Category: Styling

Fitness, Family, Lifestyle – Elwood

Posted on April 11th, by Tania in Interiors, Styling. Comments Off on Fitness, Family, Lifestyle – Elwood

Fitness is a way of life for passionate Personal Trainer Bianca, Owner of Blue Sky Fitness (@blueskyfitness).  She “practices what she preaches”, and understands the challenges and joys of being a mother to her young son.  “Training has been an integral part of who I am as a woman and mother and how I feel about myself! My mission is to share this journey with as many clients as possible!”

I had the pleasure of photographing Bianca’s gorgeous Bayside apartment, expertly styled by Interior Decorator & Stylist, Kristel at Joy Design Co (@joy.designco).

The brief was clear – a Scandified space, strictly monochrome and STRONG.  Kristel incorporated a rich textural element to give warmth and depth to the small living space, and added contrasting metallics for a luxe feel.

‘Ikaros’ @magdalenatyboni & ‘Rain’ @viamartine art from @norsuinteriors

Master Bedroom. The beachside location called for a crisp, white foundation to highlight the incredible light which filters through the plantation shutters. Adding in natural elements with lighting balances the space and Bianca’s art gives the room an injection of vibrant colour.  Kristel used muted versions of teal on the bed in velvet for richness and a beautiful faux fur throw for texture.

Danish-inspired Metro table lamp from @freedom_australia  boasts a clean, fresh aesthetic … Read More »


A Love of Travel – Armadale

Posted on March 22nd, by Tania in Food, Interiors, Styling, Travel. Comments Off on A Love of Travel – Armadale

{ INTERIORS }  The owners of this gorgeous turn-of-the-century brick home have a love of travel which shows in their cozy mix of European and rustic Asian furniture and home wares.  Each room has a different colour theme subtly running through to match the art and decor which blends so well with the warm wood tones throughout.

The antiques, art and books they collect on their regular trips to Italy (they host gourmet food and wine tours around Italy each year) tell a story of their love of good Italian food and wine.

www.cioccolatabella.com.au  has recipes, accommodation & restaurant travel guides, as well as a great blog of all things Italian.

Rustic wood is the common feature, from the polished wooden floorboards to the mix of beautiful antique furniture.

Recipe books and magazines inspire home cooked meals from cuisines all around the world.

Who wouldn’t have a shoe, handbag and fashion obsession after all those trips to Italy!

A compact courtyard is always full of flowers and organic herbs, vegetables and fruit.  Many hours are spent lovingly tending the garden.

Guests enjoy delicious home made pasta and fine Italian Prosecco.

Tall ornate ceilings give a feeling of space and light.

Framed photos of family and their beloved pets are everywhere.  Meet … Read More »


Historical Farmhouse in Healesville

Posted on January 3rd, by Tania in Interiors, Nature, Styling. Comments Off on Historical Farmhouse in Healesville

{ OAK FARM }  The new owners of this late 1800’s Victorian farmhouse were looking for a spacious rural property where they could escape the busy city life after living in an inner city apartment in Melbourne for many years.  They found the perfect property in Healesville, and just a fifteen minute walk along the towns main road to the Healesville Hotel.

While the farmhouse and large grounds still have a lovely rustic country charm, there are plans for a major renovation of the main house with outdoor entertaining areas amongst the large trees on the front lawn.

The house, awaiting its renovation, is already tastefully decorated with French antiques, art, furniture and books from frequent travel to Europe.

The surrounding paddocks on the property have horses and cows grazing with further plans to return the gorgeous old brick stables to a working barn and horse stables once again.

Here are the “before” photos of beautiful ‘Oak Farm’…

The main bedroom is very French.

Front lawn and farmhouse with the stables in the background. Visitors enjoying the views with the ‘fur kids’ in tow. 

Wherever we go, the dogs go… Yarra Valley wine country.  There is already a farm full of much loved pets.  No one is camera shy here, … Read More »


Zachloe Lifestyle – South Melbourne

Posted on December 20th, by Tania in Interiors, Styling. Comments Off on Zachloe Lifestyle – South Melbourne

Zachloe Lifestyle on Coventry Street, South Melbourne proudly source and supply products from local artists and designers and many of their indoor and outdoor items are individually crafted pieces.

Their beautiful homewares boutique is full of unique furniture and accessories that feature all of this years current interior trends.  If you’re looking for the latest styles in interior decor or simply shopping for a lovely little gift for a friend you’ll find what you’re looking for.

I’m particularly in love with their range of delicate handmade ceramics!  Here are a few of the gorgeous homewares I had the pleasure of photographing for them recently.  Enjoy…

Above:  The mix of metallics and wood feel warm and inviting this Winter ~ Hand made fabric pouches from Miss Pots made in Melbourne.
Below:  Fine hand formed porcelain vessels in a mix of soft muted colours from Ivory House (I seriously need more of these in my home).Above & below right: ‘Hardware Lane’ elegantly etched matte glazed latte cups, inspired by Melbourne’s cafe culture and vintage cut glass, from Robert GordonAbove:  ‘Paper Series’ by Hayden Youlley Design
Below: ‘Tessellate’ geometric modular shapes by Hayden Youlley Design  ~   Colourful matte glazed latte cups from Robert GordonAbove & Below:  Moe occasional chair in Wool Felt Slate, inspired by mid century design.  Luxurious and super … Read More »


NEST Homewares – South Melbourne

Posted on November 4th, by Tania in Interiors, Styling. Comments Off on NEST Homewares – South Melbourne

NEST in South Melbourne is one of my favourite boutiques in the busy shopping strip of Conventry Street.  Their gorgeous store, housed in a 1930’s warehouse, is a stones throw from the South Melbourne Market.

Their product range of children and women’s clothing plus home decor, includes luxe pure linen & cotton bedding, cushions, jewellery, napkins, butterfly chairs and Aesop skin, hair & body care.  Eye candy everywhere you look!

www.nesthomewares.com.au

Interior Artworks by Robert Moore.  Hand Batik on Cotton.

Pure cotton sheets. Printed Bed Linen.  Pure Linen bedding.

Albi The Elephant, Boo The Owl, and Monkey – Kids Clothing and Printed Bed Linen.
Luxurious Linen in lots of colourful shades – cushions and bedding.

Beautiful Autumn light.  Colourful Butterfly Chairs and cushions.

289 Conventry Street
Open 7 days


Cioccolata Bella Recipe App

Posted on August 3rd, by Tania in Food, Styling. Comments Off on Cioccolata Bella Recipe App

This was a yummy project with my good friend Elizabeth at Cioccolata Bella for her iPad Recipe App.  Available in the Apple App Store (search “Cioccolata Bella”).