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Interior Trends for Spring

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With spring in the air it is time for a fresh start when it comes to your interiors. It might be all the fresh air, new blooms in the garden, or the vitamin D, but it seems to inspire a change in your interior space. We are exploring Vogue’s interior trends for Spring.

While minimalism has been on trend for quite some time, this spring is taking a look at the opposite. Take all those colourful throw pillows out of the cupboard, hang that bold statement art piece, and embrace all things shiny and big.

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A trend in fabric this spring, according to Lauren Keenan of  Lauren Keenan Home is boucle. Boucle fabric has an irregular loop style to it, creating a bold texture in upholstery.

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Straight lines are out and curves are in. A good way to break up a space is to add a round mirror, semi circle accessories, or arched designs.

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Making a big comeback this spring is bold statement tiles inspired by Spanish and Italian design. This goes well with the idea of maximising your space. Look for tile with lots of colour, pattern, and warmth to incorporate into your space.

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The go to colour this spring is mustard. It is a great colour that can go with many neutrals. Think grey, pale pink, white, or navy… mustard will make a statement without taking away from the space.

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Marble has alway had a place in any space to create a luxurious look, but this spring ditch the traditional and go with dark marble. You can add touches of marble without breaking the bank with a statement dining or coffee table or even a lux vase.

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Biophilia is on trend. Try to merge nature with your interior space by using styling items similar in your indoor and outdoor space, or add greenery and botanical prints.

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Modern Art Deco is a spin on the traditional Art Deco, still using jewel hues and bold patterns, but pairing things back with more matte finishes and sandy tones.

 

We are loving the interior trends for spring 2019.

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A colourful pop-up at Bergdorf Goodman

British interior designer Kit Kemp created a colourful pop-up at Bergdorf Goodman.  A beautiful light-filled loft space on the seventh floor of Bergdorf Goodman was transformed into a whimsical space with the designer’s creations and collaborations.

The ‘Mythical Land’ wallpaper found throughout the space is a collaboration with Andrew Martin.

The fabric covering the cushions, furniture, and curtains in the space are from collaborations with Christopher Farr and Chelsea Textiles.

The rugs throughout the space come from Wilton Carpet’s Kit Kemp Collection.

Kemp uses colour in the three different spaces, changing from pastels to stronger bold tones. She is known for mixing prints and colours and in this space she does so seamlessly, creating a cohesive space that is appealing to the eye.

According to Vogue Living, she added one off pieces in the space that once sold will be replaced with something new.

Kemp is known for her work in boutique hotels and this space is indicative of her work with various artists who create stunning painted furniture (Melissa White), multi-media mobile (Daniel Reynolds), embroidered and applique pieces (Kumi and Pippa Caley), artworks (Jo Waterhouse) and (Ruby Keane), and framed decorative plates (Robina Jack).

Kemp is certainly one to add a touch of witty and whimsical to her designs, making her style iconic. See images from the colour-filled pop up below.

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A Fairytale Swim Club in Shanghai

A Shanghai based architectural design firm, x-living has created a dream like space for parents, children and infants. The fairytale swim club in Shanghai is not only an interior designers dream, it is the ideal play space for parents and children alike.

The amount of detail taken to create this pastel paradise is exceptional. The reception desk is made to look like a boat in water leading into the next space. The reception space leads into a shoe-changing room that focuses on pops of bold pattern in a pastel pink room.

The next space is a stunning reading room, which features round lampshades that are also featured throughout the club. According to designboom, “the round lampshades are meant to be sprays of water splashing in the sky.”

The round lampshades are also present in the swimming area, with the blue water contrasting with the pink pastel walls and bold black and white patterns throughout.

The innovative design firm, x-living has thought of everything when it comes to both design and convenience for parents, from the window between the pool and the parents area so parents can keep a watchful eye, to the stunning restaurant with a playful ‘pastel egg palace’ surrounded by tables for the parents to relax while watching their children play.

Mirrors are used throughout, included in the hallways, creating a playful and maze-like space.

There is a wonderful play on space, shapes, pattern and colour in this fairytale swim club in Shanghai. Take a look for yourself below and dive into this well crafted and curated space.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Father’s Day is right around the corner. Are you organised with a gift for the special men in your life? Don’t forget to spoil them with their favourite designer items as well as a day all about them. Ferrari Interiors has put together a father’s day gift guide that is all about style and functionality.

Whether your Dad is a smoker or he just likes to have a lighter handy to be prepared for anything that comes his way this KNNOX Lighter is a design dream with its brass finish and strong lines. It is one to keep in the collection forever.

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These Bang & Olufsen wireless earbuds in indigo blue are perfect for any man. We spend so much time with headphones in, why not gift some stylish ones to our special men. If you saw our Mother’s Day gift guide from this year, we featured some other stylish styles from Bang & Olufsen.

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Most men seem to like a small and subtle keyring that doesn’t take up too much space in their pocket. This stylish brass Grovemade Key Ring doubles as a bottle opener which is perfect for the beer lover to relax with a cold one.

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For the working man in your life, this more rustic (but still stylish) laptop briefcase by Mission Workshop is a perfect addition to his workday. It is weatherproof and durable so perfect for standing up to a long commute or for longer travel.

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This stylish espresso machine by Stelton will make a coffee lovers day. It’s small and stylish design make it a perfect addition to your kitchen. If your dad is picky about his coffee, this streamline espresso machine (with matching accessories) will be a hit.

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Add a little style with this large and cozy Missoni bath towel. Do you already have a Missoni collection in your home? Why not add to it with a gift for dad.

