Style Source Book...

 

I love sharing new and exciting interior concepts with you and today’s is one of the best yet…  Style Sourcebook is a new Australian product sourcing and styling destination that has been developed to help you renovate, decorate and create different moods via the mood board functionality tool. 

It features more than 700 brands and 30,000 products so you really do have the interior design world at your fingertips and you can let your mind run wild with creativity. The site allows you to search for finishes, fittings, furniture and homewares all on the same platform, and then digitally style them via a mood board tool. How good is that?! 

Personally I know I can find it hard when I have a new project on the go and I have thousands of ideas and concepts to consider–  colours, fabrics, walls, floor, furniture, lighting and accessories; and with Style Sourcebook I can collect all my thoughts in one space and build on it coherently by adding inspirational images and notes alongside each of my designs. 

Style Sourcebook’s sophisticated drag and drop interface allows you to mix and match cross- category products to produce a collage of swatches and products that will visually help you define your style. You can then share your style on the site and across your social media channels.

I have created two mood boards for upcoming projects I am working on so you can see how simple yet amazingly effective this online tool is – I have a feeling you will all be thanking me for introducing you to this new gem very soon!

If you are in need inspiration to get your next project up and running, the site also enables you to view product styling ideas and expert advice from interior designers then contact them directly if you would like to discuss a similar project. 

Style Sourcebook was founded by Lisa Cousens who, after renovating her Edwardian home spent hours searching separate websites and driving around to collect samples and swatches from individual retailers. Lisa wanted to create an online destination that helped simplify this process to make it more time efficient and enjoyable. The objective is to bring all the products, tools and inspiration together across different retailers to help you create your perfect space.
 

 

JBC Residence by Mim Design Studio...

 
Collaboration: Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture Photography: Shannon McGrath

Collaboration: Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture
Photography: Shannon McGrath

We have the biggest interior crush on Mim Design and love love love everything that they do and create.. their attention to detail, material selection and all round amazingness blows us away each and every project they do. 

Our current fave is their JBC residence in Brighton, Victoria which saw the complete rebuild of an Edwardian 1930’s home. It was a collaboration between Mim Design and architecture firm, Nixon Tulloch Fortley.

'The interior reflects the clients requirement for a light, bright and easy living home. Contrasts through texture, form and material were essential in melding original details with new additions.'

 

Living Edge launches Les Basics...

 

Les Basic is a new and exciting brand of modular furniture by Australian designer Alexander Lotersztain which was launched at New York Design Week on May 1 and is set to be released in Australia in June 2017.

Les Basic is designed for the Australian lifestyle and responds to the needs of living and working today. The functional collection includes modular furniture, lighting and accessories that can be configured and customised to create comfortable and creative environments for the home or office.

A range of seating systems have table attachments and power outlets; chairs are suitable for indoor and outdoor environments; stools and tables provide portable options; shelving units are modular and scalable; and accessories such as wall and door hooks, lighting, clocks and vessels are modern and versatile.

Les Basics is available exclusively at Living Edge. 

Understated and elegant with subtle and playful design cues, Les Basic offers high-quality affordable design. It is also socially responsible with textile offcuts from upholstered products used to create the Les Basic wombat, which serves to reduce waste and provides a percentage of every sale to the RSPCA.

“Locally designed by an Australian company for the Australian lifestyle, Les Basic can be adapted and customised for commercial and residential settings as well as being perfect for the new apartment developments in our major cities,” says Jo Mawhinney, Head of Retail at Living Edge, the exclusive distributor of Les Basic.

 

Freedom's Autumn Kitchen Collection...

 

Freedom's new Autumn Kitchen Collection has launches and it's turning heads - it's packed with creative ideas to transform your kitchen and make it a place you want to spend time in. They offer endless inspiration through a range of displays, styles and colour choice and they have something for everyone's taste, style and budget!

Check out just a couple of their stunning designs below and view the entire catalogue for the full collection... 

