Christmas Gift Guide - Under $50!

 

Christmas is officially less than 1 month away and I am left wondering, how does it continue to sneak up on us every single year?!

To mark the beginning of the rush to the finish line, I have compiled my TOP PRESSIES for UNDER $50!

Perfect for your family, loved ones, Kris-Kringle, stocking fillers or for anyone who deserves something special this Christmas!

 
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Interior Trend Predictions for 2018... by Lucy Given from LUC. Design Store

 
 Image courtesy of Menu Denmark.

Image courtesy of Menu Denmark.

Lucy Given is one busy lady. Not only is she paving the way for homeware interiors at her amazing LUC. design store in Hobart, she was also recently named the first ever ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the 2017 Gift and Life Instyle Awards.

Having over 25 years experience in both commercial and residential interior design and retail - Lucy knows a thing or two about what’s happening in the industry, on a national and international scale. This makes Lucy the perfect person to lead several education sessions at Reed Gift Fairs in Melbourne this August. Each session is tailored specifically to those within this ever-growing industry.

In preparation for the Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne event, Lucy has shared some of her professional interior trend predictions for spring/summer 18 with us... scroll down!

 Image courtesy of Menu Denmark.

Image courtesy of Menu Denmark.

Scandinavian influences – this is an interior trend that has continued to flourish and evolve over the years. Interior trends for 2018 will combine Scandinavian designs with a much more paired back sensibility. This will include the use of vintage/timeless elements (think classic furniture and lighting from the 60’s and 70’s) teamed with a touch of glamour in metal, leather or glass  – creating a sense of comfort and luxury in the home. There will be less of the pale timbers and soft greys this season, and more walnut, natural leather and textural hides.

 Image courtesy of Menu Denmark.

Image courtesy of Menu Denmark.

The return of colour – trending across the industry is the return of bold colour choices and the resurgence of layers and textures. There is a shift in the shades of colours we are used to seeing and a move toward earthy tones, metallics and shiny surfaces that reflect a sense of luxury and wealth. You can also expect to see lots of pink trending this season and more specifically millennial pink. Green will continue to remain a strong trend, however it will take on softer shades of sage, soft pastel celery and avocado. Dark interiors dominate with moody greys and intense blues - which makes me very happy.

 Image courtesy of Menu Denmark.

Image courtesy of Menu Denmark.

The mix of colours with textures – this season we will continue to see the pairing of colours and textures, which includes velvet and natural textiles that will be emulated throughout linens and wools. Along with this, there will be an inclusion of leather, metal accents, concrete and glass mixed with other natural elements such as plants, timbers, stone and textural fabrics. 

Marble and natural stone – Expect to see the pairing of marble and natural stone this season, with black being the new white when it comes to marbling. Keep an eye out for stone finishes and tones of grey and black, along with thin profiles in bench and table tops. Black kitchens will also become huge. 
 

All of these trends and more will be showcased at Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne in August 2017. http://www.reedgiftfairs.com.au

 LUC. Design Store

LUC. Design Store

 Lucy Given of LUC. Design Store

Lucy Given of LUC. Design Store

 

Winter - Country Road Home...

 
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What's not to love at Country Road Home! 

Their Winter 17 collection is full of pieces to layer, tactile woollen yarns, fresh winter hues with touches of pattern and texture. Ummm I'll take one of everything please!

 

Mothers Day Edit - 10 under $100

 

With Mother's Day just around the corner I've compiled my top 10 gifts all under $100.. .all super stylish, on trend and perfect for your lovely mum!

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 Mem Platter -  Country Road $49.95

Mem Platter - Country Road $49.95

 Decorative Vase with wooden base -  Zara Home $69.95

Decorative Vase with wooden base - Zara Home $69.95

 Corky Drinking Glasses Grey -  Lightly Design $85.00

Corky Drinking Glasses Grey - Lightly Design $85.00

 Vintage Gardenia Deluxe Candle -  Palm Beach Collection $99.95

Vintage Gardenia Deluxe Candle - Palm Beach Collection $99.95

 Marble Tray Gold Handles -  Maxwell Williams $49.95

Marble Tray Gold Handles - Maxwell Williams $49.95

 Black Cutlery -  West Elm $49.95

Black Cutlery - West Elm $49.95

 Sorrento Dinner Plates -  Freedom $13.95 each

Sorrento Dinner Plates - Freedom $13.95 each

 Gold Cake Stand -  H&M Home $24.95

Gold Cake Stand - H&M Home $24.95

 Mid Grey Throw -  Adairs $83.97

Mid Grey Throw - Adairs $83.97

 Hand rescue Duo -  Salus $65

Hand rescue Duo - Salus $65

 

Country Road Home AW17 Open House...

