Homewares + Accessories

Barefoot Gypsy – BoHo at it’s Best

Barefoot Gypsy – BoHo at it’s Best

Style lovers need no longer settle for the imperfect when PERFECT is at hand with Barefoot Gypsy – bohemian, unrestrained, wild at heart and colourful. Barefoot Gypsy searches the globe for beautiful pieces hand-crafted by artisans and exciting textiles with a quirky, unique or passionate back story. You’ll fall in exotic love with the new range of tribal bags, antique textiles, Beni Ourain rugs, upcycled leather, reclaimed fabric cushions and Moroccan wedding blankets. Barefoot Gypsy will be launching new charpoy beds at InStyle in Sydney next month featuring a modern twist with chunky knits, linen throws and on-trend textured cushions….

Pack A Punch With These Surprising Stocking Stuffers

Pack A Punch With These Surprising Stocking Stuffers

Do you have to buy a small gift for someone who loves interiors and displays? Perhaps flowers are their ‘thing’. Villeroy and Boch have rather conveniently created colourful glass miniatures of their popular Nek, Numa and Tiko vase designs. These petite delights are perfect stocking stuffers for people who like pops of colour in their home. Whether they are placed as a collection on a mantlepiece or bunched together for dramatic effect on a table, there’s the right shape for any blossom. The narrow opening of the Nek is perfect for displaying single flowers whilst the classically straight Numa has…

Styling A Rental : Top Ten Tips

Styling A Rental : Top Ten Tips

Styling a rental can be easier than you think. We all want to live in a pleasant environment and exercise our inner interior decorator. If you love a stylish home, creating the right environment can be a challenge when you rent. There are personal items like furniture and accessories that add your personality, but what about other cost-effective ideas for styling a rental when you have a temporary space? To FIND OUT MORE please click the title.

New PL8 Professional Mandoline

New PL8 Professional Mandoline

I am not the chef in our household so, for me, the more gadgetry the better. Pottering in the kitchen is fun but if you can look vaguely professional while you sip wine and throw ingredients around all the better; especially when it comes to the actual presentation and all important taste test. So I was intrigued to see the new PL8 Professional Mandoline which has just received an international endorsement for outstanding design, acknowledgement of benchmark safety features and an ability to produce highly impressive waffle slices in seconds. This has got to be top of the home cook’s…

How to Add Feminine Charm to a Bachelor Pad

How to Add Feminine Charm to a Bachelor Pad

We’ve all done it. Met a guy, love him but dubious on his decor. Of course it’s a romance busting move to try and change his decor…particularly if you don’t live in his home. So how can you add feminine charm to a bachelor pad without ruining the relationship? Sarah Cichy is the Founder of Sydney’s Homewares and Décor Public Relations agency, Piccolo PR, and she investigates this tricky balancing act. Creating a harmonious balance between gender-specific elements is essential when designing an inviting room fit for all. Traditionally, men are more inclined to purchase ‘functional’ furniture that are practical…

Get Poppin’ Everyone’s Fave Low-Fat Healthy Snack

Get Poppin’ Everyone’s Fave Low-Fat Healthy Snack

Now that winter is taking hold, it’s a great time to stay inside, light the fire and watch movies all afternoon while it rains outside. Perfect. And the perfect low-fat healthy snack is back. Popcorn! It’s a perennial favourite vintage snack food and friend of the movies. And now it’s even EASIER to make. And I’m NOT talking about high salt, high fat, pre-packaged microwavable popcorn that often contains high levels of additives and fake flavourings. No, the Chef’n Pop Top Popcorn Popper prepares popcorn without using any fat enabling users to add their own flavourings. You can regulate your…

Urbaani Homewares : Retro Scandinavian Classics

Urbaani Homewares : Retro Scandinavian Classics

Urbaani Homewares is Australia’s destination for Scandinavian designed homewares and tableware. All ceramic homewares in the Urbaani collection capture the principles of simplicity, minimalism and functionality and, at the same time, delightfully radiate warmth and modern- day charm. Australians can now enjoy a piece of history and luxurious quality with Danish design company Lucie Kaas who is behind the re-launch of a selection of the most popular Danish and Scandinavian objects from the 50s, 60s and 70s. All pieces of the Urbaani Homewares collection are timeless, recognizable and will introduce a luxurious look to your space. Urbaani Homewares welcomes to…

