Each year there are several trade fairs held across the country. I usually attend all of the Sydney ones and the August Melbourne fairs. I flew down to Melbourne this year for the fairs to see what all of my suppliers have on offer for the second half of the year. It’s always a big few days but I really enjoy catching up with my suppliers and seeing the new ranges – lots of ooh’s and ahh’s! Equator Homewares, a supplier of really lovely Hamptons style sofas, solid timber furniture and outdoor furniture interviewed me about my experience at the latest fairs and you can read about it here. The blog post goes into detail about exactly how much effort is put into a trade fair stand together and boy it’s not easy!Read More
It’s time to reveal an exciting new project I’ve been working on. If you’re a follower of Interiors Addict or my instagram page you’ll know that we’ve teamed up to style and decorate a holiday rental apartment in Palm Beach. You can read all about it on Jen’s blog and follow the progress of the project on both of our blogs. So far we’re at the planning and product ordering stage. The sofa will be ready in two weeks and there’s a truck load of furniture leaving Melbourne in a fortnight. I cannot wait to share more!
Emma xRead More
As most of you know I work part-time for thehome.com.au as a buyer and stylist. Just last week I got together with our lifestyle stylist Marj Silva to style a Spring lunch party for an intimate party of media guests at Gazebo in Elizabeth Bay.
Here are some photos from the lunch taken by the very talented Lisa of Wander & Scout.
The theme we went with was a spring woodlands look with faux moss rocks, balls and pads styled with gorgeous woodland creatures from Have You Met Miss Jones.
We were up early the day before the lunch to visit the Flower Markets, neither of us had been before and despite the 5am arrival time it was a wonderful experience that I highly recommend (even if you just go once!). We created pretty poseys for the vases on the tables, flower bombs using foam oasis balls and carnations with their stems cut off and then threaded cotton string through the heads of some carnations so we could string them from the ceiling. And my lovely florist friend Claire at Willow & Dune created the sweetest little terrariums I have EVER seen!
It all came together beautifully and we were so pleased with our styling efforts!
Special thanks to Have You Met Miss Jones, Boyd Blue, Cadrys Rugs and Willow & Dune
Emma xRead More
Instagram introduces me to so many lovely people in the interiors industry, one person I ‘met’ on Instagram was Sally who was collecting all sorts of coastal items for an online store she was building called Coastal Vintage. The online store has just been launched and there’s a treasure trove of goodies for sale. Sally will be adding new things weekly so make sure you keep checking the site. Run, don’t walk!
What a fun weekend I had in Orange for the very first Jumbled Workshop. It was such a pleasure to spend the weekend with so many lovely ladies talking design and decoration! I ran two workshops, one on Saturday and another on the Sunday. The workshop consisted of a little speech from me outlining my golden rules of decorating, how to mix and match styles and a few other vital decorating tips! After that everyone got to work making their own mood boards to inspire and kick start the decor process of a certain room back home. I wandered the tables giving advice and it was so nice to see that some very well prepared visitors had brought photos and floor plans for me to see and help with. Everyone then had the chance to browse around the shop and purchase some new goodies for their homes. Here’s a few pics of the workshops and the gorgeous store that is Jumbled (you can also buy online!)
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and really loved the town of Orange too! So I hope that I can travel further around NSW at least to begin with and meet many more lovely people. If you’d like to participate in a decorating workshop and you’re in a rural or regional town please click through to my Decorating Workshops service page and tell me where you’re located so I can add it to my wish list of places to visit!