Amber Tiles :: The Crest Collection

When first consulting with a client and discussing the look and feel they would like to create in their home, I’m often told they want to bring the outdoors inside. Whether that is by creating a space that flows easily from an indoor living area to a outdoor entertaining space or by bringing in natural greenery to add life to the interior.

That's where the Crest Tiles Collection comes in! This ecological, stone-inspired tile brings a sense of luxury and sophistication to any interior. With a hint of marble and sandstone features, the tile also offers interest and texture to a space making it perfect for large open plan living areas, bathrooms and kitchens. 

Photography :: Amber Tiles

Photography :: Amber Tiles

Photography :: The Styling Collective

Photography :: The Styling Collective

The Crest Collection also come as a large format tile, which is very on trend and something I highly recommend to clients who are wanting a tile that will stay contemporary in the long term and with less grout, these large tiles will also create a flowing effect. 

When it comes to styling the home, using a neutral coloured tile gives you so many possibilities to add colour where necessary whether that be in the cushions, throws, bedding or by adding beautiful green indoor plants in textured pots or baskets.

Photography :: Amber Tiles

Photography :: Amber Tiles

Amber Tiles prides themselves on sources quality tiles for all areas of the home and outdoors. They have been a trusted supplier in the industry for over 40 years bringing and with that experience comes innovative trends from around the globe. The Crest Collection is also available in four colours, which include Beige, Light Beige, Grey  & Light Grey.

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The Crest Collection is also available in four colours which include Beige, Light Beige, Grey & Light Grey and are available via Amber Tiles.

SHOWROOM STYLING: MY VISIT TO UNITED INTERIORS

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the United Interiors Showroom in Melbourne. Packed full of beautiful furniture, homewares and artwork I was lucky enough to enjoy a morning of styling in the showroom. I was also interviewed for the United interiors blog. Have a read for my top styling tips and images shot at my visit!

"We recently welcomed Carmel of The Styling Collective to our Melbourne showroom to check out the space in real life for the first time, and get her hands into some styling!

We’ve worked with The Styling Collectivel previously on some product styling and blog posts, so it was wonderful to finally put a face to a name. Hailing from sunny Brisbane, Carmel chose United Interiors as the first destination to visit on her self-organised showroom tour (yay!)

Carmel shares some of her top picks from our showroom and art gallery with us, captured beautifully through her lens:

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Esmay Makenba hand painting. Available

Beautiful linens and pillows on our custom designed bed.

Coffee Table details with our collection of decor and accessories exclusive to the showroom. There’s also cheeky glimpse of our new rug collection peeking through! Make an enquiry here

Throw and rug from the James Treble for Rugspace collection. Available here.

A selection of decor accessories exclusive to the showroom. Make an enquiry here

Custom designed bed for United Interiors. Make an enquiry here

We couldn’t help but ask Carmel to spruce up our showroom and give it The Styling Collectivespin! With so much to choose from, we settled for a coffee table and side board update. Carmel also threw in a couple of handy interior styling tips – take note!

Sideboard Style

Carmel: Choosing items that are different in height, shape and dimension is a great way to create an interesting composition on your sideboard. Add greenery or your favourite blooms for a pop of colour!

Coffee Table Chic

Carmel: When choosing pieces for your coffee table, keep it simple and functional. Select a variety of small pieces like a tray, vase, small plant, coffee table book or candle. 

It’s amazing what a few carefully selected cushions and the drape of a throw can do to a space! We love the simple yet effective look Carmel has achieved. All items exclusively available from our Melbourne Showroom.

Special thanks to Carmel for dropping by!

Get social: www.thestylingcollective.com | @thestylingcollective_"

Bayko Homewares

Last year I had the pleasure of working with local makers, Bayko Homewares as one of their Brand Reps. The Gold Coast based business creates beautifully, individual concrete pots & candles holders with more homewares due to launch in the coming months! Using only the highest quality ingredients, the gorgeous planters are the perfect gift or accessory in any home!

Photography & Styling: The Styling Collective by Carmel Boyd

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You can purcahse these gorgeous planters and candle holders via the Bayko Homewares website and keep up to date on new products and specials via their Instagram & Facebook pages!

 

Alisa & Lysandra x United Artworks

I was recently approached by United Artworks to shoot their new artwork collaboration with design-duo and The Block winners Alisa & Lysandra and I jumped at the opportunity! 
'Shatterstone' instantly caught my eye. Tones of turquoise, purple and a hint of black, this beautiful canvas instantly transforms a space. Paired with simple homewares and accessories this artwork as well as the rest of the collection is the perfect addition to any home!

