interior design

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.

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

photo-24

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

especially for you


you

you2via Remodelista

you3Architecture/design by  Adi Gershoni Studio, photo by Bjorg Magnea, via Design Milk

you4via coco and kelley

you5Raw Architecture Workshop, via archdaily

you6via thebooandtheboy

you7via revistaad

you8via home edit, Alexander Von Waberer architect, interior design: Isabel Jover

you9

by Jam Architecture, via knstrct

I do


do2

found on weddingelation.com

do3Photographer: Sarah Becker Photography,, via weddingchics.com

do4via hurricane productions

do5via pretty chic blog

do6via weddingchics.com

do7Chanel

do8

found on marrymetampabay.com

do9By Shannon May Photography

do10Image by Gideon Photography, via ruffled blog

do11via megphoto.com

do12C Baron Photography, via stylemepretty