White and Wood Together – We’re loving It!

Olivia armchair

Here’s a simple question: What makes a house a home? Turns out it’s not such a simple question, and perhaps there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. We need to feel free and safe in our homes and be able to escape the busyness of our lives. Our home should provide a calming environment, one where we can breathe freely and truly recharge. Either way, for most of us, there’s no place like home. Perhaps it really is a simple question and the answer is – Home is where the heart is!

Check Out These 3 Beautiful Island-Inspired Interior Styles

santorini island

Well, September 2020 is gone and it’s time to start preparing our homes for the lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer. What better inspiration could there be for summer interior styles than to look at some of the world’s most popular island holiday destinations.

We’re excited to share with you 3 island-inspired interior design styles that we’re really hooked on at the moment. We’ll also show how you can achieve these looks in your own home. Of course we have to start with our beautiful neighbouring island, Bali.

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Are Coastal and Hamptons Home Styles the Same? If Not, What Are the Differences?

Hamilton cane bed

The answer to the very common question, “Are Coastal and Hamptons home styles the same?” is, “No, they are not the same.” There are some very distinct differences between these two home style trends.

And while there are differences, both these trends have seen a massive uptake in Australian design, incorporating both personal preferences and the beautiful Australian climate and lifestyle.

While both Hamptons and Coastal styles work best with clean, white canvases with neutral colour schemes, one of the main differences between these two styles is the accent colours used.

Side Tables: Important Furniture Items for Your Living Room and Bedroom

Castaway Bedside Table

A side table may not be the focal point of your living room or bedroom, but it certainly ties the space together. Side tables are often overlooked because, just like rugs and carpets, they’re not the most important piece of furniture in the room; however, a side table in itself can be a standout piece of furniture. In our opinion, aside from their practicality and storage abilities, a side table can easily make or break the ambience of a living room or bedroom.

Rattan Furniture – And the Difference Between Rattan and Wicker

Natural Oak Cross Back Chair

While the words Rattan and Wicker are often used interchangeably, they’re not actually the same thing. Rattan refers to the material used in furniture-making while Wicker refers to the weaving process used to make the furniture. Wicker is weaving that can be done with any type of wood. The term ‘Rattan Wicker’ refers to furniture that’s woven rattan in wicker style.

How to Create the Perfect Dining Room

Byron Old Wood Dining Table

Some people may consider a separate dining room an old-school tradition, or perhaps even a luxurious addition they can’t really afford. Both statements are equally true: traditionally, a dining room was always a very important room of the home, and today, having a dedicated dining room can be seen by many as a luxury that simply takes up valuable space.

Hanging Chairs are Great, and They’re Not Just for Outdoors!

hanging chair

Who doesn’t love spending a blissful afternoon on a poolside lounger? But have you ever thought about the wonders of an outdoor hanging chair? These basic, suspended seats have got it all: from built-in shade and a gentle rocking motion to cocoon-like support, not to mention the fact that hanging chairs offer a completely solo place to get away from the stresses of life. These simple furniture pieces are becoming a must-have for today’s modern homemaker.