Sage x Clare goes à la Parisienne

Sage x Clare’s new Marais collection has taken on a decidedly eclectic, French look – embodying that unexpected sparkle and utterly French je ne sais quoi.

Photography Annette O'Brien  /  Styling Julia Green

I’m just loving the campaign imagery from the new Sage x Clare collection – it’s bright and colourful – and most importantly, full of personality. Bringing you tufted checks, embroidered stars and tapestry florals, there is a quiet irreverence to the Marais collection, an element of undone-ness, whether it be wrinkled gingham linen or a symphony of contrasting colours. Everything can be mixed and matched effortlessly, that’s one thing I adore about all of Sage x Clare’s products.

Texture and colour are key to the success of the new range – you’ll find everything from yarn dyed cottons, to luxurious velvets, to gingham waffle weaves.

So if you’re looking to bring a little bit of an unpredictable, confident Parisian flavour to your abode, you’ll need to check out the range, available for purchase through Sage x Clare’s online store and Greenhouse Interiors.

SHOP SMART WITH ZANUI

As a magazine editor, one of my key jobs is to source products and keep up to date with the latest in interior trends and products. Today I’m going to introduce you to Zanui – an online store that is constantly on my radar.

What I love about online store Zanui, is their huge range of furniture and homewares. It’s why I constantly turn to them for product sourcing for both our blog, and the magazine. It’s almost guaranteed that if I’m looking for something specific, I’m going to find it at Zanui. With so many on-trend products that fit perfectly within any contemporary home, Zanui is a must-visit for the savvy decorator. Plus a lot of their products are very reasonably priced – representing excellent value for money across all of their stocked ranges.

In terms of the types of brands on offer, there are way too many to list (over 500 brands in total), but here are a few of our personal favourites: Harpers Project, AURA by Tracie Ellis, Maxwell & Williams, Talulah, Sunnylife, Zakkia, plus Zanui’s own line of affordably priced furniture.

I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite looks from Zanui pictured here – but honestly there’s just so much more to see over on their website. If you’re looking to furnish/decorate your home, hop on over to their online store by clicking here.

Louvelle’s New 2017 Range

Designed in Australia, Louvelle’s new range brings back the glamour to loungewear and travel accessories.

Inspired by vintage glamour, Simone Taylor launched Louvelle showerwear in 2014 and transformed the humble shower cap into a chic item worthy of any stylish wardrobe. No longer an item to be hidden away while wearing, the range quickly became a cult accessory loved by the media and sold across hundreds of retailers across Australia and the United States.

Following on from this success, Louvelle has designed a new range of chic beauty and loungewear accessories in fashion-forward prints. Their Saskia cotton silk robes come in seven different designs and are priced at $150 – the hardest part is choosing a design. I’m torn between the two pictured above.

You’ll also find eye masks, beauty bags, headbands and a range of new shower turban prints on offer. Click here to check out the rest of their gorgeous range.

My Dining Room Reveal

I’m so excited to finally reveal my dining room in my apartment. So what was the inspiration? Florida’s tropical Palm Beach and the white sandy beaches of Esperance in Western Australia.

THE INSPIRATION (from top to bottom)
LUCKY BAY, ESPERANCE   /  SOHO BEACH HOUSE  /  WHARTON BEACH, ESPERANCE  /  DINING ROOM  /  AVALON HOTEL

So here’s the colour inspiration (above) for my dining room – whites, blues and greens. Esperance was definitely a main influence for the colours used in my dining room. And for anyone who hasn’t heard of Esperance before, it’s a small town at the bottom of Western Australia with to-die-for beaches. They look even better than the Whitsundays. I’ve now got this destination high on my travel wish list thanks to this short video below by Salty Wings. They’ve captured it so beautifully.

 

Admittedly my dining room space is more whites and creams than blues, but I think it has just the right amount through the photographic print from Urban Road. You’ll also see a sneak peek of my sofa in the living room – again, blue is the main accent colour, accentuated by lots of pops of green in the foliage of the plants. Plants have totally brought the space to life.

