0 the professionals: Rodolphe parente, Architect

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is my dream kitchen. I feel heart palpitations looking at its perfection. Not one thing I would change. FAR OUT! The man responsible is Frenchie Rodolphe Parente, click on him to read about his vast CV and peruse his other insanely beautiful spaces.

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2 new work

This is my latest project - a Potts Point apartment bedroom makeover for a friend who is a sexologist (hence the erotic artwork!) Shot of course by Hannah Blackmore Photography for Adore Magazine, click here to read the feature. 

The bedhead, coverlet, console, bedsides and lamps are all West Elm

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1 peep loves

I haven't done a Peep Loves for a little while but trust me, my wish lists are still just as long! I love this Kelly Wearstler ebony sculpture, these Nike Roshe shoes from Eastbay, the Sahara trinket box from Target,  ABCDCS: David Collins Studio book, my new giant Tom Dixon Water candle from 23 Albert (and a box of Cire Trudon matches from Becker Minty to light it),  West Elm's cube wall sculpture, and the House of the Infinite by Alberto Campa Baeza in Cadiz (below)

I have been switching things around a little at home too and have finally got my new Hay chair from Cult Design, it is VERY comfortable

and the hall table has had a monochrome revamp, the concrete obelisks were a nice surprise pressie from one of my oldest friends, to be honest I'd love an entirely monochrome house (says she with the pink desk...) but my inner Elle Woods usually wins out ;)

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0 Piccolo PR at home

Photographs by Jacqui Turk

Lifestyle brands PR whiz Sarah Cichy of Piccolo PR invited me to have a glimpse into her home office and shared some of her interior inspirations...

Tell me a bit about your space,  My apartment is ultra-minimalist - strong art deco lines are mixed with contemporary artwork and photography which help create a lived-in look without being precious. I wanted to create a space that has a beautiful balance of femininity and old-world charm so that when someone was to walk into it they wouldn’t know whether it was decorated by a male or female.

The Piccolo PR office is a complete change of pace. We spend so much time here, living and talking design, that I’ve been very ‘light-minded’ in creating a space that is empowering but not overwhelming. I love all thinks Scandi- which have been mixed with copper and pastel artwork, and included some of my favourite quotes and prints from Brainspiration – it’s important we all stay super positive and motivated at work!     

How important is furniture and decor to you? I’ve always loved d├ęcor and design, and prefer to invest in a sofa than stilettos (well, that’s not 100% true, but you can see the love!) Furniture is fun as it enables you to seasonally change the atmosphere and spirit of a space by introducing a few little touches here and there. 

Favourite piece? My new guilty pleasure is a piece by Artist Tanya Linney called ‘Worked Over’ which has rich inky blues and bright pinks. The colour combination is so electric- I can look at it for hours! I also love Lucie Kaas collection of Nordic bowls and some of her charming little animal creatures- super cute!

How would you describe your decorating ethos? Surround yourself with things you love- and try to use current trends to inspire you/ rather than dictate the theme of the room.
Most importantly-  don’t be a homewares hoarder! Sometimes a room may just have ‘too much’ going on, so best to de-clutter the home, select and introduce your favourite pieces back slowly. Smartbox mobile unit has been my recent saviour as I can pack and send furniture and collectibles away whenever I need, and then get them to deliver it when I need them back!  
How does representing lifestyle brands impact on your own style? I’m really fortunate as I get exposed to amazing brands and artists both locally and abroad, however my style remains consistent as I’m relatively conservative and minimalistic, and add a few different pieces along the way to freshen up the space.

What's on your furniture/decor wish list? I’ve been thinking (everyday:) about the Timothy Oulton Sofa from Coco Republic which I’d love to mix with the Soho Art-deco Side table from Adairs. It’s a bit of an odd match but I think it’ll work! Guess I’ll just have to try! 

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0 the print collective

I just stumbled across the Print Collective, a website dedicated to delivering high quality art in small editions. I LOVE Neil Bailey's Mugshot (above) These are limited run and well priced, perfect for someone who wants something original without paying a huge price!

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1 adores second print edition is out!

Pretty thrilled to have got the cover of the new print Adore Home Magazine with Hannah Blackmore Photography out June 1st! Those who pre ordered will have theirs this week but everyone else can get it at your local newsagent from June 1st, if they don't have it on display ask them for it and then put it FRONT AND CENTRE! This shoot was at the Three Birds Renovation latest project in Sydney and there plenty more gorgeousness in the issue

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0 catch up/round up/lately

I went in to get another little piece of Kelly Wearstler from one of my all time favourite shops, Becker Minty, lucky for me it is literally right underneath one of my besties apartments in Potts Point. Everything in there is gulpingly good, take this bronzed polar bear (above) and Felix Forests Chernobyl series (above and below)

Another new obsession is Dina Broadhurst, I found her on instagram and I'm really inspired by her, she is an artist in Sydney and I have seen her collage works popping up all over the place, notably in last months Real Living mag, this one above is of particular interest to me and I'm looking forward to it becoming available.  Below is her living room, I'm adore her Tom Dixon Void pendant and the self painted wall mural, I love the contrast of the ultra modern in this (what appears to be) deco apartment, don't get me started on the corseted chairs...

As for my latest lustings, these Tom Dixon 100 million year old petrified wood bookends are ALL THAT, this is pretty much the perfect dome from Becker Minty and Dinosaur Designs new flower range is exquisite, don't you think?

I saw my West Elm sofa on Rue Mags insta and fell in love with the styling, especially that trio of vases, perfect!

and lastly a little fashion injection, the Volta bag from Vuitton is beyond, it's a massive pity that it's $4500, oh to have all the money in the world...

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