My good friends at Major Minor Sydney with the best bed linen that I love to sleep on are having a warehouse sale – this is your heads up to bed great linen at great prices – not to be missed!
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!
All Photos Jessie and Jones
Sand is the newest collection of objects and jewellery by Dinosaur Designs duo Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy it explores the colours and textures of rock and mineral particles in warm earthy tones available online and in store now
Photography Tim Georgesen
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
Rug from West Elm
Wall Colour Murobond Foam
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!
photography Alicia Taylor
Now open Nikau Store Byron Bay
My friends in Byron Bay have opened a brand new plant, clay and home Emporium head in store here for feel good Jungle vibes, the store is filled with a unique mix of hand made wares and beautiful botanicals – plant and ceramic heaven!
You will also find Ceramics by Paterson and Steele My MJG collection along side Justina Blakeney’s Home Collection and Wallpapers and a heap of other unique finds.
shop 2 / 30 Fletcher Street Byron Bay
Today The 2017 St George Open Air Program has been revealed YAY!
I’m excited to be one of their ambassadors this season, seeing movies under the stars with a view of The Harbour Bridge and the Opera house doesn’t get more Sydney! – its the hottest ticket this summer!
There are so many great movie and premieres this season! No Surprise I’m looking forward to Rogue one on February 2nd but can’t wait to see Lion on the Opening Night (7th Of January) and Jackie on January 8th too!
Click here for Tickets on sale December 12th be quick and don’t miss out – see you there!
Photos Chris Grundy
Jones & Co open their first retails store in Bondi Beach. Revealing a contemporary take on a gift emporium with an exciting new concept that celebrates the art of gift giving and showcases all of the handmade designs the brand is famous for.
Jones & Co founder Jennifer Jones is a Bondi local who understands the unique appeal that is required to capture the heart and mind of her fellow residents. The core principles of the brand and its feel good ethos were a perfect fit for the buzzing area. “It’s been my dream in the last ten years of running the wholesale business to be able to showcase our brand under one roof. The lion share of our collections are perfect for gift giving so being time poor new working parents with an active social life, we know the demands of finding the perfect gift for someone – quickly! We simply married those two concepts.”
Offering a vast collection of the brands speciality handmade ceramics alongside redefined bone china, pots and plants for the plant lover, ornaments and modern knick knacks, table and serving ware, wooden accessories, easy to wear jewellery, soft furnishings and even collectable toys all which will be updated seasonally.
Jones & Co will offer a free handmade greeting card with each purchase and wrap and enclose each item in a custom designed gift box making the store a one-stop-shop for gift giving.
“We wanted to be the destination where customers know they will find the perfect gift. You can park outside and nip in on your way to a party and bring something beautifully wrapped with a handmade card.”
The store and ambience reflect the brands warm, friendly and functional signature with natural timbers and recycled metal. Pops of sunny yellow punctuate the space and create a welcoming entrance to the store through the yellow doors off the street. Floor to ceiling shelves are lined with vases, boxes, dishes, planters, platters, ornaments and mugs with a price point for every budget.
“We are focused on delivering a great retail experience for our customer in store and we can’t wait to embark on our this next journey with our first retail space. We are pinching ourselves with finally being able to see our vision become a reality. ”
Jones & Co
Shop 4/16 Jaques Ave
02 9130 7652
Collaboration is the key we are stronger together case in point the new Byron Bay Showroom shared by Pop + Scott and Pampa Its an amazing warehouse space filled natural light and many beautiful things, it’s filled also with heart and soul also you will fine amazing bespoke timber furniture, home wares, plants, pots, prints, floor rugs and more Its total shopping paradise and I love it!
I must visit when you are in town 4/57 Centennial Circuit Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Monday by appointment
All Photos Lisa Sorgini
I LOVE the way Victoria from Pampa captures these stunning images of horses, what I also love is the unique story behind these images. and how they are captured, its never a once of meeting, she has long standing connections to these horses that she spends time with. Photographed in her Home Land Argentina. She not only captures their image but their unique characteristic, personality and spirit. Victoria was given a female foal when she was born as a gift, they were raised together and became the best of friends this was the beginning of her Dialogue with horses – what a beautiful story!
Pop in and take a look at her beautiful works, she is an ultimate story teller with her camera
“Dialogue with Horses” opens tonight 6pm at The School 85 Dunning Ave Rosebery