New pretty print store – meet Russet Design!

Say hello to the cutest new prints on the market, from the even lovelier team at Melbourne-based Russet Design. Friends Victoria and Nicole create bright and beautiful limited edition wall art. The two were both on maternity leave searching for unique and affordable prints to fill their homes when they realised the gap in the market. The hunt turned into the design of covetable art prints (including custom baby name pieces!) that make a statement framed or taped with colourful washi tape to the wall!

With simple shapes and cheerful colours, the little company is making big waves in the online print landscape. Read more about Russet Design below, and follow the team on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!

How did Russet Design come about?

When we met nearly 5 years ago, Vic and I realised we shared an obsession with interiors and homewares. We did an interior design course together but what we really loved was to sit down together and brainstorm to create new print designs. Although our design aesthetic overlaps, there’s enough difference between us to keep us on our toes and keep things interesting!

Tell us about yourselves!

Victoria has a background in psychology and worked as a research fellow before taking a career break to have kids and is a Co-Founder of Shop Trawl – a new design start-up promoting Australian and NZ retail and design, while I (Nicole)  have a background in Graphic Design and run my own small business as a freelancer.

How do you create your prints? 

We always collaborate. Usually one of us will get inspiration from somewhere, a sculpture, textiles, the natural environment, the media and pop culture, or from almost anywhere, and then we’ll sit down and work out what we want to create. We save visual inspiration in dropbox or Pinterest, and we document our ideas in any way we can. We often brainstorm and then go away and fine-tune a design to create a certain mood or feeling, and then Nicole has the technical skills and graphic design training to pull it all together. We tend to opt for simplicity in design. As we love to say – less is more!

Are they original, one of a kind, reprints?

All our work is original, and each design is part of a limited edition run of prints to ensure their scarcity. No one likes to walk into a house and see identical artwork to their own! A small print run of between 10 and 50 means our customers can have something unique, and we keep the pricing affordable so walls can be refreshed with a new design whenever the mood takes them. However we like to believe that our prints will be hanging on walls for many years!

How would you describe the Russet customer?

Creative sparks! We’ve been sent some photos from customers to show us where our art has ended up, and we always notice that they’re very design-savvy and can pull together a great-looking room. They’re probably similar to us in that they also stay on top of design trends and have a lot of interest in design-related media, from similar magazines to blogs to television shows.

Why choose Russet to buy our prints?

We feel Russet has its own niche in the market. We love simple and clean design and our prints compliment many different interior decor schemes because of this. We don’t push ‘busy’ art because we want our prints to have lasting appeal. We put a lot of thought and effort into getting a design ‘just-right’ and our barometer for when a design is print-ready, is that we both have to be happy to display it on our own walls!

Find out more here!

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Interview with top Melbourne event styling company: Place Settings!

I was very excited to interview the team from Place Settings. A quick look at their website and I knew straight away that the business was right up my alley! The images alone made me want to plan an event just to hire their treasures!

Place Settings has been bringing gorgeous event styling solutions to Melbourne for more than 15 years! I would love to take a look around their storage space, because let’s be frank, if we’re not already married most of us girls are secretly (or not so secretly) planning our wedding festivities, partners in tow or not! This event styling company does more than just weddings though. Product launches, large-scale corporate functions and racing marquees are all in a day’s work for these guys!

The range of their products available to hire is quite stunning: from vintage to modern, playful to sophisticated, classic to edgy. My favourites? The oversize wire letters, the vertical gardens and suspended flowers, and the super chic French Provincial dining chairs.

So take a read below to find about more about this creative Melbourne event styling company (and the enviable jobs involved!).

Tell us how Place Settings started? 
The business started in 1996 as a small enterprise with the aim to provide quality product and
service to the Melbourne catering industry. Then, the main focus of the business was providing
cutlery and crockery for parties and events – which is where the name ‘Place Settings’ stems
from. Over the years the business has grown to offer much more than crockery, cutlery and
glassware.

Who is behind it? 
Place Settings is owned and operated by Tim Buzzard who has started and led the company
from inception to the present day. Tim worked in the event  hire industry before deciding that
Melbourne needed a new brand with a different approach.

What can Place Settings offer us as party throwers?! 
Place Settings has established itself in the  market place by offering an un­matched range of
quality equipment that is backed up with personal around the clock service. Over the years the
product ranges have grown and are still growing, now offering a wide pallet of premium furniture
ranges to give temporary spaces a permanent feel. The tag line “innovative hiring” sums up
Place Settings’ philosophy towards their products and customer service.

Your favourite job yet? 
The best thing about the event hire industry is that no two days are the same and no two events
are the same. Place Settings is privileged to work with the best in the industry and be part of
some amazing private and corporate events. While most jobs are Melbourne and Victoria based,
Place Settings trucks have travelled as far as Tasmania, Hayman Island and Uluru.

Where do you hope the business will go?
Place Settings is always looking to enhance their range and offer their clients something new
and unique. The company is growing and striving to be a leader towards their customers in the
market place as well as in their internal operations, their staff and their systems.

Tell us about some of the current trends in party hire?
The Place Settings clientele is sophisticated and hungry for new and innovative products which
Place Settings answers through constant development of their offering, going the extra mile for
their customers and investing in the right technology to back a successful operation.

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Huset – Danish furniture coming to Melbourne!

We all love a bit of Scandinavian. Scandi furniture, Scandi styling, Scandi cool. So like me, you’ll be pretty excited to hear that a new Scandinavian furniture store is coming to Melbourne! Huset, which means “the house” in Swedish, offers “a comprehensive collection of originally designed, European made furniture and home accessories created for the discerning customer”.

I caught up with Huset’s team to find out more.

Where can we buy Huset products?

Huset is currently available online only with our flagship showroom set to open in July this year, in Cheltenham, Melbourne! We are counting down the days!

What sets Huset apart from other furniture stores?

Huset, which mean ‘house’ is Danish, is focused on individuals with an eye for quality and detail. We only sell original furniture designs which are designed and manufactured in Europe and Australia. We make sure every piece of furniture well sell is of the highest quality, and of course, is beautifully designed.

We proudly support many Australian designers such as Cameron Foggo who produces the Lennon Sofa.

Will your range expand in the near future?

Yes, definitely! We are aiming to increase both our Danish and Scandinavian lighting range as there are some fabulous products available.

Who is behind Huset?

Industrial designer Ryan Parnham who has over 14 years experience in the Australian design community.

Take a look at some of the Huset products below and follow the team on Facebook.

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Get nautical with this preview of Target Australia’s new homewares range!

Thank you to the kind people at Target Australia for giving getinmyhome a preview of the latest products about to hit stores. Primary colours and an ode to the sea feature strongly, with clean lines and simple designs. I’ve put together my top products – with my personal favourites being the rope-tied lamp (two of these for the bed-side tables please!) and the cable-knit cushions (perfect heavy fabrics for winter). Target is a great ‘bread and butter’ store for affordable homewares that take their cue from the big name, bigger price-tag designs. Enjoy!Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 10.08.33 pm Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 10.08.43 pm Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 10.08.50 pm Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 10.08.58 pm Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 10.09.19 pm Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 10.09.28 pm Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 10.09.35 pm Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 10.09.42 pm Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 10.09.47 pm Peninsula Lamp $59 Boathouse Lamp $59 White