Space Crush: Burleigh Pavilion

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The Gold Coast has added yet another beautiful eatery to its long list – Burleigh Pavilion is the latest offering designed by the team at Alexander & Co.

Photography Anson Smart

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I’m not sure what it is about the Gold Coast, but it seems to be getting a real makeover these days, and a magnet for the hottest restaurants around. Burleigh Pavilion is the ultimate destination for those looking for epic beachfront water views. The Pavilion Bar’s casual outdoor space is a place where you can step straight up from the sand, have a shower and rack your board off to the side. The terrace area offers an extensive list of tasty bar bites including wood-fired pizzas; burgers; salads; beer-battered fish and chips; seared barra; and a French dip steak sandwich.

But it’s the interiors that really have us swooning – and that’s all thanks to the hands of Alexander & Co. The brief was to create three spaces within a beach Pavilion structure; an a la carte restaurant, a coastal brasserie and a main outdoor beach bar. The client wanted the project to evoke memories of his childhood spent holidaying in Burleigh Heads with a 70s Gold Coast beach nostalgia. I think they’ve nailed the brief – but it totally feels fresh and contemporary and not too retro, even though faded pastel colours and breezeblock are peppered throughout.

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Store Profile: Designstuff

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After five years as a thriving online retailer, Designstuff has opened a Scandi-licious showroom in Melbourne. Founder Christina Fedders shares her story.

Words Beth Greshwalk / Photography Simon Shiff

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Store owner Christina Fedders

Store owner Christina Fedders

When it comes to buying home décor, you can’t help but love the instant gratification of online shopping. But when you need some extra direction or inspiration, there’s nothing like a bricks and mortar store. This was the case for Designstuff, which began as a popular online destination for modern Scandinavian-style homewares and furniture and has now opened its own showroom in Melbourne.

“One of our most-asked questions after launching our website was, ‘Do you have a showroom?’” recalls Christina Fedders, Designstuff’s owner, manager and head buyer. “At the time, we were operating out of our granny flat at home. Though we were happy to welcome customers in, it really wasn’t the best setting to be showcasing our products.”

Believing it was the necessary next step for the business’s growth, Christina decided to take the plunge and open a public Designstuff shop in St Kilda. Collaborating with local designer Angela Harry, Christina worked to “set up a space suitable for viewing and interacting with our pieces”.

The result is a “hybrid” space, pairing the imaginative elements of a concept store with the ease of a traditional retail experience.

We’re excited to announce Designstuff as one our stockists. Grab a copy of the new issue of Adore in store. Address: 3-5 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda, Melbourne.

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This is an edited extract from Adore Home Magazine’s new Small Homes edition (in newsagents from June 3) and in the Adore online shop now (click to buy).


New Small Homes Edition is Here!

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Our brand new Winter 2019 issue is all about small homes and smart storage solutions. It’s available now through the Adore online shop and in newsagents Australia-wide from June 3.

THIS IMAGE & FRONT COVER:  Photography  Nikole Ramsay /  Styling  Lucy Glade-Wright

THIS IMAGE & FRONT COVER: Photography Nikole Ramsay / Styling Lucy Glade-Wright

Photography  Dylan Lark, Aspect 11 /  Interior design + styling  Michelle Hart, Bask Interiors

Photography Dylan Lark, Aspect 11 / Interior design + styling Michelle Hart, Bask Interiors

Have we been conditioned socially to think bigger is better? This issue of Adore explores living simpler with small home tours, and smart storage solutions for entry, office and wardrobe. We’ve also gone in search of wellness in this edition, with a special feature highlighting stylish spaces to revive your mind, body and spirit.

Something really resonated with me when I read this issue’s ‘Tiny Haus’ home tour, in which the owner Marnie Prowse commented, “I dread the thought of going back to a traditional-sized home. We are not just living, we are thriving in our Tiny Haus”. Marnie, her husband and their two small children live in a home that’s a mere 32sqm! With a fantastic deck and pool, the family spends a lot of quality time outdoors. For them, living with less stuff has made life simpler.

