Traditional Moroccan decor is synonomous with lots of layering, rich shades of orange & browns and ethnic shapes & patterns.
Whilst this look may be perfect for some, it can often be a little OTT for the regular room.
So we have provided some inspiration to get a boho yet modern Moroccan feel in your home without overdoing it...With the help of our Rapee product of course!
Last week 5 of our lucky facebook competiton winners were invited to join the media at a Megan Morton workshop held at The School in Rosebery.
Megan has been a favourite of ours for a long time, having styled a few of our catalogues including our newest Winter 2014 range.
She engaged us all with fabulous imagery & interesting facts about decorating through the ages as well as some great tips for decorating our own homes. To conclude the day we were then served a tasty lunch from Kitchen by Mike!
For those who missed out we thought we would share some of Megan's 'quick fix' tips for the lounge room:
· Before renovating an entire room, try using variations of cushions of different sizes and scales to make a room fresh and interesting
· Use a ‘karate chop’ in the middle of the cushion to create a crease to uniform shapes and unite cushions of different colours, scales or families
· Try changing the orientation of a cushion to give the room a new feel
There has not been a trend or decade that cushions have not played a major decorative role in. Come & join us for a cushion-love morning tea workshop that looks at some of the most important cushion moments, as well as helps workshop the latest trends.
Learn from cushion lover & super stylist Megan Morton as we take a look at the highs and the super highs through the most gorgeous of international cushion-loving rooms!
Along with this you will be taken through a variety of ways to create the latest lounge looks in your home - to allow you to create a truly envious interior! Afterwards you are invited to enjoy a delicious and relaxed lunch with your fellow classmates.
More than your classic workshop, its a total celebration of all things cushions!
To win this fantastic experience, all you need to do is take a look at our 'New Range' web page & comment on this post in 25 words or less: Which of our New winter range stories do you like the most and why?
Please remember to sign off with your email address so we can contact you if you are a lucky winner- there are 5 spots to be won!
* Winners will be notified on 10/03/14
* Class will be held in Rosebery Sydney on 19/03/14
* Flights & accommodation are not included
* Lunch is included
Introducing our bold, bright & truly unique Winter range for 2014...
Consisting of 3 different stories: retro yet contemporary POP, on-trend Urban Tribe & exotic Persian Mystique, the range spans across cushions, throw rugs, dining & kitchenware.
There is something for everyone and we hope you enjoy the new range as much as we do. Keep an eye on our social media for more tips, tricks, imagery & competitions!
Better Homes & Gardens Stylist Jacqui Pix gives us her top trend picks for 2014...
1. Pantone colour of the year is Radiant Orchid!
A cheery purple has made colour of the year, and if its predecessor (emerald green) is anything to go by, it will be the hottest shade out! Don’t be surprised if you see purple popping up in homewares and fashion. Purple symbolises royalty, power, creativity and mystery. An easy way to translate purple into your home is through accessories. Think cushions, throws, vases, and many more...
2. Go gold or go home!
A big trend for 2013 was bringing the outside in,using natural colour palettes as well as rustic materials. This is certainly carrying on into the new year with a splash of metal. Gold’s, silvers, bronzes and coppers. Add a bit of natural glitz (not the tacky kind) to your home. Go on, be bold and put a copper bowl on your coffee table.
3. Chameleon Interiors
A popular look this year will be one that is worldly, literally. It’s a mix of Spanish, Moroccan, African and South American influences. It’s big white walls, tiled or wood floors with pops of amazing prints and colours through rugs, cushions, couches, artwork and more. It shows a well-travelled person and enables to display your “trophies” acquired from travels. And you make the rules!
Always thinking about that unique accent chair that you can't afford? Or perhaps you have a corner chair that is looking a bit drab? Maybe you're just up for taking on a fabulous DIY project!
Design Sponge shares with us a crafty way to make your own accent chair without the price tag - we love http://bit.ly/18XMC7w
At first glance, fuchsia & yellow make an unlikely pair. Put them together on a white sofa & see the transformation!
If you want a unique interior thats stands out this is definitnely a combination to try.
Are you a die-hard traditional red & green decor fan? Maybe you're into metallic accents? ...Or maybe you'll love our black & white Xmas moodboard!
Keep it simple but festive & be inspired...
Change up your traditional coastal look & inject some red! When teamed with white it softens slightly and can become a great coastal alternative if you're sick of white and blue...
The lovely Jacqui Pix from Better Homes & Gardens TV has kindly shared with us her favourite top trends for the month...
1. Edgy Romance
Soft pinks look absolutely divine paired with copper accents. Their warm tones work perfectly together creating a soft romantic look with an edgy undertone. The perfect make over for the modern woman.
2. Colour Bomb
A trending look at the moment is working with one colour in a room, colour bombing. I particularly love emerald green walls paired with an emerald green patterned couch with emerald green accent cushions, and well you get the gist! It’s a vibrant way to freshen up any room and make it a talking point amongst your holiday guests.
3. Naughty-cal or Nice
A classic trend that remains timeless is nautical. You can choose to use chic timbers, reds and blues or neutrals with a coastal feel. Nothing is more relaxing than a holiday by the sea, and why not bring that into your home?
(SOURCES: pinterest.com, sageatelier.com, 47parkavenue.co.uk, nicety.livejournal.com, fashiondivadesign.com.au)