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Q&A With Canningvale

I was recently featured in a Q&A Canningvale Australia to chat about all things design and Style. You can view the interview below or check it out HERE

 

 

This week for our Get Inspired Series, we interviewed Kirra Bell, a Melbourne based interior and product stylist renown for her playful use of colour. Adopting a bright colour palette, her whimsical and eye-catching interior style has earned her a loyal following on Instagram and her blog. This Q&A reveals the latest interior design trends and provides inspiration for anyone aspiring to launch their career in interior design.

Canningvale interview with Kirra Bell

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be an interior and product stylist.

I have always had a passion for interiors and design. After having my children I decided to leave my corporate role and revisit my passion for interiors. I initially started out with small business product styling and have since expanded to interior styling, home staging and blogging.

2. How would you describe your work and personal interior style?

My personal style is always evolving, but using colour seems to come naturally and has since become what I am known for. When working with a client’s or following a brief I stick the client’s overall brand look and what works best with the product.

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3. Where do you seek inspiration for your work and who are your biggest influences?

I get my inspiration from so many different sources; flowers, seasons, cafe’s, art and interior magazines. I would say my biggest influences in terms of design would be interior designer Julia Green; her eye for colour and composition is perfection. I’m also a big fan of interior and visual merchandiser Brooke Brassil.

4. What do you love most about your job?

I love the flexibility of being able to schedule my work around my children. I love that I am doing something I love and the possibilities it holds.

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5. What are the latest interior design trends?

Blue, teal and velvets are very much in. And I am very happy to say that pink is here to stay. Lots of textures and layers ready for the cooler weather.

6. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Keep your head down and don’t worry what other people are doing. Be true to yourself and your style.

Kirra Bell quote

7. You recently styled our Sogno linen blend blanket in sandstone. Describe the look you were trying to create?

Sogno linen blend blanket

With this look, I really wanted to add lots of layers in different textures to create a Luxe Look. I added pops of velvet and teal and balanced that out with the gorgeous Canningvale Blanket in Sandstone to create contrast.

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Yamaha Audio -When Style Meets Function

I love music! In the car, cooking dinner or out walking. Anywhere and everywhere I have music playing. I love the way music can set the mood,create an atmosphere or motivate you to get moving.

As a Stylist I sometimes struggle to find stylish home Audio devices that won’t dominate a space and can easily be blended into the decor.

I recently came across Yamaha Music Australia’s lifestyle audio products and had the opportunity to test drive the stylish TSX-14. With it’s sleek and subtle design, the portable TSX-14 will suit most spaces. With a gorgeous selection of colours to choose from…including Pink! It’s a great way to add a pop of functional colour to any room.

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Yamaha’s audio range also includes the very stylish Pro 300 On-Ear Headphones. Featuring a sleek design and mind blowing sound quality.You will never be more motivated to head to the gym or go for that long overdue walk listening to your favourite tunes.

 

You can view the entire Yamaha Music Australia Home Audio range  HERE

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Blog, decor, design, furniture, home decor, Interior Design

Matt Blatt – The Furniture Store Of Your Dreams

I have long been an admirer of Matt Blatt’s divine range of inspirational Furniture, lighting and homewares.

From their humble beginnings as a small Marrickville-based  Furniture store to opening up 10 showrooms across the country. Setting the standard for high-quality reproduction furniture.

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These days Matt Blatt are on a mission to stock a range of cutting edge designs from established and emerging designer’s in Australia and all over the world.

I was lucky enough to recently have the opportunity to style the gorgeous Matt Blatt Soren Sideboard. Priced at $695 this gorgeous Scandinavian-inspired piece is a perfect staple for any home.

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Here are a few of my favourite pieces from Matt Blatt’s range

Charm City Velvet Armchair

From $599

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Replica Euro Saarinen Oval Tulip Dining Table

$2995 

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Replica Kai Kristiansen #42 Dining Chair

$295

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Monroe Coffee Table

$395

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You can view the entire range HERE or head to the Matt Blatt Instagram page HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog, decor, design, Interior Design, lighting

Beacon Lighting Designer Collection

I recently had the pleasure of heading along to the Beacon Lighting launch of their stunning new Designer Collection Catalogue.

