Baby, Baby, That’s A Beautiful Nursery

Baby, Baby, That’s A Beautiful Nursery

In our modern age there’s no need to know the gender of your new baby. Create a beautiful nursery based on style and design, not pink or blue. Start the style and design journey for your children early on, start with a beautiful nursery. Whilst a nursery must be a place of calm, and often a place for hygiene and play, the decor doesn’t need to reflect gender.

Work That Quirk! Fun Decor Ideas

Work That Quirk! Fun Decor Ideas

Eclectic. Quirky. Creative. Whatever you call it, fun decor ideas are not only for the adventurous (although they usually are) but for people who want their personality to be reflected in their home. I got a bit of a surprise the other day when a visitor to our home said “Oh you obviously like quirky decor”. Well…yes…eclectic would definitely describe our home. When two people merge their lives, personalities and travels then decor isn’t going to have a single dimension. To READ MORE click the title.

Moods of Melbourne Inspire Winter Jewellery

Moods of Melbourne Inspire Winter Jewellery

As the weather cools, fashionistas will be thinking about winter jewellery and ways to wear new season colours. Taking inspiration from her home town of Melbourne, Louise Ambry hand-crafts special accessories perfect for cool climate fashion. I’ve been a fan of Xada Jewellery for several years because Louise seems to interpret the perfect combination of on-trend colours. To READ MORE please click the title.

Luxury LUXXU Lighting

Luxury LUXXU Lighting

Luxxu by name and luxury by nature, LUXXU Lighting is a brand that is dedicated to giving you a new lighting experience. European by design, this luxury lighting combines classical forms with a modern attitude. To READ MORE please click the title.

Olive Skincare : Are Olives Just for Eating?

Olive Skincare : Are Olives Just for Eating?

Olive oil is well-known for it’s health benefits in cooking, salads and Mediterranean lifestyles. But would you put olive oil on your skin? I tried Olive skincare… with surprising results. To READ MORE please click the title.

Pastel Interior Decor

Pastel Interior Decor

Pastel interior decor is a soft alternative to moody blues, industrial grey and modern pops of colour. Now you can take the guess work out of designing a new bedroom or living room with beautiful curated packages. NATHAN + JAC curated collections of bespoke and on-trend interior curated looks include Bedroom, Living and Accessories packs, handpicked by founders and Melbourne based stylists; mother/daughter duo Tammy Nathan and Jacqui Zarkovic from Styling Properties and Bec Astrinakis from Rebecca Ellie Studio. To READ MORE please click on the title.

Habit for Habbot : Winter Boots and Shoes

Habit for Habbot : Winter Boots and Shoes

Having featured Habbot previously and interviewed designer Annie Abbott, I feel as though I’m developing a habit for Habbot and their divine winter boots And why not? These masterfully designed winter boots and shoes shout ‘quality’ and ‘style’ and are perfect for wet winters. You won’t find delicate straps and wishy-washy fabrics in Habbot winter boots, you’ll find strength, leather, masculinity and shoes tough enough to weather the weather. You’ll also find shoes that are chic, unique, stylish and supremely fashionable.. and did I mention comfortable? Making my point is my pick of the winter boots (because I love knee-highs)….

The Bold and The Beautiful Design Residency

The Bold and The Beautiful Design Residency

The new designer graduates from Raffles College of Design and Commerce joined The Design Residency for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016. This was an opportunity for Australia’s emerging designers to kick-start their own labels in a very public way. The unique partnership between design school Raffles and The Design Residency was launched in 2016. Spearheaded by industry icon, Lorraine Lock, The Design Residency is one of Australia’s leading emerging fashion and design incubators. Seven Raffles alumni students unveiled their collections for MBFWA 2016 at the Raffles International Showcase at Carriageworks. The partnership with The Design Residency enables students to preview…

Crushing on Gold and White Interiors

Crushing on Gold and White Interiors

There is something fresh, beautiful and very feminine about gold and white interiors. Whether you want a little or a lot, there are chic gold and white interiors for every room. Bedrooms seem to top the wish list with bathrooms a close second. I’ve chosen some gold and white interiors to inspire you in the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. I have a copy of ‘DECORATE’ buy Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick. It’s FABULOUS. Buy now. Bedroom Inspiration: Camilla Molders has chosen a golden sheen for this WallSmart Wilderness wallpaper and it works beautifully with the beige headboard because there is…

Bathroom Winter Warmers

Bathroom Winter Warmers

When winter strikes we know all about it. Suddenly, getting out of bed isn’t such a pleasant idea which is why we need bathroom winter warmers to entice us. Now is the perfect time to prepare your home for winter, turning your bathroom into a toasty retreat with some great bathroom winter warmers tips. Hard surfaces such as tile, stone and ceramic seem a chic idea when designing a bathroom, but they can make it the coldest room in the house when winter hits. Brrrrrr. So imagine stepping out of the shower or bath and being cocooned by warmth during…

Wrapped Up Good : OSKAR The Label

Wrapped Up Good : OSKAR The Label

One of things I adore about winter dressing is wrapping up in luscious knits. So when I saw the new AW16 collection from OSKAR The Label I knew I had gone to knitwear heaven, with an effortlessly cool after burn. I covered the summer collection from OSKAR The Label, with it’s clean approach to styling, architectural lines, and fresh block colours. It was minimalist and androgynous. The AW16 collection is far more casual and, quite frankly, scrumptious. Think of an open fire, sheepskin rug, bottle of red and runny brie – add OSKAR The Label and you’re winter is set….

