Current Mood: California Holiday

We might be half way through Winter, but we are dreaming of a summer
vacay! To get you prepped, we look at Louvelle and Ephemera’s new
Spring collections – both photographed in sunny California.

LOUVELLE

First up, let’s escape to Palm Springs with Louvelle’s new collection of shower turbans, towel wraps, headscarves and eye masks. The campaign was shot at an historic estate in Palm Springs – evoking old Hollywood glamour vibes. In fact the photography style reminds us of Slim Aarons – it feels like you’re stepping back in time, and we simply cannot get enough of the retro holiday vibes. Our favourite item from the new range? Their new towel wraps (similar in style to their shower turbans) minimise blow dry time to protect hair from heat damage. The luxury microfibre is gentle on delicate hair fibres, to minimise friction and frizz. Winning!

 Louvelle  Chloe  eye mask in Painted Peony, and  Karla Colletto  Zaha  bandeau swimsuit

Louvelle Chloe eye mask in Painted Peony, and Karla Colletto Zaha bandeau swimsuit

 Louvelle  Riva  hair towel wrap in Hawaiian Bird Paradise print, and  Une Piece  Twist Halter  swimsuit

Louvelle Riva hair towel wrap in Hawaiian Bird Paradise print, and Une Piece Twist Halter swimsuit


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EPHEMERA

Ephemera’s new collection has me craving a summer vacation. The designs have a slight retro vibe, and I’m loving those high waisted pants paired with the tie front bandeau. Photographed at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills, it’s the perfect backdrop to the colours and patterns in the range. Watch the video below – it takes me back to my California trip earlier this year. Sigh.


WHAT TO PACK

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Holiday: The Barefoot Bay Cottage

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Itching for a Byron Bay getaway? We’re lusting over The Barefoot Bay Cottage’s picture-perfect interior designed by The Designory.

Photography Jessie Prince

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Gosh Byron Bay really does seem to be the 'it' location for the best designed accommodation, although they usually come with a not so nice price tag! But if you’re in a larger group, sharing this gorgeous cottage might be for you – it has 3 bedrooms that sleep a maximum of 8 adult guests (or up to 10 for families). Newly renovated this home is only a short stroll to Byron town. Cleverly designed to capture both winter sun and cooling summer breezes, it’s surrounded by lush tropical gardens, plunge pool, wrap around decks and outdoor bath. Ahh, sounds like bliss.

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The house has fully ducted air conditioning throughout as well as a fireplace and outdoor heater for the winter months. A stand-out feature of the property is its huge wrap around deck and outdoor entertaining area featuring oversized built in bench seating, multiple lounges, hanging chairs, a ten-seater outdoor dining table, plus an outdoor bath tub, shower and plunge pool. If you’re planning a winter vacay, there’s even an IXL Fresco Auora outdoor heater to ensure that guests can enjoy the beautiful year-round Byron Bay climate. I think I may need one of these should I move to Toowoomba!

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Like what you see? You can book a stay at The Barefoot Bay Cottage through Airbnb (click here).

Introducing our new Adore Shopping Site

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I’d like to introduce you all to Adore Shopping – an innovative new website where you can search for products from brands featured in Adore magazine and blog.

 Loni Parker, Editor and founder of Adore Home Magazine

Loni Parker, Editor and founder of Adore Home Magazine

Adore Shopping is designed to make you feel like you’re all on a personal shopping trip with me, (the editor of Adore Home Magazine). All of my favourite brands and online stores are under the one roof with Adore Shopping. Say for example, you’re on the hunt for a new bedside table, you would normally trawl through a number of online stores. But what happens when you can only think of a couple of places to search, you could be missing out on finding your perfect bedside table, simply because you weren’t searching in all the right places. This is where our site comes in handy. Use it as a one-stop shopping platform to find what you’re looking for, and compare products among other websites. Just use the search engine on the home page to find thousands of beautiful homewares and furniture.

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You can rest assured that all brands on our site are ones that we would regularly feature in our magazine and blog. Shops like West Elm, Designstuff, Life Interiors, Castle, Kip & Co and Urban Couture (just to name a few) will all be at your fingertips. Click here to try it out for yourself.