 

To launch their AW17 Collection, Country Road took over an entire house in Gordon's Bay NSW with incredible results! The open house displayed the new range styled to perfection in each room of the home, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, dining and living. Seeing the collection in such a lived in way was a very unique and successful experience... click here to shop!

 

Reverie by Sly... AW17

 

We love love love everything Sly do, and their latest collection Reverie is to die for! The wintery hues of the velvet cushions, the beautiful rawness of the new terrazzo coasters and the luxurious scents of their new candles and bath products are all just perfection.

The philosophy behind Reverie is the importance of not quitting your daydream but embracing it. Be brave, be a dream-chaser and get swept away in it. 

 Habitat Set - Habitat is a 4-piece trivet set, made from natural, earthy Terrazzo stone. Finished with a steel band to house them when not in use. They make a textural addition to any tabletop. Use them as individual coasters or piece together for a larger trivet.

Habitat Set - Habitat is a 4-piece trivet set, made from natural, earthy Terrazzo stone. Finished with a steel band to house them when not in use. They make a textural addition to any tabletop. Use them as individual coasters or piece together for a larger trivet.

 Elwyn Series - The Elwyn cushion series is plush, soft and luxurious. Featuring exposed brass zip detail in deep winter hues.

Elwyn Series - The Elwyn cushion series is plush, soft and luxurious. Featuring exposed brass zip detail in deep winter hues.

 Botanical Bar - An exciting new area with the launch of SlySKIN and the introduction of the Botanical Bar. These luxury hand-made soaps are 100% natural and use some rare plant oils to cleanse, purify and exfoliate the skin across three unique blends.

Botanical Bar - An exciting new area with the launch of SlySKIN and the introduction of the Botanical Bar. These luxury hand-made soaps are 100% natural and use some rare plant oils to cleanse, purify and exfoliate the skin across three unique blends.

 New to Sensory - Two new scents have been added to Sly Sensory. A masculine and feminine fragrance offering to achieve sensory equilibrium.

New to Sensory - Two new scents have been added to Sly Sensory. A masculine and feminine fragrance offering to achieve sensory equilibrium.

 

Leah Bartholomew for Sportscraft Home...

 

In the latest designer X label collaboration, we have the super talented Artist Leah Bartholomew and Sportscraft! Together they have created a unique and superbly beautiful collection of home wares and summer essentials which are exclusive to Sportscraft.

Ranging from the luxe stoneware, candles, soft furnishings and summer beach essentials, the limited edition range has arrived just in time for entertaining family and friends this Christmas. The colour palette is bright and vibrant and features Leah’s bold signature style.

I think I need all the beachy things... love love love Summer!

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Leah Bartholomew here - Sportscraft here - Facebook here - Instagram  - Pinterest here

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Christmas Gift Guide - Under $50!

 

It's the 1st of December tomorrow... how did that happen? So what better way to start the official Christmas Season than with an Under $50 Gift Guide!

Check out my top picks for the perfect pressie for your loved ones, a fun KK or a stocking filler to finish off your haul.

And yes of course we have a grey, pastel and metallic theme... you can thank me later!

Ivy Muse - Haws Brass Mister $50

Immi & Indi - Terrazzo Cannister Rose $39

Sly Cushion - Flux Round Cushion Charcoal $49.95

Behr & Co - Jewellery Tray Cararra Marble $49.95

Sly - Teatowel Feathered Grey $19.95

Immi & Indi - Natural Belly Basket $39

Oh Eight Oh Nine - Petal Heart Print $15

Hunting for George - Eskimo Cushion Cover $29

Maxwell Willaims - Cloud Platter Storm Grey $29.95

Maxwell Williams - Square platter set of 3 $39.95

Adore - Interiors Coffee Table Book $40

Milk & Sugar - Chester small pot grey $29.95

Lightly Design - Geometric bottle opener round $24

Hide & Co - Classic Leather Basket small $39

Country Road - Ister small vessel $49.95

Ekhi Candles - Copper candle $39.95

Olli Ella - Neutral basket mini $49

Lightly Design - Round tin copper $45

Lightly Design - Rose salad servers $35

Milk & Sugar - Bowie Platter $34.95

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Organic Choice...

