March 12, 2019
September 17, 2014
I recently met Antoinette down in Melbourne and was blown away by all of her gorgeous art....and not to mention how LOVELY she is! We are so excited to now have her as part of our little Jumbled family. We now have some of her prints and original art available in store and online...so check them out. I think that you will love them as much as we do here at Jumbled.
Antoinette took some time out from her painting to answer some questions about what inspires her art, home and style. Grab a cuppa and enjoy reading
Describe your perfect day
My perfect day….is usually a lazy morning brunch on a Sunday, cooking pancakes with my 5 & 7 year olds…...once we finally get dressed, a family outing together. Simple pleasures like a walk along the local beach with our dog, fossicking in rock pools & finding beautifully coloured shells. Or a spontaneous trip into town - Melbourne always has things to see & immerse yourself within. Maybe a late afternoon glass of wine with my husband before we head home…..I love a Sunday night movie to switch off my mind and relax with my husband….
What inspires your art?
I find the sea very inspiring with it’s changing moods and colours. Working with my children’s drawings reminds me of how well they interpret and capture the core of a subject, teaching me to return to simple and beautiful lines. Art history, all forms of architecture and the natural world around me...
Fave colour combo?
At the moment I’m drawn to peach & grey….but I love cobalt blue & black too….too hard to choose!
What do you think makes the perfect room?
Great lighting….It sets the mood and can create different energy within a space, bringing artworks to vibrant life or making them a soft conversation in the corner.
Describe your style at home?
My family home is a mix of old and new - I think I’m drawn to a modern Scandinavian style. I particularly enjoy the relaxed space of my front lounge room, with the fire, sheepskin throw on the armchair and the patterned rug. I have one of my first paintings here to remind myself of the early ideas that helped form my current artistic style. My family living and kitchen walls have my new artworks…..it’s a good way to get both positive feedback & constructive criticism from my family & friends - they are my most honest critics!
Mix or Match?
I mix with a hint of match….or maybe I match with a mix……ha! I love patterns that work together with a mix of colour…..my Ninho designer towel collection hopes to achieve this once it arrives this December :)
August 02, 2014
Kip & Co Bedding and Lifestyle brand is truly a feast for your eyes. The colours, textures and patterns give your bedroom and home a complete boost and will surely spark comments from family and friends. The range is all sold seperately making it so easy to create your own unique mix of patterns and colours. Scroll down for some fabulous Kip & Co inspiration and shop the collection here.
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July 18, 2014
We've been searching the internet for some wonderful DIY projects to keep our creative side happy. Here are our top 5 projects we're hoping to tackle over the next few months! How cool are the colour block succulant pots above?! Find out how to recreate them on Oh My Superfly blog here.
If you're like us and like to change your artwork around regularly or you like to display magazine cutouts and children's artwork then this DIY is for you! Design Sponge Blog has some great tips on creating tape picture frames - which look really awesome. You can find the post here.
This is a perfect DIY to do with the kids! Find the most colourful patty cases you can and get some wool, string, ribbon and buttons and you are set! Check out the gorgeous blog Le Pommettes Du Chat here.
Everybody loves a cheery welcome mat! How cute are the watermelons. eHow Home Blog tells you how to hand stamp your doormat to give it a whole new lease of life! Find the post here.
Blogging queen Holly Becker has a super cute DIY on her blog Decor8. She uses magazine cuttings to make unique gift tags. Find the post here.
SImple but effective is why we love this colourful DIY from Wij Zijn Kees blog. This post uses a collection of materials to create different pieces. Check out the whole post here.
May 03, 2014
As we near closer to that one day where we shower love and affection on our Mother, we have compiled a TOP 10 list of fabulous gifts to make shopping for a gift, super easy.
4. Fill a colourful cannister with lollies or chocolates for a guaranteed spot in the good books!
5. Splash out and get mum a Kezz Brett original abstract and screen print, this one is available in store and is called 'Joany's Garden'
8. Mum's LOVE frames!
10. Make Mum breakfast in bed with some amazing mix and match dinnerware. Perfect.
April 11, 2014
We have been loving the storage box / display box craze and with much delight welcomed a delivery of display boxes instore this week. We have hexagonal, rectangular, little house shapes all sold in sets in both bright colours and a mix of greys and whites. They all come with little hooks ready to attach to your wall, or would look just as good stacked up on a buffet or shelf. You can find them all here.
We have copiled some of our favourite inspiration images which show how to incorporate these fab boxes into a children's room. Perfect for all their little toys, books and teddies!
February 18, 2014
Yellow is the colour of happiness. It's sunshine, warmth, love and its bright! Chin up buttercup, its time to put some yellow in your home. Be inspired by your surrounds, imagine daffodils, lemon tart, canola fields and sunny days at the beach. Enjoy!
February 14, 2014
Green is probably my favourite colour (just quietly)! It is the colour of nature, its fresh and it is a little bit risky! Especially in Interiors. Be brave, it can seem daunting but it will make your space seem alive, cozy and eye catching. Enjoy!
February 11, 2014
Next up in our colour series is coral. We love the soft tones of peach, apricot and pastel pinks. You can use this colour on walls, floors, the outside of a building or in the smaller details of your house. Enjoy.
February 07, 2014
For the month of February we plan to run a colour series on our blog to help inspire. First up is Shades of Blue, including midnight, pastel, cobalt, sky, electric and everything in between! Enjoy!
January 17, 2014
Christmas may be over, but that does not mean we have to stop injecting sparkle into our homes! I love the silly season and one of my favourite things about it is the fairy lights and unashamable amount of glitter floating around. I have been searching for some non-christmas sparkle inspiration and here are my top picks. Enjoy!
December 09, 2013
‘With a blank canvas, textiles can transform any setting into a fresh, new space.’
We hear you recently took a trip to India for work, what would your day look like in India?
Up early and eat the most delicious ‘masala dosa’ for breakfast. It is an Indian breakfast with paper thin crispy crepes with spicy potato filling. It really wakes you up! Spend time with suppliers designing ranges including fabrics, colour palette and block printed patterns. The Indians are very hospitable and there is always ‘Chai’ on offer to keep you going. We try and stop for lunch and love visiting ‘Latitude’ the café on top of Good Earth in the Khan Market in Dehli. It is a must every trip. Salty lime sodas are a favorite! Off to another supplier - taking photos out of the taxi as I go. Camels on roads, monkeys on power lines are all in a days work. Return to the hotel and enjoy a well deserved Gin and Tonic or two.
Shopping in India can be fabulous - what was your best buy?
A beautiful hand stitched vintage wall hanging that is massive and hangs on the wall at home – it was so heavy I had to ship it back with stock.
Eating a ‘thalis’ (which is a selection of all different tastings) by candlelight on a rooftop Haveli in Jaipur
Finish this sentence, 'a trip to India is not complete without...'
Getting lost in the Kinari Bazaar, literally the ‘trimmings and trinkets’ market in Old Delhi.
Where do you find inspiration?
All around from trips in Taxi's to the incredibly talented people we work with.
Most memorable car trip?
Driving home down a dirt road from dinner near the Amber Fort in Jaipur, we literally came across an elephant coming home from work at the fort. His master stopped and he was poking his trunk in the car windows and we were able to get out and meet him!
Favourite colours from the trip?
The Saris the women wear are incredibly beautiful and the colours always inspiring. Hot Pinks, Orange, Yellows and even the Neon colours are on trend there!
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