My Love of All Things White…Plus BYO Cup Giveaway

Congratulations to Silvana Mitrevski,winner of our Murchison-Hume Laundry Pack. You will be receiving it shortly, I bet you go straight home and start doing the laundry, these products are simply irresistible, brings out the domestic goddess in anyone!  I was so impressed with the number of entries I received for this give away, thank goodness I was able to draw the winner with the assistance of random.org.

Murchison-Hume Luxury Laundry Soak

Murchison-Hume Canvas Laundry Bag

My love White on White decor

My love of the white on white theme first evolved when I purchased my first home. Being a relatively small apartment in the the Adelaide CBD the decor was neutral with brilliant white walls, blinds and kitchen. I immediately decorated within my almost non-existent budget with a can of white paint and a tin of Dulux Whisper White. I painted all my photo frames, side tables, you name it – if it could be painted, I painted it white. It was so serene and peaceful, the perfect retreat from my demanding job at the time. As soon as I would walk through the door of number 43, I was calm and at ease.

My white colour scheme was skewed after Nick and I married, we bought my parents home, after mum and dad had purchased a new home by the beach. We jumped a the chance of having more space and an extensively renovated home, Dad has a similar love for cream as I have for white. I now live in a home that is cream, the carpet is cream (nightmare!), the bespoke living room cabinets are cream (fortunately a milky cream), the walls are cream (a very 90s yellow sponged cream). And as I am sure I don’t need to tell lovers of white, cream is a poor excuse for white!

A favourite blog is The Design Files, by Melbourne blogger Lucy Feagins. Lucy featured the new White by Kikki K store in her blog. My two loves together in one store. Design inspiration aplenty, clean fresh lines, just the motivation I need for our Summer painting – lovely! Finally after two and a half years I have made plans to reduce the cream, and inject some much needed white, well buttery white so it goes with the kitchen cabinets. This is much to Nick’s horror, as we will be getting out the paint brushes ourselves. Check out the lush White by Kikki K for your self.

White By Kikki-K Photo from The Design Files

White By Kikki-K Photo from The Design Files Blog

My desk (I wish!!) White by Kikki-K Photo from The Design Files Blog

Tonic Giveaway

This weeks giveaway is for a BYO Coffee (or Tea) Cup and Tease Tea pack. Simply make a comment on this blog, winners will be selected with the assistance from random.org

BYO Coffee Cup

Tease Irish Breakfast

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21 Responses

  1. This prize pack will be handy for tea or coffee to go.

    • There are so many practical yet unusual things here, I didn’t realize. I’m going to have to come here more often. I’m sure I’ll find something for everybody. 🙂

      • Anita, you are the winner of the BYO coffee cup and Tease Tea pack. Please email me at
        louisa@tonicgifts.com.au with your postal address details and I will post your parcel straight out to you.

        Thank you everyone for making a comment on my blog. Please subscribe and follow my blog to win weekly prizes.
        A gorgeous stationery pack from the Italian Rossi stationery range. The Italians know stationery, it is simply beautiful.

  2. I’m looking around my somewhat chaotic home, gotta love kids and husbands, and imagining the white on white. I love the look but am not sure I have the discipline….

  3. a byo coffee cup sounds like an awesome idea, a little step to help the environment.

  4. The cup would be great for hubby, he works in Adelaide CBD, and the tea for me, Irish Breakfast if my absolute fave.

  5. The cup looks so real.. but its good for the earth. count me in!

  6. I have a tea and coffee-loving best friend whose birthday is coming up – this would be a lovely gift for her! *crosses her fingers* I love the pictures in this post, after I read it I went back and looked at them again, very peaceful and neat (unlike my house!).

  7. A reuseable cup, irish breakfast tea, my tastebuds and savin’ the evironment…all come together for a tasty treat for everyone!

  8. Wow what a great prize!

  9. Great for the environment!

  10. Loving the cute little Tease tin and the coffee cup is very environmentally-friendly. Great give-away :o)

  11. We painted out our house with Whisper white and anrique white as feature walls, and a flat white ceiling. Kitchen is off-white and cabinets gloss epoxy white. Light appears to come from every direction and floods the interior and is highlighted by honey-coloured bamboo flooring. White allows the natural shape and form of the object to become legible and uncluttered and is very calming.

    • Charles, you have just described my dream home! The Kitchen colour off-white, is that actually the name of the colour?

  12. Louise, I love white on white – you’re a girl after my own heart – my only concession is my chocolate brown carpet – have a great Christmas

    • I hear you kerrie, chocolate brown is gorgeous with white. I wish my carpet was chocolate brown and not ivory, I have considered leaving the vacuum hose out permanently!
      Enjoy your Christmas, and look forward to hearing from you in the new year

  13. While I love my carpet, I need to keep my Dyson handy as it shows ever little tiny bit of white/light ‘stuff’. Enjoy your Christmas & New Year.

  14. Eveything looks so fresh and clean and what better way to start out the new year just like that!

    • Great inspiration Leanne, exactly my thoughts. May your christmas be filled with lots of love and laughter, and your new year all white and clean!

  15. You read my mind Leanne! I’d just changed all the sheets to pristine white for Xmas! Love the cup too! Happy festive season to you xx

  16. What a wonderful idea a BYO cup! do you know what wonderful thing that I have discovered? ………Australians are really getting behind the ECO cause, as is perpetually memorialized from a certain film (with just a small poetic license to change some words)……’I think we’ve got it, yes I really think that we’ve got it’
    Congratulations Australia

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