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27 DREAMY BEDROOMS
We take a look at a number of dreamy kids and adult bedrooms – prepare to be inspired! We kick start the feature first with four kids' rooms, plus the latest in bedroom products just for children
52 A tour of three inspired adult's bedrooms plus plenty of lustworthy bedroom finds
68 STORE PROFILE
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100 Embracing styles of old and new, Stone Textile founder Elizabeth Mollen shows how the power of pattern and texture can invigorate our homes
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Welcome to our June/July issue. Can you believe it's winter already? My goodness, hasn't this year just flown by in the blink of an eye. This issue we have a special feature on bedrooms for both adults and kids. I have to admit, the bedroom is one of my favourite places to be! For me, my bedroom is my sanctuary; a retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle. A place I can sleep, dream and relax. I also love the fact that I can change the mood of my room instantly with new linen and cushions. It really is the one room in the house you can instantly makeover with not much effort. We've got plenty of bedroom products within the pages of this issue too – get set to be inspired. Bring on a winter bedroom makeover I say! Today is not just the day this online issue is released, it's also the date our printed 'Paradise' edition goes on sale in newsagents across Australia! I'm completely smitten with the new printed edition and I hope you all can get a chance to grab a copy and enjoy. If your local newsagent doesn't have it, or has run out, simply order online in the Adore Home online shop. We'll post anywhere in Australia – the total cost is $17 (including postage fee). I promise it's worth it.
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We showcase our favourite new homewares and decor. This season it's all about the raw luxe look for Beacon Lighting. The key to this look is layering luxurious metals like copper, concrete and marble with muted colour palettes. These 'Croft' pendants make a bold statement in soft pastel tones with the look of raw brushed copper detailing. Priced at $169 each.
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Adore Home love a good shelfie, so it's for this reason we're drawn to the cool shelving options on offer at Six By Eight. This contemporary take on a mid century circular shelf ($195), has us smitten. A great way to display your treasures! And if you're seeking homewares for your empty shelving – Six By Eight have plenty to choose from too, like this geo sphere ($40).
Olli Ella has launched their Sunrise collection; a minimalist, modern twist on the traditional kilim rug. Durable and easy to clean, these rugs are a great choice for living areas, playrooms and bedrooms. Available in four designs and priced from $299. www.olliella.com.au
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Art Pharmacy is an online gallery that hosts regular pop-up exhibitions around Sydney. Their aim is to make affordable art accessible to everyone, while supporting Australian artists. On our radar is artist Cat Lee (whose whimsical work 'Pegasus II' is pictured above).
S OME T H I NG BE G I NN I NG W I T H
All girl team Something Beginning With are on our radar for producing beautiful, high-quality contemporary furniture. Pictured: Lili coffee table ($880) and Oscar chair ($1650). www.somethingbeginningwith.com.au
as big fans of Jasmine dowling's work, (and total stationery geeks) we were super excited to see her new range of notepads. a5 in size, it's small enough to carry around in your handbag, when inspiration strikes. purchase as a set of three ($40) or individually ($15.95). www.jasminedowling.com 13
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Aqua door Designs is dedicated to creating colourful and unique homewares the traditional way – by hand. All designs are hand drawn or cut and hand screen printed using non-toxic water based inks in their Brisbane studio. This lanterns tablecloth has caught our eye and we're loving the white ink on natural linen. Available in a range of colours and priced at $139.
NIPPRIG COLLE CTION Bring home a taste of the tropics with the brand new NIPPRIG collection from IKEA. The collection uses natural materials like bamboo, rattan and seagrass with traditional skills like handweaving. www.ikea.com.au
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MIRRORS 'Nebraska' mirror small $34.95 large $54.95 www.ozdesignfurniture.com.au ART 'Scandi Winter Forest' print (unframed) $85 www.jasperandeve.com.au PENDANT LIGHT 'Bentu Qie' bamboo and concrete pendant light $329 www.norsu.com.au THROW Chunky knit throw in emerald $179 www.freedom.com.au RUG Reindeer hide rug $429 www.zanui.com.au CHAIR Something Beginning With 'Oscar' chair $1650 www.somethingbeginningwith.com.au CUSHION Ponyrider 'Mountaineer' cushion $89 www.ponyrider.com.au BUFFET 'Carson' buffet $2799 www.ozdesignfurniture.com.au WORK LAMP Freedom x Real Living 'Lucky' table lamp in emerald $169 www.freedom.com.au 16
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CUSHION Louise Roe 'Architect' square cushion $159 www.norsu.com.au ART 'Pink Desert' print with Tasmanian Oak timber box frame (100cm x 70cm) $1000 www.theartworkstylist.com.au VASES Rye vase extra large $39.95 and small $14.95 www.countryroad.com.au LAMP 'Ava' table lamp $99.95 www.ozdesignfurniture.com.au QUILT COVER Kip & Co spearmint velvet quilt cover $249 www.vavoom.com.au GRINDERS Menu salt and pepper bottle grinders (blush) $129 www.norsu.com.au BASKET Bloomingville storage basket $189 www.designstuff.com.au SIDE TABLE Bloomingville side table (rose) $229 www.designstuff.com.au THROW Missoni Home 'Rosemary' throw $835 www.top3.com.au 19
blog loving THE LAZY SEASON POT The Lazy Season is a seriously impressive collaboration between The Fortynine Studio and The Planthunter. There will be just 49 of these handmade pots made – so be quick if you're lusting after them as much as I am! www.thefortynine.com.au
"I’ve got a bit of a thing going on with indoor plants, so my selection is all to do with beautiful planters, pots and stands that will help people bring the outdoors inside." LIGHTLY LEATHER PLANTER This beautiful leather planter is an assured update on a 1960’s classic. www.lightly.com.au
SMALL PLANTER POUCH Holy moly! This small planter pouch costs less than a coffee! www.kmart.com.au
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IVY MUSE 'BUTTERFLY' PLANT STAND (LIMITED EDITION TEAL COLOUR) With a ton of form and function, this Ivy Muse plant stand ticks all the boxes. Plus, it's designed and made in Melbourne.
