Bedrooms, Kids will Love: Modern Bedroom Decorating Ideas

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If there is ever a room more suited to unleashing your creativity on, it is a child’s bedroom. But with so many choices in terms of decor, it is often hard to know where to begin.  To help you get started we have included simple decorating ideas for creating children’s rooms that are fun, engaging, […]

Dessert-Inspired Interior Design: Adelphi Hotel

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Designed to ‘engage your senses’, the world’s only dessert-themed hotel features carpets patterned like cakes, licorice all-sort chairs, wafer-like benches, sweet smelling vanilla scent wafting through the air, a nightly turn-down service with home-made macaroons and more. A Willy Wonker disaster, it is not!. Instead the Adelphi Hotel located in Melbourne, Australia is a sophisticated hotel, with buckets […]

Maison et Objet 2015 report

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It was a 48-hour whirlwind trip to Paris last week for the first big trade show of the year – Maison et Objet. With eight halls packed to the brim with brands and designers showing their latest collections and new product launches, it’s somewhat of challenge to pack it all in. However, with some pre-planning […]

Patterned Tiles: Interior Design Trend

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Move over plain white and beige floor tiles! Today’s floor tile designs feature exciting and bold patterns and are being used in fresh new ways to create stunning interior design schemes. Whether you opt for the traditional encaustic tiles (that have been a staple in Victorian entryways), Moroccan inspired tiles, modern geometric, or other patterned tiles, the key […]

Art: today’s picks from Saatchi

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The artwork of Danish artist Louise Langgaard caught my eye today. Split into 4 sections, this oil on canvas named Corrections #01 is an abstraction on the cityscape of New York. I’m also mesmerized by the geometric shapes and colour palette of Boxes in the Sky and Chevron Stack by Atlanta based artist Stacie Rose. […]

Saint Martins Lofts styled by 19 Greek Street

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A space steeped in creative history and the former home of London’s iconic Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design has been transformed into a new residential development of 13 loft style spaces. What once was the studios and classrooms for Stella McCartney, Sir Terrance Conran, Mathew Williamson, Gilbert and George and Alexander McQueen […]

Pantone Colour of the year 2015: Marsala

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Each year Pantone likes to tune our eyes into certain colours. And for 2015 it wants us to think about Marsala 18-1438, a wine-red with earthy brown undertones. Well how do they know this hue is ‘the one’? The new ‘colour of the year’ isn’t just picked on a whim but selected by a group […]

Nature-Inspired Home Decor + Gifts

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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 […]

Shopping: Great.ly gifts for her

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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 […]

Zany & Industrial Bar: The Depo

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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 […]

An Artist Hotel: The Larwill

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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 […]

Design for a Sea Change: WhitePepper Homewares

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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, […]

Moodboard: Modern Tropical Interior Design

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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. […]

Inflatable architecture – Exxopolis Luminarium

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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 […]

Design Destinations Brisbane: Alfred & Constance

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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 […]

Lust List: The Top Brass

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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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