Express Yourself

For last week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, I thought I would share with you some photos to show you some of the work I did at home over Christmas. I’m so late with this post, considering that this week’s challenge has already been released and I’ve seen some great posts for it!

Over the holiday break, I went into nesting mode. With so much travel throughout the year, I relish the holidays when I can spend time at home with family and friends and I love to do things around the house. This time, I painted the walls in my living room, including a pink feature wall and installed some pendant lights that my best friend gave me for Christmas, and I also painted my front door (which I’ve posted previously here).

For those of you who were with me for Photo101 in November, you may remember that I posted a photo of a feather that Gidget had kindly munched up for me (see the post here). The feather was about 3cm long in real life. I decided to have the photo printed on canvas and have put it up in my living room, it’s now 120cm long!  I love how my fab new pendant lights bring out the colour in the top half of my feather.

The pink feature wall wraps around on the right to go down the hallway, where I’ve scattered photos all over the hallway.

My home is a place where I have completely expressed myself, in shades of pink and lilac, with hints of turquoise and lots of white. It’s a cozy space where I love to spend time when I’m not flying around the country 😉

Many thanks to The Canvas Art Factory in Brisbane for their excellent work in printing and stretching my canvases for me, they do a fabulous job.

Ah, home sweet home.
x desleyjane

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42 Comments Add yours

  1. Dj, your living room is amazing! Can you come decorate my place 😉

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL sure give me 24 hours to get there!
      Thanks!

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  2. nty6x says:

    Superb crib 😀 i really loved that canvas print! Elegant and simplistic!

    Im actually in the process of figuring out which photo i wanted on canvas! Such a difficult decision.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much. It was a tough one. And a wasn’t sure if my tiny feather would enlarge ok but it did!!

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  3. fffrail says:

    You have such a beautiful home! I adore all the colours and textures, it is absolutely fabulous 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks luv, I appreciate that!
      How is your “decisions decision” thing going?

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      1. fffrail says:

        Aw thank you for asking!
        I’m not really much clearer on the situation 😦 I’m applying for different things related to all my choices so fingers crossed something comes through soon! 🙂

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Fingers and toes!

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  4. tildy1 says:

    I love your style! The colors are great. Are those all your photos on the wall too?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Tildy. Yes all photos are mine 😄

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      1. tildy1 says:

        They look good on your walls. I’ve thought about doing that someday!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          It’s nice to see it and be reminded of that trip, or that party, whatever memory that warranted a photo ☺️

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  5. Loretta says:

    This is so beautiful Desley, love your cozy home with all those amazing colors and splashes of pinks and purples. Isn’t it wonderful when you can finally put your stamp on it and say “this is ME, this is what I want”? Great style, great perception, you never know till you try right?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL, exactly! I spent so many years renting, not able to do anything. When I bought my home, my best friend gave me a picture-hanging pack as a housewarming present. SO liberating to be able to put what you want where you want. And well, fancy having a pink door!! X

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  6. andy says:

    super awesome !!

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  7. Amy Sampson says:

    Beautiful! I love all of the pink! So many people are afraid to decorate with pink.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Amy, I find it such a comfortable colour. And happy!

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      1. Amy Sampson says:

        It’s said to be a very good feng shui colour for bedrooms. 🙂

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Oh well then, my bedroom is sorted too!!

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  8. Your home is absolutely beautiful! I love the way you’ve decorated and the color patterns you chose… Thank you for giving us a look into your pretty place! 😃

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Lia, took me a long time to get to this point, but I’m very happy here ☺️

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      1. It really shows from your photos how comfortable and cozy a home you’ve created! Bravissima👏

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  9. Mara Eastern says:

    Yes. This is you. You are extremely skilful and you created a home that must feel like home for you; I’m rambling, but I’m very impressed by what I see!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks love, I’m happy 😊

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  10. That photo on your wall came out amazingly well, did you thank Gidget for making it look so different? lol. The colours you have used I am in love with, totally what I would have if i were allowed hehe. It sooo looks like how I imagine YOU…love it ❤

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Aw thanks Justine, it certainly feels like a very happy place to just be… Yes GG had an extra treat when I saw the canvas, I love it! xox

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      1. its amaaaazing yous hould sell it x

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Oh goodness I thought you meant I should sell my house!!!

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  11. gfchopstix says:

    Looks very cozy and relaxing – nice to have a home that you are comfortable in, and look forward to spending time in.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you, yes it’s important to have it if you can, I think 😀

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  12. gfchopstix says:

    Oh yes, and I love the canvas print 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thanks!! Me too!!

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  13. Andy Townend says:

    You have a beautiful home, ok pink may not be my own choice but it looks wonderful and you have great taste and style!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thanks Andy. I’m sure we could get you into pink 😉

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      1. Andy Townend says:

        Actually I am happy wearing pink shirts, and have done often!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Good work, that’s what I like to hear!

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          1. Andy Townend says:

            In fact I need to buy a new shirt so will see what i can find!

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  14. pommepal says:

    Such a gorgeous colour scheme perfectly matched with all the accessories, even little GG has a pink glow as she looks out of the door.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL, thanks PP. She loves pink (luckily)…

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      1. pommepal says:

        Yes I remember previous pink posts about the gorgeous GG

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