December 05, 2013
The entrance to your home should blow people away! O.k, that may be a little O.T.T but we are here to gently encourage (lecture) you on moving the muddy boots and bulky raincoats out of the road and inserting some serious style into the spot all your visitors are making their first impression of your house!
So, as recently mentioned, remove all old shoes, toys, junk mail and items you are planning on returning to people. This de-clutter will allow you to see the space clearly. Do you need a new console or buffet to help keep the area tidy? Or some baskets to put the shoes in?
Is your entrance screaming out for a fab hall runner or rug to help define the space?
We suggest placing an amazing artwork In your entry way. Every time you come into the house you will be reminded of how gorgeous your home is!
November 03, 2013
At some time in your life I'm sure you have had this very romantic idea of working from home. We've all said "I'll be SO productive" whilst imaging yourself typing furiously in your fluffy slippers, rising only to brew a quick herbal tea before retuning to make phone calls and file things away in the cabinet next to your scented candle. We have complied a little 'how to' for creating the very space to make the dream a reality.
Firstly to the desk. Function here is important, although we would suggest sticking to neutral organic colours such as wood, white or dark grey / black to allow for colour in other places.
Wooden tables are sturdy and work well with light floors and walls.
White tables are crisp and clean and work better with darker floors or walls and make the space appear bigger.
Collaging artwork above your desk is the perfect way to ensure you are always inspired. If your eye happens to wander away from your task, at least it will have something beautiful to gaze upon! We suggest using colourful wasabi tape to attach magazine clippings.
Add a pop of block colour with a chair, notice board, or lots of functional accessories.
And lastly, if you really want to add some magic to a shared workspace, you can't go past a colourful throw acting as a curtain or some fun feature fairy lights!
October 28, 2013
For those of you like us, who have regular family and friends visiting (or in my case babysitting) you will appreciate the need for a stylish, yet comfortable guest bedroom. The simplest things can make the biggest difference in a bedroom for example, a jar of gorgeous flowers next to the bed, some great design books to browse thorough in the early morning sun, or an antique map or original abstract to create a talking point.
Colourful bedding, a special cushion and some fun towels will complete your guest room and show your visitors you really appreciate their company!
If your visitors are the type who often arrive without much notice, have some quality faux flowers on standby to pop on the bedside table to add that extra special touch.
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October 14, 2013
If you have been contemplating painting a wall in your house a dark colour tone, then you have come to the right place. We have sourced some fabulous inspiration to give you courage to take the plunge. I am sure you have heard the old cat call 'dark walls create confined spaces' but this is simply not true... (at least not all the time!)
Dark walls work perfectly with wooden floors or an organic natural carpet or rug. And can be easily made to feel bright with artwork, maps and wall hangings. If the painted walls are in the same room as large windows or exposed brick walls you can easily create a feeling of the industrial style.
Adding lightness and colour to a dark wall is the key to making the most of the darker tones. White or colour can sometimes become toned down when placed on white walls, however when they appear on dark walls they instantly become highlighted and their impact is much more dominant.
Yellow and natural wooden tones work so well here with the dark wall. The mix of colours is ironically bright and warm.
In the bedroom a dark wall can create a dramatic and intense feature when combined with light bedding and colourful artwork
You can really make the most of a mixed media and multi frame wall when they are combined with a dark wall. Mix and match frames, colours and textures to get this style to work.
Images from: Smitten Studio Online, fraupilli.blogspot.de, Fawn and Forest, Working Girl Designs, Planete Deco, The Design Files
September 25, 2013
We enjoyed the delights of florist Jane Lampe of Floreat Floral at last weekend's Jumbled Floral Styling Workshop. Jane worked her magic by showing us the ease and simplicity of flower arranging that is quite simple and nowhere near contrived.
By following a few simple design tips, we were all thrilled to see how ordinary blooms from the garden can be turned into stunning arrangements (even if we do say so ourselves!)
The favourite blossoms included the humble rosemary bush, along with crab apple branches and simple daisies. It seems that you don't have to spend a fortune to end up with a florist's touch in your home.
