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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…

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…

Bold New Bag Scarf Combos You’ll Love

Bold New Bag Scarf Combos You’ll Love

Welcome in Spring with bold and colourful bag scarf combos from Melbourne-based designers, Squeak. I have always worn winter textiles as scarves in the winter, but these digitally printed and luxurious bag scarf combos are elegant and chic for warmer weather. To READ MORE please click the title.

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…

Indus Design : An Innovative Powerhouse

Indus Design : An Innovative Powerhouse

The fabulous new Indus Design Autumn/Winter 2016 collection takes inspiration from Nordic Modernism and will be appearing at Reed Gift Fairs, Melbourne starting today. Located is Melbourne, Indus Design is a Melbourne-based company offering bold and innovative homewares and fashion in three sectors: Home Decor (throws and cushions); Baby (baby blankets, muslin wraps and hats), and Women’s Accessories (woven and printed scarves in silk, cotton, wool, Merino wool Ponchos and Hats). Establishing Indus Design in 2009, Founders Deborah and Jeffrey George brought to the business a comprehensive history of retailing in giftware, homewares, women’s fashion and interiors. Deborah parlayed her…

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…

Inside Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate

Inside Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate

From the moment you enter Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate, you know you are going to have fun. With a powerhouse voice, Christina Aguilera has risen to global stardom for actually having talent. How refreshing. She’s also a gal who is determined, opinionated, bold and colourful; her home reflects that. So come on a fascinating journey into Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate with interiors by Woodsen and Rummerfield’s House of Design. The entry foyer is a showcase for Christina’s love of pink, and the unexpected, with a D*Face painting commanding attention. The David Hicks inspired wallpaper has been cleverly used…

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…

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…

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 (has a lovely range and some are on sale right now) to faux fur (I have bought several from…