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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Colour palette: add zing to an all white scheme

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A lovely white backdrop, oak wood flooring, and a large expanse of glass overlooking the garden was the starting point for this interior scheme.  Working with a zingy palette of yellow, orange and a touch of blue, this room is punctuated with bright pops of colour, retro patterned prints by Orla Kiely and a nod […]

Lust List: Heart your Home

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Love sweet love is in the air and on our minds this week and for most of us hopefully working its way into our homes.  And while we see an influx of heart icons appearing on products around Valentines day, we feel any day is a good day to inject a heart or two into […]

Modern Global Eclectic Interiors

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From Mexico to Africa, Peru to Java, London to Philippines, Turkey to San Francisco, this week we are lusting over Modern Global Eclectic interiors. Think colorful, ethnic handcrafted furniture and accessories made around the globe by talented local artisans mixed together with your favorite modern pieces. A superb mix; these interiors have real substance and depth to […]

Ace Hotel opens in Shoreditch

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Re-imagining properties that are “challenged” and transforming them into affordable hotels that would appeal to the creative class. That’s what Seattle friends Alex Calderwood, Wade Weigel and Doug Herrick had in mind when they took over a former halfway house in Seattle and converted it to the first Ace hotel. They wanted their hotel to be linked […]

Colorful dining chairs – Modern Mix Up

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It is funny how in a period of about five years the term ‘matching’ has almost become a dirty word in the interior design vocabulary. Mixing it up is what it’s all about right now and this applies to all rooms in the home; the dining room and dining chairs are no exception. A mix-up […]

London warehouse apartment – Industrial luxe

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The 2nd issue of Curio Magazine takes a look inside this London warehouse apartment and home to Fiona Leahy, the go-to for OTT event & party organising (client list includes Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson). Originally from Dublin, Fiona has travelled and lived around the world and this is reflected in her interior style […]

Design Trends – Maison et Objet 2013 – Part II

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Great design is abundant in Paris – from clothes to art to food and architecture, so it makes sense that it is also home to ‘Maison et Objet’ Europe’s largest home decor and design trade show . While great design was expected during our recent visit, what did take us by surprise was the blanket of […]

Yellow, the New Neutral

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According to color experts at Pantone, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore; ‘Yellow’ (not just the traditional gold and wheat tones) has become a firm member of the neutral color palette this year. It is no wonder, as it sits so harmoniously alongside grays, light to dark wood tones, metallics, whites, beiges and blacks. Image source: […]

Inspired by Geometrics

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As lovers of geometric shape and pattern in interior design, the Etch Light Web light and Etch Shade by Tom Dixon, (part of a new lighting range launched in Milan last month), is on our design minds inspiring us to hunt out all things ‘geo’.   This style can be as bold or as subtle […]

Hanging Chair Heaven – Summer Furniture Trend

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Do you ever have those days where you just want to curl up and be in your own little world, at least for a short while? Where better to do this, than in an indoor / outdoor hanging chair. Not only do they serve a useful purpose, they are glamorous, unexpected and create a definite […]

Trina Turk’s Inspiration & Trends

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Trina Turk first came onto my radar when I spotted her wonderfully colorful, vintage inspired geometric prints, and all-round cheerful pillow, bedding and textile designs. I wanted to know more about this talented fashion, textile and homewares designer so was thrilled to meet her recently at the California Home and Design Magazine event at the San Francisco […]

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