I was blown away by the quality, innovation and choice of styles that the new Designer Collection offers.  With a stunning selection of styles from Scandinavian, urban, Hamptons and beautiful mid-century inspired pieces, the choices are endless.

The Beacon Lighting team understand the impact great lighting can have on the way we live and experience a space.  They travel the world in search of the very latest lighting trends and styles, enabling them to deliver strong and innovative designs.

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Cheswick Table Lamp Black/Marble – From $119.20

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This stunning Cheswick lamp from the new Designer range, was definitely a stand out for me.  Featuring a beautiful marble base with brushed brass detail, it’s bang on trend whilst also being versatile enough to suit most spaces.

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Here are few of my favourite pieces from the Designer Collection

Aksel 4 Light Pendant Light Brass/Clear

From $625.50

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Milas Table Lamp in Black

From $79.96

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Croft 1 Light Pendant in Brushed Copper/Mint

From $188.30

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You can view the entire range HERE

Blog, decor, design, renovation

Bunnings Inspiration House!

Bunnings have recently undertaken an amazing and innovative project, transforming a 1970’s suburban home in Melbourne’s outer suburbs into a stunning functional family home full of style and inspiration.

The best part is 99% percent of the renovation has been done using only DIY techniques and products available only from Bunnings!

I recently had the chance to tour this stunning home, and to say I was impressed would be an understatement. Featuring beautiful timber finishes and natural elements throughout, the design and styling of the home is perfection.

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Featuring over 150 DIY projects, including these stunning Timber Lounges and decorative ladder. I absolutely loved the DIY slatted coffee table.

Check out the tutorial video HERE to make it yourself!

The Master Bedroom was an absolute stand out. Featuring a DIY timber bedhead and a stunning copper side table, creating a high-end look for a fraction of the price.

You can view  the Bedroom DIY video Tutorial HERE 

Let’s talk about the bathrooms! Wow. The ensuite features a gorgeous DIY floating hardwood vanity balanced out with matt black taps and basins. The main Bathroom’s beautiful DIY bathroom vanity has been paired perfectly with Mercator Romy Glass Pendant light, and a stunning Decorium Freestanding Nest Bathtub, all available through Bunnings.

Check out the Bathroom Tutorials HERE

The Bunnings team have created a dreamy kids room, complete with DIY Tent, Pegboard Side table and even the bed is a DIY!

View the Pegboard side table tutorial HERE

This stunning home is most definitely inspirational. Offering a whole new way of looking at home renovation to suits your budget whilst still keeping style and design high on the list.

For more great DIY ideas head to the Bunnings website or Instagram

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Easter Table Setting With Williams-Sonoma

I absolutely love Easter!  It’s such a special time for our family to come together and celebrate over freshly baked hot cross buns and more chocolate than we can possibly eat.

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I get so much joy in decorating the table for Easter.  Our family tradition is to celebrate Easter with an outdoor brunch.  Keeping the table setting casual, fresh and floral, I dress the table with lots of flowers from our garden. Posies tied with twine and placed in jam jars create a beautiful soft and warm feel.

(Styled & Photographed by KB Styling)

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Williams-Sonoma’s beautiful Damask easter plates are the perfect addition to any Easter table setting.  Featuring beautiful soft colours and gorgeous woodland imagery, they really set the scene.

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Using a long table for our Easter brunch setting, I like to keep the tablecloth white and use colourful easter eggs sprinkled along the table to add pops of colour.  With baskets full of fresh pastries, hot cross buns and seasonal berries, aswell as pitchers of ice tea lining the table, I like to be generous with my posy jars, creating a layered look.

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(Styled & Photographed by Me)

Get the look with my top picks from the Williams-Sonoma range:

Ceramic Woven Bread Basket

$60 BUY NOW

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Garden Party Tablecloth

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Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Gratin

From $40 BUY NOW

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Vintage Etched Jug

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Soiree Cutlery

$100 BUY NOW 

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Damask Easter Bunny Salad Plates

$80 BUY NOW

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You can view the Williams-Sonoma range HERE