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KNITTED CACTUS CUSHION This cactus by Homely Creatures is one you will want your kids to touch, and adds a touch of greenery to a little one's room. www.homelycreatures.com.au
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ROSE GOLD WIRE LETTER Little Light House has nailed it with these letters available in a range of colours. This rose gold is spot on.
PALM SPRINGS WALLSTICKERS There's not an item I don't love from Jimmy Cricket's range of wall decals and wallpaper, but this Palm Springs motif has my heart. www.jimmycricket.com.au
POP & SCOTT DIP POT Sunny yellow contrasts beautifully with green foliage, and this dipped pot by Pop & Scott is hot. www.popandscott.com
ROSE GOLD EDEN BED The metallic range of beds by Incy Interiors is truly stunning. The Eden bed is a total head-turner. www.incyinteriors.com.au
"I'm all about the Scandi-Aussie look of blonde wood, crisp white and metallics with references to mid-century modern style, but I love to amp it up a notch for kids with splashes of bright colour!" 23
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good design JUTE BASKET Storage never looked so good and made you feel this good. The Dharma Door jute baskets are handwoven by women working within a Fair Trade program in Bangladesh. These talented women combine traditional weaving styles with contemporary designs and natural materials. www.thedharmadoor.com.au
MONTE RUG & CUSHION Add texture and warmth to any room with this mono combo. Beautifully handwoven by skilled artisans in northern Argentina and sourced directly for a fair price, they not only look great but help empower culture and preserve this woven art form. www.pampa.com.au
SEVEN PIECES CERAMICS Ay illuminate is well known for itâ€™s amazing hand crafted lighting and has recently collaborated on a stunning range of matt black ceramics that are handmade in Tunisia. www.spenceandlyda.com.au
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This issue it's all about the bedroom! To kick start the feature, we take a look at four adorable kids' rooms, followed by three dreamy adult's retreats.
PASTEL HAVEN BELINDA KURTZ OF PETITE VINTAGE INTERIORS HAS GENERATED A GLOBAL FOLLOWING FOR HER CREATIVE BRAND OF STYLISH INTERIORS THAT ARE ESPECIALLY INSPIRING TO LITTLE ONES. PHOTOGRAPHY: VELLUM STUDIOS WORDS PIP MILLER
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3 Since launching two years
up being a lot more difficult
ago, Petite Vintage Interiors
than first thought!"
has grown to be Australia's largest children's interior design specialist and it is not hard to see why when you see four year old Penelope's room. "Penelope loves to style her room and have a place for everything. It was important that she had a tent where she could read her books, a desk for drawing and shelves to style.
Belinda said her client loved the idea of a pastel colour palette and was keen to incorporate Penelope's love of purple â€“ without going overboard! "We chose the artwork, play tent and ottoman first and designed the rest of the room to complement these pieces. We used stronger colours in the custom-made paper chandelier
"Mum, Bec, was very open to
and blanket while opting for the
all of my suggestions, including
incredibly luxe gold hide that
wallpapering the back of the
was just so fun to add to the
built-in cabinetry, which ended
1 Antoinette Ferwerda 'Little Hills' framed print $915 www.southvillagetrading.com.au 2 Ubabub 'Booksee' clear acrylic shelf $199 www.ubabub.com 3 Lucie Kaas clown (mint) $55 www.growingfootprints.com.au 4 Umemi 'NotKnot Turk's Head' cushion (pink) $189 www.designstuff.com.au 5 Pastel coloured felt ball rug from $245 www.sixbyeight.com
WANT MORE? Check out more of Petite Vintage Interiors' work by clicking here.
Belindaâ€™s tips ON WORKING WITH COLOUR USE WISELY Don't be afraid of colour, but use wisely. Bold accessories work well with neutral walls and bed colours.
BLOCK COLOURS When using wallpaper or decals, stick with block coloured bedding or rugs.
DIFFERENT TONES Consider using different tones in similar colour families and always ground the scheme with timber or a textured rug.
HAPPY SPACE ELEASHAH MCDONNELL HAS COMBINED A LOVE OF COLOUR WITH PLAYFUL INGENUITY TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE BOY’S RETREAT FOR HER TWO AND A HALF YEAR OLD SON, MASON. PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING: ELEASHAH MCDONNELL WORDS PIP MILLER
WANT MORE? Check out Eleashah's home on Instagram by clicking here.
1 While Eleashah doesn't claim to be an interior designer, her son's bedroom says otherwise. It is a veritable feast of bespoke bits and pieces that have been thoughtfully combined with colour and shape to inspire delight within a young boy. Eleashah says her inspiration was drawn from her love of yellow and the two-tone circular floor rug. From there she worked her magic
introducing pops of green against a monochromatic scheme. Then, using paint, craft tape and a great deal of care she crafted a geometric patterned headboard as the perfect statement. "I wanted a room that my son is able to grow up in and not out of," she said, adding "I didn't want to include anything that couldn't be changed." It's impossible to ignore the references to Toy Story, which Eleashah says is a favourite
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movie and therefore holds great relevance. "He loves all of the characters... and his bedtime routine consists of singing "You've Got A Friend In Me." Like many kids, Mason is the owner
of many bits and bobs which when left lying around, can make a room look messy. In a show of genius, Eleashah added drawers and doors to his cupboard from which to store and conceal the offending toys.
