Textiles + Linen

The Art of Incorporating Beautiful Fabrics in Home Décor

The Art of Incorporating Beautiful Fabrics in Home Décor

Welcome to a world of beautiful fabrics. Although a monochromatic design creates an atmosphere of simplicity and elegance, the boundary between monochromaticity and monotony often fades. Only when you start experimenting with interior design will your home gain a unique character. Give your home an authentic charm by introducing a variety of beautiful fabrics in compelling colours, while simultaneously creating an authentic and enticing look. Know your fabrics The only way to be sure that you’ve chosen a fabric appropriate for a certain room is to know its features. Once you’ve familiarised yourself with different types of fabric, you’ll be…

Want To Make Bath Time More Fun?

Want To Make Bath Time More Fun?

Make bath time more fun with gorgeous fluffy towels, divinely scented candles, a good book, and some bubbles; both in the tub and in the champagne flute, of course. Now that bathrooms have been elevated to places of supreme divinity…for many women anyway…savvy businesses have responded with wonderful accessories to make bath time more fun. Generously sized fluffy towels are one bathroom imperative of which there are plenty of choices. Scented candles are an absolute necessity, especially those encased in glass, ceramic, or decorated tin.

New Florence Broadhurst Bedlinen AW 16

New Florence Broadhurst Bedlinen AW 16

Jump into bed this winter with one of my favourite Australian designers – the iconic Florence Broadhurst. The new Florence Broadhurst Autumn/Winter 2016 bedlinen collection has just been released and it features some of her most inspirational and iconic designs that will surely bring a warm glow to the coldest of bedrooms. If you have a love affair with denim and indigo blue, then you’ll love the new collection of bold patterns, moody blues and soft mink. This gorgeous new collection includes Birds of Paradise Denim and Florence Indigo –featuring moodier blues that create a hint of dark drama mixed…

Tarsha Burn : Designer Humanitarian

Tarsha Burn : Designer Humanitarian

Tarsha Burn knows that whilst many of us seek out ethical clothing and homewares that support fair trade, we don’t change our lives to build a business around it. But Tarsha felt so strongly about our planet, she used her background as an artist and textile designer to not only support herself but a cluster of talented artisans in the desert of Rajasthan, India. Tarsha Burn has a 20-year history of textile and soft furnishing design in home décor. As a socially motivated designer, Tarsha longed to create a humanitarian venture that would leave a tiny toe-print on the planet….

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….

Are Men Taking More Interest In The Bedroom?

Are Men Taking More Interest In The Bedroom?

I had a wonderful interview on my 88.9FM radio show with Dimity Green, Product & Marketing Manager for Legend Australia. If you saw my article on Get Into Bed with the Best of British then you’ll know who is Dimity Green. We touched on the issue of designing bedlinen for men, because not all men have a female partner, or indeed a partner at all, to buy bedlinen. So many men do buy it for themselves; and they generally have different criteria. But are men taking more interest in the bedroom than they used to? Bedrooms, or the the styling…

A Sea of Colour for The Bedroom

A Sea of Colour for The Bedroom

While the cold wind is whistling past your house and the heating is in over-drive, you probably aren’t thinking too much about warmer weather…except if you are fantasizing about being on a hot sandy beach with a fresh majito..now THERE’S an idea. How about a sea of colour for the bedroom instead?   But very soon, bedrooms will be awash with ocean blues, aquamarines and sand or driftwood neutrals with Legend Australia, one of the country’s leading bedlinen designers and manufacturers, releasing the first of its Spring/Summer colour palettes for 2015/16. Pacific Navy by Royal Doulton is bright, bold and…

Save Up to 30% on Cushions and Throws from Zanui

Save Up to 30% on Cushions and Throws from Zanui

Save Up to 30% on Cushions & Throws from Zanui NOW. Zanui is a great place to find all sorts of fabulous treasures for your home. And right now you can SAVE up to 30% on cushions and throws from Zanui. Changing the feel of your room is easy, especially when you can save up to 30%. Buy colours and textures to suit warmer or cooler months. If you have a rental, just take your decor with you when you leave. Shop NOW and save. Ends July 21st.

Get Into Bed With The Best of British

Get Into Bed With The Best of British

It’s been a global icon in homewares for 200 years so when you get into bed with the best of British you know it’s a momentous occasion. Royal Doulton has itself  ‘got into bed’ with Legend Australia, leading bedlinen specialists, to design a unique collection. And not a Union Jack in sight! Mix, match, & define your sleeping space with stylish, London-inspired linen & cushions designed by a collaboration of eclectic designers and artists working with Royal Doulton and Legend Australia. Distinctive and fashionable, the overall colour palette is crisp white, navy and charcoal with highlights of red, pewter and…

New Outdoor Cushions from ‘Into The Fold’

New Outdoor Cushions from ‘Into The Fold’

Into The Fold create the best and quirkiest outdoor cushions I’ve seen for a while. Have you ever bought fabulous cushions for indoors which few people see because you entertain so much outdoors? Or have you had your gorgeous indoor cushions ruined because the kids take them outdoors? Possibly you just haven’t found the right stylish cushions for  your patio yet? Into The Fold has the answer. Even if you didn’t have a problem, they still have the solution. They create quirky, monochromatic and eye-catching cushions that are durable for outdoor use but have the feel of a natural fibre…

Winter Throws for Colour and Warmth

Winter Throws for Colour and Warmth

Do you love a good throw? I’m sure I have too many but they are hard to ignore. Whether you have summer or winter throws, or both, they add colour, texture, and interest to decor not to mention their ‘snugglability’. If you are looking for a quick and easy decorating option then throws are the answer. Because we are moving into the cooler months, I’ll focus on winter throws. You’ll find throws in many different textiles from high quality acrylic throws (Laura Ashley has a lovely range and some are on sale right now) to faux fur (I have bought…

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…

Luxurious Winter Textiles

Luxurious Winter Textiles

Coming in to cooler weather, and pretty chilly winters in many parts of Australia, our decor thoughts turn to warmth. You can add warm colours, turn up the heating, or add luxurious winter textiles. Wildash London represents the ultimate in luxury living bringing the finest shearling from the fashion industry into your home. Ethically and sustainably sourced, Wildash London uses high-quality offcuts from the fashion industry to sew together beautiful throws. Sustainability and sourcing from nature are important to the Wildash ethos. All their products are manufactured by a handful of artisans from around the globe. Believe me, I would…

New Aura Textiles for Bed and Bath

New Aura Textiles for Bed and Bath

New Aura textiles have been released for bed and bath, and I love them. I always look forward to each new range that Tracie Ellis designs for Aura; it’s always on-trend…in fact, it often leads the trends. Her new range of neon bedding and towels, new Aura textiles for bed and bath, is a great example. I love the neon brights paired with white, grey, charcoal and black. If you also like industrial decor or concrete chic then this exuberant range is ideal for you. The vibrant orange, neon yellow and delicious mint brazenly tease the modern industrial palette and…