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MELBOURNE STYLE TRAIL

S HOP UP A S TORM IN M ELB O UR N E

ARTIST PROFILE

MONDOCHERRY

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The hottest new finds

14 DÉCOR ADORE The latest trends in the interior design world

18 STYLIST LOVING

Our favourite stylists share with us the products they're loving at the moment

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31 COOL KITCHENS

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Mondocherry's dreamy handcut paper feather artworks

Kitchens can often be difficult rooms to design and style. We've tracked down three kitchens that are big on personality and style to inspire your own dream kitchen

Beautiful products for a coastal or Scandinavian style kitchen

Award-winning Brisbane based interior designer, James Dawson talks to Adore Home about his newest project – the Dawson School of Design, set top open in Brisbane soon


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Headed to Melbourne? This issue, Adore Home tracked down six of our top places to shop, eat and stay in the cultural (and shopping) capital of Australia! Get ready to shop til you drop with these amazing stores

MELBOURNE STYLE TRAIL

SHOP U P A STORM I N ME L BOU RNE

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Mix soft pastel colours with the latest Scandi furniture

Shop th e look wi th TOP IMAGE- SOFA Emmeline 3 seater sofa $1999 ARTWORK fredrika framed painting - Navy $699 COFFEE TABLE Limmerick coffee table from $949 PLANT echeveria spray in hanging bowl $44.99 HURRICANE ombre sienna lantern $44.99 VASE diamond vase 12x20cm $24.99 EXTRAS- ARTWORK Polly small framed painting - yellow $489 CUSHIONS Trio rose/gold $49.99 & Luxury velvet rose $59.99 SOFA Imogen 3 seater sofa $1999 RUG adorn jute rug $299.99 CANDLESTICKS victoria candlestick 13x26cm $37.99 & eliza candlestick$33.99

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Welcome to another online edition. Having just returned from a quick trip to freezing Melbourne, I am grateful to be back in Brisbane where the temperatures are warmer! I had a great time though, shopping up a storm (whilst getting around in a Smart car – let's save that story for some other time haha) and have hand selected my favourite shops which feature in our Melbourne style trail this issue. It's a must read for anyone looking to visit Melbourne. As you can see above, here I am outside of the ultra cool Third Drawer Down in Prahran, painted by graphic artist Camille Walala. This issue we've got a cool kitchens feature – a room in the home, which I personally find to be the most difficult to inject personality. Well these three

kitchens we've chosen, have proven me wrong – due to their beautiful design and styling. They're not only big on style, they're also big on functionality. Lastly, I can reveal that we're releasing a 2016 daily planner (see opposite page). As a listmaker from way back, I wanted a beautiful looking planner that had thick pages that didn't bleed through, enough room to write in my whole daily routine and jot down random thoughts and notes, and where I could plan my upcoming month in a monthly overview (that also featured Australian public holidays). I'm so thrilled with the end result, and I hope you'll love it too. Until next time. LONI PARKER EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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Spring clean Aura's Spring bath collection is here. You'll find seven new looks from the collection, with bath towels priced from $49.95. We're loving the sleek and sophisticated blacks, cremes and soft-hued pinks in patterns such as classic checks and stripes.

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Blu Dot's 'Clutch' lounge chair has caught our eye. Sturdy yet elegant and comfortable without being overly plush, Clutch's rounded edges and curved back wrap around to provide the perfect resting spot for arms. priced at $1299 and available in grey, red and navy. www.bludot.com.au

MID- CE NT URY MIN I DE S K West Elm's new Spring arrivals have us in a tizz, and we're losing our mind for this mini Mid-Century desk – perfect for those with not much space to spare. Pictured is the fresh oregano colourway priced at $599.

award winning interior designer greg natale has collaborated with one duck two to create a range of beautiful cushions. priced from $79.99. www.oneducktwo.com.au

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Paper origami

Castle have released a new range of fun paper origami sculptures. They're the perfect decorator piece – place on top of a stack of books, a kitchen bench, a bedside table, a coffee table, or a bookshelf. Heck, they can even be suspended from the ceiling! Available in five colours and two sizes, starting from $59.

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WE’RE CHANGING THE WAY YOU DECORATE. Adorn the walls of your space with art and photography from both local and international artists. With over half a million pieces to choose from including abstracts, photography, and graphic designs, you’re sure to find the perfect piece for your home. START DECORATING NOW AT WWW.GREATBIGCANVAS.COM


What s´ Glasshouse fragrances has released its limited edition 'arabian nights' white oud fragrance scented candle. distinguished by its sweet, woody and complex scent, oud has long been a prized perfume ingredient in europe and the middle east. priced at $42.95.

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G OR M A N ' S L E I S UR E L AD IES Gorman's 'Lesiure Ladies' collection draws its inspiration from spring vacation. Think poodles, lime wedges, palm trees and tennis rackets plastered across an array of tees, sweaters and swing dresses. www.gormanshop.com.au

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Mocka's rugs

Although small in size, Mocka's new Circa rug makes a bold statement with its strong textured weave and circular style. Compact enough to fit into the smaller areas of your home, these rugs look great styled in a nursery, kids' bedroom, entryway or study. Choose from a natural jute rug with a contrasting black, white or denim circular pattern. And at just $24.95 they certainly won't break the bank.