1 AURA by Tracie Ellis 'Moss Stitch' throw (bright yellow) $129 www.aurahome.com.au 2 Armadillo & Co 'Pinwheel' rug $565 www.lillyandlolly.com.au 3 Toy Story 'Rex' (10cm) $22.63 www.fishpond.com.au 4 Adairs Kids 'Tiger Terry' cushion $29.95 www.adairs.com.au 5 Converse 'Chuck Taylor All Star Classic' toddler size $50 www.converse.com.au
ZESTY ROOM OH TO BE A CHILD AGAIN! WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING WITH COLOUR, PORTUGUESE INTERIOR DESIGNER, MARIA BARROS CASTS INHIBITIONS ASIDE TO CREATE PURE MAGIC IN HER DAUGHTER, CLARINHA’S BEDROOM. PHOTOGRAPHY TERESA AIRES STYLING MARIA BARROS WORDS PIP MILLER
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Even though her daughter is
daughter's only demand.
still only 10 years old Maria
The pink and white striped
was keen to transform what
wall (while it appears to be
was a 'baby pink' room into
wallpaper) was actually
something more inspired using
stronger colours to match her personality. It is safe to say she has achieved her aim and then some opting for an energetic combination of citrus hues, bold patterns and teen motifs.
In terms of structural changes, Maria cleverly created a walkin closet by adding a half wall and screen to the existing closed cabinets. The effect is spectacular and along with the
According to Maria, the
skull wallpaper, peace symbol
bedroom features only one
light and extra-large bed is one
wallpaper â€“ the yellow skull
of Clarinha's favourite elements
design that was in fact her
of her new bedroom.
5 1 Peace sign metal theatre light $120 www.sixthings.com.au 2 Coral border boudoir sham US$55 www.biscuit-home.com 3 Semikolon business card box $24.95 www.tillysart.com.au 4 Kelly Wearstler 'Imperial Trellis' (mandarin) cushion cover $65 www.adornhomewares.com.au 5 Double gourd vase $70 www.hyphenate.com.au
WANT MORE? Check out more of Maria Barros' interiors by clicking here.
BOLD BEDROOM CHELSEA REALE, ONE THIRD OF DESIGN BUSINESS,SISSY+MARLEY, NEW YORK HAS USED HER EXPERTISE – SPECIALIZING IN CHILDREN’S BEDROOM DESIGN – TOCREATE SOMETHING TRULY SPECIAL FOR HER SON, SEBASTIAN MYLES.
PHOTOGRAPHY MARCO RICCA WORDS PIP MILLER
Chelsea's imagination ran free when she created awonderfully playful bedroom for five-yearold Sebastian, who she says has been her most critical client to date.
design element is wallpaper
"It was time to update his dreamy, all white nursery to reflect the energetic, legoloving, super hero-obsessed, charismatic kid he'd grown into."
Sebastian's starry wall.
"We have always been a bit obsessed with monochromatic colour palettes, something about it makes us happy."
achieved by adding objects he
Another SISSY+MARLEY signature
makes it extra special."
and having collaborated with Jill Malek, they've released a
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range of papers to instantly transform any space into a magical place as per
Chelsea says that when designing a child's bedroom, it should reflect the child's personality which can be or she is interested in. "This is so important and finding gorgeous goodies from around the world
5 1 Sissy+Marley for Jill Malek wallpaper US$170 per roll www.sissyandmarley.com 2 Mocka 'Post Box' $89.95 www.mocka.com.au 3 Luckyboysunday 'Balthazar' toy $125 www.talointeriors.com.au 4 Mini & Maximus 'Bandit Girl' print $50 www.leoandbella.com.au 5 Ko Ko Ko 'Cloud' cushion $99.99 www.leoandbella.com.au
WANT MORE? Check out more of SISSY +MARLEY'S kids' rooms by clicking here.
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Decorate for kids
When it comes to decorating kids' rooms â€“ it's all about the small details â€“ those decorator pieces that finish the room and give it life. And if it's personality you're wanting you'll find it in spades at Room to Decorate. Lovers of Scandi style will find an abundance of cute homewares for a Nordic-inspired child's room like this Tellkiddo bear face print ($16), Heico rabbit night light ($145) and black crosses cushion ($45).
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Mocka's new vintage-inspired Sonata bed combines classic good looks with a contemporary pop of colour. Available in six different colours it's easy to change up the look of your child's room. Made from powder coated steel with a solid timer slat base, the Sonata bed is both comfortable and supportive. Priced at $129.95.
Little Yawn creates adorable children bedding inspired by the big crazy dreams you have when you're a child. The first collection is inspired by the CS Lewis classic, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
LOVINGLY HANDCRAFTED FROM 100% SUSTAINABLE PLANTATION PINE, RAW SUNSHINE COAST'S MINI PLAYHOUSE MAKES THE PERFECT CUBBY FOR KIDS. STYLE WITH FAIRY LIGHTS, GARLANDS, THROWS OR CUSHIONS TO CREATE A SPACE YOUR CHILD WILL ADORE. www.rawsunshinecoast.com.au
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SEXY BOUDOIR SPARKS WILL SURELY FLY IN THE ELEGANT AND SOPHISTICATED BEDROOM THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY CLAUDIA STEPHENSON FOR AUSTRALIA’S LEADING SEXOLOGIST, DR NIKKI GOLDSTEIN. PHOTOGRAPHY HANNAH BLACKMORE STYLING CLAUDIA STEPHENSON WORDS PIP MILLER
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As someone who is smart,
"Something silky and something
educated and honest, Dr Nikki
furry were at the top of my list.
