2. nehadesorYOU HAVE A VERY UNIQUE STYLE AND SEEM TO INSERT A LOT OF YOURSELF IN TO YOUR HOME. IS THERE AN OVERRIDING THEME TO THIS? I love to call my style 'decorating with memories' as I have used a lot of old family heirlooms and objects old and new that spark a memory to build a space that is our own and tells our story. WHERE DO YOU SOURCE MOST OF YOUR FURNISHINGS? Most of our furniture is bought here in Australia but I try to inject a bit of India using unique decor items from there and also by using a lot of colours and patterns around the house. I am a big fan of thrifting and weekend DIY projects too. One of my favourite pieces is the buffet where I have stencilled an Indian inlay pattern on a plain buffet to give it a more ethnic look. DESERT ISLAND DÉCOR - WHICH THREE ITEMS OF DÉCOR COULD YOU SIMPLY NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT? My 3 favourite pieces would be --Dhurrie rugs that were hand spun, dyed and woven by my husband's great grandmother.-My brass coffee table.-The artwork around the house especially the paintings done by my mother and my Hayley Mitchell prints. ALONG WITH SARAH (theflamingoandthefox) NEHA IS ALSO A HOST OF THE #CRASHBANDCOLOUR HASHTAG ON INSTAGRAM. CAN YOU TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT THAT? I am thrilled to be a part of #crashbangcolour with such an amazingly talented group of hosts. We encourage instagrammers to post photos of their colourful homes for inspiration and also any photos of spaces where they would like some ideas on how to inject colour. The idea for the hashtag came from me but I am so thankful to the lovely ladies who jumped on board and made it so exciting, fun and better than I ever imagined. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PLANTS TO WORK WITH? My favourite houseplants are Pothos and Sansevieria, which also happen to be the plants I recommend the most to people because they are so easy to care for. Also, my purple Oxalis Triangularis is an absolute favourite! WE LOVE YOUR LAYERED WALL HANGINGS AND MULTI-COLOURED BOAT SHELF! WE TAKE IT YOU’RE A BIG FAN OF UPCYCLING? Thrift shopping is a hobby of mine and I try to go each week. So much of my home decor is thrifted and many pieces have been upcycled with paint or new fabrics. I love finding new uses for old items! HOW DO YOU SOURCE YOUR DÉCOR? I have a few favourite shops that I check regularly to see what’s new. Since space is limited in my apartment I only purchase things I really love! That’s my decor style too, surround yourself with things you love. DESERT ISLAND DÉCOR – WHICH THREE ITEMS OF DÉCOR COULD YOU SIMPLY NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT? My Decor must haves are textiles like cushions, rugs and duvet covers because they are an easy way to change a space and make it feel new! Mirrors are important. A well-placed mirror can make a room feel larger and brighter. Colour which isn’t an item but is such a factor in creating the mood or energy of a room, so it’s a definite favourite!!
4. agi_at_59Agi at 59 is crazy about colour. Her repeated use of Blues and Yellows in each Instagram post leads to incredibly satisfying results, with the motif providing a real sense of flow between one room and the next. The repeated colour schemes that Agi has cleverly used within many different contexts and styles transforms a random assortment of rooms in to a beautiful and cohesive home. Like a great novel, one chapter flows in to the next. Her love of Yellow is especially notable. The way she plays with the colour in each of her posts is almost like a game of Where’s Wally. Every room has playful splatterings that provide the eyes with a much-needed summery jolt. YOUR INTERIOR IS PACKED FULL OF STUNNING INSPIRATIONAL PIECES, BUT WHERE DO YOU TURN WHEN YOU NEED INSPIRATION? At the moment Instagram is my main source of inspiration when it comes to home decor. It's absolutely full of amazing interior accounts and I often find myself browsing IG for much longer than I should do ? WHERE DO YOU PREDOMINANTLY FIND MOST OF YOUR DECOR? I'm all about bargain hunting. I absolutely love rummaging local charity shops, vintage shops and car boot sales. I love eBay and gumtree. One of my favourite shops must be HomeSense with their amazing home bargains. I also love the little independent online stores that I often discover through IG. WE’VE SEEN YOUR AMAZING HAND-PAINTED FURNITURE AND RE-PURPOSED BASKETS - IS UPCYCLING A THEME IN YOUR HOME? Not as much as I used to simply because our house is pretty much full ?♀️?but yes I love transforming an old unloved piece of furniture and giving it a new lease of life. There's nothing more rewarding. DESERT ISLAND DÉCOR – WHICH THREE ITEMS OF DÉCOR COULD YOU SIMPLY NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT? -Does the kettle count?? I can't live without a cup of tea (or a few?) and my kettle is rather pretty so can be classed as home decor too ? -Number two would have to be my washed linen bedding ? since I discovered it I will probably never look at any other type of bedding, simply because it's the most comfortable thing ever ? -And finally, some of my art prints and painting. I absolutely adore some of the art pieces scattered around our house and can’t imagine leaving my walls bare!