Articles tagged with: interior design

17 September 2013

Missoni Home: A Kaleidoscope of Colours and Patterns to Complement Your Living Space

Designer Homewares

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Missoni Home is one of Italy’s leading manufacturer of home textiles. Founded in 1921, 90 years later this little shop has become a major brand. It’s because of their superior products that have gained a high reputation on the market. Their famous home décor is designed with a broad overview of many elements, and are so attractive that it is impossible to miss them. The home collection, designed by Rosita Missoni, reflects an aesthetic feel – creations that reflect the very origin of the colours and the fundamentals of nature around us. Even the most complex ideas are translated into something simpler on the textiles or the furniture and presented with a touch of elegance.

When you plan to shop Missoni home textiles, don’t miss their zigzag designs. These zigzag designs are different, elegant, and yet modern. If you browse through their ‘Seasonal Moods’ catalogue, you’ll see how beautiful they look as a part of home décor. There are other collections too that will arouse your interest. You simply can’t miss the magic of fabric designed by Missoni Home. This designer collection will add vibrancy to any less than interesting setting.

According to Rosita, your home is alive and is constantly evolving. Designing it with captivating fabrics and innovative, yet urbane, materials will lend it a sophisticated touch that will not only make you feel happy and in tune with your home décor, but will have a great impact on your guests, who won’t visit without being very impressed.

In Australia you can shop Misson Home at Spence & Lyda, a homeware shop based in Sydney that sells online too. They stock a vast range of rugs, throws, pillows, poufs, bath towels, and beach towels.

10 September 2013

Add Creativity And Fun To Your Kids Room With Rowen & Wren

Decorative Ideas for your Nursery

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Rowen and Wren have one of the most unique designs in home decorating and are very successful because they have such a great passion for their work. They have a range of products that includes furniture, mirrors, lighting, pillows and cushions, and a wide variety of accessories. Even though they create beautiful designs for the entire home, some of their best designs are found in the nursery.

In their line of children’s furniture that are perfectly designed to fit little bodies, there are some beautiful pieces of furniture in the in the form of an almost indestructible Formica chair that comes in powder blue, pumpkin orange, petal pink, and snow white. These adorable little chairs are easily stacked and are perfect for children aged three and up.

Then when they are through playing and ready for their afternoon nap, take a look at their eiderdown quilts and pillow sets in an adorable pepper or poppy print. The eiderdown can be used as a blanket, duvet, or even a play mat and it’s warm, comfortable, and very soft.

Once the kids are up and ready to go play again, there are some adorable knitted “pets” that are soft and cuddly and each has their very own characteristics. These include Suzette the Cat, Claire the Cow, Bandit the Raccoon, and Socks the Fox. Each comes with a story about their character and they are sure to become a long time, beloved companion to the little tykes.

When the kids get just a bit older, Rowen and Wren have some great puzzles that are perfect for little hands, as well as several characters that serve as chop and serve boards that will be a great inspiration to the little chefs, and an adorable lamb book holder for the little ones who love books.

27 August 2013

Vintage Marquee Letters made in Nashville

Vintage Industrial style Decor

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If you’re into vintage industrial style décor this Etsy shop is for you!

We were looking at something different to decorate our apartment and came across WestVintageeTradingCo, an Etsy shop based in Nashville.

There is something special and appealing about 1920s circus aesthetics; these vintage marquee letters are so eye catching and you will instantly want to acquire a set, especially if you own any kind of establishment like a shop or a café but they’re also very cool sitting on a sideboard or on the wall of an apartment.

13 August 2013

Unto This Last: bespoke furniture from London

Designer furniture at mass production prices!

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Unto This Last is the title of a book written in 1860 by John Ruskin. He advocated a return to the local craftsman workshops, having a few doubts about the human cost of the Industrial Revolution.

Unto This Last’ is a shop with a purpose. It offers you exquisitely crafted furniture at affordable, wholesale prices. So instead of visiting a warehouse, you can now visit this shop which is located near the city centre and order your choice of furniture there.

The products of this shop reflect consistency. They use a highly automated method of designing and creating furniture. They use a special birch ply composite, which is optimised for design by using software and digital tools. They use the same material for creating all their products. In order to eliminate the cost involved in packaging, they only deliver to locations in London.

30 July 2013

Faux Animal Décor: dear, bison and more!

Animals Heads Wall Hanging

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Our latest find on Etsy is a very peculiar shop, like no others: White Faux Taxidermy is the creation of Marcos and Paislea, a couple from Colorado brought together for their love of animals.

They create resin animal heads to hang on walls, the heads are in white resin and they can come with colored horns for a funky twist.

We came across WFT while searching Etsy for ideas on what to hang on the portion of wall above the television. We didn’t want any artworks or prints on that wall and while I like the idea of a deer head wall hanging I find the real thing a bit creepy….but a white resin version is just perfect, it’s new but with a vintage feel; we love the deer head with colored antlers, you can choose the colour you want to match your décor.

Some of the heads are entirely painted and some others are even glittery!

The heads come in different sizes too, you can put a couple together to create a feature wall.

There are plenty of styles available, deer, bison, moose or elephants too meet anyone’s taste.

Prices are very affordable and they ship to Australia!

Elephant-Head-Wall-Decor

02 July 2013

West Elm has opened in Sydney!

