Our top 5 picks from Kmart's new Inspired Living Range...

 

It’s time to celebrate the diversity of home living with Kmart’s newest design-led living range, which spans across bedding, furniture, interior and outdoor décor, dining, kitchen and home storage. The new range is built around three key trends; each with a unique story to tell, but all filled with dreamy colour palettes, plush textures and on-trend finishes.

Home divisional merchandise manager, Meryn Serong says “the new Inspired Living range is packed full of different textures, finishes and colours and we think it really has something for everyone. Customers will be able to mix and match products to those they already have in the home, and create their own unique style.”

Our top 5 picks from the Inspired Living Range are…

 
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What you need to know about Interior Colour Trends in 2019!

 

Heidi Albertiri is the super talented founder, editor and stylist behind The Life Style Edit and we’ve called upon her to share her expert colour predications for 2019, ahead of her appearance in the Conversation Series at next month’s Life Instyle Sydney event. 

The world around us is changing at a super fast pace, so it’s no surprise that the colour trends we can expect to see this year have been largely designed to assist us in slowing down and reconnecting to both ourself and our spaces. Colours set to have a strong presence in 2019 will centre around creating a sense of simplicity and calmness in our homes, disconnecting us from digital and busy-ness and essentially connecting with more authentic, grounded experiences. Think greenery, blushes and living coral features. 

Inartisan

Inartisan


Greenery 

For 2019, green is still ever present, be it through plants, paint or soft furnishings - forest green is nurturing, calm and grounding. Found in varying palettes across the board, green is paired strongly with ground hues of the Australian landscape, such as ochre, rusts, cinnamons and sandy tones, which will continue to be reflected in the tones of this year. 

Reflecting this trend is Life Instyle exhibitor, AKA. Adding touches of greenery to your home can instantly add that calm, grounded feel and AKA is the perfect way to add those touches in any room in your home. AKA creates tiny planters for succulents and cacti, making it really easy to add greenery to your surroundings without filling the space with large plants.

Another great way to add greenery to your home is through artwork. McMurtrie Illustrations has the perfect solution. With bold colours, the artwork adds both greenery and pink florals to any setting.

Bendo

Bendo


Blush obsession 

The obsession with blush will continue, however changes to the hue will come into play with dusty blushes and rosy neutrals.  With a yearning to create peaceful zones in our home, we are searching out these softs blush tones to help us wind down. Paired with grey, greens and creams, these understated tones also add a simplicity that is timeless.

A really easy way to please your blush obsession is with Fleuressence. Renee Tsironis, founder of Fleuressence, creates beautiful imagery from freezing flowers and capturing the pinky tones in blocks of ice. The stunning photographs are perfect for adding a range of dusty blushes and rosy neutrals to your walls, without overdoing it.

Mulberry Threads

Mulberry Threads

Long Courier

Long Courier


Living Coral 

To spice things up, Pantone’s colour of the year is Living Coral. “Vibrant, yet mellow Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

The colour of coral is social and spirited to encourage light heartened activity. Symbolising our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits when work acts as such a heavy load for many of us, Living Coral gives way for some good old-fashioned fun. 

Barefoot Gypsy

Barefoot Gypsy

Turn Funky

Turn Funky


Heidi will join the panel of industry experts taking part in the Conversation Series at the Life Instyle Sydney event next month, leading an informative session surrounding trend forecasting for the New Year.

For further information surrounding the Life Instyle Sydney event and how you can get involved, visit - http://www.lifeinstyle.com.au

 

2019 Kitchen Trends with Fisher & Paykel...

 

2019 has arrived which means it’s the perfect time to talk kitchen trends. Fisher & Paykel know A LOT about kitchens and which kitchen design trends we will all be embracing throughout this new year.

The traditional kitchen hasn’t just evolved in recent years, it has also moved into the living area and in many cases merged with it… check out what you will be seeing pop up in your Instagram feed in 2019 below!

Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer™ Multi-temperature Drawer for seamless appliance integration in the O’Grady Street kitchen |  Interior design:  Whiting Architects and Carole Whiting Interiors + Design

Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer™ Multi-temperature Drawer for seamless appliance integration in the O’Grady Street kitchen | Interior design: Whiting Architects and Carole Whiting Interiors + Design


Kitchens as an extension of the living area

In the past, kitchens were usually located at the back of the house and designed as a separate space to be used by one person. Over time, however, the space has gradually moved forward into the spotlight, to become the heart of the home. As well as this literal shift, kitchens have also shifted in function — no longer just a place where food is prepared but also where it is shared. It has become a meeting place for the family: a place to work, entertain and socialise. And sometimes, we still prepare food in our kitchens — but even that is changing.

Fisher & Paykel has identified a strong trend in kitchen location, layout and design through our collaborative work with architects and designers, who are now increasingly considering the kitchen as a piece of furniture that inhabits the living space.

This means kitchens are being designed with a strong emphasis on integration, detailing and customisation, which is particularly relevant as kitchens increasingly become the central focus of modern living, providing functional and adaptable spaces. From compact apartments to spacious family homes, we’re gradually seeing the line between the kitchen, dining and lounge areas blur.

Fisher & Paykel oven, cooktop and rangehood in the Broad Residence kitchen that is an extension of the living area |  Interior design:  Baldwin & Bagnall |  Project photographed by:  Katherine Lu

Fisher & Paykel oven, cooktop and rangehood in the Broad Residence kitchen that is an extension of the living area | Interior design: Baldwin & Bagnall | Project photographed by: Katherine Lu

Fisher & Paykel oven, cooktop and rangehood in the Broad Residence kitchen that is an extension of the living area |  Interior design:  Baldwin & Bagnall |  Project photographed by:  Katherine Lu

Fisher & Paykel oven, cooktop and rangehood in the Broad Residence kitchen that is an extension of the living area | Interior design: Baldwin & Bagnall | Project photographed by: Katherine Lu

Fisher & Paykel Integrated French Door Fridge for seamless appliance integration in the Broad Residence kitchen |  Interior design:  Baldwin & Bagnall |  Project photographed by:  Katherine Lu

Fisher & Paykel Integrated French Door Fridge for seamless appliance integration in the Broad Residence kitchen | Interior design: Baldwin & Bagnall | Project photographed by: Katherine Lu


Seamless appliance integration

The practice of integrating appliances has been a major movement in the kitchen design world for several years and has become increasingly popular in Australia and New Zealand kitchens.

Selected Fisher & Paykel refrigerators, CoolDrawer™ Multi-temperature Drawers, DishDrawer™ Dishwashers, and range-hoods can be installed with custom panels matched to your cabinetry, which gives the kitchen a seamless appearance. This allows for some serious design freedom where we choose what to hide, and what to show or use as a feature product.

In smaller spaces or those with an open living plan, this integration can provide the opportunity to have more or larger appliances without them overwhelming the kitchen or living area; instead the joinery can be designed to help the kitchen feel like part of a cohesive, larger space.

Fisher & Paykel Integrated Fridge for seamless appliance integration in the Beechworth Farmhouse kitchen |  Interior design:  Doherty Design Studio |  Photography:  Derek Swalwell |  Styling:  Jess Lillico

Fisher & Paykel Integrated Fridge for seamless appliance integration in the Beechworth Farmhouse kitchen | Interior design: Doherty Design Studio | Photography: Derek Swalwell | Styling: Jess Lillico

Fisher & Paykel Integrated Double Dishdrawer™ Dishwasher for seamless appliance integration in the Beechworth Farmhouse kitchen |  Interior design:  Doherty Design Studio |  Photography:  Derek Swalwell  Styling:  Jess Lillico

Fisher & Paykel Integrated Double Dishdrawer™ Dishwasher for seamless appliance integration in the Beechworth Farmhouse kitchen | Interior design: Doherty Design Studio | Photography: Derek Swalwell
Styling: Jess Lillico


Distributed kitchen designs

In traditional kitchens, a single cook worked between the three stations of the stove, sink and refrigerator, which were arranged closely to give quick, easy access to each with minimal movement. However, Fisher & Paykel have observed how the ways we are using our kitchens have changed over time. These days, more than one cook might be working simultaneously, or the kitchen will double as a space for entertaining guests. People might want to heat up leftovers for dinner one day, or cook a gastronomic feast the next, so kitchens need to be flexible and do many things well.

