If you haven’t stumbled across @catja_em on the Gram, it’s about time you did! That’s where we started following Cat a few years ago and much to our excitement, she reached out to us for styling advice on rugs for her bedroom.
Fast forward to today, we are proud to see that Cat has a Miss Amara rug in all of her rooms. We love her sophisticated style and her use of neutral hues to create warm inviting home - and we’re thrilled to be featuring this gorgeous friend as our June #stylecrush!
The talented stylist and mother of two first came into our lives when she wanted help with her living room rug - fast forward to today and it’s not just us following along as she shares images of her beach hopping family weekends, mag worthy themed events (styled by her), her everyday chic sense of style, and of course her stunning home-style - making her a muse for many of us following along at home!
All eyes on Mel aka @bellalulu.interiors, if you haven’t checked out her insta account yet - where have you been?!
Over the years Mel has become such a great friend to Miss Amara - our absolute style guru. We check in with her regularly to get her eye for style across our product curation and designs. We chatted with Mel on all things lifestyle, family and the important question on all our minds - how on earth she keeps that white couch SO pristine!
In case you missed it, we have recently launched our very own Miss Amara Collection. It was a first for our team and a brave step at that, but boy are we happy we made the move.
We thought we’d share some insights into and inspiration behind this special collection in a chat with our designer Alex.
We are beyond excited to be launching our very own collection!
The new Miss Amara Collection embraces the traditions of age old weaving techniques, classic designs and delicious fibres to create a contemporary collection of rugs that prioritise timelessness but remain oh so trendy.
Nothing beats an Aussie summer! Long afternoons at the beach that roll into balmy evenings, sun-drenched barbeques and rose in the sunshine. *Sigh* we’re pretty damn lucky! It’s easy to see how our overabundance of sunshine has influenced our lifestyles but it also has a huge effect on how we design and decorate our homes, with rooms flooded with natural light and blurred boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces.
But when it comes to thinking about one the most important design pieces in your home (a rug of course!), it can sometimes be tricky to reconcile a hot climate with the traditional idea of a warm and cosy rug. However, a well-chosen rug can add design flair and comfort to your home all year round, even though those scorching Aussie summers.
Choosing a rug from Miss Amara just got even easier thanks to our new Virtual Rug Styler tool!
Being avid interiors shoppers ourselves, we know how hard it can sometimes be to choose items for our homes, especially when there are so many great options available and there’s a specific look we’re going for. We also know that rug shopping is no easy feat and we’re always trying our best to make the act of buying a rug easy, affordable and fun, one that adds something special to our customer’s lifestyle and interior. We sometimes spend ages on our own site, loving each rug more than the one before and finding it impossible to pick “the one”!
Enter our Virtual Rug Styler tool, a recent addition to our website, that allows you to place a rug from our website into a photo of your room and then… to imagine the possibilities! If you love what you see, you can even save the image to your desktop or share the image with friends or partners (who, let’s be honest, might have a few faves of their own and need some convincing). Save one, save many, print it out and add it to your moodboard. We figured if it’s easier to see, it’s easier to choose something you will truly love.
Pick from the Dalvic Rug, Natchez, Alcati to Takoma and oh so many more.
The best part is that you get to visualise a rug style in your home surrounded by your stuff. I mean, we’re the first to admit we’ve made a purchase based on a pretty picture, only to get home and find that it doesn’t quite look the way the picture did. Well, our aim is that the Virtual Rug Styler tool will give you a better indication of what works for you (and for your stuff).
The Virtual Rug Styler is available right now on our website - click here to get started in 3 easy steps.
It might be all you need to wrap up your rug shopping quick smart but if not, there’s always our complimentary Try At Home service and our online Stylists who love guiding our customers to a rug that’s just right. Used together, we’re hoping our tools and services will make rug shopping even easier and way more fun than it’s ever been. That’s a big statement but if you remember that it can all be done from home while lazing on the couch… maybe with a glass of wine.
All that’s left to say is happy rug shopping!
Many people think that interior design is about buying the items you like and beautifully bringing them together.
While that approach might work brilliantly for some of our friends who just have a knack for styling, for others it can present a bit of a challenge. We know that hiring an interior designer or stylist is not always an option so to help you on your style journey, we’re going to deep dive into some of the most popular interior design styles.
Ah, the Scandinavian style... simple, functional, beautiful and oh so cozy. A calming aesthetic that has influenced interiors all over the world and might just be the perfect style update for your space.
Scandinavians have a pretty harsh winter to deal with, spending a lot of time indoors, often in smaller spaces and the design of their homes really affects their lifestyle. So adopting a Scandi design approach is as much about creating a livable space as it is a beautiful one. It’s a style that has often been described as “minimalist” but it’s really about finding that perfect balance - having not too little and not too much (and yes that applies to shoes too!)