Back to nature
Relish the fresh air with a dreamy deckchair and beguiling book.
In basket: Antique Agee glass bottle, $95, Seasonal Concepts. Sanderson vintage floral cushion cover, $155, No Chintz. Bemboka throw, $245, The Design Establishment. Timber basket, $20, Seasonal Concepts. ‘Basic’ deckchair, $165, Ici Et Là . Bemboka throw (used as picnic rug), $245, The Design Establishment. Striped cushion and book, both stylist’s own.
Timeworn timbers and organic ceramics pair beautifully.
Antique artwork, $795, The Country Trader. Handmade ‘Slim’ jug, $3300, two-tone vase in Green, $120, bottle in Blue, $700, all Roswitha Wulff Pottery. 19th-century French container
with wire mesh cover, $240, Imagine This. ‘Peggy Sue’ cane basket in Kubu Grey, $69, La Maison Beautiful Living. Wire basket, $95, Seasonal Concepts. Other accessories, all stylist’s own.
Spend your days close to nature by bringing touches of the indoors out and the outdoors in.
Evelyn David Austin roses with blackberries, $60/bunch, Maggie May Flowers.
Made to cherish forever, hand-sculpted ceramics bring heart and soul
Vessels, clockwise from top left: Handmade bowl in Green, $120, small dish in White, $110, bottle, $180, square dish, $60, celadon bottle, $160, all Roswitha Wulff Pottery. Lizzo ‘Provenza Rose’ fabric (background), from $295/m, Westbury Textiles. Feathers and string, stylist’s own. Stockists, page 214
Add fabulous floral prints, redolent of a country garden.
On windowsill: Botanical vintage print, $280, Ici Et Là. On bench: ‘Luxe’ Herringbone linen cushion in Flax, $65, ‘Mahesh’ cushion cover in Olive, $80, both No Chintz. ‘Sanctuary’ printed cushion, $49.95, Linen House. Seat cushion covered in Ingrid Finnan floral fabric, $32/m, Bev’s Remnant House. Antique bench, for similar try Mitchell Road Antique & Design Centre. Vintage French leather boots, $1450, Elements I Love. Rattan tray with leather handles, $79, Orson & Blake. Tray stand, find similar on Etsy. Wire basket, $95, Seasonal Concepts.
Wake up refreshed between crisp layers of botanical bedlinen.
Pillowcases, from top: ‘Woodend Autumn’ European pillowcases, $24.95 each, both Linen House. Society ‘Nap Fiore 4’ pillowcases, $295/pair, Ondene. Bedlinen, from top: ‘Woodend Autumn’ quilt cover, $139/queen, Linen House. Society ‘Rem’ linen sheet in Oliva, $455, Ondene. Fitted sheet, stylist’s own. Bed, seek similar from Divine Dreams. Vintage bottle, $180,
Ici Et Là. Side table, seek similar from Le Forge. Evelyn David Austin roses, $30/bunch, Maggie May Flowers.
Small rustic accessories complete your country-inspired home.
Child’s shoe moulds, $80/pair, vintage glass bottle with ceramic stopper, $180, Ici Et Là. Vintage glass bottles (used as hurricane lanterns), from $45 each, metal lantern, $120, all Seasonal Concepts.
Green connotes nature and vitality – decorate in crisp fruity shades of olive, apple and lime. Choose a mixture of textures to create an interesting focal point.
Cushion covered in Waverly ‘Hidden Treasure’ paisley fabric in Sand, $110/m, The Textile Company. ‘Felice’ silk/linen cushion in Moss Green, $126, ‘Comforter’ throw in Verde, $539, both La Maison Beautiful Living. Oval basket (with wheels, not shown), $259, Maison Et Jardin.
The finer points
Soft, pastel flowers contrasted with the old, rustic watering brings old-world charm.
Glass vessels, from $6 each, all Ici Et Là. Vintage French watering can, $220, Elements I Love. Table, seek similar from The Country Trader. Antique artwork, $850, The Country Trader. Flowers, from a selection at Maggie May Flowers.
Charming antique furniture harks back to a bygone era.
Vintage linen tablecloth, $450, Ici Et Là. ‘Victoria’ dining chairs in Rust, $388 each, outdoor seat cushions, $125 each, all The Design Establishment. Wire chair, seek similar from Le Forge. Table, seek similar from Doug Up On Bourke. Other accessories, also shown opposite. Stockists, page 214
This country-inspired home has a warm, welcoming vibe.
On chairs: Floral linen cushion cover, $51, ‘Luxe’ linen cushion in Ivory with frill trim, $50, both No Chintz. Hessian button-back chairs, $1200 each, Ici Et Là. ‘Panama’ jute rug in Vanilla, $495, La Maison Beautiful Living. Rattan whitewashed trunk (used as side table), $699, Maison Et Jardin. Queen Anne’s lace, $25/bunch, Maggie May Flowers. For similar vintage shutters, try The Country Trader. Books and jam jar, stylist’s own. Stockists, page 214 >