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CHANDELIER Menu 'Franklin' chandelier $1275 www.designstuff.com.au BED Frame canopy queen bed $1268.70 www.cb2.com ART Ruben Ireland 'Marianna' print (70x100cm) $99 www.norsu.com.au STONE Black hex (obsidian) $79 www.stonedcrystals.com TOWEL HOLDER ferm LIVING towel hanger $58 www.designstuff.com.au STRAP By Lassen 'Stropp' $49 www.urbancouture.com.au VASE Kartell 'Matelasse' vase $169 www.davidjones.com.au CUSHION 'Sten' cushion (black) $79.95 www.countryroad.com.au TRAY NUR serving tray $79 www.residentgp.com.au 14


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CUSHION Peach and brown abstract cubes and triangles cushion $63.95 www.zazzle.com.au PENDANT LIGHTS 'Rough Diamond' cluster of 3 $1400 www.b-td.com ART Copper horizon square painting $199 www.keeki.com.au QUILT COVER AURA by Tracie Ellis 'Big Stripe' quilt cover from $149 (for single size) www.aurahome.com.au CANISTER Matt neon coral canister (small) $15 www.adornhomewares.com.au SIDE TABLE 'Phoenix' side table $149.95 www.zanui.com.au PLANNER Perforated leather personal planner (large in peach) $84.95 www.kikki-k.com CANDLE Cocolux grapefruit & lemongrass in coconut candle $65 www.urbancouture.com.au 17


stylist loving PONY RIDER 'X' CUSHION As a scatter cushion, this one ticks all the boxes – understated yet has interest in the oversized X design. The cool grey tone allows this to sit atop all types of sofas or bed linen. www.ponyrider.com.au

100% FRENCH LINEN QUILT COVER SET I've recently ventured into linen bedding at home – I don't think I can go back to plain ol' cotton! www.ilovelinen.com.au

LEATHER BUTTERFLY CHAIR Leather instantly warms the coolness of grey and white and ages ever so beautifully. www.interiorsonline.com.au

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MARBLE LOTUS PLATE Coffee tables require layers of objects, like this beautifully carved marble plate. www.alfrescoemporium.com.au

www.emmaduckworth.com.au 'REMEMBER THAT NIGHT' BANGLE This beautiful silver bangle by Samantha Wills features gorgeous paisley shaped detailing that reminds me of my time living in India. www.samanthawills.com

REINDEER HIDE If there's one thing you should save your pennies for, let it be a reindeer hide. Throw it on your chair, bed or sofa. You will not believe just how soft the hide is. 18

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stylist loving SCOUT GEO MINT THROW I'm a big fan of Alpaca blankets and this one from Scout Lifestyle is no exception. It's great to see a fresh modern take on such a luxurious fibre. www.scoutlifestyle.com

'UNDER THE CANOPY' BY SARAH ELK I absolutely love Sarah's use of colour in this piece. www.moderntimes.com.au

ALANA LANGAN www.huntandbow.com.au

MENU GRINDERS MINT My favourite grinders just got a makeover into the most beautiful shades of green. www.norsu.com.au

BY WIRTH LEATHER CANDLE HOLDER An unfussy way to eat dinner by candlelight; it can also double up as a flower holder which I love. www.designstuff.com.au

SEPTEMBER CHAIR I can't go past tan leather. This chair is an absolute cracker – it's the perfect mix of beauty and function. www.greatdanefurniture.com

IVY MUSE 'CHRYSALIS' IN LIMITED EDITION FROST This is one of my favourite stands from my other labour of love (Ivy Muse); it's the most perfect shade of grey, it goes with everything. www.ivymuse.com.au

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'MEGA KNIT' BLANKET BY HAY The Hay 'Mega Knit' throw has to be one of my favourite throws of all time. It provides a fabulous pop of colour to any living space. www.theminimalist.com.au

'WILFRED' SOFA BY JARDAN I love this sofa for its big fluffy arms and contrasting soft oak legs. You'll feel like you're sitting on a cloud. This is one dream sofa!

'MAIHOMU' BY LOUISE DE WEGER I love the angular shapes and contrast of the soft colours in this limited edition print 'Maihomu' by Louise de Weger. www.archerinteriors.com.au

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EADIE LIFESTYLE 'LUCA' LINEN CUSHION I love the linen cushions from Eadie Lifestyle. They come in a range of pastel colours, different shapes and have big fluffy feather inserts. www.norsu.com.au

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MUUTO 'ELEVATED' VASES These Muuto vases are just stunning. Featuring a coloured timber base and glass top, they are the perfect centerpiece for any dining table.

NORMAN COPENHAGEN 'BLOCK' TABLE Serve drinks in style on this versatile nordic trolley from Normann Copenhagen. The uses for this piece are endless.

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MONDOCHERRY Immersed in an endless process of painting, cutting and folding, Mondocherry founders Joy Stewart and Clare Scholes celebrate creativity and nature with their flourishing home dĂŠcor. INTERVIEW BETH GRESHWALK PHOTOGRAPHY MARTINA GEMMOLA STYLING FIONA RICHARDSON & BELINDA HALL

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isters Joy Stewart and Clare Scholes may have set off to create distinctive accents for our homes, however, Mondocherry décor

sparkles one step further by evoking the vibrancy of life. The intricately painted, handcut feathers within their framed artworks layer a celebration of nature with an embrace of the human spirit, symbolised by a traditional African juju hat appearance – and the artists’ belief in being 'present' throughout the creative process. "The hand-cutting process is a huge factor – it means we are creating each and every component of our artwork," says Joy. "We believe it is the irregularity of the individual snips on each feather that provides uniqueness and texture." Meanwhile, their cushions, derived from the sisters' own hand-painted canvases, showcase striking, worldly patterns and Mother Nature's own home-grown designs.

most beautiful mix of colours." Adds Clare, "It's very hard not to be influenced by colour trends, patterns and styles…However, we turned a corner when we decided to simply make what we love, rather than trying to please people by producing

"Our pieces definitely draw on our

something current. This gave

fascination with the beauty and

us much more freedom and

intricate details of nature," says

confidence in our designs. We

Joy. "You only have to observe

are inspired by a variety of colour

bird life or wildflowers to see the

combinations – both harmonious

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and unpredictable." Indeed, Mondocherry creations are beautiful, effervescent and unique – but then, the lives of

world – Joy in the UK and Clare in Budapest, Brunei and various Australian cities. Eventually, both sisters and their families would

artists are rarely ordinary.

relocate to Melbourne.

