Sunday X You’re Welcome

My name is Alana, and I love linen. I also love bolster cushions. And I’ve been looking for some linen bolsters for my own bed and couch…

So I collaborated with You’re Welcome on a capsule collection of real linen bolsters, available exclusively through my own homeware and design store, Sunday.

We spent far too long, probably, choosing the best dusky pink linen, an olive linen, and a new-neutral oatmeal linen, and each bolster is handmade and beautifully finished by Amy Howell, designer and maker at You’re Welcome. They come with a removable feather & down inner (making them machine washable), and are a nice generous size – perfect size for your bed (also look great on kids’ beds), your sofa or armchair.

Our Sunday x You’re Welcome linen bolsters are available online here at Sunday Homestore,
with free shipping throughout New Zealand.





Steal this idea: Glass tile splash-back!

Interior Designer Emilee McHugh is clearly not intimidated by a varied palette. I love this bathroom she recently designed, with it’s combination of concrete, brass, sage green melamine,  marble, brick and (inhales) white grooved wall panels – it all looks *kisses fingers dramatically like an Italian pizzaiolo*

Hands up who’d love to cook – or stand around with a wine chatting to the cook – in this bespoke modern shaker kitchen? I love a kitchen island with in-built shelving, and did you spot that under-island fridge? Also love the darker limestone countertop as a design choice, and those gorgeous wide oak floorboards. Via Nordiska Kok.

Beautiful tiling in this Annandale bathroom, by Studio Gorman

This stylish scullery caught my eye because (gets out clipboard, reads from list): The choice to do deep timber on the floorboards and cabinetry and then white and pale grey at eye level; herringbone-r floorboards; the slightly-thicker-than-normal stone countertop; and the corner sink.

Bathroom belonging to the same house as that stylish scullery (by Studio Gorman). Love the tiling choices here, and that super-duper-extra thick stone vanity.

Still a big fan of a linen tablecloth for updating the look of your space, and elevating the ritual of a meal.

Steal this idea: extra-cute market bag, hanging in the kitchen as a style element.

Im not entirely sure why I love this so much. Possibly because I’d love a bedroom large enough to have a couch, and a seperate nook for a writing desk (or dressing table), possibly that massive antique rug on the painted concrete floor, possibly


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Giveaway – Breville Bambino Plus


Giveaway time!

Breville have given me one of their Breville Bambino Plus machines to give away, valued at $699.

This little benchtop babe serves up café-quality espresso in a sleek, compact design – making it an easy fit for even small kitchens.

And though it’s compact, it doesn’t compromise on the key elements needed for a decent coffee – elements like pre-infusion, where water is pushed through the grinds at low pressure at the start of the extraction, to expand the grinds for a more even and flavourful shot. Breville have designed the Bambino Plus to be super simple and easy to use, but it also has powerful, programmable elements – you can program the shot durations and volumes, or use the presets, for example.

Perhaps most importantly, the milk steamer is capable of delivering barista-quality, silky, meringue-like microfoam, at the perfect temperature, all hands-free – I’m told, equally as good as Breville’s top-of-the-line Oracle (I have this one in my kitchen #humblebrag). And if you don’t want to leave it to the machine, you can switch it out of auto-froth mode and play Barista yourself, with the steamer on manual.


It also has a 3-second heat up time from a cold start – how good is that? No waiting around in the morning.
Anyway, enough talk! Let’s get you one for your kitchen or studio, shall we?

To enter, just head to this post on Instagram.
Leave a comment, and you’re in the draw!

Winner will be drawn at random on Monday 30th September
You must be a resident of New Zealand to enter


September Wishlist

Meadowlark, one of my favourite New Zealand brands, have outdone themselves again with their new Solis collection. I’m definitely ordering one of their new gold signet rings – either the Sunset (circular), the large, square Fairfax… or maybe both. I love the simple, bold silhouette and the masculine vibe –  actually, because they’re unisex, I’m tempted to get my husband a matching one, and engrave them with each other’s initials.
(Also love these new Paris pearl earrings)


Cartoon heart eyes for the new Oscar Swing Chair, from AC Homestore.


LOVE these handmade soaps in simple paper packaging,
by Wanganui artisan Light + Vessel (available from our pals at Paper Plane)


Ceramic travel cup made with softly speckled cream-white clay – by Wellington ceramicist Galit Maxwell
– from my own design + lifestyle store, Sunday Homestore.


Earthenware soap dish in pink clay, by our friends at JS Ceramics.


Kea Sofa in a clay pink 100% Belgian Linen, proudly New Zealand designed by Corcovado.


Like my picks? I’m curating a regular Wedding gift wishlist
over on Together Journal – head here to see the latest one 

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