The grown-up family home.

I'm really loving this beautiful home in Rose Bay, NSW, designed by the very talented Nina Maya. It's grown-up ambience and sophisticated colour palette has me intrigued about the family who lives here (and their style!). 

A moody, jewel-like colour palette of crimson, gold and indigo compliment the fusion of luxe materials including metallic accents, marble features and walnut timber elements. So divine!

And what about the feature mirror in the kitchen?! In an all white setting, it really sings beauty and glam and completely elevates another white kitchen to luxe status! What a daring feature but a fabulous choice. 

It's pared back style of living allows the features of each room to stand out - whether its a piece of furniture, a colour or a material finish - this home has been well curated and harmoniously put together. 

Full details available at Nina Maya Interiors.

SbyD x

Objects of Desire.

I'm always on the look out for art, objects and sculptural pieces that are individual, unusual and maybe a little eccentric. Just to push the boundaries a little and to offer the unexpected in the home. Whether it be to inspire a thought or inject some humour, here's a few pieces I'm loving at the moment.

Mixing metals and stones to create unique sculptural candlestick totems designed by Arik Levy forms part of Forestier's new range this year. The myriad of combinations makes for an exciting, individual tabletop display. 

Local Artist Adoni Astrinakis takes on a classic with a little bit of fun. Elvis in Headdress (acrylic on stretched canvas). A self-taught artist, his collection of work would present a playful edition to any home. 

The Atelier collection by Dinosaur Designs offers a homewares collection full of bold colours. The Puzzle set above is a gorgeous representation of colour combinations and visual interest. This is definitely the object to fiddle with in times of absent-mindedness and distraction!

LA ceramicist Ben Medansky collaborates with my all time favourite designer Kelly Wearstler on an exclusive collection with Bergdorf Goodman, named Pyrite, that brings an elegantly refined addition to Medansky's unique, minimalist wares (no doubt Kelly's touch!).

SbyD x

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SPOTTED: Wood Melbourne.

I love to discover great new design on our home turf. Not only is it exciting to work with native materials, concepts that resonate with the Australian style of living but to also support a community of people who are "giving it a go" down under. 

Wood Melbourne was founded by carpenter, builder, tinkerer and inventor Oliver MacLatchy. With a passion for timber, he has created a range of bathroom fixtures that utilise reclaimed timber for its versatility, tactile nature and ability to tell a story through its ageing process. 

Isla Timber Bath Sprout.

Isla Timber Bath Sprout.

Isla Timber Bath Sprout.

Isla Timber Bath Sprout.

There is something in simplicity with it's refined but elegant nature. This range of fixtures really resonates with a warm, lived-in home. 

With the release of their second line of products to include concrete and brass finishes, Wood Melbourne explore the beauty of natural and honest materials to offer character and authenticity in the home.  

Oscar round timber taps. 

Oscar round timber taps. 

Jo-Hannah Brass Sprout. 

Jo-Hannah Brass Sprout. 

But without a doubt, its the fusion of all three elements - timber, concrete and brass - that really sings true to my heart in its sense of style and timeless appeal. 

You can view Wood Melbourne's entire range here or visit their showroom at 146 Melville Rd, West Brunswick.

SbyD x

It's all about the curves.

When it comes to decorating a home, I love the impact curves and round shapes can do to a space. Especially in large rooms where there are many straight, rigid lines (think kitchen island bench, rectangular dining and coffee tables etc). Curves help soften the look and feel of a home. Here's a few great ways you can introduce curves into your space.

Lighting.

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Furniture.

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I particularly love a curved sofa that not only has soft round edges at the corner but snakes it body within a room! Curvaceous lines add so much character to an interior. They balance linear lines, add warmth and comfort and help create intimacy by drawing pieces together in a room. 

SbyD x

Images via: one / two / three / four / five / six.