This is my dream (and I’m close!) to have a home that is filled with quality pieces that are handcrafted with love and care. Styling our homes in this way creates a space that exudes character, originality and love. A truly feel good space.


It could be a beautiful mix of old and new, local and international, and pieces made by ourselves and others. We are blessed with access to every corner of the globe via the Internet and therefore we can enjoy artisans both near and far. If we seek, we shall find that there are amazing creatives in our neighbourhoods too.



More and more furniture designers and makers are popping up and it’s such a delight to see. Search for quality craftsmanship and innovative design. As this is a large investment, I would advise you choose pieces that are versatile and simple in style and design, to ensure they will last and will provide a neutral foundation as your styling mood changes.

Kira and Kira, Miami // www.kiraandkira.com.au


Be brave with a bit of DIY, and adventure to your local op shops and tip shops. Search for furniture pieces with gorgeous detailing, attractive lines and great potential. It’s amazing what a lick of paint and some ceramic knobs can do.


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A wonderful place to begin discovering the amazing creatives in your area and pick up some unique handmade homewares is the local market. You will find homewares from cushions, throws, rugs and linen to ceramics and wall hangings, beautifully displayed and sold by the makers themselves. Also, discover stores in your area that support local artisans.

Twilight Market, Brisbane // www.brisstyle.com.au

The Village Markets, Burleigh Heads & Paradise Point // www.thevillagemarketsgc.com.au

Bangalow Market, Bangalow // www.bangalowmarket.com.au

Good Time Trader, 2/37 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Burleigh

Newrybar Merchants, Newrybar // www.newrybarmerchants.com

Home and Body, Bulimba // www.homeandbody.com.au



Another way to add quality handmade (with loads of love) pieces in your home is to learn a craft and create a piece yourself.  Look out for craft workshops in your area or DIY kits for creations you can accomplish at home.

The Craft Parlour, Palm Beach // www.thecraftparlour.com.au

Crave for Crafts, Brisbane // www.craveforcrafts.com

Heart and Hands, Gold Coast // www.heartandhandscreations.com



Once you’ve exhausted your local community if there’s anything you’ve got your heart set on and you can’t find, try the diverse online market for all things handcrafted // www.etsy.com



Complete your styling with fresh flowers and greenery. One of my favourite places to shop is my local florist, they are artists crafting and designing with nature, what a beautiful combination!  Plus, flowers make me happy, it’s as simple as that. Spread some blooming love all through your house and notice how you feel.

Fifth Avenue Florist, Palm Beach // www.fifthavenueflorist.com.au

Flowers on Oxford, Bulimba // www.flowersonoxford.com.au


Image Credits // www.kiraandkira.com.auwww.shannonfricke.com


Logo Final.cdrVisit fox & flower online at www.foxandflower.com.au and follow on Instagram at @fox_and_flower.

“Be brave, mix things up a little and get in touch with who you are, how you live and what you love. This is how you can begin to tell your story in your home styling.”

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Carley McGee

Carley McGee  

Carley McGee is an Interior Stylist, Content Writer, Flower Essence and Reiki Practitioner, Meditation Teacher and Mother. Her intention is to offer services of love to the collective and all her offerings fall under the umbrella of ‘Soulful Living’. Based on the Gold Coast she adores coastal living and is a self-confessed ocean swim-aholic; seeing the beach as her sanctuary to cleanse, recharge, relax and play. She is an avid collector of nature treasures and has more feathers, heart shaped leaves, stones and shells than you can poke a stick at (pun intended). She is constantly inspired by Mother Nature’s beauty and colour palette and believes good style and design originate from this very place. Carley has been involved in the field of Style and Design for over a decade and currently works freelance for local Gold Coast businesses and individual clients – offering her 'Soulful Home' package. Her mission is to inspire others to live a life they love; allow their home styling and design to tell their story and above all, to be authentic and enjoy daily soulful living // www.carleymcgee.com.au