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A Fresh new look – Ses’ lounge makeover

Being at home with a new babe and spending more time in our gorgeous sun filled living room I decided it was time for a new look, something natural, earthy with a nod to my fave tribal luxe aesthetic.

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I was actually going through my archive collection of Sass & Bide clothing, having collected many embellished pieces over the last 15 years, when I came across a favourite high neck tunic in a tribal mudcloth style print embellished with cowrie shells and metallic accents. This is what I want in a lounge I decided and from there I started pinning like mad, compiling beautiful images that referenced the tribal texture I was after.


I still loved my zebra hide and it fit perfectly with the tribal look I was going for, same with the couches – they stayed too. Jen and I mocked up and mood-boarded everything before I purchased anything, so I knew exactly how the finished room would look – and it made sure I was disciplined and only purchased just what I needed. We do a lot of moodboards for clients so it was great to create one for myself.

We had recently used this Citta mango wood coffee table in a clients home, and I had fallen in love with it so had to have one for myself. I love the soft wash of the wood and how it adds a natural element to the room. The cushions were a mix of the Ourlieu (from our online store) and Pony Rider ones I had plus a few new Bonnie and Neil additions. We went for natural linen rather than stark black and white as its much easier to work with.


The Art was a piece from Hannah Lemholt, I had loved for a while so It really is the hero piece of the room and perfectly compliments the tribal necklaces which are a nod to the Sass & Bide top that influenced the rooms aesthetic. The round mirror was a great addition as it reflects our ‘Mary’ art piece and bounces the light around the room.

My Ahoy Trader collection sits above the black and white stripe feeding chair which is a perfect place to perch.


Another hero piece is our much awaited Moroccan wedding blanket pouf, its creamy tassels and silver coins add both texture and sparkle and act as a comfy seat for extra guests. A petrified wood tray, shell balls and marble planter for the draping philodendron complete the look.


While its not quite finished yet as I have a couple more pieces yet to arrive for the wall, I’m just loving the fresh calm feel. Itsso importat to have pieces around you that your love.

If you would like your own room makeover, contact us about our interior design services.

A Seriously ‘Cool’ home – The Black Shack

Its not often you find a home that’s the perfect mix of vintage, tribal and eclectic shabby chic but this home ticks all the boxes.

Named the Black Shack, this home is located in Wentworth Falls, in Rural Sydney. Its no wonder this place features such an amazingly curated collection of pieces – as the (former) home owner Jane Frosh is one half of the very clever interior styling duo Cool Edies.

jf0 jf5The home was a turn-of-the-century weatherboard miner’s cottage and with the creative touch of Jane and her family it has been transformed to this masterpiece.

jf3This textured reupholstered headboard looks amazing paired with shibori cushions and white floors. jf2How fun are the string party lights above kitchen bench!

jf1This living room and is so clever in how it pulls together modern and vintage stylesls together modern and vintage stylesjf1

Check out Carrie, their 1950s retro caravan, which was added as as additional guest accommodation.

672777-1_llhlauImages via Inside out Magazine, Photographer: Alicia Taylor

Keep up with the fab styling projects of the Cool Edies duo here

Take Me Away – Corsica

With summer holidays over for many of us, there’s nothing better than a bit of holiday home eye-candy to lust over so we thought we’d share one of our all time favourite holiday homes situated in the beautiful Mediterranean. We first discovered this gorgeous Corsican home via real living a couple of years ago, we’ve always had an obsession with this French  island and this home perfectly blends with the islands unique rugged environment.

maison-en-pierre-en-corse-arizona-dream-2Home to Carol Gerland, a fashion PR executive and Fred, a photographer and their two girls Leah and Louise – this house is set amongst  the scrub-land with views to the sea. The design of the home was inspired by Arizonian architecture.

The pool makes a fabulous main feature – we love how it looks like an oasis amongst the native scrub plantings.

maison-en-pierre-en-corse-arizona-dream-5carole-meylan-2carole-meylan-62The relaxed bohemian vibe is carried throughout the home with layered textures and touches of the desert with animal skulls prominently featured.



carole-meylan-42Set over three levels the home gets gorgeous sea views and panoramic views of the town.


The perfect spot for sunbathing, the home features many different decked areas to capture the sun all day long. We love these leather sunbathing mats!


maison-en-pierre-en-corse-arizona-dream-8c2-(1)The pool is perfectly nestled amongst the landscape.


Such a beautifully thought-out home, we would so love to be lazing by the pool and lapping up that gorgeous Mediterranean sunshine right about now!

Photography by Karel Balas via Milk Magazine

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