Sew Is Life

Sew is Life is written by E. It is a little space of blogging bliss inspired by art, design, craft, fashion, beauty and wellness. Based in Perth, Western Australia. Read about the daily ramblings of me being a mother of three and wife to an amazing creative man. The second me makes fresh skincare at SELF Organics. These are my stories sewn together with love.


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If you are a pattern-crazed, textile greedy, colour enthusiast and have a passion for interior design you will enjoy reading the new, recently released book by freelance interior and lifestyle stylist Selina Lake. She is also the author of ‘Romantic Style’ and ‘Bazaar Style’. The new book is titled ‘Homespun style’ which is such great resource for those who want to include personal touches and inject a bit of warmth and ‘homeliness’ into their personal space and life. 

I was simply engrossed from start to finish, the photography is captivating and inspirational to say the least! The idea of fresh flowers around the house daily is something of a dream, but this is an expensive wish unless I grow my own blooms. 

The ideas in the book are anything but expensive, it opens your mind to the concept of the 3 Rs, recycle, reuse and restore! The thought of placing mismatched chairs around an old wooden table had never crossed my mind until now! 

If you haven’t noticed already, I can be rather textile hungry…yes I love beautiful patterned textiles especially those with romantic or vintage flair. I have built up quite a hefty collection and this book gave me some great storage ideas, so I can display my colourful remnants and also it gave me ideas on what I could make.

Looking at my sad sewing corner, it doesn’t appear as organised as the room below, it can sometimes be an eyesore! I know my hubz unconsciously shakes his head whenever he walks pass.

And look at this office space, some people will think it is “too busy” but that would be my dream workspace because gorgeous imagery is what keeps my mind constantly buzzing! 

Here is a short video of Selina talking about ‘Homespun Style’:

I grabbed this book from my local library but you love to collect design books you can buy yourself a copy from Selina’s Website

Where do you draw inspiration from to decorate your own personal space?

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