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New Season Styling with AURA Home

9.24.2018

The change of season is a great time to inject some fresh colour or texture into your home, and the bedroom is one of the easiest areas to make an impact. When it comes to changing out the bedlinen, the new AURA Home collection for 18/19 offers plenty of beautiful options for the warmer months.


The eye-catching Inca bedlinen has been introduced in a striking black and a soft pink clay colour for the new season. The fun, abstract geometry pattern is centred on an expanse of the highest quality natural cotton sateen, finished off with matching piping trim. For the bathroom, it's available in a stunning new collection of luxurious soft jacquard towels in black, dove and pink clay. 


Aura have released a classic striped addition to their ever-growing Chambray bedlinen collection. Woven with subtly textured pinstripes and flanked by the Aura trademark frayed fringes, this luxurious linen cotton quilt cover seamlessly walks the line between timeless style and chic modernity. Available in black stripe on natural and dove stripe on marshmallow, its appeal is underscored between the balance of its fine detail and grand, natural charm.


Following the success of their previous bathroom collection, Aura are following up with three statement towels in soft tones. Along with the new Inca in Pink Clay, there's Stripe in Blush, and last year’s favourite Eclipse now available in sublime new tones of grey, clay, blush and sand. This selection is sure to please those who prefer their bathroom with a softer side! 


The clay colour that you see throughout the new collection was inspired by the Australian landscape. An expression of rich, natural beauty, the vibrant yet warm colour evokes visions of a vast, sunburnt land. A beautiful addition to the Maison Fringe collection, it comes in a range of quilt covers, pillowcases and sheet sets, along with a gorgeous cotton-filled Coverlet. 


The Chambray Fringe Border is a classically understated favourite that now features a natural-coloured border at the base and head of the quilt cover. Though subtle, this provides a whole new contemporary twist. Still flanked by its statement frayed edges, and woven in luxurious linen cotton, Chambray Fringe Border in Black and Cloud make up another first class addition to Aura's growing collection of sublimely textured bedlinen.


The Aura range of cushions and throws easily transition from bedroom to living room, allowing you to mix different textures and tonal colours to create a cosy yet summery vibe.


Shop the new collection online at aurahome.com.au

Images courtesy of Aura Home


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My Styling for the New Church Road Gwen Rosé

9.21.2018

Recently I had the pleasure of styling a shoot for Church Road. Pioneering the creation of the Hawke’s Bay wine industry in New Zealand, the iconic brand is known for their highly acclaimed award-winning wines. Excited to style their new wine, the beautiful Church Road Gwen Rosé, it has now been released and I thought I'd share some of the images with you. What better time than on a sunny Friday afternoon?


Delicate and refreshing, finely textured and so very elegant, the Gwen Rosé is the perfect wine for sophisticated gatherings with friends, at home or when out for drinks. It can also be paired with fresh, summery foods, as is captured here in this lifestyle imagery. The story behind the beautiful Provence- style Rosé is also very special, as it was inspired by a poem written by pioneer winemaker Tom McDonald to his wife Gwen. Crafted and named in honour of Florence Gwendoline Brown, known as Gwen to all her friends and family, she married Tom McDonald in 1931, the same time the Church Road winery was beginning to grow under Tom’s management. The poem that Tom wrote is actually housed in the Church Road museum, and compares the qualities of fine wine to his wife. An extract of this poem appears on the front label of the beautiful Church Road Gwen Rosé bottle. 

Styling by Michelle Halford-TDC / Photography by Babiche Martens

I might need to go and pour myself a glass now! Have a lovely weekend!


Tableware details 
Linen Table Cloth, Hand Forged brass salad servers, Condiment Spoon, Cheese Knife, Pickle Fork, Botanica napkins, Marble boards, Small Marble plate, Jamie Board, Finch dipping bowl - cittadesign.com
Plumm vintage white wine glasses - fatherabbit.com
Forager serving tray - alexandcorban.co.nz 


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Reform Launches Sustainable Kitchen by Lendager Group in Collab with Dinesen

Known for their collaborations with the best Danish and internationally acclaimed architects, Reform create kitchens that change and enhance everyday lives with great design. Throughout the years, Reform's founders have wanted to offer a sustainable kitchen design, and today that dream has come to fruition with the launch of UP by Lendager Group, a minimalistic design in solid wood with respect for the materials and our environment.


One of the top architecture companies in terms of circular economics in sustainable buildings around the world, Lendager Group offer an innovative approach to sustainable architecture, exploring new business models where there is increased focus on creating a regenerative design. In a unique collaboration with Dinesen, Lendager Group has designed the UP kitchen using the world-renowned flooring manufacturer's high-quality surplus material. 


