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Posts from April 2015

Decorating ideas from award winning spaces…

April 24th, 2015 tagged as BOWERHOUSE NEWS |Decorating

Nominations for the 2015 Australian Interior Design awards have been announced and I have dreamily been perusing the gallery of beautiful shortlisted homes.

These spaces represent today's cutting edge architecture & interior design - although they might be a little daring or extravagant for the average taste or budget, they provide wonderful inspiration for layout, fixtures, finishes & colour palette ideas. I hope you find my pick of the spaces exciting & inspiring….

  1. Designed by Robson Rak Architects. Photography - Lisa Cohen
  2. Designed by Surroundings Architects
  3. Designed by Whiting Architects. Photographey - Sharyn Cairns
  4. Designed by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. Photography - Shannon McGrath
  5. Designed by Sisalla Interior Design - Photography - Eve Wilson
  6. Designed by Arent & Pyke & Jason Sullivan. Photography - Felix Forest
  7. Designed by Pleysier Perkins & Nexus Designs Collaboration. Photography - James Geer
  8. Designed by Whiting Architects. Photography - Sharyn Cairns
  9. Design by Pleysier Perkins & Nexus Designs Collaboration. Photography - James Geer
  10. Designed by Jesse Bennett Architect. Photography - Sean Fennessy
  11. Designed by Pleysier Perkins & Nexus Designs Collaboration. Photography - James Geer

Images via here.

JUST LANDED... COSY, WARM LAYERS FOR YOUR HOME...

A beautiful collection of quilts & throws have landed to bring warmth & colour to your home now the cold, grey weather has started to set in...

If you are chasing an understated, luxe & serene feeling in your bedroom the Kingsize Cutwork ‘Rosa’ Bed Throw is for you; a gorgeous weight, not too heavy - a cosy, breathable layer on top of your doona. Made from 2 layers of soft cotton, with an intricate cut pattern in the top layer & hand stitched. Dimensions 220 x 270cm (suitable for queen or king bed) 

We rarely get larger size vintage kantha quilts suitable for king size beds, so I am thrilled to share our 'Heema' Kingsize Vintage Kantha Patchwork Quilt - a technicolour dream coat for your bedroom, this gorgeous piece is made to inject joy & inspiration to your home, perfect for your own bedroom sanctuary, a guest room or for draping over a lounge room sofa for a colourful layer of protection from spills/grubby hands & feet. One of a kind, made from patch-worked panels of soft vintage printed cotton intricately handstiched together. Dimensions 230 x 280cm (suitable for queen or king bed) 

The Inka Indigo Kantha Quilt is a special statement piece, the perfect way to add rich colour, pattern & interest to a bedroom, or lay over a sofa for a burst of colour & protection from spills & sticky fingers. In our favourite indigo palette with touches of yellow & red, each piece is one of a kind. Dimensions 220 x 270cm (suitable for queen or king bed) 

We have re-stocked the popular Indigo Shibori Kantha Throws & have welcomed a new beautiful design to the family - The 'Lotus' Shibori Kantha Quilt is like a work of art for your bed - featuring a gorgeous hand dyed/printed shibori design, it makes a statement in an all white bedroom or layer with other inky blue tones for a luxe, moody feeling.

Dimensions 220 x 270cm (suitable for queen or king bed) 

Live bright,

Natalie x

A peek at my Bali hit-list…

April 10th, 2015

Before our recent honeymoon in Bali becomes a distant memory, I want to mix things up & share a mini photo diary of our trip to let you in on some of our fave spots around Seminyak, I hope it will be a handy little reference if you are planning a Bali getaway...

1. Sisterfields - Our new favourite lunch spot, a place to keep the whole family happy with healthy salads, green juices, coconut water & equally tasty burgers, fries & pulled pork sandwiches.

2, 4, 10. Anantara Hotel - The perfect hotel if you are looking for a peaceful, romantic getaway - wonderful location right on the beach in Seminyak.

3. Sunday Brunch at the W Hotel - Is becoming an institution, all you can eat & drink with every cuisine imaginable - worth it just to check out this amazing hotel if you are not lucky enough to be staying here, you also get use of the pool during your visit.

5, 8. Moonlite Kitchen & Bar - Rooftop restaurant at the Anantara Hotel - Panoramic views of the coastline, watch the sun dip into the Indian Ocean while enjoying tasty Asian fusion food & a live jazz band.

6. Cocoon - Great spot to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails (2 for 1 cocktails 4pm-7pm) - avoid this place on a Sunday when they put on crazy nightclub’esque parties.

7. Motel Mexicola - be transported to Mexico for the evening, tasty mexican fare, killer Margaritas, upbeat tunes, amazing quirky decor & all round awesome atmosphere.

9. Barbacoa - The latest go-to dinner spot in Bali, wood burning pits & ovens, tasty Latin American tapas style food, jaw-dropping interiors - we chose to eat alfresco on the terrace overlooking the rice paddies. (PS the house made Peanut Butter ice-cream is to die for)

I also recommend Grocer & Grind for breakfast/coffee, Ryoshi for a quick & tasty Japanese lunch, La Lucciola & Sarong for a romantic dinner (book ahead).

For pampering I love Spa Bali, for a special treat we head to Bodyworks for the '2 Hour Exfoliation Massage’ in a couple’s room - we book this in for the last day to scrub away sunscreen build up & head home with soft, glowing skin.

NEW IN STORE THIS WEEK...

  1. Ikat Cotton Throw in Ink Blue, Silk Kantha Cushions - 'Silver Blue Paisley' & 'Silver Blue Floral'
  2. Denim Cushions - 'Kriss Kross' & 'Ikat', Silk kantha cushions - 'Kali' & 'Ariel'
  3. 'Viola' vintage kantha quilt
  4. Ikat Cotton Throw in Denim Blue, Ikat denim cushion
  5. Denim Cushions - 'Kriss Kross' & 'Leopard', Silk kantha cushions - 'Flora 1' & 'Reed'
  6. 'Rimesh' vintage kantha quilt 

Live bright,

Natalie x

1st peek at gorgeous new treasures…

April 7th, 2015

Lots of gorgeous new pieces have landed in the shop, I am sharing them with you today!

The easiest way to update and give life to a tired space is with cushions; this collection is full of beautiful bursts of gorgeous colour & pattern - like jewels for your living room or bedroom, perfect for injecting inspiration & joy to your home...

This is a limited edition collection with 1 or 2 pieces in each design, made from vintage panels of printed silk intricately hand stitched.

Being made from vintage material, you may find patches, rough/raw edges & general imperfections in the colour/finish, adding to its unique charm.

Click HERE to browse the new kantha cushion collection.

Also just in, our cotton hand woven throws are an easy way to bring colour & life into any space. They are a light weight, beautiful hand woven quality, lay across the foot of your bed or on a couch or armchair, they also make great rugs for picnics & beach days.

Ikat Throw - 160cm x 240cm - $97.00

Stripe Throw - 220cm x 260cm - $109.00

Click HERE to shop these gorgeous new throws.


I won't bore you with details, but thought I would share a snap of our special celebration a few weeks ago…

Above quote via @theblacklinebylauren

Live bright,

Natalie x