South Australian Style Magazine : South Australian Style 26 Winter
82 SA STYLE winter 2O16 RELAXING RETREAT Your bedroom is a place for lounging and snuggling. Picture chunky textiles, plump cushions and thick woolen textiles that invite you in for a sound nights sleep. Lotus Gifts show us how to style a cosy tropical paradise channeling the soothing beaches and relaxing resorts of Bali through wooden furnishings and calming greenery. with Mardi @ Lotus Gifts Mardi’s in-store favourites: juju tote bag $169, plant leaves $29.95ea, rattan pillow $29.95, long beads $29.95, papaya wall print $169.95, cushions from $89.95, diffuser $54.95, candle $39.95, throw $69.95, wooden stool $299.95, woven basket $49.95, woven mat $69.95, small crochet basket $49.95, large plant pot $279.95 Greenery A large palm adds freshness to every room for a homely, lived-in vibe. My idea of ‘ultimate comfort’ is... lounging in my slippers with the heater on and a board game out. even better when it’s pouring with rain outside! I welcome guests into my home with... open arms. i love entertaining so there is always something cooking in the oven. The cosiest room in my home is... my bedroom as it reminds me of a Bali retreat and has direct access to the pool and patio area. it’s the perfect secluded area of the home with all your amenities close by – i love my spa bath! My most-loved home scent is... Paddy wax thyme and Olive Leaf Soy. Three things I need for the perfect night in... my husband and three children, red wine and a perfectly cooked ‘medium rare’ steak. I am most relaxed... on a Sunday when all the sport is finished for the weekend and the afternoon is all mine. On a rainy day, I like to... go through old photos or cupboards and do a mini ‘spring clean’. If I could take one piece of furniture with me to a new home, it would be... all the wooden benches in my home. they are very sentimental to me as they originated from an old table my grandpa made. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate? Coffee Tips for creating a cosy and inviting bedroom... • Lighting is important in the bedroom. natural sunlight is amazing during the day, but dimmed mood lighting is essential at night. why not replace a switch with a dimmer? • Wall art customises a space and can add life and personality to any room. Shop 2/51 Jetty Road, Brighton lotusgifts.com.au Hush your fabrics to natural, muted tones. white bed linens look even more crisp and fresh when they’re paired with wooden accents. Mix up the textures in your plush cushions, throws and floor rugs for a luxuriously cosy feel. Apply a less-is-more approach to furnishings; choose one of two pieces of art and minimal decorative touches. What we learnt...
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