 
 All images styled and photographed by Eve Gunson -  Dot + Pop.

All images styled and photographed by Eve Gunson - Dot + Pop.

Sponsored by Organic Choice.

If you’re anything like me you absolutely love and may be a tiny bit obsessed with having your kitchen, bathroom and laundry looking perfectly styled at all times… well let’s be honest, as often as humanly possible with life getting in the way! So please let me introduce to you Organic Choice – environmentally friendly, sustainable premium household products that not only offer a healthy alternative to other home cleaning products – but their packaging is super modern, sophisticated and minimalist and looks so fab when displayed in your home!

This beautiful range of products are developed right here in Australia, from the belief that products can be both effective, and sourced from sustainable and natural ingredients. What’s even better is that they are so affordably priced, Australian made, and conveniently available at your nearest Coles nationally. Oh and did I mention that they are not tested on animals and are palm oil free… YAY!

After giving these babies a vigorous going over in my own home I just love the fresh fragrance of the products, which is created by the addition of natural essential oils; but my ultimate fragrance is the Multi-Purpose Cleaner – Lemongrass & Australian Myrtle. It’s natural, fresh and so distinctively Australian and trust me it makes cleaning the house just that much better when you’re surrounded by lovely smells and when you know that these products have been created with no harsh chemicals in the formulation, safe for you and your family. 

Product wise I am obsessed with the Air Fresheners – they smell divine and not only do they fragrance the air, they can be used to freshen up your sheets and bed linen too… so add a little guilt free luxury into your everyday life by spritzing your linen and jumping into fresh sheets, is that not the best feeling in the world?! And let’s not forget how lovely it feels when you get home after a long day, put your feet up and light a candle, the aroma wafting around and helping you wind down… try the West Indian Lime and Coconut, so delicious you want to eat it!

So head out to your local Coles and give these babies a try for yourself and make your own mind up… you can share your moments on Instagram @organicchoiceaustralia with the #organicchoicemoment. And don’t forget to tag us (me @dotandpop + Organic Choice @organicchoiceaustralia) so we can see how you style them in your own home!

Follow Organic Choice on Facebook to keep up to date with environmental news and product giveaways.  

Air Fresheners $5 AUD
Dishwashing Liquids $5 AUD
Soy Candles $15 AUD
Multi-Purpose Cleaner - $5.50 AUD
Fridge, Dishwashing & Bin Cleaner - $5.50 AUD
Vanity & Shower Cleaner - $5.50 AUD

Available at Coles supermarkets nationally.

Find out more at: www.myorganicchoice.com.au

 

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Zakkia 16:02 Collection...

 

Welcome to ZAKKIA'S 2016: Collection 02 which is taking you back to your roots with hand crafted objects made from natural materials with traditional methods. The collection is understated yet beautifully sophisticated with each design possessing versatile qualities that will carry through time. 

Zakkia believes that little details make all the difference in a home. Their motto is for everyone to have to access high quality designer pieces for everyday prices and to create pieces that you will treasure forever.

Now can I have one of everything please?!! 

Zakkia here - Shop here - Facebook here - Instagram here - Pinterest here

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Cocolux Candles...

 

Inspired by nature and the awe-inspiring Australian coastline Cocolux candles are scented with the finest fragrances and infused in natural, earth-friendly coconut wax.

Cocolux candles are hand poured into reusable vessels crafted from pure, solid copper and designed with purpose. These beautiful candles are a glamorous gift from nature that will last forever.

And let's be honest, you can never have too many candles in your life!

Shop Cocolux here - Instagram here - Facebook here - Pinterest here

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Bloom & Co...

 

Terri Shannon registered the business name Bloom & Co Interiors when she was just 24 and she’s been designing residential and commercial interiors ever since. She opened a retail store, Bloom & Co, in Melbourne in 2014 and has just launched her first online store, www.bloomandco.com.au.

The store includes a curated selection of homewares and fashion accessories including &Attorney, La Chamba, Bloomingville, Beach People, Have You Met Miss Jones, Menu, Roads Perfume, Grown Alchemist, Redecker, Illesteva, Pared Eyewear, The Horse watches, Lola Donahue artworks, Primness fashion and much more. 

