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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Capturing memories | 6 Months

Our little ones grow and change oh so quickly, so capturing their little milestones on film is a must. Yes us instamums take millions of snaps of them on our iphones, but there is nothing quite like family portraits and printed photos especially when taken by someone with an amazing eye and a talent for capturing us at just the right moment.

We’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with talented Waikato wedding and portrait photographer Ruth Gilmour. Ruth took our pregnancy shots, newborn pics and most recently a shoot to celebrate Georgie’s half birthday. Ruth’s family sessions are awesome as she makes you feel totally relaxed, there are lots of laughs and you end up with the most incredible shots of your family to turn into art to dress the walls of your home. Today we share some of our favourite pics.

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Contact Ruth to have her capture some beautiful shots for your family
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Loobies Story – AW16 East West, Our way

We’ve been long time fans of NZ brand Loobie’s Story, every season they bring out beautiful pieces inspired by travels afar, made from the highest quality fabrics. Their latest collection is no exception, East West is inspired by designer Laurinda Sutcliffe’s travels along the Orient Express and features jewel tones of teal, popping magenta pink and indigo, whilst a tapestry influence comes through in peasant styling with a true bohemian vibe.

We recently collaborated with Loobie’s Story to show how we style our favourite pieces from their AW16 collection.

Being fans of the world-traveller, boho vibe Loobie's story' suits us perfectly - the pieces are classic and can be worn season after season.Ses wears the Amaretti shirt in 'stone' featuring lace insert sleeve - paired with ripped knee jeans, western boots and fedora.Ses wears the Amaretti shirt in ‘stone’ featuring lace insert sleeve – paired with ripped knee jeans, western boots and fedora.

Jen wears the Imperial blouse and St Louis scarf paired with blue jeans and boots for a relaxed everyday look.Jen wears the Imperial blouse and St Louis scarf paired with blue jeans and boots for a relaxed everyday look.

Being fans of the world-traveller, boho vibe Loobie’s story’ suits us perfectly – the pieces are classic and can be worn season after season. We love how versatile these pieces are for everyday, while still feeling luxe due to the beautiful quality fabrics and exclusive prints.

We love how versatile these pieces are for everyday, while still feeling luxe due to the beautiful quality fabrics and exclusive prints.

The East West collection is available in stores now you can check out the lookbook here and locate your nearest stockist here.

Thanks to the team at Loobie’s Story we have a St Louis scarf to give away, head over to our Facebook or Instagram page for details of how to enter.

Photography by Ruth Gilmour Photographer

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