I hope that if you too are considering living in a small home, or already living in one, that this Small Homes edition gives you some insightful tips and inspiration. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in this issue…

Photography  Simon Shiff / Designstuff store

Photography Simon Shiff / Designstuff store

Photography  Maegan Brown /  Interior Design  The Stella Collective /  Architecture  Cera Stribley Architects

Photography Maegan Brown / Interior Design The Stella Collective / Architecture Cera Stribley Architects

Photography  Shannon McGrath /  Interior design  Sarah Wolfendale /  Styling  Nina Provan / Image courtesy of Fisher & Paykel

Photography Shannon McGrath / Interior design Sarah Wolfendale / Styling Nina Provan / Image courtesy of Fisher & Paykel

Photography  The Palm Co. /  Architecture  Ironbark Architecture /  Interior decoration  Marnie Prowse

Photography The Palm Co. / Architecture Ironbark Architecture / Interior decoration Marnie Prowse

Photography  Sean Fennessy / Kailo, The Calile Hotel

Photography Sean Fennessy / Kailo, The Calile Hotel

Profile: Rocky Mountain Decals

Vintage Cactus Wallpaper  /  Photography + Interior   Stephanie Hanna

We take a look at Rocky Mountain Decals fantastic range of removable wallpapers and decals – used by interior stylists and designers all across the globe.

For the commitment phobe or renter, wallpaper can seem a little daunting or unattainable. If you change your mind every few months on decorating styles, locking in a wallpaper design probably seems a tad scary to you. But what if you could get the wallpaper you love, without the life-long commitment? Rocky Mountain Decals create beautiful removable wallpaper and wall decals so you can change your room’s look up on a whim, and without the fear! You can simply peel the wallpaper off the wall when you want to change things up.

Interior stylist and photographer (and not-to-mention – Instagram superstar) Tarina Wood of Oh Eight Oh Nine has been using Rocky Mountain Decals for some time – in particular, in her client’s kids’ bedrooms. What I love about rooms for little ones, is that they tend to be a little more bold and adventurous with colour choice – and you certainly can have a lot of fun with the removable wallpapers in their range. These four examples of kids’ rooms, all designed by Tarina are so whimsical – she even has a wallpaper named after (see opposite)!

But the range isn’t just limited to kids’ bedrooms – you might recognise these two stunning spaces as featured in our new Renovation Edition below. Rachael Turner of Front Porch Properties opted for this delicate peony flower wall decal from Rocky Mountain Decals for the master walk-in-robe. Each individual sticker was applied to the wall to give a free-flowing feel – isn’t it beautiful! And in the second living room, she chose the Palm Trees Wallpaper – Rachael describes it as her favourite feature in the room and easily installed it herself – all you have to do is simply peel off the backing paper and stick the wallpaper against the wall (no need for glue, paste or water). And if you ever decide you want to change it up for another wallpaper, you simply peel it off without damaging the wall. Too easy!

Click here to shop Rocky Mountain Decals’ wallpaper range.

BEDROOM TIPS – THE FOUR S-WORDS

Photography   Annette O’Brien  /  Photoshoot styling   Alana Langan  /  Interior design   Julia and Sasha, The Abbey Collective

Photography Annette O’Brien / Photoshoot styling Alana Langan / Interior design Julia and Sasha, The Abbey Collective

Our resident product and content assistant (and not to mention fabulous interior decorator) Kate Moss shares with us the four magic S-words to achieve the bedroom of your dreams!

Words Kate Moss


1 CREATE A SANCTUARY

For the room in the house that we use to recharge, sleep and have some down time, bedrooms need to be a place of relaxation and calm, a sanctuary you can step into and instantly relax.

Ensure you have the correct lighting – natural, task lighting (for reading) and enough overall light for the entire room.

Create a little nook with an occasional chair or small lounge that you can use to relax in, read a book or throw yesterday’s clothes on. This adds personality and character to the space and helps to create a focal point away from the bed.

Where possible, consider using curtains instead of blinds for a luxurious and elegant vibe and to block out the light. We recommend sheers that pool at the bottom for that extra bit of softness.

Add some greenery, but ensure you select plants that will suit the lighting availability in your space. Indoor plants have lots of health benefits and help bring the outdoors in, creating a relaxing and calming space. You can use them hanging from the ceiling, on the window sill and sitting on the floor, shelf or bedsides.


