Archive of ‘My Home & Style’ category

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.

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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.
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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.

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

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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!

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

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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

The making of Georgia Grace’s Nursery

Styling: Ses + Jen Photographer: Ruth Gilmour

When designing a nursery for our little poppet due October we wanted to include pieces that would stand the test of time, hero pieces that she could treasure forever. We also wanted to create texture and warmth with the inclusion of an Icelandic sheepskin, zebra cowhide, woven wall hanging and indoor plants.

Ses + Jen - photographer: Ruth Gilmour Photographer www.ruthgilmourphotographer.co.nz

This Blacklist banner was the first piece we purchased for her room from their amazing 2014 Blacklist for Kids collection, with a height of 1.5m x 1m on heavy duty canvas this beautiful piece set the tones and colour way for the rest of the room. The picture window above her crib looks out onto beautiful leafy trees and sees the first morning sunshine which perfectly mimics the banner.

Styling: Ses + Jen Photographer: Ruth GilmourStyling: Ses + Jen Photographer: Ruth GilmourAnother treasured piece that was bought for this room was is the Vegas Boneyard star light from Fromage la Rue, we ordered this custom piece knowing someday it would make the perfect feeding light for a little one as it dims to a delicious warm glow. The Mocka drawers are the perfect size and tones for the room. The Jolt 3-drawer is a great affordable piece and the perfect size and depth for all those tiny baby clothes.

Styling: Ses + Jen Photographer: Ruth Gilmour

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The hubby and I created a hanging copper clothing rail using a Mocka floating shelf, Lapco leather straps and copper pipe and caps. The warmth of the copper and leather perfectly reflect the Lightly copper hanging planter and tie the room together. The wall hanging is inspired by the traditional Moroccan wedding blankets and is available from Ses + Jen – The Store. The Ahoy trader cross picks up the monochrome details from the zebra rug, and adds a touch of Byron Bay Bohemian. The shelf provides the perfect place to display a few treasured pieces like her gorgeous boots from Sienna baby, and handmade feather crown from Gold Frankincense and Myrrh, stamped with her name.

Styling: Ses + Jen Photographer: Ruth GilmourStyling: Ses + Jen Photographer: Ruth GilmourInstead of the nursing chair we kept the two seater couch in the room as it doubles as a pull out bed – ideal for nights where its all about the cluster feeding. The couch is also perfect for cuddling up on and with a story book as you can put your feet up, get comfy and snuggle on the soft Icelandic sheepskin. The Mr X cushion from our fave local homewares store – The Design Depot; perfectly pulled in a hint of sunshine yellow, our chosen accent colour for the room.

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Lastly to the crib, my dream crib. I have loved the Leander cribs as long as I can remember and love how they convert firstly, to a toddler bed then as an extended child’s bed.

Both the quilt and knitted blanket were made by Jen. The gorgeous tassels are by Maker and Merchant and add a lovely pop of colour and texture to the felt that wooden bead garland.

Styled by Ses + Jen, Photographer www.ruthgilmourphotographer.co.nz

Indoor plants were used throughout the nursery to add a gorgeous green natural element to the decor. We love the way philodendron drapes and the baby fiddle leave fig was a great size for the floating shelf.

We were thrilled with how the room turned out and were fortunate to work with some great businesses to pull together this room and have listed these below:

Mocka NZ
The Cowhide Co
The Design Depot
Ruth Gilmour Photographer

Styling: Ses + Jen Photographer: Ruth Gilmour

We offer interior design and room design packages, and can pull together a tailor made look for your little loved ones so just drop us an email if you’d like to discuss further.

Styling: Ses + Jen  Photographer: Ruth Gilmour

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