DECORATING ARTICLES

Created by Sydney-based husband-and-wife team Michael and Tessa Bautovich, The Lowercase is a design studio where everyday items are transformed into whimsical worlds of expressive face cards, delightful cushions and quirky bed sets that’ll bring a smile to any child, big or small.

With a mutual love for Australian design, Nicholas Karlovasitis and Sarah Gibson founded DesignByThem. Danielle Hanrahan talks to the duo about simplicity, sustainability and their rising brand.

The festive season is an exciting time of year, there’s the David Jones window displays, carolling in the park and my favourite, all the pretty decorations that light up the city. So, we decided to ask some of our favourite bloggers about what they love about Christmas and what they hope to find under their tree!

1. YELLOWTRACE www.yellowtrace.com.au

Dana Tomic Hughes, a Sydney-based interior designer, shares her love for “great design and clever people” on her cutting-edge and influential design blog, Yellowtrace.

We love Christmas here at Home Ideas, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite decorations for the festive season. From whimsical wreaths and paper trees to retro-cool advent calendars, we’ve got your Christmas covered!

WHIMSICAL WREATHS
Handmade in Nepal, these whimsical wreaths are colourful circles of felt that would make your door or mantle the envy of all others. From $75 to $110, available from Down To The Woods.
www.downtothewoods.com.au

FOLK ART
These Vintage Folk Baubles from Lark would make a colourful and folksy addition to any tree! $19.95 for six.

Stylist Karen Creith says there's nothing more satisfying than being able to stand back and admire the results of your own hard work. The enjoyment that comes from both attempting and completing simple projects can never be undervalued. And when you’re finished you can relax and bask in the endorphins that will flow from a job well done.
 

Nowadays sofas can be pricey investments, so it’s important to take care of them and ensure they last the distance. The sofa experts at King Furniture helped us out and shared their tips on prolonging the life of a fabric sofa and keeping it clean!

Open-plan living seems to be de rigueur these days – living areas come together to make one family-friendly, open space. So use what you have wisely and create a room that multi-tasks! Read on to see how a living room can double as an outdoor entertaining area, home theatre, family room, kitchen, study or guest bedroom.

As one of Australia’s leading couturiers, Alex Perry has conquered the fashion world with his glamorous and stunning designs. As he continues to wow the fashion set with his gorgeous gowns, Alex has partnered with Designer Rugs to create a range of quality rugs that epitomise style and beauty. Alex chats to Selina Gordevich about his foray into interiors and his home-styling tips.
 

Three words to describe your new range for Designer Rugs? Grecian, glamorous and impacting.

When it comes to storage, let’s not forget the garage – it can be so much more than just a place to park the car.

Whether hiding clutter or providing a design feature – think a Carrie Bradshaw-worthy shoe cupboard – the right kind of storage can make all the difference in your home. Particularly with many people living in smaller places, the need for storage space has never been more important.