the New Wave from Sarah Ellison

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Interior stylist super-star Sarah Ellison has recently released a stunning range of contemporary furniture. Here’s a look at her debut The New Wave collection.

Photography Dave Wheeler  /  Styling Sarah Ellison

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Many of you would know of Sarah’s styling work at Real Living magazine, where she was the Style Editor for seven years. Since departing from Real Living, she has gone on to release a beautifully considered, well-designed range of contemporary furniture and homewares with a real urban edge.

Inspired by her love for coastal interiors and life in Bondi Beach, there’s so many pieces to ooh and ahh over. We’ve fallen in love with the Alva armchair in velvet, Jay terrazzo coffee table (both pictured above), and that heavenly Stacey dining table (below), just to name a few.

The range is available to purchase from Clickon Furniture and Sarah Ellison Studio.

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Table Setting Ideas

1 FEMININE

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This look is a contemporary twist on a feminine colour scheme. Get the girls around for lunch with a pink, gold and grey colour scheme and top it off with some florals in lilac tones. Simply delightful!

PICTURED ZAKKIA CERAMICS  /  EVENT STYLING BY RUBY + JAMES

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2 NEUTRAL

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Less is always more – a simple, Scandinavian setting is perfect for any party
you are hosting this festive season. Natural timbers teamed with light greys, whites and fresh greens make for a relaxed time with friends.

PICTURED HOMEY OH MY BLOG  /  MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME BLOG  /  LOVELY PARTY BLOG

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3 FANCY

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A moody, contemporary setting perfect for an evening dinner party. Bold black plates teamed with metallic highlights create a sophisticated, timeless setting.

PICTURED @AMANDA100LC INSTAGRAM  /  SARAH SHERMAN SAMUEL BLOG  /  ZIPORAH SALAD SERVERS

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BIG THANKS TO KATE MOSS FOR HELPING PUT THIS ONE TOGETHER

Made By Morgen

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Melbourne-based furniture company Made By Morgen produce timeless, handcrafted pieces – perfect for contemporary living. Here’s a look at their beautiful new collection.

Photography Lillie Thompson  /  Styling Bek Sheppard

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As a magazine editor, I get pretty excited when I discover a new boutique brand producing beautiful quality furniture right here in Australia. Melbourne-based Made By Morgen hand make all of their pieces using both traditional and modern joinery techniques. With inspiration from mid-century Scandinavian design, Made By Morgen create refreshing, unique and individualised pieces for people, places and spaces. For me, it’s the attention to detail that’s most exciting about this range, for example the leather strap detail on the bench seat (pictured below) and the hidden drawer for additional storage in the bed (pictured opposite).

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Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2017

Want to create an opulent oasis at home? Look no further than our top 5 most blissful bathroom trends for 2017.

Words Beth Greshwalk  /  This is an edited extract from Adore’s Bliss Edition


1 UNIQUE TILING

Bland bathrooms are a thing of the past, with 2017’s interior spotlight on distinctive tiling arrangements. Whether you go subtle with small, geometric mosaics, or bolder using mismatched shapes and patterns, creative tiling is your transformative tool: “Tile selection sets the initial tone and mood of a bathroom,” says Olivia Sirocco, interior designer with GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens of Melbourne. “Its surface, depth, and how it ties into the rest of the room, is essential in creating the perfect space.”

Olivia, who helped design these bathrooms shown, believes we should not limit the number of different tiles we use, as long as the textures and colours tie in together. “If you are looking at layering to create depth, it is also nice to incorporate different materials,” she adds.

While Mediterranean-flavoured, encaustic tiles are a GIA favourite, “pastel colours, terrazzo bodies with patterns over the top, and Moroccan-inspired patterns” are also trending, Olivia says.


2 BLACK FIXTURES

Black is today’s ‘it’ colour when it comes to bathroom fixtures – everything from cupboard door handles and tapware, to shower screen framing. Use black to create beautiful contrast on a whitened backdrop, or to fuel the drama of darkened surrounds, as Mim Fanning of Melbourne-based Mim Design demonstrates in these two bathrooms (pictured above and right).

In the bathroom above, Mim’s chosen black-framed shower door and tapware create a stunning divergence on the light background, while complementing the home’s Edwardian heritage. Her addition of marble tiles and vanity allows for elegant contrast, without over-contrasting: “Too strong of a contrast can look harsh,” she says.

Pictured below – this bathroom designed by Arent&Pyke, is yet another example of how black fixtures like tapware, towel rail and shower screen door frames can look striking when paired with an all-white bathroom.

 


3 BEAUTIFUL BATHTUBS

Making a freestanding bath the star of your bathroom not only inspires relaxation, but also puts you right on trend for 2017. These curvaceous and sculptural tubs shown are two standouts that make a bold design statement.

Bonnie Hindmarsh of Sydney’s Three Birds Renovations recently chose a black contoured model (pictured, below) to make an opulent statement against a white herringbone tile backdrop. “Remember, tiles can’t distract from the bath,” Bonnie advises. “We created a subtle feature wall behind the bath that complemented rather than competed.”

Meanwhile, Justin Northrup of Melbourne’s Technē Architecture + Interior Design worked a statuesque bath (pictured, above) into the open-air courtyard of a matching art deco home: “Locating the bath outside was primarily experiential, while it also served to stretch the interior so it’s perceived as a generous space.”


4 STATEMENT SINKS

Never underestimate the style power of a bathroom sink.

Whether you go concrete-chic or curvaceous ceramic – two basins making headlines this year – you’re certain to create impact, and Nood Co. founder Matt Di Costa couldn’t agree more. “Sinks are a great opportunity to make a statement in a bathroom. They are affordable and easily changeable – you can add colour or change up with another material.”

The Box Sink (shown above) and Trough Sink Vanity Set (pictured opposite), are both popular sellers of the Perth-based brand, and show how concrete can look sharp yet soften your bathroom. As Matt points out, “Our Box Sink has a lovely Scandinavian reference, with soft curved edges.” Proof that concrete needn’t be rigid, after all: “Our concrete isn’t as aggressive and raw as your usual concrete. It blends into surroundings, accenting marble tiles and taps.”

Wood Melbourne’s concrete vanity basin pictured below, is another example of a basin with industrial-chic flair, and looks great paired with the warmth of their Aphra wall-hung timber vanity unit.


5 ROUND MIRRORS

Mirror, mirror on the wall – when it comes to transforming bathrooms, round has it all. A captivating way to soften your space, round mirrors counteract the hard edges that often make bathrooms feel ‘clinical’. So, why not dare to be different while adding feminine flair? Remember – the bigger, the better.

Principal Jean-Pierre Biasol at Melbourne’s Biasol Design has made a bold design statement with this round strap mirror from Meizai, shown below: “We loved the attachment detail. The mirror feels more like a piece of furniture, complementing the round Alape basin.”

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