Life Instyle Sydney 2015

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There’s nothing like a trade show to inspire and create desire! Keeping our finger on the design pulse, Yellow Front Door attended Life Instyle at the Horden Pavilion in Sydney last week and it was fabulous – a culmination of so many talented and inspiring designers, creators, artists and small business owners. Stalls showcased products ranging from homewares and furniture to fashion, jewellery and kids stuff.

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It ran for 4 days from 19th – 22nd February, and was a feast for the senses with vibrant colours, new designs, and quirky and original offerings. I was checking out any new and different products, and seeing what might fit the Yellow Front Door aesthetic. Below are some of my favourites from the day.

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Above: Eye-catching and original artworks from “I Ended up Here” – both in vibrant colours and a new range in sophisticated coppery tones.

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Above: Cute woven plastic plant pots that double as outdoor stools, plus wonderful hanging plants, from “Mister Moss”

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Above: Wonderful Scandinavian products from “Normann Copenhagen” and “Scandinavian Design Centre” – always on the look out for my own home!

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Above: Beautiful floral bed linen and cushions from “Mrs Darcy”

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Above: Fabulous eco-friendly and unbreakable kitchenware in bamboo from “Impact”

Trends are constantly changing when it comes to colour, shape, form, texture and material. As the owner of a homewares store, it’s important to always be on the look out for products new to the market, and to also be aware of but not governed by the latest trends.

At Yellow Front Door we carry small quantities of each product so that when they sell out we can either buy more or switch to different products depending on trends and demand.

Stunning Trina Turk Outdoor Cushions

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These fabulous outdoor cushions are designed by US fashion designer Trina Turk, and are not for wallflowers! The designs are graphic and bold, yet also delicately detailed and intricate. Colours are on-trend yellow, stone and charcoal, and the material is weather-resistant acrylic. Trina Turk is known for her wonderfully creative and vibrant catwalk designs, but moved into outdoor fabrics in collaboration with US fabric house Schumacher. Her designs are just as at home beside the pool or on the deck as they are on the catwalk.

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Tangier outdoor cushion at front with Cream outdoor cushion at back

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Jax outdoor cushion

You can buy these outdoor cushions online at Yellow Front Door – and we offer free delivery Australia-wide. Contact us for shipping prices to other countries.

New Outdoor Cushions at Yellow Front Door

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We are excited to introduce a new range of outdoor cushions in our own Yellow Front Door label! They are made from solution-dyed acrylic so are especially long lasting and durable.

Solution-dyed acrylic has a strong woven construction and flurocarbon finish which makes the material is breathable and light-weight. It’s also resistant to water, mould, mildew, stains, and fading.

The sizes are 48cm x 48cm and there are three colours available – Deep Khaki, Beige and Grey – which work in beautifully on their own or with other colourful, patterned designs.

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Khaki outdoor cushion cover

Grey outdoor cushion cover

Grey outdoor cushion cover

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Cream and Tangier outdoor cushions on chair

Visit Yellow Front Door to buy these fabulous outdoor cushions and enjoy free delivery.

New Artworks by Ylva Skarp at Yellow Front Door

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We love Swedish calligrapher Ylva Skarp’s work so much that we have sourced some new, beautiful pieces for Yellow Front Door.

The great thing about Ylva’s work is that they all look wonderful when hung together on a wall, especially if you’re after a monochromatic black and white palette for your home.

Below: She brings letters to life with “Be yourself everyone else is already taken” $59 delivered.

Perfect for a nursery or children’s room is this delightful alphabet print in pink, apricot and black, on white $59 delivered

 

While “It’s Cool to be Kind” makes a real statement. $49 delivered

Check out Ylva’s work and buy her artworks online at Yellow Front Door. Prices included free delivery Australia-wide, or contact us form overseas for shipping prices.

Houzz Article – Creating the Perfect Unisex Playroom

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Have you ever struggled with creating the perfect kids room or playroom for both your son and daughter? Read on for design tips and tricks from Yellow Front Door on mastering this in your own home.

http://www.houzz.com.au/ideabooks/34026587/list/clever-kids-rooms-tried-and-trusted-tips-for-a-unisex-playroom

If you have both boys and girls, creating a joint playroom that keeps them both happy can be a challenge. A playroom should encourage children to relax, think, play and get creative, and be a place they want to take their friends. This can be difficult if boys and girls have different ideas about play, games, toys and colours. But sticking to these simple design ideas regarding choice of colour, creating different zones, and providing plentiful storage will help you to create a space they both love to be in.

Latest Houzz Article – Cafe Culture at Home

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Brew a cup of coffee and take a read of my latest Yellow Front Door article on Houzz Australia. It’s all about creating the perfect cafe look and feel in your own home (sorry, barista not included!)
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I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves heading down to my favourite local café on the weekend – partly for the food and company, but also seeking that cool café decor, buzz and vibe. People have loved gathering at public places (hence the word ‘pub’) for centuries, but we Australians seem to have made the local café our ‘pub’.

Cafés not only incorporate great design ideas, but have an ambience that’s totally conducive to eating, drinking, chatting, reading and just chilling. Australian cafés often take their cue from recycled or up-cycled materials, hard-wearing finishes, and retro pieces to bring about a warm, cosy and inviting atmosphere. Wouldn’t you love to create a café look and feel in your home? Choose rustic materials, salvaged pieces and industrial furniture to achieve this welcoming and eclectic look. Then add some knockout appliances, cool lighting, open shelves and fun signage. Here are some additions to create an edgy yet inviting space that your family and friends will want to hang out in for hours.

Yellow Front Door artworks featured on Braggables!

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Yellow Front Door is extremely pleased that awesome trend-spotting website Braggables has featured our artworks on their “Get the Look” page. This page showcases fabulous ideas for a classic, timeless and relaxed dining room, including wallpaper, art, industrial dining table and chairs, and West Elm accessories.

Read on www.braggables.com.au/look-relaxed-timeless-dining-room-area/

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Braggables is all about finding and bragging about new desirable fashion, interiors, design and lifestyle products that would be on anyone’s wish list.

Buy Yellow Front Door’s artworks here www.yellowfrontdoor.com.au/wallartonline/

Hello Florals!

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If you love florals and embrace nature, take a look at this stunning range by Imogen Heath. A surface pattern designer from the UK, Imogen celebrates the English summer and references childhood memories and nostalgia in her line of cushions.

She combines traditional artistry with modern digital techniques to produce a range that’s captivating and alluring. There are organic and geometric influences in her work, and her florals are fresh, vibrant and contemporary.

Her designs are so resolved you’d never guess her label was only established in 2011.

View her range at Yellow Front Door in Australia here: http://www.yellowfrontdoor.com.au/products/dahlia-cushion-cover

Imogen Heath cushions at Yellow Front Door

Introducing Leah Duncan!

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Yellow Front Door is excited to receive a new line of beautiful handmade pieces from by artist and designer Leah Duncan. Leah reflects on nature, culture and the environment to produce her pieces, using water-based inks, pigment inks and the finest quality linen and paper.

Leah lives in Austin, Texas, where she loves the food and sunshine, and it’s there that she really discovered her inner creativity and passion for design.

She specialises in cushions and prints, and her pieces are organic, delightful and quirky, often featuring the desert, animals, flowers and plants. The designs are contemporary and the colours fresh and natural.

See her cushions and artworks at Yellow Front Door here http://www.yellowfrontdoor.com.au/products/oslo-cushion-cover

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