We also bow down to her as the master of colour! (affectionately dubbed as the colour magician at the MA office). Us too have been guilty of wanting to use colour but at the last minute caving for the safer option - Mel is not afraid of colour and embraces it in a way that inspires us all to use more colour!
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!
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.
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!)