Question from anonymous: Hi Bec, I’m sure I’ve read that you love a statement jacket. I’m currently a stay at home mum and need to lift my game when it comes to my daily uniform. Can you recommend some of your fave jackets suitable for day wear with jeans etc (and at different prices points)? Thanks Bec x
Answer: Ahh the SAHM wardrobe. Ummm I’m pretty guilty of rocking the old exercise gear to be honest. My husband owns Jaggad (an apparel company) so I’m usually slothing around the house in their tights and tops (here). But for days when I make the effort to dress in something properly I always go with a mixture of the items below:
– Skinny leg jeans
– leather leggings (pleather/’vegan leather’ for a lower price point)
– A variety of knits (Witchery, Skin and Threads, Portmans)
Question from anonymous: Hey Bec! Your wedding is my inspiration. I am currently wedding planning and at the moment the colour scheme is white/cream. Thinking I need to bring in another colour especially for flowers and invites. It’s a summer wedding. What are your thoughts ? X
Answer: You know me- I’m an ‘all white’ girl when it comes to flowers and weddings so I would consider bringing some green foliage into the mix to break it up a bit. However, if you’re dead set on a colour then I’m still loving pastels- you can’t go wrong as they are just a hint of colour without being garish or something you’ll look back on and regret. At the moment I’m loving salmon, mint, dusty pink and lilac. To keep hubby happy, I’d probably go a mint or salmon as they are a little more gender neutral. For lots of gorgeous inspiration- you should check out The Style Co who did my wedding as they have lots of pretty pics on their site here
Question from anonymous: Hi Bec, I’ve recently redecorated our bedroom and the last thing to do is find the pendant lights. I’ve been looking for the right ones and seeing your bedroom on The Style School I know they are exactly what I’m after. I contacted Fenton & Fenton but they don’t recall having those lights. Could you possibly tell me the brand so I can continue my search? Thank you!
Answer: I bought these lights from Fenton & Fenton a couple of years back now so that’s probably why they couldn’t recall having them. Check out About Space lighting for some great pendants. I really like these ones here, here and here.
Question from Prudence: Hey Bec, just a warning, this is going to be a uber boring question because its all about the flooring. Anyway, how did you decide the type of flooring for the rooms in your home (which is absolutely stunning by the way), particularly the bedrooms. Your work is absolutely inspiring. Love Prudence
Answer: Hi there- I wanted concrete floors in the living area as they are so easy to maintain and I wanted them to be flush from inside to outside, right up to the edge of the pool. I hate tiles on the floor (grout lines-eek) and wanted a seamless, flat look hence the concrete. For the upstairs kids’ and guest rooms I wanted timber flooring as concrete is too cold for children’s rooms in both looks and function (also, polished concrete is so heavy that we would have needed to spend extra $$$ on footings just to be able to hold upstairs up). Timber has a warm look to it and coupled with gorgeous rugs, really looks fantastic and provides some comfort underfoot. It is much cheaper to change a rug than an entire carpeted floor- that’s another reason we went for timber floors. Oh and spills and mess is easy to mop up too.
Question from Justine: Hi Bec, I’m looking at purchasing the Chevron rug from Click on Furniture that you originally had in your lounge room. I’ve noticed that you have changed it to the Golden Thread Striped rug. Was this just for aesthetic reasons? I don’t want a rug that is high maintenance any advice would be appreciated. Thanks & I’m loving your styling tips!!
Answer: Oh I love my Chevron rug and it is much more comfortable than most of the Chevron rugs (which are dhurries) on the market. The reason I removed it for The Style School was purely for aesthetic reasons because I had too much chevron going on around the house and needed to tone it down a bit. I have the chevron rug in the cupboard and will bring it out again when I’m ready for some more Chev! It is much more comfortable than the current one I have down.