Goldstein said that when it was
Claudia handled my request
time to update her bedroom
with restraint, adding shine with
she wanted it to reflect her as
the silk coverlet and fur with
a person â€“ someone who is a little more grown up, a little sophisticated, and with a hint of sex. To fulfil this vision she contracted interior decorator and stylist Claudia Stephenson. According to Nikki, Claudia had the luxury of working with
cream Mongolian cushions. I am obsessed with faceted furniture and was thrilled when she found the sculpted geo console at West Elm." "In this room, I wanted something elegant with a touch of my
space, which enabled her to
cheeky side. Claudia struck the
incorporate seating, and a new
perfect balance. It feels like a
console along with improved
hotel room with personality and
storage solutions and beautiful,
I love coming to bed at night
big bedside tables.
(even more) now!"
get the look 1 Mongolian lambswool cushion $79.95 www.musebypillowtalk.com.au 2 'Nailhead' bedside table $499 www.westelm.com.au 3 Baby blue chambray linen pillow case $34.95 www.ilovelinen.com.au 4 Small pillar table lamp $126 www.westelm.com.au 5 'Sculpted Geo' console (parchment) $699 www.westelm.com.au
WANT MORE? Find out more about Dr Nikki Goldstein by clicking here.
coastal RETREAT MISTRESS OF THE MASTER SUITE, BONNIE HINDMARSH OF THREE BIRDS RENOVATIONS TALKS TO ADORE ABOUT ACHIEVING THE ART OF ‘BIGGER IS BETTER’ BEDROOM STYLE TO BOTH SOOTHE AND AWAKEN THE SOUL. PHOTOGRAPHY HANNAH BLACKMORE STYLING CLAUDIA STEPHENSON STYLING ASSISTANT ALICE STEPHENSON WORDS PIP MILLER
WANT MORE? Check out more of Three Birds Renovations' work by clicking here.
"When it comes to renovating
it's a great way to introduce
a master suite â€“ make it big!"
colour, like the Pearl Grey
This is sage advice from Bonnie
we used in this design. Sheer
Hindmarsh who says achieving
curtains also bring a lovely look
a luxurious, resort-feel may
and feel, but you might want to
require stealing space from
add a second rail of block-outs
neighbouring rooms. Another tip
for Sunday morning sleep-ins."
is to avoid clutter. "A bedroom should be a relaxing retreat and 'beautifully uncomplicated'."
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In making the ensuite a focal point of the room they converted the neighbouring
While Bonnie loves floorboards
cupboard into a deep shower
throughout the house, she
alcove, added white floor
will always use carpet in a
tiles and an oversized mirror
bedroom. "Not only is soft
to beautifully reflect the bed,
carpet heavenly underfoot, but
artwork and curtains.
1 'Noble' pendant $99 www.freedom.com.au 2 'Waiting' 11"x14" print by Ian Baguskas from $60 www.20x200.com 3 Cowrie shell neck piece on stand $195 www.st-barts.com.au 4 'Jannah' stool $125 www.pearandson.com.au 5 'Hayman' throw in blush $130 www.linenmoore.com.au
BOHO BEauty BRISBANE ARTIST JENNY MCCOWN’S BEDROOM BRINGS TO MIND A SUNDRENCHED DISPOSITION OF ETHNIC, NOMADIC STYLE IN A CREATIVE COLLECTION OF THINGS THAT MAKE HER SMILE. PHOTOGRAPHY HANNAH BLACKMORE STYLING CLAUDIA STEPHENSON WORDS PIP MILLER
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3 With its stunning applique
Making the boldest statement is
bedspread, cotton rugs on the
the vintage Suzani quilt, which
polished floorboards and art
was bought online from Table
and dĂŠcor on the tongue and
Tonic. "I liked its strong pattern
groove walls, Jenny's bedroom
and colour and knew it would be
is an evocative juxtaposition
a great focal piece for the room
of traditional Queenslander
and go well with all my things."
and exotic, faraway places. Interestingly, Jenny says she
When asked what she likes most
didn't set out wanting to
about her room, Jenny says
achieve a particular look, the
it would be her feature wall,
room just naturally evolved. "I
"Covered with treasured bits
just put together the things that
and pieces, artworks by my kids,
make me happy and I love a bit
vintage photos, and jewellery. I
of clutter and colour."
never tire of looking at it."
1 Bamileke feather headdress (magenta) $595 www.safarifusion.com.au 2 'Parker' cushion US$225 www.amberinteriordesign.com 3 Ornamental beaded cross (white) $56 www.adornhomewares.com.au 4 'Torrent' vase $78 www.haveyoumetmissjones.com.au 5 Kantha blanket US$135 www.amberinteriordesign.com
PLYROOM'S 'Flat Out' queen bed ($1975) is a benchmark in simple, elegant design. Designed and made in Italy entirely from sustainably forested European Birch ply. leggy side table (pictured right) priced at $295. www.plyroom.com.au
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WHEN YOU'VE GOT NOT MUCH CASH TO SPLASH, AND IN NEED OF A BEDROOM UPDATE, CHECK OUT TYPO'S RANGE OF AFFORDABLE CUSHIONS AND LIGHTING. OUR PICKS ARE THE ROSE GOLD INDUSTRIAL LAMP ($59.99) AND nice cushy ($24.99). www.cottonon.com/au/typo 66
What sÂ´ for bedrooms
The Goodnight Society create fun, quirky sleepwear for both men and women. These cactus print pyjama pants have a slim fit, perfect for slouching around in the cooler months. We also love the fact that they're fitted through the leg with an elasticised back cuff to stop them creeping up your legs during the night. What a brilliant idea. Priced at just $59.95 we think you'd best grab a pair!
