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Rattan furniture is having a serious revival, don’t you think? Everywhere I look, I’m seeing peacock chairs and bedheads, brought bang up to date with the latest paint colours. I also love old school, untreated rattan paired with wonderful contrasting textiles on cushions and linen.
The patterns in pieces like this screen also work well with the trend for geometrics. If you have the patience and a creative streak, you can pick up some secondhand gems at op shops or on eBay and give them a new lease of life by painting them yourself.
If, like me, you’re a bit useless like that, you can buy it in just about every colour under the sun. All of the furniture pictured is by Lincoln Brooks, used by many of the country’s top interior designers but also available to retail customers through stores like EcoChic and Naturally Cane. It’s lightweight, affordable, eco-friendly, made from natural materials and can work both indoor and out. Plus, it’s easily given a new look with new upholstery should you move house or change your colour scheme, for example. So versatile! [Read more...]
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I’m a huge fan of Kirstie and Phil’s Location, Location (I grew up on the stuff in the UK, where it was HUGE), so I was keen to check out Kirstie Allsopp’s latest show, Kirstie’s Vintage Home.
Following on from the success of Kirstie’s Handmade Showdown, the queen of craft (and real estate) takes on hopeless homemakers and turns them into handmade heroes. She shows them how, with a little bit of vintage inspiration, their own fair hands and that little bit of extra homemade magic, they can transform their houses from shabby to chic. In today’s disposable culture of cheap furniture and trying to keep up with the latest trends, it’s a really nice message. And I think the idea of mixing vintage finds with newer pieces in your home, as well as getting back to basics with old-fashioned crafts, is alive and kicking in Australia. [Read more...]
Looking to brighten a dull space with a pretty print? Check out Pep & Me, a new online store showcasing an original collection of limited edition illustrations and prints by husband and wife graphic designers.
Pep & Me are the nicknames of co-founders Joe Puntoriero and Melanie Miles. “Pep is a nickname given to Joe from his first design role. Me is short for Mel,” Melanie explains. She says the name plays on the fun, quirky side of the brand, giving it a bit of character.
Originally creating pieces to act as inspiration for other projects she was working on, it was comments from friends and family on the artwork around the house that encouraged Melanie to take the next step. So she created an original set of illustrations and prints and opened an online store. [Read more...]
Australian owned and 100% Australian made, Tait is one of Australia’s longest standing designer-manufacturers of indoor/outdoor furniture. To celebrate 21 years in business, Tait is offering 21% off all products, including orders, for 21 days, starting on Tuesday (21 May).
With a total of 20 different ranges – all designed, prototyped and manufactured in-house – Tait’s versatile furniture options can be found right across the country, in home, hospitality and commercial settings. In my opinion, they’re some of the coolest outdoor pieces around. [Read more...]
Less than a year after opening, furniture and homewares store yellow bungalow, has outgrown its home and moved to a larger space in Bondi Road.
Owner Brad Garbutt has been overwhelmed by the support of the local community. “Customers keep telling me that Bondi has been desperate for a furniture store like this for years. They appreciate not having to struggle with traffic or the crowds at Bondi Junction to find quality furniture and design for their home.” [Read more...]