homewares

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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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!

spring2

spring3via country road

spring4photo: Drew Kelly, via DomaineHome

spring5Kim Timmerman Design

spring7via Vintage Revivals

spring8via Johanna Vintage

spring9Interior Stylist: Charlotte Love, via 91 Magazine

spring9via 101woonideeen

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.

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

vignette7

via homeanddelicious.com

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

Enjoy,

Keren.xxx

Sticky beak into the studio and home of Exterior Imports (Natalie Asseraf)…..


Natalie Asseraf runs a fashion studio from home.  Exterior Imports is essentially a private shopping space that offers a selection of beautiful imported clothing. Natalie has created a space that allows women to shop in an honest and welcoming environment.  Trust me, I have tried it out!

When visiting Exterior Imports I have also had the pleasure of walking through Natalie’s home which of course caught my eye.  Natalie has a mixture of classic and quirky pieces in her home that create a relaxed vibe.  Thanks Natalie for allowing me to photograph your studio and home.

exterior studio

exterior shelf

Favourite room in your house, and why:

I love my study, it is a sanctuary for me to do my work in, it has a calm feel and a space for me to hideaway and get creative.

 3 words to describe your interior style:

Eclectic, colourful and quirky

 3 top homewares/furniture stores to visit in Melbourne:

Fenton & Fenton

Zuster

Ikea

What are you most proud of in your home?

I am most proud of the overall interior look and feel, I have managed to create a warm and welcoming environment featuring all my colourful and eclectic pieces that tie in together with an effortless effect.

 What will be your next purchase for your home?

A new piece of art for my bedroom

 Name two items you should never skimp on in your home:

Bed linen, towels

Messy or neat? Neat, very neat

 Best design/decorating tip you could give our readers: 

I approach the way in which I decorate my house in the same way that I dress my clients, stay true to your own aesthetic but don’t be afraid to push the boundaries with highlight pieces that pick up on current trends, colours or design.

extrior sideboard

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exterior study

exterior wall

To book an appointment with Natalie in her studio, email natalie@exteriorimports.com.au.  You can also see her beautiful website at exteriorimports.com.au

fringe festival


fringe1

via lagarconne

fringe2via thesecretlife.me

fringe3via urban outfitters

fringe4

photography: James Stokes, via vtwonen October 2012

20140810-184533.jpgvia redefinedstyle

20140810-184737.jpgGregory Beauchamp, via design sponge

20140810-185027.jpgvia whowhatwear

20140810-185047.jpgAmira jewellery, available via etsy

fringe7photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy, via Anthology Magazine

fringe8available via etsy

run like the wind


windfound on yellow trace by Studio KO

wind2chloe via style.com

wind3via toocooltobetrue

wind4Alexander Waterworth Interiors, photography: Emily Andrews, via Remodelista

wind5via Anthropologie

wind6Hotel Sam Georgio

wind7found on dezeen, photos by Roberto Ruiz, Colombo and Serboli Architecture

wind8Photography: Marion Brenner, design: Erin Martin

wind9

wind10via the style files

wind11Tanis store in Ibiza

wind12nike

winter wonderland


winter1via vtwonen

winter2

stylist: gray label, via style files

winter4Mozhaisk House by Alexandra Fedorova, via homeadore

winter5via justthedesign

winter6via planète deco

winter7source unknown

winter8via theberry.com

winter9Parsonson Architects,Photographer: Paul Mcredie, via archdaily