The food was delicious, the champagne and coffees delightful, but the warmest feedback came in terms of the lovely company we shared. Yes, it's true - girls really do love an excuse to get together.
The feedback from our guests included "I really enjoyed the workshop, especially the relaxed atmosphere and the delicious food and bubbles - such a great afternoon."
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September 20, 2013
We couldn't help but be blown away by the stall holders that we shared space with at last weekend's One Fine Day bridal fair. It's not until you take time to talk to business owners that you realise how they can make an amazing day even more amazing for brides and grooms.
We were in a studio full of awesomeness at One Fine Day and we just wanted you to know how we would organise our next wedding (should we feel the urge!) Let's take a fast paced look at the organisation of a wedding....Jumbled style!
Once the proposal is made - often the hardest part - we would pop along to August and Pemberton jewellers to have them work some magic on the ring finger. The coloured stones are amazing and let's face it, we deserve it!
Before getting too carried away, it would be a good time to call Melissa Bowman who is a wedding planner extraordinaire! There's a certain feel about a wedding planner that's super duper organised, shares home made lemonade and oozes calm. Yes, she is the one who is going to bring this whole day together.
After chatting with Melissa, it turns out that a marquee is exactly what you picture on your special day. So it's over to Jock at The White Umbrella for the most spectacular marquees you have ever seen. There will be no stilettos stuck in the grass, no these marquees have timber flooring so you can dance the night away. Magnificent!
Now that the big ticket items are organised, invitations need to go out quick smart. So with some wonderful advice and clever design from Starry Night Paperie, it looks like guests will be actually be attending.
But they will need cake. And sweet treats. Enter Short and Sweet Designs, which was well worth the taste test by Sal and Pip! A 'cottage' industry that we have a feeling is about to turn into a 'mansion'.
And of course the big event wouldn't be complete without a fabulous Jumbled wedding registry. Picking out bright artworks and homewares is quite possibly the most fun you can have - and to know that your friends and family will purchase something you have handpicked (and will love) is the best bit. Read more about our Jumbled Wedding Registry here.
So at last, while all of the capable people around you take care of business, why not put your feet up and indulge in a little reading of White Magazine. It's one of our favourite mags for inspiration and all things lovely and white. Imagine if you ended up with your photographs of the big day in there! Best send them an email...
August 07, 2013
Pip was super inspired in Paris by all the fabulous lighting. In particular interesting bulbs, huge beaded chandeliers, feathered pendants and engineered hanging frames. It is seriously easy to add a WOW light to a space, but the experts suggest scale is the key. There is some great inspiration online and some seriously clever people writing blogs out there. Here we share some of our favourites with a focus on posts about feature lighting.
Left: Fabric covered drum pendants are so great. They look uniform in shape and yet offer intense colour and character to your room. Nordic Design is an awesome resource full of scandinavian inspired design, interiors, architecture and lifestyle. Check out our colourful drum pendants - at Jumbled Online they would look fab above a long dining table or a kitchen bench!
Right: Room Service lives up to its name. But instead of providing food, it provides gorgeous pictures of interiors, houses and other inspiring images from around the globe. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty from your lounge!
Right: Oh Emily Henderson. You are so cute - her catch phrase is "perfection is boring, let's get weird" We are so down with that! This City House Tour features some great pendants and bulbs.
Left: This pic is from a fabulous blog - Seventh House on the Left, by Ashley and Greg Brown. It is just so gorgeous. They look like such a cute couple and all their posts are about renovating, decorating and living in their first home. Really fun.
Centre: Apartment Therapy is all about saving the world one room at a time. I do believe this feathered pendant would save my bedroom and at the risk of sounding a little crazy, I really, really, really, really need it now.
Right: This gorgeous blog 'sf girl by bay' is bohemian modern style from a San Francisco girl. Super cute, lots of great house pics and she loves colour. This pic comes from a post labelled 'Orange is the New Black' - we have a little crush forming!
