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Summer Lovin’

Put on those shades & pour a drink. It’s summer; where every hour is happy hour!

Beach trips, pool parties, spontaneous bush walks & late nights on the porch with friends, the warmer seasons in Australia is where it’s at. Fellowship and hosting is at the heart of our culture, which makes our homes a hub for more than just our families big or small!

Looking around your home you can notice the spaces which are used the most when you’ve got people over. Whether it be the lounge room, the kitchen or your outdoor space, there are ways to spice up your home this summer to bring more light, colour and fun to what could otherwise be a dull or monotonous area.

This month we want to inspire you to enjoy your time while entertaining, cooking and exploring in what we think is the best time of the year!

Sink into bliss

In every house there’s the main couch that everyone retires to at the end of a big night. But what about those nice afternoons post-work when you’re keen to sit in the sun, or by the window at golden hour? The Tanah Daybed available at Pillow Talk is a great option for those times, with a comfortable setup that can be dressed up with a soft throw or a patterned cushion.

Dry off

In reality, all you need for the beach are some swimmers and a good towel. Maybe some awesome sunny weather too if you prefer it! Pillow Talk has a great selection of towels, and this Bahamas Beach Towel is a great pop of yellow to brighten your already shining summer days on the sand.

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Point of interest

Is there ever too much decor around the house? We’re all guilty of picking up some small decorative items every so often at the shops to add to the collection at home. This Immy Leaf Pot in Ceramic Green from Oz Design Furniture is such a statement piece that will elevate your hallway table to an art space as soon as it’s put down! Add some dried greenery, or a fresh bunch of flowers and the look becomes a beautiful arrangement of colourful life.

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Decor it up

A good textured pillow is a must in any room where you are looking to integrate colour or interest. The Taledo Paprika Cushion from Harvey Norman is a great option, being a bright red with some soft textured patterns, your next nap could be right on this baby.

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Dry off

In reality, all you need for the beach are some swimmers and a good towel. Maybe some awesome sunny weather too if you prefer it! Pillow Talk has a great selection of towels, and this Bahamas Beach Towel is a great pop of yellow to brighten your already shining summer days on the sand.

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Point of interest

Is there ever too much decor around the house? We’re all guilty of picking up some small decorative items every so often at the shops to add to the collection at home. This Immy Leaf Pot in Ceramic Green from Oz Design Furniture is such a statement piece that will elevate your hallway table to an art space as soon as it’s put down! Add some dried greenery, or a fresh bunch of flowers and the look becomes a beautiful arrangement of colourful life.

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Decor it up

A good textured pillow is a must in any room where you are looking to integrate colour or interest. The Taledo Paprika Cushion from Harvey Norman is a great option, being a bright red with some soft textured patterns, your next nap could be right on this baby.

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The right pops of colour

Every corner and aspect of the home has room for a little bit of colour. Here are our tips on how to integrate those points of interest in your own spaces.

1. Cayman Square Mustard Cushion $49.95 Harvey Norman
– Tassels, tassles, tassels. A great and easy way to add texture to your home! This cushion is expecially fun.. it’s yellow!

2. Driscoll Ice Bucket $49.95 Oz Design Furniture

– A party isn’t a party without a good ice bucket to to hold all of the chilled drinks for consumption! This ice bucket is not only beautiful in design, but a great investment if you host often.

3. Culinary Co Deco 16 Piece Cutlery Set Gold $21 (full price $30) Spotlight
– For outdoor dining during sunset, this cutlery set will surely elevate the experience, and make you and your guests feel all sorts of fancy!

4. Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Citrus Juicer – Sicily is my Love $899 Harvey Norman
– Have you ever seen such a detailed juicer?! The Dolce & Gabbana range of Smeg appliances are truly works of art, that you would be crazy not to pick one up! Cmon, it would look great on your bench top!

5. Iluka Throw $89.95 Pillow Talk
– Because you can’t say no to a nice olive green throw to drape over your favourite armchair, foot of your bed or dining chair! With added woven tassel details, you really can’t say no.

Style Tip

These days, new house builds can sometimes lack colour in their design processes. White walls, backsplashes, neutral brown flooring and cream curtains can make your furniture colour choices follow suit. Before you know it your home can become a neutral wonderland—which also isn’t a bad thing! Though, if you’re drowning in confusion of all the shades of white, search for a textured rug in a bold colour to put in the lounge room to start off. Next grab a bold art print for the walls, and then maybe paint a feature wall down the hallway for extra effect. The possibilities are endless!