It is hard indeed to return to work after the four-day Easter break so this week let Hermit whisk you away to an exotic tropical paradise instead.
Let the warm sunshine bronze your skin, feel the kiss of salt air on your cheeks and let your toes sink into the soft sand as you relax and unwind in pacific style. Escapism has never been so easy…
1. Swing by Edward Van Vliet
2. Tropical Palm Cushion by Whitlock and Co
3. Fish Bowls by Andrew Ludick
4. Seaweeds Vintage Canvas Poster by Arminho
5. Woven Fish Net Runner By West Elm
Tassels and fringing are also huge at the moment, they add interest, texture and a bit of a Moroccan feel to your decor.
I have been obsessing over these Moroccan wedding blankets since seeing them on another fantastic blog Design Trolls. The detail (and sequins!) on these pieces are just too divine for words, and they have seriously jumped to the top of my “want now” list. But what I love most about the following items is that they are easy additions to your current decor.
Tassels are also another achievable DIY, so if your feeling crafty maybe these pieces will inspire you to make your own tassel creation.
1. Handrias Vintage Moroccan Wedding Blanket by Dia Living
2. To John Denver with Love Dip-Dyed Macrame Tassel Wall Hanging by Tamara Maynes
3. Raffia Lampshade by Plumo
4. Key Tassels by Cush & Nooks
5. Dot Cushions in Yellow and Blue by Lumiere Art + Co
Shibori is a Japanese term for Tie-dyeing fabric. The process involves using twists, stitches or folds to create intricate patterns and designs. Traditionally the Japanese used Indigo dyes to create the Shibori patterns, so generally you will find pieces in these deep inky blues which I just adore (My current colour obsession!)
Australian company Shibori have brought these ancient techniques and applied them to modern homewares, clothing and artworks. The lovely duo, Pepa and Karen, also teach workshops to share the various techniques involved in making a Shibori piece, keeping the tradition alive so to speak!
Below are some examples of this style which may inspire you to get a little creative and try your hand at creating your own original Shibori item.
Be brave! Experiment with colour too as Little Dandelion did with this stunning collaboration with Shibori.
Images via 1 2
I am quite partial to a watercolour but when I discovered the work of Luli Sanchez, I was totally smitten.
Sanchez is a Cuban born artist and print textile designer that has worked for many years in the fashion industry and often collaborates with West Elm. She has a huge portfolio of work across many styles so please check out her website.
I think these watercolour florals are my favourite though, soft yet vibrant, delicate with detail. LOVE!
Time to get a little girly and romantic!
Florals always inspire dainty thoughts and set a delicate, romantic mood to your room. Below is a gorgeous collection that celebrates all things deliciously pretty, why not add a little romance to your life?
1. Floral porcelain cutlery by Mel Robson
2. Copper Sprout Herb Markers by J Crane Jewelry
3. Floral Wing Back patchwork sofa by Name Design Studio
4. Re-purposed vintage china butterflies by Twiceloved China
5. Petal cushion in blush by Aura by Tracie Ellis
6. 5 O’Clock chair by Moooi
And for the lady of the house!
A celebration of our native Australian flora and fauna plus a little Vegemite on the side (FYI, I hate Vegemite Yuckko! but I could totally be converted with this tasty creation!)
1. Cushions by Bonnie and Neil
2. EMU Ivy Chair available in Australia through Ke-Zu Furniture
3. Wattle Botanic Vase by Angus & Celeste
4. Natural Soy Candle by Sydney Hale Co.
5. Vegemite Blanket with Beige trim by Little Dandelion