In contrast to the purely functional, out-of-sight cooking areas of old, today’s kitchen is also on show to guests and family alike, so design aesthetics matter more. Thinking ‘outside the triangle’ has given our designers opportunities to innovate. After all, not one size fits all.

Fisher & Paykel has designed a family of appliances that can be distributed throughout the kitchen to support contemporary patterns of use. Good kitchen design allocates areas in which specific tasks are grouped. Areas for preparation, washing, storage and baking fall into cooking zones, where as an entertaining or breakfast area might have its own zone.

For example, you can install a CoolDrawer™ Multi-temperature Drawer for drinks near the dining table, and perhaps a DishDrawer™ Dishwasher for crockery by the sink, with another for glasses by the bar. This is a design concept called ‘distributed appliances’, allowing you to configure the kitchen to suit the way you work and live.

Fisher & Paykel oven and cooktop for seamless appliance integration in the Parkville kitchen by Carole Whiting Interiors + Design |  Interior design:  Carole Whiting Interiors + Design |  Photography:  Julie Renouf

Fisher & Paykel oven and cooktop for seamless appliance integration in the Parkville kitchen by Carole Whiting Interiors + Design | Interior design: Carole Whiting Interiors + Design | Photography: Julie Renouf


Intuitive technology

Intuitive technology in kitchen appliances promises to make your life easier. An example of this is Fisher & Paykel’s Integrated Columns Refrigeration series featuring Variable Temperature Zone technology that gives the customer a new level of storage flexibility.

The new series features a range of modular fridge (610mm and 762mm) and freezer elements (457mm, 610mm, 762mm) that can be installed side by side or independently to each other throughout the kitchen. Customers can choose to personalise their temperature settings in the fridge Column between Fridge, Chill, and Pantry food modes or Freezer, Soft-Freeze and Deep-Freeze options in the freezer Column. Each mode is optimised to provide optimal food-care, suiting the way you shop, cook, and entertain.

Fisher & Paykel Integrated Fridge-Freezer in Sally Caroline’s Sorrento home kitchen that is an extension of the living area |  Interior design:  Sally Caroline |  Photography:  Shannon McGrath |  Styling:  Nat Turnbull

Fisher & Paykel Integrated Fridge-Freezer in Sally Caroline’s Sorrento home kitchen that is an extension of the living area | Interior design: Sally Caroline | Photography: Shannon McGrath | Styling: Nat Turnbull

 
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Trending | Floral Mayhem

 
 

By Alexandra Carter.

Spring has sprung and that means it's the perfect time to inject some colour into your home!

And the dining room is a great place to start... 

Fresh colours and florals celebrate the warmer weather, add a touch of fun and create a happy and inviting environment for those long lazy lunches.

Shop the edit below!

 
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Art: Greenhouse Interiors

Dining table: Fenton & Fenton

Dining chair: Barnaby Lane

Rug: Art Hide

Tea maker: Hunting for George

Mug: Milk & Sugar

Salad server: Designstuff Group

Salad bowl: Curious Grace

Vases: Marble Basics

Spice vessel: Marble Basics

Hand towel: Sage & Clare

Pendant: Odetoelma

Salt & pepper grinder: Norsu

Wrap knot: Jardan

 
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TRENDING | Waiting Room

 
 

By Alexandra Carter

'Waiting Room' -  a trend board created around this stunning artwork by Dina Broadhurst. Her work is described as layered mixed media and boy does it pack a punch of personality, we love it!

Working in with the fun artwork is a playful and layered space with a mixture of fabrics, colours and styles. The space could also be interpreted as waiting for summer - because aren't we all?! 

