A Very Spooky 30th


Some say turning 30 is scary. And well, in this case it was absolutely terrifying! Mary Ronis designed and styled this Victorian masterpiece for her client Sophie, and the results are positively chilling. Mary recalls the event. ‘When my amazing client Sophie called me and gave me the brief for her 30th birthday, I wanted to scream from excitement! I couldn’t wait to transform her contemporary home into an old haunted Victorian house! We installed

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Fabulous *Flatware* Friday


 If you’ve ever wanted to up your dinner party game, might I suggest swapping out your humble everyday hardworking cutlery for some sleek or ornate flatware. Utensils that will dazzle and delight your guests, and add that additional styling element to your next tablescape. Not convinced? Look at the collections below and tell me you don’t feel inspired! Image via Wallpaper Image via Anthropologie Image via Anthropologie  Image via Mod Cloth Image via Anthropologie Image

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Get your shamrock on with these 5 last minute St. Patrick’s day DIYs


You might want to consider OIP your lucky leprechaun! We’ve rounded up 5 of the easiest, and most effective shamrock themed DIYs to help you embody tomorrows St.Patty’s festivities. Made predominately from materials you’ll have around the home – these DIYs will be especially helpful for those who have just been reminded that St. Patricks day is tomorrow, and don’t own any green for the office party.. *raises hand* These awesome shamrock streamers by Studio DIY would

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Terrazzo – The Next Big Thing


Move over Marble, it’s Terrazzo’s time to shine! This stunning speckled surface is currently making a huge comeback in interior design – but don’t expect it to end there. We’re predicting the design will be mimicked across fashion, and fancy AF party ware too. So get ready for terrazzo styled stationary and cakes, and fall in love with the texture and diversity of this marvellous material via the images below. Image via Papermint Image via Sight

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5 tips to help navigate your engagement photoshoot


Image via Adriana Valásquez 1. Decide if you really want a photographer present at the moment of proposal  Yes, those viral ‘proposal moment’ images are so utterly awe inspiring that you might find yourself tagging your partner in the post with a generic comment like “I want it like this”. But do you actually? Proposing or being proposed too is a moment of sheer terror, excitement, love, and did I say terror? Even if you

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Welcoming the Autumn Mood


Today marks the first day of Autumn! We know - saying goodbye to long Summer days that pour into night can feel bitter sweet for many, but there is so much to celebrate about the transitioning beauty of this colourful and cooling season! Here’s some of our favourite Autumn inspiration.  Image via Ruffled Image via Ever Mine Image via Home Esthetics  Image via Ruffled Image via Colin Cowie Weddings Image via Rock My Wedding Image via Nouba Image via Hey Wedding Lady Image via Bridal Musings

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Oscar Outfits we love


Is it just me, or do the Oscars always remind you of how many great movies you need to add to your watch list? On Sunday night (Monday for us Aussies), the best of the film industry gathered to celebrate and award the finest of the business with an iconic 24 karat plated statuette. But for me, what is equally iconic is the attendees fashion choices. Here were our favourites. Image via The Australian Image via

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Cohan’s Fiesta First Birthday

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A desert rose amidst the thorn in my side (also known as Monday), comes this festive dessert set up for Cohen’s birthday! Baked and styled to perfect by Treats for Evie, the OIP team still love a good cactus themed treat, and adore the use of colour in this set up! About planning the festive feast, Kathleen of Treats for Evie had this to say – ‘Cohen’s first birthday was all about fun, fiesta and colour. I

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Fabulous Friday: Fandom Cakes


Last weeks Star Wars feature got me thinking, there are so many amazing novelty cakes out there that celebrate fandoms. Whether it be the recipients favourite TV series, a video game, book, or Disney character. Bakers and Cake Designers defy gravity (and any understanding of cake I thought I had) to create absolute magic. So for today’s Fabulous Friday, we’re sharing some truly fabulous fandom cakes that’ll turn you green with envy. image via Shook Up