Left: I don't know what I prefer more, the wallpaper or the gorgeous mushroom lamp! This fab french blog Planet Deco showcases beautiful interior decorations from around the world. Unless you can translate french fluently the writing won't be much good, however the pictures are inspiring!
Right: Wow... just wow. Design Tripper is definitely worth a look. It explores the intersection of travel and design with genuine curiosity and good taste.
July 03, 2013
Geraldine James, says in her book Creative Display, "If you love something enough, show the world how much by displaying it for all the world to see." We are big believers in mixing textures and materials on walls and love spaces that show the personality of their creator. It's great if you are a well travelled person and have carefully selected items from around the world that tell a story. It is just as wonderful if you see something cute at your local shops and love it enough to add to your personal collection.
The key is to love your stuff. Wonder Walls by Sarah Bagnerakes makes sence of the trend, "Whatever your taste, it's about celebrating the unusual, the beautiful, the eccentric, and the simple." We love rugs on walls, vintage dresses, retro prints and original abtracts. Artwork that grabs your eye and you feel continually compelled to look at is what you should look for. And then complement with bits and pieces from your home. Kids artwork, a favourite tea towel, or your wedding veil. These are all things that will make your walls gorgeous and personal.
Here are some fabulous walls we have found online and think they are perfect for inspiring us all to get creative with our decorating.
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June 28, 2013
We have been noticing a lot of stylists using soft pastels with edgy metallic colours. It is a trend we are loving and feel totally inspired by. At Jumbled we are all about mixing, not matching! Colour clashes are welcomed and we find throwing together unusual colour combinations fun and personal.
There is something elegant and feminine about the comination of the soft pinks with the coppers and gold. It could be easily used in any room of your house and accentuated through textural pieces. For example, gold wire pendants with pink woolen blankets. Or a peach coloured lounge with a copper side table. Even a tarnished, silver bedhead with dusty pink, orange and soft green bedding.
Here are some of our favourite examples we found on blogs and online that have inspired us to use this trending technique in our houses. The D.I.Y. tin vases are definitely making a cameo at our next dinner party! Also watch out for some fun new pieces popping up online and in store!
April 22, 2013
Maps. Seriously do these ever trend? Surely not, however I guess recently we are having a love affair with the retro school maps. The vibrant greens and blues are so wonderful and there is something nostalgic about their scuffed edges and honey coloured wooden ends. I've heard a few teacher's say they remember a few years back when smart boards invaded the classrooms and all the old school maps were thrown on bonfires and destroyed (yes I joined in on the collective gasp of sadness). Now these maps are becoming as rare as hens teeth and collector items!
There are some brilliant 'new' maps that still have that old school feel, my personal favourite is the Blacklist Studio 'Take Me To South America' map. The colours are muted and calming and offer a real focus point and great conversation starter in any home.
Check out my ideas and inspiration on how to incorporate maps into your home and make them a decorating focal point.
1. Australian map in industrail room. 2. Elements of Style blog. 3. Design Sponge blog. 4. South America vintage map 5. Take Me To South America map 6. Map of Paris 1575 7. Vintage Simple Home blog 8. Design Sponge blog - New from School House Eclectic.
For more maps shop online at www.jumbledonline.com
Sally loves colour and works in our store at Jumbled
March 21, 2013
We love faux flowers. They are bright, colourful and oh so easy to manage! The Jumbled florist has opened (well sort of) and it looks more like Spring for us than Autumn.
We are inspired by Abigail Ahern and her interiors when it comes to faux flowers. She makes it look effortless and fresh.. And it lasts!
Our range of flowers includes Orchids, Magnolias, Roses, Dahlia's and more. We love to mix and match - you can never go wrong! Shop flowers here.
March 07, 2013
We just got a new delivery of rag rugs and love them to bits! They are bright and an affordable way to brighten up a room or even a bathroom. Who said you can't put a rug in the bathroom - great way to keep your off the cold tiles in the cooler months. We have four different sizes in store and online.. small, medium, large and a hall runner.
Shop rag rugs online here.
Images via our pin board I'm Floored.