Before launching Mondocherry

"We found we really enjoyed

as an online business and

each other's company, especially

Melbourne-based concept

when creating together," recalls

store in 2012, the sisters grew

Clare. "It was also something we

up overseas in a "very creative"

could do with small children at

home, according to Clare.

home." (Joy currently has three

"Our fabulous mum has a

children; Clare, six.)

background in art and teaching,"

Soon after friends began

she says, "so we were seldom

commissioning the pair's works,

bored – always sewing, tie-dying,

Mondocherry was born.

cutting, painting and creating."

"We began online and talked

Once leaving school, the two took

about how good it would be

up separate residencies across the

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Our pieces definitely draw on our fascination with the beauty and intricate details of nature," says Joy. our artwork – setting it up with furniture, cushions and lighting, so people could see the look we were imagining," Clare explains. "Not long after I moved to Melbourne, we spotted a shop for rent near our homes. Two days later, we signed the lease." Unprepared for the "whirlwind of chaos" they had thrown themselves into, Clare credits the support of their husbands for helping them get the store in working order. Three years later, Joy has since moved to Singapore, but their established store and customer base have allowed the duo to continue their business and collaborations through endless phone calls, Skype sessions and the post. "Joy is able to send parcels of feathers, painted and cut. Then I layer them, and have them framed here in Melbourne," says Claire, who also "paints and cuts," stateside. Future plans? "We have lots of ideas to continue our fabric range and are working on a new artwork collection," says Joy. "Watch this space." 29


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KITCHENS feature Kitchens can often be the trickiest room in the house to inject personality. These three kitchens prove that the kitchen has the ability to become the hub of the home and one with the most style!


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NEUTRAL WITH SMALL CHILDREN TO LOOK AFTER, SYDNEY FASHION STYLIST, KRISTIN RAWSON IS DOING A STELLAR JOB AND BELIEVES THE FUNCTIONALITY OF HER KITCHEN, BEYOND ITS BEAUTIFUL LOOKS, IS A KEY TO SUCCESS. PHOTOGRAPHY HANNAH BLACKMORE STYLING CLAUDIA STEPHENSON WORDS PIP MILLER

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"After living in the home for a

is the heart of the home and key

few years I have made personal

to establishing a happy family life.

changes to the kitchen,

"My kitchen is lovely and open, I can see the children playing in the living room or backyard which is perfect as these are the three rooms we spend all our time in."

including a tiled splash back, natural wooden floating shelves

get the look

and hanging lights from Dunlin." Kristin describes her kitchen's aesthetic as "all white with some

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natural wooden tones and metallic lights to keep it fresh,

A heady mixture of

open and very easy to clean."

predominantly white with black,

"With two young children, it's all

timber and stunning accents

about the great appliances and

of copper and green, Kristin's

a very fast electric stove," she

kitchen is for many, what

quips. And any parent reading

dreams are made of.

this would surely agree.

1 'Stanley' hammered copper pendant $598 www.dunlin.com.au 2 Murchison-Hume counter intelligence all surface spray $12.95 www.murchison-hume.com.au 3 Replica 'Wishbone' chair $294.95 www.zanui.com.au 4 Bianco gloss tile (75x300mm) $95/m2 www.dilorenzo.com.au 5 Lumira 'Tuscan Fig' candle $55 www.atelierlumira.com

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Kristin’s tips

ON STYLING OPEN KITCHEN SHELVES DON'T CLUTTER

It's very tempting to pile on too many items onto open shelving.

USE SIMILAR TONES Keep design elements in similar tones. This will help to avoid a cluttered look.

USE ITEMS FREQUENTLY The 'Water' candle by Tim Dixon smells so wonderful I light it every evening when making dinner. When using all of the items on the shelf, I re-style them around, just for fun.

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CHARMING

COTTAGE

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CHARMING

COTTAGE

FREMANTLE BASED BLOGGER AND STYLIST, BEC TOUGAS DISHES UP A HEALTHY SERVING OF TALENT AND FLAIR, BLENDING TEXTURE AND MONOCHROME WITH DELICIOUS REWARDS IN HER OWN FAMILY KITCHEN.

PHOTOGRAPHY PEGGY SAAS STYLING BEC TOUGAS WORDS PIP MILLER

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In transforming their family

the perfect place to do that.

kitchen, Bec says it was

I’m not the most enthusiastic

important that it should reflect

cook but I love cookbooks and

the inherent 1960s style of their

I love to decorate. It's a great

family home.

way to add a little character to

"We went with a cottage style

the space."

with modern touches like

With the dining table a

the matt black tapware and

prominent feature, Bec

monochromatic colour scheme.

explains that this is the family

We have two young kids so we

heart, where the family sits to

wanted dark cupboards to hide

eat and the friends gather.

marks. We kept everything else light so it flowed with the rest of the room." When asked what she likes best about the kitchen, Bec reveals the open shelving is her favourite feature.   "The hard to reach corner was

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"My husband loves to cook big amazing meals for our friends and family so having the table in the heart of the kitchen creates a great intimate setting and allows him to work his magic while still being involved in the conversation."

