simple style

Lately less is more, its all about an edit with simple classic foundations like a white backdrop, a few key investment furniture pieces (always with a modern retro twist) plants, great art works and some vintage, local, handmade or nature finds eclectic as always just like a true stylist) I like home to feel relaxed and easy but I always love a pop of colour! usually yellow, blue or pink lately or even orange ( noting the spine colour of my soon to be released book)

Console and Floor lamp Bludot 

Print Pampa

Ponytail Palm (a new favourite variety of plant) in Uashmama paper bag

Photos Jason Grant taken on Canon PowerShot G9X

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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sportscraft christmas table

Its beginning to feel (really) like Christmas, despite styling for it for some time now!

A while back I was asked to create a Christmas table setting for a campaign for Iconic Australian fashion brand Sportscraft. It was briefed for it to be simple and “Australian”. pretty much my preferred signature style.

We had a beautiful day creating some magic shooting by the water on the harbour at a secret beach. Christmas is fast approaching and the key is to be organised and have a plan.

Here are my top tips to creating a beautiful and simple Christmas table at your place that will be sure to impress your guests.

1. Pick a colour Palette , ours was white with natural elements, try avoid too many colours try to stick to no more than three.

2. Keep it simple – dont crowd the table, make sure there is room to serve and for your guests to have a conversation.

3. create different heights – we added flowers and some some found branches for added dimension.

4. Have a feature/theme – It helps pull everything together, it can be as simple or as specific as you want ours of course was a white Christmas by the sea.

5. Set the scene – we went for a relaxed casual vibe as our setting was by the water.

6. Layer the table – use placemats, table runners and linen to add interest to a table with out overcomplicating things.

7. Personalise your table/place settings and make your guest feel really welcome.

8. lastly treat yourself – use your best glasses , serving ware, cutlrey and plate ware to make it a special occasion in the details. Christmas is that special once a year event!

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Photo Credit Derek Swalwell

 

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