New Nordic -  This fresh, Scandi kitchen boasts a fresh palette of whites, greys and timber tones, this space is an entertainers dream! The island bench provides plenty of storage, seating space and a wine rack which faces out into the dining room space-perfect for a chic and fun dinner party! The blonde timber-look top cupboards add a pop of warmth and add to the scandi look, perfectly complementing the white gloss cabinetry and the feature marble herringbone tiles

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This fresh, Scandi kitchen boasts a fresh palette of whites, greys and timber tones, this space is an entertainers dream! The island bench provides plenty of storage, seating space and a wine rack which faces out into the dining room space-perfect for a chic and fun dinner party! The blonde timber-look top cupboards add a pop of warmth and add to the scandi look, perfectly complementing the white gloss cabinetry and the feature marble herringbone tiles

Bold & Beautiful Carleen and Dan from The Block have created a bold and luxurious kitchen that pays homage to the beautiful Art Deco building that it is part of. Cherry Riftwood cabinetry has been used on the back run of the kitchen and continued all the way through to the butler’s pantry adding ‘wow’ with its warmth and texture. Cabinetry in Iceland White Satin on the island bench adds contrast with the timber tones and further drama is added with the inclusion of the Caesarstone® benchtops in White Attica, a new marble-look design featuring a clean white base with dense, dark grey interwoven veins

Bold & Beautiful

Carleen and Dan from The Block have created a bold and luxurious kitchen that pays homage to the beautiful Art Deco building that it is part of. Cherry Riftwood cabinetry has been used on the back run of the kitchen and continued all the way through to the butler’s pantry adding ‘wow’ with its warmth and texture. Cabinetry in Iceland White Satin on the island bench adds contrast with the timber tones and further drama is added with the inclusion of the Caesarstone® benchtops in White Attica, a new marble-look design featuring a clean white base with dense, dark grey interwoven veins

Contempo Twist -  Andy & Ben from The Block have created a modern kitchen with an Art Deco twist fitting the heritage of the building. Colour and texture have been used in interesting and refreshing ways to celebrate Art Deco whilst keeping clean contemporary lines. Top cabinets in Black Riven have been offset to create interest and play on the Deco style and have been paired with Newbury Baye and Bayleaf creating a fresh colour palette. An entertainer’s dream, the design features ample storage throughout both the kitchen and sizable butler’s pantry, chic NEFF appliances and stunning Caesarstone ® Fresh Concrete benchtops.

Contempo Twist - 

Andy & Ben from The Block have created a modern kitchen with an Art Deco twist fitting the heritage of the building. Colour and texture have been used in interesting and refreshing ways to celebrate Art Deco whilst keeping clean contemporary lines. Top cabinets in Black Riven have been offset to create interest and play on the Deco style and have been paired with Newbury Baye and Bayleaf creating a fresh colour palette. An entertainer’s dream, the design features ample storage throughout both the kitchen and sizable butler’s pantry, chic NEFF appliances and stunning Caesarstone ® Fresh Concrete benchtops.

New-Age Shaker Black is the new white in kitchens – it’s the perfect way to put a modern spin on a traditional Shaker-style design. The Sierra cabinets in Matt Black, Caesarstone ® benchtops in Pure White and gold highlights gives a luxe look and contemporary feel without adding a high-end price tag. Designed for a Melbourne family of four, this kitchen needed to be as functional as it is beautiful. The supersized island bench offers plenty of seating, storage, a place for appliances as well as a secret hiding zone for the two young boys of the house with the centre of the island! A butler’s pantry and laundry adds additional storage and workspace to this busy kitchen.

New-Age Shaker

Black is the new white in kitchens – it’s the perfect way to put a modern spin on a traditional Shaker-style design. The Sierra cabinets in Matt Black, Caesarstone ® benchtops in Pure White and gold highlights gives a luxe look and contemporary feel without adding a high-end price tag. Designed for a Melbourne family of four, this kitchen needed to be as functional as it is beautiful. The supersized island bench offers plenty of seating, storage, a place for appliances as well as a secret hiding zone for the two young boys of the house with the centre of the island! A butler’s pantry and laundry adds additional storage and workspace to this busy kitchen.

