Australian Designers: Sarah and Sebastian

You’ve probably heard about Sarah and Sebastian Jewellery through the grapevine; worn by a friend-of-a-friend, or even spotted one of their signature rings on Instagram. This Australian brand only launched in 2011, as the love-child of designers Sarah Gittoes and Robert Sebastian Grynkofki who turned their passion into a booming business.

Featured in local and international publications such as Vogue, ELLE, Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire, amongst other titles, there shouldn’t be a reason why you haven’t picked up one of their pieces for yourself.

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Influenced by modern simplicity which is reflected in their design aesthetic, Sarah and Sebastian aim to create bespoke pieces which are at heart, timeless.

Australian Designers: Sarah and Sebastian

Creating three collections of their own including Drei, Fraulein, and Blume while also collaborating with Dion Lee on his runway shows in 2013-14, has catapulted this modest Sydney duo into international fame. Stylish celebrity fans include Kate Waterhouse, Phoebe Tonkin, and Margaret Zhang (just to name a few).

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November 19, 2014

Interior Inspiration: Minimalist Trends For Your Home

Want to give your home a subtle facelift? Scandinavian style isn’t just reserved for the streets, with many people choosing a simple colour palette to decorate their home or office. The objective is simple – invest in chic and easy designs which will last forever.

If you’re not looking to convert your entire home into an Ikea catalogue, there are some simple ways to include this style into your home without the cost of endless renovations.

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DO: Invest in simple designs

While patterns are very tempting, it’s sometimes best to go the simple route and opt for a traditional design instead. Think colours such as white, black, grey, and even wood which are all shades that won’t be going out of style anytime soon.

DON’T: Clash prints

The secret to Scandinavian style is to keep it simple. Avoid spending huge sums of money on prints or temporary designs which are trendy right now – if you’re unsure of how you want to design your home, a bunch of conflicting prints isn’t going to help. Stick with neutral tones, then invest in some interesting bed linen or art works to make the house warm and friendly.

DO: Buy wall hangings

If you’re keeping the rest of the home relatively subdued, it’s great to invest in art or wall hangings to liven up a room. Not only is art a reflection of who you are, it’s also a great conversation starter and will last you for years to come. Get creative and frame some of your own art, such as designer bags and even drawings by the kids!

DON’T: Go all out

If you want to incorporate this trend into your own home, it’s important to do it one step at a time. Getting rid of all your furniture shouldn’t be at the top of your agenda – instead invest in some timeless pieces, and use what you have to create an atmosphere which is truly a reflection of who you are.

DO: Play with texture

While some minimalist homes are often in the same colour palette, this trend allows you to play with texture instead. Decorate the living room with funky pillows, throws and shags which create a cosy base for yourself and your visitors. A sheepskin rug is also a great option for the winter time, since it’s practical and extremely appropriate for the season!

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October 5, 2014