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Is dad a connoisseur in the kitchen? If your dad loves to cook and entertain, this smokeless Yaki Yaki San Japanese style grill is a great addition and can be used inside without smoking out the house.

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We found these stylish and practical Tooletries for dad to organise all his bathroom essentials in one spot. It will add organisation without relinquishing style.

 

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Casa Perfect: Unique New York Gallery

Casa Perfect, a unique New York Gallery has transformed the traditional shopping experience into an innovative and hands on experience.

According to Vogue Living, “The latest design gallery/retail space comes from the guys at The Future Perfect”.  The five-storey apartment is located in the West Village of New York and was conceptualised by The Future Perfects’ founder David Alhadeff. “As soon as I opened Casa Perfect in Los Angeles, I immediately knew I wanted to replicate the concept in New York,” he says.

The stunning space will feature work from various designers, makers, manufacturers and artists. Some of the works featured are by John Hogan, Eric Roinestad, Chris Wolston, Chris Stuart, Chen Chen and Kai Williams, Reinaldo Sanguino, Floris Wubben, Charles De Lisle, Marta Sala, Piet Hein Eek, Dimore Studio, and Philippe Malouin for SCP.

The space is viewed by appointment only. Have a look inside the stunning space below.

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Designer Puffer Gowns for Moncler

The iconic Moncler down jacket takes on a new twist with this 12-part capsule collection, a collaboration between Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and Moncler. Piccioli has recruited Ethiopian model and founder of lemlem brand Liya Kebede to create these designer puffer gowns which would be perfect for the upcoming Melbourne winter.

Each design is unique and eye catching, from cinched waists to dramatic hoods covering the models from head to toe. These designs look extremely inviting during these cold winter months. Scroll down to see all the stunning designs.

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Design Trends: New Missoni Home Collection

Missoni is well known for their iconic zigzag colourful prints. The new Missoni home collection is perfect for adding a pop of colour and style to a neutral palette. The iconic brand has been around for over 60 years.

According to Elle Decor the new range is designed by Rosita Missoni, “the collection offers ideas for decorating and furnishing the home in innovative ways.” The wide range of colours and patterns in this home collection can be used in almost any home.

Ferrari Interiors often adds pops colour to neutral spaces to ensure longevity of our designs. We can definitely see these stunning throws and cushions having a place inside many homes.

From throws to tableware, cushion and woven rugs, there is something for everyone in this eye popping collection.

Take a look for yourself.

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Milan Design Week must sees

Milan Design week was April 9 – 14 this year. Milan’s Design week is one of the busiest on the design calendar.

It features installations from builders, architects, designers, as well as fashion and technology brands. The exceptionally curated installations are displayed in historic and industrial locations throughout the city.

Some of the featured designers this year included Kohler, Tom Dixon’s restaurant and showroom the Manzoni, Raf Simons’ collaboration with Kvadrat, London based fashion brand COS, Note Design Studio, and Pleasure & Treasure by Advantage Austria.

The installations impressed and were nothing short of spectacular.

Take a look below at some of our favourite images from this years Design week.

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Best spas to visit in 2019

Who doesn’t love a spa? We take a look at the best spas to visit in 2019, from aboard a train to luxury Turkish baths.

Spas scream luxury, and every mother deserves a luxury getaway. We may not all be able to jet-set around the world or gift a luxury trip, but these spas are definitely worth thinking about when booking your next holiday.

The Bamford Haybarn Spa Carriage

A spa on a train? The Belmond Royal Scotsman Train has recently launched bespoke luxury spa carriages. According to Harpers Bazaar the “wellness brand Bamford have teamed up with Belmond luxury trains to bring weary travelers access to everything from a facial to lymphatic drainage while they’re in transit.” The Belmond is synonymous with luxury, so it makes sense to team that up with the indulgence of a spa.

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Indian Springs Resort and Spa

In Calistoga California, this resort and spa has world renowned treatments, including a mud bath with all ingredients sourced locally on site.

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Coco Spa

This award winning spa is located in the Maldives. It opened in 2006, and has been nearly booked out ever since, so plan ahead if this one is on your radar.

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The Sofitel hotel spa

The Sofitel hotel spa located in Hanoi’s French Quarter in Vietnam has the most stunning heritage decor and is well known for its Turkish baths.

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The Onsen Hot Pools

Located in Queenstown New Zealand, this spa is a must visit for the stunning decor, views, and hot pools.

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Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2019

Mother’s Day is a time to reflect on the hard work of our mum’s and show our appreciation. Flowers seem to be the go to when it comes to gift giving, but let’s think outside the box this Mother’s Day.

With online shopping, it is easy to open up your search bar and find almost anything on Google these days. While it is nice to be able to search for almost anything, with so many options it can be overwhelming.

We have found the most eye catching and popular items this year to give you some inspiration.

The memobottle

The Memo Bottle has appeared in Oscar goodie bags and is BPA free. It won an Australian International Design Award and was designed to create conversation around how we can reduce our overall global consumption. We love the slimline design.

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Cartel Flower Boxes

These gorgeous creations are extremely eye catching and are designed by a local Australian couple. The various boxes and vases are customisable and would be the perfect addition to any interiors space.

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SMEG appliances by Dolce & Gabbana

These designs are a unique and fun collaboration between SMEG and luxury designer brand Dolce & Gabbana. While we wouldn’t recommend getting your mum a standard toaster for Mother’s Day, having these focal pieces in your kitchen would make anyone happy.

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Bang & Olufsen headphones with Kvadrat/Raf Simons’ pouches

This is another beautifully crafted design collaboration. Headphones are a practical gift, but paired with these stunning pouches designed by Kvadrat/Raf Simons and they make the perfect pair.

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