interior decorating

fringe festival


via lagarconne


fringe3via urban outfitters


photography: James Stokes, via vtwonen October 2012

20140810-184533.jpgvia redefinedstyle

20140810-184737.jpgGregory Beauchamp, via design sponge

20140810-185027.jpgvia whowhatwear

20140810-185047.jpgAmira jewellery, available via etsy

fringe7photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy, via Anthology Magazine

fringe8available via etsy

love letters

letter1found on

letter2image via goldandgray

letter3via weekdaycarnival

letter5found on


letter6Emilie Bedard Architect

letter7can be purchased on etsyletter8Morrocon Boucherouite rug via etsy

letter9photo by helynn ospina, via sfgirlbybay

letter10By Ganna Studio, via homedesgn


winter wonderland

winter1via vtwonen


stylist: gray label, via style files

winter4Mozhaisk House by Alexandra Fedorova, via homeadore

winter5via justthedesign

winter6via planète deco

winter7source unknown


winter9Parsonson Architects,Photographer: Paul Mcredie, via archdaily

Sticky beak into the home of Style on the Hunt

This beautiful home and artwork belongs to Gina, of Style on the Hunt.  Gina is an artist, a mum and many other things in between.  Read the interview below to find out more.  You can also follow Style On the Hunt on Instgram.








Describe what you do:

I greatly enjoy balancing work and looking after 2 kids. I have recently returned to my first love,  painting, after a 10 year hiatus.  During that time I was buying and working in my own retail fashion,homewares and accessories stores. I have had a varied and exciting career which has included working as a knitwear designer in New York for many years, artist/painter and    fashion retailer in Melbourne trading as Hues Gallery. I am now drawing on my experiences over the years of being a designer, colourist and stylist to find new direction with my artwork and am absolutely loving it! While I keep a stock of paintings, I especially enjoy commissioned work and dealing directly with clients and decorators. My aim is that the customer will end up with a piece they love.

Favourite room in your house, and why:  

I love my kitchen/ family room as that is where I spend most of my time. But my favourite vista is appreciated while reading in bed, looking out the window at our magnificent liquidambar tree, which wraps around the front of our home.

3 words to describe your interior style

Eclectic, practical, colourful.
3 top homewares/furniture stores to visit in Melbourne:

Hues Gallery, of course, was my favourite but is now closed. Now I would say Space furniture and Domo. I have purchased some timeless pieces from both these stores which add a great deal of style to our home. Thirdly, I would have to say  that I love markets and secondhand furniture stores. I have great satisfaction in revamping vintage pieces and making them modern.

What are you most proud of in your home?
My kitchen table which I bought in a secondhand store and used to display home-wares in my store, Hues. I brought it home, took the top off, sprayed the base, which had beautiful, ornately carved legs and made a new top to give it a modern feel. My modern chandeliers in the dining room add a great feel to the room and adjacent entrance.

What will be the next purchase for your home?

Now that the kids are a bit older I’m planning to re-cover the furniture in the multipurpose media/ lounge/ play room. With all its functions, the room gets a lot of use & the furniture has been heroic, so it deserves some love.

Name two items you should never skimp on in your home.
Lighting for its practical and aesthetic and flooring : it can make or break the look of your house.

Messy or neat? A combination of both

Best design/decorating tip you could give our readers:

Less is more. I’m not a lover of painted feature walls. Treat your house as a blank canvas and take your time finding pieces that reflect your own personality . Don’t over decorate a room, keep it simple, choose key pieces to make a statement.




To enquire about artwork email

texture tutorial

You know when you see something in a home or store and you just want to touch it? Probably because it screams texture.  A really effective way to create interest in a room is by using different textures.  Try a shaggy rug with a smooth, copper light.  A raw wooden table with beautiful leather chairs.  Instantly these different texture will make a room seem warm and inviting.  See if you can pick out the different textures used in these rooms. Don’t forget to scroll down to see my mood board of textured products too.

texture8photo by herz-allerliebst

texturePhotography: Sharyn Cairns – Styling: John Mangila

texture2via Lotte Manou

texture2via housenumber15

texture3Via KITKA design toronto

texture4source:  Jamais 203

texture5via abigail ahern

texture6via style files

Here are some products I found that make me want to run my hand over them: (I’m not suggesting you put them all together in one room!)