Wednesday
Oct222014

We like it bright!

We like 'dem bright things - oh yes we do!

1 PRINT  /  2 PINEAPPLE JAR  /  3 LAMP  /  4 CUSHION
5 GIFT TAGS  /  6 BUCKET  /  7 TOWEL  /  8 THROW

Tuesday
Oct212014

My Bedroom - Progress at last!

At long last I have made some progress on the design and
styling of my own bedroom! A couple of months ago I hired
the lovely Viera from VT Interiors to custom-make my lovely
upholstered bed (after falling in love with this Jonathan
Adler bed at JCPenney
). Shipping would have been way
too expensive so I opted to get it custom-made locally. I
chose to upholster the bed in Zander Marble fabric from
Warwick Fabrics - it has a great chunky/woven type of texture
with flecks of white and cream to create a soft neutral look.

I purchased the gorgeous Moroccan wedding blanket from
Sally Rhys-Jones
who recently came back from a trip to
Morocco and had brought back with her a whole host of
goodies including wedding blankets and Beni Ourain rugs.
I don't think these pics do it justice, as the little silver
sequins really sparkle when the light hits it. Just magic!

The current bedside tables I have sit way too low and I
know these aren't right for the new bed, but I thought
I'd show you all how it's coming together anyways. I'm
on the hunt for new bedside tables and these ones (click
here
) have caught my eye! I also need a rug to complete
the room - thinking this one (click here) will work beautifully.

Oh and that lamp will be replaced to something taller.
I've got my eyes peeled for something white or
maybe brass in colour and more substantial in size.

Monday
Oct202014

ECO-FRIENDLY FINDS FROM JASPER & EVE

Jasper & Eve is an online store, owned by a husband
and wife team with a flair for finding fabulous design.
You'll find eco-friendly boutique homewares, that aren't
run-of-the-mill or mass-produced. They love to support
Aussie designers and we think that's something worth
writing about! Click here to check out the full range.

Jasper & Eve are passionate about environmental and
social justice, donating $1 from every purchase to Cambodia
WTL Incorporated, raising much needed funds for orphans,
children, rural villages and the poverty stricken in Cambodia.
Get behind these guys and a worthy cause (I just love guilt-
free shopping)! Plus, if you join their VIP club, you'll not only
receive special previews, news and VIP-only promos but also
get a discount code for $10 off your first purchase over $100.

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

Wednesday
Oct152014

Kari's colourful home

In the latest issue of Adore we took a tour of Kari
Torgersen's beautiful home in Norway. I just adore her
dining room and the use of colour throughout her home.
We had so many gorgeous pics from this photoshoot I
commissioned for the magazine, that I thought I'd share
a few extra with you all. To read the latest issue click here.

Photos: Linda Elmin

Monday
Oct132014

Luxury Gift Hampers

Let me introduce you to Luxe Gifting & Co. They produce the
most amazing luxurious gift hampers I've ever seen! And with
Christmas fast approaching, I thought it good timing to show
you some of my favourite gift packs. Pricing is dependent on
what pack you choose - they start from $115 and go all the
way through to $299, so whether you're buying the gift on
your own or going shares in it with a group of friends, there's
something there to suit all budgets. Each pack is beautifully
packaged in a matt black gift box hamper with magnetic closure.
If you struggle each year knowing what to get your loved one
this is definitely the solution! Click here to check out more packs.

Wednesday
Oct082014

Urban Road Giveaway!

To celebrate Adore's 4th birthday this issue, Urban Road
are giving one lucky winner $1000 to spend online at
www.urbanroad.com.au. To enter, simply click here and
fill in the form, then like Urban Road's Facebook and
Instagram pages. Competition ends 11:00pm AEST
Nov 30, 2014. Available to Australian residents only.

Monday
Oct062014

Anna's Glitzy Soiree

In the latest issue of Adore we featured Anna Caldwell's
glitzy party styling ideas. I love Anna's chic style and her
use of colour - in this case classic black and white teamed
with pops of hot pink and gold accents. To see more of
this feature check out our latest issue of Adore - click here.

And if you love Anna's style you'll love her blog that she
operates with her friend Sarah. Click here to check it out.

 Photos: Life In Bloom Photography

Wednesday
Oct012014

Spring issue of Adore out now!

Our spring edition of Adore has arrived and online now!
This issue we have a fabulous bar carts feature along
with a glitzy soiree styled by Anna Caldwell (you may
follow her on instagram - @notes_from_monroe).
We've also got three amazing homes going into this
issue. How gorgeous is our cover home belonging to
Kari Torgersen in Norway? I'm so in love with that
Anna Spiro for Porter's Paints wallpaper. Just beautiful!
The Oct/Nov 2014 issue also marks our fourth birthday.
We've kept things pretty low key this year, but next
year we are planning a big celebration!

To read our latest issue click here.

Photo and styling: The Design Villa

Photo: Hannah Blackmore   Styling: Alana Langan

Photo: Life In Bloom Photography