1 IKEA 'Ranarp' pendant light $39.99 www.ikea.com.au 2 De'Longhi 'Icona' kettle $99 www.jbhifi.com.au 3 Vue 'Acacia' round chopping board $79.95 www.myer.com.au 4 'Laurent' chair $199 www.freedom.com.au 5 MENU 'Willmann' vase $210 www.theminimalist.com.au

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Bec’s tips

ON CREATING A TIMELESS KITCHEN

FUNCTIONALITY Functionality is key in creating a great kitchen. Our family spends a lot of time in the kitchen so having our dining table in the heart of it creates a hub where we can come together and do different activities in the one space.

OPEN SHELVING Add personality with open display shelves to show off your favourite cookbooks or interesting pieces. If you have a spare wall consider adding art or an interesting clock.

DON'T FOLLOW TRENDS Renovating a kitchen is not a cheap exercise so don't go with anything that will date quickly or that doesn't suit your lifestyle.

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COASTAL

CLASSIC

BONNIE HINDMARSH, ONE THIRD OF THE VERY ACCOMPLISHED, THREE BIRDS RENOVATIONS, GETS STRAIGHT TO THE HEART OF KITCHEN WITH A WINNING DESIGN THAT IS QUITE SIMPLY, CLASSIC COASTAL. PHOTOGRAPHY HANNAH BLACKMORE WORDS PIP MILLER STYLING CLAUDIA STEPHENSON & ALICE STEPHENSON

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According to Bonnie the aim

"We combined basic white

of this kitchen design was to

cabinetry with subway tiles

take it from thoroughfare to

and added hero items like the

'destination zone'.

classic Carrara TALOSTONE™

"This kitchen was originally

island and white-wash Vanilla

located in the middle of a long

Oak flooring."

room. By moving it to the end

One of the must-haves in this

of the long room we created a new entertaining space that was fully integrated into the kitchen. Our finishing touch was to add a pair of French doors directly out to the pool – giving mum the perfect view of the

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kitchen is the gas-strut window which they had custom-made in Queensland. They also added

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a wide Butler's sink, recessed in the timber benchtop to anchor the whole look.

kids while preparing dinner."

With the alfresco breakfast bar,

Bonnie says that to give any

the hero feature of this kitchen,

kitchen a coastal vibe, it has

Three Birds fulfilled its aim of

to be light, bright and breezy.

seamlessly integrating the inside

White fixtures and fittings

and out – effectively extending

provide the perfect foundation.

the kitchen beyond its walls.

1 Clear 'Laurent' pendant light $93.95 www.bunnings.com.au 2 Replica 'Tolix' stool (ash seat) $159 www.mattblatt.com.au 3 Salt and Pepper ‘Studio’ lime green salad bowl $20 www.kambos.com.au 4 The Entertainer's cheeseboard $74 www.adornhomewares.com.au 5 Black wire bowl $84.95 www.residentgp.com.au

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Bonnie’s tips ON BRINGING THE OUTDOORS INSIDE OPEN IT UP Try to add large doors and windows that directly connect inside and out, allowing maximum air flow and breezes through the house. In this kitchen we added three french doors and a huge awning window.

EXTERNAL SERVERY If you can, build a servery bench outside, directly under a wide window opening, that way you can instantly bring the outside in.

GO GREEN The most effective (and perhaps obvious) tip, is to literally bring the outside in with healthy succulents, plants (we love Elephant Ears) and cut floral arrangements.

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PAINT COLOUR Taubmans 'Cobblestone Path'

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kitchen buys

BOWLS Variopinte light blue enamel set of 3 nesting bowls $88.90 www.cittadesign.com.au

PENDANT LIGHT Catena pendant light (large) $299 www.beaconlighting.com.au MUG 'Tapas' stoneware mug in pale blue $9.95 www.countyroad.com.au

CHOPPING BOARD Ceramic chopping board with marbled pattern $19.95 www.hm.com/au

PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN DOWNS INTERIOR DESIGN VERANDAH HOUSE

Hamptons KITCHEN

TOASTER TSF02 four slice toaster in pastel blue $199 www.myer.com.au

STOOL IKEA 'Ingolf' bar stool with backrest $85 www.ikea.com.au

TAPEWARE IKEA 'Glittran' kitchen mixer tap (chrome-plated) $179 www.ikea.com.au

BARGAIN

TILES DL10138 mosaic marble tile $29 sheet www.dilorenzo.net.au

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kitchen buys PLACEMAT & NAPKINS 'Ginny Placemat' $14.95 and 'Hilla' napkins (pack of 4) $29.95 www.countryroad.com.au

PLATTER 'Laani' natural ashwood platter $44.95 www.countryroad.com.au GRINDERS Menu salt and pepper bottle grinders (set of 2 in ash/carbon) $129 www.designstuff.com.au

TAPWARE Astra Walker A69.08 mixer in black $595 www.astrawalker.com.au

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Scandi KITCHEN

SALAD SERVERS Salad servers in oak $27.90 www.neutralinstinct.com.au

STOOL Z-Creations 'Buzzy' tall stool from $810.00 www.mezai.com.au

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BOXES 'Dot' lacquer storage boxes set of 2 $69 www.adoremagazine.com/shop

