Thursday, September 13, 2012

Make Do and Style

One of my favourite styling philosophies for my home at this particular point in time is to simply "Make Do and Style". I am of the belief, that not everything you own or decorate your house with, need be the most expensive designer item you're able to find. Obviously beautiful designer pieces are lovely savvy additions to any home but they do take time and money to acquire and are not always practical for young families. There are so many ways to achieve a beautiful look for your home hence why I am so very partial to a little design craftiness and simple know how; It can transform your home and add an abundance of style, love and charm!

 The following images capture the essence of "Make Do and Style" so beautifully and it has prompted me to make this a regular Thursday "make do and style" image fest for styling enthusiasts and lovelies who just love to style their homes. "Make do and style" is reality styling at its best. It is so inspiring to see, that more often than not it's the simple details that really give a space wow factor. Would you agree?? For me personally, the simple act of styling my house is deeply connected with making it into a home. I hope these adorable snaps inspire you all!
 RACH xx

Tweet or Instagram you're make do and style snaps using #makedoandstyle  

White wash frame, coral and jar with doily wrap. Styling by Carolyn at Desire Empire

Home Sweet Home. Styling & photography by Lolita. Follow @ Lolvind on Instagram
Jam jar + jute = Simple pleasures. Styling & photography by Jo at Coastal Home Love
  Imperfections are a thing of great beauty, right??

Love the simplicity and vintage style of this outdoor space. Might just have to arm wrestle Jenny at My Pink Door for her vintage plate holder ;-0! Styling & photography by Jenny at My Pink Door
Gorgeous jar styling with Jasmine flowers from the garden. Styling & photography by Rachael at Pretty Pink Peony... you can never have too many jars or flowers right? 
Love the simplicity of this chair with the rustic table and vintage cake tins. Styling and photography by Ali, You can follow @ Alipink on Instagram

Visiting here at the Brambleberry cottage and Natasha in Oz

14 comments:

Jo Coastal Home Love said...

Hi Rach! Love this idea and this first little collection of Make Do and Style pics! Thanks so much for including me in this beautiful line up! Jo xx

Hip Brown said...

Thanks Jo, it is a lovely lil line up of pics with really sweet styling. xx

alipink said...

What a lovely selection! Thank you so much for including my front verandah.

Hip Brown said...

Ali, your front verandah it is rad!!!

julie @ tractorgirl said...

LOVE that plate holder! might have to join in the arm wrestle...

Hip Brown said...

I know, it is just beautiful... think there may be a few of us lining up for this arm wrestle :-)

Rachael @ Pretty Pink Peony said...

These images are wonderful! They capture the essence of 'make do and style' so well! I love your idea and thank you so much for including my image xx

Ps I thought that verandah is rad too!

Hip Brown said...

Thanks Rachael, your comment means allot. Thanks for being part of it! Rachael xx

Scandi Coast Home said...

Hi Rachael,
WoW, I'm so glad my internet speed is back so I could check these out. I love checking out how other people put together their bits and pieces to make something beautiful ;o)
Tania xx

bj said...

I really enjoyed seeing all the features here. I love that plate rack, too. :))

Hip Brown said...

Thanks BJ for popping in to visit! Glad you like, I know that plate rack is gorg... such s beautiful touch of character

Hip Brown said...

Its so v inspiring to see isnt it, especially when they are such lovely, simple/ achievable ideas. Omgosh how did you cope without internet Tanya?? Hope you have had a lovely weekend regardless xx

Chrisy said...

Love all of these!

Stylish Kylie said...

I saw you post this on instgram but its taken me this long to look it up. Great idea. Love to join in.
Kylie x

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