Interior Designers

Interior Designer Profile: Roxy Sowlaty

Roxy Sowlaty made her way onto our screens on the very first season of reality television show the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, but her career as an interior designer speaks for itself.

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Inspired by a fusion of classic and modern pieces, her skillful eye has landed a number of freelance residential projects in Manhattan, as well as a home in Aspen. But her passion of interiors didn’t stop there – Roxy has also introduced her own line of candles which will turn any blank space into a home.

Sofas

A good sofa is a must; and as Roxy says, it has two purposes: “it is a place to sit, and adds something to your living room.” Feel free to experiment with colour if you want to liven up your living room, but if you want to keep it classic, a white sofa never goes out of style.

Interior Designer Profile: Roxy Sowlaty

Candles

A good candle brings a warm, pleasant aroma to any space and creates a calming ambience, so don’t underestimate its necessity! Keep one on your coffee table, kitchen, and in the bathroom as a quirky air freshener.

Interior Designer Profile: Roxy Sowlaty

Wall mirrors

Bring some fun to a sad wall with a wall mirror. Not only are they really useful for touching up your lipstick on the way out, but look amazing on a wall with a pop of colour. You can choose the type of design, style, colour and finish for your home, and there are many available at almost any price point.

Interior Designer Profile: Roxy Sowlaty

Bar stools

Whether you’re entertaining by the pool or in some serious need of new decor for the kitchen, a bar stool in a must-have. Look for something with a firm cushion (for obvious reasons) and stick to a monochrome style for a classic, refined look.

Interior Designer Profile: Roxy Sowlaty

Pillows

Ever wondered what’s missing from your bed and sofa? Black and white pillows are a fun way to inject some some serious style into your home without fear of going OTT. Roxy’s favourite includes any type of bold patterns or graphic prints which complement a faux fur rug for winter.

Interior Designer Profile: Roxy Sowlaty

Images via Roxy Sowlaty, Front Door, In Mod, Flodeau, How You Glow

March 19, 2015

Jonathan Adler Interior Design Essentials

Many years after launching his career as an interior designer, Jonathan Adler opened his first self-titled boutique in Manhattan. His design aesthetic can best be described as fresh and funky meets classic lines and patterns – a true reflection of modern interior design trends.

Now, you can shop through his website from all around the world, and really capture his design aesthetic through the countless established as well as up-and-coming designers featured on this online boutique.

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A few of our must-haves from his website are featured below. Enjoy free shipping on all Australian orders over $150. Let us know of your favourites in the comments below!

Black Gio Kilim Flat Weave Rug, $165

This is an essential piece to complete the look of any bedroom or living space. The geometric print goes with any interior design theme, and is made to last the distance in terms of wear and tear.

Jonathan Adler Interior Design Essentials

Mr. & Mrs. Muse Reversible Mug, $24

A classic mug with a twist for the couple who has it all – but still wants more! Comes with a glossy white glaze with a fabulous moustache and lips on each cup.

Jonathan Adler Interior Design Essentials

Harlequin Table Lamp, $475

The simple brass gold candlestick lamp is what makes this piece so eye-catching, and an absolute must have for any bedroom. Ideal for a smaller space, or even to accessorise your office or bedside table.

Jonathan Adler Interior Design Essentials

Gold Carnaby Stacking Dish, $32

A fun little design at an affordable price is the popular zebra dish by Jonathan Adler. Made from porcelain materials and is thick and sturdy to withstand the daily wear and tear. Use as a jewellery dish to store all of the essentials.

Jonathan Adler Interior Design Essentials

Santorini Salt and Pepper Shakers, $23.99

An affordable little trinket inspired by the majestic Aegean sea, which will surely spice up any evening get-together. Available in gold accents which are paired with funky bold colours.

Jonathan Adler Interior Design Essentials

Image via Material Girls Blog

January 27, 2015

Erika Brechtel Interior Design Profile

You have probably seen her inspirational interior pictures plastered all over Pinterest, but Erika Brechtel is so much more than the mastermind behind such eclectic home design. Working as a brand stylist for more than 11 years allows Erika to give and gain inspiration for a number of home and lifestyle solutions which are classic and trendy at the same time.

