Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Designer decor trends for 2013

Terrance Bar Cart - Natural $430, from
Photography: Jody D'arcy, Stylist: Jo Carmichael

Bar Carts: Bar carts are gaining in popularity as our zest for outdoor living grows and I've discovered one company which delivers a collection of options for you to choose from. 
Natalie Long, owner of Bowerhouse, uses her knowledge and experience in the fashion and design field to create unique and interesting pieces with the aim of inspiring others to surround themselves with beautiful and creative spaces.
Her range of bar carts will truly inspire you to gather your family and friends around - for me they evoke my passion of reading under a shady tree - what better way to relax.

Roy bar cart, $425, from
Designer and owner of Bowerhouse, Natalie Long. Photography: Jody D'arcy, Stylist: Jo Carmichael

Brass: Brass is the metal of 2013 and it seems to be popping up everywhere. We always seem to turn the clock back with trends and once again we delve back into our past for inspiration.
Kate Stokes established Coco Flip in 2010 which is based in Melbourne. She has used her expertise and knowledge in industrial design creating some stunning pieces, one of which is made from the now trending brass - Mr Cooper, inspired by the old tin can telephone.

Mr Cooper - Inspired by the old tin can telephone or 'lovers telephone' this spun brass pendant light pays tribute to a time gone by. Available from Photography: Scottie Cameron.
Designer and owner of Coco Flip, Kate Stokes

Designer cushions: Hands up who doesn't have a cushion fetish, I know I do. Cushions are the easiest and most inexpensive way to revamp up a room and with the vast array of styles available there is no better time to gather your collection. Be brave and mix n match your colours, patterns and textures.
My passion for cushions lead me to opening up my own online store, Cushion Spot, based in Geelong. I wanted to give you the option of choosing Australian designer made products created my extremely talented textile designers from all over the country.

Charlee Le More gem cushions, from
Emiti Design cushions, from