DREAMY BOHO PARTY STYLING

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As the store owner of The White Bungalow and White Havana, Chris Curro naturally celebrated her 40th birthday in style. The result is a dreamy floral wonderland. We caught up with Chris to get all the details on her party.

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Tell us a little about the theme of your birthday party and that gorgeous venue you held it in.
I wanted to create a beautiful “boho grazing luncheon” that included two of my most favourite things – flowers and my friends! As my life has been so busy this year, I opted for a small and intimate affair that really allowed my guests and I to enjoy the afternoon together. I had been on the hunt for a venue for quite some time and had almost given up when I stumbled across Soho Yoga studio in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. It had everything I was looking for, stunning pitched roof with beautiful exposed beams and a white canvas filled with an abundance of natural lighting. It was the perfect backdrop for event.

Tell us a little about The White Bungalow’s event styling services.
We believe it’s the little details that add something truly special to any occasion. Be it a small gathering or a large, lavish celebration, The White Bungalow can take care of all of the beautiful decorative elements for your event. Our team are really passionate about customizing your event to bring your vision to life. Our services include consultations, creative direction, sourcing beautiful furniture, props, décor, gourmet cheeseboards, floral installations and of course styling your event on the day!

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The flowers look incredible! What kind of varieties did you have throughout the arrangements?
The main decorating element we used for the event were flowers, and I wanted to transform the space into something totally unexpected for when my guests entered. The visual impact was amazing, especially our hanging basket installation which was dripping in lush foliage including Amaranthus and Jasmine. To stay in line with the “boho luncheon theme” I opted for rich and exotic colour tones but the styling and design of the table arrangements were soft and flowing to create a relaxed and almost whimsical feel. One of my favorite features was the floral installation on the table that included a beautiful mix of Cottage Roses, Cymbidium Orhids, Freesias, Tulips, Alstroemeria, Poppies, Hellebores and Jasmine. 

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Can you give us a little run-down of the food and drinks you had at the party?
We kept the food relatively simple with our signature gourmet cheese boards. These have become quite a specialty of ours as we create them for our workshops and VIP events held in store. The selection included brie, camembert, cheddar and bue cheese paired with prosciutto, water crackers, fresh pomegranate and figs drizzled with honey. Our guests were treated with Moet & Chandon Rose champagne along with a delicious mimosa punch garnished with fresh berries and mint. The birthday cake was beautifully created by our styling team with yummy blueberry and lemon flavoured donuts from Nodo. Another favourite touch we used were custom quoted cookies from Sweet Mickie which really added a personal touch to the day and was a special treat for my guests to take home.

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Want to see more from this event - watch the short video below. How dreamy does this party look? If you would like to know more about The White Bungalow’s event styling or simply want a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, hop on over to their website by clicking here.

Boho vibes from Amigos De Hoy

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Amigos De Hoy have released a stunning new range of rugs and decor with a distinctly boho vibe. Here's a look at their collection of goodies.

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Art Hide's sister brand, Amigos De Hoy has produced a stunning new range of boho-inspired rugs, cushions and objet d'art which we simply adore. Their rag rug and dhurrie styles have a slight tribal feel with metallic accents to give that luxe factor.

But its not just the rugs we're lusting for - their Wes the Lion wall hanging and oversized Liberty Tassel are great options when you're not looking for traditional art for your walls - we think they'd look great in kids' rooms.

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Textile designer and co-owner of Amigos De Hoy, Bree Hay-Hendry said, “We’ve loved working on this new range which is super textural and glam but also a little gritty. We focus on creating family-friendly pieces that bring joy, merriment and some instant ‘street cred’ into a home, that look like you’ve collected them on exotic overseas jaunts!”

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ARRO HOME'S NEW DAY NEW DAWN

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Contemporary furnishings brand, Arro Home has released a delightful new collection – New Day New Dawn. Here’s a look at our favourite pieces.

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Arro Home’s New Day, New Dawn contemporary collection of furnishings embraces rich hues and textures. Think nostalgic mustard, wine and rust, combined with inky navy blues, greens and turquoise, and soft dusty pinks. We love their versatile new colour range of velvet ottomans along with their contemporary lounge chairs and sofas. And we simply can’t get enough of their tassel cushions and rugs. There’s always an element of quirkiness to each new collection - and this range is no exception - eye motifs and large pom poms keep it feeling fresh and youthful. Shop the range by clicking here.

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Arro Home have retained the elegance of classical shapes with their range of velvet sofas, lounge chairs and ottomans.

Arro Home have retained the elegance of classical shapes with their range of velvet sofas, lounge chairs and ottomans.

