{The Nest Loves} Swing with Vines of the Wild

My latest love is  Vines of the Wild, an innovate and quality driven producer of eclectic and whimsical products for the little humans in your life.

Vines of the Wild source products from local artists from across the country, the soul purpose of their products is to enliven the gift of nature and awaken your bohemian soul.

They are constantly aware of the environment and so utilise mediums such as wood, non-toxic paint and natural fabrics and recycled materials to minimise their ecological footprint.

I love that Vines of the Wild is not only a source of mindful products but also will cloak our little adventurers in style.

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We love:

| Knit Overalls $85 | Knit Faux Fur Bonnett $69 | Heirloom Wings $159 | Australian Map Print $79 |

Find Vines of the Wild on Instagram @vinesofthewild

Happy shopping Nesters x

 

{The Design Nest} Why you should consider black tapware

One of our very favourite contributors to the blog is the delightful Christine Ghrayche from One x One Interiors. Christine operates One x One Interiors in Orange and offers individually tailored interior design and architectural services to her clients.

Christine is a passionate lover of all things design and has a brilliant ability to see the beauty in the everyday. She is a mother of two, a coffee addict and wine lover.

We are delighted to have Christine and her knowledge onboard. So if you have any design questions, Christine is your go to!

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Why I love black tapware

For many of us, chrome is the first material that comes to mind when we consider tapware for our kitchens and bathrooms. But have you ever considered the sleek and sophisticated option that is black tapware? Perfect for those that desire to add an extra touch of luxury to their home, black tapware adds something special to a space that sets it apart from the others, and while chrome will always have its place in the market nothing compares to black when used correctly, and here’s a few reasons why.

  1. It’s sleek and stylish
    Enhancing the style in any kitchen or bathroom, the distinctive simplicity of black tapware against a neutral background creates a look that is both sleek and stylish – think of the simple sophistication of the LBD (little black dress)

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    Source: Arden Homes

  2. It matches perfectly with marble
    In the spotlight as a current and lasting design trend, marble is a classic material that rarely goes out of style. A simple pairing of white and black vein marble together with black tapware will accentuate the darker shades present in the marble and create an elegant and cohesive look.

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    Image: Rolies & Dubois Archtects Belgium

  3. It makes a bold statement
    If you’re looking for a statement piece for your kitchen or bathroom but are reserved about committing to an extravagant installation, such as tiles or cabinetry, then black tapware could be the perfect match. In a bathroom or powder-room for example, combining black tapware with porcelain basins and baths can transform your space into one that conveys a style that is contemporary yet timelessly classic.

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    Image: Pinterest

  4. It works beautifully with timber and copper tones
    Black is a statement colour, and this is particularly true when it’s combined with lighter shades of white and grey. Because of this it’s important that you implement warmer tones such as copper and timber to avoid a cold and harsh look. Introducing warm metals such as copper and the grainy texture of wood, will help to soften the space and adds another level of luxury.
  5. It loves subways tiles just as much as I do
    I’m a huge fan of subway tiles, my own kitchen features oversized subway tiles laid in a traditional brick pattern. As mentioned above in regards to accentuating the black veins in marble, I also suggest using the same concept to create contrast between your tiles and grout to highlight the black tapware, for example pairing a white tile with dark grout. 
  6. It suits a huge number of interior styles
    And finally, because it can suit a huge number of interior styles; from scandinavian to french provincial to contemporary classic – if implemented correctly of course.

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{The Design Nest} Why Navy is the new Black

We are beyond excited to welcome to The Central Nest the delightful Christine Ghrayche from One x One Interiors. Christine operates One x One Interiors in Orange and offers individually tailored interior design and architectural services to her clients.

Christine is a passionate lover of all things design and has a brilliant ability to see the beauty in the everyday. She is a mother of two, a coffee addict and wine lover.

We are delighted to have Christine and her knowledge onboard. So if you have any design questions, Christine is your go to!

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NAVY IS THE NEW BLACK

Softer than black, but still as sophisticated, navy blue is the latest classic design colour to some exploding back into our visual spectrum. From the runway (where many design trends begin) to your home, this colour is now everywhere we look, and has emerged as the statement colour in the interior design world.

Personally, I love to use navy when working with a new space because it is such a timeless and surprisingly to many, an unexpected neutral base tone, as it pairs perfectly with dark timbers, coral pinks, gold tones, and of course black and white.

A current concept being developed for a One x One client featuring navy blue and gold accents

A current concept being developed for a One x One client featuring navy blue and gold accents

 

There are many different ways in which you can incorporate navy into your home, some suitable for those that are ready to go whole hog and take a paintbrush to their walls with navy blue, but let’s face it not everyone wants to, or can do so.