2 STYLING THE SPACE

Photography  Tarina Lyell, Oh Eight Oh Nine /  Interior design  Matt and Kim Di Costa

Photography Tarina Lyell, Oh Eight Oh Nine / Interior design Matt and Kim Di Costa

Photography  Hannah Blackmore /  Photoshoot styling  Jess Frazer  Interior design  Catherine Ryan

Photography Hannah Blackmore / Photoshoot styling Jess Frazer Interior design Catherine Ryan

Texture, texture, texture. Nothing speaks relaxation like thick furs and soft velvets.

Start your bedroom styling off by choosing a feature item (colours, patterns, texture) then work on adding layer after layer from here. Start with a piece of artwork you can draw colour from, a stand out cushion or a deluxe bedhead.

Choose colours that are easy to mix and match so that when you are wanting to update you don’t have to do a complete overhaul and the items can easily be restyled for a fresh look. Using a natural base, I find soft colours like sage and blush work well with lots of other colours and are easy to pull together with deep tones and varying textures, making the restyling process efficient and affordable.

From here, add some bedding that complements the colours and textures already being used. I like to start with a neutral quilt cover that draws on texture more than colour. I then like to match at least one set of pillowcases or euros with the quilt cover for some balance and draw colours from the artwork or cushions in the throws, creating a visually pleasing aesthetic.

Rugs are a great way to add texture and soften the room, especially if you have floorboards or concrete. There is nothing worse than rolling out of bed on to a freezing cold, hard floor.


3 SCALE

Photography  Hannah Blackmore /  Photoshoot styling  Claudia Stephenson /  Interior design  Nicola Greenaway

Photography Hannah Blackmore / Photoshoot styling Claudia Stephenson / Interior design Nicola Greenaway

Be mindful of the space you are working with and don’t try to over-complicate it. If you can only fit a queen bed in, don’t try to make a king bed work. Also take in to consideration the amount of space you have for bedside tables. For larger rooms you can be a bit more adventurous with size and scale but for smaller rooms, get creative by using a stool or side table in place of a bedside like pictured above.

Photography  Martina Gemmola   /  Photoshoot styling  Bea+Co /  Interior design   Bask Interiors

Photography Martina Gemmola / Photoshoot styling Bea+Co / Interior design Bask Interiors

Photography  Hannah Blackmore /  Photoshoot styling  Jess Frazer /  Interior design  Catherine Ryan

Photography Hannah Blackmore / Photoshoot styling Jess Frazer / Interior design Catherine Ryan

Ensure you have enough height in the space. I find a lot of bedroom furniture can sit at one level so it is important to introduce some taller standing items to draw the eye upwards. This also helps give the illusion that the ceiling height in the room is higher than it actually is. For example pictured above in both of these bedrooms, the large-scale pendant light/s draw the eye up and create height in the room. I also recommend using items like a ladder, floor standing mirror or tall plant. You could also get creative with artwork and wall hooks to draw some height in to the space.


4 STORAGE

Photography   Annette O’Brien  /  Photoshoot styling   Alana Langan  /  Interior design   Courtney Leslie

Photography Annette O’Brien / Photoshoot styling Alana Langan / Interior design Courtney Leslie

Your bedroom should be a space that is free of clutter and mess so clever storage solutions are essential to ensure your mind is clear when trying to relax and go to sleep.

If you are lacking space, use creative storage solutions like a leaning ladder, slim wall shelving, under bed storage or a bench seat you can fill with excess items.

Photography  Rikki Lancaster /  Interior design  Kate Cooper

Photography Rikki Lancaster / Interior design Kate Cooper

Make sure your bedside tables aren’t cluttered. If you are a person that likes bits and pieces, consider investing in a bedside table that has an inbuilt drawer or shelving to store necessities that don’t add to the overall style of the space. Try to avoid having more than three items on the bedside table – a light, an accessory or personal touch and flowers/greenery is more than enough.

Customise the space to your needs – if you are someone who indulges in shoes, ensure you have adequate shoe storage so they don’t end up overtaking floor space. If you are a lover of books – install some wall shelving or a trunk at the end of the bed so that all your books are kept together.