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Woven kilim rugs with textured details and tassels

Woven kilim rugs with textured details and tassels

Pre-order our new Planted Magazine

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We’re so excited to announce Planted magazine is back! This annual edition will hit newsagent stands 12 October and is also available for pre-order now in the Adore online shop.

Adore editor Loni Parker’s courtyard shelves

Adore editor Loni Parker’s courtyard shelves

Outdoor lounge belonging to Jenni Farr and designed by Mon Palmer  /  Photography Claire McFerran

Outdoor lounge belonging to Jenni Farr and designed by Mon Palmer  /  Photography Claire McFerran

Having just received our advance copies from the printer, we couldn’t resist sharing with you, a sneak peek look at the inside of issue 2 of Planted magazine. It’s brimming with outdoor garden ideas, along with clever ways to green up your interiors. And, if you’re hunting for vertical garden inspiration, we share four ways to get your plants up off the floor and on to the wall. There’s so many fab products packed into this issue, if you’re after the latest trends in outdoor and plant-related products you simply must pick up a copy of this issue! Click here to pre-order.

Paola Gredler's compact courtyard (as featured on the cover)  /  Photography Annette O'Brien  /  Styling Alana Langan

Paola Gredler's compact courtyard (as featured on the cover)  /  Photography Annette O'Brien  /  Styling Alana Langan

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A breezy courtyard designed by Ascher Smith  /  Photography Jody D'Arcy  /  Styling Lisa Quinn-Schofield

A breezy courtyard designed by Ascher Smith  /  Photography Jody D'Arcy  /  Styling Lisa Quinn-Schofield

MEIR'S SEXY NEW FINISHES

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Meir Australia are well known for their beautiful matte black tapware. Recently they have introduced a new range of finishes in their range and I’m smitten. Here’s a little look at what’s new.

FLAT LAY IMAGES BELOW Photography Julian Gries  /  Styling Martine Osborne, Momo  /  Tiles Byzantine Design

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MATTE BLACK

I’m a huge fan of black tapware, in fact, I own one of Meir’s stunning matte black taps in my kitchen (pictured in the first image). But when I found out Meir have now introduced a stunning new range of finishes I got pretty excited. Don’t get me wrong, I love my black tapware in my current kitchen, but for my future dream home, I may need to opt for one of their new finishes. Here’s a little look below at the sexy new range.


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TIGER BRONZE

Utilising the natural charm of bronze and copper, Tiger Bronze adds unique character through its brushed black undercoating and clear lacquer coating. This look is probably my favourite out of all of them. Super luxurious!


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CHROME

The flawless finish of Chrome is timeless and commonly referred to as the safe choice for renovators and builders. It certainly provides a classic look, that’s not going to date any time soon.


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CHAMPAGNE

Moving into a luxury home isn’t complete without celebrating over premium Champagne. Subtle yet elegant, this range dares to push the boundaries of luxury tapware. I love that this colour sits somewhere between copper and brass, a beautiful finish wouldn’t you agree?!

TOP 5 BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN PARIS

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If you’re headed to Paris, you’ll want to book yourself in to one of these five delightful boutique hotels – each filled with Parisian charm.

 

1 HOTEL HENRIETTE

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Located in a small and quiet cobblestone street close to the Mouffetard district, Hotel Henriette offers a truly unique and intimate experience. Each of its 32 guest rooms are individually designed – with no two rooms the same! Quite often hotels provide cookie-cutter rooms – so it’s certainly refreshing when you stumble across a boutique hotel like this!

Other features to enjoy on your stay include a lounge with a wide selection of reading matter, a cosy flowered vintage backyard, a delicious breakfast and a city concierge service offering a friendly helping hand with your arrangements for travel, excursions, restaurant bookings, theatre tickets and anything else your heart desires. This hotel is the very epitome of an ultra cool, luxury and boutique holiday experience.

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2 HOTEL PANACHE

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Located in the historic Montmartre district of Paris, Hotel Panache offers a sophisticated holiday experience with rooms that ooze sexy Parisian flair. The woven cane bedheads are somewhat of a signature feature throughout each of the rooms, yet each of the various rooms and suites have their own distinct style and colour palette.

The Restaurant Panache on the ground level of the hotel is a feast for the senses – it’s pure eye candy with herringbone floor, mosaic tiles, detailed wall moulding, brass trim and plush seating. Hotel Panache’s ooh la la interiors won’t disappoint.

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3 HOTEL BIENVENUE

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The brand new Hotel Bienvenue located in the Paris 9th district, offers an intimate and trendy escape thanks to its delicate sorbet-coloured interiors. We’ve fallen in love with each of the room’s plush, curved bedheads and statement sconces. It’s a little bit c’est magnifique, don’t you think?!

