home decorating

fringe festival


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via lagarconne

fringe2via thesecretlife.me

fringe3via urban outfitters

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photography: James Stokes, via vtwonen October 2012

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20140810-184737.jpgGregory Beauchamp, via design sponge

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20140810-185047.jpgAmira jewellery, available via etsy

fringe7photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy, via Anthology Magazine

fringe8available via etsy

GET ME SOME SCANDI STYLE


Scandi style is extremely popular at the moment and is a very definite ‘look’.  But how do I create this look for a client in a home? Firstly, check out these few examples and then Ill show you some key pieces to buy that help create Scandi Style in an instant:

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Home of stylist Lota Aggaton, photography: Pia Ulin

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via temple and webster blog

Now that you have seen what I mean by Scandi Style, here are some great products to try: (ALONG WITH PAINTING YOUR FLOOR BOARDS AND WALLS WHITE)

scandi3sheepskin via HKLiving

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wall mounted moose available via ebay

scandi5black and white print via ikea.com

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scandi sideboard available at replica furniture

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cushions from adairs

Here’s a little mood board of my own I put together.  Looking very scandi already!!!  Feel free to ask any questions.

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GET EXCITED – TYPO HAVE INTRODUCED A HOMEWARES RANGE!!!!


Now this is something to get excited about! I would expect homewares by typo to be fun, cheeky, eye catching and reasonably priced.  It seems they have delivered on all of the above.  The range is called THE HALL and starts with products as low as $6.95.  If you aren’t convinced yet, take a look at these stunning pics.

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See you all at Typo! I will be rushing there for sure.

INTERVIEW WITH ROMY DANKNER OF HOMEROOM STUDIO


I know we all love a good sticky beak! Today we take a snoop around Romy Dankner’s home and work.  Romy is the founder of  HOMEROOM STUDIO and loves to create beautiful spaces for her clients.  Romy also imports beautiful bone inlay furniture that can be custom made.  Just look at her beautiful home below and you will fall in love.  Be sure to read the interview with Romy below to gain some great styling tips.

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(photography credit: Estelle Judah Photography)

FAVOURITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE AND WHY:

My favourite room would have to be my bedroom. I love the morning light that filters through the sheer curtains. The mood is calm and tranquil.

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE

Contemporary, colourful, textural…whilst always keeping in mind context to people’s lifestyle and their environment.

3 TOP HOMEWARES/FURNITURE STORES TO VISIT IN MELBOURNE:

My all-time favourite is Great Dane Furniture. Love Artemide for lighting and Safari Living is wonderful for accessories.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN YOUR HOME?

I buy pieces that appeal to my heart. You should never underestimate how a piece can make you feel.

WHAT WILL BE YOUR NEXT PURCHASE FOR YOUR HOME?

I have my eye on the September chair from Great Dane. Designed by Dennis Marquart for OX.

NAME TWO ITEMS YOU SHOULD NEVER SKIMP ON IN YOUR HOME:

Lighting and quality materials

MESSY OR NEAT?

There’s always a method of madness is my home, so messy always wins!

BEST DESIGN/DECORATING TIP YOU COULD GIVE OUR READERS:

Don’t over think your home and what others may like. Stay true to your style and fill it with pieces that make you smile.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR DESIGN INSPIRATION FROM?

Travelling; I am addicted to the colour, texture and craftsmanship that is characteristic of these countries. Over the years I have spent months on end rummaging through markets and bazaars and meeting artists that have inspired me. I have since launched a range of legendary bone inlay furniture from India. Pieces that can be ordered as is, or customised to suit siz, pattern and colour of choice!

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VISIT HOMEROOM STUDIO TO SEE MORE OF ROMY’S WORK.

KID IN A CANDY STORE


Marble, Stainless Steel, Timber, Corian, Caesarstone, granite. HELP!!!!! Too many to choose from.  If you have ever built or renovated a bathroom or kitchen you will be familiar with some of these types of benchtops.  So many to choose from! Here are some pics of  my favourites.   Which number do you like best?

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1. Clifton Hill residence kitchen by Pipkorn & Kilpatrick,Photography — Christine Francis

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2. Photography by Armelle Habib and styling by Heather Nette King, via newzealanddesignblog

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3. Design and photography: Caitlin Perry

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4. via tingbo

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5. via unisteel

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6. by MCA studio, via archdaily

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7. Interior design by madebycohen, photography Shannon McGrath

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8. Interiors by Highgate House

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9. photo by Luis Gordoa via archdaily

bench910. Bathroom by Atria Arquitetos