Thursday, 17 April 2014

Etsy Love for Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Yes, it really is Easter this weekend. Which means Mother's Day in Australia is just around the corner (where is this year going?!).

If you are looking for something a little unique that doesn't cost the earth, there are plenty of great gift ideas over on Etsy. Here are my current picks.

For more mothers day gift ideas, and to shop these suggestions, click on the images above.

Happy shopping!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Get the Look | Scandi Inspired Kids Room

Guest post from Belinda Kurtz, owner of interior design and styling business Petite Vintage Interiors.

If you are decorating a kids bedroom and love Scandinavian design, today's post is for you. Here is a favourite image found on Pinterest, which has become part of a design board to show how to achieve a similar look. As you can see, good design doesn't have to cost the earth - click the links below to shop this look.

1. Harlequin wallpaper in dusty green, $175 per roll from Ferm Living.
2. Muuto e27 pendant light in black, $118 from Surrounding.
3. Sne Design polar bear and little bear print, $50 from Norsu Interiors.
4. Lucky Boy Sunday Secret Man cushion in smoke, $89.95 from Leo & Bella.
5. Rabbit night light, $175 from Lark.
6. Painted dipped stool in white, $210 from Lark.
7. Oyoy Nordic House cushion cover, currently on sale for $50 at Norsu Interiors.
8. Gran baby blanket with yellow edge, $50 from Norsu Interiors.
9. Kebnekaise Pouf, 184 euro from Fine Little Day.

You can see more design ideas from Belinda here.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Colourful, fun new designs from I Love Linen

You've got to love Instagram. Its where I connect with lots of talented business women, one of them being Lauren from online store I Love Linen.

I Love Linen is dedicated to high quality bedding, towels and anything linen associated really. In addition to her standard range, Lauren has just launched her own mini range of pillow cases under the sub-brand The Bedroom Society.

The idea behind the initial range is to give customers the ability to change the look of their bedroom without spending a lot of money. The designs complement plain sheets and duvet covers, adding a little bit of fun with bright polka dots, chevron, stripes, pom poms and more.

Lauren aims to add a full collection of coverlets, throws and cushions by next year, but for now you can shop the pillow case designs for only $49 for a set of two. Click here.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Affordable Art | Shine Bright Series, May and Belle

We are on the look out for inexpensive artwork to add wow factor to any room, making this a regular topic on the blog.

This week's post features a new range from May and Belle

This new SHINE BRIGHT series evokes beauty and style with having fun with modern geometric shapes, architectural lines, colour and lots of sparkle.

They are available in 30x30cm and 50x50cm, and priced from $32 each (unframed).

Click here for more.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

New items arriving at designstuff - Ferm Living, Bloomingville, Fauna Escape and more.

If you haven't visited online store designstuff yet you have been missing out. I can spend hours wishing may way through the well curated, contemporary collection of homewares, toys, gifts and art - all handpicked from a pool of local and international talent. Today we have a sneak peak and a couple of the new items hitting the store this Autumn.

Images - New items arriving at designstuff: 1. New range from Ferm Living. 2. Bloomingville matt black pendant. 3. Fauna Escape wall art. 4. Ferm Living triangle cushion. 5. Bloomingville table lamp. 6. Bloomingville ceramics.

Founded by ex fashion buyer Christina Fedders, designstuff was created with an appreciation of superior craftsmanship, design aesthetic, form and functionality in mind. 

New designs from Ferm Living, Bloomingville and Fauna Escape will be available on the site soon. In the mean time, there is plenty to choose from the current range.

Click here to shop online.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Affordable Art | New Designs from Love Bomb

We are on the look out for affordable decor for your walls, a regular topic on the blog.

I am loving the funky new wall decal dots from Love Bomb Designs. Artwork with a difference, they are perfect for renters as they can be easily applied and then moved again.

The new range is quirky and fun, and includes a selection of designs in collaboration with Mambo. Priced from only $35 each, they are a total bargain as well. No framing needed!

Click here for more.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

This week I'm loving… Quince Textiles

Quince Textiles is one of those stores I window shop at on a very regular basis. I've been saving my pennies for one of their amazing Eleanor Pritchard throws, but their stunning hand printed fabric designs are also high on my wish list.

You can purchase their fabric by the metre, with bed and table linen also available. The designs are printed using environmentally friendly, waterbased inks and are machine washable. So beautiful, so understated. Love!

Quince has a retail store in Melbourne, or you can shop their wears online here.