merry merry

Merry Christmas from Sophia and I, hope everyone has a great day!

foraged and found Christmas wreath

no need to buy crap this Christmas just get a little creative!

This forged and found Christmas wreath made with a few simple things held together with string

blanket Pampa

Decorations Comfort and Calm

Vintage items Clems Cargo

gift giving

“Every year I like to wrap my presents in a new way. This year I’ve kept the paper simple and added decorations and leaves. I’m also loving personalisation, it’s the perfect finishing touch to your gifts.”

“Being a stylist I never have just a traditional tree. This year I have a found frond and decorated it with beautiful native banksias which makes for a modern Australian tree. I still decorate it as you would a normal Christmas tree with a few of my favourite decorations.”

take a look here for some magic I created for Country Road this Christmas

Photography and Styling Jason Grant

 

christmas cheers

Tis the season! heres a little bar set up (with some of my favourites) that I created for Country Road

“A signature drink is my secret to a great soiree. For the festive season I have made a twist on a classic and created a Pomegranate Negroni.”

Pomegranate Negroni

I had this drink once at a party and have perfected it at home it’s  as easy as this…

Equal parts, Campari, Brookies dry Gin, Regal Rogue Rosso and a splash of pomegranate juice to your liking on a large ice cube  serve in a low glass with a wedge of orange and a pineapple leaf to garnish – cheers!

read more here on the Live Wirth us Journal

Photo and Styling Jason Grant

Christmas table Country Road style

Im so trilled ton share these images I created for this Christmas… simple, natural, creative and distinctly my style.

“When decorating my home for Christmas I always like to stay true to my own style. Living in Byron Bay, I am a nature lover and inspired by both the Australian bush and ocean. My style for decorating and entertaining is relaxed and laid-back but always creative. The colour palette includes neutrals, deep greens and metallic gold accents. Banksia are my favourite native flower and perfect for an Australian Christmas. They look great on the table, in a vase or decorating a wreath. I love to mix old with new, I’m a collector but more and more it’s about the edit, often not adding but subtracting.”

“I like the table to be relaxed and not over styled. I start with a table cloth and smart napery then layer different pieces for interest. In this case I’ve opted for gold cutlery for a festive feel and used native foliage as a centrepiece. I love to make each place setting unique by mixing decorations with natural elements such as leaves and flowers.”

Take a look at my Christmas table I created for Country Road on their Live with us Journal

Read my tips here

Photography and styling Jason Grant 

Jac + jack x mud

Jac + Jack have collaborated with Mud Australia for the most beautiful decorations for the season shop them here but be quick the are limited edition

Photos and styling Jason Grant 

merry merry / happy happy

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

 

 

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