CASTLE BEDDING Castle have released a fun range of snuggly bedding in bright pop colours and prints. Big charcoal flower quilt priced from $150, bumble mohair throw $129 and pillowcases priced from $49. www.castleandthings.com.au
Give your bedroom the accent it deserves with this stunning centrepiece. The Accent bed is a beautifully upholstered bed frame with a classy curved bed head for that extra wow factor. Two large front drawers feature for convenient storage. Bed priced from $1599. www.fortywinks.com.au
Bed linen pictured from AURA by Tracie Ellis
Kawaiian Lion have updated their signature Peace Out and Surfolk cushions for winter. Screen printed on stonewashed black denim, the cushions pay homage to a bygone surf era. The looks is relaxed and masculine, all at the same time.
Adorning Melbourne's Dandenong South, this boutique home décor retailer is a decorator's dream destination for interior inspiration. Co-founder Jessica Voysey shares why.
PHOTOGRAPHY MARTINA GEMMOLA STYLING ALANA LANGAN WORDS BETH GRESHWALK
t first glance, Keekï is a retailer of beautiful, boutique furniture, designed to help us achieve the interior looks we've always
wanted. But this privately-owned, Melbourne-based company is much more than your everyday décor and furniture store. Think impeccably-styled room settings, showcasing the latest trends. Staff with extensive interior design experience. Decorating consultants for every budget. You can even hire Keekï furniture and homewares – a great idea if you're selling your property. And of course, online shopping. All of this, ignited by a shared passion for interiors among sisters/co-founders, Laura Cross and Jessica Voysey. According to Jessica (who is also area manager), starting Keekï was a
After they chose the name, Keekï (pronounced KEEK-eye), the store opened its doors in 2004. And many doors have opened, since. "We've enjoyed a steady growth and increase in our customer base," Jessica says. "In the last year, we have been focusing on a diversification of the brand, with the inception of our hire division and a re-focus on interior decorating. We've also launched our online store, which has been really exciting." The brand additionally became official suppliers for Channel 7's House Rules, among other media entities. Keekï's success is undoubtedly a testament to their unique instore experience, beginning with styled room settings of the latest home trends, throughout the showroom. Looks may include Parisienne, Organic or Industrial, also featured on Keekï.com.au.
no-brainer: she and Laura have
"These inspirations were created
adored interior decorating since
to give our customers a guide,"
says Jessica. "It's about finding a
"We grew up around furniture and retail from a very young age," she says. "With my
style you like, and interpreting it to suit your needs and the current trends."
background in marketing and
Staying atop of what's hot is
Laura's in interior decorating,
an ongoing pursuit for Keekï.
we wanted to establish a store
Every season, the founders
that provided furniture and
create mood boards of current
homewares with a difference."
home designs, then scour local
ON GETTING THE MOST OUT OF KEEKÏ MEASURE UP Whether you're purchasing a sofa, rug or piece of art, it's important to know the space you have to work with.
BRING PHOTOS Allow Keekï's staff to help you to the best of their ability by providing photos of the room or surface you are furnishing.
ALLOW TIME With a showroom approximately 2000sqm and over 55 room settings, there is a lot to take in and discover.
THE SHOWROOM ADDRESS 71 Frankston-Dandenong Rd Dandenong South Melbourne
OR SHOP ONLINE www.keeki.com.au
and international furniture shows, interior magazines and style blogs, for inspiration. The schemes that best resonate with customers are then applied and evolved, as trends change. Keek誰 also prides itself on providing excellent customer service through its sales team. "We're not just out to sell product," says Jessica. "Our aim is to help customers find items that will best work in their home. Many of our staff have tertiary decorating qualifications, specialising in 74
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3 colour and design, which makes this process easier."
Open communication with customers has also helped Keek誰 answer the need for inhome design help with interior decorating consultants, doing everything from initial consultation to fitting out an entire home. "No matter budget or style, our
hands-on decorators can realise our customer's vision," says Jessica. With all that Keek誰 offers, consider that vision accomplished.
1. Faux cashmere throw (silver) $79.95 2. Big spot cushion 50cm (mint) $49.95 3. Sorbet framed painting $699 4. Klein accent table (marble/copper) $409.99 5. Imogen 3 seater sofa $1,999
This month we talk to Gold Coast based artist and one half of Astella Designs, Bec Tarrant, who with her dad Steve, take a more adventurous approach to create stunning, abstract works inspired by nature and the beauty that surrounds. INTERVIEW PIP MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING TANIKA BLAIR
artist profile Tell us a little bit about your art practice and the different mediums and textures you use. We use a combination of mediums, textures, and methods to create our artworks. Experimenting with different chemicals sounds dangerous, but it alters the reactions in the resin that create different styles and features. We also use acrylics and acrylic inks to create our desired effects. Would you describe Astella Designs as adventurous and experimental? That would be the perfect way to describe us. We love experimenting, unfortunately as I mentioned that can get a little dangerous. In fact I've actually set myself on fire! But I believe as an artist you must always be evolving and growing so I love trying new things to achieve new effects. Where is your practice at now in 2015? Having only launched our artworks in September 2014, we have grown and expanded exponentially in a very short time frame. One of our immediate goals was to distribute our artwork Australia wide to each state, and after only seven months we are nearly there, which is hugely exciting. How has the online world changed or impacted on your 78
career as an artist? The online world has assisted us a great deal, in fact without it we're fairly sure it would have taken years to build the business to where we are now in just seven months with our website www.AstellaDesigns.com.au and Instagram account @astelladesigns. Instagram has been a huge help for growing Astella. As a photo sharing platform it suits our business model perfectly and has allowed us to grow our business and reach more people than we could have ever imagined.
