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Whole Lotta Lovely: Marie Nichols

I just discovered interior stylist and blogger Marie Nichols from the Whole Lotta Lovely blog and had to make it the blog of the week. Her Sydney apartment is featured in the July 2010 issue of Real Living magazine that just arrived – her place is so sweet.

Whole Lotta Lovely

Whole Lotta Lovely

Whole Lotta Lovely Another moodboard, this time in yellow glossy paint over her desk.

Whole Lotta Lovely

Red isn’t even my thing but her bedroom is so adorable I can’t stop looking at the details – love the dotty bedding and the art over the bed. She is clearly a Rob Ryan fan!

I think my favorite spot is her bedroom and I love her inspiration board next to her sofa, too. I’m so happy I read about this talented lady! Here is a glimpse of the article above, though you’ll need to pick up the issue if you want to see more and read about Marie or pop on over to her blog: Whole Lotta Lovely.

Psst: View her online styling portfolio here.

(images: holly becker for decor8)

Posted by decor8 in blogs on June 21, 2010

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  1. chrissa commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 12:11pm

    I LOVE moodboards.

    I’m working on one right now for myself and my kiddo.
    chrissa´s last blog post ..Okay, Okay, I’ll give you a hint: A glimpse into my new living room

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  2. Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 12:12pm

    the moodboards are just amazing! that yellow glossy frame so brightens up the atmosphere! the artwork in that gorgeous red bedroom is quite charming!
    Ludmila {CreamyLife.com}´s last blog post ..Style boards

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  3. Brigitte commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 12:28pm

    I love love love these ideas. <3

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  4. Gramercy Home commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 12:41pm

    Oh my! Simply lovely it is!!! Thank you for sharing this great find.
    Gramercy Home´s last blog post ..Trend I’m Loving: Oversized Boudoir Pillows

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  5. Amanda commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 1:01pm

    I could move right into that bedroom! Love it!

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  6. Amanda commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 1:07pm

    Love her style! I am going over to her blog to subscribe now!!
    Amanda´s last blog post ..Mover

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  7. Rebecca commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 1:12pm

    I love that bedroom too! And the mood boards are fantastic. It’s putting me in the mind to create my own.
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..RockABetty Beauty Eye Shadow Trio Giveaway

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  8. Laura @ youngDCliving commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 1:36pm

    I love that bedroom! All the red adds so much color, but it still feels light and airy. Love the art mural on the wall as well!
    Laura @ youngDCliving´s last blog post ..Summertime Very Berry-Peach Smoothie

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  9. Christine commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 1:47pm

    Wow. That is a whole lotta lovely!! Off to check out more – thanks!!

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  10. vicki (simply hue) commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 2:16pm

    Oh, I’m in love with her home! I think when we move in a year or two I’ll use her bedroom as my inspiration. I love the crisp cheerful feel to it. :)

    How are you, Holly? Miss ya. xo

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  11. Milk and Honey Home commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 2:36pm

    fun! She is isn’t scared of color….I’ll have to check out that blog

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  12. The Design Dish commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 2:37pm

    I really love her blog and was excited to see you post on her! What a great apartment and love the bedroom!
    The Design Dish
    The Design Dish´s last blog post ..Jenna’s Picks

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  13. Courtney commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 3:05pm

    I think you both just turned me into a Rob Ryan fan too…thanks so much for the introduction to Rob Ryan’s work!

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  14. julie commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:21pm

    Marie’s home in the UK is featured in another Aussie mag this month too – it’s gorgeous. Yay Marie!
    julie´s last blog post ..here comes the sun

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  15. PriscilaPetersDecor commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 6:32pm

    I’ve been searching for ideas to work on my next project (a bedroom)and…. I got inspired!!! Totally inspired.
    PriscilaPetersDecor´s last blog post ..First day of Summer

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  16. Glen commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 6:44pm

    I love the whimsical colors, how can you ever be sad or upset in these rooms.

