What’s Hot: HB Editor’s pick of fab homewares we’re adding to our cart

Our round-up of the latest design news, shopping and decorating.
Photography: Zoe Lonergan

This issue, Mother’s Day takes front and centre with some beautiful decorating ideas that are bound to delight Mum. In our May issue, the Home Beautiful team has gathered a comfortable but inspiring array of the latest homeware releases. Plus, we chat with Becca and Jess Stern, the founders of Mustard Made, about their beautifully bright storage lockers.

From statement tableware to cozy furniture pieces for Sunday relaxing, here’s our pick of homewares.

Mustard Made’s lockers bring effortless style to storage, now available in the prim pastel Butter colourway. (Photography: Zoe Lonergan)

Here are our favourite finds for May


Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP

$360/100ml, David Jones

Best for: Spoiling mum

Notes of black truffle, black orchid, plum and patchouli come together in this rich and deeply luxurious scent by Tom Ford – a special and memorable gift for mum. Or better yet, treat yourself!

Sizes: 30ml up to 150ml

Colour: Black glass

Key features:

  • Black-glass bottle
  • Patchouli base
  • Classic, modern scent


The Paris bouquet

$125, Floraly

Best for: A classic but thoughtful gift idea

Flowers may be a typical choice as a Mother’s Day gift, but these blooms make a show-stopping statement. Seasonal pastel flowers such as pink roses, chrysanthemums, veronicas and carnations exude a soft elegance perfect for any occasion.

Sizes: Classic and grand

Colours: Pink and white

Materials: Seasonal flowers and foliage

Key features:

  • Sourced fresh
  • Comes with signature gift box
  • Flowers bud and bloom in 48 hours


Voyage candle in Cobalt

$49.99, Sheridan

Best for: An instant home refresh

This soy candle by Sheridan takes inspiration from a warm sea breeze, featuring tonka beans, musk and immortelle flower. With a reusable and stylish blue holder, you can bring the beach straight into your home.

Size: 200g

Colour: Cobalt

Materials: Soy and paraffin wax

Key features:

  • 40-hour burn time
  • Gift packaging available
  • Reusable vessel


Mediterranean coffee table

$529, Fantastic Furniture

Best for: A touch of Mediterranean style

Looking for a stylish accent piece? This handcrafted coffee table by Fantastic Furniture seamlessly blends a minimalist aesthetic with Mother of Pearl detailing for a unique and captivating design that exudes sophistication.

Size: 116cm x 44cm x 60cm

Colour: Light blue

Material: Mother of Pearl

Key features:

  • Low profile
  • Handcrafted
  • Minimalist design


‘Bayview’ queen bed

$1999, Harvey Norman

Best for: Comfort and convenience

Luxuriate in high-quality materials from Harvey Norman’s new Australian made range. The collection features pieces for dining, living and bedroom areas, such as the ‘Bayview’ bed in profile dapper parchment fabric.

Sizes: Single, Double, King Single, Queen, King and Super King

Colour: ‘Parchment’ fabric

Materials: Pine and MDF framing and fabric upholstery

Key features:

  • Low profile bedhead
  • Built-in bedside compartments
  • Australian made


Blooming Bouquet tea gift pack

$48, T2

Best for: A gift for the tea aficionado

There’s nothing better than a soothing cup of tea, so why not treat Mum to this warming bouquet of blossom teas, including rose jasmine, French Earl Grey, mango, and blueberry? Simply drop one blossom into a teapot and watch the flavour unfold.

Sizes: 8 tea blossoms

Materials: French Earl Grey, rose jasmine, mango and blueberry

Key features:

  • Sustainably sourced
  • 4 flavours
  • Best brewed at 80°C


1977 Sofa High Back Chair Module in Leura Mangrove

from $1709, King Living

Best for: Flexible home living

Hot on the heels of King’s iconic 1977 Sofa launch, come four new additions, including the 1977 Sofa High Back Chair Module in Leura Mangrove and the 1977 Ottomon in Leura Natural White. The range has customisable modules for a mix-and-match approach to living.

Size: 880mm x 1000mm

Colours: Leura Natural White, Leura Biscotti, Leura Linen, Leura Sandstone, Leura Caramel, Leura Wattle, Leura Mangrove

Materials: Steel frame, high resilience foam and fibres

Key features:

  • Machine washable covers
  • 25 Year Steel Frame Warranty
  • High back design


‘Winter Dream’ tableware collection

from $29.99, Sanctuary Studio

Best for: Creating a seasonal tablescape

Welcome the cooler months with Sanctuary Studio’s tableware from its ‘Winter Dream’ collection, featuring pretty pastels, romantic blooms and frosted tones, adding whimsy to any table setting.

Colours: Pink, mauve, blue and magnolia blooms

Materials: Resin, linen, glass and ceramic

Key features:

  • Cozy textures
  • Romantic colour palette
  • Practical and stylish


Orange wine glasses

$49, No. 22

Best for: Making a bold statement

Standing elegantly on a rounded stem, these glasses from No. 22 Home’s latest homeware collection feature fluted glass and eye-catching colours, adding a pop to the table.

Size: 15.3cm tall

Colours: Blue, green, teal

Material: Glass

Key features:

  • Set of 2
  • Hand-blown
  • Modern and playful


‘Coast’ rug collection

from $130, Hali x Jason Grant

Best for: Stylish sustainability

Hali Rugs and designer Jason Grant have released a new colour range, Coast, in their sustainable line of indoor/outdoor rugs. These stylish rugs feel like soft wool underfoot but are made from recycled plastics found in rivers and scrap heaps.

Sizes: Up to 420cm x 300cm or custom

Colours: Driftwood, East, Flowering Gum, High Tide, Pandanus Tree, Stones Throw, Storm Front, Bizmarckia, Earth, Riverside, Rust, Sandstone and Wattyl

Material: PET yarn

Key features:

  • Handwoven
  • Recycled Bottle PET
  • Fringed detail 

HB talks about the charm of lockers and styling with colour

To see the new ‘Butter’ colour range, visit Mustard Made. (Photography: Zoe Lonergan)

Becca and Jess Stern, founders of Mustard Made, take us through the colourful world of retro lockers

First of all, why lockers? Jess: “That was my question at first! Becca had collected a few vintage lockers, but they weren’t very practical for her home. Becca had a vision for designing lockers with that retro nod, but making them customisable, lockable and beautifully simple to assemble!”
Tell us about Butter, the new pastel colourway. Becca: “Butter is the first new addition to the Mustard rainbow in 18 months, and we couldn’t be happier! We looked at pastel yellows of all kinds, from cottage-core to a mellow Mediterranean style, and settled on a pastel with a bit of punch. It’s a timeless shade and we love how it works as an elevated neutral.”
Are there any tricks to decorating with colour? Becca: “One of my favourite ways to style our lockers is… with more lockers! A row of lockers all in one colour, or in multiple complementary colours is something that brings me so much joy! When it comes to styling the outside of the lockers, the tops are a beautiful spot for a pile of books, a candle and a plant to bring some life.”
What’s next for Mustard Made? Jess: “We have big, ambitious plans for 2024! We spent most of 2023 quietly gearing up for this year, and we’re ready to make it our biggest yet. We’ve got more new products in the pipeline, as well as a new product category and a special limited-edition release… I’ll leave it at that before I give too much away!”

Home Beautiful magazine May 2024

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