Annual mag update: 50% Raised!

It's time to crack open the champers! We've just
reached the 50% mark on Pozible, raising funds
for our printed annual edition of Adore. Only 22 days
left to raise another $6,000. It seems a little bit like
mission impossible at the moment, but I'm optimistic
and hopeful that we'll make it! Thanks so much to
everyone who has pledged so far. If you haven't
yet pledged your support you can pre-order a copy
of the Adore annual magazine by clicking here.

Photo above is a snippet take from the annual (and will also be making an
appearance in our Oct/Nov online issue. Photo and styling: The Design Villa.


Kip & Co's new collection

Kip & Co have released their new spring/summer collection
titled 'One Fine Day' to celebrate the sun-kissed Australian
summer. The SS14 collection showcases an expanded offering
including bedding, towels, blankets, bathrobes, beanbags
and home furnishings. This season Kip & Co have collaborated
with the team at Melbourne-based fashion label Mister Zimi -
a natural fit for the two, both known for their vivacious prints
and easy-going aesthetic. Together they’ve created a range of
geometric print bedding in fresh seasonal colours, which
capture your inner beach babe. The new range is available for
pre-order on the Kip & Co website (click here to check it out).




Paint Place has just released its annual trend forecast
for 2014/15. This year's colours were developed by
trend forecaster Lucy Sutherland and were brought to
life through various room settings by Melbourne stylist
Deb McLean. This year's four themes are: Vintage
Luxe, Palm Springs, Forge Ahead and Shibori Style.

Vintage Luxe (as pictured in the 2 images above) is all
about embracing the glamour of yesteryear with deep
violets, dusty pinks and subtle greys combined with the
luxury and warmth of copper accessories and plush fabrics.

The Palm Springs trend is all about having fun with a
touch of sophisticated retro. A fresh palette of cool blues,
crisp whites and a burst of yellow. Finish the look with
timber or cane furniture, with touches of lush foliage.

Forge Ahead is a look that seeks out the old and breathes new
life into loved or forgotten objects. This deep moody palette has an
industrial edge with dark charcoals, lush greens and rich eggplant.

Shibori Style looks to the timeless and refined colours
reminiscent of the traditional Japanese art of Shibori.
Refined indigo shades sit alongside intricate patterning
offset by powdery whites, deep denim and watery blues.

If you want to know more about these colour trends head to Paint
Place's website: or pop into a store near
you, for a trend forecast colour card with all 4 of these looks.

*This post is sponsored. All words and opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.



Today I want to introduce you to Ketz – a Melbourne-based
homewares label created by textile designer Kerrie-anne
Mercieca. Ketz have recently launched its first limited edition
collection of teacups and saucers that are decorated and
designed by hand in Melbourne. I love the contemporary
designs and lively colours of these! You'll also find printed
100% linen tea towels (also made in Melbourne), and affordable
art prints (priced at just $20 - bargain!). To check out the
full range of products simply click here:

*This post is sponsored. All words and opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.


40% funds raised!

Sorry for all of the regular updates but all of these milestones
are important - we've just passed the 40% mark on our
Pozible campaign over the weekend, raising funds to be able
to go to print with our special printed annual edition of
Adore Home. So exciting that we're nudging closer and closer
to our target goal of $12,000. So how can you help? Well
if you want a printed copy of Adore it's simple - go to our
Pozible site: and choose 1 or 2
copies. 1 copy only costs $13 + postage and 2 copies is $25
+ postage. If you haven't pledged yet there's only 26 days
to do so. You can pledge your support by clicking here.

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported us so far!

Photography: Laine Sims  Styling: Lisa Quinn-Schofield


Win a $10,000 living room makeover

The Home have launched their national search for Australia's
Ugliest Living Room!
The winner who shares their not-so-
glamorous living quarters with The Home will receive a living
room makeover worth $10,000. The winner will receive furniture
and decor from The Home, the styling and decorating prowess of
a professional interior stylist, and a new lick of paint courtesy
of Haymes Paint. To enter simply click here and submit a photo
of your sad living room along with details of why you deserve to
win the makeover. Five runners up will receive $100 to spend
on The Home, and a copy of the Adore book to inspire you! 

Competition closes Sunday October 5.
See for full terms and conditions.


30 days to go!

Slightly freaking out that we only have 30 days to go to
raise $7549 to be able to go to print with our annual printed
edition of Adore Home magazine. If you haven't yet pledged
your support by pre-ordering a copy or 2 you can do so at International shipping is
available and there is a wholesale option for retail stores.
Thanks so much in advance for helping to make a printed
version of Adore a reality! I'm optimistic we can get there!



OZ Design Furniture have released their new spring/
summer ranges and I'm particularly enamoured with the
OZ Arthouse collection. The bright colours and warm wood
tones definitely work together well. The range also feels
quite influenced by retro mid-century design - a look that's
quite classic and that will stand the test of time. My favourite
piece from the collection is the Australian-made Jazz sofa pictured
above. It can be customised in any colour combination to suit
your home (gotta love that). Click here to check out OZ Design
Furniture's website to see the whole range of new products.

The Betty sofa in orange ramps up the heat this season! Paired with
the Marilyn coffee table to keep the look fresh and slightly retro.

The Vamp console's decidedly mid-century feel is perfect for casual Aussie homes

OZ Design's best seller, the Tatler sofa looking very summery in Flash Sky fabric. The gorgeous
blue tones are a perfect match with the Carson coffee table made from Tasmanian Blackwood.

*This post is sponsored. All words and opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.