Archive for the ‘Giveaway’ Category

Book Collaboration: How to Hygge + Giveaway!

February 12th, 2017

Hello! I am back in the swing of things again after a long, long blog break due to a super-charged first couple of weeks back at work. There are some big changes going behind the scenes here at Avenue and I am excited to share it all with you over the coming couple of months, but for now I am excited about something else – a gorgeous book entitled How to Hygge that hit the shelves late last year, featuring my own photographs on it’s lovely pages. And to celebrate this beautiful book, I will be giving two copies away as a very small token of my thanks for your support in 2016. Knowing that there are people out there who read and are inspired by this blog motivates and drives me to be better in a creative sense, gives me courage to grow and explore and for that I am deeply grateful.

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In How to Hygge, renowned Scandinavian cook and writer Signe Johansen explores the culture of hygge, shares the secrets of Nordic living and shows you how to adopt these elements into your everyday life. She explains the secret to feeling contentment, inner happiness and the art to living your best life, which Nordic countries have long been experts at despite the cold and lack of light much of the year. Translated roughly as ‘cosiness’, Hygge (pronounced: Hoo-ga) is all about warmth, conviviality and community. Its the celebration of nature, simplicity and togetherness.  Get the full scoop

Simple Wooden Furniture by Walden + A GIVEAWAY!

October 10th, 2016

As a stylist and interior designer, I shop a lot and am on a constant lookout for furniture that is functional (I have a lot of husbands to win over in my line of work, most of which are concerned with this thing called ‘function’), but also beautiful and affordable. That’s a lot of boxes to tick, guys. When I discovered Walden, an Austrian furniture label that produces beautiful beds, leaning storage systems and accessories out of European sourced oak, cherrywood and walnut, I immediately loved their products, their design ethos and overall brand aesthetic. It didn’t take long before I snapped up one of their leaning storage racks for my studio, and now I am excited to show you more of their collection, chat a bit about branding and why I think Walden have nailed it, and let you know that you can WIN one of their gorgeous wooden art ledges for your home!

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Walden make furniture to stand the test of time, that retain the natural beauty of the materials they are made with and emphasise function and everyday use. Their leaning rack is my favourite but their beds are sublime, their art ledges so simple and lovely, and their little bedside table with a magazine/book pocket on the side very clever. But what always interests me is how a product is made and I love that this brand goes to great lengths to protect our environment by avoiding waste and to keeping their ecological footprint as small as possible. They use natural materials with no harmful pollutants. Get the full scoop

Pillow Giveaway: FEST Amsterdam!

September 27th, 2016

Hey guys! You remember Lola’s bedroom tour from a couple weeks ago? Today I am excited to introduce a brand to you which you may or may not have heard of called FEST Amsterdam, who’s pretty pillows we used in the design of Lola’s room. FEST is a young Dutch interior label that offers pretty pieces for the home from furniture to accessories. Punchy colours and sleek, Nordic inspired designs are what makes this label distinct. Their pillow collection is delightful and today I’m excited to be able to give away the two gorgeous pillows below to one lucky reader!

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Graphic, textured and whimsical, these pillows are simply to cute to pass up. Love them as much as I do? Scroll down to find out this set could be yours. But first, a little about this fun, young label because if you don’t know about them, you should because not only do they make charming products but their entrepreneurial founder is super inspiring too.

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Meet Hausmerk + A GIVEAWAY!

October 8th, 2015

Hey guys, not sure if you know them already but there’s a new kid on the block and they do really a small range of minimalistic and beautiful homewares I think you’ll love as much as I do. Meet HAUSMERK. They are a Belgian label based in Brussels, founded by design duo Mimy A. Diar and Ad Luijten. Today I want to introduce you to these cool cats by sharing some shots of my favourite products in their range styled in my own home. And we all like a giveaway, so after you’ve read all about them and their story and design process below, head down below to see how you could win one a gorgeous SOIL ‘Bird of Paradise’ illustrations printed on wood. There are two up for grabs!

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// What is the background behind Hausmerk and how long have you been in business? Who are the designers?

Hausmerk started off as a spin-off project of Beaverhausen, our design studio where we create designs for international design editors. In 2014 we decided to design several small home accessories that we could market ourselves. But for this project we wanted to operate under a different name. The name Hausmerk is derived from the Dutch word ‘huismerk’. For us it doesn’t only mean ‘home brand’ but it’s also the private label of our design studio Beaverhausen.

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Giveaway Anne Black – The Winner!

April 1st, 2015

I love a good giveaway, especially when I get to gift someone with a beautiful new piece for their home. Last week, I introduced you into Copenhagen based ceramacist Anne Black, taking you through her creative process and all that goes into her very beautiful range of ceramics. I own three of Anne Black’s ceramic and leather hanging planters and knowing you’d love them every bit as much as I do, I thought I’d get an extra one to give away.

IMG_9398 Here are my hanging planters in my studio {plus a sneaky peek into the before/after tour coming your way next week!}. I have two sizes in three different colours – small in white, medium in artichoke and medium in concrete. They are truly lovely – a very simple, minimalistic design in pretty muted colours. Get the full scoop