Your website comprises of a gallery of resin, canvas and print works â€“ tell me about your typical customer if there is one. Where have you sent works to? Is it mainly prints or resin? When Astella was first born, I was focused on prints of my watercolour work. I began to venture towards resin as my father Steve has been working with the chemicals for 15 years, making it a natural progression. From the moment I delved into resin, I fell in love and although my prints are still hugely popular I just don't have enough hours in the day to get back to the paintbrush. Currently I am working on a new limited edition series of prints of
Having grown up on the Gold Coast living on the waterfront I am inspired quite heavily by nature... the Astella Designs resin work, so watch this space! As for customers, we have had orders from across the world including USA, New Zealand and Norway, just to name a few. It's an amazing feeling to have customers choosing your art over artists closer to them. It's a huge compliment.
What is it that motivates you and where do you draw inspiration from? I love creating, so not a lot of motivation is required. Whenever I get the chance to get to the studio, I'm there. It's a great release for me, a place where I can clear my mind and focus 100% on a particular artwork. Having grown up on the Gold Coast living on the waterfront I am inspired quite heavily by nature, as I am constantly reminded how beautiful it is. I try to reflect on that when I'm creating my art.
Finally, as a mother, how do you integrate time for art and keep the creative fires burning so to speak. It can certainly be tough balancing my time between 80
running a household, looking after a toddler, and getting to the studio with enough energy to be creative, but I get a lot of support from my partner Shaun and my parents. There are days when the fire isn't burning, and I have learnt that you can't force creativity â€“ no matter how motivated you are! So taking a step back and regrouping is just as important because then when I step back into the studio those are the days when some truly amazing art comes to life.
WANT MORE? Shop Astella Designs' art in their online store by clicking here.
All homewares and furniture pictured in this feature are available at Tailored Space Interiors
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WORDS BETH GRESHWALK PHOTOGRAPHY NIKKI TO STYLING ALICE STEPHENSON INTERIOR DECORATION SIMONE DUCKWORTH
Interior inspiration blogger Simone Duckworth shows how a love of decorating, family and even household mishaps can create a home to adore.
rom her childhood
make me happy. I also wanted
days of rearranging
a home that reflects us and our
furniture to her
tastes as a young family."
grownup gig at Freedom, interior design has always decorated Simone
Duckworth's life. Today, she is the author of the popular
The vibrant shades and holiday vibe of Slim Aarons photography, for example, glam the walls while echoing her family's love for the beach.
lifestyle and home inspiration
Framed words and phrases
blog, Honey and Fizz; owner of
throughout the home
an Etsy shop selling wall décor;
whimsically address Simone's
and designer of the home she
fervour for typography, and are
shares with her husband and
also "an easy, fun way to show
three young boys in Sydney's
who you are and what you like,"
she says. "They're inexpensive
And it doesn't end there. "I'm in the process of setting up home consultations for styling, and online design boards," the blogger says. Being a jack-of-all-home-design – besides a mother and wife – it's no surprise that the style of Simone's 13-year-old, modern home encapsulates muchneeded serenity: white and bright, with neutral backgrounds punctuated by the colours of
and easily changeable, rather than investing in artwork you might tire of." Fun times – particularly when revamping the master bedroom, says Simone, who toned down the colour and added grey washed linens, for a cosy effect. Meanwhile, the beaded chandelier and typographic décor ensure the black-and-white theme is not without personality.
books, fresh flowers, cushions
Simone credits online stores
for much of her furnishings,
"Home is where we truly relax, and with life so busy, it's nice to have a place that gives a calm feeling when you walk through the door," Simone says.
including Down That Little Lane, My Messy Room and Rachel Castle. But big-box stores with ever-changing stock like IKEA are still great go-tos, she admits.
"I wanted lots of greenery, and
The shape of Simone's
to be surrounded by things that
contemporary abode hasn't 87
always been so harmonious,
This led to all of the home's
given the house a new lease of
however: The stunning, white-
floorboards needing to be
life. Everything feels new. The
polished concrete floors were
pulled up; joinery removed;
light is amazing. I love the feel of
actually the result of a major
skirting boards replaced; kitchen
it underfoot, and it's so easy to
cupboards detached; furniture
"We had a problem with our
stored and walls repainted.
But if you can avoid the disaster
dishwasher and the repairmen
"We were out of the house for
route to redecorating your
didn't screw in the hose properly," Simone explains. "So, we had a leak from the dishwasher for over a week that we didn't know of, until we went into the kitchen one morning
about six weeks," Simone says. "Luckily everything was covered by insuranceâ€Ś but the upheaval to our daily lives was a massive inconvenience."
home, Simone recommends having a vision of how you'd like your space to look and what you'll need to achieve it â€“ ahead of time: "Use Pinterest to curate your vision, and to see
and water was squirting up from
Now, the blogger admits the
what look you keep coming
between the floorboard joins."
hassle was worth it: "It has really
The built-in bookcases from IKEA perfectly display Simone's books and other favourite items. "I love having fresh flowers throughout the house, and lots of cushions and throws to add that cosy feel," says Simone. Gold tray with leather straps on coffee table from Quintessence Sydney.
Light and airy dining
"We love our dining space, and the round table is perfect for family dinners and celebrations. The table was a lucky op shop find that we spruced up with some Annie Sloan chalk paint," explains Simone. 90
A white base
"This is one of my Slim Aarons prints. I love the glamour and holiday vibe in his photography," says Simone. "The colours really pop against the white walls and floors." Simone used Taubmans untinted white in a matt finish. "This was the purest white we could find," she says.