As you can see here, the dining area overlooks my courtyard. We installed a vertical garden pretty much as soon as we moved in, and in the space of about 10 months, the plants have really flourished. It’s so green and tropical out there. I recommend anyone with a small outdoor space, whether it’s a balcony or courtyard, install a vertical garden – it takes up less space than potted plants on the ground, and you can fit so many more plants in when you go vertical (all up we have 56 plants in ours). Just make sure to select plants that are suitable for the sun/shade situation at your place.

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I absolutely love my new Oasis planter pot with timber legs from OZ Design Furniture. It has a slight mid-century feel and helps to elevate smaller plants to give them extra height and wow-factor. The Faded Palms print pictured here, is also from OZ Design Furniture – they have such a great range of affordably priced framed prints – definitely worth checking them out.

GET THE LOOK WITH THESE FINDS
RUG  /  PENDANT LIGHT  /  PRINT  /  CHAIR  /  DINING TABLE  /  POT + STAND

Bedside Tables for all Budgets

With so many beautiful bedside tables out there, I’ve decided
to round-up my favourites – no matter what your budget.

1 BUDGET BEDSIDES

Let’s kick this post off with some affordable budget-friendly options. To me, anything under $200 falls within the budget category. This gorgeous Milo side table pictured above in one of Three Birds Renovations’ homes, is from Adairs and priced just under $200. The little leather handle, and thin white legs are a winner for me. It’s not bulky either, so ideal for smaller bedrooms.

Another great option that’s under $90, is Mocka’s Jesse bedside table (pictured opposite in Tarina of Oh Eight Oh Nine’s bedroom). It’s suitable for Scandi-style rooms and quite short, so best for sleek, low-to-the-floor beds.

I also love the Selje bedside from IKEA – not only is it beautifully simple in its design, it’s also pretty clever. You see, it has a wireless charger built in (pictured above), making it easy to charge your smartphone wirelessly (if your phone supports wireless charging) – all you have to do is place it on top of the charger. If your phone isn’t compatible, you can purchase IKEA’s Vitahult wireless charging cover for your phone to make it work. I know my mobile phone is always by my bedside at night – so this is great for charging your phone while you sleep. And for under $80 – it’s pretty affordable too.

1 MALM   /  2 VERO  /  3 JESSE


2 MID-RANGE BEDSIDES

When it comes to that mid-range price bracket, West Elm leads the way. Most of their bedside tables are priced between $300-$600, and there’s a great variety of styles to choose from. West Elm’s Sculpted Geo bedside (pictured top), Penelope bedside (above left) and Roar + Rabbit geo brass inlay bedside table (above right) are just a few of my favourites.

This Devon Campaign bedside table pictured opposite, from Pottery Barn has such a classic, elegant look. I always gravitate towards these kinds of styles for my own home.

For a table with a mid-century vibe – you can’t go past the Valencia mini cabinet from Life Interiors (pictured below). It also comes in a beech finish if you prefer a lighter looking timber. I’m loving the brass legs and walnut finish.

1 AUDREY  /  2 OH  /  3 PARQUE


3 HIGH-END BEDSIDES

If your budget allows it, there’s so many beautiful high-end options out there with an elegant, refined look. Online store James Said is leading the field in the glamour department – and this one of theirs above, is aptly named the Studly bedside table. It also comes in white. Also available from James Said, is the Hudson bedside designed by Greg Natale (pictured opposite). The bold black and white greek key pattern certainly makes a statement – although if you’re looking for something more subtle, there’s a white-on-white option.

But if your style is more pared-back/Scandi, there are plenty of suitable matches in the high-end price range. Grazia and Co’s Leo bedside pictured below comes in a variety of colours - and the leather strap handle is a nice touch.

Pre-order new Adore Autumn edition

Out soon in newsagents and select retail stores, our Autumn edition is packed with interior inspiration. This issue, expect to be wowed by five of the hottest kitchen trends, along with products to make your kitchen delectable! Here’s a sneak peek look inside.

