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Let me take you on a journey…

November 19th, 2015 tagged as BOWERHOUSE NEWS

Today I would love to take you on a little journey to be the 1st to discover our new summer collection & campaign 'The Golden Hour'.

Shot & styled by the best in the biz & my ultimate dream team - photographer Jody D’Arcy & stylist Jo Carmichael on location in the gorgeous home of Mon Palmer of Slightly Garden Obsessed.

I hope you enjoy...

Featured above:
‘Veena’ vintage kantha quilt, Gypsy Luxe Velvet Euro & Regular Cushions - Slate, Aquarius 2, Reed & Selene Kantha cushions, Jute/Metallic Gold Stripe Rug, Drum Stool - Wenge/ Black Geo Cushion, Natural Seagrass Basket Med & Large, Handwoven Wallhanging - Black, ‘You on my Mind’ & ‘Your Time to Shine’ Legacy Artworks.

Featured above:
Image 1 & 2 - Roy Bar Cart, Drum Stool - Whitewash/Black Geo Cushion, 'Kaveri' Vintage Kantha Quilt, Natural Seagrass Baskets.
Image 3 - Leopard Denim Cushion, Kriss Kross Denim Cushion, Selene & Reed Kantha cushions, 'Charu' Vintage Kantha Quilt, Drum Stool - Wenge/ Black Geo Cushion,

Featured above:
‘Alia' Cutwork Bed Throw, 'Tamasi' Vintage Kantha Quilt, Gypsy Luxe Velvet Euro & Regular Cushions - Moss, Uma Vintage Kantha cushions, Barrel Side Table - Wenge, Natural Seagrass Basket Medium, Handwoven Wallhanging - Natural + Beads, Island Baby Pendant Light - Black.

Featured above:
Terrance Bar Cart - Natural, Handwoven Wallhanging - Indigo, ‘Santorini' Kingsize Indigo Kantha Quilt, Linier Kingsize Indigo Kantha Quilt, Gypsy Luxe Velvet Cushion - Ocean, Indigo Kantha Euro Pillowcase - Check, Kali & Ariel Kantha cushions, Indigo Kantha Euro Pillowcase - Floral.

Featured above:
‘Himaja’ vintage kantha quilt (on wall), Islander Pendant Light - Black, Legacy Artwork, 'Daya' & 'Ajatha' Vintage Kantha Quilts (on bed), Gypsy Luxe Velvet Euro & Regular Cushions - Teal, Ikat Denim Cushion, Kriss Kross Denim Cushion, Natural Seagrass Basket Large.


Featured above:
Terrance Bar Cart - Wenge.

'The Golden Hour' collection now available in store.

Live bright,
Natalie x

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Peek behind the scenes of our latest campaign shoot + 1st dibs on the new collection!...

November 12th, 2015 tagged as BOWERHOUSE NEWS

This week I am thrilled to share a peek from our latest summer campaign shoot with a few sneaky iPhone shots I managed to capture on the day...

Campaign stylist - Jo Carmichael
Campaign photographer - Jody D’Arcy
We were transported to paradise with our stunning location the home of landscape design extraordinaire Mon Palmer of Slightly Garden Obsessed.


THE NEW VINTAGE KANTHA COLLECTION...

Versatile & designed to help you create your dream summer space all about luxe pattern & colour, layer these quilts onto your bed or sofa for a gorgeous dose of texture & interest. Create your very own sanctuary, a space that invites you to linger a little longer & lose yourself with a magazine & a glass of ice tea.

This will likely be our last kantha collection before the holiday season, we have searched far & wide for the amazing pattern & coloured textiles - each piece is one of a kind & once sold cannot be reordered.

Dimensions - Each piece varies, generally all will fully cover a single bed or lay horizontally to cover a double or queen bed (the quilt will cover the bed width-ways and the bottom 2/3 of the bed lengthways)

Shop the collection here.

