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Workshop Wrap

Our first Jumbled Workshop was held last weekend and we had a blast! For those wondering workshop - who, what, where???

At Jumbled we have long been toying with the idea of running a series of workshops to inspire, educate and have fun in the Central West. There are so many talented people in our community, and beyond, who have been wanting something to do that's different. We ran our first workshop on the weekend and the feedback was overwhelming - the concept is a winner!

We held two sold out sessions held in the Jumbled store. The dining tables were cleared and people sat surrounded by the branches, flowers and colours of the store.

We learnt so much from the weekend and staff have sat down this week to discuss our future plans. Overwhleminlgy we believe this is something people are looking for and so we are super motivated to keep the ball rolling!

In fact our very next workshop is to take place next month, on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of September. This time we will learn the art of flower styling in a 2 hour workshop that touches on principals of design and how to create amazing arrangements from market or garden blooms. Tickets for the Floral Workshop can be purchased online HERE.

The Jumbled staff are conjuring up all sorts of wild and wonderful topics for future workshops and we are excited! Watch this space - and if you have any special requests or fabulous ideas please pop a comment below!

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Pip takes a trip: Life Instyle Melbourne

Pip spent a frantic few days in Melbourne last week, viewing all of the latest and greatest wares, soon to make their new home in Jumbled. She was privy to some private showings (Pony Rider and Spacecraft to mention two!) and was able to work with suppliers in bringing the best quality and fun new products to our store.

Among the first new items to impress Pip were the Pooccio dog cushions, for a little bit of luxury for your puppy. They will be the most stylish pets in the street! We can't wait to see their bright colours and patterns in store.

Pony Rider will once again be stocked in store and online, and according to Pip the new range did little to settle her excitement and enthusiasm for this this great label. Cushions from the new Pony Rider collection will arrive in store in late August/ early September.

The colours of Canvas Home furnishings are soft and delightful and will bring prettiness and sophistication to any room. The soft hues are feminine and luxurious and bring a soft palette to the store.

The invitation to visit the Spacecraft Studio was a dreamy experience for Pip and she was amazed at the colour and vastness of their work space. She has made orders of several Spacecraft works and these will be arriving in store next week. Stay tuned!

 

It wasn’t all hard work though – she did manage to eat out at some amazing restaurants, including one of our favourites Cumulus Inc, and take a stroll down some of the fabulous Melbourne lane ways, admiring the views along the way. How could you not be inspired?

 

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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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Jumbled Workshop with Jane Lampe

We are super excited to tell you that we have arranged our second Jumbled Workshop before the first has even begun!

We have teamed up with the wonderful Florist, Jane Lampe from Floreat Floral Design to run a flower styling class. We will be running two classes. One on Saturday 21st September from 4pm - 6pm and Sunday 22nd September 10am - 12pm... Perfect timing for Spring and the beautiful blooms that will be in season!

Learn how to turn the fresh cheap bunch of blooms from your local markets into something amazing as if it's from your favourite florist. Styling flowers is truly an art and Jane is going to show us how it is done!

We will provide the flowers and vase, which you will be taking home to enjoy. Afternoon tea for Saturday and brunch for Sunday will be served with bubbles.

If you're not local, we suggest that you make a weekend of it and bring all your friends! Orange is home to some beautiful vineyards and restaurants. We can put together a list of suggestions for you.

Tickets are $150 which includes fresh flowers, a vase, food, drinks and a $50 gift voucher to be spent in store or online.

Buy your tickets online here. Make sure to select "free shipping" at the checkout!

Floral styling by Floreat Floral Design

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An interview with Pip - Paris Style

Many of you may know Pip recently travelled to Paris in search of some inspiration and for a well deserved rest! We all agree she works super hard to find products from all over the globe and it is one of the reasons Jumbled looks so happy and fun. We were all dying to hear about her trip and so we sat down and had a chat about the things she saw and loved, food she indulged in and European trends she would like to see more of in Australia.

Tell us a little bit about your itinerary - what would your day in Paris look like?

My husband and I flew to Paris for a 10 day escape. Orange was having a really cold snap and Paris was warm, summery and the perfect place to re-energise and seek out new trends. We would sleep in every day as nothing opens until around 11am. We'd grab a cafe au lait and croissant before beginning our marathon along the french streets. I don't mind lines, so if I saw a line outside a shop or into a boulangerie I would join it just to see what was inside. Around lunch, whichever district we were in I'd ask the locals where the best baguette was located and I'd make a bee-line for that place! We checked out local shops, window displays, gardens and did a lot of people watching! Of an evening i'd drag my poor husband (which he always ended up loving!) to different bars I'd read about in a book or mag for cocktails and champers and we'd settle into the Parisian scenery.