Check out her beautiful interior styling below or peruse her lovely store by clicking here...

Bloom & Co here - Instagram here - Facebook here

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New from Zakkia...

 
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All images by ZAKKIA

Welcome to Zakkia's 2016: Collection 01. For their latest range they have created a range of handmade mugs and bowls, a collection of travel accessories, plus a few lovely extras to add to your no doubt ever expanding collection of home-ware treasures. 

Zakkia products are designed by their team here in Australia, and are a fusion of the brands Scandinavian heritage and natural designs reflective of life at Bondi. Each piece is designed with a myriad of uses in mind, and is carefully handmade from high-quality raw materials for durability.

We have so much love for Zakkia here at Dot + Pop - they can do no wrong with their absolutely gorgeous products! 

Zakkia here - Instagram here - Facebook here - Pinterest here

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Country Road Autumn 2016...

 

I just can't get enough of Country Roads Home's collections of late, they are just to die for... They are seriously just getting better and better and better! 

This Autumn Winter 2016 sees Country Road Home celebrate the beauty and simplicity of industrial, functional pieces, which are softened through an autumnal colour palette of washed reds and rich browns with metallic highlights of gold and copper, enough said, Gold and Copper, my favourites! There’s a focus on raw materials such as concrete, marble and oak being interpreted in modern ways; a clock created in speckled grey concrete and delicate glass vessels with marble stoppers... YAY! 

Black and snow marble lights are a strong design addition to the range along with oak tables finished with marble tops. Knits reveal their intricate construction through fluffed textures - designed to be mixed together for luxurious layering in the home. 

If you are in the mood to update you kitchen then listen out... striking enamel cookware in a chalky pale grey and the introduction of fresh sage green into their Tapas dining range is a sophisticated new season change. Felt place-mats and napkins in linen and cotton add depth to your table settings, with a cleansing palette of neutral charcoals, pale grey and marshmallow will ensure an understated style.

And my finally my favourite... Bed linen sees the introduction of cloud-like textiles, cleverly created through subtle embroidery and quilting in calming, restful shades including chalk blue and nude pink... dreamy!

Scroll down if you dare... you will want it all, I promise you!

Country Road here - Instagram here - Facebook here - Pinterest here

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New homewares from Sly...

 
 Deco Large Luxury Bamboo Trivet 

Deco Large Luxury Bamboo Trivet 

Sly is an artful collection of homewares founded on the simple pleasures of life. At the heart of the brand is a desire to create beautiful products with a deep appreciation for the design process. Sly products are thoughtful, considered and executed with love. 

The newest additions to their already gorgeous textiles collection are the Luxury Bamboo Trivets and the premium 100% natural soy candles. Minimalist, modern with a hint a Scandinavian, these new products are simply gorgeous!

 A luxurious range of premium 100% natural soy wax candles

A luxurious range of premium 100% natural soy wax candles

 Premium 100% natural soy wax candles

Premium 100% natural soy wax candles

 Deco Large Luxury Bamboo Trivet - All photographs by Annette O'brien

Deco Large Luxury Bamboo Trivet - All photographs by Annette O'brien

Sly here - Instagram here - Facebook here 

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Indus Design...

 

Indus design is a melbourne based company established in 2009 whose founders Deborah and Jeffrey George have a comprehensive history in retail including women’s fashion, interiors and the gift and homewares industry. Deborah’s passion for merchandising and contemporary design can be seen in the development of their collections.

This season is bold, dramatic, innovative, and directional. The use of earthy desert tones reflects nature’s incredible palette giving the range a deep richness of colour and texture. The Home Decor collection of Throws and Cushions has been extended to include cotton canvas printed cushions. The designs are abstract and powerful using only black and natural to deliver a monotone, creative aesthetic.

Indus Design Baby is bursting with new interpreted tribal heritage  patterns for the adventurous- think Arrows, Teepees and Racoons. New Muslin wraps and wrapping paper broadens the collection collectively offering retailers an extensive choice in all Indus Categories.

Indus Design will be exhibiting at the Reed Gift Fairs in Melbourne - 30th Jan - 2nd Feb

Indus Design here - Instagram here - Facebook here

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