K O N A

I have had the pleasure to be driving the brand new Hyundai Kona (a small SUV) its great to drive and the perfect size for a stylist for getting about during the working week but then also great for a weekend Escape!

more details here

Photo Jason Grant

Surfboard Jai Vasicek from Ahoy Trader

S U B S C R I B E

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E C O C O C O N U T

Little changes sometimes have big impacts

When your clever friend launches something really important to make a difference…

In around 400 years the first piece of plastic ever made will have decomposed. By then, trillions of particles of plastic will be contaminating our planet. Just imagine that for a moment.We all need to make changes…

EcoCoconut was created to give people the opportunity to choose biodegradable and sustainable coconut based products over plastic.

A simple but beautiful collection of functional items

Styling and Photography Jason Grant 

shop the EcoCoconut collection here

 

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

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

 

 

Hugh Sheridan for Sheridan

Hugh Sheridan is the face of  Sheridan (seems a perfect fit huh!) (legendary) Towel Man campaign for Summer.

Since 78% of my readers here and on Instagram are female (plus Im sure theres a few fellas that will enjoy these images too) I thought I would brighten up your Wednesday no need to thank me enjoy! take a look and see more here

Bedroom styling for King Living

Recently I created four different bedrooms looks for King Living with bedlinen by In The Sac to showcase the King Living bed collection and to show how these beds can work in any style of home.

We created these four looks in the King Living studio in Sydney with photographer Felix Forest my goal was to create lived in and inspirational bedrooms to inspire.

What I like best about the beds we selected from King Living is they are all classic designs, that really do work in any space (and you can select from vast range of fabrics). One of the fun parts about working with King on this project is I get to actually choose the fabrics the beds are upholstered in.

Plus I enjoyed working with In The Sac sheets, quilts and pillow cases. All items are 100% pure Belgium linen so their luxurious look combined with an ‘on trend’ colour palette perfectly complimented each bed style.

  1. New York Monotone

This look featuring the slimline Neo bed, with its sleek , simple and low to the ground design.  I kept things tonal and I used lots of shades of grey for this bedroom (bedlinen and upholstery choices). Grey is an easy colour and works with everything and in just about any space, perfect as a foundation. When it came to decorating, I chose more masculine undertones and kept the decoration to a minimum.  Sometimes things in the interiors world can have a slight tendency to be a little more feminine ! I kept things minimal, neat and understated in a classic and timeless style.

Style notes

Neo Bed by King Living

Dark Charcoal sheet set and quilt set by In The Sac

Vases from Top 3 by design

  1. New York Luxe lots of shades of grey for this bedroom (bedlinen and upholstery choices). Grey is an easy colour and works with everything and in just about any space, perfect as a foundation. When it came to decorating, I chose more masculine undertones and kept the decoration to a minimum.  Sometimes things in the interiors world can have a slight tendency to be a little more feminine ! I kept things minimal, neat and understated in a classic and timeless style.Style notesNeo Bed by King LivingDark Charcoal sheet set and quilt set by In The SacVases from Top 3 by design
    1. New York Luxe

    In this bedroom, we were inspired by New York, but created a feel that could be in London, Paris or LA too. I wanted it to feel chic, injecting colour with the art work and occasional furniture for a lived in luxe feel. Everyone wants a super luxe bedroom so we used the dramatic wingback Symphony bed headboard (how great is this upholstered bed head!)  I love this bedhead its a real statement piece. And, the charcoal quilt adds instant sophistication. How about this green velvet in the occasional chair and cushions that I love too !

    Style notes

    Symphony Storage Bed by King Living

    Dark Charcoal quilt and sheet set by In The Sac

    Blanket from Opus

    Art Work Kerry Armstrong from Becker Minty

    1. Bowral

    For this bedroom we injected some modern, country feels with some pretty pinks, complemented perfectly by In the Sac’s beautiful Musk linen quilt. Featuring the Promenade Storage Bed – I am obsessed with this natural linen fabric we upholstered the bed in. (I think this is my favourite bed).   The design is simple with no fuss and nice and low to the ground. The look is designed to for a feeling of escape, taking us away from the city for a weekend just like the perfect country getaway!