Store Profile: Hass & Co Botanics

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You don’t need a green thumb to create a stylish indoor garden, thanks to Perth-based Hass & Co.

Words Beth Greshwalk

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Nothing breathes life into an abode like a lush indoor garden. But finding the best plants and ‘plantwares’ to complement our interiors – not to mention the all-important greenery upkeep – can feel a bit daunting. So, it’s always refreshing to discover retailers like Hass & Co. Botanics, Perth’s divine destination for houseplants, accessories and personalised plant selection and styling guidance.

Hass & Co. was founded in 2017 by Cal Hassall and Casey O’Callahan, proud owners of an indoor garden who’d been yearning for more botanical décor choices than Perth had to offer. Harnessing Casey’s passion for nature and the couple’s shared retail experience, “we decided to put our backgrounds to good use, with the goal of making (plantware) options more accessible,” explains Casey.

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After opening their eye-catching boutique on Leederville’s equally vibrant Oxford Street, the pair soon realised their customers were not only seekers of quality Australian accessories unseen at larger department stores, but also those without green thumbs requiring easy-care foliage for their indoor gardens.

The solution?

“We carefully hand-select hardy tropical varieties of plants, because their preferred environment is easy to replicate at home,” says Casey. “We select ‘shade-grown’ plants, meaning they’re already seasoned to be grown in an indoor environment.”

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The most popular of such low-maintenance plants include the versatile devil’s ivy – “Grow it long and let it trail down, or take a cutting and grow it in water,” recommends Casey – along with calathea varieties like the pink-striped ornata: “These beauties love warmth and humidity. A bathroom with natural light is the perfect location.”

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As for the store’s selection of homegrown and international plantwares, clientele are loving locally made, steel plant hangers and stands by Still Life: “Their ladder stand is a personal favourite,” adds Casey. Other bestsellers include moss balls created by Perth-based Leaf & Moss.

And when it comes to styling stimuli, look no further than Hass & Co. displays. “They’re refreshed regularly, showcasing different ways to play with colour and texture to achieve an overall look,” says Casey. “We encourage customers to mix and match products until they find a combination that gets them excited.”

Visit Hass & Co Botanics at Suite 3a/250 Oxford St, Leederville, Perth WA.

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The Beach Club by Sarah Ellison

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Superstar stylist Sarah Ellison has collaborated with Teranova to launch her very own range of tiles. Here’s a look at The Beach Club collection, inspired by her travels abroad.

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Having just released a collection of furniture and homewares, Sarah has again delighted us with her new The Beach Club range of tiles available through Teranova. These gorgeous encaustic cement tiles were inspired by Sarah’s love of coastal travel destinations both local and overseas. With product names such as Wategoes, West Coast and Cinque Terre (to just name a few), it certainly does conjure up all those summer holiday feels. Check out the full range here.

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Top Finds: Sideboards

 Harto  Cesar  sideboard from Clickon Furniture

Harto Cesar sideboard from Clickon Furniture

Sideboards are a great storage option for dining or living rooms, even bedrooms. We’ve rounded up our favourite styles in timber, metal and black.

1 TIMBER

  Koto  sideboard from Life Interiors

Koto sideboard from Life Interiors

Timber sideboards can work super well in a whole host of different decorating types – it’s all about selecting the right shape, and timber stain for your individual style. A versatile style that would work well in contemporary, Scandi or coastal homes is Life Interiors’ Koto sideboard pictured above. Its clean lines and solid American white Oak finish has the big tick of approval from Adore. Plus it’s under $1000, so it’s well-priced.

Looking for something a little more unusual with a Scandi-influence? Harto’s Cesar sideboard from Clickon Furniture
(pictured at the top of blog post) is a mighty fine contender. This would make a real statement piece in a dining or living room!

More options below.

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2 METAL

 Muuto  Enfold  sideboard from Designstuff

Muuto Enfold sideboard from Designstuff

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Metal sideboards give a contemporary-meets-industrial flavour and are also highly durable. Pictured above is Muuto’s Enfold sideboard from Designstuff. Made from a lacquered steel that gently enfolds the top and bottom in solid oak, this sideboard fuses cold and warm materials for the perfect balanced look.

