Friday, May 3, 2013

'Five Things' Friday

Today I'm excited to introduce you to one of my new contributors, Kelle Howard-Deane. She's the owner of Habitat + Beyond Kids and has an amazing eye for design. I've invited her to share her current "five things" today so you can get to know her a little better. Enjoy and wishing you a fabulous weekend. I'm throwing a huge 1st birthday bash for my son Luke...wish me luck! 

 Happy Friday! It’s Kelle from Habitat + Beyond Kids here. One of my favourite Belle Maison features is “Five Things” Friday, so I was pleased as punch when Julie asked me to put together my own 5 Things for my first post as a Belle Maison contributor! Then it hit me...I. Can. Only. Choose. Five. Things! So seeing this is my first post I thought I thought I’d narrow it down and just let you know a little bit about me...

One. While we’re getting to know each other one of the most vital things I can tell you about myself is that I’m ADDICTED to leopard print! In saying that I do like to use it in a casual way (and not top to toe). This room is kind of perfect to me. Image Source: Sally Wheat Interiors

Two. I love a bit of arm candy. As a busy Mum and business owner choosing (and remembering to put on) arm swag isn’t always high on my priority list but I do love to accessorize and this gold CC Skye cuff is next on my wish list because it would go with everything I own!

Three. One of the great things about owning my own business is that I get to work from home. So it was very important to me as an Interior Designer that I have a space that reflects my style and is an inspiring and energizing place to come to work! I love everything about my office, it has all the essentials... flowers, candles, pink walls, my iMac, a skull and, of course, some animal print! [Image Source: Kelle Howard-Deane]

Four. I love to travel, and I took this photo last year outside a Louis Vuitton store while we were in LA with our (then) 4 month old son Xavier. Our last holiday after that was a week in Fiji and seeing as Xavier was nearly one by that time, the flight was horrendous (a one year old does not want to sit on his parents lap for four hours)! So while we are planning another trip o/s in June, I’m silently dreading the flight! [Image Source taken by Kelle Howard-Deane]

Five. One of the projects I’m working on at the moment is for a soon-to-be-two year old girl. The brief I have been given is COLOUR! When working with a client I love to gather lots of inspirational images to make sure we are on the same wavelength, and this is one of them. I love to use neutral pieces such as the furniture and add colour and contrast through the accessories - like these tangerine curtains and lime green dresser - this way it’s easy to make updates or changes to the room in the future, without breaking the bank! [Image Source: Decorpad / Amie Corley Interiors]


  1. I know why you have so many followers...everything you post if HAPPY !!

    1. Thank you Marsha :) I'm so glad you feel that way! My goal is to inspire as often as I can. xoxo


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