 

Makers Collective POP UP SHOP in Richmond...

 

Makers Collective is a new pop-up store brought to you by furniture brands Felix Furniture and Beeline Design. The concept is a curated space showcasing both of their collections alongside a distinctive range of other Melbourne-made homewares.

Felix Furniture and Beeline Design first met while exhibiting alongside one another at a trade show and knew that their furniture worked well together when people kept mistaking their individual stands for a joint one. “We found our styles were quite similar and that our pieces complimented one another really well.” Says Antonia Morrongiello from Felix Furniture. With the same appreciation for high quality, locally made furniture, the duos joined forces to create Makers Collective in Richmond.

The decision to open up on the once bustling precinct of Bridge Road was an easy one, whilst the strip has seen a number of closures in recent years; “We feel it is going through a regeneration, redefining its identity and we are excited to be a part of it.” Says Antonia.

“Our vision for Makers Collective was to create a welcoming space that showcases some of the best local talent that Melbourne has to offer. We wanted a space where we could not only display our respective ranges but also compliment them with great pieces from local brands we loved” says Lucy Grant from Beeline Design.

And compliment they do, with their use of blonde timbers, natural leather and pastel tones. The space takes on a gallery feel, with the walls exhibiting original prints from Love Your Space and artworks by Jessie Rigby, who created a collection especially to compliment the furniture ranges.

Makers Collective also has a mix of up-and-coming brands including Rachel Bainbridge resin wares, Hide & Co leather goods, Capra resin pots, Soktas lighting, alongside established names such as, 3Square cushions, Uimi knitwear, and Luum pots.

“There are so many incredible local small business’ in Melbourne, we really wanted to be able to give them a platform where they are not competing with imported goods and really shine a spotlight on the amount of talent we have at our fingertips.”  Says Antonia.

The Makers Collective Pop Up will be open at 134 Bridge Road Richmond until July. 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4:30pm  Sunday 11am - 4pm. 

 

Porktown MFG Furniture...

 

We love local furniture and Porktown MFG is on our lust list! Melbourne based furniture designer and maker, Matt Ropiha started making furniture out of the desire to fit out his own home, with thoughtful, custom pieces. His furniture pares steel with reclaimed timbers salvaged locally or from sustainably managed sources to compliment each other. Porktown MFG is inspired by the simplicity of mid century design and the result is long lasting and timeless furniture pieces.

"Matt's furniture is durable, solidly crafted, functional and unique. Matt works up-close and personal with each of his clients, offering the opportunity to customise each piece according to a person’s individual needs and the needs of their living spaces." says Porktown MFG

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Lake Eildon Houseboat by Pipkorn Kilpatrick...

 
Photography by Christine Franics

Photography by Christine Franics

Anything designed by the amazing duo at Pipkorn Kilpatrick has me wanting to re do my whole house, however after seeing their incredible work on the 'Lake Eildon Houseboat' these talented ladies have me wanting to take to the seas!

Feast your eyes on the this stunningly designed interior project and let's all day dream about where we now want to spend our weekends...

 

"The stunning natural backdrop of Lake Eildon and its surrounds was our inspiration for this unique project. Natural, textured and sustainable materials were balanced with the reflective properties of the water to create calm and light-filled areas. All spaces were made to feel generous and flow-through achieved through clever space planning and through convincing the builder to raise ceiling heights beyond the usual and to eliminate claustrobia-inducing bulkheads by burying services between the ceiling joists. The ground floor was designed as a 'free flow of lounge, dining room, galley kitchen and helm', while the top floor was divided into living and a private zone (housing three bedrooms and a bathroom feeding off the corridor). We loved every minute of designing this space and the challenges it presented. " says Pipkorn Kilpatrick

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Modern landscaping inspo...

