Insight from a Colour Specialist | Q+A with Davina Harper of Dulux
NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year Winner – Stylemaker
We were delighted to have the opportunity to pick the brain of Dulux Colour Specialist, Davina Harper. Colour has such an impact on our day to day, so we took the opportunity to ask Davina those crucial colour questions.
Hello House of Hackney
On Thursday night, I crossed off number 5 on the goals list and, my goodness, what a goal to cross off.
When Opportunity Knocks... Reflections of the London Visit and that feature in Urbis!
Frieda and Javvy are the founders of luxury British design house, House of Hackney. Their business offers a whimsical array of wallpapers, fabric, furnishings, home accessories, fashion and expert advice, and their entire MO is wrapped-up in a cool concept; “Our House is your Home”. I was lucky enough to visit their flagship store on a recent trip to London.
To hear that we had won the Amara Interiors International Blog award was one thing but then to get an invite to the winners lunch at the Tom Dixon Studio in London was enough to get the heart really pumping. What an experience it was and I share my reflections with you here.
Hello, Robyn Cooper
I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and putting the spotlight on one of my favourite homes to have worked on. House #7 - the house where Stylemaker could really come into its own. I share the things I learnt (and that you can learn from too) in this blog.
Amara Interior Blog Awards Win!
At Stylemaker, we have been soaking up Robyn Cooper’s blog with oohs and aahs. You possibly have too?
Robyn’s support of the New Zealand design industry is to be applauded. Using elegant photography and snappy words, she is putting the spotlight on many talented Kiwi creatives, and capturing a heavy following.
Add a Little Ka-Pow to the Kid’s Room
UPDATE ON OUR NOMINATION
We can’t thank you enough for your votes. Ole London town kicked up its heels at a ritzy awards ceremony on 25thOctober while we waited (impatiently) in Aotearoa for news.
Eeep… we were crowned, WINNER.
We feel so humbled to be chosen from such epic talent, everyone is very deserving.
Book Review: This is Home - The Art of Simple Living
Our littlest Stylemakers are busy dreaming, playmaking and building bright futures. It’s our role to gently coordinate their sense of style without completely losing the stage to Buzz Lightyear or Elsa in the process. Even when those die-hard phases chill out (and they do), Miss and Master bedrooms should reflect their own personal story. With a little planning and picking of battles, you can both be proud as punch to bring a playdate inside.
Adding the etc. to your home
This book had me at; “A home is one of our most important creations. Within its frame, we create lifelong memories and manage our lives…” and, “Homes must not start with the end in mind.
All Hung Up
Our homes are just another stage for us to share our treasured bits and bobs. They're like our favourite outfits, worn with considered little extras - a pop of red lippy, a textured scarf, or our Gran's best pendant.
In my line of work, accessories are a style weapon. Commonly referred to as the finishing touches, they're the last word in a room, and my god they pack a punch. We share the how-tos of accessorising your home.
Interview with a Creative
Photos, artwork, artefacts: We all have walls that need decoration and these are the kinds of things we like to hang on our walls. But as we come to do it, we realise there is a lot more to 'hanging' than simply drilling in a hook and placing said object on the wall. Centre? Clusters? Symmetry? Matching colours? All a bit much, right? We grilled The Hangman for his tips and tricks.
Q + A: Coopers Interiors talk to Stylemaker
The joy of working in the design industry is getting the opportunity to meet amazing inspirational creatives. Today we had the pleasure of spending time with Shelley Boyd from Boyd Blue, a highly successful interior design business based in Australia.
The Interior Designer Toolbox for Small Spaces.
Cooper Interiors inspires homemakers around the world to style their haven with New Zealand’s best home interiors products and design services. We were delighted to be featured on their blog, see our Q + A here
What we Love
Every Interior designer has a tool box full of ideas and solutions to help bring your home ideas to life. These tools change when working with small spaces!
The Magic of Three for Open Plan Living
We review one of our favourite interior books, Ellen DeGeneres' Home.
Legacy of Summer
The joy of open plan living is that it gives you the ability to define your life with style and simplicity.
The Fabric of Flowers
Summer's legacy has a place in your home through these easy steps.
Spending time devouring Designers Guild fabric is like spending an hour in heaven.