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5 Winter Decorating tips for the Australian Home

Winter home decoration needn’t be a chore. It may be cold outside this time of year in Australia, but that doesn’t mean your interior should be hibernating too! Here are five decorating ideas to make your home feel alive this winter.

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Before And After: Redefining A Bleak Master Bedroom

Master bedrooms are a hub of stylistic expression, and a well-designed, inviting master bedroom can steal away the centerpiece crown held by your living room.  If your master is lackluster, redefining it via interior design from a dismal, colourless space into a dramatic hotel-esque quarter adds an essential layer of eloquence to your home.

Interior Design Melbourne’s design aficionados recently rehabilitated a dreary master bedroom, and outlined are each step we took in improvements—feel free to use them as a guide to liven your space into a notable retreat commensurate with those high in the Hollywood hills.

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After

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Results

Changed orientation of the room

Squared off main wall (removed boxed-out obstruction) with minor plaster work

New carpet installation

Pearlised paint to feature wall behind bed as budget didn’t allow for wallpaper

Custom bedhead in feature fabric

Custom block-out curtains and sheer installation

New bedsides and lamps

New desk and tallboy

Upholstered chair and bench ottoman in luxe fabrics

TV reallocated to side wall

New bedding and duvet

Artwork and accessories

The result of the above blossomed the space from a dull, unlively room to one with a grander appearance, giving a sumptuous, restful feel with soothing-coloured luxe fabrics combined with a warm and inviting atmosphere.  The textural, eye-catching finishes and increased space efficiency adds the finishing touch to this finely crafted, creatively remodelled master bedroom.

Ferrari Interiors manages projects of all sizes and will polish and revive your commercial or residential space with detailed sophistication. Call 0417 088 602 or fill in the form below for a customised quote.

Mother’s Day 2018 gift ideas

Mother’s Day is a chance to pause and remember how much our mums do for us. It’s nice to surprise our mums with a little gift too! If you’re stuck for present ideas this Mother’s Day, look no further. We have rounded up five of our favourite ‘perfect for mum’ gifts, which can all be ordered online to make it super easy for you to say ‘love you mum’. So jump in…

Silk pillowcases from The Goodnight Co

We all love beautiful linen, so why not gift your mum a fresh set of silk sheets and a matching eye mask this year? Sleeping on silk has many benefits for hair, skin and sleep, including reducing moisture loss and smoothing hair. There’s lots to love about these products for mum! Make her breakfast in bed for extra brownie points…

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Pana Chocolate ‘I love you mum’ gift pack

Pana Chocolate says “Because she’s sweet, considered and good for you”. We say you can’t go wrong with chocolate. Treat your mum with these raw, organic chocolates, which are handmade in Australia. We bet they won’t last long!

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S’well Liberty Fabrics bottles

We have always loved S’well Bottles but their new Liberty Fabrics collection, in collaboration with Liberty London Fabrics, would have to be their prettiest yet. The bonus is that these bottles keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Perfect for taking tea on the go or simply staying hydrated in style.

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Eva Solo Tea Maker

Many of our mums love to sit down with a cup of tea. Make it more enjoyable for her with the Eva Solo Tea Maker. It is drip-free and has a zip-up cover to keep tea hot for longer. It’s great for mums who love to hit the open road and travel, without missing out on their creature comforts.

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Gigi PJ Lounge Set

With this transition into the cooler months, is your mum due for a new set of PJs? We love this breton style stripe lounge set from Foundling, made from super soft cotton with a hit of stretch. You might be tempted to order yourself a pair too!

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For something your mum will treasure forever, why not choose a matching set of bracelets for you and her? These ‘Mummy and me’ bracelet sets by Lily Belle make a perfect gift. You can even add your name or a message to the bracelets for extra meaning.

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Inside Ladurée’s whimsical Tokyo tea salon

It’s one of those spaces that must be seen to be believed. Ladurée’s new salon de thé in Tokyo is a whimsical display of colour, candy and cutesy.

With stores in Geneva and Los Angeles, the macaron and pastry specialist India Madhavi poured her creative vision into this new dessert cafe.

The interior details see grey and white chequered marble flooring, bespoke scalloped velvet furniture, blown glass lamps, and generous serves of lime-green and candy pink throughout.

One things’s for sure: if we had all the money (and time) in the world, we’d fly mum here for Mother’s Day high tea. But for now, we can dream on by exploring the images of this quaint Parisian cafe in thriving Tokyo…

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