Chicfinds DIY home refreshments

Nothing like a touch of paint, new curtains or a new garden bed… it’s Autumn/Spring and its a lovely time of year to nest! I always search around what ever city I am in for recycled. Recycled furniture is so worthy of a look as it is often designer so it has a ever lasting quality and beauty. Some favorites;  Decorating Recycled in Rose Bay, Sydney has some beautiful recycled curtains, rods and all the bits to go with it. They also have a good turn over of arm chairs, coffee tables, sofas and lamps. It is a little treasure trove. http://www.decoratingrecycled.com/

Another one worth looking at is Home Furnishing on Consignment. They have a full catalogue on their site http://www.hfoc.com.au/ It is however a bit more of an Australian contemporary style so the pieces are fairly modern and the prices are not bargain prices.

Spring and Autumn are important months for the garden. Can be a time to enjoy the outburts of colour or can be a time for planning. Soon we will have a fantastic landscape gardener; Wendy Barrett on Chic Finds and you could not ask for a better guide. Gardens or just potted plants bring so much joy and bit by bit you can learn how to manage all their different likes and dislikes. Like us, plants are made up of Acid/Alkaline systems and some like a more acid soil and others alkaline, some like sun, some a more protected environment. Step by step learn about your favorites. Some of Chic Finds favorites are; Geranium’s, Gardenia, Roses of all types, Camelia and all the citrus family.

If gardening and interiors are not your thing then maybe a bit of fashion shopping is. Just Cavalli have started to deliver their Summer 13 range into store and it is gorgeous. With beautiful soft hazy prints, silks and printed floral it is everything you would expect from Cavalli. Take a look at the first drop on Net a porter and for more stockists near you, contact ChicFinds. X

Campaign shot by Terry Richardson. X

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