Do you have a favourite store in Paris you go to when you're in need of a blast of inspiration?

YES! The shop is called Merci and it is all kinds of fabulousness. Merci is an amazing concept store with three levels of loveliness. It has concept art, kitchen goodies, furniture, lighting, a bookshop cafe and really cool clothes. It is elegant, creative, fun and colourful. All things we aspire to be in Jumbled. I went there every day for one reason or another!

Did you find any secret places you can share with us?

They have just opened a pizza joint near Merci called Grazie and it is AMAZING - I had the best gin and tonic of my life which had a sprig of rosemary, some fresh basil leaves and Mediterranean sea spray... It was the bomb. Totally life changing.

What was your impression of the interior styling in Paris? Were there any particular items you fell in love with?

I think it is such a global market out there, so African inspired chandeliers, Indian textiles and interesting pops of colour were big in Paris. It was great to see we are definitely on par with what is going on. There is a big focus on feature lighting and big chandeliers, interesting bulbs and colourful pendants were everywhere. It is amazing how a good light can transform a space! In Merci they had the most amazing beaded chandelier, but very similar to our chandelier available in store and online. Restaurants were styled with rustic tables, colourful restored chairs and lots of mix and match dinnerware. Everywhere felt homely and welcoming and interesting. I did see some fabulous brightly coloured bed linen. Bright blue fitted sheets with orange flat sheets and pink pillowcases! So fun.

The other big trend was realistic wallpaper! I saw wallpaper that seriously looked like pressed metal, weathered bricks and filed wood. It was really cool - I could hardly tell it was wallpaper! They had the pressed metal wallpaper on the roof of Grazie restaurant and it was so realistic.

Many of us know you are one seriosuly stylish lady with your fashion store Iglou stocking some really cool international brands, what is your opinion of Paris street stlye?

Everyone looks so stylish. I would sit on the metro and stare at people and really disect their outfit. Imagine very simple - skinny jeans, ballet flats, printed tee's and a leather jacket. Minimal makeup, natural hair colour and simple accessories. There were little pops of neon in sneakers, a scarf, or beaded bracelets. It all looks so effortless...

We are often found drooling over the amazing cookbooks in store - were there any stand out meals during your trip?

Anything from the local boulangerie! Pain aux raisons, pain au chocolat, croissant au beurre, little mini raspberry tarts, brioche, baguette with local jam and lots of cheese. Oh, I did have an amazing falafal in the Marais Latin Quarter!

O.K... lastly Pip, what was the most wonderful thing you bought whilst on your sojourn in Paris?

My new yellow pony skin sneakers from Merci. Ridiculously comfortable! They don't go with anything but I love them.

 

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Jumbled Workshop with Emma Blomfield

Come and have some fun and be inspired at the first Jumbled Workshop!

Sometimes decorating your home can feel a little overwhelming, so we have enlisted the help of the super clever Emma Blomfield from Nest Designs.

Emma will show you how to decorate your space, pulling together all of the things that you love. You will walk away with your own mood boards and a head full of inspiration and ideas.

The workshop will be taking place on Saturday 10th August from 4pm - 6pm in store (202 Anson St, Orange NSW)

We will be serving afternoon tea with bubbles!

All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring along any magazine clippings or ideas that you already have.

Tickets are $95 and includes food, drinks and a $50 voucher to spend in store or online.

Book your ticket before they sell out! We want to make the experience as personal as possible so have a limited number of tickets.

For more information and inspiration visit www.jumbledonline.com/jumbledworkshopwithemma

Please note there are no refunds once the ticket has been purchased. In store voucher will be provided when you attend the class. It is valid for 2 weeks from 10th August 2013 and not redeemable for cash.

Buy your ticket online here www.jumbled.eventbrite.com.au

 

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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.

Buy the book online here.

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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Instagram Bedroom Competition

We LOVE seeing how our clever customers style their bedrooms so we are running a competition on Instagram!

For your chance to win, you will need to:

1. Take a photo of your bedroom on Instagram
2. Tag @jumbledonline
3. Include the hashtag #jumbledbedroom

The most creative photo will win a pink feather fitted and flat sheet set (queen size) and a dots gold pom pom cushion from Kip & Co.

(If you are a private Instagram user, please email your photos to info@jumbledonline.com)

Don't miss out! Entries close Sunday 14th July at midnight.

(The fine print: The prize is not redeemable for cash. Jumbled has final say of the winner. Any international winners will pay for shipping.)

 

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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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