MJG 7 bedroom decorating tips

Winter is here and the bedroom is the perfect place for a little seasonal update. I prefer to keep things simple when decorating a bedroom. Once you have the basics sorted, such as bed, bedside table, storage and lighting its time to get decorating…

Here are my simple tips when decorating in the bedroom especially in winter…

1. inject colour – Add a little or a lot. Im a big fan of introducing colour into the home, currently I’m loving pastel shades of mint or ocean sea foams – updating your bedlinen instantly updates the look and feel of your bedroom – its as simple as that!

2. play with pattern and texture – pattern and texture add visual interest to any room – why not add a statement blanket to add personality to your bed.

3. display – your bed side table is the perfect canvas for a little display – but don’t forget all your essentials. A tray is the perfect answer to contain all your things and makes for the framework for a bedside vignette.

4. add layers – the colder months make for the prefect time to add blankets, cushions and throw practical and easy on the eye too. Layer it up!

5. Keep it personal – Your bedroom should be your sanctuary for rest and relaxation, so surround yourself with things that make you smile, a collection of things that mean something to you. Fresh flowers beside the bed always makes me smile.

6. Splurge – its ok to splurge on quality bed linen (really!) I’m a big fan of natural materials such as cotton and linen, I love how they feel against the skin.

7. Try it on – just as you would when shopping for clothes, check the colour of the bedlinen against your skin – sometimes bed linen is the only thing that you are wearing and it should make you look and feel great!

Sponsored post for Country Road styled by MJG shot on location

Photography Jacqui Turk

All items (bed linen, blanket, cushions, cup, candles and timber tray, vase  and timber boxes) featured are all available now from Country Road in store and online so you can shop the look now

 

 

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a pop of yellow with moody blues from country road

Its no secret yellow is one of my favourite shades mixed with moody blues its the perfect pop of colour in these cooler months. Don’t we all need something to brighten out day!

An early start requires coffee (always) and a quick (healthy) breakfast – usually cereal and always a banana.Why not serve these up in your favourite shade! My usual morning routine is to get up, get dressed, eat breakfast and take our Boston Terrier Sophia for a walk, somehow she always manages to find the perfect hiding spot on the sofa amongst the cushions (she isn’t a morning person either) If I’m up super early for an early shoot call time I will make a Push the button coffee at home otherwise my preferred is Panama House – my Bondi regular morning pit stop – where I love a coffee and a chat with the locals.

Winter in Bondi is just as beautiful as summer, Its Australia’s most famous Beach and I love to call Bondi home. Its beautiful all year round and in winter just as so it’s just that the tones of the beach and ocean are deeper and more moodier. The beach isn’t always about summer and swimming (which I love) I love the ever changing shades of the sea and a little fossaking after the storm you never know what you might find, perhaps a fallen branch perfect for a vase at home.

A perk of being an interior Stylist is there are often flowers at home, left over from photo shoots often. I love the instant pick me up of popping fresh flowers into a vase at home – they need not be expensive. My favourite include Peonies and garden roses but just choose what looks best on the day, These water lilies caught my eye! Flowers are great for adding a little  bit of cheer especially in the cooler months when things can feel a bit grey. Why do I love yellow you ask? well it such a fun happy colour, really it just adds a bit of sunshine to our home and makes me smile! Colour is a signature to my decorating style and you can’t underestimate the power of a pop of colour. Adding just a pop of colour is an easy way for those not brave enough to add a large splash to your space . So think small perhaps a cup a cushion or even a towel in the bathroom to add a little splash of colour. The best place to take colour inspiration you ask? I take my queues from nature. If you’re not sure and lack colour confidence take a look inside your wardrobe – if its a colour you like to wear chances are its a great colour to decorate with at home.

Sponsored post for Country Road styled by MJG shot at Home

photography Chris Prestidge for At Dusk

MJG wears Country Road T- shirt

All products (Yellow) and Vase, Jug and Cutlery featured available now from Country Road in store and online Shop the look now

Items on Sideboard and String and scissors Stylists own

Flowers from The Bondi Markets

Artwork featured from Aqua Bumps

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mr c beverly hills

As you know earlier this year I visited Los Angles for the very first time. We had and amazing time, we were in town for 5 nights and stayed at the awesome Mr C Beverly Hills.