 
All images via Pinterest

All images via Pinterest

The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior when it comes to design. Whether you have a home with a huge garden or an apartment with a balcony, plant and garden design will bring your outdoor space to life.

I've scoured pinterest to find you some of my favourite modern garden designs to inspire and motivate you! Plant selection is super important, so be sure to speak to your local nursery about what species will suit your gardens needs.

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Fitzroy Loft by Architects EAT...

 

I have loved this stunning loft renovation by Architects EAT for so long, so it's time to share this inspiring space with you all. 

"This project is a conversion of a gritty 250m2 brick warehouse in the old industrial area of Fitroy, Melbourne into a family home. The former industrial building is a mixture of intimately scaled family spaces and vast entertaining voids. Two full height voids act as the lungs of the design bringing both light and sky views deep into the internal space. The private areas such as the study and bedroom are accommodated on the first floor by volumes of a more intimate scale." says Architects EAT.

 

Links Courtyard House by Inarc Architects...

 

I've been crushing on the Links Courtyard House by Inarc Architects hard, so it's time to share this absolute beauty with you! 

'The building sits on the edge of a links style coastal golf course, tucked in behind a stand of Cypress trees. The house benefits greatly from the golf course outlook, but in its own way, it also contributes to the landscape experience from the golf course side as well.

The house is a single storey holiday home of efficient proportions which favours simplicity over size. A single living/dining/kitchen space, 2 bedrooms, a sitting room and a double garage make up the main areas. The tight planning carries on into the disciplined detailing of the spatial sequence. Restraint is evident in the neutral palette of materials: silver stained blackbutt timber, grey cement render, dark grey steel, oak floor boards and ceiling finishes are used throughout.' says Inarc.

Now hands up if you need a holiday house like this one?!

 

Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects...

 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Shannon McGrath

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shannon McGrath

Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects is our Tuesday house love... Light filled with clean lines and the most beautiful materials and textures. 

Keep scrolling for some serious house inspo! 

 

The Cool Modern Collection by Bang & Olufsen...

 

The Cool Modern Collection by Bang & Olufsen introduces an entirely different style choice to the brand. The brass tone is inspired by contemporary interior design and the Art Deco period.

This permanent collection fuses technology and decorative art in a celebration of colourful living. The Cool Modern Collection will be available exclusively at Bang & Olufsen stores nationally and products will cost the same as their standard counterparts.

Whether you are a technology geek or not, this range is oh so divine!

 

Tamarama Home via Est Living...

 
ARCHITECTURE: Porebski Architects | PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrew Worssam and Justin Alexander

ARCHITECTURE: Porebski Architects | PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrew Worssam and Justin Alexander

We've just stumbled across another absolute beauty of a home on Est Living... keep scrolling for some super interior inspo!

This gorgeous beachside home is from Porebski Architects and it is sitting in prime position overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney.

"The design embraces bold proportions with the curving black and white exterior. The sweeping white render suggests a modernist sensibility, but counterbalanced by natural materials like stone and timber (not to mention the lush greenery around the home) it becomes something more unique, assured in its style. Helped by interior design from one of our favourite local talents Decus Interiors, this is the beach house we could easily spend all year at." via Est Living.

 

Award winning Tapware by Kohler...

 

I'm always looking for new and beautiful tapware, and Avid by Kohler is a winner on many fronts as they have just secured themselves an international Red Dot Design Award.

Avid by Kohler delivers stunning simplicity and purity of form to everyday bathroom tapware with its design reminiscent of liquid metal. It's gentle, fluid form rises from the benchtop and stretches to a slender, tapered spout and the lever control is an extension of the tap’s body without harsh edges, sharp angles or unnecessary embellishment.

The Avid bathroom tapware collection includes Standard, Tall and Super Tall basin mixers as well as a three-piece widespread model, a wall mount basin mixer and shower mixers. The basin tapware has a 5 star WELS rating, using six litres of water a minute.

 

Douglas and Bec's new collection...

