Another gorgeous shoot with Stories for Walls. Using the 'Where the Wild Things Are' themed paper as our inspiration. We created a magical, fantasy scene with nuances of Max's adventures in the book. My youngest son Felix was a natural in front of the camera - even if he did have to be bribed every now and then with trucks and pretzels!
Wallpaper: Stories for Walls 'The World All Around' in Midnight.
Theme: Magical, adventurous, wild.
Brands: Sacred Bundle, Magoo Bubs, Adairs Kids, Kip & Co, Republic of Rattan, Fleetwood Fringe.
Girls of the Gram approached us to create a natural backdrop, similar to our previous dried floral walls, incorporating their logo and their theme colour of pink. My husband built me the frame (a whopping 2x2 metres worth) and modified woven wall hanging to form one large backdrop as well as creating the two floral arrangements for our signage and adding the final touches with the large vase, urn and palm frond clusters.
This is an example of how a simple, natural backdrop can be modified easily with floral arrangements to add interest along with the simply styled vases and urns. This one is completely customisable with whatever arrangements you'd like to add (or leave her 'naked' and decorate a table in front of her for your next event. The options are endless and this will be my go-to backdrop for anyone looking for a natural, versatile and jaw-dropping backdrop for their next business event.
Dulux’s ‘Colour of the Year’ for 2020 is ‘Tranquil Dawn’, a soft, misty grey-green-blue tone inspired by the early morning sky. As an avid green lover I’m all about this one! While we're on the subject of Dulux greens, my recent aqua room makeover has been entered into Dulux’s 34th Colour Awards. Hopefully they continue their green fixation for 2020! What an award that would be to take out!
Branding: Such an important factor in showcasing your business and one that goes beyond your logo. That’s why I love creating fully styled setups for awesome small businesses, whether that be their office, a trade show exhibit or a single corner or wall for social media filming. Brand consistency means the styled space reflects your brand's voice, look and feel by harmonising with your media identity. No more boring, beige, badly lit backgrounds to contend with. Your audience will stop scrolling and start listening!
Check out this gorgeous filming wall I created for the amazing The Social Hub. Stacey is a kick-arse social media coach so of course she realises the importance of all of the above! Now her filming space will reflect her brand’s identity as well as her professional and authentic business vibe!
An amazing room makeover for two little boys. With this one we used lots of natural timber and touches of rattan to break up the deep navy of the walls. The amaaaazing Hawaiian Days wallpaper from Boho Art & Styling wraps around one and a bit walls and complements the paint colour perfectly. The texture of the jute rug, quilted bedspreads and cotton curtains adds to the comfort and character of the room. These guys will be getting good vibes from this one for days to come! PS: You can see the whole process of our 'Style Solutions' here, from concept board to real life! You can even see the 'BEFORE' pics in the last line of the gallery below.
This is the second room for a repeat client (we are doing a room by room, complete home makeover together). This is the sitting room, which leads out to a terrace. It felt quite dark with heavy light fittings and furniture and the terrace space was just not utilised enough as the styling did not lead the visitor towards the outdoor space.
Brief: Colour palette based off the chosen artwork (pictured) with lots of natural tones and light added.
Pain points: Dark, heavy furniture, Terrace underutilised, space not being used to full potential.
Solution: Light coloured furniture and lightweight pendants, coupled with natural tones of timber and the white patterned sisal rug. The rug was placed portrait style to lead the visitor towards the bifold doors to the outside. Sheer curtains were added to create a diffused light while still allowing the terrace to be visible. The colours of the artwork were picked up in the cushions and leather and timber elements used (with subtle touches of copper for a luxe look).
Are you a small business owner who creates lots of live-streams or recordings but only has a dreary, beige, badly lit corner to work with? Or do you need tips for styling your work space to continue your brand consistency? Have you considered professional styling to create content that effortlessly showcases your business message, ethos and vibe? Well, get listening my small biz squad!
'When discussing styling for businesses we ensure that the brand's colour palette is repeated in the design, that their use of decor stays true to their brand values and that their personality and message shines through. You also want to ensure your audience feels empowered or inspired or educated (whatever it is you aim for) just as they do when they see your social media posts'.
I recently did a thing with the amazingly talented design genius that is Brodi-Rose Creative Co. where I provide nuggets of goodness on all of the above and more. Check out my interview on Brodi’s page here https://www.brodi-rose.com/post/styling-for-your-brand.
This was a full bedroom makeover for my daughter who moved from a shared room with her (annoying) brother to her own magical space. Lots of natural timber used here to tone down the deep aqua green paint my daughter picked along with muted and earthy tones to create a warm and welcoming space.
The painted bedhead were wall panels we found secondhand, along with the bedside table that we sanded, re-varnished and re-knobbed (so not a word I know but hey, I’m innovative)!
Yes, my daughter is only eight and this is a sophisticated room but that’s just the kinda girl she is! She doesn’t do toys, just books, books, puzzles and more books! The modular, timber bookshelf and shelves above her bed house some of her extensive library and various knick knacks (she’s into collecting random, pretty things). This room will serve her through to teenage years with it's calming tones and natural elements.
How lucky are we to have been approached by Stories for Walls (a bespoke wallpaper designer with a very successful Dubai business (Paper Pop Decor) who recently launched this sister business on return to Australia). We are creating a series of photoshoots together over the next year or so, each with a different wallpaper design and styling theme. This was a long shoot as we had issues with the canopy staying up and a toddler who was more interested in sorting mini shampoo bottles!
Wallpaper: Stories for Walls 'Into the Woods' in Blush.
Theme: Vintage, feminine, whimsical.
Brands: Raja Homewares, Magoo Bubs, Milk Tooth, Once Upon a Flower, Republic of Rattan, Fleetwood Fringe.
This one is the family/kitchen room of a beautiful Hamptons style home. The owner wanted a more interesting, colourful take on the popular Hamptons style but had no idea where to start and had put various purchased furniture pieces together that just didn't work. We were lucky enough to attend onsite at this home so we could see the before and after styling situation.
You can see our 'Style Snapshot' of what we imagined the end result would look like (this is the visual element of our 'Style Solution') and the real life 'BEFORE' (top line) Style Solution and 'AFTER' (bottom line) Style Solution photos in the gallery below. The owner who, in her own words, was completely lost before, styled this easily herself by purchasing our suggested items and following our comprehensive step-by-step guide. Styling made simple!