Wall Hangings Roundup

If you’re looking for something to hang on your walls that isn’t your typical framed print or artwork on canvas here’s a roundup of some of our favourite wall hangings in a variety of different styles.

For smaller walls, or to fill gallery style art walls why not try a metal wall hanging from Juno + Ace (pictured above). This Australian homewares brand makes beautifully balanced mobiles and wall hangings in brass. Everything is handmade in Sydney by designer/maker Sacha Jacobsen.

Borrego woven wall hanging from Sage x Clare  /  Styling  Julia Green and Noél Coughlan for Greenhouse Interiors /  Photography  Armelle Habib

Borrego woven wall hanging from Sage x Clare / Styling Julia Green and Noél Coughlan for Greenhouse Interiors / Photography Armelle Habib

Looking for something woven and a little more retro in flavour? Sage x Clare have just released a gorgeous new collection of homewares called ‘Terra’ including two new woven wall hangings (pictured above and left). Seasonal hues with desert influences provide a rustic element, while knotted fringing detail gives these statement pieces a relaxed boho vibe. I love the playful shapes inspired by cacti and rainbows, and the fact that they’re quite sizeable (100cm x 120cm) – great for bigger walls and creating a real impact in your room.

This wall tapestry (pictured directly below) from West Elm is so whimsical! I love the colours in this one (very on trend with its Coral Pantone Colour of the Year colouring). It would make a great piece for a small wall.

US-based Anthropologie also have a colourful and eclectic range of wall hangings with boho vibes, including these four pictured below.

Blush Fuchsia midi wall hanging from Home Dweller  / Photography: Hannah Puechmarin / Styling: Cheryl Car, Albert & Grace

Blush Fuchsia midi wall hanging from Home Dweller / Photography: Hannah Puechmarin / Styling: Cheryl Car, Albert & Grace

Sepia Silver Dollar midi wall hanging from Home Dweller  / Photography: Hannah Puechmarin / Styling: Cheryl Car, Albert & Grace

Sepia Silver Dollar midi wall hanging from Home Dweller / Photography: Hannah Puechmarin / Styling: Cheryl Car, Albert & Grace

Home Dweller (another great Australian brand) create a vintage-inspired range of fabric wall hangings and flags (pictured above) that are so sweet. I’m imagining these playful designs working well in both kids’ rooms and front entries or hallways.

For beachy boho style wall hangings you simply can’t go past Byron Bay-based The Dharma Door who work with fair trade artisans from around the world. I’m in love with their new Tala and Amua wall hangings made from layers of palm leaf fringe (pictured below). They’ve also got a range of other boho-inspired wall hangings so be sure to check this store out!

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New Renovation Edition is Here!

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Straight off the printer’s press – the brand new Renovation edition is available today in our online shop. Here’s a look inside the new issue.

Photography   Annette O’Brien  /  Styling   Alana Langan  /  Interior design   Courtney Leslie

Photography Annette O’Brien / Styling Alana Langan / Interior design Courtney Leslie

Well at long last I can reveal our front cover of the new Autumn issue! We actually had two cover options and we put out a vote on our Instagram Stories – and this is the cover the vast majority of you loved – featuring Courtney Leslie’s chic contemporary kitchen! Our special Renovation edition is packed with renovation tips from experts in the field, and a kitchens feature with 10 kitchens that cater to all tastes. Plus you’ll find four home tours – each one meticulously renovated. And if you’re in search of a new travel destination – have you considered Brisbane? It’s an urban oasis and we’ve tracked down the most blissful places to stay, eat, drink and shop in bustling Brisbane.

Available to buy now in the Adore online shop and in newsagents Australia-wide from March 14.

Photography   H Creations  /  Design and styling   Maria Cerne, Studio Black  /  Build   Homes by Howe

Photography H Creations / Design and styling Maria Cerne, Studio Black / Build Homes by Howe

Photography   Mindi Cooke  /  Styling   Kylie Jackes  /  Interior design   Front Porch Properties

Photography Mindi Cooke / Styling Kylie Jackes / Interior design Front Porch Properties

Photography   Lisa Cohen  /  Interior design   Alisa & Lysandra

Photography Lisa Cohen / Interior design Alisa & Lysandra