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Even though she works as an avid graphic designer for a number of independent companies, her real inspiration comes from interiors. Erika’s main inspirations stem from something clean and sophisticated while still reflecting her infectious personality in all rooms of the house.

Erika Brechtel Interior Design Profile

Erika’s self-titled blog showcases some of her recent and timeless styling work, but also offers inspirational alternatives which you can add to your own home. This click-through feature sources work from both popular and up-and-coming designers and gives them a platform to sell their designs.

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You can recreate Erika’s signature style by sticking to clean lines, but don’t be afraid to mix and match different prints and textures for maximum effect.

Little trinkets and ornaments act as a main feature on bookshelves, coffee tables, and on a desk, so don’t be afraid to splash out on these items every now and then.

Images via Erika Brechtel

January 19, 2015

5 Famous Interior Designers Share Their Best Design Tips

Looking for interior decorating inspiration? We checked in with five famous interior designers to steal their secrets on creating a spectacular space.

1. Add life to a room
Mario Buatta knows the value of adding life to any type of room, so she opts for specific objects like live plants, books, baskets, and even quilts. Combine both vintage and modern pieces for an intriguing way of giving the room personality.

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2. Use what speaks to you
Designer Nate Berkus recommends using objects in your home that speak to you, instead of just copying someone else’s style. It doesn’t have to be an heirloom or trendy accessory, but can simply be an item that you enjoy. He suggests trawling through flea markets and antique stores for one-of-a-kind finds. Also look for special pieces on your next holiday.

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3. Use a grid
A grid can add a bold look to a room with artwork that hangs on the walls. “I like to hang multiple images in a tight grid, just shy of the length of the sofa, with equal margins at the top of the sofa and bottom of the ceiling moulding,” says designer Tom Stringer. This will add a eye-catching detail as well as balance to any room.

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4. Add a decorative chair to each room
Designer Mariette Himes Gomez believes “every room needs at least one character chair for personality.” This offers a focal point to the space and can also make the room look more expensive.

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5. Decorate with dimensional pillows
Jan Showers is known for her impeccable taste in mixing neutrals and colours in the chic homes that she designs. She recommends adding dimension to any couch or chair with pillows that pop and have interesting details.

What’s your interior design style? Tell us in the comments!

January 30, 2014

Take A Look Inside Cameron Diaz’s Gorgeous NYC Apartment

Cameron Diaz has opened the doors to her New York apartment, inspired by her “innately sexy” personality – and let’s just say, we have major home envy. Take a look at these gorgeous photos…

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The living room with its warm, neutral palette

The actress and her celebrity interior decorator Kelly Wearstler show off her two-bedroom, 222-square-metre West Village prewar apartment in the latest issue of ELLE Decor, and they haven’t scrimped on the luxury.

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Main bedroom

Diaz, 41, describes her New York home, which she’s owned for several years, as “a bit like living in a silk-lined jewellery box.”

The apartment might not be big but every detail has been given the A-list treatment, with drawers lined in raw black silk, interiors of closets covered in custom wallpaper or bursts of vivid paint and plenty of bling.

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Decadent main bathroom

“I blame my love of sparkly, shiny things on my Cuban roots,” says Diaz.

From the bedroom with its cool grey tones, to the bathroom gilded in gold and bronze, Wearstler says her celebrity client was very hands-on.

“Cameron taught me to be more sensitive to the hand of fabrics and textiles. She was so involved in every step…[she] has excellent taste and understands how colours work together and why quality pieces make rooms special.”

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Kitchen

Home is definitely where the heart is for Diaz. “I’m surrounded by things that mean something to me. That’s what a home is.”

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Guest bedroom

Cameron will next be seen playing Miss Hannigan in the upcoming remake of Annie.

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Guest bathroom

What do you think of Cameron Diaz’s New York apartment? Which room is your favourite?

September 5, 2013