Bindle : Unique Artisan Gifts

Bindle : Unique Artisan Gifts

This is one of the most wonderful gift ideas I’ve seen for a while. If you are looking for a unique present and want to support sustainable craft by local artisans, don’t give a hamper give a Bindle. Bindle tailors stylish gifts around a specific theme or occasion. Men, women, babies, mothers, corporate clients, housewarming, foodies, just because – all great reasons to give a beautiful Bindle. Catherine Blackford started Bindle in 2012 because she found sourcing local and unique gifts harder and harder. Having always wanted to start her own business, Bindle was born and Catherine had an astounding…

Last Minute Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Last Minute Mothers Day Gift Ideas

It seems to roll around pretty quick even though we know Mother’s day has been coming up for months. But life can get in the way. If you want to buy something cool and different then here are some GREAT last minute Mothers Day gift ideas. And these gift ideas are ALL Australian made or Australian designed and certainly Australian owned. Skincare: This collection comes with my personal recommendation for super-luxurious, melt on your skin perfection. Glamourflage is a Melbourne-based skincare company and the packaging alone – classic 50’s pin-up girls – is divine. The products inside, even more so….

Inspired by Travel : Delicious New Home Scents

Inspired by Travel : Delicious New Home Scents

The sense of smell is arguably the most compelling and evocative of all our senses. Aromas bring back memories, sometimes long forgotten, and transport us to another time & place instantly; unexpectedly. The wonderful trend of home scents shows little sign of dissipating. So I am always excited to see new home scents, candles and room mists.     I was recently introduced to Voyager Life, a Melbourne-based company that seeks to replicate the emotions of travel. Their VOYAGER candle fragrances, room mists and body products are inspired by nomadic adventures. The ingredients and aromas are just beautiful and certainly…

New Small Kitchen Appliances from SMEG

New Small Kitchen Appliances from SMEG

Looking for small kitchen appliances? Pristine white? Colourful rustic? Gleaming modern? Whatever kitchen you may have, SMEG have colourful new small kitchen appliances to match. You’ll know the famous FAB retro fridges that come in a variety of decor colours; well now you have appliances to match…or mix ‘n match. How can you go wrong with Italian design and award winning style? Well, you can’t. Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti from Deep Design Studio in Italy worked with SMEG to deliver this stylish collection that includes toaster, blender, kettle and signature kitchen mixer. There are up to seven colours –…

Black and White Kitchen Accessories

Black and White Kitchen Accessories

Australians love entertaining at home and with the advent of open plan kitchen/living exposed shelves have become popular. So many home owners look for new serving & crockery homewares plus ‘stuff’ they can display on open shelves. Two very well-known and popular brands in Australia are Noritake and Salt&Pepper who have both come out with fabulous new black and white kitchen accessories. Black and white kitchens can be sleek, modern and clean with high contrast white walls, marble bench-tops and checkered floors adding to the appeal. Add copper via pendant lights, bench-tops or even exposed plumbing. So when I saw…

DIY : Love Frame for Mum (or anyone)

DIY : Love Frame for Mum (or anyone)

While I was researching ways to hang art and create displays, Typo (that cool shop that sells stuff for writing and creating) sent me a really sweet idea for Mother’s Day (or any day, really). And I wanted to share it with YOU! The thoughtful people at Typo suggest talking a walk down memory lane and finding some of your favourite photos of your Mum. You can also find miniature pegs, twine and decorative paper at Typo. Then; – purchase a frame, take out the backing and empty the contents – using the photos (or similar flat memorabilia) play around…

Zara Home Opens New Outlet

Zara Home Opens New Outlet

For all the fashionistsas who love Zara, you’ll be delighted that a new outlet has opened closer to home (in Australia, at least) with the Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong, VIC, Zara Home store now open. I have just about driven myself crazy indulging in their beautiful homewares and ideas. If you know Zara, you’ll know that Zara Home sells on-trend homewares for bed, bath & living at very reasonable prices. Which is why we love it so much. If you’re looking for classic or quirky, you’ll likely find it at Zara Home. I love quirky decor like skulls, vibrantly…