 

 
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Lamp: Montauk Lighting Co

Armchair: Jardan

Artwork: Dina Broadhurst

Rug: Granite Lane

White cushion: Penny & Bennett

Olive cushion: Nathan & Jac

Hanging planter: Lightly

Vase: Click On Furniture

Canister: Keep Resin

Basket: Arrival Hall

Throw: Nathan & Jac

 
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TRENDING | Gypsy Queen

 
 

By Alexandra Carter


Gypsy Queen

A trend board created to help you replicate the feeling of summer inside your home when it's still a little bit frosty out there!

The colours and tones stem from the fun and captivating artwork by Jen Sievers - pulling out pops of pastel, textured furniture pieces and soft furnishings that are tactile and detailed.

 
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SHOP THE LOOK HERE

Artwork: Greenhouse Interiors

Teal cushion: Nathan & Jac

Side table: Beeline Design

Big cushion: Sage & Clare

Duvet cover: Sage & Clare

Bed frame: Ethnicraft

Pendant: Designstuff Group

Jewellery box: Arrival Hall

Candle: Mecca Cosmetica

Clock: Nathan & Jac

Pot: Lightly Design

 
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What's HOT in 2019 - Interior Trends to watch out for!

 

The world of interior designs is always evolving, and to that end, we are always looking ahead. With this being said, trend forecasters have been busy planning for what will be HOT in 2019. 

Flyn Roberts is the talented Exhibition Manager of Life Instyle and has shared some of the key trends that will be evident across the Life Instyle event next month. These trends are coming from those who are at the forefront of the industry and responsible for what’s HOT each season, so it's time to see what we can expect to see on our shelves in 2019!

Here are Flyn's TOP THREE picks...


 

Sustainability

A distinct shift towards sustainability is being felt across the industry and that’s filtering down to styling and pieces alike. Making a shift towards products that are either recycled, or able to be recycled is a responsibility as much as it is a preference. Sustainable fabrics and alternatives such as animal-free leather and worm-free silk are gaining popularity. Even without these examples, people are becoming increasingly concerned with how and where and by whom interior products are made so sustainability and ethical product are topping the list for me. 

 

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Colour

There is always a colour d’jour when it comes to interiors, but don’t be surprised to see a shift back towards black for homes and interiors. Matte black is popping up across exteriors and interiors alike, and also across a lot of homewares. Black is exciting because it creates a lot of drama and allows bold statements without being so trendy that you’ll want to change everything in 12 months. (Think millennial pink!) To complement the black, browns, beiges, golds, and warm neutrals will see a resurgence. 

 

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Dressings

Wallpaper and window dressings will continue to be very on-trend. Wallpaper is incredible as the limit is literally your imagination.  Bold styles will feature heavily, and pattern and texture are where this trend really comes to life. From faux leathers to embossed baroque styles, homes and businesses are increasingly choosing wallpaper to make a statement. Window treatments are also enjoying a lasting come back, with everything from layered drapes to crisp clean shades expected to continue to remain popular into 2019. To my delight, simple lines are key here also. 

 

 

Life Instyle will take place at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne from 2-5 August 2018.

For further information on how you can register, visit http://www.lifeinstyle.com.au/register

 

 
 
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TRENDING | Dreamy Landscapes

 

 

TRENDING | a colour palette inspired by this stunning artwork by Maegan Brown, this trends board takes it's cue from the artwork's fluidity, complimentary, calming colours and organic materials. A cosy and dreamy space, the perfect place to read a book or hunker down for a good old Netflix binge! 

 


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Artwork: Maegan Brown

Rug: Life Interiors

Armchair: Bolia (also available at Arrival Hall)

Sideboard: ClickOn Furniture

Patterned cushion: Designstuff Group

Green cushion: Nathan & Jac

Side table: Middle of Nowhere

Wallpaper: Sparkk

Pendant: Green House Interiors

Vase: Designstuff Group

Mug: Designstuff Group

Clam shell: Fenton & Fenton

Candle: Country Road


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TRENDING | Raspberry

 
 

By Alexandra Carter

TRENDING | RASPBERRY

Winter has arrived, can you believe that it's the first day of the season?! And with that in mind it's time to swap out your blush for a burst of berry, raspberry to be precise! 

