down the hours to a weekend getaway, lets hope it flies by!

Check out more from my instagram (I'm @alannahcate).


Friday, 3 July 2015


I am not normally attracted to pastel colours, but there was something about this home & the use of bright colours with the pastels, that really appealed to me. 

White washed floors & crisp white walls give the space a large open feel, whilst allowing the clever use of colour to really stand out. Those pastel pink chairs also look ridiculously comfortable!

Greenery is also a huge part of this home design, making the space feel fresh & clean.

(Images via My Scandinavian Home)

So spacious & appealing, don't you think?

I am super happy the end of the week is here- although it has sped by so quickly!

Hoping you have a good weekend ahead of you :)


Wednesday, 1 July 2015


I know that abstract art tends to get a bit of a bad rep. It has been said that the lack of structure is difficult on the eye & at times, as though a toddler could have achieved the same look. I could not disagree with these sentiments more! There is something so whimsical & fluid about abstract works- I am particularly partial to ones that experiment with bright colour combinations & watercolour. So when I stumbled across these works by Prudence Caroline, I was in instant awe.

(Images via MYNE by prudence caroline)

Insanely good, amiright!? The scale of works are perfect, as is the light wood framing, which works so well with each of the works. The styling is pretty on point too ;)

When I come across a new artist, I tend to get a bit stalkery & have to find out anything I can about them & what makes them tick. Her works are available here & you can follow her here

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!