MORTAR & PESTLE Marble mortar & pestle $69.99 www.robinskitchen.com.au JUG Menu 'Thermo' jug 1L black $139.95 www.neutralinstinct.com.au

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SCHOOL OF DESIGN For the last three years, the career of Brisbane based interior designer, James Dawson has been tracking on an upward and award-winning trajectory culminating in the opening of the Dawson School of Design. INTERVIEW PIP MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN DOWNS PHOTOGRAPHY

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fter establishing his own interior design practice in 2013, he clinched 'Best in QLD Residential

Design'

at last year's Australian Interior Design Awards. As he gets ready to launch his new interior design school, James shares his dreams for the college and the industry in which he is most passionate about. "I have wanted to establish the design school for a number of years. There was a gap in the market within the private college sector and producing students with the necessary skills to compete in what is a competitive industry. It will have James Dawson

personalised smaller class sizes so there is more attention on the quality of work and learning throughout the course.

development is an embodiment of what he has learned to

"The content at the Dawson

date. "The students will be

School of Design will be taught

taught how to run a functioning

by industry professionals that

business, how to calculate

are currently practicing in the

materials correctly, how to deal

interior design industry. My focus

with contracts etc. These skills are

is to produce highly skilled and hireable designers who are confident when they go out into the industry." According to James, the school's 54

important for students to learn and understand before entering into the industry. They are skills I wasn't taught in great detail and that I would have found very


Glamorous design Pictured is one of James Dawson's glamorous interior projects in Queensland

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DETAILS The Dawson School of Design is located at 421 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Enrolments accepted from September, with courses starting October 11, 2015.

WEBSITE www.dawson.edu.au

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My focus is to produce highly skilled and hireable designers who are confident when they go out into the industry.” James says the School will be offered both online through the Dawson E-Campus and also on the campus located in fortitude Valley. "Short courses throughout the year will be running so there is a lot of possibility for people who are wanting to move into the design industry or those who are wanting a change of career or even those who are wanting to become more confident using CAD software to enrol and start learning." Currently, the school is getting fitted out to feel more like a stylised home rather then a school. According to James it is luxurious and light filled with a student lounge area where students can talk, relax and discuss ideas between classes, kitchen facilities, samples room where students can find up to date magazines and sample books to use for assessments, a computer lab area that can be used any time through a booking system and an open plan class room. 57


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Sophistication WORDS PIP MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY NIKKI TO STYLING ALICE STEPHENSON

Sally Rhys Jones is a girl on the go. An interior architect at the helm of a busy Sydney based practice; she somehow manages to find time to give her own home, and office address, the love and attention it deserves.


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ince Adore Home last met with Sally, her career has ramped up its already fast pace while life at home with her

Having grown up a bit, our tastes have matured, so our new home has a more pared-back, simple, and I'd say, slightly more sophisticated look." 

husband and dog, Violet, has

the renovation question to

transitioned from a small North

follow with a list of changes,

Shore apartment to a larger

however as is the delight

home near the beach. We take

of surprise, Sally's answer is

a leisurely walk through Sally's

unexpected. "Once again

home and absolutely love the

we have bought a place that

laidback, coastal vibe.

is quite new! We did make

"Having grown up a bit, our tastes have matured, so our

a few changes though, it is an occupational hazard!

new home has a more pared-

"First was to rip out the 'study'

back, simple, and I'd say, slightly

nook in the dining area. It had a

more sophisticated look."  

stone bench top, drawers, and

Talking to Sally, she says her new surroundings have impacted positively on the couple's active lifestyle and their home's style aesthetic.   

open shelving which was a great study set up, but incongruously placed in the dining area. We pulled it all out, patched the walls and installed a custom-designed

"We now live a 10 minute walk

and made-to-order, wall-to-

from the beach, so the style

wall sideboard." Sally says she

is reflected somewhat in the

is happy with the result. "It looks

neutral colours and textures –

simple and sleek and provides

creams, sisal and floorboards

great storage. It also performs

that are easy to sweep sand

as a nice bar/servery area

off! We also live close by to

when we have dinner parties. I

some great parks and cafés

also bought a great French

and often find ourselves, out

industrial look chandelier for

and about with Violet – walking

over the dining table to add

to the beach, having coffee

character."

and getting groceries."

In other changes, they

As an interior architect,

removed all the dark grey roller

you immediately expect

blinds and replaced them with

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Relaxed bedroom

A soothing colour palette creates a relaxed feel to the master bedroom. Linen from Cultiver, 'Trieste' bed from Domayne, 'Malm' bedsides from IKEA and Ethiopian Hand cross from Fig in Roseville (on the wall).


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white plantation shutters and had a beautiful heavy linen 'hotel style' curtain made for the master bedroom to block the light and soften the room. The bathrooms also received the 'Sally Rhys Jones' touch with mirrored cabinets made to replace the wall mirrors while providing plenty of storage. Of course, that is not all, there is always more, with Sally giving one last quip, "I also replaced the kitchen tap with a better looking one!" 

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Ethnic style

Sally describes her home as "Simple, neutral and eclectic with a hint of tribal/ethnic." Her living room demonstrates this global feel, featuring a Moroccan wedding blanket and vintage brass tray from Marrakech, and a rustic style coffee table (which can be purchased direct from Sally).

