Bar Cart Styling – Kitting it Out for Cocktail Hour.

A couple of weeks back, I posted about our visit to the distillery Archie Rose, read about it here.

It got me thinking about my bar at home. Now we were the lucky recipients of a Parker drinks trolley, all thanks to the brilliant Tony, a passionate mid century furniture restorer. We bought an amazing Parker dining table and chairs from him, see it in my post here, and he was kind enough to chuck in the drinks trolley for free.

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Getting Summer Ready!! Outside Inspiration.

Whilst the Northern hemisphere is looking to rug up and get cozy for the on coming winter season, us lucky peeps in the south are getting ready for the summer. Whether that be burning the calories at the gym to get the beach body going or shopping for the ultimate summer wardrobe.

My mind turns to the all important outdoor space. Now our apartment is not blessed with a massive outdoor space, it is a good size compared to some in Sydney, we have a wicker two seater and armchairs and a modest number of pots. So it is cozy and functional. And on those hot summer evenings it can be the perfect spot to watch the sun go down (west facing) with a cold beverage or two!!

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Overseas Homewares, My Top 5 Online Shops

Now I am not sure if you’ve worked it out yet, buy I am a complete and utter shopping nut. None more so then when it is for homewares.

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I love some of the products available here in Australia, but find the same products find their way into all shops, meaning finding something a little bit different can be a challenge. That is why I turn a lot to Etsy.

But what about overseas stores?

We have been lucky in the last few years to have had some international homewares stores open their doors here, including West Elm, H&M and Zara Home. But while we wait for more to come, thank god for the internet!!!!

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Out of Africa – Safari Fusion

Safari Fusion - African Made Homewares Online

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I do love finding things that are a little bit different. while scouring the internet for products I find that quite a lot of stores are stocking the same things and I mean same, not even just similar.

So imagine my delight at finding Safari Fusion. Not a bit of rose gold, copper  or marble to be seen. 😉 (not that I am not partial to some of these!!!)

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Sparkk – Unique Fabric Designs

Sparkk Fabrics
Sparkk Fabrics

One of my favourite elements of interior design and styling is using fabrics, whether it be upholstery, soft furnishings or window dressings, fabrics can add a real point of interest in a space.

I have spent many a happy hour or two looking at fabrics and have a box full of samples in my office.

The range of products available is astounding, so many variations in colour, pattern and texture.  Fabrics can be really important element in a space. Textured fabrics can add interest in a neutral interior, breaking up a flat use of the same colour. A highly patterned or coloured fabric can make an armchair or sofa a star attraction. Using rich fabrics like silk and velvet can add a feeling of opulence.

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