Indie Home Collective | New Online Store


Since opening the doors to their Auckland store midway through 2013, Indie Home Collective have wowed shoppers with their stunning retail space. A former warehouse beautifully transformed with white-washed concrete floors and walls, I still catch my breath every time I step inside. Filled with beautiful furniture, lighting, homeware and accessories, the continually evolving collection of pieces along with their signature organic boho-Scandi vibe always excites, and I find it hard to leave empty-handed!

I've really enjoyed following their journey from the start, when I first interviewed owner and stylist Claudia Kozub just days before the store opened. While she and partner Neel Giri initially put their focus into the retail space, it didn't take long before they began working away at building their website and online store. It is with much excitement that I announce this is now live, and much like their store is a visual feast of interior goodness, only this time of the virtual kind! Itching to announce the news to you all, I asked Claudia to send me through some of her latest imagery. Here you will see some of the beautiful products styled in-house by Indie Home Collective, now available to purchase online. Effortlessly cool and always inspiring, Claudia has an incredible talent for mixing natural materials and textual elements. I can't get enough!

Styling and Photography by Indie Home Collective 

Take a look at the beautiful new website here, shop their extensive range of products online and be sure to follow along on social media and sign up to their newsletter.

Images courtesy of Indie Home Collective

Homes to Inspire | Sleek + Stylish in Denmark


When my eyes met with this beautiful black kitchen, my first thought was that it might be 3D rendered. So clean, streamlined and elegant it looked too good to be true. On closer inspection I recognised that the design is by renowned Danish brand Vipp and that the home is in fact very real. Located in Valby, Denmark, the owners are Morten Voldrum whose role is Head of Development at Vipp, his wife Charlotte and their one year old son Jens. While the kitchen is undoubtedly a standout, the sleek Scandinavian style continues throughout the entire interior with stunning flooring and a carefully curated collection of furniture, artwork, lighting and homewares. 

Photography by Anders Hviid

Understated yet so inviting, I also love the French-style windows and bifold doors leading out to the gorgeous outdoor space. 

Images via Bolig Magasinet

Marimekko at Bolt of Cloth


Born out of a love of fabric and design, New Zealand company Bolt of Cloth specialises in both soft furnishings and homewares. In addition to working with clients on interior design projects from their workroom in Christchurch, they have two retail stores in the same city and one in Auckland. Their beautiful collection of products are also available to purchase online, including the iconic Finnish brand Marimekko, which I'm very excited to be featuring today. 

Renowned for its original prints and colours, the Marimekko Fabrics were what initially led Bolt of Cloth to become a stockist. From there, they have expanded their range to include an extensive collection of Marimekko Homeware and Accessories, now boasting their very own Marimekko shop-in-shop within both the Newmarket store in Auckland and their store at the Tannery in Christchurch. Recently I visited the gorgeous Newmarket store and selected some of their Marimekko Tableware pieces to showcase, by way of a lovely breakfast setting at home. 

In fitting with my love of monochrome and bold graphics, I used some of the classic black and white Marimekko pieces. To add a touch of colour, I included two of the beautiful new Saapaivakirja Bowls which feature splashes of pink, yellow, and grey. As a big coffee drinker, I also love the new Siirtol Coffe Cups which are perfectly sized for my morning espresso!  

Styling and photography by Michelle Halford for TDC

Marimekko Teapot in Siirtolapuutarha
Siirtolapuutarha Jug (black and white one used as vase) 
Saapaivakirja Bowls 

Linen Table cloth is from Kate and Kate and the HAY chairs are from Cult Design

Bolt of Cloth ship internationally, with free shipping for all orders throughout New Zealand and Australia that are over $100. For smaller orders a flat rate fee of just $5 applies. For retail store locations take a look here

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Bolt of Cloth

Loft in the Netherlands


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


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


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


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