Inspiration is defined as ‘the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.’ There’s something really special about identifying what inspires you. Sometimes it’s a book or a film or even a place you’ve visited, but I’ve found more often than not, it’s a person.
Today I’m starting a new series on Wattle and Ash, which I hope will become a regular feature, The Inspiration Files. Essentially it’s all about people who are doing amazing things.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to Belinda Satterthwaite…
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When I was living in England I quickly became aware of the humble coat-rack. Every house I visited seemed to have one near or around the front door. Some were free standing, others were nailed to the wall but all had a collections of ‘water-proofs’, down filled puffers or boiled wool pea coats, ready and waiting for whenever you left the house…
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When Adam and I moved back to Australia one of our first purchases was a new sofa. It’s one of those pieces of furniture you end up using so very much, so we wanted it to a) be super comfortable and b) reflect the style and vision we had for our home together.
After a day or so trawling furniture stores across the Canberra, the one we both decided we liked the best ended up being from that famous Swedish superstore ;).
We got it back to Wagga Wagga, assembled it and threw on the cushions from our existing sofa. While they didn’t look bad, the cushions were years old and had started to enter that ‘pancake’ stage. I vowed I was going to replace them and this past weekend I finally got around to giving the lounge that little bit of love it deserves…
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When Adam and I moved back into our Australian home I decided I wanted to replace our old bookshelf (a flatpack I’d bought and put together in my 20s, which had sustained a number of house moves and was starting to look a little sad) with something that better reflected our style as a couple and fitted into the space we had.
I’d been eyeing off pretty stylised floating shelf set-ups on my Pinterest and Instagram pages for months and decided I’d found the solution.
Thankfully Adam was keen too, so last weekend out came the drill and up went the shelves…
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Have you ever walked into a space, whether it be a restaurant, café or bar, and just instantly fallen in love with the design, aesthetic and look of it?
That happened to me a few months back in South Africa, while Adam and I were visiting the Western Cape’s wine country.
Maison Estate was our first stop of the day and it completely blew me away…
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