Sorbet hues for summer entertaining at home

Summer is on it’s way and that means spring cleaning, changing things up at home and lots of entertaining. I can’t think of a better new Summer colour palette than delicious fresh pastels. One of Freedom‘s colour stories for Summer 2014 is called Sorbet Dream and it’s exactly what I’m loving, so I jumped at the chance to shop the collection for my home. With Spring and Summer entertaining in mind I focused on my dining area and invited a couple of friends over for an afternoon tea catch up.

The Geo Triangle Print is my favourite item from the collection, and it was the starting point for this Spring/Summer makeover. The colours and simplicity of the design are so fresh, and when I hung it above our dining table the whole mood of the room livened up.

Freedom Summer 2014 print via the red thread blog

Freedom Summer 14 homewares via the red thread blog

I baked lemon cake and we drank jasmine green tea and citrus infused water. We spent a long lazy afternoon enjoying each others’ company and feeling like summer had already arrived.

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LOVING :: Tinker by Printink Studio

Last year I bought a gorgeous screen printed canvas bag with metallic foil from Tinker by Printink Studio, which I have been using constantly ever since. At that stage they didn’t have products available on their website, but now that they do I’d love to share them with you. Melbourne-based Jason Cesani and Nadia Husiak are the creative force behind Printink Studio. They design and hand screen print everything in their Collingwood studio in keeping with their passion for hand made products that are locally crafted. Tinker by Printink Studio products include home furnishings, fashion accessories, children’s wear, fabric and wallpaper.

Their gorgeous bedlinen is designed to be mismatched together in a lovely contemporary eclectic way.

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Find all these great, made by hand products online at Tinker by Printink Studios.


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LOVING :: homewares store Shelter 7

I follow Stephanie Somebody (aka Stephanie Stamatis) on Instagram – along with 135,000 other people! – and when she posted a photo of the new Shelter 7 collection last week I was compelled to check out their website. These images were styled by Stephanie and shot by Tara Pearce and they make me want to jump right under those divine crochet throws, grab a good book and relax in the sunshine. I want to move in!

Shelter 7 curate and make quality products that are well designed, unique, and beautiful, as well as being ethically made. They have a shop in Geelong, Victoria, as well as an online store… don’t blame me if you make a dent in your credit card!


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Look at that luscious cream crochet rug! And I really love the crochet pendant light too. The beautiful simplicity of a restrained colour palette…


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My bedroom mini makeover

Technically summer is over and although it doesn’t quite feel autumnal here in Sydney yet it’s bound to fairly soon. With the change of season in mind I’ve given my bedroom a warm mini makeover with Freedom’s new autumn/winter collection.

I often like to change the colours and arrangement of my bedroom but it’s always based around white bedlinen. I know that it might not sound very wintery, but I love to sleep in white bedlinen all year round and it makes the perfect starting point to easily update the look and feel of the room. The Scandinavians lead the trend so well with their fresh white on white interiors.

My idea for the cooler months was to revamp things with luscious warm textures and a minimal soft colour palette.

Freedom bedroom makeover via the red thread

Freedom textures via the red thread

Freedom winter collection via the red thread

It all started with the stunning copper Metro Table Lamp and the copper topped The Professor side table that I couldn’t possibly live without! I adore dirty pink (I already owned the linen pillowcases), and it goes perfectly with copper and a dash of soft grey. To achieve a cozy and interesting feel I layered textures: crumpled linen, lush velvet, chunky wool, and metallic copper.

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INTERIORS TRENDS :: moody hues, layered texture and eclectic lights

Summer is drawing to a close here in Australia – the days are slowly getting shorter and the nights are just a bit cooler. You can feel the autumn coming and that means it’s time to start thinking about cozying things up at home. The current interiors trends of moody hues and layered textures are the perfect way to do just that. Add a few extra touches with on trend eclectic lighting and you’ll be all set to settle into your own comfy cocoon when those cold wintery days inevitably show up.

I’ve chosen some of my favourite photos from Freedom‘s new Autumn/Winter collection (available in store and online from February 25th) that speak perfectly to the coming season and the current trends. Here’s a sneaky peek and lots of inspiration!

This image is a lovely example of the layering of finishes and textures: the lush rich leather of the chair, the pile of the rug and the beautiful copper and exposed bulb of the lamp. That lamp! Did you gasp too? The elements and colour palette are simple and striking, and at the same time warm and harmonious.

Freedom Camille Chair via the red thread


Incorporate moody blues – from indigo, navy and teal to sky – into your home with cushions, throws and vases. Layer the colours and textures with chunky knits, loose weaves and smooth ceramics. Be brave and paint a wall in deep indigo, charcoal or dark teal, add some plants and natural timber and fibers. Then if you’re after some whimsy this amazing wooden cactus and ceramic head are the bomb.

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It’s all about how the textures and finishes are so different but the layering and juxtaposition makes the individual pieces work beautifully together.

Brooklyn sofa via the red thread autumn winter rugs via the red thread


Eclectic and retro inspired lamps and light fixtures are the finishing touch. The icing on the cake. I love the two copper lamps in the previous photos, and the Scandi vibe of these new pendants never goes out of style.

Freedom pendant lights via the red thread


Do you have any plans on how you’re going to get your home ready for the cooler weather? I enjoy doing a spot of redecorating as the seasons change – whether it’s investing in furniture that I need or adding homewares to change the mood and feel. I’m going to the media launch of Freedom‘s full Autumn/Winter collection next week and based on what I’ve seen so far I can’t wait. The new collection will be in store and online next week.

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Freedom. I only partner with brands that are a good fit with my blog, my aesthetic and what you, my readers, enjoy. All images are from Freedom, all words and opinions are my own.



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