Loft in the Netherlands

4.21.2015

Loft is a word that always grabs my attention, and when I saw this beautiful imagery, I wanted to find out more. A lifestyle store in Arnhem in the Netherlands, LOFT is located in an old school, over two levels. With beautiful high ceilings and rows of gorgeous windows, the light-filled space is home to both Dutch and Scandinavian design brands. Somewhere I would love to visit, the store has such a peaceful quality, which seems fitting today. The kids are back at school after the holidays and some quiet is exactly what I've been craving, along with the need to tidy and put away all the toys! 

Photography by Maartje van Suijdam for Woonguide

LOFT stores can also be found in Zwolle and Apeldoorn. Here are a few more photos showcasing the light and airy interiors filled with furniture, fashion and homewares.

The incredible building which houses LOFT in Arnhem still has the former school's name on the exterior. It would be impossible to walk past without going inside, don't you think?

To find out more, visit LOFT.

Imagery via Woonguide, LOFT and VT Wonen

Robert Mills Architects | Bayside

4.20.2015

Together with his team of residential architects, interior designers, heritage architects and project managers Robert Mills is responsible for some of the most innovative and inspiring residential projects around the world. From ultra-contemporary city residences to elegant heritage restorations, from grand country house designs to some of the most architecturally exhilarating beach houses, Rob Mills’ unique style flows through every single one. The Bayside apartment project which I've chosen to share with you today showcases a winning combination of aesthetic beauty and functionality along with the signature touches found in all of Rob's iconic Melbourne homes. These include clever use of light, air, simple palettes and organic materials such as natural stone and oak timber flooring. Spacious and elegant with a touch of luxury, what more could you ask for? 


To see many more of the firm's breath-taking interior and architectural designs take a look here.

Thanks to Blog Milk with images via Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers

Nathan + Jac

4.17.2015

Launched yesterday, Nathan + Jac is an online interiors concept created by Melbourne mother and daughter duo Tammy Nathan and Jacqui Zarkovic from Styling Properties and Bec Astrinakis from Rebecca Ellie Studio. Offering curated collections of bespoke and on-trend interior accessories, the stunning limited edition packs which can be shipped Australia wide have been designed to take the uncertainty out of sourcing a complete look for the home. Each cohesive collection focuses on a mixed vignette of unique and in some instances exclusive items, which are sold as ‘looks’ at an accessible price point. Ranging from full room or bedroom packs each look includes a careful edit of home wares, accessories, artwork, soft furnishings, rugs and small furniture pieces. 

Nathan + Jac have also launched their beautiful debut cushion range. Designed and manufactured in Melbourne, the collection includes buttery leather floor cushions, textured velvet cushions and botanical print cushions. They are also pleased to present original works on paper by Barbara Kitallides along with a Georgina Skinner print and the graphic Streetscape prints, which are Nathan + Jac originals.


To show you how this exciting new concept works, here's a look at MONOCHROME LIVING ROOM PACK from the MONOCHROME - Minimalist Cool - collection. A crisp aesthetic of geometric shapes and clean lines, this one will be appeal to all lovers of stylish black and white interiors. 


The pack costs $2859 and contains the following pieces: 
For details of each, take a look here

Smaller accessory packs are also available with additional coffee table vignettes, gift packs and cushion packs from each collection to allow personal customisation of each look.

The other collections include:

ENVY - Covetable Opulence -

A collection inspired by reminiscent of The Beverly Hills Hotel, circa 1930’s dripping in riches. Affluent in glamour and exoticism the allure of lush palms, cascading florals and antique brass combine with an ox blood, cerulean and brass colour palette to create the ultimate escapism of Old Hollywood.




WILD HEART - Feminine and Wild - 

For the modern bohemian, the wanderer, the optimist, the creative and the bon vivant. An unconventional, carefree approach to the stylish life of the semi-nomadic layering blush, white, cream and dove grey colour palette inspired by the encrusted personality of Stevie Nicks.


Wild Heart includes both a LIVING ROOM PACK and BEDROOM PACK

Designed to appeal both the discerning and avid interiors lovers as well as the style novice, I believe that Nathan + Jac is a brilliant new concept and I look forward to seeing how it evolves. In addition to being refreshed every three months, key packs will be released monthly defined by seasonal trends and colour forecasting. Pop over to their homepage to subscribe to the newsletter and be sure to follow on social media. 

Photography by Eve Wilson and styling by Simone Haag
Images courtesy of Nathan + Jac

Katrin Bååth | Studio Crush

4.16.2015

This incredible studio in Sweden belongs to creative art director and stylist Katrin Bååth. Light-filled and airy thanks to high ceilings and beautiful big windows, it has a striking gallery wall featuring a mix of stunning black and white photography. Another standout feature is the gorgeous glass cabinet from Danish designers Lindebjerg, filled with an eclectic mix of objects. Distinctly feminine with a vintage-industrial edge, Katrin's style is truly inspiring. 

Photography by Sarah Landstedt

What an amazing environment to work in and to get the creative juices flowing!

