Articles tagged with: room décor

09 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.

26 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.

12 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.

06 August 2013

Retro Italian Ceramics

Bitossi Vases, Bowls and Small Animals

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We recently had a tour of the many vintage furniture shops on Regent Street , right now Redfern is quite the place for retro style furniture shopping and vintage finds, concentrated in a few hundred meters there are about 5 great shops.

Our favorite is Graham & Graham Design,a family run business that specialize in beautiful mid 20th century design, furniture, ceramics, lighting and custom handmade lampshades.

A beautiful bright blue glazed ceramic vase was what caught my eye and after talking with the owner we found out it’s in fact a retro piece from Italian brand Bitossi.

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!

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23 July 2013

July New Designs!

New Wall Decals Designs

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Two new gorgeous designs are now available online!

Stegosaurus, pterodactyl…..does your little one love dinosaurs? If so they are sure to want these gorgeously illustrated dinosaurs wall stickers on their bedroom wall.  The range comes in a variety of colours which will ensure that it complements any existing décor and will be a delightful feature on any child’s wall.

If dinosaurs are not your thing have a look at this fun pirate themed wall decal: the set comes as separate pieces so you and your child can chose what pirate scene you would like to depict – ghostly ships, sunken treasure and pirates galore!!

It's free shipping for all orders over $100 in Australia and overseas!

15 July 2013

Ways with Mason Jars

Upcycled Jars for Great Home Decor

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The Mason Jar was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason.

They are made of molded glass and commonly used to preserve food. Such a common item in the past, they are now sought by collectors, and are bought and sold through antique stores or auction sites.

Nowadays these glass jars make great decorations around the home. Their timeless and versatile nature make them perfect for any room or setting. Not only are they great for your own home but would be perfect for gifts.

We love these Etsy sellers who have taken some glass jars and transformed them, hope you love them too!

Boots n Gus – make beautiful mason jar chandeliers and up-cycled lighting!

LITdecor – make charming Moroccan inspired glass jar lanterns, candles, and lamps. These are so bright and colourful and will light up any home!

Cdlwin – a selection of hand painted and distressed mason jars perfect for dsiplays, home decoration, vases, and more.

01 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.

24 June 2013

Typographic Prints

Playing with Words and Fonts

Typographic Prints

A new trend in home wares has emerged on the scene brightening up our homes and minds. Typographic prints such as the ones above can lift any room. Depending on the type of print, it can add a friendly reminder, a cute message, humour, colour, and much more.

However the trend can be overwhelming, due to its popularity there are an enormous amount of prints to choose from. So to help you, we have picked out some of our favourites from Etsy!

Wall Envy Art – these prints are eco friendly, using recycled unwanted books, comics and sheet music together with their signature hand drawn font. Some of the quotes feature The Great Gatsby, Jane Austen, and Oscar Wilde as well as other famous quotes.

Quotational – these digital prints are cute, fun, inspirational and will brighten up any home!

Simple & Serene – these are great hand lettered quotes and doodles

Whimsy and Spice Prints – these beautifully designed prints are great for those who love to cook! They feature anything and everything relating to cooking

ColorBee Design Studio – another cute set of prints, these are certain to lighten up any room

The Green Boat - these prints are sure to inspire!

28 April 2013

Decorating with Paper Flowers

Paper Pom Pom, Bouquets and Shabby-Chic Flowers!

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Available at any arts and crafts store, tissue and crepe paper are cheap and relatively easy to work with. Normally used as gift wrap or in party streamers, the materials can also be used to make decorative paper flowers that range from basic to incredibly intricate....

If you're not a very crafty person have a look at these amazing shops on Etsy!

We fell in love with these paper pom pom and flowers from 4 different shops, they make you want to have a party just to decorate your house with these creations!

We thought a brilliant idea the wedding bouquet made of paper: these wedding bouquets can be customized to your specifications with your favorite songs.

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