The idea behind Beaux Design

Beaux, is the French word for beautiful.
I have started this blog (finally) as a record of all the quick,
easy and beautiful ideas mums (and others) can use to
inspire their creative side and primarily doing it
ON A SHOE STRING OF A BUDGET….

I’m so tired of flicking through these designer magazines
and seeing parties, cooking & entertaining,
home decorating, art etc etc and it’s soooo expensive
to reproduce. The ingredients in some recipes cost
‘an arm and a leg!’ Or doing a stylish kids party can be
up in the $1000s ……

So after being a full time designer in the textile industry
for 11 years and a stay at home mum
(on a very limited budget) for 7 years, I’m finally recording
the mix of ‘having the look, without the price tag!’

This blog is dedicated to arts, crafts, entertaining, recipes,
interior decorating ideas and tips, kids party ideas and
clever ideas to make where you live and what you do
look swish.

Almost every piece of my furniture is from an op shop or
council clean up/road side throw outs. My kids and my
clothing are nearly all ‘hand me downs’, from clothes
swap parties or op shops and my grocery bill is very
small (compared to most people I know).

But just because there is a small bit of pocket money
does not mean – no swish kids parties, no entertaining
and no original art on the walls or designer labels. It’s
knowing what to do with what you have! It’s knowing
where to look for what you want in your home and
innovative ways to accessorise it all together.

That’s what this blog is all about – making it look good
on the cheap (and taste good without spending a fortune).

It can be done. You too can do it. Enjoy the journey.

My aim is to have these ideas printed into a coffee table book.
The pre-requisite for publishing these days is a successful
blog following. So if you enjoy reading my blog and using
these creative ideas, please become a subscriber (it's free)
and encourage your friends to do the same.

My motto in life is – “bloom where you are planted!”
So at least get inspired to paint the pot you’re in!

X Jo Stanes

5 responses to “The idea behind Beaux Design

  1. Good Luck Jo, looking forward to following you on this inspirational journey XXX

  2. claire

    hi Jo,
    i’ve now looked at every single page and i love this blog! and with your help i’m busy painting and decorating the pot i’m in! 😉
    will try out your recipes too …
    Claire x

  3. Keren

    Hi Jo,
    I absolutely luv yr blog and am so glad u finally decided to put it together. Well done! Will be following closely.

  4. helen

    Hi Jo, it is such a blessing to see the beautiful creativity you so generously share with others, cant wait to see all the ideas to come.

  5. Anna H

    Wow! I LOVED looking through these great ideas. I’m keen to get cracking with my 6 year old. Will definitely be checking this site regularly!

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