26.05.2020

Rituals on Repeat – the new Homestyle


Just the tiniest tease of the covergirl – Alex and Corban Walls’ (AC Homestore) jaw-dropping new home. And ah, I don’t say jaw-dropping lightly. Photography by Sophia Bayly


The dream – early 1900’s villa in the front (ornate historic fretwork and facade) – and hiding around back, a clean, modern extension. Photography by Sam Hartnett

This handsome New Plymouth home with five lofty pavilions is another of Homestyle’s excellent June/July features. Photography by Simon Wilson.

 

You really don’t need to read this copy, you just need to get yourself down to your local Homestyle stockist and pick up this issue because SHEESH. The heroine of the issue is the prodigious new home of Alex and Corban Walls (of AC Homestore). It is everything you’d expect from the taste-making couple but yet so much more – from the world-class architectural choices and the super-minimalist-but-monumental travertine-walled pool and lawn, to the staggering bathrooms and the stylish-yet-soft bedrooms… It’s every synonym of incredible. 

The rest of the issue is similarly all-killer-no-filler. Look, honestly, you just need to close down this tab and go get a copy, ok? This one’s a don’t-miss.

24.05.2020

Spaces


If you only see one floor-standing single candlestick today, let it be this one.

Photography by Jesper Florbrant for Plaza Interior

Love the material palette in this living room – linen, paper, glass. These are scenes from the Minimalist-but-Sculptural home of Johanna Måwe of Maawinge Design (if you like this, you might like to follow Johanna on Instagram @maawingedesign)

Take me to this (well-designed) cabin in the wilderness, by Joanna Laajisto.

The higher the foliage, the closer to God.

Fox’s Den home in Melbourne, designed by Georgina Jeffries.

Periodically checking in on Carla Natalia and the ongoing design project that is her historic Craftsman Style home. She has a great small blog with modern DIY ideas and styling tips, here.

 

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17.05.2020

Spaces


Another beautiful Scandinavian-meets-Shaker kitchen from my favourite kok, Nordiska Kok. True floor to ceiling linen curtains, drop-leaf dining tables, Hans Wegner wishbone chairs, short marble splashbacks, greige cabinetry… these are a few of my favourite things.

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I’d swap the light out for a big paper or linen lantern – to ’round out’ the space, modernise it, and soften it a little.

I really love a short slab splashback – super elegant. Also love here how the inside of the cabinets are beautiful premium wood – making it a delight rather than an annoyance when your husband NEVER CLOSES THE CABINETS.

This sweet little sleep space – via Insta-mum @theworldingray – just caught my eye (and my heart)

An Amsterdam inner-city apartment, created by – and for – design lovers. Strikes the right balance of quiet and elegant, but still fun and dynamic with the sculptural furniture and lighting.

Always a sucker for a trough-style bathroom sink.

Put pretty bags at the door, and fill them with the handfuls of ugly reusable grocery bags you have to remember to take with you. (If you’re reading this, major chain supermarkets, I’m staring meaningfully in your direction.)

Love these humble but high quality little spaces, from home sweet home of interior designer (and blogger at Harlow and James) Chrissy McDonald.

Holy render!

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12.05.2020

Work Wives and Homebodies


Meredith Crawford (47) and Toni Gale (30) were work wives at a bedding and homeware company for years. Through their friendship, they discovered not only a similar taste in and obsession for interiors, but a shared dream to one day have their own linen brand. It wasn’t until after they parted ways professionally that they released how much they missed and loved working together, and started thinking about how perfect a team they’d be – a designer and a marketing consultant – if they joined forces.

While each maintaining their own freelance careers, they started a side hustle – to build a brand of their own. Toni is actually a qualified textile designer, and having worked for several homeware and interior companies in her career was able to bring a solid knowledge of the industry and production processes to the project. The two poured every spare moment into development and design, including a painstaking search for suppliers who could manufacture their products beautifully, ethically and sustainably. Then, in November last year, Toni and Meredith took a leap of faith and launched their brand, Homebody.

Archie cushion (like the other Homebody styles, Archie also comes in a large Euro, standard pillowcase, and a linen throw)

Fleur

Daisy

Cruella

Homebody is a casual-contemporary range of pillowcases and Euros, cushions and throws, in four debut styles designed by Toni – Cruella, Daisy, Fleur and Archie. They’re intended to be mixed and matched together, or added to your bedding basics. I’m especially digging the soft painterly strokes of Archie, and the way Toni has turned a bushel of hydrangeas into a more abstract textile pattern in Fleur.

Everything has been printed on our fave fabric, linen. We all know how yummy real linen looks and feels, and how durable it is (and how it gets even lovelier with age), but did you know it’s also more of an environmentally-sound choice than cotton? The flax plant requires much less energy and water resources to produce than other fabrics, and the entire plant is used, leaving almost no waste footprint. Linen is also naturally biodegradable and recyclable. There’s very little (no) choice out there in real linen that’s not plain Jane… Homebody have a carved a cool statement-print niche here, and I’m excited to see what they do next.

Actually, what they are going to do next is release a new series of prints – they’re working on those at the moment. They’re also planning some new products, too. Who run the world? Work Wives.

 

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