Typo to launch a new bedlinen range – the scoop!


I am big believer that it doesn’t have to cost the earth to have a stylish home.  With that in mind, I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to chat with Jessica Granberg – Typo’s Head of Trend about the new bedlinen range, to be released this week.  Here is what she had to say.

1. Please give us a short description of your responsibilities at Typo.
My role as Trend Forecasting Manager is to provide our brand with global insight into trends, themes, styling, and product and colour direction that is suitable to the Typo brand. I’m responsible for working with the graphic designers on trends and colour direction while also supporting our team of buyers on what trends and colour palettes can be translated to our target markets and adapting it to all global regions. Typo is currently in nine countries and there are some regional and cultural differences!

2. What trends are you seeing in terms of colour this season?
We are capturing two directions with this collection; the first is building on our original story with soft aqua blues, mint and yellows, while also mixing geometric prints with neutrals. The second looked at picking up elements from different cultures by mixing strong black and white prints with neutrals to create a handcrafted Ikat look.

We also find layering designs and textures to get a good mix of plain versus hero graphics and colour works well for our customers.

3. What has guided the decision for Typo to start a bed linen range?
As always, our customers! It is an evolution of our product lines, from cushions to throw blankets to bedding, it was the logical next step.

4. Can you please describe the new range for us?
The bright geometric look is popular among our customers and the colours are in line with pastel trends we’ve been noticing. The stripe design is our key basic that suits anything you would already have in your home and want to add to. The Ikat design is a neutral direction into mix-and-match, and the grey is capturing the textural trend.

5. What products have been most popular from your homewares range?
We sell anything with graphics on them as our amazing in-house graphic team are creative geniuses. Statement pieces like cushions are stars. Our textured stoneware kitchen range has also been a winner in colours that are unexpected for a kitchen like bright yellow, aqua and also black. Our mason candle is also very popular due to its look and affordability.

I think the photos speak for themselves:

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That Summer-Time Feeling


It’s been so long since I have blogged and who can believe it’s my kids’ last day of school before Summer break.  I felt the urge to blog today about things that conjure up Summer.   The words that come to mind for me are sand, sea, cousins, green boat shed, sand banks, birthday celebrations and day light savings.  But as usual, it’s pictures that really evoke that feeling for me.  Let me know what Summer means for you…..

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Christopher Polly architect, via archdaily

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via oldhouseonline, photographer: Randy O’Rourke

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photography: Stephen Busken, via cushion and nooks

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photographed by manuel gomes da costa for elle decor espana

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Add some spring to your home – part 1


Spring is here.  It’s not just that the calendar says so – I can also feel it.  The sun is shining through the clouds, the flowers are starting to bloom – and my son’s hey fever has gone crazy! It makes me want to move out all those earthy colour throws and cushions, and bring in some pastels.  But I won’t keep them too far, because it could be raining again tomorrow!

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spring4photo: Drew Kelly, via DomaineHome

spring5Kim Timmerman Design

spring7via Vintage Revivals

spring8via Johanna Vintage

spring9Interior Stylist: Charlotte Love, via 91 Magazine

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I hope these inspiring images have given you the itch to redecorate. Next time I’ll show you some great products that are out at the moment that will help you reinvent your room – and add some ‘SPRING’ to your home.

Etsy Discovery


If you are looking for anything crafty or original for your home try Etsy!, But this advice comes with a warinng – you may get stuck on this site. And I dare you not to buy anything!!!!

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World of style, by Porter Davis


 

 

 

Originally open only to those building a Porter Davis home, World of Style has now become open to the public.  When my friend and interior designer called me and asked if I wanted to join, I didn’t really know what to have in mind.  We took a trip to South Melbourne today to find out.  We found a large space cleverly designed to showcase many products and finishes available when building, as well as a cool cafe.  The kids room set up with little computers and tables to entertain the kids was also a standout.

Let me know what you visit. (All photos taken on my iPhone).

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Did you say vignette?


There is so much talk lately about ‘vignettes’.  It’s like the buzz word going round.  I even heard someone call it a ‘vinegarette’ recently by mistake!

So what is a vignette, anyway? In terms of interior design, it basically means displaying  groups of objects around your home that are pleasing to the eye and tell a story.

Take a look at these vignettes below and you will see some common threads/rules:

1. Objects are placed in odd numbers

2. Objects are of differing heights – I’ve read that they should look like the NYC skyline.

3. Different textures should be used

4. Items should be placed at different depths – ie. not in a straight line.

5. The display shouldn’t look the same from left to right

vignette2via the design chaser

vignette3via mokkasin

vignette4available via etsy

vignette5photography: Prue Rusco, styling: Claire Delmar, via Homelife

vignette6 via Lotta Agaton

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Having said all that, just remember that RULES ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN!

Enjoy,

Keren.xxx