April 10, 2019
Isn't it always the best day when you get to meet your Insta friends in real life!?
I first met Jill from Layered Vintage when I featured one of her images as our Jumbled Insta Find. She messaged me to thank me and we hit it off instantly, so you could imagine my excitement when Jill announced she would be flying out from the US to run a two-day workshop in the Gold Coast hinterland in July!
August 09, 2014
The annual Trade Fair in Melbourne is a wonderful boutique event showcasing emerging trends, brands and products that are on the cooler side of style and design! I literally walked for 5 days straight to hunt down the cream of the products and I am super pumped about what we have coming in store. Here is a little wrap up and review of what I saw (and my favourites).
Bringing the outdoors inside - succulent prints from Middle of Nowhere and new potted fake succulents that look so real it's crazy.
Lighting, cement and copper pendants from Indigo Love Collectors were the most exciting product at the fair for me. Also, bright wire lights from General Eclectic to mix and match with different coloured flex cords. There were some beautiful bedside lamps which will be on their way soon. Marquee lights for the wall and industrial lights. The anchor light sure got a lot of LOVE on our Instagram and will be in store soon!
Copper still seems to be the metal of choice - you will see it in lighting, coffee tables, artworks canisters. Watch this space.
Rugs - rag rugs in some new sizes, the durry rugs will be back and still the super fab price of $39.95. I found a new amazing rag rug in a geometric pattern, which should arrive soon.
Art, Ferwerda Art by Antoinette Murray. We managed to secure this artist and cannot wait for her pieces to arrive. Seriously talented.
Books, I'm most excited about The Whole Pantry by the inspiring Belle Gibson and Jason Grant's newest book. We also have books on gardening, craft, food and design.... all coming in soon. They really do make the most fab Christmas present! (aghhhh can't believe we are already talking about Christmas)!
Loads of great gift ideas for Christmas will be arriving daily from General Eclectic, Me and My Trend and our newest brand Habitat home that specializes in our fav thing....colour!
Love Pip x
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.
April 14, 2014
The glorious Easter long weekend is nearly upon us and we are thinking about one thing... FOOD! And entertaining. With family and friends. We love to make our tables look amazing and have compiled some great inspirational pics of fun Easter (ish) themed tablescapes. Shop instore and online for our mix and match dinnerware - perfect for every occasion. And jazz up your table centre with our fun vases and faux flowers. Happy Easter!
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!
March 01, 2014
Some of you may know I also own a clothing store called IGLOU. We recently moved the shop in Orange to a new location which gave me the opportunity to experiment with some D.I.Y projects.
Top of my list was painting a wall in a colourful geometric pattern. I had been seeing clever ideas on Pinterest and I've attached some of the images that inspired me. I always say that painting a wall is a quick and affordable way to change the feel of a space and if you don't like it you can always paint over it! Scroll down for my step by step guide.
Before I started I knew I had to clean the walls. I discovered this amazing product - sugar soap wipes - just like baby wipes but for cleaning the walls. They worked a treat and had the walls prepped for painting in no time.
It was a little tricky getting my head around the angles and the maths! They are all right angles! I started with an image of a geometric pattern I liked and then I roped in my handy husband; armed with his tape measure and spirit level, to draw the lines on the wall.
I then carefully stuck on the painters tape - which is the fantastic tape you can paint over and later peel off to reveal crisp straight lines. I placed my tape just next to my pencil lines so the paint would cover the pencil lines and I wouldn't have to erase them later.
I painted one colour at a time, following the picture and plan I had created prior to starting. I started with darker tones in one corner, blues and greens and then moved to pinks and peachy tones in the opposite corner.
The wall with the painters tape still attached. I was taking very deep breaths here, petrified I may rip off half the paint with the tape - but it all worked perfectly!
I actually found the painting quite relaxing!
My first look at the wall after taking the tape off.
I then decided to continue the pattern onto the next wall and it really works
After finishing we added some faux floral installations and the two complemented each other so perfectly.
February 28, 2014
One word to describe the two floral workshops hosted by Mikarla Bauer is AMAZING! What an inspiring, fun, totally cool and charismatic lady. Everyone was completley blown away by her natural manner, knowledge and ability to convey her floral techniques to us (non-floral) people.
Check out the photo wrap below and to sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest information on upcoming workshops, click here.
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 29, 2014
We are extremely honoured and excited to have Mikarla Bauer conduct two separate workshops for Jumbled on February 22nd and 23rd. There is loads of information about the workshops so go on and click here to read more.
Mikarla has spent the last 10 years as a floral designer working for boutique florists in Sydney and Berlin. She is regarded as one of Sydney’s most exciting florists blending her own unique style and vision into each installation.
Mikarla strengths lay in clashing colour combinations, contrasting textures and the compulsive desire to search the markets, farms and the roadside for that special bloom her clients are lusting for.
How did you get into Floristry
I always wanted to be a florist, my grandmother Bobby was a florist. I helped her out in my school holidays as a kid. I studied interior design first not really knowing that I could have a career as a florist. Siting at a computer and looking at wallpaper swatches was not my idea of a rewarding job, so I approached a lovely flowers shop in Paddington and started an apprenticeship while studying floristry. Best move ever! I love my job.
Where do you find inspiration
I find inspiration in fashion, art, the countryside and my amazingly nutty friends and family. My girlfriends are a power house of creativity- architects, painters, photographers and artists . Laura Jones's bold floral paintings and Adriana Pickers delicate botanical ink drawings are really inspiring me at the moment. I'm also obsessed with Marimekko fabric and green italian glass. If I'm lacking inspiration I like to take a bush walk and peruse blogs like Saipua, Henry Hudson and the Design Sponge.
Describe the tablescape that you would create for Jumbled's next birthday party
I like lots of clashing colour and texture for a crazy party vibe. I would start by running a few sets of the bamboo nets bowl tightly down the centre of the table. Working with the vibrant colours of the bowls I would mass them with dahlias, garden roses, gardenias and mint. Really fragrant and summery. I love using tiny potted cactus at place settings, warped in neon tule. I have a bit of an accidental Mexican vibe going on in my head so I'd top it of with garlands of cumquat, mint and hot red dahlias strung in festoon lighting over the table.
I could never pick just one but my top ten are; passionfruit flower, dogwood, lilac, Lilly of the valley, fritillary, anemone, geranium, camellia, cherry blossom and really fragrant garden roses.
Images from Pinterest
Where would you hold your dream dinner party?
On the Greek island of Santorini. On a white washed terrace over looking the sea. Eating grilled fish and Saganaki cheese dripping with honey and oregano. I'd dress the table with a wrinkled white linen cloth and low gold bowls filled with pomegranates and red roses.
Images from: Guidora
Best tip you could give about working with flowers.
Be kind to the flower growers and treat them with respect. They are some on the most amazing and hard working people you will ever meet. Take care of your body and hands. It a very physical job. Buck trends and go for flowers you are drawn to.