Images via Katrin's website, her Pinterest and Instagram

New Products, Blog Birthday + Update

4.15.2015

The blog turns three today! A good time for reflection, I share my thoughts on this exciting milestone, but first I wanted to touch on some amazing brands and designers that I've been collaborating with lately. Each of these products are divine, and I've had so much fun styling them for Instagram. Here's a little bit about each. Tip: you should probably have your credit card handy...

Due to the recent drop in temperature here I've finally got to wear my luxurious new Inez Pyjamas. One of the lovely new products in the recently launched Cultiver Sleepwear collection, they are so soft and comfy, I could wear them all day. Available in beautiful colours to complement the Cultiver bedlinen collections, I may need another pair! I was also lucky to receive some of the Pink Herbivore Botanicals products to try out from Resident GP. 100% natural and beautifully presented, see the full range here.


No longer requiring an introduction here on TDC, the name Kate & Kate has become synonymous  with quality throws and blankets. Continually producing fresh new designs, their latest collection Quite Geometry is my favourite yet. A surprise addition this time around has been their Linen Throws, one of which, the stunning Sea Tangle in Linen Birch, graces our our sofa above. The new collection also includes their first range of lush Towels. 

I'm loving my new BKR Water Bottle from Paper Plane Store, which I featured a while back in this post. It was hard to choose from all the pretty colours, but the opaque light grey London looks right at home here on my desk. 

I'm a big fan of BONDI WASH and their distinctive plant-based cleaning products. Combining the the amazing power and fragrance of unique Australian Bush Oils with a luxurious mix of other essential oils and natural ingredients, they are good for the planet and your home. Their newest product, in beautifully simply monochrome packaging sitting on my bedside here, is the Triple Mill Soap Bar with Australian Wattle Seed Oil. Luxuriously creamy, moisturising and soothing, this natural palm oil free soap is available in three distinctively Australian scents.

I am in love with my new Perpetual Type Calendar from graphic design-led lifestyle brand Nor-Folk. Alternating black and white, minimalist perfection, each page keeps me guessing with a different typeface. A must-follow on Instagram (@nor_folk) where we first crossed paths, founder Fi lives with her little family in a factory in Norfolk, UK and her shares gorgeous photos of her life and work. 

Meet Douglas, the gorgeous new cushion on our downstairs sofa from Australian brand Into The Fold. Design focused with a quirky edge, all of their cushions are made from weatherproof fabrics. Perfect for households with kids or pets, I love that they can be used for outdoor living but also soft enough for indoors. Make sure you also check out their range of big and beautiful Floor Cushions. 

There was much excitement yesterday when this Lightening bolt Light from Fromage La Rue arrived for Roman's room. Inspired by the classic French vintage Marquee lights, they have low wattage cool to touch LED lights and look super cool on a shelf, bedside or hung on the wall. 

I couldn't let today pass without a mention of it being the blog's third birthday, and saying a huge thank you to all of you, especially those who have been following along since the early days. An amazing journey so far, the blog has evolved so much over the last few years and with a slight change in steering, is heading in a really exciting direction. That change, which some of you may have already picked up on from my About Page, is something I wanted to touch on today. 


Knowing that something had to give, at the start of the year I started winding down the residential styling side of my business. I still have a couple of projects to complete, and after that I will be focusing solely on the blog, my work with BNZ GoodHome and TDC Styling + Photography. The latter is one that involves the growing collaborations with local and international clients. I simply love product styling and photography so it makes sense to continue down this path. I'm also finding it incredibly rewarding. When clients tell me their products that I have styled are 'flying out the door' (or in some cases sold out on the same day), it's a great feeling. One client recently thanked me for contributing to their best month in revenue since they started. 

If you're interested in working with me, take a look at my About Page where you will also find recently updated contact details (i.e new email addresses) and info on advertising and submissions. 


Homes to Inspire | Small + Stylish in Stockholm

4.13.2015

This sweet little apartment in Vasastaden, Stockholm may be small but it has a fresh, modern look that really appeals. White and bright, the styling is simple and composed with black, grey and natural wood accents throughout. These elements, brought together with a few key design pieces like the Muuto Architects Wood Lamp and HAY Bella Coffee Table in the bedroom, give the apartment an elegant and cohesive feel.

The dark headboard adds a bold contrast to the white walls and bedding. It also ties in nicely with the dark sofa in the living room opposite. The built-in shelves on either side of the bed provide a smart space-saving storage solution.  

I love the textural layers in the living room, especially the chunky wool throw. The simple wall art in black and white and plywood alongside pieces by Coco Lapine Design and Kristina Dam are surprisingly effective, while the oversized industrial floor lamp adds a bit of character. 

This lovely bright corner filled with plants makes me want to buy some more cacti and the J110 Chair by HAY is on my wishlist

Photography by Anders Bergstedt

Black and white photography casually leaned against the wall in the hallway sets the scene for the stylish yet relaxed apartment. See more here

Images via Entrance Makleri


 

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