 

Furniture and Lighting design studio Douglas & Bec have released their latest collection which encompasses a range of freestanding lamps entitled 'Pare' and their first foray into sofa's, the RD sofa and RD half sofa.

The Pare lamps were inspired by the work of regionalist painters Rita Angus and Christopher Perkins, and feature playful geometric proportions, rich materials and a new earthy colour palette.

Douglas and Bec collections are innovative in their design and use only the highest quality materials, such as American ash and oak, copper, brass, hand-blown glass and natural leather. Take a look below... 

Douglas & Bec here - Facebook here - Instagram here

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Fitzroy House by Fiona Lynch Interior Design...

 
Interior Design - Fiona Lynch | Photography by Sharyn Cairns

Interior Design - Fiona Lynch | Photography by Sharyn Cairns

Here is some super luxe and super divine Interior Design inspo for your Wednesday...

Fiona Lynch Office does it again with The Lara Boot Factory in Fitzroy, Melbourne. The space was originally converted into a living space by Ivan Rijavec in the 1980s - most recently Fiona Lynch Office was approached by the new owner "to create a private and relaxing retreat, one that offered space and storage for his extensive collection of books and art, in the midst of a bustling neighbourhood".

Blending old and new, the house embraces a refined interior, with bold use of materials and bespoke joinery, while respectfully preserving the original architectural elements. The darker tones, materials and textures are such a beautiful contrast against the concrete and white walls within the space, it makes me want a black kitchen with black stone so much.

Fitzroy House was awarded a High Commendation in the Single Residential category at the 2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in Sydney. Fitzroy House was also awarded the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Award for Best Bathroom in 2016.

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Fiona Lynch Office here - Facebook here - Instagram here  - Pinterest here

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Y Residence by Studio Tate...

 
Design by Studio Tate - Photography by Tessa Ross-Phelan

Design by Studio Tate - Photography by Tessa Ross-Phelan

Studio Tate is my latest Interior Architecture crush... their clean lines, refined details, colour and material choices are just so divine. 

Y Residence in one of Melbourne's inner city suburbs was a complete renovation for a growing family. The project emphasises the potential of inner urban small spaces to provide everything you need for family life. 

Studio Tate here - Facebook here - Instagram here

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Platinum Collection by Zip...

 

The world’s purest, most irresistible water is now delivered in 8 stunning new colours. The coveted Zip HydroTap has had a stunning colour makeover.

Australian design success story, Zip Water, has launched its new revolutionary Platinum Design Range featuring 8 gorgeous new HydroTap colours for contemporary kitchens. Be prepared to enjoy stunning new on-trend looks and brilliant functionality with crystal clear, boiling, chilled or sparkling filtered water at your fingertips.

Choose from striking new looks including rose gold, brushed rose gold, gold, brushed gold, platinum, gunmetal, brushed nickel and nickel to match your kitchen design perfectly.

And, of course, the new Zip Platinum Design Range still incorporates the latest innovative technologies for instant water of unparalleled purity. The range still features superb user-friendly operation – a single lever allows you to select filtered boiling, chilled or sparkling water as you wish. Also included in the design is the amazing Zip 0.2 micron filtration system – which instantly delivers the purest, tastiest water free from dirt and contaminants.

Zip here - Facebook here - Twitter here

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Apparentt Designer Furniture...

 

I love discovering new super talented people and Apparentt Furniture is my latest find. Apparentt is a creative collaboration between a designer and a maker to create and be resourceful.

Established in 2016 by Managing Director and furniture designer/maker Elliot Gorham and Creative Director Louise Gorham; Apparentt is based in Melbourne and is a furniture design studio, working to develop attractive and innovative solutions for residential and commercial interiors.

Their driving philosophy is to create exclusive products that are beautiful, simple and durable. Each product is hand crafted using the highest quality materials, coupled with credible methods of construction to ensure that each piece is made to last.

Apparentt Furniture here - Facebook here - Instagram here

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