I never used to believe in love at first site until I walked into Koskela. Once I was there, I realised my one true homewares love had been found. Now, this Sydney mecca for all things marvellous has opened an online. Everyone in Australia can appreciate their glorious pieces. I did a Store Tour there a few months back and adored everything they had to offer, so I'm beyond excited that y'all get the chance to get in on the action!
For Ria Ford of local business Zambella, living in South Africa for 10 years exposed her to the beaded arts movement. Using recycled items to create handmade gifts, it supports a community of more than 450 artists. The best part? The products are now selling on the Down That Little Lane website and I'm showcasing them (and other wares) today on the blog.
I'm normally a bit of a colour obsessive, but I can't deny the fact that the lure of white has been a little too hard to resist lately. I'm beginning to see why so many of you are fond of keeping things crisp and clean like this at home. Well, I've gone all out with this post; a curation of ten wondrous white homewares buys, that are available online for you to nab right now.Simply click on the picture and follow the link to the store to buy the white homewares pice - too easy!ABOVE: The Signature Dining Table from Freedom.
Rugs are the new cushions if you ask me; they're so affordable nowadays that you can swap them around at a moment's notice when you tire of your old one (unlike when they swapped old Pippa for new Pippa on Home and Away - that was just too big a change for me to handle). The added bonus with smaller, lightweight rugs like the ones above is that you can layer them for a relaxed and casual vibe that still packs a visual punch (and you can score them at a discounted price - read on!)
For as long as I can remember I have loved everything about Britain. And no, it has nothing to do with that Union Jack dress Ginger Spice wore at the Brits that time (though I’m sure it helped). There is just something so wonderfully charming about British homewares. Founder of SE10 Gallery, Sam Cannell, clearly shares my fondness for all things UK, because she’s opened a gorgeous online homewares store that celebrates it!
For Libby Walsh, the owner of Prop Hire Online, keeping precious pieces on the website and out of her own home is a definite challenge. “I'm not going to lie... there have been one or two pieces that I purchased for the business that have never quite made it onto the website,” she tells me - and I don’t blame her! The site is not only the go-to space for stylists and event organisers in need of amazing props, but they sell some of the pieces to the general public too (I am dying!).
Sometimes you see decor that makes your heart skip a beat (and leaves you wondering how far away the medics are should you need resuscitation). This scenario happened to me when I attended TheHome Spring Launch yesterday. The Gazebo Wine Garden was the venue for this afternoon high tea and the styling work from Marj Silva (below), Emma Blomfield and the team at TheHome was truly something spectacular.