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Colour Series: Shades of Blue

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!

Images from: Ignite Light, Desire to Inspire, Pinterest, Jumbled Bowls, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bibliotheque, Decor8, Jumbled Armchair.

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Interview - Mikarla Bauer

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.


Images from: Laura Jones and Henry Hudson

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.


Images from: Martha Stewart and 100 Layer Cake

Favourite flower
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.

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We love LINEN

We recently started stocking the amazing brand Gypsy Luxe, Linen sheets and Quilt cover sets. The linen bedding is made from 100% french flax that has been stone washed to give it a relaxed drape and super soft feel. The colours available are crisp white, slate grey, and natural and are designed to be mixed and layered to create a tranquil, timeless feel in your bedroom.

As part of our linen crush, we have compiled some inspiration images we found online and some from in store to showcase the serene, classic look of this gorgeous product.

Gypsy Luxe Linen Quilt Cover Sets, available here

P.S One of the things we love about linen is the more you use this beautiful linen, the more soft and gorgeous it becomes.

Images From: Merci, En Mi Espacio, Jumbled in store, Form Fire Glassworks, jumbledonline.

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Our Favourite Wedding Blogs

When I got married, blogging and pinterest weren't really around. I find this SO disappointing, as I spent a small fortune on bridal mags. I bought everything on offer in Australia and then whilst holidaying in America, thought it only appropriate, as I didn't want to miss a trick, to buy a sack full of bridal bibles and drag them all around the States.

Thank goodness for modern technology, we now have the most amazing bridal resources online and free, meaning you can save your money and get more confetti garlands for your big day.

We love meeting bride-and-grooms-to-be through our wedding registry service and hearing all about their unique wedding plans. It is a wonderful time of their lives and we always try and tailor their registry to the type of wedding they hope to have and house they want to create.

Here are our favourite Bridal Blogs to browse, they get us all warm and fuzzy and super keen to organise some sort of renewal of the wedding vows!

OUR TOP SIX PICKS:

100 Layer Cake is an all encompassing blog that really does resemble love. It is stunning. From flowers, dresses, jewellery, hair, shoes and cakes, this blog has it all! It has the most amazing DIY tutorials on how to make mind blowing decorations. It also has an amazing marketplace for wedding props (shipping is sometimes available)! And if you really want to lose yourself online, check out their pinterest page here.

Nouba Wedding Ideas is an Australian blog written by the gorgeous Tamarin - who incidentally had the most stunning bridal hair at her own wedding - in the world. Nouba is a fantastic resource for Australian Brides and has a special interest in getting the unique look and feel at your wedding, whilst not spending a fortune. Check out their fab section on shoestring weddings here. It is a beautifully designed site and has such a calming, down to earth feel. The layout is a little like pinterest, very image orientated, which makes it easy to find something you fancy, click on the image and get more of what you love. One of our favs!

Green Wedding Shoes is a one shop stop for Inspiration overload! The site's creators Jen and Jason, believe their is no 'right' way to host a wedding and therefore feature weddings of all shapes and sizes. Great pics on bridal showers, advice on wedding photo shoots and even inspiration on vow renewals!

The Lucy Chase Project is a really cool website! Never before have weddings and DIY style looked so good. Lucy (a pseudonym for a New Zealand travel enthusiast Aleisha McNiece) is all about unique, happy, and super cool weddings. I love the layout of this uber cool blog and feel personally connected to the people who have been featured. It is truly like looking through your best mates photo album. Imagine origami weddings and pom poms. I mean seriously. Just. so. cool.

Polka Dot Bride is another fabulous way to while away the hours looking at beautifully styled and executed weddings. It is an Australian Blog which has become one of the leading websites for finding inspiration for your wedding day. Polka Dot Bride is such a powerhouse when it comes to wedding planning! It carefully categorises everything and is a super easy website to navigate and in my case - get completely lost and absorbed. The attention to detail is inspiring and you really must check out their pinterest page (which has nearly 12,000 followers!) for some seriously delicious pics on Australian weddings.

Simply Peachy is a super cute blog that always puts a smile on our dial! They have these amazingly helpful posts which teach brides and grooms how to make and create things for your wedding. Sometimes it is hard to become an expert on something (like floral arranging) overnight but Simply Peachy is your self help manual online. They recently teamed up with Joyce from J.F Floral Couture to break down the components of a bridal bouquet which had us completely falling all over ourselves. Check out the sample below and click through to see this amazing blog.

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Sparkle Your Home!

 

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!

 

 

 

Images from, Classy in The City, Kip and Co, The Glitter Guide, Boston Magazine

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Book Review - A Bite of the Big Apple

A Bite of the Big Apple is Monica Trapaga's food adventure in New York. She describes it all so eleganty: "It's Ella and Louis. It's Seinfeld and Woody Allen. It's the bright lights of Broadway, it's the hot dogs at 2a.m. It's a cultural cacophony quite unlike anywhere else in the world."

I have very stong memories of visiting our American relatives at a young age and having the mom bake chocolate brownies for us kids. It was such a treat. The fudge like consitency of the choloate and the intense flavour branded itself in my memory as one of the best things I have ever eaten.

As I am now a mother of 2 small humans, they are (like me) often in search of the next chocolate treat. We love to cook in our house and when I saw this American cookbook, I couldn't help but look for a traditional American brownie recipe. To my delight Monica has tried many brownie recipe's in her time and shortlisted only the best. This one is right up there and in her own words "heavenly".

I chose to try her suggestion and bake them in little cupcake cases to make for easy indivisual desserts and they worked out perfectly. Just be careful not to overcook them as they contain a lot of sugar and therefore can burn easily. The almond meal gives them a grainy consistency and also helps them sink in the middle - perfect for adding a little dollop of icecream or cream!