Life Interiors have also released a new Dawn range featuring cabinets, sideboards, entertainment units, and bedside drawers. This Dawn sideboard pictured opposite would be a practical storage solution in both living and dining rooms. I love the perforated metal screen on it.

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3 LUXE BLACK

  Brighton  buffet from Coco Republic

Brighton buffet from Coco Republic

There’s something quite luxurious and sophisticated about these two black sideboards – perhaps its also the fact that they both have brass detailing. The Brighton buffet from Coco Republic pictured above has a clean, streamlined design and the natural timber detail in black is so sexy!

There’s also the Audrey buffet from West Elm pictured below. The honeycomb pattern on the doors give a nice texture.

  Audrey  buffet from West Elm

Audrey buffet from West Elm

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Kara Rosenlund Goes Extra Large

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Australian freelance travel photographer and author, Kara Rosenlund, has released a new extra large size in her photographic prints range. Oversized has never looked so good.

Photography + styling: Kara Rosenlund

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I’ve long been a fan of Kara’s work – in fact one of her beautiful Bondi Beach photographs graces my dining room. I can attest to the quality of her prints, the colours so vibrant, and the clarity - so crisp.

The new Extra Large print size is an effortless way to create an atmosphere of understated luxury. In my opinion, when it comes to art, the bigger the better – especially if you have high ceilings. Art always feels more generous when it’s larger in scale.

Adds Kara: “When you scale up a photograph to these proportions there is nowhere to hide and I’m proud that my work holds its integrity and quality at this extra large size.”

Want to read more on how to style Kara’s Extra Large  prints? Click here to read her blog post.

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FOUR AUSTRALIAN TRENDS TO EMBRACE

 Violet entertainment unit

Violet entertainment unit

We’ve looked to OZ Design’s latest campaign for four hot Australian trends to embrace this winter.

1 TIMBER ACCENTS

 Atticus sofa, Union coffee table, Violet buffet, Rosie designer chair

Atticus sofa, Union coffee table, Violet buffet, Rosie designer chair

A touch of timber in the home is a great way to warm up a space. Whether it’s a solid piece of furniture – like this beautiful Violet buffet, or just a touch of timber – like in the legs of this Atticus sofa (both pictured above), it can really inject a natural touch to a space. The key to getting this look right? Don’t overdo it. So for example if you opt for a timber dining table, don’t pair it with matching timber chairs - offset it with a contrasting colour/material to prevent it looking too matchy-matchy.


2 FLORALS AND VELVET

 Manual buffet, Lola ottomans, Union side table, Melody side table, and Floyd chair.

Manual buffet, Lola ottomans, Union side table, Melody side table, and Floyd chair.

There’s something quite romantic about floral prints – they’re a massive trend at the moment. And do you know the perfect accompaniment to florals? Velvet. The look is oh so chic. And velvet also has a really soft feel to it. In winter, it’s so nice to be surrounded with lots of soft, cosy textures so be sure to add a touch of velvet to your home this winter. 


3 NATIVE FLORA PRINTS

 Sari buffet

Sari buffet

Aussie flora and fauna art prints art big right now in interiors – and we just love these ones pictured, available from OZ Design. In particular photographic prints with colours of pink and green are so popular, we just can’t get enough of those pretty pink tones. Our hot tip – pair one of these prints in a front entry with a blush pink door (like above) – dreamy!

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4 COASTAL BOHO

 Hamptons buffet

Hamptons buffet

It’s not hard to see why so many Australians love coastal, boho and Hamptons styles. It totally suits our climate and our relaxed way of life. This look works well with lots of white, and a splash of natural elements like jute and cane. If you can’t go a white sofa, opt for soft neutral tones like this Ashton sofa. This look will never date, and is in, no matter what the season.

 Ashton three-seater sofa, Hamptons buffet and coffee table, Martini designer chairs

Ashton three-seater sofa, Hamptons buffet and coffee table, Martini designer chairs