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Homes to Inspire | Potts Point Renovation

2.23.2017

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Richard Riboni regarding his recently completed apartment renovation in Potts Point, Sydney. When he said he was an avid reader of TDC and that the blog had been an inspiration for his project, I was eager to see the results. Luckily he included some imagery, including a link to some before photos. A HUGE transformation, the apartment has gone from dingy and dated (we're talking beige carpet and mint green walls) to being beautifully light and airy. A nice feeling to know that my blog helped with the overall vision, this was expertly brought to life by interior designer Kirsten Stanisich of SJB Interiors together with Grange Building & Construction. To fully appreciate how far the apartment has come, you can check out some before pics on Richard's Pinterest Page


Richard, who lives in the apartment with his partner and their Weimaraner Berlin, says the renovation took about six months to complete. It involved the removal of a number of walls in order to make the apartment lighter and more open. All-white walls and lime-washed floors further enhance both the sense of space and original windows which let through ample light. The surrounding trees provide beautiful pops of natural greenery. Now elegant and functional, the previously tiny kitchen features custom made joinery and beautiful Arabescato Vagli marble from CDK Stone


Now a stylish and relaxing place to live, Richard says one of their favourite spaces is the open plan living and dining area. This features some incredible design pieces including the Brass Lamps over the dining table designed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni, the Strips Sofa by Cini Boeri for Arflex and the Prima Signora Floor Lamp by Daniela Puppa for FortanaArte.


I also love the bedroom with its pared-back style and beautiful textures. The Flocca Linen bedhead by Hale Mercantile pairs beautifully with the mix of muted bed linen from both Hale Mercantile and Restoration Hardware, while the rug by Gan adds further texture and a graphic touch.

Photography by Chris Warnes

Images courtesy of Richard Riboni

Before I go, one last reminder to enter the Aura Home Giveaway as it closes tomorrow morning. Don't miss out!

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Inspiring Spaces | Midweek Mix

2.22.2017

I mostly wrote this post last week but I've had so many new collection releases to share I couldn't quite squeeze it in. I'm happy to finally be sharing because these projects are all incredibly inspiring. I hope you love them as much as I do! The first, currently featured inside the pages Elle Decoration is by super talented stylist Pella Hedeby and features a covetable collection of classic Danish design pieces. For sale via ESNY, the apartment was designed by Andreas Martin-Löf and offers sweeping views of Stockholm. Some of the brands Pella collaborated with include Erik Jorgensen, Montana, Georg Jensen Damask, Louis Poulsen and Kahler. Impeccably styled, the interior oozes luxury, while still maintaining the warm, relaxed and homely vibe that Pella is known for. See the full house tour on Pella's Blog

Interior and Styling by Pella Hedeby /  Photography by Ragnar Ómarsson for Elle Decoration

Two Stockholm-based interior designers Louise Liljencrantz and Hanna Wessman who I love and follow on Instagram (@liljencrantzdesignhannawessman_1) have joined forces in opening an incredible new showroom. This coincides with the launch of the Liljencratnz Design website, which showcases some beautiful images from Louise's impressive portfolio of work. A must see, here are a few of my favourites spaces.


Photography by Erik Lefvander via Liljencratnz Design

Lastly, this incredible home in Antwerp is by the hugely talented architect Nicolas Schuybroek. Featuring stunning architectural detailing and elegant interiors, see more imagery here

Photos © Claessens & Deschamps via DPages

In case you missed Monday's Aura Winter Collection Launch, be sure to pop over for a look, and enter the exciting giveaway!


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Città AW17 | Elevation

2.21.2017

This morning I attended the Città Winter Collection preview 'ELEVATION - Home Beneath Bolivian Skies'. Inspired by the natural wonder of Bolivia which is rugged, raw and impossibly beautiful, the new collection focuses on rich textures, and warm, moody colours. Though pared back, the design has a beautiful softness thanks to sumptuous materials including wools, linens, velvet and woven textiles. A subtle reference to the 60s sees bold shapes and simple geometrics and plaids collide with exaggerated weaves and knits. All in all, the perfect combination of pieces to create a cosy haven this winter. 


As is usually the case when I attend the Città previews, I was swooning over all the textile products. A few standouts for me were the Hand Woven Cotton Floor Cushions which, pictured above, feature eye-catching bold graphics in black and beige. Currently obsessed with anything velvet, I'm also eyeing up the new cotton velvet cushion covers in my favourite colours Forest, Scoria Tint and Russet. Of course the Città Rugs never disappoint and the Lanta Hand Tufted rug (featured in the stunning living room scene above) and Rayas Hand Woven Cotton Rug may be my favourite two yet! In the bedding department I was immediately taken with the luxe Washed Velvet Square Stitch Quilted Throw which comes in range of gorgeous hues including the delicate Mushroom colour pictured below. 


