• Interior Styling,  Outdoor Living

    Metallic – A Must Have in Decor

    Metallic accents in decor have been a key feature for several years – so much so, that they could almost be considered a classic item. The shift to powerful and statement decor: industrial, hollywood regency and glam – saw the proliferation of metallic features in home styling. Gold, silver, copper, bronze, rose gold, matt black, burnished bronze and brushed stainless steel have become common in a range of styled spaces. One of the great shifts is that metals need to be all the same – that is no longer the case, and in fact, the more realistic and sustainable approach of mixing metals has come to fore.  It is important,…

  • Interior Styling,  Outdoor Living

    Why pineapples?

    The first pineapple I consciously encountered as a sign of hospitality was in Bali. My husband and I stayed in a lovely resort for our honeymoon, and there, gracing the entrance was a pineapple plinth crowned with an orchid planter. Until this point, pineapples were just a delicious fruit and a representation of QLD for me. Pineapples are bromeliads – yes, those wacky plants that people are desperately trying to keep alive in windows. They are not, as many believe, trees with fruit hanging down from them; they are more like a shrub projecting the fruit up at you. Pineapples are a south American fruit which made its way across…

  • Interior Styling

    Stunning stylish lamps to suit your style

    Lamps are one of those stunning decor items that perform double duty and are well worth investing in. They are easy to move from one room to another, can be carried from the old house to the new house should you move, and light up a dark corner with the flick of a switch. They provide decoration, balance and focus. A matching pair of lamps brings formality and a sense of order, while a single standout piece can anchor a room or force you to lift the eye up. They are a great piece to redirect attention and break up the dominant lines in a room. The humble lamp is…