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Ika and Matt’s Wedding


Say what you will about the concept of happily ever after, look at Ika’s beaming smile and tell me it isn’t real! Today we have the pleasure of sharing Matt and Ika’s wedding, which was impeccably styled by Joni of Chasing Arrows for 250 guests! Creating an intimate atmosphere for such a large guests is no easy feat, but Joni achieved just that. You can read more about how she brought this beautiful celebration together below. ‘Ika and

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Needle & Thread


If you love embroidery, you’re about to have a serious heart eye emoji moment! We recently stumbled upon the understated elegance that is Needle & Thread. A UK contemporary fashion label who create perfect dresses for the whimsical brides, or boho bridesmaids. All images sourced via Needle & Thread website.  

Carousel 1st Birthday


What an elegant and flower filled first birthday we have to share with you this Monday morning! Styled by Sass Events, we can’t look past the perfection of a pink and gold colour palette – and simply adore the string of horses found throughout the desserts that perfectly emulates a carousel in motion! Jess, the owner of Sass Events describes the event design process. ‘Maneesha came to me in September of last year wanting a girly and

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Our Favourite looks from the ’17 Grammy Awards


From near nudity to political statements, there will always be an interesting variety of fashion on the Gammy’s Red Carpet. We’ve plucked a few of our favourites (which are admittedly a little more on the modest side) to share with you today. Who was best dressed in your opinion? Image via US Magazine Image via US Magazine Image via US Magazine image via Buzzfeed Image via Buzzfeed Image via Buzzfeed Image via Buzzfeed Image via Buzzfeed Image via Wenner

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Star Wars Birthday Party

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Even if your not the brightest light saber in the galaxy, you’d have to be a complete Jar Jar Binks not to see that the force was definitely in favour of today’s celebration. Designed by Joy & Co for a young Jedi, we love this unique take on a a classic party theme and think you will too! ‘When asked to style a Star Wars pool party I suggested to my client that we take the theme

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6 Awesome Galentine’s Activities


If you’re planning on celebrating Galentine’s this year, why not swap out classics like a movie night or picnic for unique experience with lasting impressions – like the six we’ve listed below! image via Brooke Cagle 1. White Night Are your gals the light of your life? Then why not celebrate your friendship with a date to one of the biggest events in Melbourne. Exciting exhibits include the Sonic Light Bubble, Purple Rain, Peonies, and GIANT INFLATABLE

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Capturing love: 14 photographers to follow if you’re a hopeless romantic


It’s February 14th! So while we’re waiting for our flowers, chocolates and balloons to arrive (hint OIP fellas!) we thought we’d ignite your hopeless romantic. Sharing fourteen amazing photographers that have mastered the art of capturing true love. 1. Natalia Ibarra - Spain 2. Rebecca Johnson - USA 3. Danilo and Sharon - Stolkholm 4. Dean Raphael - Australia 5. Dan Evans - Australia 6. Mitch Pohl - Australia 7. Cassandra Ladru - Australia 8. Sean Flanigan - USA 9. Lara Hotz - Australia

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Fabulous Friday: Passion Flower

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When I say wearable flowers, what comes to mind? Likely the very popular flower crown or even a corsage. But what if I suggest living jewelry – Intricate rings, and necklaces filled to the brim with succulents or florals that create an elaborate and delicate statement items that demand attention. Enter Susan, a floral designer and artist behind the amazing designs you’ll see from Passion Flower. Unfortunately these items can only be purchased in the US,

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Tropic Joint Birthday


You know how the old saying goes, blue and green should never be seen without mass amounts of dessert in between. Wait, what? Your telling me that’s not how the saying goes? Well, Creating Beautiful had me fooled with this stunning tropical beach inspired set up. Created for a joint 1st and 30th birthday, we can’t get enough of that lush tropical greenery paired with that baby blue hue. The balloon garland is phenomenal, and we love

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