A (new) Habitat Byron Bay

Habitat Byron Bay

Now open, head to hereto this new precinct for the One teaspoon, case22 design, habitat home and habit woman pop up stores and to see Department of Simple things, Byron Barber co and Barrio – eating and shopping in a new part of town

Habitat Bayshore Drive Byron bay

Major Minor

Behind the scenes styling with Major Minor – Loving all their new shades of beautiful linen but especially the olive green! shop their brand new linen colours here

Holidaze

P A R A D I S E  V I B E

HNY

Im still ion holiday mode, sorry for the delay but the holidays continue… here are a few of my favourite things right now… enjoy!

T-shirt, shorts and hat Driftlab

Towels MJG Store

Sunscreen We are feel good inc

after sun from Herbivore

Body wash Bondi Wash

Bags and baskets

Nikau

Tigmi Trading

Forestbound

Cocktails with Bookies Gin

Oars Vampt Vintage

 

merry merry / happy happy

Home tech with Netgear

Faster internet and mome security over the holidays yes please!

In partnership with Netgear I have been road testing two awesome home tech products

Take a look here setting up and the products set up in Paradise studios Byron Bay

here is an introduction to the two products…

NETGEAR Arlo Pro

A home monitoring system. The holidays are just around the corner, and according to NSW crime statistics, Christmas eve is a peak time for risk timer home burglaries and break ins – fuelling the need for additional security in their homes, it all hooks up to my phone and it means I can check up on Sohia when I do leave her home!

Here is a  bit about the Arlo Pro, it’s the world’s first and only 100% wire-free weatherproof, rechargeable HD smart security camera. Key features include:

  • 100% wire free – place it anywhere!
  • HD quality streaming – live stream and watch recordings in more brilliant detail than ever before
  • 2 way audio – listen in and talk back through the built in speaker and mic
  • Night vision – automatically switches on at night to shed light on the smallest wonders!
  • 130 degree viewing angle – see more of every movement
  • Advanced motion detection –  Wide–angle PIR motion sensor which means no movement will slip through without your notice
  • Weatherproof – can brave the hottest, coldest, wettest weather!
  • Rechargeable – with long lasting batteries
  • Discreet design 

NETGEAR Orbi 

With up to 12 devices connected to the average home WiFi network, I know I have at least 5! it’s important Australian homes have a system that matches their household usage and the size of their property. However, for many Aussies, the reality of their network includes dropped connections, dead spots and incessant buffering.

NETGEAR is taking a stand against bad WiFi with Orbi.

Here is a little bit about it. Orbi is the World’s First Tri-Band Home WiFi System. From your front yard to your home office, to your back yard, Orbi gives you reliable, secure, stronger and faster WiFi to every inch of your home

  • No more deadzones – deadzones and dropped connections through walls are a thing of the past with Orbi. It can reach up to 350 square metres through traditional WiFi barriers like walls, stairs and doors using dedicated Tri-Band technology
  • Don’t wait on buffering – buffering shouldn’t be a part of movie night. Orbi helps prevent buffering and lag by creating a high speed Internet superhighway for all of your devices. The Orbi Tri-Band WiFi System works with your current ISP’s modem to maximize the speed you are paying for, to every inch of your home and beyond
  • Quick and easy setup – Orbi works with your Internet service provider right out of the box without needing to change your current equipment
  • Innovative Tri-Band technology – Orbi is the only Home WiFi System using dedicated Tri-Band technology. Other, first generation WiFi systems use dual band and mesh technology which can slow down your WiFi speed as you add more devices, or even more mesh units
  • Sleek design – the Orbi is not your standard WiFi router (see attached images) and is the ideal piece of tech for the most stunningly designed home

These products I found easy to set up and fun to use – with the Telstra WiFi Maximiser app my wifi is running with Orbi at its best and Im suddenly hooked on checking in at home and Sophia remotely with Arlo

Photos Jason Grant

 

 

Christmas in Paradise (studios)

Its almost Christmas and for my last shoot of the year Jacqui Turk and I played int the studio at Paradise Studios Byron Bay

Working with the team from Nikau Store we focused on big natural elements from nature for our festive decorating, a paradise style green wreath, a big Christmas branch and and oversized Palm all with a touch of Christmas.

Merry Merry

Its all about a relaxed feel good time of the year enjoy!

Foligae, bag and wreath Nikau Store

LuggyBasket Olli Ella

Surfboard McTavish

Round Basket Tigmi Trading

Oars Vampt Vintage

Rugs Pampa

DIY “baubles” made from fishing floats painted in Kirra Murobond Paint



Merry Merry Christmas

Photography Jacqui Turk Styling Mr Jason Grant

 

 

getting into the Christmas vibe JG style

Christmas is fast approaching and its time to get ready, wrapping all those presents and thinking about what goes under the Christmas tree…

Sophia wearing Uashmamma collar and lead is getting excited too! seen here in the Olli Ella Big Luggy Basket ( I mean how adorable right!)

Pots Pop and Scott

Blanket MJG store

Photos Jason Grant

 

 

mixing it up with old and new

So as you may know my latest book Modern Retro Home is all about mixing old with new in your home.

As a Stylist for me its all about mixing it up creating a more eclectic look, I know this can be tricky for some but all it takes is a little confidence and remember theres no rush, so take your time.

My latest acquisition a pair of Danish Bar stools from TH Brown (original and authentic of course!) designed by Peter Brown ( son of TH Brown) work perfectly in my space – I love adding a modernist touch to an interior, my new space is a little more minimal and a big white blank canvas and these stools in tan leather and timber add warmth and earthiness to the space.

Modernist pieces like these work in any space, for me the key is to buy things that you love, to buy less but buy better in things designed to last another tip is to choose classic colours, materials and styles which means you can’t go wrong as these pieces are always in style and work easily in many situations.

Adding Modernist pieces in timber, pops of colour and in classic shapes really is about embracing timeless classic style but always with a twist!

How are you going to add a modernist touch to your space?

click her to see more of the TH Brown Collection

Photo Jason Grant

Hope & May Bondi now open

Hope & May from Byron Bay have now just opened in Bondi (seems theres a magic between these two places)

Head into their beautiful store for fashion and home all with a relaxed holiday vibe – and check out that front door!

Hope &  May 121 Curlewis Street Bondi

Photos Jason Grant 

City of Sydney Christmas

So I can finally reveal these images! So excited to be asked to style Christmas for City of Sydney for a special lift out in Timeout Sydney 

Its not everyday you get to set up and style Christmas with two of Sydneys most famous Icons as the backdrop – all in a days work!

with thanks to many wonderful suppliers

Sofa/ table and bench Bludot.com.au
On sofa cushions and blanket Koskela.com.au
Chair and stool thonet.com.au
On table
Ceramics Plates and bowls by studioenti.com.au
Table ware ( jug,platter and bowl dinosaurdesigns.com.au
Glassware Riedel from davidjones.com.au
Vintage Cutlery Mitchell road antiques
Napkin and Table cloth http://majorminorsydney.com
Presents wrapped in brown paper with string, Stars and circles on gifts and tree ( all made by Jason) paper and string all from paper2.com.au
Boat Balmain boat company from www.vertdesign.com.au
Christmas tree theflowerdrum.com.au
MJG wears jacandjack.com shirt academybrand.com shorts
Scissors and envelope paper2.com.au
Trays hay shop.com.au
Photography Daniel Boud