I recently wrote about decorating and shared a beautiful image of a bedroom that I liked from the home of Kirsty and so many of you wrote in to ask about the sweet pillowcases so I have to do a little show & tell! Okay so I am showing….
Now I am telling… these beauties are from Salvation Jane, a homewares company in Melbourne, Australia that is owned by Jane Hall who is an actor with a design background. Other cutie cases with hearts and crosses are available too and are shown below. I love how modern and crisp they are.
If you like what you see, you can shop for them (and more nice things) here.
(images: kirsty and salvation jane photos by mike baker)
I have some brand new bedding for Autumn to share from Aura by Tracie Ellis, a Melbourne-based interiors brand that I have fallen in love with over the months due to their sumptuous bedding. I did a double take the moment I saw the Autumn “Ankita” bed linen collection, especially the chevron duvet shown below – I want, want, want that! Ankita is an ancient Sanskrit word that means ‘marked for prominence,’ but also Ankita is a rare, Indian-inspired beauty.
Their linens are inspired by faraway places and the colorways are meant to, “recall ancient cultures and quieter times,” making this collection feel so inviting – it’s meant to calm, transport, soothe and turn the bedroom into a sanctuary, “Ankita transports a bedroom into a past of spiritual ease.” Doesn’t that sound just lovely?
In addition to these photographs above, you can view the entire AURA by Tracie Ellis catalog online here in their flipbook where you will find more bedding in addition to table linens, cushions, fashion accessories and more.
Now to go to their website to check out that chevron patterned duvet… :)
Love green and white? Need bedroom decorating inspiration? Looking to give your sleeping quarters a spring makeover? I have a great budget bedroom to share with you today that decor8 reader Marlise Kast-Myers wants to share with you. She wrote in from San Diego to tell me about her recent decorating project — her five bedroom home! When you think about decorating such a large space, you instantly imagine investing thousands of dollars and going wayyyy outside of your budget, don’t you? Think again…
Marlise was determined to stay within budget so she was smart about it — she did a lot of her own work alongside her husband, graphic designer Benjamin Myers. Together, they installed floors from Lumber Liquidators, made their own light fixtures, Benjamin made the framed art and the work above the bed. They also handcrafted their bed frame and headboard and sourced for furniture at antique/vintage shops and craigslist. For a personal touch, because every room decorated from scratch needs a few items that connect you with cherish people or memories, Marlise incorporated a special trunk given to her by her parents to serve as both functional and beautiful storage. The entire renovation of their five-bedroom home was under $4,000 and their bedroom was less than half of that!
Going for a vintage modern vibe, Marlise explains her jumping off point for her bedroom, “Our inspiration came from the boutique hotels we have visited around the world. Ben is naturally artistic so sometimes it is difficult for me to see his vision until it all comes together. I sort of go along for the ride! He loves the clean fresh look of white with only a splash of one other soft color so we tried to keep the room somewhat minimal so that the design could speak for itself.” It’s not surprise that Marlise has stayed in a lot of hotels — she has co-authored several travel books including many Fodor’s guides!
One her favorite pieces in the room is the mint green metal steamer trunk that carried her grandparent’s belongings when they migrated from Africa to the United States, you can see a peek of it above. I love the patina. The antique tiered dresser is gorgeous too and I like how they cleverly used vintage printing press drawers as statement art over their bed. Her husband is a fan of green so he opted to paint some of the squares in the drawers in green to tie in with the trunk. An old metal fan, other shabby worn trunks with handwriting on them in black ink, sheep skins from IKEA, candles, and soft flowing drapes give the room a warm, tactile feeling. The various tones of white that are used range from pure white to cream so the room is not at all stark but warm and inviting. This budget bedroom looks lovely and proves that you don’t have to sacrifice style to stay within your budget. Beautiful!
(Images: dna wylie photography)
I love luxurious Australian interiors brand AURA by Tracie Ellis because their bedding is gorgeous. How restorative and comforting a beautifully designed bedroom can be! Their ethical and sustainable designer home wares range from bedding to bath towels, table linens, throws, kaftans, aprons, pillows, notebooks and more. Their latest collection is the Inka bedding in two colorways, fig and smoke, in a crisp zigzag pattern.
Thank you Beth for writing in to introduce AURA to decor8 readers!