    Style notes

    Promenade Storage Bed by King Living

    Musk quilt and white sheet set by In The Sac

    Blossom from The Flowedrum

    Throw from MJG store

     

    1. Bondi

    This bedroom was all about relaxed coastal vibes – Just my style!  No need to guess my inspiration….. Bondi is my home ! This room is just like me, never far from the sea, lots of crisp white, with tan leather and chambray blues, this chambray Serenade quilted bed head is like your favourite pair of jeans it will go with anything…..consider it a neutral ! And probably my favourite look of the four !

     

    Style notes

    Serenade Soft Storage Bed by King Living

    Silt quilt set and white sheet set by In The Sac

    Print – Aquabumps

    Orchid  – The Flower Drum

    Blanket on bed – MJG Store

     

    All additional occasional furniture from King Living

    All Lighting from Euroluce

    All rugs from Bayliss

    All bedlinen from In The Sac

    All candles from King Living

    Flowers The Flower Drum Holly Hipwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Sony A1 BRAVIA OLED TV

Earlier this year, the team at Sony Australia got in touch ahead of the launch on the new Sony BRAVIA A1 OLED TV to see if I would be interested in collaborating with them. The whole idea behind the Sony A1 OLED (aside from the amazing technology of course) is that it can seamlessly fit into any living room space. I helped bring this to life at Sony’s launch event held at Carriageworks earlier this month.

In the lead up to the event , I was lucky enough to road test the Sony OLED at home. It was like having my very own home cinema, the picture and sound quality were awesome and the colours were popping off the screen! I especially loved the voice activated function on the remote control which easily followed all my commands. I also used this function to catch up on all of my favourite shows (Game of Thrones & Younger) and watch movies on Google Play and video clips on You Tube.

For the launch event, I created three completely different living spaces to showcase how the Sony A1 OLED TV can work into different Australian homes. The room themes we ran with included: Inner City, Bachelor Pad and Family. I’m sure you can agree from the images below that the Sony OLED looked perfect in each space…thought it would be hard for it not look good!

 

Inner city

 

 

Bachelor Pad

  

Family Room

So here are my top tips when creating your own technology-centric living space – with the Sony A1 OLDE TV at the forefront ,of course !

  1. Know where to save and where to spend. Select and invest in great foundation pieces.       Your sofa, floor rug and other large furniture pieces like sideboards and shelving are pieces you should spend more on. You can add accessories and decoration over time and these additions need not be expensive 

2. A great TV cabinet is important -you look at it as much as you do your TV! As well as being stylish, it can also serve as excellent storage in your lounge room. also use floor rugs to create zones and define spaces – remember a bigger rug is always better!

3. Good lighting is key to making any space work.       Avoid overhead/downlighting, particularly if you want to create a more cinematic experience and really enjoy the deep rich blacks and bright highlights of a TV like the Sony A1 OLED. Instead use task lighting and decorative lighting to create a mood. In the Batchelor set up we included the iconic Gubi floor lamp from Urban Couture.

4. Express your personality in your home by decorating it the way you like to – it’s your place so personalise it with your own style, whether that be your favourite books, artwork or knick knacks.       I think it’s important to surround yourself with things you love and make you feel happy at home – it’s all about feel good style. We added artworks from Pampa and Blacklist to the rooms, decorative pieces from Dinosaur designs , West Elm, Pony Rider, Hay and Ikea.

 

 

5. Add plants for good green feel good vibes – plants make you happy and are a great way to update any space. My current favourites are fiddle leaf figs, monstera and ponytail palms.

6.Last but not least, choose technology that is minimalist and timeless, like the Sony’s A1 OLED TV, so that it doesn’t dominate the room and can evolve with your living space