Yes, its that time of the year again. The time of the year where we curse the cold thats creeping up and realise the only good thing about winter are mandarins.
In order to not let winter get us down too much (considering 'SAD', Seasonal Affected Disorder is a very real thing) we have comprised a selection of interior delights that will help you remain happy during this cold, windy & wet season.
1] PRODUCTS: THE ESSENTIALS
1] Butterfly Chair
Seller: MuuMuu Butterfly Chairs
$: Varies depending on material.
The best in comfortable slouching chairs, the butterfly chair is practical for the days you come home from a cold commute and need to dive straight into something completely absorbing. It looks great with a fur or soft throw draped across it and its also a fine example of iconic 1950's design. Available in a range of leathers, canvas or even cowhide.
2] Ceramic Cups
Recommended Potter: Dieuwke Van Der Mark.
Drinking hot tea & coffee from a tactile, hand made ceramic mug is so much more satisfying that you plain white ikea one.
3] Nordic Pelt
Seller: Abode Living
$: 195.00 (Small) $795 (Large).
100% Tibetan Wool pelt can easily be styled across your bed, couch, chair, floor or even your back. This wool is one of the softest on the market and will be sure to keep you cozy.
4] Alpaca Throw
Its soft, silky & a 100% allergenic fibre. We love its picnic rug style pattern and contrasting edge stitch.
5} After Glow Massage Candle
Seller: Jimmy Jane
Yes, if you go to Jimmy Jane you will see they make sex toys, but that is also why they make an incredible massage oil candle perfect for cold nights this candle lets off a soft glow that you can also use as a warm moisturiser.
2] COLOUR PALETTE
Explore deep subtle colours like 'Drive Time', or lift your mood with burst of vibrant colours such as 'Norfolk Sky' as seen in nature on the crisp clear days.
• SUN TRAP •
Are you lucky enough to be able to capture the sunshine in the day? Start to notice if the sun peeps through any windows in your home, then create a cozy nesting zone in it so you can lap up the natural heat while its there.
• FOR THE RAINY DAYS •
Prepare for those sneaky sad days! Apply pattern or vibrant colour through materials or furnishings, these vivid blue hexagon cement tiles are sure to make anyone smile, even on the dreariest of days.
4] 'THE ART OF DARKNESS' BY INTERIOR DESIGNER CHELSEA HING
Located in St.Kilda, this magic apartment belongs to interior designer Chelsea Hing and Photographer Nik Epifanidis. An inky & rich colour palette creates ambience whilst setting the stage for unique treasures & furnishings to pop.
In the kitchen we see:
• A portrait of a Chef, "Le Chef De L'Hotel Chatham" by William Orpen
• Rimini Blue Sun by Bitossi
• 'Panthella Table Lamp' by Verner Panton
• A Gold Banana by Jonathan Alder
In this lounge we see:
• A stunning 1970s Vintage 'Gaetano Sciolari' Chandelier (find a similar one here)
• 'Strata Sofa' by @kingfurniture,
• 'Fat Fat Ottoman' from B&B Italia
• Navy Chevron Throw by Jonathan Alder
To see more of Chelsea Hing's design & also shop her 'still life' collection, visit: www.chelseahing.com.au-