Stylish, Affordable Homeware

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After 11 years of producing stylish, contemporary and affordable home wares in the US, Sydneysiders finally have the chance to see West Elm products in their home. Launched in 2002, in Brooklyn, New York, the ever-popular furniture and home wares store, West Elm, has finally opened in Sydney. The new store in Bondi Junction and the soon to be opened Melbourne store, are the first by Williams-Sonoma opened outside of North America.

The company prides themselves on designing authentic, approachable and affordable products for you to use in whatever way you like in your home. By creating clean, simple products for modern living you can mix and match pieces from different collections in order to create your own individual style in your home.

West Elm, said to have been created to market to space conscious New Yorkers, make products that are perfect for those space conscious apartment dwellers in Sydney.

We love West Elm and have our eye on some of their beautiful pieces, such as the Mr White Wall Clock , the Stripe Sheet sets, Box Frame Coffee Table and these Modernist Serving Bowls.

18 June 2013

Horizon Hotel, Palm Springs

Living the Modernist Dream

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During our trip to California we spent 2 nights in Palm Springs, a mecca for modernist architecture and retro design.

Palm Springs is a surreal place, it’s hot desert surrounded by rugged mountains, cactus plants, palms and blue sky.

It can be the most amazing place if you’re into design, architecture and relaxing pool side or the worst place ever if you don’t care about those things because there isn’t much else to do apart from architecture tours and drinking and lounging pool side.

We stayed at the Horizon Hotel, a small boutique hotel of only 24 rooms and adult only.

25 March 2013

Shopping in Surry Hills: Workshopped

Shop Australian Design

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Nobody does it on their own! Behind every great artist, thinker, or creative individual stood dozens of people who helped them along. Patrons, parents, teachers, and friends offered advice, encouragement, and occasionally financial support. That hasn’t changed! Modern artists and designers need help at every step of their journey to realize their vision. And when they do, all of us reap the benefits!

For over 11 years now, WORKSHOPPED has been helping up-and-coming Australian designers at every stage of the production process. The company’s primary goal is to forge successful relationships between designers and manufacturers and sellers. All three are needed to bring inspired products to life, at a reasonable price.

What is the process?

WORKSHOPPED is essentially a design hub that invites promising Australian designers to exhibit their work. The company promotes these shows and then selects items that are well-received for possible future production. Their last exhibition features over 60 designers and was a smashing success.

It doesn’t matter if the item is scheduled for mass production or limited edition, WORKSHOPPED will promote any idea as long as it is completely original and desirable. Production method is also not an issue, as the team has worked on both simple and intricate designs.

Before WORKSHOPPED came on the scene, new designers had to fight tooth and nail to get their creations in front of the buying public. Now they have an effective and reliable avenue to bring the best in Australian design to the people. The company is proud of the many Australian designers it has helped take their projects from concept to reality. Several young designers who exhibited their work at WORKSHOPPED signed commercial production deals and brought their vision to the masses.

What do they show?

The company has over 14 distinct departments on its website, http://www.workshopped.com.au. They include Accessories, Bath & Kitchen, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Furniture, Gifts, Jewellery, Kitchen, Living Room, Workplace, and more! Items for these spaces include everything from cutting boards and cushions to knickknacks and wallpaper. The pieces that show well are often accepted for wide-scale production by manufacturers.

In the image clock wise:

-Dial Hangers, $30

-Watch Out, $250

-Graph Cup, $32

-Dosh Wallet, $89

-Tuerca ring, $248

-Eyoi Yoi Pendant Light, $1355

08 January 2013

The Sailors Club: Sydney Harbour Dining

Best Restaurants in Sydney

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Home to one of the most beautiful skylines on Earth, Sydney is also the most populous city in Australia. Its inhabitants refer to themselves as “Sydneysiders,” a play on the term “seasider,” since the city is situated on the Tasman Sea.  No matter where they reside or what they do from 9 to 5, Sydneysiders adore water sports. Swimming, surfing, diving, and sailing are extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. But after all that activity, most folks want to relax by the sea with a drink in their hand and good meal.

Inspired by the style and energy of the waterside lifestyle of Palm Springs in the 1960s, The Sailors Club lets guests to take a trip back in time while they dine. Located on Sydney Harbour at Rose Bay Pier, the owners of the popular eatery were guided by the photographs of Slim Aarons, who captured au courant waterside resorts during his celebrated career.

10 December 2012

Living in a Shoebox

Small apartment Decorating Ideas

Small-Apartment Decorating ideas

Apartments used to be temporary living spaces for most folks. But with the world economy in a funk, most apartment dwellers cannot afford to buy homes. The question then becomes how do you turn a small apartment into a cozy home? In this brief article we will discuss five simple and affordable decorating tips for the average apartment dweller.

1. Whenever possible, save space!

One thing most homeowners hated about apartment living was the tiny kitchens. Still, most feel the need to decorate these incommodious areas with unnecessary furniture. In our humble opinion, this is a mistake. The kitchen is a busy room, especially when it’s small, and adding tables and chairs that barely fit not only wastes space it also looks awkward. Instead, purchase a nice set of foldable chairs and set them up when you have company.

2. Go dark

There is a common misconception that darker colors make small rooms feel even smaller. But many decorators believe that darker colors actually make a space feel warmer and more intimate. The truth is that no color will make a tiny room appear enormous, since it’s a question of scale, not color. So, if you want your apartment to feel like a home, use colors that make you feel comfortable.

3. Go Vertical

When you don’t have enough square meters use your walls! Without too much of a damage to your bank account you can get simple but practical vertical storage from Ikea or built in shelves that you can fill with your books or boxes. Mix books and boxes with vases, candles and figurines for a funky look.

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