Magnificent Matte Black: Kitchen & Bath Fittings

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When designing kitchens and bathrooms you can’t go wrong with the elegant and timeless color combination of black and white, marble, and wood. It is a style that is as classic, yet current, as Audrey Hepburn’s black shades, pearl necklace and little black dress.  But what’s exciting and new with this color palette in kitchen and bathroom design is inclusion […]

Shop One of a Kind: Kids Room Decor

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When it comes to decorating modern nurseries and kids rooms the easiest way to to create a truly unique interior that any child would love is to incorporate some one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories.  The online resource Great.ly is the perfect place to find such accessories –  each made with love and produced by small, creative businesses / artisans located around the globe. You can […]

It’s hip to hang: Bedside lighting

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Hanging a pendant light either side of your bed is a clever and efficient way to provide task or mood lighting in your bedroom (especially when space is at a premium), however, in todays homes, hanging pendant lights are as much a design statement as they are a practical solution and can be found in bedrooms of […]

fête Magazine: A taste of Aussie life and design

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Exploring Australia again with fresh eyes (after 20 years abroad) has led to many new discoveries, one of which is the super stylish Australian lifestyle magazine ‘fête‘. This bi-monthly publication encapsulates the best of Australian design and the relaxed and friendly Australian lifestyle. It features beautifully designed spaces and design-led products together with personal stories and interviews with inspiring everyday people, their […]

Luxe Boutique Hotel, Palm Springs: L’Horizon Resort & Spa

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Palm Springs is rich with iconic, mid-century modern architecture, links to Hollywood past, endless blue skies, trendy boutiques and now, L’Horizon Resort and Spa – it’s first luxury boutique hotel (opening 12th June 2015). Built in 1952 by renowned architect William F. Cody, this historic mid-century modern hotel was a favorite celebrity destination spot in the 50s and […]

Cactus Crush: How to display cactus plants in your home

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The interiors world has gone crazy over cactus plants! In addition to the fiddle leaf fig and the snake plant, cactus plants are fast becoming the industry’s new favorite indoor plant. A popular plant during fifties, it seems only natural that with the revival of mid-century design elements in home furnishings and accessories, architectural plants like cactus would be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The perfect pop of yellow

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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 […]

Vitra 2014 Collection – Bright, bold & graphic

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Modern lines, abstract graphics and colorful fabrics dominate Vitra’s new 2014 collection of furnishings launched at Salone Del Mobile in Milan. Vitra reissued timeless pieces from renowned designers like Alex Girard, launched new products by designers Edward Barber, Jay Osgerby and Hella Jongious amongst others and expanded their color library of fabrics, giving many of their […]

Decorator Showcase, San Francisco Top 10 – Part 2

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A mixologist quarters, a luxe kitchen with glittery accents, an imaginative retreat for a little roamer, a potting shed, a gallery retreat, a bathroom with million dollar views – all here in Part 2 of our roundup of Top Ten Rooms from San Francisco’s Decorator Showcase 2014.  You can read Part 1 here.   Kitchen For the […]

Decorator Showcase, San Francisco 2014 – Top 10 Rooms

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Unleash twenty-six interior designers to work their magic on one of the most prestigious homes in San Francisco and what do you have? The annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase – the West Coast’s top home design event which runs from April 26 – May 26, 2014.  The location of this years house is 3660 Jackson Street, […]

Mood board: retro patterns, geo shapes & zesty accent colours

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Retro patterned prints, light wood, geometric shapes and a zesty colour palette is guaranteed to put zing into your space.  To visualise how this style could work for you, read this post and see some room shots styled with items on the mood board.  This mood board is interactive –  hover your mouse over the […]

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