 

Enjoy!

Sally x

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Blogs We Love Featuring Fabulous Lighting

Pip was super inspired in Paris by all the fabulous lighting. In particular interesting bulbs, huge beaded chandeliers, feathered pendants and engineered hanging frames. It is seriously easy to add a WOW light to a space, but the experts suggest scale is the key. There is some great inspiration online and some seriously clever people writing blogs out there. Here we share some of our favourites with a focus on posts about feature lighting.

Left: Fabric covered drum pendants are so great. They look uniform in shape and yet offer intense colour and character to your room. Nordic Design is an awesome resource full of scandinavian inspired design, interiors, architecture and lifestyle. Check out our colourful drum pendants - at Jumbled Online they would look fab above a long dining table or a kitchen bench!

Right: Room Service lives up to its name. But instead of providing food, it provides gorgeous pictures of interiors, houses and other inspiring images from around the globe. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty from your lounge!

Left: Sheila from A Punch of Colour (need we say more!) says she loves the impact colour can have in design. How cool is this outdoor setting!! Re-create the look with our green beaded chandeliers.

Right: OEmily Henderson. You are so cute - her catch phrase is "perfection is boring, let's get weird" We are so down with that! This City House Tour features some great pendants and bulbs.

Left: This pic is from a fabulous blog - Seventh House on the Left, by Ashley and Greg Brown. It is just so gorgeous. They look like such a cute couple and all their posts are about renovating, decorating and living in their first home. Really fun.

Centre: Apartment Therapy is all about saving the world one room at a time. I do believe this feathered pendant would save my bedroom and at the risk of sounding a little crazy, I really, really, really, really need it now.

Right: This gorgeous blog 'sf girl by bay' is bohemian modern style from a San Francisco girl. Super cute, lots of great house pics and she loves colour. This pic comes from a post labelled 'Orange is the New Black' - we have a little crush forming!

Left: I don't know what I prefer more, the wallpaper or the gorgeous mushroom lamp! This fab french blog Planet Deco showcases beautiful interior decorations from around the world. Unless you can translate french fluently the writing won't be much good, however the pictures are inspiring!

Right: Wow... just wow. Design Tripper is definitely worth a look. It explores the intersection of travel and design with genuine curiosity and good taste.

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Wonder Walls!

Geraldine James, says in her book Creative Display, "If you love something enough, show the world how much by displaying it for all the world to see."  We are big believers in mixing textures and materials on walls and love spaces that show the personality of their creator. It's great if you are a well travelled person and have carefully selected items from around the world that tell a story. It is just as wonderful if you see something cute at your local shops and love it enough to add to your personal collection.

The key is to love your stuff. Wonder Walls by Sarah Bagnerakes makes sence of the trend, "Whatever your taste, it's about celebrating the unusual, the beautiful, the eccentric, and the simple."  We love rugs on walls, vintage dresses, retro prints and original abtracts. Artwork that grabs your eye and you feel continually compelled to look at is what you should look for. And then complement with bits and pieces from your home. Kids artwork, a favourite tea towel, or your wedding veil. These are all things that will make your walls gorgeous and personal.

Here are some fabulous walls we have found online and think they are perfect for inspiring us all to get creative with our decorating.

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Images via The Marion House book, The Design Files, Decor8, The Purple Area, Just B, Elle Decor, 2.bp, The House That Lars Built

 

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The Copper + Blush Trend

We have been noticing a lot of stylists using soft pastels with edgy metallic colours. It is a trend we are loving and feel totally inspired by. At Jumbled we are all about mixing, not matching! Colour clashes are welcomed and we find throwing together unusual colour combinations fun and personal.

There is something elegant and feminine about the comination of the soft pinks with the coppers and gold. It could be easily used in any room of your house and accentuated through textural pieces. For example, gold wire pendants with pink woolen blankets. Or a peach coloured lounge with a copper side table. Even a tarnished, silver bedhead with dusty pink, orange and soft green bedding.

Here are some of our favourite examples we found on blogs and online that have inspired us to use this trending technique in our houses. The D.I.Y. tin vases are definitely making a cameo at our next dinner party! Also watch out for some fun new pieces popping up online and in store!

Images from:  The Every Girl blog Armas Design blog Pinterest vtwonen Pinterest Nudpin.B By Stephanie Lynn

 

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Modern Retro

Everywhere you look someone is re-inventing a retro classic, yet giving it that modern flavour. We love seeing the 70's retro parker inspired sofas emerging and the vintage buffets making a well deserved comeback. It is easy to upcycle an old worn out chair with some fresh cushions, or give that old chiswell sideboard hiding in your parents garage a modern spin with the right artwork and vingnettes diplayed on top.

We have been really inspired lately with this retro inspired look and it has us shouting bring back the teak!! Check out some of our favourite looks below.

On the left, the painted wall and light artwork really modernises this retro sideboard. And on the right, this is an excellent example of a retro lounge modernised bycushions, rugs and a light bright vignette of blooms

Wow! Acid yellow needs little else and we love collection of framed prints and books resting on this retro sideboard.

Dress up your retro lounges with bright artworks and cushions. We have a great selection of framed retro posters online and in store that can help you achieve the look like the Sainte-Maxime print.

Our new range of retro inspired sofas and armchairs are so comfy so classy!

1. Apartment Therapy 2. That's Chic 3. Mokkasin 4. The Designer Pad 5. House To Home 6. Sainte-Maxime print from Jumbled 7. Ardena Buffet from Jumbled 8. Charcoal sofa from Jumbled

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