Creating unique solid wooden flooring and other exclusive solutions with wood since 1898, Dinesen's customer-specific solutions such as flooring for galleries, restaurants, residential properties and the like, naturally generate large amounts of residual wood. Even though that wood has undergone one of the most extensive production processes imaginable, it is impossible to completely eliminate waste. Using the off-cuts to give new life not only provides a positive impact on the environment, it enriches the story of the kitchen design even further.


Inspired by the classic craftsman kitchen, in UP, the natural qualities and recycling possibilities of materials have been essential to the design. And as these images show, the kitchen's rich and textural wood grain finish provides an aesthetically beautiful result. Available in White Oiled and Dark Oak, find out more here

Images courtesy of Reform 

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Currently Loving | Travertine

9.20.2018

I love seeing the use of natural stone in interiors, and while marble has long been a favourite, Travertine seems to becoming increasingly popular. A form of limestone, it has a more fibrous texture than marble and exists in white, tan, cream-coloured and even rust varieties. My favourite is the tan and beige tones which I've been seeing a lot lately. From bathrooms and furniture through to lighting and smaller accessories, I think this beautiful stone goes hand in hand with sculptural pieces. Here are a few of my current picks.



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Bringing Light + Spaces Together with Vallonia

9.19.2018

A recent discovery thanks to the amazing styling work of Lotta Agaton Interiors, Vallonia is a Swedish interior design brand renowned for their beautifully understated steel frames. Combining timeless elegance with contemporary luxury, the frames showcase impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail. They are also a reflection of the rich heritage of the Walloons—the minors and iron workers who came to Sweden from Belgium in the 15th century to work as blacksmiths. 


Vallonia enlisted Lotta Agaton Interiors together with photographer Ragnar Omarsson to style and photograph the Lumière Collection and the results are stunning. Inspired by the La Belle Époque, a period characterised by optimism and prosperity, the collection combines French luxury and contemporary Scandinavian design, with light playing the lead role. The elegant pieces have been used to create a beautiful framework for the interior spaces, which feature a textural mix of concrete and light wood accents.  The collection includes an Interior Window, Walk in Shower and Freestanding Partitioner in three colour options Night Black, Velvet Gray and Cloud White. All beautiful, functional designs that provide privacy between the spaces without creating isolation. Perfection!

Styling by Lotta Agaton Interiors / Photography by Ragnar Omarsson for Vallonia

Images via www.residencemagazine.se 

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Beautiful Bedroom Styling by Susanna Vento for Matri

9.17.2018

These beautiful images were created by stylist Susanna Vento and photographer Riikka Kantinkoski for Finnish bed company Matri. The headboards in particular caught my eye, especially the Lempi which is made from rattan with rounded edges and either a white or black rim. It adds a beautiful textural element to the space, looks gorgeous against the earthy green wall and ties in nicely with the pale wood flooring.


The tonal look above has been created with differing shades of grey and while the bed is perfection, my eyes are also drawn to the stunning plinth and vase. The bed below features a velvet headboard in a pretty coral tone with matching bed legs, and a bed base in warm beige matched with neutral bedding. Such a pretty, feminine space!  


The wall panelling in the room below is one of my favourite features. I can't go past a square bedhead and and the warm beige and brown tones are super cosy. 

Styling by Susanna Vento / Photography by Riikka Kantinkoski /Styling assistant: Anna Biström for Matri

So much beautiful inspiration, does anyone else feel like a bedroom makeover now? For product details, take a look here

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Black Kitchen by Nordiska Kök in the home of Artist Emma Bernhard

9.13.2018

Swedish kitchen company Nordiska Kök is providing ongoing inspiration this year. The latest project to land in my inbox features a stunning black valchromat kitchen designed and built by Nordiska Kök together with artist Emma Bernhard, whose incredible art I've been admiring for some time. I love getting a glimpse into the home of creatives and much like Emma's large scale artworks, her new kitchen is one that really inspires. 


A bold black granite countertop and black accents provide a striking contrast to the warm wooden tones. Comprising three kitchen sections, the design creates a unique and minimalist kitchen layout.

Beautiful styling by Sundling Kickén with Japanese influences and textural elements enhance the clean kitchen aesthetic. Showing respect for the stunning architecture and the surrounding landscape, the stylists chose beautiful ceramics by Kajsa Cramer, Västergården and Birgitta Jannesson, glass bowls by Martha Louise Karlsson and cutting board and wooden cutlery by Serax

Kitchen designed and custom made by Nordiska Kök, with styling by Sundling Kickén and photograpy by Osman Tahir

Images courtesy of  Nordiska Kök

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