Be sure to step back in time to the hotel’s own glitzy Speakeasy bar. It’s a space that nods its head to an era of glitz and glamour. A perfect spot for a cocktail or two.

For lovers of French food, you can enjoy pastries made by Anais Olmer de Bogato and even take lessons in how to make your very own fine French pastries. Calm rooms and green spaces throughout the inside and exterior of the hotel will soothe your senses in a part of the city which is filled with vibrant life.

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4 COQ HOTEL

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Next on our list, is COQ - that’s short for Community of Quality, although le coq (French for rooster) does subtly pop its head up throughout the quirky interiors of this hotel (there’s even a chicken coop outside!). This cool hotel will certainly appeal to the young hipster crowd with its slightly kooky decor mixed with vintage accents and artworks.

There are three varieties of rooms on offer – the Classique (the smallest in size), the Superieure, and the Deluxe. All of which have a distinct yesteryear feel, complemented with modern amenities of course.

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5 LE ROCH HOTEL

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Warm, elegant and above all inviting, is how you would describe Le Roch Hotel. Parisian interior designer Sarah Lavoine has kept the colour palette for the most part, dark and moody with hits of punchy greens, turquoise blues and coral pinks. The rooms and suites on offer are available in five different colour schemes, and with only 37 rooms in the hotel, it ensures a boutique, personalised experience. A courtyard garden, sunny terrace, a spa and swimming pool give this hotel its 5 star edge.

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new from bonnie and neil

Photography Eve Wilson / Styling Heather Nette King

Photography Eve Wilson / Styling Heather Nette King

Bonnie and Neil have been very busy of late, releasing their new Resort collection, along with an exciting collaboration with Byzantine Design.

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Photography Stephanie Rooney

Bonnie and Neil is such a well-loved and respected Australian homewares label – and for good reason! Their lively range of prints and love of colour makes their products perfect for our relaxed and casual Aussie lifestyle. When I spotted their new Resort collection it made my heart skip a beat. The colours are just divine, so perfect for Spring – if you’re wanting a hit of floral fancy in your home, you simply must invest in this range.

Photography Eve Wilson / Styling Heather Nette King

Photography Eve Wilson / Styling Heather Nette King

Photography Rochelle Eagle / Styling Beckie Littler

Photography Rochelle Eagle / Styling Beckie Littler

Another exciting range from Bonnie and Neil, is their new collaboration with Byzantine Design. Together they have released a vinyl rug and porcelain tile collection, with a nod to worldly influences. There are five distinct designs - 70s, Cuba, Aegean, Deco and Coastal – and let me tell you it’s hard to pick just one – I want them all! Personally, I’d love to own one of their vinyl rugs and position it in my outdoor courtyard – most of the designs have an encaustic tile look to them - which would be a great fix for covering ugly outdoor tiles (which I currently have!). You can shop the new Resort collection and range of flooring options through the Bonnie and Neil website by clicking here.

Photography Rochelle Eagle / Styling Beckie Littler

Photography Rochelle Eagle / Styling Beckie Littler

Photography Rochelle Eagle / Styling Beckie Littler

Photography Rochelle Eagle / Styling Beckie Littler

Tait's new Melbourne flagship store

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For over 25 years Tait has been designing and producing outdoor furniture from its Melbourne base. Recently they unveiled their new Melbourne flagship store – providing customers with a complete outdoor living experience.

Photography Sean Fennessy

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“This is an exciting time for Tait – it’s our first major flagship store, designed to showcase our entire range of products and bring our ethos of ‘A Life Outside’ into full, living colour,” said Tait Creative Director, Susan Tait.

The store, previously home to a major bank, has undergone an ambitious ‘inside out’ procedure which saw Tait with DesignOffice, strip the building back to its bare bones and use the raw, unrefined base to build a spacious, airy, light-filled space.

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New display windows paved in grey brick have been added to the showroom’s west-facing street front, while lush greenery is strategically hung to filter a dappled filigree of leafy shadows and light into the space.

Looking to engage retail customers as well as design clients, Tait worked with DesignOffice to conceive a series of zones that would be at once enticing and relaxing. Customers are welcomed by the easy touch-points of a products and accessories zone – perfect for quick purchases, as well as a dedicated plant shop where customers can purchase planter boxes and indulge their passion for gardening and greening.

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“The showroom really does have a wonderful vibe. The sense of landscape, the light from the north windows, the beautiful blue-greens of DesignOffice’s colour palette and the clever zoning: these all come together to create a
very peaceful, welcoming space,” said Susan.

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Visit Tait’s Melbourne flagship store at 209-211 Smith St, Fitzroy. If you’re in Sydney you might also want to check out their new Sydney store at 4/9 Danks St, Waterloo. Or shop their range online by clicking here.