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Moroccan love

"I bought the Beni Ourain rugs in Morocco last year," explains Sally. "Buying them was a real experience. My husband and I met a lot of carpet dealers, talked to them about who made the rugs and learnt a lot. Then came the haggling over copious amounts of mint tea while covered from head to toe in the 50 degree heat as it was Ramadan! It's been a real travel highlight for me – such a magical place."

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Soothing office

"I work from home full time and spend about half of the week in my home office," explains Sally. "Office spaces can really affect your headspace while working, and being a designer I find it really important to have a space that is both functional and beautiful. I always have a scented candle burning and try to buy fresh flowers every week."


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living While it may be teeny tiny, Alice Stephenson has declared love for her Sydney Harbour apartment and considering its million dollar views and eclectic, contemporary style, it is not hard to see why. WORDS PIP MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY ROSALIE SWEENEY STYLING ALICE STEPHENSON

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ccording to Alice, this

movable feast of vignettes is an

has been home for

artistic design outlet which leads

herself and partner, Simon for the past three years and despite the length of time,

she feels like she just moved in a month ago. "We just love it."

you to imagine the changes they would make and miracles they would create when they eventually own their own home. In terms of her career, Alice is currently employed in a completely different field but

In describing the style of their

dreams of a future working in

apartment, Alice says it is a

interiors. In the meantime she

combination of modern and

is happy to fill her diary with

global styles, which suits living in

interior styling work which she

a high rise close to the city.

says never feels like work. "It's

Alice is a realist however.

fun and rewarding so I'm ok with

"My dream home would be

a crazy schedule.

minimalist with a Scandinavian

"I just love being in nice spaces,

feel – although when I

and to be able to help someone

eventually get to buy a house,

fulfil that vision is so rewarding

I'm sure this will change!"

for me. Working on photo shoots

In terms of the apartment's

that are quick and intense

evolution, she says she is project

makes the job exciting and

oriented and gives herself

gives me the option to see how

weekly projects. "I am always

other people like to decorate

moving spaces around and

their homes. Finding additional

changing my vignettes – my

products to suit different homes

favourite pastime! I can't stand

is also a challenge I love.

it if my place looks the same

When a piece fits in nicely and

for a few weeks, I get such an

complements a room (that I

urge to mix things up. My best

may have never seen before),

friend comes over about once

my work as a stylist becomes

a week and the first thing she

truly satisfying."

does is inspect my place for any

Alice says she enjoys the hunting

new vignettes or purchases. To her delight, she always finds something new to awe over."

and gathering process. "I most definitely shop around, seems silly not to! I'm always searching

Considering that Alice and

for a bargain and will wait until I

Simon rent their apartment, the

can get just the right piece."

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Cushion change-up

"I regularly change my cushions around to match any new artwork that my mum paints for me," explains Alice. Cushions pictured (left to right) are from West Elm and Serin Cini.

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Oversized mirror

"My giant mirror makes the dining/living room feel sophisticated and a lot bigger," says Alice. "I would be lost without this piece."

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Neutral bedroom

Alice has chosen luxurious Cultiver linen in shades of grey for her European pillowcases and quilt cover. "Indulging in a bed full of soft linen is worth every cent," says Alice. Cushions from Serin Cini and a faux Mongolian lamb throw from West Elm add extra softness to her bed.

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Along with her sister-in-law, Claudia Stephenson of Peep My Style, Alice runs a small business called Closet Cleanout Central. "We sort through women's wardrobes (and interiors) and sell unwanted pieces on eBay at a commissioned rate. We have been quite successful as of late with the business growing by the week, so all the extra money I earn pretty much goes into new things for the apartment (and my trip to Paris which I'm currently on!). Candles are regular purchases, and lately I have bought new dining chairs, desk, lamp and new cushions. My next investment will be some form of attractive occasional chair for my living room." Back to her home, Alice says her most favourite room would have to be dining and living. "My giant mirror in the dining room is always a conversational piece, and an item I bought second hand from a friend. We would entertain every weekend if we could. I love making the house fresh and presentable and running around grabbing flowers and fresh produce from the farmers markets. Currently loving Fox studios and Kings Cross growers markets."

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Feminine dresser

Alice's dressing table features a copper-coloured lamp from Beacon Lighting, an Eduardo Garza crystal ring holder from West Elm and a grey washable paper bag from Country Road. "Kate Moss looking over me when I'm getting ready is always a good form of motivation," exclaims Alice.

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Study nook

"Converting this small nook into a versatile 'study space' was the best thing I could have done," says Alice.


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Headed to Melbourne? We've tracked down six of our top places to shop, eat and stay in the cultural (and shopping) capital of Australia! WORDS PIP MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY (EXCEPT FOR CITADINES) MAUREEN HAYNES

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THE FAMILY LOVE TREE Katie Graham takes us on an enchanting journey through her growing homewares empire that is The Family Love Tree and its lush new Prahran concept store.

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Tell us about how you started your furniture label The Family Love Tree. I launched the brand in 2012, with a very small line of rattan pieces, with the idea that it would be purely an online store, but one thing lead to another and before we knew it, we were opening our doors to wholesalers and a bricks mortar store in Richmond. It all happened very quickly. How has it evolved over time? We started off with a range of bright colours, and to complement this – a range of vintage kantha quilts. These days we have toned down the colours, and have ventured into powder coated metal legged chairs and side tables, recycled

timber storage pieces, and now recently, oak timbers. It's a never ending process of adding new pieces to our range, as we keep evolving our collection.