THE NEW KINGSIZE INDIGO SHIBORI KANTHA QUILT...

The classic combo of blue & white is timeless, these kingsize kantha bed throws invite a relaxed, coastal, carefree vibe to your space.

Being hand dyed/printed & sewn, no 2 pieces are exactly the same. Made from Indian cotton & easy to layer over your existing doona or over sheets as the weather warms up.

Dimensions - 230 x 280cm (will cover a king or queen size bed) 

Shop the collection here.


THE NEW HANDWOVEN WALLHANGING COLLECTION...

We are so excited to introduce these stunning handwoven wall hangings to Bowerhouse - the photos really don't do them justice! A statement piece of art to invite colour & texture to any space - they literally beg you to reach out & touch them. Would make a stunning feature piece in a nursery or a beautiful gift idea for someone special but really they are perfect for any space that is craving some life & personality.

Handwoven exclusively for Bowerhouse by Perth based textile artist Erica Zuccala (AKA 'Mac & More')

Pieces can be hung from the wooden dowel onto a wall hook or screw, dimensions for each listed below, measured at widest & longest points;

Shop the collection here

Live bright,
Natalie x

My guide to gorgeous concrete floors…

November 5th, 2015 tagged as Decorating

In recent years, concrete has become such a popular flooring option, there are now so many colours, effects & finishes available that there is a concrete floor to suit every home & interior style. We chose concrete for our current home & love it's beauty & practicality, I thought I would share a selection of gorgeous concrete floors & some tips to keep in mind when deciding if concrete is right for you...

Above images; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

In a new build, the concrete material for the slab can be chosen with polished concrete floors in mind, care must then be taken throughout the build to protect the slab from damage & towards the end of the build it is cut, polished & sealed to reveal the finished surface. To install concrete floors in an older property an existing slab can be polished, or an extra layer of concrete can be laid over the existing slab & then polished back.

Concrete floors are very durable, easy to mop clean & if desired can be re-buffed every 5 years or so to restore shine.

One thing to keep in mind is that concrete floors can be cold, this has been a problem for us in our current home & for our next build we would not consider concrete without underfloor heating. (If you live in a tropical climate or your home gets plenty of radiant heat from windows the cold may not be an issue)

The colour & finish options for concrete are endless, it can be dyed, acid washed, left in a raw state for a more natural look or aggregate can be added for colour & interest. Different states have specialist concrete suppliers, but a few of the big names to check out are Boral, Hanson & Holcim, these guys have showrooms with their colour & finish options on display.

In our current home (a new build) we went with an aggregate concrete from Holcim ‘Eucalyptus' - a creamy white colour with pale flecks of aggregate in browns & greys - a lovely neutral look that works with any interior colour scheme. We were also able to continue the same concrete to our outdoor alfresco, we gave the outdoor areas a smooth ‘honed’ finish, continuing the same material outdoors gave us that seamless transition between indoor & out so that when the big sliding doors are opened up, this open plan space merges into one big entertaining zone.

If you have any questions about our experience with concrete floors don't hesitate to hit reply & ask away :)


Live bright,
Natalie x

An ultimate, all-time feature for your home…

October 23rd, 2015

The herringbone pattern is one of those ultimate, classic features in interior design - dating back centuries, it is often seen in older, European homes but has made a comeback in recent years & works equally as well in modern architecture.

It is timeless, classic & will never date - depending on how it is used it can feel modern & edgy too. Natural wood flooring or marble tiles laid in a herringbone pattern bring luxurious elegance, a simple white subway tile laid in a herringbone pattern instantly looks sophisticated & chic.

If used over large areas keep other elements in the space simple with clean lines & let the herringbone be the feature. Because it packs such a punch, it can be really effective when used in small doses like a kitchen splashback or feature wall/panel of tiling in a bathroom.

A few gorgeous examples of herringbone ‘in action’...

Above images; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Live bright, Natalie x