But it’s not just the kitchens in this edition that will dazzle, we have four outstanding homes that are all equally gorgeous and very diverse in style. From understated elegance, colourful cool, timeless beauty, and mid-century modern – there’s sure to be a home you’ll fall in love with. The bedroom pictured directly below, belongs to Kristine Jenkins. I stumbled upon her home whilst trawling through Instagram. I immediately knew that her gorgeous new abode would be perfect for Adore. Her home whilst neutral in palette, layers textures and materials in such a way that it never feels boring. It feels warm, elegant, and carefully considered.

Here’s more of a look at what you’ll find in this issue. You can pre-order now through our online shop by clicking here. Or wait til its out in newsagents and select boutique stores from March 9.

Photography Nikki To  /  Interior design Catherine Heraghty  /  Styling Alice Stephenson

Photography Nikki To  /  Interior design Catherine Heraghty  /  Styling Alice Stephenson

Colour Trend: Burgundy + Blush

We’re officially obsessed with 2017’s hottest colour trend – burgundy and blush pink. When the two hues combine, it’s pure magic. The pale pink helps to balance the richness of the burgundy – creating a perfect harmony.

SOURCES (PICTURED ABOVE)
EVENT STYLING  /  CHAIR  /  CARD  /  THROW  /  PRINT  /  SHEEPSKIN  /  LIGHT  /  CUSHION  /  DRESS

Republic of Fritz Hansen's limited edition Arne Jacobsen chairs were inspired by cherry blossom

Not only does this colour combo work in interiors – it also crosses over into fashion, and even event styling as illustrated above in the work of business Styled By Coco. This is typical of most colour trends, they tend to filter into all sorts of areas.

If you had of told me a couple of years ago that burgundy would be in, I would have scoffed and thought don’t be ridiculous. Well, I’ve come around to this colour, but here’s the clincher. It looks best with pale blush pink. Throw in some rose gold/copper accents and you’ve got the perfect colour combination - it’s got great contrast, with the softness of the blush cutting through the richness of those dark burgundy hues.

 

There are so many brands embracing these colours – including Republic of Fritz Hansen (available from Cult). The iconic Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair pictured above, has been given a makeover – inspired by the soft, feminine colours of Japanese cherry blossoms. The shell of this special 2017 edition is available in two colours – a deep-red merlot and a serene, pastel nude. Both are paired with rose gold coated legs. Dreamy right?!

SOURCES (PICTURED ABOVE)
CITTA’S NEW COLLECTION  /  FASHION BLOGGER  /  CAKE STAND  /  HANDBAG  /  THROW
PINK COAT  /  NAIL POLISH  /  PEONY PRINT  /  CHAIR  /  OTTOMAN  /  TEALIGHT LANTERN

LIFE INSTYLE SYDNEY

Milk and Sugar

Milk and Sugar

If you’re a retailer in the gift/homewares/kids sector, you’ll most likely be aware of Life Instyle. Their next trade show kicks off mid February in Sydney and promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Blushing Confetti

Blushing Confetti

Life Instyle truly helps business owners take time and stress out of sourcing and buying. With over 300 unique suppliers under the one roof, you can virtually do all of your buying right there and then. This year Life Instyle are describing their event as a "Hyper Paradise" which sounds about right if these images from various suppliers are anything to go by. Not only that, it’s a place of pure inspiration, offering workshops, and seminars from leaders in the field. Everything from hearing about the latest trends, to tips on brand authenticity to how to utilise Instagram for your business will be on offer throughout the event’s duration. Tickets are affordably priced at $30 – it’s a great way to keep informed and learn a new thing or two!

Blacklist

Blacklist

Fox and Fallow

Fox and Fallow

I have attended Life Instyle a few times in the past and it really has a designer vibe to it - I would even go as far as to say it’s one of my favourite trade show events in Australia. The brands they have to choose from are all carefully selected to ensure you’re finding truly one-of-a-kind products. Plus you’ll find First Instyle there, a place to showcase emerging designers as they make their debut to the trade industry for the first time. And their Kids Instyle area is pretty special too – if you stock products for kids this area is amazingly cute!

Zakkia

Zakkia

This year’s Life Instyle will be held at Royal Hall of Industries, Hordern Pavillion from 16-19 February. Entry is free, however is a trade-only event. To register to attend simply click here.