The individual charm of the Maskros pendant shines through, even when it’s white on white. From IKEA, it’s $199. For stockists, visit

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Many of us grew up with the delightful stories of the Brothers Grimm, Enid Blyton and the like and this superb wallpaper reminds us of these early tales – but in a very glamorous, grown-up way! Although whimsical in design, the decadent dark colours and metallic tones create a sophisticated visual feast. It’s a feature in itself so simply complement it with some sleek, contemporary pieces and don’t clutter the room with too much furniture. Enchanted in matt black is from the Gracia range by Verve Designer Collection. For stockists, visit

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It looks like it belongs in a to-die-for summer retreat overlooking a pristine Norwegian fjord, but we’re rather certain it’ll be right at home in your place too! The Jacob Small T-Lamp from Beacon Lighting is $89.95. For stockists, visit

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Go for glamour with the stylish Denby Monsoon Chrysanthemum dining set from Lemongrass Homeware. Imported from England and made from fine china, it’s available as either a 16 or 20-piece setting. The 16-piece set contains four dinner plates, four entree plates, four soup/ cereal bowls and four mugs, and retails for $379. For stockists, call (03) 9775 1332.

Just a touch of floral in all the right places, the Swinton tailored pillowcases are $69.95 a pair, from Sheridan. For stockists, visit

If you can weave it, then it’s in style at the moment. We love woven fibres in the home, whether it’s rattan furniture, a bamboo lampshade or a lovely basket to take to the shops. The only thing that can make it more appealing is if it’s environmentally friendly (and people friendly) like the Solo Jute basket. Hand-woven by women working in a Fair Trade program in Bangladesh, these baskets combine traditional weaving skills and natural materials with contemporary design.

We love felt, and the Milk & Sugar rectangular placemat is rather groovy too. Only $29.90 for a set of four. For stockists, visit

You may not recognise it immediately, but one of the first things we thought when we saw this lovely pendant is that it looks like an upside-down daffodil. Seeking nature in design adds an earthy, natural feel to your home – no matter how contemporary the interpretation may be. And after all, every single form can be found in nature originally, whether it’s the straight lines of a poplar tree, the curving arches of a vine or the perfect circle of a puddle. The Ella pendant is from Beacon Lighting. For stockists, visit

Wash cloth, face cloth or tea towel? Use them any way you want. These Danish multi cloths from Rikke Inter Collection are bright, fun and really handy. Made of 100 per cent thickly woven cotton, there are two sizes and 27 colours to choose from. Available from Remo General Store, prices start from $9.68. For stockists, visit

Get back into the swing of entertaining with this gorgeous set. The SunnyLIFE Lacquer Bamboo range includes a small bowl, salad servers, salad bowl and large platter. Prices start from $16.95. For stockists, visit

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