"The peace sign light was a birthday gift from the boys last year," says Simone. "Books, flowers and crystals are dotted around the place, as I love adding pops of prettiness to each room. The lamp has been a favourite of mine for a few years, and I recovered the lamp shade in leopard print myself."
"The boys' rooms are quite simple, with lots of storage to contain all of their games and toys. Fun quilts and cushions add colour and personality to their rooms," explains Simone. "Jasper loves writing messages on his mini lightbox. The round mirror was probably the best bargain ever â€“ from Kmart."
"Clipboards keep Finn's collection of surfing posters on his wall looking neat," says Simone, adding: "They can also be easily changed around. The lightning bolt light from The Little Light Co is a perfect reading light, plus looks great, too."
"Noah's room is a collection of all of his favourite things. The 'Wild Thing' print sums him up perfectly! He loves playing in his room with his trains and toys, and reading lots of books," says Simone.
WANT MORE? Check out Simone's blog, Honey and Fizz, by clicking here.
"Our bedroom is our retreat, and I love changing up the bedding and adding cushions and throws to alter the look and mood," says Simone. Grey linen from Adairs; "XO" prints from Blacklist; and beaded chandelier from Alfresco Emporium.
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Steal Simone's relaxed coastal style with these neutral basics, layered with pops of blues.
PRINT Blacklist 'c'est la vie' print (unframed) $119 www.theminimalist.com.au ART Slim Aarons 'Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc' print (50x70cm) ÂŁ70 www.surfaceview.co.uk QUILT COVER Luxe double quilt cover (moody blues) $30 www.cottonon.com.au FAUX FLOWER 'Phalaenopsis' stem $10.39 www.freedom.com.au MIRROR Round mirror $19 www.kmart.com.au LEOPARD PRINT CUSHION 'Summer Safari' cushion $49.95 www.childrenofthetribe.com PINK CUSHION Eadie Lifestyle 'Luca' soft pink linen cushion $109.95 www.norsu.com.au BED 'Sunday Blanc' bed frame POA www.domayneonline.com.au PLATE Resin cloud side plate (emerald swirl) $60 www.dinosaurdesigns.com.au LAMP 'Metro' table lamp $149 www.freedom.com.au 99
ge a t n Vi
meets modern WORDS BETH GRESHWALK PHOTOGRAPHY RYANN FORD
Embracing styles of old and new, Stone Textile founder Elizabeth Mollen shows how the power of pattern and texture can invigorate our homes.
t's a wonder Elizabeth
lambskin, snakeskin and mesh
Mollen has time to
fabrics," says Elizabeth, who
type a sentence
cites sourcing textiles and trims
in between styling
as one of her favourite parts of
cushions and other home décor for her
company, Stone Textile. Yet the roles of this Austin, Texas-based product designer and interior stylist mesh as impeccably as her signature tie-dye leather and cotton throw pillows. What's keeping it all in-sync? Elizabeth's vintage-meetsmodern approach to design, inspired by her grandmother – a "strong woman" who ran her own antiques business in the 1960s and 70s, and for whom the company is named, she says. "I use the hidden patterns found in her vintage bracelets, rings and earrings to create modern fabric prints, and the same approach goes into my interiors," Elizabeth says. "I love incorporating one-of-a-kind vintage pieces with modern ones." Stone Textile's throw pillows, for example – launching a new collection soon – add a chic twist to bohemian style by combining unexpected textures and patterns.
"Our customers purchase our products for their distinct style, so we make not-so-obvious design decisions so they can accessorise their homes with something cool and different." Elizabeth's passion for classiccontemporary design also takes centre stage at her home, a wall-to-wall blend of vintage and avant-garde furnishings, complemented by an understated colour palette and of course, pattern panache. "My home is full of one-of-akind pieces I have sourced from all over," she says. Indeed, her dining table reigns from West Palm Beach; her bed, from Palm Springs. Wallpaper? Vintage, from New York. It's all about decorating with pieces that tell a story rather than reflecting a catalogue, which is why antique fairs are the place to go, Elizabeth says. While a neutral palette is the canvas for her design technique, Elizabeth admits to allowing bold accents to command a room, if it works.
"I love using unique materials
The lounge room's fuchsia rug is
such as tie-dye leather,
a perfect example.
Pop of fuchsia
"I am still surprised at some of the bold colour choices I made for my Austin home. The fuchsia pink over dye rug in the living room was one of my first purchases, and I built the living/dining space around it. I took a big colour risk with the pink and still love it," Elizabeth explains.
Elizabeth made a lot of cosmetic changes to the kitchen. "We ripped out the backslash and added a geometric, black and white pattern," she says. "The cabinets were painted bright white to give the kitchen a clean and modern look. We tackled (them) ourselves, which was quite the project!"
"I wanted to do something special in the guest bathroom," says Elizabeth. "I found a vintage Mylar wallpaper from the '70s at one of my favourite shops in New York, called 'Second Hand Rose'."
"It was one of my first purchases, and I built the living/dining space around it. I took a big colour risk with the pink and still love it." Mixing different patterns is another way Elizabeth adds interest to her home, particularly with the tribalinspired upholstery, bedding and wall furnishings: "I love a good print. Mixing (them) is something I always like to do in a space." She opted for Stone Textile's Deco Stripe wallpaper and Diamond and Tribe Print fabrics throughout her house. How does she achieve such perfect pattern harmony? "I try and stay in the same colour palette, following with a larger, more abstract print in the background and a smaller, geometric print on top," Elizabeth says. For more inspiration, check out Elizabeth's blog, Stone Textile At Home. Ideal for any modern design lover, it covers everything from "current and vintage fashion trends, to the newest local restaurant, to the artist I have my eye on," Elizabeth says, adding she loves sharing unique finds with her readers.
