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House Nerd | Maya Anderson  πŸ“ƒFreelance Journalist 🏘 Blogger πŸ“· Tag your home #housenerd to feature πŸ”¨Will still be renovating when I'm πŸ‘΅πŸ½ 🌏Perth, Australia πŸ“¬ maya@house-nerd.com

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Working on a big blog feature on window treatments. If anyone has any questions or interior dilemmas in regards to choosing window treatments for your home (whether it be about blinds, curtains, shutters - or you just can't make up your mind) please let me know! I'll get it answered by a pro 😎 #pronotmyself #imterribleatchoosing #housenerd #mybedroom

How gorgeous is this entrance?! (and that sweet dog!) Loving everything about this home reno by the very talented @redlilyrenos - everything Jo touches turns to renovation gold AND she's super nice. (A lovely account to follow for real life interiors inspiration). Here I love the @_katejarman_ print, the exterior @scyonwalls, that incredible @taubmans door colour @kmart lamp and that rug (a $29 Big W score!) Proof that interior style doesn't have to break the bank πŸ“· @graydotphotography #homewares #instashare

Shibori. What I like about it is that even when you're a total novice, it still turns out looking pretty nice! My shibori table runner efforts from that very fun @oldgreyhouse workshop hosted by @stackwood_ . (Also they are holding another one soon). With our favourite handmade @ceramicsmadebymarika cups and eggs Benedict made by Mr Nerd. He doesn't make breakfast very often so it's worth documenting when he does 😜 (Also I might be naive but I had no idea you could make hollandaise sauce in a blender! So easy and was so good). #morningslikethese

Succulents for days at @littleleafco on this beautiful grey morning (who else loves miserable weather? πŸŒ§πŸ’¨πŸ˜) If you haven't yet visited this beautiful indoor plant store, you must. I popped in to grab some @anniesloanhome chalk paint for a little furniture project (so excited to finally try this paint!) and had to refrain from buying more plants or husband would kill me. Or them πŸ˜• #indoorplants >shoes

The other day Little Nerd was pointing out all the characters in his book who had eyes and then he pointed out (quite accurately) that I also have eyes. I asked him what colour Mum's eyes were. "Bwack," was the prompt response πŸ™„ "Well... no... they're brown..." "BWACK." So it is pointless trying to reason with a 20 month old... but my eyes definitely look brown in this photo! My wonderful and hilarious photographer friend @crystalbelle412 of @merephotographie, she who could make the most uptight photo-hating person in the world relax under her lens, made my whole freaking month when she surprised us with these impromptu photos of me and my little man down by Bibra Lake recently. So nice to be in a photo when you feel like you're normally the mum always taking the photos! I loved them. Thank you Crystal - you're the best ☺️#instathanks

Happy nerd dance - new roller blinds installed in our kitchen and dining this morning! I literally had this window and the dining room external door bare of window treatments for years (when my husband and I can't make up our minds on what we want to do, we procrastinate instead πŸ™„) so it's SO nice having them finally finished off. They have a blockout layer and a sunscreen and are made locally. We absolutely love the finished result ABC Blinds, nice job! #housenerd #housethingstodo #489

Modern, stylish, thermally efficient, reduced construction time and more floor space - and they were built without a single brick! These two new homes in Embleton by @mattbuckleydesigns were built with steel framed construction and aerated concrete panels - a great alternative to traditional brick (for numerous reasons). I think they epitomise the way we'll be building more and more homes in the future - it's such a quick, easy, more affordable and very practical method. You can read my House Nerd story on these homes and my interview with Matt on the benefits of framed construction at the link in my profile. The house is also open today if any Perth house nerds wish to peek inside! 11.30am at 16 Mallion St, Embleton πŸ“·@crib_creative #housenerd #mattbuckleydesigns #framed

Breakfast with Mr Nerd this morning at one of my favourite places in Freo @portcityroasters. Never disappoints! Great coffee, such nice people, coffee and that happy casual vibe that sums up everything I love about Freo. #fremantle #perthcoffee

Just shared our full kitchen renovation on the blog. We gutted our old 1970s kitchen (we used the old kitchen as storage in the shed!) and put in cabinets from IKEA, new floors, new appliances and created more worktop space. The hardest bit was getting a timber benchtop without spending more than we wanted, but it happened in the end! You can see all the before and afters at the link in my profile. πŸ“· @heather_robbins_photography #housenerd #renovation

Thanking my darling mum today, who is not on Insta (probably not a bad thing... if her feed were anything like her Facebook messages it would probably be 35 same-but-slightly-different photos of her cats, all posted within the half-hour 😢) She just sewed me these lovely cushions using my shibori efforts from the very fun @oldgreyhouse workshop I did last year at @stackwood_ (they are hosting another workshop soon!) I like them so much! πŸ’™I've blogged about why I love shibori on House Nerd this week and also share tips from interior designer @nelly_reffet on how to style this trend in your home. Link in profile. #shibori #interiors

Actually remembered to pick our grapes this year! Before they all fell off and shriveled in the heat again. (I actually love gardening but find it so hard to keep on top of ours πŸ™„) When we moved here the garden had these two tiny half-dead grape vines. I put up more trellis along the fence and trained the new growth along it. Surprised me how quickly it got big and prospered #justlikeourweeds #ignoretheweeds #lookatthegrapes

New blog post this week: all about shibori and how to style this lovely trend in your home, with tips from one of my fave interior designers @nelly_reffet. This ancient Japanese dyeing method is beautiful - and it's a perfect style aid and for making your home feel fresh on these disgusting 41 degree summer days! I was lucky late last year enough to attend a very fun shibori workshop at @stackwood_ hosted by Tanya @oldgreyhouse (aka she who shiboris best) and now I am addicted. (And if you want to learn, Tanya hosts workshops and also sells the most beautiful shibori pieces, like these cushions). Link to blog post in profile πŸ“· @oldgreyhouse #housenerd #shibori

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