Farmhouse Decor Inspiration : First Avenue

Shopping!!! I’m a big fan of it, and discovering stores that sell fabulous french-inspired / modern farmhouse / hamptons decor just makes me dance in circles. I think there are actually two First Avenue stores in Kalamunda. I had always known about the smaller one in the local shopping centre. But the big sister store is huge and wonderful. I could tick quite a few things off my list in there, and look forward to that day!!

I love the idea of one of these arch mirrors on the fireplace mantel.

I also found these darker, kind of wrought-iron look mirrors. Decisions, decisions. I’ll have a better idea of the colour scheme once we’ve chosen a couch and pendant for over the dining table. I just know that an arch mirror is going on my mantel!!

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First Avenue, 39 Railway Rd, Kalamunda WA


Explore WA : Shopping Lloyds of Margaret River

Another treasure trove for the home decorating enthusiast!!

Lloyds of Margaret River looks like just another sweet gift shop from the street, but venture inside and it is absolutely jam-packed with everything you could possibly want or need. We love it in there!!

The first room is full of camping goods, hampers, baskets, kitchenware, tableware, books, kids gifts and toys, cleaning products, and candles (just to name 10% of what you’d find in there). The next room has rugs, clothing, photo frames etc.

Walk outside to find outdoor furniture as well as shelves full of dinner sets and glassware.

Then walk into an huge reformed shed to find coastal / hamptons / farmhouse decor heaven. I just want to live in this room.

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I wanted to snuggle into all of these cushions. I may have bought the one on top (next to the fluffy one on the left). And I’ll be back for that one with the crosses.

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Farmhouse Inspiration : Freedom Furniture

That moment when you walk into Freedom Furniture and feel like you could just move right in!! They have merchandised a huge area of the store in an industrial farmhouse style. It’s a bit heavy on the industrial for me, but it’s still exciting to see the style in Australia. This is the corner that was set up. So dark and earthy. I’m not a fan of the artwork at all but I love the base tones of cream couch and light timber teamed with neutral cushions. The lighting is a style that is becoming very trendy!! Love them!

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Also love this mirror idea!! Just the tan leather one alone would look amazing, but both together make a feature. Mirrors are always great for making spaces look bigger.

Check out this rug inspo basket!! Eeep! They’re all tiny rugs to show off the variety of options available through. How delicious are they!!

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This beauty caught my eye:

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I wanted to walk out with this couch! I love it!! I’m looking for something exactly like this for in front of the fireplace. A typical couch with a lounge part on one end. I love the colour, the texture, and the pin-tuck feature on the cushion!! Fave.

My design assistants:

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I’m addicted to storage. I can’t wait to raid this section when the time comes!!!

I’ll even put a dent in this mini-storage section. Those white pots look so versatile.

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So much inspiration and not enough room in our cottage to store anything… espesh that couch I want want want. I’ll be back…