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Chris Warnes

Florals are having a moment, and they’re having a particularly beautiful one in Netherlands-based US designer Ellie Cashman’s beautiful digitally printed designs. Clockwise from left: ‘Still Life with Shadows Blue’ silk and satin cushions, wallpaper, and silk chartreuse scarf (on bench). 

Check out the new Junior collection at Madras Link – it’s too cute for words! From top: ‘Love’ sign, ‘Heart’ chair, reversible ‘Peach’ cushion and ‘Kelly’ rug, with prices from $49.95 for the cushion.

Picking a posy is made easy by Sydney florists Little Flowers and Perth’s The Flower Run. They offer one unique bunch a day for a set price, including delivery. Similar florists are popping up everywhere: try The Daily Bunch, also in Sydney, and Daily Blooms in Melbourne and Sydney.

Lantern love… (Credit: Chris Warnes)

Light the way on darker nights with a traditional lantern. Clockwise from bottom left: punched metal lantern in Antique Brass Finish, $59, West Elm; copper geometric lantern, $24.95, Island Living Australia; metal lantern in black, $10, Kmart; ‘Rotera’ tealight lantern, $4.99, Ikea; ‘Galle’ stainless steel and rope jar lantern. $88, Project 82; ‘Belize’ metal lattice lantern, $59.95, Papaya; ‘Illuminado’ metal lantern in Antique Gold, $134, Citta Design; ‘Camilla’ iron and cement lantern in black, $22.95, Emporium Home; Rattan lantern, $85, Terrace; Morgan & Finch stainless-steel lantern in silver, $69.95, Bed Bath N’ Table.

The simple answer to the question how many scatter cushions is too many is… whatever you want it to be! Add a little glamour to your sofa with a gold-tinged cushion: from left ‘Apex’ foil print linen and cotton cushion in copper, $54.95, Linen House; ‘Luna’ cotton cushion with metallic thread in gold, $149, Langton Ltd; Wild Heart ‘Goldie’ leather cushion, $110, Nathan & Jac.

Kristine Franklin’s Re-Loved console

For the fourth year running, Feast Watson’s Re-Love project, which raises funds for the Salvos, has enlisted the help of several designers to transform an old piece of furniture into a unique piece. Furniture designer Mark Tuckey, bedlinen brand Kip & Co, interiors stylist Aimee Tarulli and Scandi-chic company Norsu Interiors are among the makeover mavens this year, creating items that will be auctioned on Ebay from August 25th. Designer Kristine Franklin took this battered console cabinet (above) and has made it a thing of beauty! For more on this great charity project, click here.

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