ikea new Stockholm collection

When Ikea gets it right they get it very right

Im loving the brand new Stockholm collection that has just landed in store now, its easy, simple, relaxed and not complicated. I’m loving the cosy velvet, the blue glassware and the light timber and rattan, it’s scandi ( sorry can we not use this word unless its actually scandi! such an over used word) but feels perfect for an Aussie home too!

The trick is to not fill your place with things from just the one store, its all about creating a mix, tricky with this collection as I have my eye on lots! The Rattan Cabinet is totally a stand out for me!

 Click here to see more or head in store

west elm – new modern

Here’s a look at the new West Elm 2017 collection “The new Modern” Johanna Uurasjarvi, West Elm’s new Creative Director, is bringing a fresh vision to the brand, refining the brand’s design philosophy and its very definition of “modern”. While West Elm has always been about modern style, they’re evolving along with the way we live today. The collection still has element of mid century influences and is colourful but refined, causal but polished, the evolution feels slightly more sophisticated, the collection is in store and online now (in Australia)

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country road aw17 open house

Last week Country Road took over an entire house in Gordon’s Bay – with stunning ocean views (trust me) to showcase their AW178 collection ( in store soon) The open house for a media preview  displayed each room of the home ( kitchen, bathroom, living and dining) all styled up with their latest merchandise – creating a lived in experience – its always good to see things in situ!

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pottery barn small space behind the scenes

Recently I styled a sweet apartment in Sydney with some key pieces from the new Pottery Barn Small spaces Collection in true Pottery Barn Style everything is cool, classic, chic but casual and all a little bit Hamptons style which we all love!

The Small spaces collection is all about maximising your space with style and the most from your budget, its in store and online now click here to see more

Here are a few fun behind the scenes moments from the shoot – we get lots done but we always have fun!

Photos Jacqui Turk Flowers The Flower Drum


you’re invited


forty winks spring/summer

Spring is the perfect time to have a little refresh at home, the bedroom is always a  great place to update, a new bed or bed linen is the prefect place to start. Quality and comfort are important in the bedroom along with the finishing touches, here is look of the latest in store at Forty Winks – helping you to wake up wonderful!

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To celebrate the launch of their Palissade (outdoor furniture) collection HAY Sydney team present the Palissade Tearoom – a pop-up concept cafe with afternoon tea servings set within a heritage terrace on Kensington Street in Chippendale.
The tearoom menu offers a tasty selection of tea and treats, including lavender shortbread, matcha marshmallow, a warming tea of ginger, cinnamon and organic honey-bush and a zesty iced coconut, hibiscus and cherry brew. Enjoy your afternoon tea surrounded by Australian natives, including wattle and banksia trees.

The Palissade Tearoom is open weekdays between 25 August – 9 September from 12.00-5.30pm, with tea servings between 2-4pm at 48 Kensington Street, Chippendale.


the strand celebrated its 125th birthday


Iconic shipping destination the Strand celebrates its 125th Birthday this year! check out this amazing Balloon Installation by The Bespokery

As part of the 125th birhtday celebrations the Strand, together with Balvenie, will be hosting special masterclasses where craftspeople will be taking guests through a 30 minute class on the specifics of how they produce their own unique works. Learn how to bind a book by Cali Anderson, build a guitar by hand with Allan Tomkins and watch Mark Riley share his secrets on making a solid balsa wood surfboard. There are also other Masterclasses by Strand Retailers, where Andrew McDonald will show how he creates his Shoes, Cinnamon Lee from Courtesy of The Artist will explain how she fashions her jewellery and Robert Carroll from Strand Hatters will advise how he handcrafts his hats.

Each master class will be followed by a toast from The Balvenie whisky specialist where guests will enjoy 2 whiskies from The Balvenie range.

Timetable as follows-

Thursday August 25th

· 11:30 AM – Mark Reilly, Surfboard Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 1 PM – Alan Thompkins, Guitar Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 2:30 PM – Cali Anderson, Book Binder (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 3:30 PM – Andrew McDonald, Shoe Craftsman (in store, Level 2)

· 5:00 PM – Cinnamon Lee, Metal Worker, Courtesy of the Artist (in store, Level 2)

Friday August 26th

· 11:30 AM – Mark Reilly, Surfboard Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 1 PM – Alan Thompkins, Guitar Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 2:30 PM – Cali Anderson, Book Binder (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 3:30 PM – Robert Carroll, Hat demonstration, Strand Hatters (In store, Ground Floor)

Saturday August 27th

· 11:30 AM – Mark Reilly, Surfboard Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 1 PM – Alan Thompkins, Guitar Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 2:30 PM – Cali Anderson, Book Binder (Level 1 outside Mecca)

Click here to register 

Flat lay images styled by Meg Gray

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pottery barn styling work shop

Join me this Saturday at Pottery Barn Chatswood for a Bart Cart Styling Work Shop 10.30am – 11.30 am – I look forward to seeing you there – It will be fun and informative!

Photo Credit Jacqui Turk

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curated by lynda gardener

Lynda Gardner is a long time friend, her Albert Park store in its many incarnations has always been a favourite. She is the queen of Vintage and mixes it perfectly with modern and earthy treasures. Curated by Lynda Gardener is always worth a visit. Head in to visit as there is a constant flow beautiful things.

Oh and follow her on Instagram

Curated by Lynda Gardner

63 Cardigan Place
Albert Park
Vic 3206

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