Modern retro home my third book!

Im excited to reveal the title and cover of my third book (out this September) “Modern retro home” for as long as I can remember I have always loved mixing old and new at home and in my work, I love everything about mid century design, all things vintage and anything “retro”

How we live now is inspired by the past, the 50s 60 and 70s were some of the best decades in design, I haven’t always just lived in Bondi, I grew up in Melbourne where I discovered “vintage” and collectible, modernist furniture and design. My early years as a Stylist for Inside Out were time of discovery and learning. I feel like this book goes back to the beginning in a way, in it we showcase a heap of beautiful/ super cool contempory homes from Melbourne and Sydney ( mostly friends) and the book showcases my fresh and accessible style and is packed with ideas, tips and inspiration for everyone and every budget. A huge thanks to Lauren Bamford the books photographer and the whole team at Hardie Grant for making this happen! Oh and yes Sophia my Boston Terrier is on the cover!

PS the Home on the cover is The anglers shack owned by Simone Haag

click here to preorder your copy

“New Paradise” my tile collection with Di Lorenzo

Have you heard the news! I have just launched my first encaustic tile collection “New Paradise” with the awesome team at Di Lorenzo

I love colour its a part of who I am as a designer and stylist you see plenty of it in my work, my books and my home. I’m always constantly inspired by nature, be it the lush bushland riverside or magical ocean pools and beaches “ New Paradise” is my debut encaustic tile collection and is inspired by my life and love between Bondi and Byron Bay (Paradise -my happy places) You will find subtle, muted pretty shades and neutrals all my favourite shades, the tiles come in 7 beautiful shades and 4 shapes –  ash ( dark grey) leaf (green) peonie (soft pink) deep sea (indigo blue) sky fall (pale sky blue) sand (light silver grey) quartz (steely grey) in square, hexagonal, mini brick and diamond shapes.

These tiles are all handmade and are perfect for any space, great for your kitchen or bathroom walls and floors. They are available in multiple shapes allowing the specifier to create endless colour and pattern combinations or you can play it safe in one shade, really you’re only limited by your imagination.

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Photos Jacqui Turk 

 

mjg aw17

MJG AW17 is here! My new collection has a cosy undertone and is all about adding layers of texture and tone to your home in new season favourite tones steely blues and greys. With a focus on relaxed living (always) the new range features classic pieces for your bedroom and living room, including chunky blankets and throws, woven denim ottomans, oversized cushions,textural rugs and accessories all with a view of adding some everyday luxury to you home – its my most favourite yet!

click here to shop the look

All Photos Jessie and Jones

print straight from your phone with canon Selphy printer

My phone is full of photos ( just like yours I’m sure) I love posting to Instagram but there is something magical about printing out your photos and putting them one display ( creatively) in your space.

The Canon Selphy printer ( available in store at Target and Harvey Norman) is my new favourite gadget that allows you to (easily) print photos straight from you phone.

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Photos Jacqui Turk

Rug West Elm

Table Bludot

Marble Tray Marble Basics

 



first look mjg aw17

Here’s your exclusive first look at MJG AW17 collection (coming real soon) online and in stores late February.

Ok we haven’t given much away but this is one of my favourite blankets from the new collection – we are holding trade and media only showings in Sydney February 15th and 16th February showing our latest  collection – email us at sales@mjgstore.com for details or check your inbox 😉

As you can see I have embraced my inner “mountain man” this season and I can’t wait to share the entire collection with you soon!

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Photo Jessie Prince

display wall how to with mjg and canon

I have partnered with Canon to share some styling tips about printing and putting your photos on display in your home – I’m here to help get you inspired!
Your space should be filled with things you love and that tell a story. It is important to add your very own personal touch. Of course, displaying photos is the perfect way to do this. In today’s world we are all obsessed with our smartphones and snap everything we do, eat buy and see.
It’s hard to actually enjoy the moment and really be in the moment and while I think it is great to capture the life that we are living it’s also important to cherish these moments and put them on display.
I love to travel and collect things whilst away. These treasured memories and souvenirs should be cherished.
When decorating your home these memories and souvenirs are the things that really create your own personal style and how you like to live. So use them as a starting point in finding your style and you will find that this will naturally be reflected in the images you take.
Pictures don’t need to be perfect so take the pressure off yourself.
There’s plenty of time to perfect your technique. In fact some of my best photos are happy accidents when the light or timing has been just right.

My top tips for creative photo displays
1. Get your photos in your space and off your camera.
2. Decorate your space with personal touches.
3. Think outside of the box with creative ways and places to display your photos – shelves, bedside tables and sideboards are all great places.
4. Allow time for your style of photography and decorating to develop and evolve – print photos often and update your displays.
5. Group photos together and add or edit over time – style is an evolution so don’t leave things standing still but move them around.
6. Selecting a colour palette of the images (for example a group of black and white photos) ties a look together and creates a sense of sophistication and uniformity.

All Photography Jacqui Turk

Style notes

Rug from West Elm

Wall Colour Murobond Foam

Frames Ikea and Country Road

Sideboard Bludot

fiat 500x road trip

Over the break I drove road trip to Paradise and back with thanks to Fiat and an upgrade to the Fiat 500x

Heres my top 5 tips for making your road trip great

1.Plan your trip

2. stop often and not just to take snaps but to rest (ok you can stop often to rest and Instagram!)

3. stay hydrated and pack healthy snacks or stop for them – hello road side banana stand!

4. Make an awesome playlist – music is everything on a road trip

5. don’t rush, its better to arrive late than not at all – take your time and enjoy the drive!

All Photos Jason Grant

print your holiday snaps

So I printed all my holiday snaps straight from my Phone with the Canon Sephy Printer

I wasn’t sure where to put them so I stuck them (with blutack) onto an existing framed print to display them and to keep the holiday feeling alive!

A fun and simple project anyone can do and a great way to get your photos off your phiomne and on to your wall!

The printer is easy to use and are available in store at Target and Harvey Norman

 

holiday flashbacks

Im back at the desk today, ready for an exciting year ahead, its going to be great I can feel it!

But I’m still holding on to that holiday feeling – I had the best break – I hope you did too!

Just incase you missed them on Instagram here are some of my favourite snaps whilst I was away in Paradise Byron Bay

But wait till you see when I print them out!

hello Atlantic (new website)

I have arrived in Paradise just in time! After (most of) the crowds have left – phew! but also just in time to unveil the new look website of my friends at The Atlantic Byron Bay.

Awhile back I worked with one of my favourite humans Kimberly Amos one half of the brains/owners of The Atlantic. We spent a few days working with photographer Alicia Taylor  and the team at The Atlantic shooting this magical place, it really was a dream job of course! I visit often and I love to call it my (Byron Bay) home away from home (for now)

The Atlantic is the BEST place to stay here in Paradise I have been coming back since we shot here for my second book Holiday ay Home. There is a distinct feeling when you check in, suddenly you’re on Byron time, its an oasis. The rooms are awesome and decorated in their signature relaxed vibe, the grounds of the property are lush and incredible, despite being conveniently located in town the place feels private. I have a real connection to this place and the people behind it (really the have become like my family) its a special place to me and its magic, if you haven’t stayed here you really should!

click here to see more of their super looking new website 

photography Alicia Taylor