I wrote about our stay and you can read all about it here on The Expedia Blog I loved LA and can’t wait to visit again soon.

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eb & ive

Spring is here and summer is coming too! I love colour and holiday at home style decorating. Eb & Ive have heaps of colourful things for your home along with fashion and accessories.

I’m loving their fresh, punchy colours, bold prints all mixed with natural tones and timbers!

Here is a look at their latest collection which is set to inspire you and put you in the mood for summer. The collection is in stores and online here to view now

Plenty of things to decorate with and a perfect way to create your own little piece of paradise.

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks as i reveal some of my favourite pieces from their collection…

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freedom

Now the weather is getting a little cooler it’s the perfect time to think about texture and layers at home. Here is my edit of some winter warmers all in store at Freedom. Get cosy with these Blankets and Throws for your bed or sofa.

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Take a look of my favourite pieces from the Freedom AW14 collection all in store and online now…

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Larson Dining Table

Arlo Cushion

See American Print

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Palladium Cushion

Tre Table Lamp

Gravity Floor Rug

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Ezra Throw

Parlour Vessel

Powell Throw

 

move my home office

Home is also my office often but my office also needs to be mobile… There’s no two days ever exactly the same with Books to work on and lots of shoots to produce and and prep for and this blog to write. I’d be lost without my iPhone, iPad, Camera and Macbook they are my tools of the trade. Whether working at home or perhaps in a Studio or on location music is important and as is good sound too.

Here’s at glimpse into my home office, yep i work from home  at my Muuto dining table, Here are some great gadgets that I think make for a great home office all available from Move Store

Photos Chris Court

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Macbook Air from $1249

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move store

Im excited to be the latest Move Maker for Move featuring in their At Home with Style Campaign that you can see in store and online.

I love technology and gadgets for work and play and the team at move asked me to pick my favourite edit from in store click here for more details We did a little shoot am my house with my selection…

Photography Chris Court

Move

Shop 1014

Level 1 Westfield Bondi Junction,

500 Oxford St,
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
(02) 9512 3043

more stores opening later this year

 

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B&O PLAY BEOPLAY H6 NATURAL $498 I love the rich warm tan colour of these leather headphones.

 

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SAMSUNG NX300 $898 I love the retro style of this camera with all the mod cons in fact so much so I had to get it!

PastedGraphic-6SE9001_95344 SE9001_95345 Belkin Wemo Switch and Motion Sensor $119.95  Ever dream of living in a 21st Century home where devices and gadgets respond to your command to turn themselves on or off – remotely? That day is here with the range of Belkin WeMo RC sensors and controls.The Belkin WeMo Switch, lets you turn electronic devices on or off from anywhere inside or outside your home. The WeMo Switch uses your existing home Wi-Fi network to provide wireless control of TVs, lamps, stereos, and more

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B&O BEOPLAY A9 WHITE $2690 I love music at home especially through high quality speakers this speaker is also a design pice too!

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freedom aw14

Freedom’s brand new AW14 collection is just in store and online now (images styled by me)

Head in store to get cosy for the cooler months and find colour, texture and pattern with their collection of furniture, lighting, home wares and rugs.

Key looks include shades of blues and greys, metallics and yellow is still shining through!

Click here to view and buy selected items online or head in store

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Bright Rugs

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1. the perfect plates for summer entertaining I’m seeing prawns and pavlova served on these
Click here to buy

2. classic clear glass perfect for summer cocktails cheers! did i hear you say margarita!
3. i love this retro style drink dispenser a cool way to serve drinks perfect for summer!
Click here to buy
4. this cushion combines 2 of my favourites stripes and yellow BOOM!
Click here to buy
5. everyone knows i LOVE a bit of nautical, this rope table lamp is so nauti-cool!
Click here to buy

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For all your Summer and Christmas entertaining needs