Città's talented in-house furniture designer David Moreland talked us through some of his new designs for Winter, including the Ombre Pendant Light series which features a refined hand-blown glass shade and central oak barrel. The clean lines of the new Linear Grid Tables really struck a chord with me, as did the beautiful new dark green Aspen Chair. Also new to the collection is the Eve Sofa, an elegant but relaxed design combining a fine frame, matte black steel legs and feather and down cushions. 100% NZ made and available in five beautiful fabrics, its modular options present a myriad of living possibilities. 


David Moreland has also started designing smaller homeware pieces, like the stackable Gaussian Vessels shown below. Perfect for housing jewellery and treasures of all kinds, they feature a cylindrical shape and curved handle, striking a pleasing balance between form and function. 


Just a taste of what's on offer, keep an eye out for the new collection arriving in stores and online now. 

Images courtesy of Città 

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New Art prints by Atelier Cph for THE POSTER CLUB

2.20.2017

As soon as I saw the subject line 'Atelier Cph x THE POSTER CLUB' in an email I received yesterday I got excited! I love the work of Copenhagen-based design Studio Atelier Cph and of course their new prints didn't disappoint. Following on from the success of their recent collection of art prints which you may remember from this postAtelier Cph have now launched two new abstract art prints made for THE POSTER CLUB. The gorgeous prints are part of THE POSTER CLUB Collection, a new series of art prints made exclusively for the international Copenhagen-based online store by various designers, artists and photographers.


'For this collection we explored different styles from cubism to abstract sculptures. The inspiration for the limited collection is found in contrasting materials and sculptures where the human face gets interpreted in an abstract way. The art work is created by layering elements of hand painted shapes and colours. The colour palette is inspired by the 70's, adding a splash of colour to the home.' Atelier Cph



These beautiful images provide plenty of inspiration when it comes to styling the prints. I often lean towards monochrome, but I also love the touch of colour. The warm tones go hand in hand with the abstract style don't you think? 

Photography by Morten Bentzon

The new prints Abstract Construction and Abstract Cubism are both available in size 30x40 cm and 50x70 cm and can be purchased worldwide via THE POSTER CLUB & the Atelier Cph webshop.  

Images courtesy of THE POSTER CLUB 

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Aura | Winter 2017 Collection Launch + Giveaway


I'm very excited to share news from Aura today with the launch of their Winter 2017 Collection, along with a special giveaway. Featuring a beautiful selection of homewares with rich textures in subtle tones, this season Aura are breathing new life into their range of bedlinen, accessories, towels and stoneware with down-to-earth undertones of sage, grey, and dusty blue. As well as rejuvenating their cable-knit cushions for the colder months, the gorgeous new offering includes natural linens in more styles than ever before.


From their iconic printed bed linen, to their soft and subtle Maison Linen and Cotton collections, Aura are renowned for forging their own path through blending on-trend Melbourne design with the highest quality fabrics. The new Bedlinen Collection sees a rekindling of some of their more traditional prints and uninhibited textures and as these gorgeous images demonstrate, the pieces can be styled in different ways to create beautifully tonal colour combinations. One my favourite new additions is the Inka bedlinen which features a tribal-inspired print in warm colourways of Steel Grey and Marshmallow. The well-loved Maison range introduces some irresistible new colours including moody Greystone, Smoke - the quintessential accentuator to pair with whites, darks or naturals - and two beautifully subtle earthy hues Sage and Rose Dust. Flanked by delectably soft, frayed edges, and woven in luxurious linen cotton, the reversible Maison Fringe bedding is the perfect mix of comfort, charm and sophistication. 


The new Bath Collection exudes rustic minimalism with fresh designs that are pared back yet rich in texture. Take your pick from earthy tones of grey marle, charcoal and soft blacks.


Aura's beautiful range of Cushions are created with the finest natural fabrics, including velvets, linens and pure cotton. The new season introduces cosy cable-knits providing the perfect tactile winter accessory for living rooms, bedrooms and kids rooms.


When it comes to stylish Homewares, Aura has it covered. From knitted throws to woven rugs, stoneware ceramics to elegant tablelinen, the new season colours, patterns and textures are sure to entice! Arriving soon, the Kali stoneware collection in natural is definitely calling my name!


In celebration of the new collection launch, one lucky TDC reader will receive a $250 Aura e-voucher to spend online! 

To enter, simply click on the link at the bottom of the post which will take you to a form to complete with your name and email address. 

(Please note that we require your name and address so that we can announce and notify the winner. They will not be used for marketing purposes.)

The giveaway will close on Friday 24th February at 10am NZ time (UTC +12). The winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on the blog that day. They will also be notified via email to arrange receipt of their gift voucher.

To enter, complete the entry form here.

Good luck! 

Images courtesy of Aura

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