Tell us about your brand new concept store in Prahran. What are some of your favourite features of the store? I personally love all of the greenery of our plants, especially Phillip Withers' landscape vertical garden. The 35 metre length glass windows also add a great deal of impact to the store. We will be forever merchandising them to make them look as eyecatching as possible. What have customers reactions been like to the new store? It's been fantastic! People have been driving past and peering 85


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I personally love all of the greenery of our plants, especially Phillip Withers' landscape vertical garden.

in on their way home from work, and finally when they get a chance to visit, they seem appreciative to walk through and experience something, they haven't seen before.

What are some of the other labels you stock (apart from your own range)? We have labels ranging from European brands such as Bloomingville, Sagaform, Marimekko, Lucky Boy Sunday 86


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What are you currently working on? Are there any new products in the works? There are always new products in development, we are currently working with artisans in India, to produce some pretty gorgeous, colourful pieces, we have not seen before in our range.

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THE FAMILY LOVE TREE PRAHRAN STORE 508 Malvern Rd, Prahran

RICHMOND STORE 284 Victoria St, Richmond

OR SHOP ONLINE www.thefamilylovetree.com.au

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It's a never ending process of adding new pieces to our range, as we keep evolving our collection.

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MONDO CHERRY As co owner of Malvern's Mondocherry, Clare Scholes takes us inside this veritable treasure trove spanning colour, bespoke furnishings, artwork, jewellery and things for kids.

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Tell us about your Malvern store. We opened our store in August 2013, in what was a very spur-ofthe-minute decision! We really wanted to be able to showcase our own original artworks and fabric designs and also get to know our customers in a way that is not possible online. What do customers love most about your store? They love that it is full of products that you can't find in other homeware and gift stores, that they can hear the stories behind many of our products, and that we do a lot of colour-blocking so it is easy for customers to find something in their favourite colour. As well as stocking your own gorgeous range of original artworks, what other products

do you stock? We have our own range of cushions and lampshades (printed at Frankie and Swiss in Melbourne), select furniture pieces, decorative items, jewellery, accessories, and children's products. Many of our products are by local designers (a few literally live just a few blocks away). Your store is quite full of colour, what's your philosophy on colour in the home? Colour makes us happy! We definitely use lots of it in our own homes, balanced by a lot of white and natural wood. We love to keep the colour in movable items so we can rotate it through different rooms and change things up regularly. 93


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Many of our products are by local designers (a few literally live just a few blocks away).

What are you currently working on? Any new ranges you're putting together? Along with experimenting with different colourways for our paper feather artworks, we are also working on our new floral collection – also created from hand painted and hand cut papers. We have new fabric designs in the pipeline too and lots more ideas for new products. 94


If you could give advice to someone visiting Melbourne for the day, what other places would you recommend visiting in the Malvern area? Millstone cafĂŠ, just across the road from our shop, is a must visit for their scrumptious selection of patisserie products. Central Park is a lovely place to get a bit of exercise, play with the kids or just find a quiet spot to think. Chaucer Cellars is a great place to catch up with friends over a nice glass of wine and Sugo's restaurant serves yummy Italian in serves big enough to satisfy even the hungriest teenager!

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It's a never ending process of adding new pieces to our range, as we keep evolving our collection.

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MONDOCHERRY ADDRESS

3 Claremont Ave Malvern, Melbourne

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Millstone Having studied commerce and arts before earning a Diploma of Patisserie, provided a perfect foundation for Alice Wright to fulfil her dream when she opened Millstone Patisserie in Malvern one year ago.

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My most popular creation would be my salted caramel rhubarb and chocolate dome. Whilst I don't eat cake, I do love a croissant.

Tell us about Millstone and when and why you opened it? I opened Millstone almost exactly one year ago in early June. My dream was always to open a patisserie/cafe of my own. My philosophy on food has always been to keep it simple. I love experimenting with different flavours both in savoury cooking and patisserie and couldn't wait to serve it up to customers in the area. You have so many beautiful looking sweet treats, do you have a personal favourite? I don't really have a personal favourite. I'm not really a sweet tooth. My most popular creation

would be my salted caramel rhubarb and chocolate dome. Whilst I don't eat cake, I do love a croissant.

Can you tell us a little about the colourful artworks by Alice Oehr hanging on the cafe walls? Were they custom made for Millstone? Alice is a good friend from school and created these prints just for Millstone. I really wanted something colourful on our big white walls, and loved the idea of modelling her work off vintage French posters. I couldn't imagine Millstone without them – she is incredibly clever. 101


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MILLSTONE PATISSERIE MELBOURNE 10a Claremont Ave Malvern, Melbourne

OR SHOP ONLINE www.millstonepatisserie.com.au

My philosophy on food has always been to keep it simple. I love experimenting with different flavours both in savoury cooking and patisserie...

Can you give us a brief background on your training as a pastry chef? I studied in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu and completed the Diploma of Patisserie. Prior to that, I studied commerce and arts at Melbourne University so this was a huge change for me. After completing my diploma in Paris, I worked at a patisserie called Dalloyau, which really 102


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What are some of your favourite interior features of Millstone? Apart from the prints created by Alice, I am in love with the gorgeous tables and windows built by Jack Fenton from Fencon Design and Construction. He built everything from old recycled timber.

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Scout house From beautiful European linens to utilitarian furniture, Orlando Mesiti of homewares empire, Scout House, is the ultimate hunter and gatherer, whose passion lies in sourcing interesting pieces from around the world.

