My New Bedside Tables!

At long last my new Jonathan Adler 'Channing' end tables
have arrived! I practically squealed when I picked them up
from the Brisbane Coco Republic store over the weekend.
And while you're there, be sure to pop into their new upper
level showroom which features a massive area dedicated to
Jonathan Adler furniture and homewares. It is drop dead
gorgeous. Time to start some serious saving, because I want
it all! Ok so getting back to the bedroom, I decided to use
IKEA 'Ranarp' table lamps for the time being, however I
would like to eventually replace with something a bit taller.

I'm totally loving my new bedsides and this being my
very first Jonathan Adler furniture purchase, I'm so happy!
If I had it my way (and had the cash to splash) I'd
decorate my entire home in Jonathan Adler goodness. I still
have to sell my old bedside tables (which you can purchase
) and view in this previous bedroom blog post (click here).

I was a little bit naughty on the weekend (I blame it on my
mum and sister visiting and wanting to go shopping!) and
bought a couple of new cushions for my bedroom. I picked
up a cream Bambury Mongolian lambswool cushion from Muse
by Pillow Talk
and a soft pink 'Hosk' cushion from Country
Road. The white linen is from I Love Linen and they are seriously
amazing to sleep on. They soften over time and are pure bliss!

Get the look with these fab finds.



Retro Stylin'

1 PRINT  /  2 LAMP  /  3 CUSHION  /  4 CHAIR

Compiled by Jessica Wells


My Chinoiserie Bar Cart

I'm finally revealing my bar cart in my home! Geez, I feel
like I've had it for ages and I've been so slack lately in
taking pics of it nicely styled up. Anyways I picked up some
lovely yellow lillies earlier in the week and thought what
better time to take pics than now! It's still a work in progress
but it's getting there and I'm happy with it so far. I just feel
it needs something with more height on the bottom row.
Hmm, maybe a large vase or statue/decorator piece?

So where did I pick this fancy schmancy bar cart up from?
It's a Gilles and Franck design sold through Botticelli House
in Brisbane. It's faux bamboo construction and geometric
pattern on the side completely sold me. I do love a bit of
Chinoiserie and this fits my dining area very nicely (once
I get a set of four faux bamboo dining chairs that is!).

I hung a yellow/gold pineapple artwork by Jen Ramos (which
is available in our online store - click here), with a abstract
blue artwork painted by my blogger friend Lisa Marinovich (of
Luxe Addition). Can you tell I like blue and yellow much?


Flower Power

1 ART  /  2 CUSHION  /  3 FRAME  /  4 VASE

Compiled by Jessica Wells



GlobeWest are having a massive clearance sale in Melbourne
starting this Thursday (running from 16-18 April). For those
of you not in the know, GlobeWest is an awesome furniture/
homewares wholesaler. The fact that they're opening their
warehouse to the general public, is a pretty big deal! You can
get access to some amazing pieces at heavily reduced prices
(up to 70% off RRP!). I am so bummed that I live in Brisbane
and can't make this sale. For anyone living in Melbourne and
looking for furniture/decorator items for your home, I strongly
recommend you hop along and check it out.

There will be discontinued, samples and ex-showroom
products. Plus by simply attending the sale and filling out
an entry form (1 per person) you could win $1000 worth
of products (of your choosing) from GlobeWest's current
collection! For more details about the sale click here.


Nest Designs Decorating Workshop

Oaten’s and Sydney-based Nest Designs have teamed up again
to offer three days of decorating workshops. Emma Blomfield of
Nest Designs will show in store how to quickly execute a stylish and
affordable transformation for your room for Autumn by updating
your soft furnishings and how to work it in with what you already have.

The first decorating workshop for beginners kicks off this Thursday
16 April, followed by an intermediate decorating class on 17 April.
There's also limited one-on-one consultations with Emma that can
be booked from 16-18 April. Oaten's is located in the town of Casino,
just outside of Lismore, NSW. To book your tickets click here.

Photos: Lisa Zhu


New things at Castle

The lovely Rachel Castle has released lots more goodies
in her online shop, Castle, including new art prints, tea
towels and penny round cushions in lovely pastel colours
- gah - I want it all! What I love about Rachel is that she
doesn't take herself or her products too seriously - her prints
are always tongue-in-cheek and the colours she uses are
always bright and fun. Don't just take my word for it though.
Check out all of the new goodness by clicking here.

Photography: Cam Bloom



Shop: The Minimalist

If you've had a read of the latest issue of Adore, you would
have seen our store profile with The Minimalist's Leah Taylor.
Originally an online only store, The Minimalist now has a
retail showroom as well, in Sydney's trendy Surry Hills. I had
lots of images leftover from the photoshoot, so I thought I'd
share a few more, along with a quick Q&A with the lovely Leah.

Photography: Jacqui Turk

The Minimalist originally started as an online-only shop.
Why did you decide to start a retail store?

I started The Minimalist as a small online store that I intended
to keep as a little project on the sidelines of my main focus at
the time, which was my interior design work. But with the
unanticipated growth and popularity of the store in such a short
time and the huge success of a few pop up stores I held, it
seemed crazy not to create a permanent retail space. Specially
because I already had my ideal shop space right here at home!

Before you set up the Sydney store,
what did you envision for it?

I always had my ground floor space at home in my mind as
being the perfect space for the store. It’s unrefined and full of
character and I love its hidden location. It's a constant work
in progress for me and I'm always adapting and changing it.
My original vision was more about the feeling of the space than
the details. I wanted my customers to feel as though they have
stumbled across something unlike any retail space they have
been in before. Something only known to a select few.

What are the features of the store
and the types of products you sell?

Very much like the retail space, the product range is
eclectic. It’s a mix of beautiful basics in marble and concrete
along with more unique pieces such as screen printed
artworks and cushions, ceramics and hand made jewellery.

What’s it like to live above the store?
I absolutely adore the space and the location. Working so close
to home is a huge bonus because I am working so much. I would
hate to have to factor in travel time to my already 12 hour + days.

The store is located inside a beautiful building.
Tell us about the history of the building.

The now retail space was previously a single storey stable for
the adjoining terraces. Since then it has been built upon and
built upon to create the unique one bedroom terrace space
it is today. It also served as the original Porter’s Paints
showroom and warehouse and retains one of my favourite
specialty finishes that they make which is the 'Lime Wash.

The Minimalist is open Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm.
11 Albion Way, Surry Hills, Sydney
Shop the range online by clicking here.