Inspired by the beautiful artwork by Anna Thomas, this trends board focuses on creating a layered winter palette... bursts of berry, natural timbers and navy accents!

Shop the look below!

 
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Artwork: Barnaby Lane

Bed frame: Curious Grace

Euros: Cultiver

Side table: Designstuff Group

Rug: Art Hide

Duvet: Cultiver

Lamp: Norsu

Chair: Click On Furniture

Bear puzzle: Fenton & Fenton

Throw: Greenhouse Interiors

Candle Holders: Fenton & Fenton

Round Cushion: Nathan & Jac

Square cushion: Designstuff Group

Jar: Nathan & Jac

Mirror: Arrival Hall

 
 
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TRENDING | Colourful Neutrals

 
 

By Alexandra Carter

TRENDING - Colourful Neutrals, a play on traditional tones of what is considered neutral. Try using these muted colours to add depth and sophistication to your space.

 
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Armchair - Click On Furniture

Artwork - Green House Interiors

Peach cushion - Milk & Sugar

Magazine rack - Hunting for George

Plant stand - Hunting for George

Side table - Retro Jan

Pendant light - Norsu

Rug - Norsu

Clock - Arrival Hall

Throw - Norsu

Vase - Keep Pressin

 
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TREND | Round Mirrors... and yes, you do need one in your life!

 

Round Mirrors are everywhere and we are loving them... so much! 

Whether it's for your bathroom, bedroom, lounge room, entrance way or powder room, a round mirror will not only bring some extra wow to your space, it will add light and a sense of space.

Check the edit below of my fav round mirrors of the moment - and click to shop! 

 

Trend alert... tan leather

 
Aisha Cushion -  Nathan & Jac

Aisha Cushion - Nathan & Jac

Pearl Chair -  Jardan

Pearl Chair - Jardan

TREND ALBERT | TAN LEATHER

We love a cheeky hint of tan leather and now more than ever it's popping up all over our insta feeds... from furniture, to bed heads, to accessories to lighting, this trend is here to stay. 

We've curated our fav finds here for you to check out - click to shop!

Galaxy Cushion Round -  Ni.Ni Creative

Galaxy Cushion Round - Ni.Ni Creative

Seb Armchair -  Jardan

Seb Armchair - Jardan

Elma Cushion -  Country Road

Elma Cushion - Country Road

Leather Flat Bench -  Fenton & Fenton

Leather Flat Bench - Fenton & Fenton

Outline Chair by Muuto - at  Lightly Design

Outline Chair by Muuto - at Lightly Design

Tan Weave Cushion -  Hide & Co

Tan Weave Cushion - Hide & Co

Paper Box with Handles -  Hunting for George

Paper Box with Handles - Hunting for George

Hold me tight vases -  Great Dane Furniture

Hold me tight vases - Great Dane Furniture

Norman Ottoman designed by CM Studio -  from Project 82

Norman Ottoman designed by CM Studio - from Project 82

Leather Butterfly Chair -  Fenton & Fenton

Leather Butterfly Chair - Fenton & Fenton

Leather Hanger Natural -  Lightly Design

Leather Hanger Natural - Lightly Design

Nully Leather Basket -  Country Road

Nully Leather Basket - Country Road

Classic Leather Bag Tan Weave -  Hide & Co

Classic Leather Bag Tan Weave - Hide & Co

Leather Holdall Storage -  Life Interiors

Leather Holdall Storage - Life Interiors

Loop Pendant -  Barnaby Lane

Loop Pendant - Barnaby Lane

MJG Round leather ottoman -  Life Interiors

MJG Round leather ottoman - Life Interiors

Seth Leather Dining Chair -  ClickOn Furniture

Seth Leather Dining Chair - ClickOn Furniture

Buffalo Leather Wall Dot -  ClickOn Furniture

Buffalo Leather Wall Dot - ClickOn Furniture