Vintage style dining
"I wanted to find special pieces for the dining room," says Elizabeth. "The table base is a vintage lucite piece from the '70s and the chairs are original Milo Baughman. They are very comfortable!"
"Our bedroom has a ton of beautiful, natural light, so I chose to paint the walls dark," Elizabeth explains. "We used 'Temptation Gray' by Benjamin Moore."
"My desk was custom-made for the space," says Elizabeth. "I chose to finish it in a bold colour to complement the black and white, throughout. The mirror above the sofa is one of my favourite vintage finds to date."
WANT MORE? Check out more of Stone Textile's products by clicking here.
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LAMP Amalfi 'Evita' table lamp $179.95 www.amalfihomewares.com.au THROW One Another 'Tribe' throw $149 www.oneanother.com.au ART Urban Road 'Sweet Peach' canvas from $120 www.urbanroad.com.au PENDANT LIGHT 'Woodland' pendant $590 www.salaverde.com.au WALLPAPER Catherine Martin by Mokum 'Metropolis' wallpaper (in colour Marcasite) POA www.mokumtextiles.com URCHIN Gold tipped black metal urchin (large) ÂŁ66 www.artisanti.com DESK Mid-century mini desk (Thai blue) $529 www.westelm.com.au POT Ferm Living hexagon pot brass small $69 www.designstuff.com.au CUSHIONS 'The Square Layers' cushion US$215 and 'The Black Diamond Print' cushion US$135 www.stonetextilestudio.com CHAIR 'Anabelle' chair $1395 www.regencydistribution.com.au 115
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out and about
A Sunday in
MANLY WORDS PIP MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY JACQUI TURK
With daughter Sunday in tow, blogger, stylist and interior decorator, Briar Stanley takes us shopping along the cool, coastal strip of Manly. After growing up in Sydney's inner-west it took Briar a little while to warm-up to her new beachy lifestyle across the harbour in Manly. It wasn't until she welcomed daughter Sunday into the family fold that she started truly appreciating living across the road from the beach. "I've seen Manly evolve over the past eight years," she said, adding how spoilt for choice they now are with cafes, restaurants and great places to shop. "We certainly feel very fortunate to call this beautiful part of Australia home!"
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out and about If you ever needed a reason to visit Manly, Mr & Mrs Smith is a pretty compelling one for stylist, blogger and interior designer, Briar Stanley. "Mr & Mrs Smith is my favourite lifestyle store in Manly â€“ stocking an eclectic mix of local fashion labels including Bassike and Zimmerman, plus a gorgeous edit of homewares and a very sweet range of kids clothes and accessories. I'll always find something I want for the home or my wardrobe, every visit." Combining functionality with design and fashion, Mr & Mrs Smith is, as Briar claims, a lifestyle concept store that incorporates an intelligent fusion of around 30 different international and locally sourced brands destined to make an exclusive, contemporary and covetable
addition to your wardrobe and home. Mr & Mrs Smith's elegant yet understated ambience features an industrial blend of charcoal walls, polished concrete floors, timber and steel in keeping with Manlyâ€™s chic, coastal vibe. It is the perfect go to for something to wear, something to give, or something to take home.
VISIT MR & MRS SMITH AT SHOP 5, 11-27 WENTWORTH ST, MANLY.
Cushion 'Geometric' scarf $130 'Modern Tribal' side platter $65 'Palette' (fluoro pink) cushion $145 123
WHITE HOUSE FLOWERS
out and about
out and about From a petite posy to a cleverly structured artistic arrangement, gorgeous oversized natives and bold tropicals shine forth from the windows of White House Flowers on Manly's Pittwater Road. The reputation of this grand florist precedes itself and offers a fail safe guarantee when it comes to adding that fresh and lively touch to your home or gift giving. "White House Flowers is my local go-to florist, I know the flower selection will always be gorgeous and fresh, and the arrangement gift wrapped elegantly, with not a hint of hot pink cellophane."
VISIT WHITE HOUSE FLOWERS AT 35 PITTWATER RD, MANLY
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out and about What is fika? Good question… fika is a Swedish word whose meaning is music to shoppers' ears – taking a break for coffee and something to eat. However, according to the owners, Linda, Diana and Sophie, and our Manly escort, Briar Stanley, it is way more than that. It is a cosy and welcoming retreat where you can be nurtured – just like you would in a family or close friend's kitchen. The interiors are the epitome of everything we love about Scandinavian style – clean lines, minimalist furniture but with a friendly splash of colour in the very patriotic Swedish palette of royal blue and yellow. The menu is also reflective of the Swedish culture and has been designed
for enjoyment in an Australian setting. "I love the sunny interior of Fika Swedish Kitchen, and I can always order a delicious coffee (skim flat white) every time. I'm also a bit partial to the house-cured salmon and smashed avocado for breakfast, and Sunday loves the cinnamon buns."
VISIT FIKA SWEDISH KITCHEN AT 5B MARKET LANE, MANLY
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out and about Australian style adventurers appreciate the restrained minimalism of northern European style. In Sydney, Manly just so happens to be this culture capital â€“ welcome to Nordic Fusion. It is a feast of the very best goods luxury goods from world-famous brands such as Spira and Pappelina, Georg Jensen, and Klippan. Nordic Fusion is Scandinavia encapsulated and a joy for any shopper seeking inspiration or the perfect gift for someone special. Another favourite on Briar's list of Manly's best, she has selected it for its gift giving acumen. "Nordic Fusion is a handy shop for a last minute gift. I love the general vibe of the shop and it also helps that it stocks two of my favourite brands â€“ Normann Copenhagen and Muuto."
VISIT NORDIC FUSION AT 1/2 WENTWORTH ST, MANLY
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