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    Nature-Inspired Home Decor + Gifts

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    With its inherent calming and rejuvenating properties, nature can be a great inspiration for interior and fashion design.  Nature-inspired prints, patterns, materials and colors give home decor and accessories a universal and timeless appeal with a quiet sophistication. From leather tote bags to gold banana leaf earrings and carved acacia wood cake stands, we’ve picked a few of our favorite nature-inspired home decor […]

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    Shopping: Great.ly gifts for her

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    Hello friends. We are very excited to announce Design Lovers new online shop with Great.ly which is packed with modern, hand crafted home decor + gifts designed by small business makers and creators from around the globe. You’ll find art, furniture, home accessories, kids decor and gifts, jewelry, bags, paper goods and more. There are many great products to choose […]

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    Zany & Industrial Bar: The Depo

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Depo in the West End, Brisbane, is a restaurant, bar, cafe, gallery and popup store in one with a distinctly hip, raw and zany vibe.  A taxidermy sable antelope stands at the entry, oversized gold sequin discs cover an entire wall, there is a vintage leather chesterfield sofa with camouflage print cushions and unusual curiosities lining the walls. Did […]

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Dec
4

Nature-Inspired Home Decor + Gifts

With its inherent calming and rejuvenating properties, nature can be a great inspiration for interior and fashion design.  Nature-inspired prints, patterns, materials and colors give home decor and accessories a universal and timeless appeal with a quiet sophistication. From leather tote bags to gold banana leaf earrings and carved acacia wood cake stands, we’ve picked a few of our favorite nature-inspired home decor […]

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Dec
1

Shopping: Great.ly gifts for her

Hello friends. We are very excited to announce Design Lovers new online shop with Great.ly which is packed with modern, hand crafted home decor + gifts designed by small business makers and creators from around the globe. You’ll find art, furniture, home accessories, kids decor and gifts, jewelry, bags, paper goods and more. There are many great products to choose […]

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Nov
27

Zany & Industrial Bar: The Depo

Depo in the West End, Brisbane, is a restaurant, bar, cafe, gallery and popup store in one with a distinctly hip, raw and zany vibe.  A taxidermy sable antelope stands at the entry, oversized gold sequin discs cover an entire wall, there is a vintage leather chesterfield sofa with camouflage print cushions and unusual curiosities lining the walls. Did […]

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Nov
13

An Artist Hotel: The Larwill

Imagine a hotel designed by artists for artists, where guests can have an art inspired experience. Pretty cool concept don’t you think? Well that’s what Australia’s Art Series Hotels are all about. The most recent addition to this collection of hotels is The Larwill Studio in Melbourne. The Larwill is dedicated to Australia’s neo-expressionist artist David Larwill and […]

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Oct
21

Design for a Sea Change: WhitePepper Homewares

With so many Australians now choosing a ‘sea change’ (abandoning city living to live by the sea), what were once sleepy seaside and tourist towns are now bubbling with culture, new creative talent and interior design stores.  This has led us to the beach town of Caloundra, Australia where we discovered ‘Whitepepper Homewares‘, a delightful store packed with colourful, […]

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Sep
29

Moodboard: Modern Tropical Interior Design

Forecasted as a trend by fashion magazine Harpers Bazaar last year, tropical fern, banana and palm leaf prints are now making a big impact in interior design. Our ‘Modern Tropical’ mood board shows how you can incorporate bold leaf patterns with simple, streamlined furniture pieces and copper accents to create a fresh, fun, modern look that still packs a punch. […]

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Sep
14

Inflatable architecture – Exxopolis Luminarium

Imagine a giant inflatable structure with a labyrinth of interconnecting tunnels and domes awash with a kaleidoscope of colors. This is ‘Exxopolis’ – the creation of Nottingham based Architects of Air, which is currently being exhibited at the Brisbane Festival. Image Source above: Lamar Francois via Architects of Air. Exxopolis is an impressive size – approximately 10 metres high and 50 […]

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Aug
31

Design Destinations Brisbane: Alfred & Constance

Design Lovers Blog is on the road again and now bringing you design finds & inspiration from Australia. Bars, restaurants, hotels and stores with design swag, designers and home interiors that will have you jumping on the next plane Down Under. I start my journey in Brisbane – a place close to my heart and the city I […]

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Jul
23

Lust List: The Top Brass

The interior design industry is enjoying a huge revival of brass in lighting and home furnishings, and with so many sleek, modern products being produced in this ancient metal, we wanted to share our favorite finds with you.  At Milan’s iSaloni furniture fair this year, Tom Dixon launched several new stylish brass products including the (1) ‘Plane’ Light Pendants; […]

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Jul
15

Brass Revival – Modern Interiors

Not since the height of the 70′s have we seen brass so strongly embraced in interior design. Along with its other warm metallic counterparts (copper and bronze), brass is also enjoying a huge revival. Beaten, folded or polished – designers are celebrating it’s luxurious, yet industrial appeal, making everything from chandeliers, pendant lights, tables, dressers, chairs, bath and kitchen fixtures and […]

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Jun
18

YOO Home launches at Harrods

Global design brand YOO has launched its first furniture collection in Harrods, London’s iconic department store.  Over the last 15 years YOO has designed hundreds of homes and hotels around the world and this is the first time its in-house designed furniture is available for retail.  Around 160 pieces complete the curated YOO Home collection which is themed into Classic, […]

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Jun
10

London Design Festival 2014: Futuristic & Fab

A London landmark with more than a dozen flying drones overhead; large rotating reflectors displaying distorted views of the Rafael Gallery – The London Design Festival 2014 is set to enthrall all those that attend. With over 300 events and installations across the city (from 13 – 21 September), this is a celebration of creativity and […]

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Jun
5

The perfect pop of yellow

Yellow … it can make or break your interior design scheme. It’s the color that conjures up images of sunshine and sand on a warm Summers day, but when it comes to interior design, a little bit of this attention grabbing color goes a long way.  Here are six fabulous ways to use yellow to make your interior […]

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Jun
5

Our week on Pinterest

We’ve pinned lots more inspirational images this week from homes and gardens all over the planet.  A favourite is this bold and graphic style living room in a 1920s apartment in Sweden (home page and top) photographed by Jonas Ingerstedt.  Come on over to Pinterest and join us – you can find us here or paste www.pinterest.com/thedesignlovers into your browser.  All images below […]

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May
30

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Clerkenwell in the city/east of London is a megga-hub for architects and creative businesses alike – with more per square mile than anywhere on the planet!   It’s also home to Clerkenwell Design Week – a three-day festival for soaking up more design inspiration and getting up close to the latest furniture, lighting and accessories.  Showrooms in the area […]

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May
28

Dwell – new collection 2014

I’m working on a design for a bespoke built-in wardrobe with dressing table and hunting for a stylish stool that tucks away neatly underneath.  Drum roll for the Button Stool found on Dwell.co.uk for my search is now over!  With crossed walnut legs and a soft faux leather seat pad (see below – top left) […]

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