perfection

This morning I woke up to this – yes this is un-styled, I did request Sophia to sit there and she obliged…

Often we can be consumed with making everything in our lives and homes perfect – the truth is perfection doesn’t exist and that imperfections make things truly beautiful

Let your life and home evolve and g ive yourself a break, relax and enjoy the beauty of real life

simple things

Simple things like inexpensive flowers at home always make me smile go on treat yourself you deserve it!

In bed with Sheridan

Everyone knows Im a fan of all shades of blue, I love the ocean it inspires me everyday, always.

Styling your home should be fun and not complicated – be confident in your own style and make your place great!

With the change of seasons (winter is coming) it’s the perfect time to update your bedroom, make it calm and cosy (always) nothing too difficult just a fresh set of sheets and a new quilt cover ( I selected the Hewett in denim ) and a brand new art work ( I selected Lorette Framed Canvas ) is all it takes for an easy update.

Sweet dreams in a serene bedroom with ocean inspired hues…

shop it all here

Photography, production and Styling  Jason Grant

HJÄRTELIG the “wellness collection” from ikea

 

IKEA is to launch a limited edition wellness collection HJÄRTELIG

Designed with a delicate touch, IKEA explores organic materials for a new wellness collection that engages the senses.

In April IKEA Australia will launch a new limited edition range, HJÄRTELIG. HJÄRTELIG will feature a range of furniture, home furnishing accessories and a yoga kit, will all elements of the collection designed to set the ideal conditions for rest, relaxation and gentle exercise.

Designed by IKEA designers Maja Ganszyniec and Andreas Fredriksson, HJÄRTELIG takes inspirations from mother nature and sustainable materials such as cotton, rattan, linen, cork and pine.

HJÄRTELIG is a collection that helps respond to these challenges and remind us about taking moments to re-focus and revitalise at home.

The HJÄRTELIG collection is designed to create a light and peaceful feeling within the home. Made from sustainable materials, the accessories and furnishings are kind to our environment and durable for everyday life at home – all at an affordable price for everyday people. We know that we spend a lot of time being physically present in our home, but we enjoy our homes most when we are mentally present.

The collection includes the very first IKEA yoga bag as well as jewellery bowls, scented candles, bedding, pots and textiles to encourage relaxation and mental presence within the home.

Lets talk about that bed!

The HJÄRTELIG range is available for a limited time in all Australian stores from April 2018.

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

 

 

Pampa new showroom

My friends at Pampa have a brand new ( Byron Bay) showroom of their very own – Head here for beautiful photographic prints, rugs and textiles from Argentina and much more. The Pampa team is led by Victoria Aguirre and Carl Wilson, two photographers – one from Argentina, the other from Australia – who share two worlds, two visions and two cultures. Their store is filled with beautiful things showcased in simplicity. Head in when next in Byron Bay…

Pampa

Unit 1, 12 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay,

NSW, 2481, Australia

02 6685 6302

sweet dream scene

Im a fan of dreamy colour palettes in the bedroom white mixed with soft shades of blue and great BUT I do love a stripe! so I have added a pop with this King size pillow and pillow slip from The Pillowslip Store

Big indoor green

Sometimes the most simplest things are the best – here a simple arrangement of greenery gets upsized. Everyone knows I love adding plants to my space – here a couple of jumbo leaves make a  big statement – oh and the best part is this will last ages just keep the water fresh.

Thanks JG

colour blocking

What do you think? yay or nay? on the colour coded book shelves? I think for me it reduces the visual clutter… What colour will my new book spine be! all will be revealed very soon!

basket case

I love a good basket and so does my Boston Terrier Sophia