A Bunk To Fit The Brief

We recently assisted the fabulous Hayley Berlingeri from Adelaide in creating a dream sleeping space for her son Romeo. Romeo was transitioning out of his cot and into his ‘big’ bed and we had just the bunk for him. Hayley required a Bunk that would complement the beautiful surrounding Cacti wallpaper, low hanging jute pendant and natural cane decor. The Samson Lowline Bunk was set to be a great addition as it would keep the room light being white in colour, provided a spare bed for Romeos sleepovers and all without taking away from the floor space (no play space was interfered with in the making of this delightful room).

This sturdy and stylish Bunk seemed just the idealistic incorporation and since been in use has worked a treat. We wish Romeo many great night sleeps in the Samson Lowline Bunk and it was an absolute privilege to be apart of this process. We are thrilled we could fit the brief. 

The ‘Samson Lowline Bunk Bed, Single, Arctic White, SKU: LSPR-ID6210866‘ can be found on our website (www.livingstyles.com.au) and is a favorite amongst our LivingStyles customers.

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Trending In 2020

We are well into the new year and summer is officially over, so what can we expect to see trending in the world of interiors, furniture and homewares for the rest of 2020?  Well for interior wall paints, natural light colours are in vogue, with furniture pieces such as velvet sofas in blush pinks, olive greens and bold blues. Rattan plants stands, bedheads and armchairs provide a strong connection back to the sought after natural essence.  Earthy coloured ceramics, handwoven jute rugs and beaded pendants are a must and we can’t forget to top off these calm and natural themed rooms with our favorite indoor plants scattered throughout the home. When visualising the trending key features, think organic, relaxing and light.

Cowhide And Go Seek

Love or hate them the cowhide rug is here to stay. Real or faux? Whatever your decision, the cowhide is such a versatile rug choice that compliments all interior styles. That’s right, you can utilise these natural eye catchers throughout. Imperfections are all part of the charm. Organic textures and natural colours enhance the true beauty and uniqueness of these underfoot gems. Aesthetics aside, a real selling point to cowhides is that they are absolutely brilliant for high traffic areas (and easy to keep clean). Therefore they work stupendously in all rooms of the house (even bathrooms if kept dry). By Inheriting these fascinating natural patterns and biotic shapes, these notable creations present themselves as their own show stopping pieces of art. 

Natural Components

Natural fibre rugs are the perfect accompaniment to the majority of interior styles. Jute natural coloured rugs are a favorite amongst homes as they compliment any surrounding coloured walls, flooring options and furniture choices. Not only does this intricate weaved rug look great, it is incredibly durable, so perfect for interiors with frequently used spaces. A jute rug is a great way to add texture and character to a room (versatility is it’s middle name). It can be subtle or be a statement piece with the right surrounding staging. We commonly think to purchase a rectangular rug as this is the most customary shape, but the ever so stunning round jute boho influenced styled rugs are definitely worth exploring as they can be found in an array of patterns and are a great choice for smaller spaced rooms. 

Inspired By Parquetry

Parquetry inspired furniture is commonly showcased through the French Provincial style and is typically hand carved, rustic in appearance and exhibits a natural timber grain. The face of the piece, or the furniture’s largest surface area generally flaunts a design such as a contrasting textured layout as the focus, with the herringbone style being at the forefront of design popularity. This character filled decorative effect displays natural charm that will reflect sophistication into your interior.

Commercial But Not Common

A work space should really be an environment that makes you feel good and energetic seeing as though a lot of people can spend the majority of the day working away in an office. Whether it be a commercial building or home office, there are now so many stylish furniture options on the market to create a comfortable and visually appealing abode. It’s now time to steer away from the typical drab commercial office furniture and branch out into bold fabrics, fashionable furniture styles and colourful decor pieces. Wow clients in your boardroom with aesthetically pleasing commercial grade chairs and keep staff feeling productive with contemporary designed surrounds. It really is amazing the impact these small changes to an interior can have on a person.

Prime Features

Introducing key replica vintage / weathered furniture pieces into a room and placing them with a grand artwork or a majestic clock can bring immediate charm and grandeur to an interior. Such decor is readily accessible today due to this popular look being timeless. This is a safe stye to decorate with because the colouring is typically neutral and you can always bring a touch of subtle colour through plants, photo frames or wall art. Keep the space minimal but don’t scale down the design of the prime features. 

Why So Blue?

Has the colour Blue been on your mind lately?  It’s no wonder when Blue is trending right now. We are seeing more and more Blue furnishings on offer becoming a popular choice amongst today’s homes. Blue works well in all rooms of the house, whether it’s to give a refreshing nautical theme to an old beach shack bedroom in the form of a bedspread or scatter cushions, or placing statement furniture pieces such as a sofa and matching coloured sideboard in a living room to set off a traditional opulent feel. Either way Blue is such a versatile and timeless colour to work with and will add big impact to your interior.

A Bold Statement

Working with a neutral colour palette on the walls of your home? You don’t have to repaint to transform the look of the room. Why not add interest and brighten your interior with a pop of colour. Just by adding one signature piece of furniture you can alter the entire feel and look of the room. You can achieve this by hanging a bright colourful piece of artwork, tapestry, add a rug with bountiful hues or select armchairs in your favourite colour to reflect your own style.

Living Urban

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Often working with city dwellings, you are limited with space. It is extremely important to make the most of every crevice with multi-functional areas, and to use strategic tools to create a sense of space within your interior. You can still generate your favourite interior style, but we would suggest using limited accessories when decorating, scarce pops of colour and retain an uncluttered minimal look. Minimal does not mean that it must be dull, it just suggests that you should keep a sense of order and be vigilant when it comes to selecting furniture and decorative pieces. Be creative, make the overall look still boast style but keep textures light and surfaces clean lined – expansive simplicity is key!