Christmas wreath

Christmas doesn’t have to be about a lot of stuff

My style is simple relaxed but still with enough Christmas cheer

I don’t mind a little bit of DIY creativity

“Whether it’s for your front door or a decorative feature within the home, a wreath really says Christmas. I’ve decorated mine with banksia stems and a mix of metal and timber decorations.”

Read more about it on The Country Road Live with us Journal

christmas cheers

Tis the season! heres a little bar set up (with some of my favourites) that I created for Country Road

“A signature drink is my secret to a great soiree. For the festive season I have made a twist on a classic and created a Pomegranate Negroni.”

Pomegranate Negroni

I had this drink once at a party and have perfected it at hone it’s easy as this…

Equal parts, Campari, Brookies dry Gin, Regal Rogue Rosso and a splash of pomegranate juice to your liking on a large ice cube  serve in a low glass with a wedge of orange and a pineapple leaf to garnish – cheers!

read more here on the Live Wirth us Journal

Photo and Styling Jason Grant

Christmas table Country Road style

Im so trilled ton share these images I created for this Christmas… simple, natural, creative and distinctly my style.

“When decorating my home for Christmas I always like to stay true to my own style. Living in Byron Bay, I am a nature lover and inspired by both the Australian bush and ocean. My style for decorating and entertaining is relaxed and laid-back but always creative. The colour palette includes neutrals, deep greens and metallic gold accents. Banksia are my favourite native flower and perfect for an Australian Christmas. They look great on the table, in a vase or decorating a wreath. I love to mix old with new, I’m a collector but more and more it’s about the edit, often not adding but subtracting.”

“I like the table to be relaxed and not over styled. I start with a table cloth and smart napery then layer different pieces for interest. In this case I’ve opted for gold cutlery for a festive feel and used native foliage as a centrepiece. I love to make each place setting unique by mixing decorations with natural elements such as leaves and flowers.”

Take a look at my Christmas table I created for Country Road on their Live with us Journal

Read my tips here

Photography and styling Jason Grant 

Peonie season

Peony season really is the best time of the year…

It doesn’t last long so why don’t you treat yourself but be quick!

 

 

Jac + jack x mud

Jac + Jack have collaborated with Mud Australia for the most beautiful decorations for the season shop them here but be quick the are limited edition

Photos and styling Jason Grant 

choosing prints for your walls

I love having prints on the walls of my home! Im always adding and collecting to my collection.

Choosing prints for your home can be tricky so here are a few pro tips when selecting and hanging prints in your space.

  1. trust your instincts and your eyes buy what you love what you’re attracted to, then you will enjoy it on your wall.
  2. framing is everything (bad framing can ruin a great print) simple framing is best, I love timber, white or black frames ( but you can get creative with how they are mounted and other ways to display)
  3. think big often we are restricted by budget but believe me theres nothing worse than one tiny art work on a large wall, buy a bigger size or create a gallery style wall.
  4. use art to create a focal point, create and eye catching moment above your sofa, in your entrance hall, above a bed, above or on a side board or even at your desk.
  5. don’t be afraid to move your art around your home, try it in different places for a fresh update.
  6. Art doesn’t have to match your decor don’t be afraid to create a contrast, not everything needs to match in your home, it all works together if you love it!
  7. consult the experts in making your purchase.

All prints from Blinq Art

check below for individual details
Styling, production and Photos Jason Grant in partnership

‘Rainbow Umbrella’ by David Behar in white shadow frame

Leisure Class IV’ by Dash & Mari in a rosewood space box

‘Iconic Palm Springs II’ by Ludwig Favre in white framed artshot

‘Sommertag’ by Manuela Deigert in white framed art shot

‘King’s Portrait I’ by Gabi Guiard in black framed artshot

 ‘Bronte Baths‘ by Remy Gerega in black shadow frame

‘Wild Wild West 1’ by Francoise Gaujour in white shadow frame

Sophia

heres a little story about my dog Sophia

Just about everyone thinks the Boston terrier on my Murobond paint tin is Sophia, truth is I have had the paint collection way longer than I have had Sophia, I guess I manifested her right!

I have had Sophia for just over 5 years, she was rescued by a lady in Sale Victoria, she fell in love with Sophia (of course) but Sophia needed to be rehired as the other dogs didn’t like her ( yes she can be a diva and more into the humans) So I drove 9 hours from Sydney to collect her, as I stepped out of the car, Sophia ran across the yard and into my arms and straight into my heart!

PS loving the light in the studio

click here to view my entire paint collection with Murobond

 

tonight makes tomorrow

Sweet dreams as the sun sets, Tonight makes tomorrow…

My evening ritual includes my morning ritual (making the bed) there’s nothing  better than getting into a freshly made bed, its one of my favourite luxuries. In the evening (as my days are super busy) I try to have an hour before bed with no screens, usually a pod cast, I’m either on or off there’s not really an in between mode. Im a night owl so I usually stay up late, its often a time of thinking and ideas, I like the energy of the evening theres a sense of calm and creativeness different to the day, I like to get everything prepared for the next day, if this is a physical or even just a mental list (its always better to write things down) Im so not a morning person.

When Sheridan Australia  ask you to shoot something special you up the ante and call in someone who gets your crazy ideas

Organic, natural creativity over just styling 

Making magic with Jessie Prince 

We had a plan, but nothing over thought, threw some things in the car, found a nice spot, Jessie climbed a tree whilst I made the bed and we got the shot nothing too tortured!

summer styling

Heres some new styling work of mine ( in paradise) creating some magic for Sheridan

How about that view! oh yeah and that house! sunrise and sunset on shoot day was awesome!

Read more here about styling your home for summer here

Photos Felix Forest

 

Bondi wash Paddington store

Bondi Wash have opened a second Sydney store located in the heart of Paddington

Head in store to see and smell all of their awesome products

Store Design by Mr and Mrs White

Bondi Wash 

396 Oxford St Paddington

02 8018 9883

Photos Josh White