Luxurious Cashmere Warms Winter

Luxurious Cashmere Warms Winter

Who doesn’t love luxurious cashmere, especially when it’s Australian-designed. NUAN Cashmere is for men and women with Brisbane-based designer, Caoimhe Ryan, using only the purest, long yarn cashmere. NUAN Cashmere is stylish, classic and luxurious in an age of disposable fashion. This luxurious cashmere will last virtually a lifetime, and become a firm favourite in your stylish wardrobe. Premium tailored cashmere, NUAN was established in 2006 by Irish-born Ryan who says the long yarn cashmere resists pilling and will, like a good bottle of wine, get better with age. “Each piece in the NUAN range is an investment piece and…

Kitchen Renovation Trends 2016

Kitchen Renovation Trends 2016

Kitchen renovation trends looks at what we want in our kitchens from benchtops to lighting, and how much we’re spending. Are you one of the 86% of Australians who spend more than two hours per day in the kitchen? That’s 10% of your TOTAL life! So it’s no wonder that 59% of Australians are replacing or expanding their kitchen space, with 13% spending over $50,000 to do so; the majority spend at least $20,000. 77% of Australians engage professional help when building or renovating a kitchen. Dissatisfaction with their current kitchen is the key driver with 52% renovating a kitchen…

Keeping Your Pool Clean Over Winter

Keeping Your Pool Clean Over Winter

Keeping your pool clean over winter can be a real issue, especially if you live somewhere like the Adelaide Hills, like I do. We have so many trees, leaves and bark are a constant issue, as we have a native garden. Not to mention the Koalas. There’s nothing worse than finding a Koala that has fallen into the pool, and hasn’t been able to climb out. SO when I saw this great article from Kerryn Ramsey, i wanted to share with with you. A little regular pool maintenance over winter will mean your pool will be ‘family friendly’ and much…

Jagger’s Lips + Ziggy’s Bolt : ICONOSCOPY

Jagger’s Lips + Ziggy’s Bolt : ICONOSCOPY

When Lara Cross designed her ICONOSCOPY collection for The Design Residency’s latest pop-up shop, little did she know that some of the world’s biggest musical geniuses would be leaving us in 2016. ICONOSCOPY is Lara’s tribute to the music gifted to us from Elvis to Jagger and Bowie to Axel Rose. Lara says the timing of collection’s release was “crazily coincidental” with resin earrings in the shape of lips, lightening bolts, crosses and hearts, and textiles printed with sequins in a riot of colour. Aptly named ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ the ICONOSCOPY fashion and jewellery range is, says Lara, tongue…

Lorraine Lock : The Design Residency

Lorraine Lock : The Design Residency

Lorraine Lock is one of Australia’s most innovative and influential Fashion and Public Relations icons working today. As a co-founder of Australia Fashion Week and The Design Residency, Lorraine talks about what it takes to be in public relations, how to recognize a Fashion Editor, supporting young designers and innovation in presenting designer collections to an eager audience. cut-off jeans, sky high heels and a statement handbag don’t say fashion Editor to me. Lorraine Lock I interviewed Lorraine Lock in the lead up to Mercedes Benz Australia Fashion Week 2016, which was launched on May 15th. We discussed social media,…

Renovating A Bathroom? Choose New Designer Products

Renovating A Bathroom? Choose New Designer Products

It’s one of two key areas in the home that add luxury and become selling points – the bathroom. So if you are renovating a bathroom you’ll love these new products from innovative brands including Kohler, Philippe Starck, Candana, Paco Jaanson, Reece and more. Trouble is, which ones to pick! Here you’ll find new tap-ware, baths, basins and toilets. EXTRA! EXTRA! This is so new I don’t even have details on it yet. It’s the brand spanking new divine Illumina by iStone exclusive to Paco Jaanson. Read on for more luxurious and exclusive bathroom products. Taps: Soft, organic aesthetics and…

LIFEwithBIRD – new season collection

LIFEwithBIRD – new season collection

LIFEwithBIRD was established in 2002 by Nicholas Van Messner (Life) and Bridget McCall (Bird) with a desire to create beautifully constructed leather goods and effortless, contemporary clothing. Their combination of unique skills and experience brought them together and the duo has now created a desirable aesthetic for the modern woman. STOP! One Night Shopping 20% Discount. 8.00am May 11 to 8.00am May 12 ONLY (AEST) Use the code TAKE20 at the checkout. SHOP NOW. Bridget was a photographer and stylist working in London collaborating on magazine shoots for innovative media such The Face and I-D. Hardly surprising that Bridget returned…

Luxurious Raw Botanicals from Babs Bodycare

Luxurious Raw Botanicals from Babs Bodycare

Have you heard of the new Babs Bodycare ? Me either, so I was keen to try a couple of their face and body oils. I tried my first face oil years ago – it was Clarins Blue Orchid Oil – and I LOVED it. But I had no benchmark back then, and I probably used too much. So have they changed much? It’s not much fun waking up with greasy skin which may be why many Australian women have opted for oil-free skincare. Despite my virginal foray into face oil back in the day, face and body oils have…

Think Like A Decorator

Think Like A Decorator

Would you like to think like a decorator? We all want our homes to reflect our personalities and suit our lifestyle. Those important elements don’t need to be sacrificed in order to create a home you love with the style you crave. With some simple tips, you’ll be thinking like a decorator in no time. Think Like A Decorator: Make low ceilings look higher by installing a vertically striped pattern on the walls. Think paint, wallpaper or wood. This applies to all rooms from wet areas to living and bedrooms. Think Like A Decorator: If a room has high ceilings…

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