Archive for August, 2014

Ferm Living A/W 2014 Collection

August 15th, 2014

Have you guys seen the new Ferm Living Autumn/Winter collection? The Scandinavian homewares brand has launched the most eye catching range of products, and is quite possibly my favourite collection yet. I must admit I wasn’t really into the pastel hues and neons from their previous collections but this, my friends, is right up my alley. Moody tones and textures meet bold graphics. Their simplistic Nordic style that is so recognised is captured to perfection once again, this time in colours and materials that are really speaking to me. Here are my favourite images from the new lookbook.

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Nordic Meets Japanese Design in a Melbourne Garage Conversion

August 14th, 2014

So I just died and went to garage conversion heaven. Spotted on The Design Files and photographed to perfection by Eve Wilson, I just had to share the boho gorgeous, teeny tiny Melbourne home of Alex Kennedy, who teamed up with architect friend Sarah Trotter of Hearth Studio to give the garage of her childhood home a complete overhaul and turn it into a cosy self-contained flat. The results? Just that and so, so much more. From exposed oregon beams and sandbagged brick walls to concrete floors and a plywood ceiling; from vintage meets modern fixtures, fittings and furniture to boho textiles accessories, this little space has me in a bit of a tailspin, friends.

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ixxi at Home

August 13th, 2014

Have you guys heard of ixxi? They are an up-and-coming brand which print photographic images (your own or from their image bank) in a unique ‘pixelised’ way. You can choose any high resolution image and create either a collage or an enlargement. The image is then divided into several durable, matte cards, which are joined together by small connecting crosses. When ixxi contacted me recently to see if I was interested in reviewing their product, curiosity got the best of me and I’m glad it did. It was a fun little project selecting and ordering my ixxi. Here’s how it turned out!

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Shop News: New Items + FREE Shipping!

August 12th, 2014

Just popping in today to share some news from my shop. Until 17 August, there is FREE shipping on all items, store wide. Cool right? I am always a little bummed by shipping costs during an online purchase so this is great news, and perfect timing too because since my last post, I’ve added some great new products to my shop. Here are some of them below:

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DIY Wildflower Arrangement

August 11th, 2014

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was spent at home checking another couple of things off the renovation to-do list. Some updates on that can be found on Instagram. But for now, as promised, a super pretty DIY wildflower arrangement with gorgeous floral inspiration to kick start your week from the Style Me Pretty Living editorial which I collaborated on with photographer Anouschka Rokebrand. I showed you part one {the gathering of the blooms} last week, so here’s part two!

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand Get the full scoop

Featured: Wildflower Inspiration for Style Me Pretty Living

August 8th, 2014

Just the other day I stepped out with Anoushcka Rokebrand and our lovely model Jennifer to gather wildflowers for a late summer inspiration shoot for Style Me Pretty Living. You might remember the sneak peek I shared on Instagram about it? Well, I’ve been waiting patiently ever since to see the shoot published. Yesterday it hit the screen so I can finally share all the loveliness with you! I have decided to divide the shoot into two parts, so here’s Part One: A countryside frolic and gathering of fresh, beautiful blooms laden with rich late summer hues.

Wildflower Inspiration for Style Me Pretty Living // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand Get the full scoop

My Shop!

August 6th, 2014

Have you guys heard of It’s new in town and so awesome I just had to jump on the bandwagon! is a platform that connects makers who create beautiful objects, tastemakers who spend their time gathering beautiful products and ideas to share with their network and shoppers who love to fill their homes with one-of-a-kind objects. It is a place for shoppers to find beautiful pieces handmade by international creators, in the boutiques of tastemakers who hand pick the items they want to sell in their own shop earning a small commission on products sold along the way. It’s a win-win-win situation because makers get to earn money doing what they love {win!} with the help of tastemakers, who get rewarded {win!} for supporting the makers, and shoppers get to pick up unique products they wouldn’t normally have found {win!}. I love to support creatives who make their living using their own hands, and think it is such a wonderful concept that I have opened my very own shop and ooooh do I have some gorgeous goodies in there!< ! Avenue Lifestyle shop Get the full scoop

Marz Designs Giveaway: The Winner!

August 1st, 2014

I’m hoping to send one of your lovelies off into the weekend very happy because today I announce the winner of the Marz Designs Bright Beads giveaway, where one of you will win their very own ‘Art’ pendant light from the brand new Smoked Ash collection!

Marz Designs 'Art' pendant in Smoked Ash // Styling & Photography by Holly Marder/Avenue Lifestyle Get the full scoop