Pantone Colour of the year…Emerald

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Watch out for Emerald green (along with Monaco blue) in the interiors world throughout 2013.  Every year in early December, Pantone – the global institute of colour, announces its colour of the year, and whilst most thought it could be one of those inky blue hues already featuring strongly in 2012,  its turns out that […]

African Style: Luxe Glamping

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It’s a world ahead of ‘glamping’ as you know it, but it still offers you the experience of being immersed in nature, whilst never having to give up any of your usual home luxuries and impeccable design aesthetic. The brand new Singita Mara River Tented Camp is more luxurious than most homes (my rental apartment included!); with […]

Inspiration: 12 pieces of Big Art

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Big, bold and beautiful art…an excellent way to make a statement and inject colour into an interior scheme.  Whilst researching for a current interior design project I came across the website for The Apartment, a gallery and showroom in Copenhagen, Denmark, filled with an amazing collection of art, furniture and antique pieces.  The Apartment has several pieces […]

Video: 5 mins with Zoe Murphy

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Zoe Murphy is creating a name for herself as one of the hottest new furniture up-cyclers, with Liberty of London and Osbourne & Little now selling her hand printed, custom furniture pieces.  I met the lovely Zoe at Tent London during London Design Festival 2012 and asked her about her craft, her latest designs and inspiration for […]

Eclectic Boho Modern Mix – Brisbane Design Destination

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With it’s fabulous climate, laid back lifestyle, and emerging interior design scene, Brisbane (the fastest growing capital city in Australia), is definitely a place to put on your design trip ‘Down Under’ itinerary. During my recent visit to Brisbane, I hunted down my favorite interior design hotspots and will continue to share these with you over the coming months (see previous […]

Design Candy at Decorex 2012

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Decorex – London, the granddaddy of the London Design Festival.  After 35 years, and with over 250 exhibitors, this annual luxury interior design show continues to be a must see event for Interior Design professionals. In addition to furniture, lighting and accessories exhibits there is a strong emphasis on wall coverings and surfaces.  Contemporary, traditional and bespoke […]

100% Norway via Bright.Bazaar

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If you’ve been to the London Design Festival, you’ll know how much amazing design is on offer and the tricky thing is getting to see everything.  We didn’t get to 100% Norway, however, Mr.Bazaar of the fabulous Bright.Bazaar blog most definitely did with a special tour of the show by Henrietta Thompson, Wallpaper’s* Editor-at-Large, and […]

Big love for Tent London

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They’ve got it all going on at Tent London. If you go to just one design event during the London Design Festival, then Tent has to be high up that list. Based in the Old Truman Brewery, along with sister show Superbrands, Tent showcases some of the most exciting and freshest design and interior products. […]

Design Junction, Edgy & Urban

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Gritty, edgy and urban!  All that I love and miss about London, and words that sum up the venue for the second ever, Design Junction event in conjunction with London Design Festival. Held in a 12,000 square foot deserted 1960’s postal sorting office on New Oxford Street, the event played host to over 100 brands from around the […]

Future City Living with YO! Home

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London Design Festival: Imagine an eighty square metre one bed city apartment with a bed that elevates up into the ceiling to reveal a sunken lounge, where your wine cellar pops up out of the floor at the touch of a button, and a sliding wall tucks away to keep the space open or slides out […]

Red at The Conran Shop

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Paint the town red! That’s exactly what I planned to do during my recent trip to London for London Design Festival, but it appears that The Conran Shop beat me to it. So I say, if you can’t beat them, join them! The Conran store has always been a much loved destination of mine and during […]

Anna Spiro Eclectic Mix

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“We love colour up here and I think that’s what we are starting to become known for” says Anna Spiro, one of Australia’s hottest interior designers. Her must see store Black and Spiro contains an eclectic mix of granny and hip vintage, an explosion of color and pattern, a treasure trove of one-offs and classic pieces updated […]

Design Destinations

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I am very excited to be back in Brisbane, Australia in search of the best interior design stores, and am thrilled with what I have found.  Much has changed since I lived here 20 years ago, where unique, boutique style interior design stores were few and far between. However, much like the other capital cities […]

Modern Coastal Style – Queensland, Australia

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I spent today doing one of my favorite things to do when I am back home in Australia, and that is to wander through display homes.  There is no shortage of display homes here on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, as the coast is continually being developed. What was once a vacation only destination for people […]

London Design Festival 2012 – countdown has begun!

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The 10th London Design Festival is only weeks away and Design Lovers Blog will be stopping by to see some of the best creativity and design from the UK and around the globe.  I am so excited that Jill is able to fly over from San Francisco to join me this year as whilst we speak […]

Las Vegas Market: Trends – Part 2

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Las Vegas Summer Market 2012 was nothing short of inspirational and it was a huge pleasure to be part of the Traditional Home Magazine blogging team scouting out trends. In additional to the natural elements trend that caught my eye (see part 1 of my Las Vegas recap) it was the use of  bold color […]

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