As mentioned above, the boldest way to feature navy in your home is by painting, or installing wallpaper, which creates a bold and sophisticated statement and can also add a sense of depth and luxuriousness to your space. A gorgeous navy that I recommend is Polo by Porter’s Paints, however it’s not for every space, as each interior varies by light and size, so I also recommend speaking with a professional to find the right colour for your individual space.

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Porter’s Polo

 

If painting isn’t the right step for you, another option is to bring a piece of navy furniture into your home, and navy lounges are an especially good option if you have young and/or messy children. KEZU, a favourite supplier of One x One Interiors, provide a selection of navy lounges, one being the gorgeous contemporary and simplistic lounge pictured below, perfect for many, as its simple lines can be used with many different design styles to create calm, and serene environments.

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Tiptoe Lounge from Kezu

 

Option 3, for those not ready to invest in a large furniture piece is to incorporate navy décor and soft furnishings into your home, such as pillows, rugs and accessories, which is perfect for the budget or for those that like to change their interior mood on a regular basis.

As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have so feel free to give me a call on 0424 420 254.

chrstine

 

 

 

{Locally Found} Addicted to Incy Interiors and their new diggs

Local kids done good.

There isn’t really another way to describe the fabulous team at Incy Interiors.

Recently they moved across town to the coolness that is Crago Mill and their new diggs have been featured on the wonderful Interiors Addict website. incy

Pop over and have a look-see, talk about design LOVE!

Interiors Addict is the coolest website, so grab a cuppa and a bickie and settle in for a couple of hours of interior design drooling.

Happy reading Nesters x

 

{The Nest Design} Black and white, classic alright!

If you are lucky enough to be looking down the barrel of a new bathroom then here is some brilliant design inspo for you!

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Inside Out have complied some of the very best black and white bathrooms available for you to lust after. bathroom 2

Happy renovating Nesters x

 

{DIY Nesting} A plank of wood, some rope and a lazy Saturday..

I, myself am capable of brilliant DIY. Like for example yesterday, I made my toddler-bird a jam sandwich. Yep all by myself.

To some people though, they like making actual pretty stuff (sorry jam sandwich).

Here is one such example.

The gorgeous Burkatron DIY Rope Shelf is perfect! It is pretty and useful and easy enough to do on a lazy Saturday arvo.

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Happy crafting Nesters x

{The Nest Wears} Wilson and Frenchy Summer

Every so often you stumble across something that makes your heart smile and your eyes sparkle, and the sensational new spring/summer range from Wilson and Frenchy delivers that in spades.

This modern, contemporary collection encompasses a delicious combination of unisex greys, brightest whites and pops of vibrant colour to offer your little bambino automatic street-cred in some very luxe threads.

Wilson and Frenchy embrace your little poppet in style from the moment you meet them in hospital (size 0000) all the way through their first year, to size 0. As an added bonus, the collection allows your inner environmental-human-rights-warrior to feel validated because they only utilise factories that adhere to strict fair trade practices. 

One of the greatest features about the new spring/summer collection is the adorable bibs that are nearly just too good to catch mess with. We are desperately loving the Little Whale Bib ($14.95) that offers a dapper accompaniment to any fine dinner party (well, it will assist in the collection of the squished, regurgitated mashed potato anyway!)whale

We are absolutely drolling over the Colour Pop Bodysuit ($29.95) that is guaranteed to make any little fashionista stand out from the crowd. A beautifully designed suit that offers the most adorable ruffle sleeves to showcase those beautiful little chubba bubba arms. Plus, because Wilson and Frenchy think of almost everything their bodysuits offer side neck opening to assist in the wrangling of even the most squirmy little princess.bodysuit

The Pretty Floral Bunnyrug ($34.95) is the most delectable way to wrap your new little wonder on their first trip home from the hospital. Offering generous 100cm x 100cm sizing the bunnyrug is created to offer your little babe the softest of hugs and support during even their deepest slumbers. blanket

If you are on the hunt for a fantastic baby shower gift then look no further than the Little Feather Kimono Growsuit ($34.95). This 100% cotton suit is unisex, charming and very practical. Plus, the sensational cross-over design makes dressing time much easier for all those very sleep-deprived mamas and papas.  jumpsuit

If your little boy is more man than mouse then you need to check out the wonderfully vibrant Sail Away Short ($24.95). Offering an exciting take on this season’s very hip nautical trend, the blue and white boat pattern just oozes water fights and ice-creams on hot summer days.  boat

Since Wilson and Frenchy are just so multi-artistic they also offer the most striking A2 wall prints for your tiny tot. The Little Pear Poster ($39.95) is the sweetest inclusion to any fashion-forward baby space.  All designs are individually illustrate by hand to offer your family their own piece of art.pear 

Sprint there NOW. 

Get your well-dressed self to wilsonandfrenchy.com.au and grab your newest fashion loves this instant.

Happy shopping Nesters x