02 March 2020
Australian designed and made that’s far from kitsch!
Creating a space in your home that’s uniquely Australian
Decorating with good ol’ Aussie pieces seems to go through periods of being ‘in’ and being ‘daggy’. Right now with the amazing movements such as #buyfromthebush supporting small Aussie businesses that are located in areas of the country suffering from the drought we’ve seen a huge resurgence of Aussie themed décor items that are definitely not daggy!
If you’ve been following for a while you’ll already know about the Vinyl Living and Vinyl Design Aussie themed ranges, that are all designed and printed right here in Australia …
Our Australian map chalkboard is perfect for jotting down a shopping list, reminders, or even marking off holiday destinations.
In our Vinyl Living range you’ll find our ever-popular 100% linen (fantastic for drying glassware!) teatowels featuring the quintessential koala or kangaroo. We’ve designed a range of zippered pouches that are perfect for makeup, stationery, or as a casual yet chic purse(!) and with designs like koala, cockatoo, wombat, echidna, platypus, kangaroo, or even the Sydney Opera House in a range of colour prints we’ve got just about everything covered!
Looking further afield we’ve found some amazing Australian décor pieces that we’re pretty sure will be on your wish list as soon as you see them (they’re on ours!):
Twisted Willow have a stunning Terrazzo Planter that would look equally amazing in either kitchen or verandah/outdoor area. Paired with the hanging Terrazzo Planter it would be a great talking point, and you’d be supporting a drought-affected business too!
Described by the Duchess of Sussex as “beautiful ceramics” during her visit to Dubbo last year, we’re sure that you’ll agree. Gemma Ruth Ceramics are handmade and each piece individual. All pieces are dishwasher and oven proof, although hand washing recommended for any lustre and general longevity.
Erstwhile have lots of super cool vintage style wall-hangings, seriously you’ll be hard pressed to choose just one! But one that caught our eye and is along the Australian-décor theme is their Vintage School Map of Australia. It’s huge too ... just like the ones we had hanging in our classrooms when we were growing up.
We’re creating an amazing space with our Australian design choices and we think you’ll love Franco Crea’s bespoke furniture pieces for their simplicity, timeless design and minimalist aesthetic. One of our favourites from the range is the Mila chair: featuring hand-stitched quilting, a floating back-rest and webbed-seat for the ultimate comfort, it’s absolutely stunning!
Australian design doesn’t need to be kitsch and souvenir-ish, it’s all about choosing your pieces wisely for style and functionality … and of course making sure that you’re supporting Australian-made at the same time.
We’d love you to share how and where you’ve used your Vinyl Designs decals and any of our blog picks with us – share on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #vinyldesignaustralia or tag us @vinyldesign.