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  17. alex*modernkiddo commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 6:48pm

    i love this! and I actually love red, but not so much in homes (more for fashion) and this is SO GREAT!!
    alex*modernkiddo´s last blog post ..Vintage Kiddo: Coin Operated Rides

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  18. Shanon commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 8:09pm

    How amazing. This place makes me so happy! What a talent. Thank you for sharing her with us Holly. =)
    Shanon´s last blog post ..Goodies

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  19. Linda/Heartfire At Home commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 9:23pm

    Well, seeing as though I am a hardwired ‘red’ girl from waaayyy back, that bedroom is right up my alley! Love it. I have red in my bedroom too… red rugs, red boots on display, a red case on top of the wardrobe, red lamps, red in the linen and a splash in the pic over the bed …. who said red wasn’t a great colour for a bedroom! Off to check out her blog. :)

    Linda. :)
    Linda/Heartfire At Home´s last blog post ..Come Dine With Me – No. 5 – Wooden Furniture With Class…

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  20. anastasia commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 9:35pm

    Holly, i loved this feature as well – everything is so inspiring even her vintage crochet dress and bright shoes!!
    its a great issue – as an Interiors/lifestyle mag, Real living never fails to satisfy Yayyy!

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  21. Emma commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 10:54pm

    This is just beautiful – I really like all the artwork over the bed. Very talented!
    Emma´s last blog post ..Beautiful Jewelry Photos on Etsy

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  22. pixie commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 11:37pm

    Love love love all that poppy red in her bedroom. Makes me want to run out for paint!

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  23. Erika commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 11:39pm

    Marie has such a beautiful home- and blog too. Love that red bedroom with the great artwork over the bed. Lovely.

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  24. caro commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 2:17am

    Oh, yes, her bedroom looks so beautiful and I love her blog. Thank you for sharing, Holly. Wish you a nice week!
    caro´s last blog post ..Have a colorful week!

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  25. decor8 commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 2:38am

    VIcki – I’m fine, I’m here as always! :) :)

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  26. Polly commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:20am

    Wow I love the last two posts on your blog. Amazing! I love the bedding too, and the Rob Ryan artwork. Love all the glossy yellow paint xx
    Polly´s last blog post ..Giveaway winner!

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  27. Hayley Blease commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 5:39am

    I love red! this room is amazing and it shows you can use a lot of it!
    Hayley Blease´s last blog post ..ada ada :: little pinwheel

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  28. Marie commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 6:06am

    Thank you Holly for the lovely mention. My little Sydney home is so “make shift” that I was shocked when the peeps at RL wanted to shoot it… and now it’s found it’s way to your gorgeous blog – thank you!
    Mx

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  29. permanent magenta commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 6:57am

    Gosh these pictures make me feel so good, they are gorgeous!
    permanent magenta´s last blog post ..Computer trouble

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  30. ThiliBlooms commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 7:16am

    humm pretty! And I love those butterflies on the wall besides the yellow moodboard!
    I wish you a very happy week :)
    ThiliBlooms´s last blog post ..Watermelon Bracelet

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  31. Mary Steininger commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 7:22am

    Beautiful bedroom. I really like the mood boards. They add such energy to the room.
    I love this blog.
    Mary Steininger´s last blog post ..Table Runner Deep Gold Spring handmade

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  32. jennifer young commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 3:01pm

    lovin’ that red room! so inspiring! i have that red ikea duvet cover but it looks so much better layered with other quilts/blankets!
    j.
    jennifer young´s last blog post ..tuesday feature :: banter banner (giveaway)

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  33. Kat commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:52pm

    Marie is a total inspiration for sure. I am pretty confident in saying that bedding is from Ikea.

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  34. Neva commented
    June 23rd, 2010 at 4:04pm

    Is there any way to find out where she got the awesome red polka dot bedding?? I’ve been searching and searching for a red bedding idea but everything I’ve ever found looks so old and tired. This looks fresh and modern!
    Thanks for the inspiration! I hope I can find something!

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