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Tell us how long you've been in your new showroom, and what you love about the space? We've been in our new showroom in the heart of St Kilda, (Fitzroy Street) since April 2014, so just over a year! This is a much bigger space than we had before, and an opportunity for us to extend our product range, to recalibrate and to reach many more people. What type of products do you sell and whereabouts in the world do you source all of your treasures? It's safe to say that I spend a lot of time sourcing interesting and essential pieces for Scout House from around the world, such as beautiful candles from Cire Trudon and Mad et Len,

utilitarian homewares and European linens. At the moment, we are visiting Europe every six months or so, and bringing back two large shipments of vintage goods from each of these visits. On one of those trips we scoured the countryside of France, Belgium, Holland and England for furniture, lighting, textiles and homewares.  We have made so many amazing European contacts over the five years we have been trading, and visit outdoor antique fairs, French videgreniers and brocante stores. Each and every piece we bring home is hand picked for the store with a story to tell.  107


Its safe to say that I spend a lot of time sourcing interesting and essential pieces for Scout House from around the world.

Scout House manufactures a small range of authentic pieces, including our iron beds, dining tables, sofa, love seat and soon our Scout day bed. All of these pieces are made by local craftspeople and from Australian materials.

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customers were always local, visiting on foot mostly, as parking was terrible at our old location. We grew quickly and now we send our products all around Australia. Our product mix is really diverse, so Scout is really a one stop shop for everyone with a penchant for quality.Â

In order for customers to get the most out of Scout House and its store

experience, what would you advise them? With our stock ever changing it's great to visit again and again. There is always something new in store. If you can't visit in person, stay in touch with us via Instagram and you'll see all of our new treasures the moment they arrive. What do you love most about having the store based in St Kilda? I've lived in St Kilda for 25

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Do you think there's a quintessential interior style for Melbournians? I love visiting clients' homes and seeing the way that they use our pieces to create eclectic individual spaces. I think this is the style that we are so known for. While there is a strong trend for slick, Scandinavian style in new-builds right at the moment, there will always be a market for classic authentic pieces.

Our clients are extremely diverse. When we began, our customers were always local , visiting on foot mostly.

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COCO & CREME LIVING The creative director of Port Melbourne's Coco and Crème Living, Lisa Nguyen invites Adore inside the beautiful homewares and gift store that started with one woman's dream, but has since transformed into a full-scale, family affair.

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Can you give us a brief history on how Coco & Crème Living came to be? Coco and Crème Living surfaced into existence from Sue's (owner) desire to create a store filled with beautiful homewares and gifts. After dinner one evening with friends by the bay, and peering into an empty property for lease, it was a sign to make this dream become reality. Three and a half years later,

business. Sue's son Josh, manages the store operations, her husband Joe is our finance manager, (I call him our sugar daddy and Mr Fix It!). Then there's myself – Josh's partner and creative director. I'm in charge of all things creative/ styling and digital for the business. Sue's daughter Libby is our interstate eyes and ears, and most importantly, our four legged fluffy muse, Lexi.

Coco & Crème Living, has

In addition to our family

become, not only a destination

members, we also have vibrant,

store for homewares and gifts,

passionate staff who also love

it is a place that provides our

and support the Coco and

customers with inspiration for

Crème Living dream and brand.

their home and allows them to

Tell us about the store and the types of products you sell. As soon as you walk into the store, you are immersed with colour. We always have the fresh

create their own space. Sue's dream has now exceeded the expectations of her passion, as Coco is now truly a family

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Keep things neutral if you can, then add a pop of colour with your soft furnishings and dEcor.

aroma of diffusers and candles burning, so we smell yummy all the time! We offer a personally selected range of diverse products that are sourced from around the world to bring an individual feel to any room.

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What advice do you have to those wanting help with injecting more colour into their home? You only need a splash of it to make a difference. Decide on the mood and style that you want to create that reflects you, it is not always about trends or expensive purchases – it's about what you love and your interests, making your space, your home. Keep things neutral if you can, then add a pop of colour with your soft furnishings and dÊcor. Are there any particular colour palettes which you

are drawn to? The store (and our customer's) favourite palette is tones and shades of blues and aquas. We see the colour as calming and also a representation of our love for the beach. How important has social media been, in terms of bringing in new customers? Social media has allowed us to engage with our customers on a broader level. It was due to the high demand of interest from our social media platforms that really pushed us to launch and continually evolve our online store.

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COCO & CREME L IVING ADDRESS 59 Bay Street Port Melbourne Melbourne

OR SHOP ONLINE www.cocoandcremeliving.com.au

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Sue's dream has now exceeded the expectations of her passion, as Coco is now truly a family business.

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CITADINES HOTEL While on her research mission of Melbourne's hippest and hottest retail and dining haunts, Adore's Editor, Loni Parker experienced the contemporary comfort and convenience of Citadines on Bourke.

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serviced apartments feature

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shopping district, the Apart'Hotel,

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Citadines on Bourke is a winner.

all the mod-cons. In short, the

With Bourke Street Mall, restaurants

rooms are light, bright and very

and cafes right under your nose,

spacious – even the smallest

there is a tram stop out the front

version, the studio, is more than

with a ticket to everywhere.

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For lovers of great interiors, H&M's home department is worth a visit and only a couple

kitchen facilities. For families, the two bedroom option is plenty big enough.

of tram stops away. It is full of

Citadines provides a clever

on-trend, yet affordably priced

combination of private facilities

homewares, while Emporium

with the convenience of a hotel

Melbourne – the city's hottest

spanning indoor heated lap

shopping destination is a must.

pool (much needed in the chilly

This is where you'll find stores like

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Design and the Finnish design hub of Marimekko.

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