Image Credit: The Styling Collective
Fibreglass Pots: Modern Muse Home

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Home Inspiration:Moody Interiors

I am currently reading Abigail Ahern's Decorating with Style. Full of stunning images of dark, moody and eclectic interiors and lots of helpful tips and tricks to gain the look, this book is full of inspiration no matter what your style. With plenty of 'how to' guides throughout the book including 'how to add flair to your stairs', the book gives you step by step guides and easy to follow information on creating a mood board, creating style on a budget and furniture placement.
Coming into the cooler months has inspired me to add a dark palette to my home with accessories and homewares. I'm a huge lover of the cooler months and find simple changes to my home add a whole new feel. Here are some of interiors and styles inspiring me at the moment, including design by Abigail Ahern.

Image Credit: Pinterest & Abigail Ahern

Chunky knit throws and cushions in dark colours with a touch of mustard and yellow Billy buttons make a beautiful combination.

Chunky knit throws and cushions in dark colours with a touch of mustard and yellow Billy buttons make a beautiful combination.

You may recognise this image from one of my older blog posts,  but every time I see it I love it even more! This is the stunning bedroom of Interior Designer Abigail Ahern. Layered with gorgeous throws, cushions, flowers and THAT chandelier, not to mention the timber feature wall this room is everything I love about the design style of Abigail Ahern. 

You may recognise this image from one of my older blog posts,  but every time I see it I love it even more! This is the stunning bedroom of Interior Designer Abigail Ahern. Layered with gorgeous throws, cushions, flowers and THAT chandelier, not to mention the timber feature wall this room is everything I love about the design style of Abigail Ahern. 

Dark bedding is a lovely edition in the winter months. Black, White and Chocolate Brown is my favourite winter colour palette.

Dark bedding is a lovely edition in the winter months. Black, White and Chocolate Brown is my favourite winter colour palette.

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'Add flowers to everything, infact overdose on them' - Abigail Ahern,  The Journal     I couldn't have said it better! My favourite thing to add to my house is fresh flowers. Such an affordable thing to purchase for home (I get mine from the farmers markets) and they give the home and injection of life and colour!

'Add flowers to everything, infact overdose on them' - Abigail Ahern, The Journal  
I couldn't have said it better! My favourite thing to add to my house is fresh flowers. Such an affordable thing to purchase for home (I get mine from the farmers markets) and they give the home and injection of life and colour!

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Copper light fixtures, inky hues, dark cabinetry and charcoal feature wall make for a beautifully styles moody interior.

Copper light fixtures, inky hues, dark cabinetry and charcoal feature wall make for a beautifully styles moody interior.

Love the herringbone timber floor, black stand alone bath tub, and copper feature pipe. Such a stunning bathroom full of texture and dark hues.

Love the herringbone timber floor, black stand alone bath tub, and copper feature pipe. Such a stunning bathroom full of texture and dark hues.

Chrystal Paleceks's  San Francisco Bachelorette Pad. 

Chrystal Paleceks's San Francisco Bachelorette Pad. 

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Home Inspiration: The Hanging Chair

Who doesn't love a hanging chair!? Especially when it looks like these beauties. Hung inside giving you a comfortable reading nook or hung outside giving you the perfect spot to enjoy the summer breeze with a wine in hand, a hanging chair is the perfect way to add a little something fun and different to your home.

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Image Credit: Pinterest

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Met Gala 2015

This years Met Gala Celebrated the "China: Through The Looking Glass" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.  Known as the Oscar's of fashion, as always this years Met Gala did not disappoint!

My favourites from this years gala include Kim Kardashian West, Caroline Trentini, Kerry Washington, Kate Hudson, Rose Byrne & of course Sarah Jessica Parker who always stands out from the crowd!

Image Credit: Vogue.com

Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavali

Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavali

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Kerry Washington 

Kerry Washington 

Keri Russell

Keri Russell

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Kristen Wigg

Kristen Wigg

Beyonce in Givenchy

Beyonce in Givenchy

Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein Collection

Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein Collection

Sienna Miller in Thakoon

Sienna Miller in Thakoon

Caroline Trentini in Atelier Versace

Caroline Trentini in Atelier Versace

Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela

Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Justin Beiber in Balmain

Justin Beiber in Balmain

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection

Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Furstenberg

Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Furstenberg

Writing on the Wall

Who doesn't love having a home full of inspiration!? Whether it's a quote, a word or a simple image, beautiful typography in your home adds a personalised touch. My favourites are the black and whites. Simple to style and perfect in almost any space. Black and white is also timeless, and when your ready for a change simply move to another room or area of your home and create a whole new look!

Image Credit: Pinterest

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