I remember a time not so long ago when you had to import beautiful wallpaper into this country. Not anymore! Australia now has some incredible wallpaper choices available and it’s a good job because wallpaper has never been so popular. The latest designs by Brisbane interior designer Anna Spiro for Porter’s Paints are so typical of her colourful decorating style. I’m in love with them! There are three designs in a variety of colours.
Dearwood don’t just create gorgeous hand printed wallpaper, they also make some fab lampshades. There’s 31% off all of them this Saturday only. I highly recommend a visit to Vicki’s gorgeous Paddington store at 70 William Street. And why not pop into one of my favourites, I Like Birds, for a look at their vintage and new homewares while you’re there?
Pop down to William Street in Sydney’s Paddington if you get a chance, and check out the lampshades at boutique wallpaper studio Dearwood. They’re making way for new designs so there’s 30% off lampshades until 19 November.
WIN A DEARWOOD LAMPSHADE EXPERIENCE Our lovely friends at Dearwood have offered a great prize for on
WIN A DEARWOOD LAMPSHADE EXPERIENCE
Our lovely friends at Dearwood have offered a great prize for one lucky Interiors Addict reader.
You’ll get to visit the new Dearwood showroom in Sydney’s Paddington to select a lampshade from their range, or have one custom made to your specification with the finest Dearwood wallpaper, up to the value of $300.
Dearwood is a new boutique Sydney-based wallpaper house which also creates beautiful lampshades, as seen on The Renovators. Everything is hand printed in Sydney and designed by Vicki Meintjes, who recently opened her first showroom in trendy William Street, Paddington. Interiors Addict went along to the opening and it’s divine!
You can find out more about Dearwood and get a sneak peek behind the scenes at their fab Facebook page.
To enter this competition, just hop on over to the Interiors Addict Facebook page and tell us why you should win by the end of tomorrow (7 October 2011). It’s that easy!
If you win and you can’t visit the showroom in person, you can choose from the selection at the Dearwood website or call to discuss a custom order.
New homewares shop alert: I Like Birds, Paddington, Sydney While I was in Paddington yesterday for t
New homewares shop alert: I Like Birds, Paddington, Sydney
While I was in Paddington yesterday for the opening of the Dearwood showroom with my stylist friend Emma from Nest Designs, we stumbled across the most gorgeous new homewares shop called I Like Birds. You know when you feel a shop and its contents were created just for you? That’s how this felt! It sells new and vintage homewares with a great range of old glass bottles, jars and flasks (my favourite), retro kitchenware, cowhide rugs, cool cushions, glass cloches and more. There’s even a lovely little garden out back selling plants, pots and the odd deckchair. The ladies running it (who happen to be florists!) are just lovely and their prices are really reasonable. I will definitely be back for more after payday!
- I Like Birds, 14 William Street, Paddington, Sydney. Open Tuesday to Sunday. (02) 9331 5501.
I was delighted to be invited by designer Vicki Meintjes to the opening of Dearwood in William Street, Paddington today. I love her screenprinted wallpaper and lampshades (which featured on The Renovators). Best of all, everything’s screenprinted by hand here in Sydney. I predict the ‘Deer in Woods’ design will be the bestseller. Interiors Addict wishes Vicki all the best in her new venture. Gorgeous shop. You must visit!
Some of my friends are under the impression you have to import wallpaper from Europe if you want something really special here in Australia. They’re mistaken! Our favourite Australian wallpaper boutiques include Publisher Textiles, Dearwood, Moore & Moore, Signature Prints (famous for Florence Broadhurst designs) and Sparkk. Check them out before you go spending a fortune oveseas and waiting weeks for it to arrive!