Friday
May292015

Hamptons Trend

Beacon Lighting's new season trend is all about creating a cosy
winter retreat. Dark colours and lustrous finishes such as rust,
bronze and matte black are key to the Hamptons hardware trend,
with oversized pieces adding instant drama and impact. My top
picks from the range, include the Catena pendant light (pictured
directly below) and the Southampton exterior pendant (pictured at
the very bottom). Click here to shop Beacon's Hamptons range.

Tuesday
May262015

Norsu Interiors

Norsu Interiors is fast becoming my fave store stocking Scandi-inspired
products. Their range is simply stunning (as seen in the images in this
post!) and they must have the biggest range of Scandi prints I've ever
seen. You'll find internationally acclaimed artists such as Ruben Ireland
and Vee Speers. And great news for those of you living in Melbourne,
Norsu are about to expand their little store as they've outgrown their
original space. Keep an eye out over the coming couple of months!

For those a bit further away than Melbourne – you can
always shop til you drop in their online store (click here).

Styling: Julia Green & Jacqui Moore   Photography: Lisa Cohen

Thursday
May212015

Caitlin Wilson wallpaper

Caitlin Wilson is best known for her textiles and interior
design, but did you know she's just released a brand new
range of wallpapers? Oh my goodness, they are all simply
divine, and now I want a huge house to fill with all of this
wallpapery-goodness! If I had to pick a favourite it would be
the Silhouette design in grey (pictured above), it also
comes in a delicious shade of blush (I must have it for my
future dream bedroom). Shop the range by clicking here.

Wednesday
May202015

Paradise Edition is here!

The Paradise edition is here! Filled with all things coastal
and tropical, the Paradise issue is a feast for the senses,
and is assured to whisk you away to some place exotic.
Below are some sneaky peeks into the new issue!

Beat the winter blues, and buy your copy of the Paradise
edition from the Adore online shop (click here), various
retailers from next week (click here to download the list)
or in newsagents Australia-wide from June 1. I'll give an
update to our NZ and US readers about when and where
you can grab your copies once details are confirmed.

Our fabulous cover image was photographed by
Hannah Blackmore, styled by Claudia Stephenson
and Alice Stephenson. Model: Annaliese Mooney.

Monday
May182015

Adore Online Store

I recently got some products from the Adore online shop
photographed as gorgeous vignettes and wanted to share
the end result. I always entrust Louise from The Design
Villa
for all of my product photography, she's not only
talented, but located just down the road from me – making
photoshoots an absolute breeze! Getting back to the online
shop, I've introduced a lot of new products lately. I'm always
searching for beautifully designed products for the home, and
it's essential to me that products can be styled together,
and that they sit well within a particular colour palette. I'm
obsessed with colour (like hot pinks and vivid greens), but
I'm also drawn to strong, bold monochromatic palettes that
are popular in Scandinavian design. Scandi lovers will adore
the black and natural concrete products I now stock!
All products available by clicking here.

Silver bow napkin rings just $5.95 each.
Also pictured: gold dot napkin from Aquadoor Designs.

Frills iPad case $45 and Frills iPhone wristlet $66,
Influential print by Jen Ramos (unframed) $35

Queen of Jungle print by Evelyn Henson $36, Adore book $55,
brass container (with marble lid) $94, Giant Gem speaker $75,
Emily Ley storage box $35, kate spade NY notebook set (2) $19.95

Lots of concrete products available including horse $39,
house $25, black tray $49 (also available in natural),
pot $29, cross trivet $25. Brass jars (set of 2) $90.

Photography & styling: The Design Villa

Wednesday
May132015

SIT-KA's Luxe Designs

So I had to introduce you to this new homewares label
called SIT-KA. I predict big things for this brand, created
by Stacey Hunter. With a background in fashion design and
business, Stacey is now incorporating her passion for interiors
and design to pursue her dream of creating a luxury homewares
label. And if her debut Luxe collection is anything to go by, I
think SIT-KA will do great things! I love that it's all designed
and made here in Australia. There's a number of stockists in
Victoria (click here for list) if you want to check out the range
in person or shop the whole lot online by clicking here.

The reversible cushions are available in an on-trend colour
palette of blush, pale grey and black and white. Their signature
copper zips make these pretty irresistable. Priced from $85.

This daybed (pictured above) is probably my favourite
piece from the Luxe Collection. It would look great at the
foot of a slick, upholstered modern bed don't you think?

And lastly, this copper ladder makes the perfect
towel rack, or magazine holder. Priced at $330.

Tuesday
May122015

Shop: The Brown Trading Co

Today's we take a little looky at The Brown Trading Co's
relatively new bricks and mortar store in Salisbury, Brisbane.
We caught up with co-owner Keren Brown and chatted about
her lovely shop and the gorgeous products found inside.

Tell us about your relatively new retail store.
The new store opened in mid October within our current warehouse/
office space. It was in response to customers asking about where
to source specific homewares etc, so we thought, why not build a shop,
so we did. We have always been online and just launched our new website
(click here), however it's been wonderful to meet customers in person. 

What are the features of your store
and the types of products you sell?
The space is quite large so we have the wonderful ability to run
workshops and styling sessions in store. We sell a gorgeous range
of homewares, gifts and lifestyle products carefully curated and
sourced from Australian and international suppliers. We also still
exclusively sell our 'Keren Brown' collection of textiles – cushions,
tablecloths and napery. Customers can also source furniture
through us and obtain advise on decorating for their homes.

What has the reaction been like from customers?
The reaction has been fantastic, from being a one stop shop for
homewares and gifts through to easy parking, complimentary gift
wrapping, exceptional customer service and styling tips and advice.

Your store is full of gorgeous colourful homewares and
gifts, what is it about bright colours that you love?
I just love colour, it adds personality to a home and allows me
to be adventurous and creative. Our shop is certainly a burst of
colour and customers often comment about how happy our store
makes them feel and that they pop in regularly for inspiration.

Vist The Brown Trading Co at Unit 5, 623 Toohey Rd,
Salisbury or shop the range online by clicking here.

Photography & styling: The Design Villa

Wednesday
May062015

Sack Me's Cute Bedding

Well I'm a sucker for cute kids' bedding! I'm not sure what
it is about it, but I can't get enough (and I don't even have
children of my own yet!). This adorable range from Sack Me
has me wanting one of everything! And that donut cushion?
I think I hyperventilated with excitement. I mean c'mon who
doesn't love a donut?! Shop the whole range by clicking here.