Author: Emily O

Emily Osmond is the founder and editor of Australian interiors blog getinmyhome. She is obsessed with design - and picking the brains of the people behind it. From Australian cafes, boutiques and accommodation spaces to artists, makers and designers, she loves to cover the best in Australian design.

For many of us, the hours spent at home have risen sharply in recent weeks as we adjust to life during the Covid-19 pandemic. With our homes now acting as a place of work, play and everything in between, it’s more important than ever to create a sense of calm and ease through our surroundings. And doing this can be easier than we might think, with one solution being art, which can make us feel calmer, as well as more hopeful and inspired. In light of this, Sydney based artist & stylist V. Butchatsky of ANTICS + ARTISTRY has launched…

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Did you know that the average user spends 28 minutes each day on Instagram? Or how about the fact that there are now 500 million daily users of Instagram – with an extraordinary 1 billion people using Instagram every month? Instagram isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it continues to be a powerful platform for brands to connect with their customers and generate sales. So let’s take a look at the top five Instagram trends that are in store for the year ahead, which I’ll be sharing in more detail at this weekend’s AGHA Sydney Gift Fair 2020, February 21st to…

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It goes without saying that you’ll have your work cut out for you at this year’s AGHA Sydney Gift Fair. Get your comfy shoes ready (or wear your heels regardless if you’re anything like me!), and prepare to discover thousands of products from the gift, design and homewares industries to delight your customers and style your spaces. The AGHA Sydney Gift Fair is where the industry has meet for the past 40 years to connect, discover the newest products and celebrate the very best the industry has to offer. Along with hundreds of wholesale suppliers showcasing their wares from Friday…

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Events can be a powerful way to build brand awareness, connect with customers and generate more sales. But how exactly do you plan for showcasing at an event and what should you consider? As we approach the AGHA Sydney Gift Fair 2020, on February 21st to 24th 2020, let’s explore five key marketing strategies to help you make the very most of your exciting, upcoming trade show opportunity. Step 1: Document the preparation Your marketing starts before the event! Take your audience on the journey with you and share photos and videos on your social media channels to show your…

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I always love seeing the work from leading Australian interior and architecture studios. So when a new seaside Sydney apartment building came across my desk, by none other than Koichi Takada Architects and Mim Design, I knew it had to be featured right here on the blog. Sydney’s Cabbage Tree Bay recently welcomed a new six-apartment, five level building: Bower. Inspired by its coastal views, the sweeping curves of the façade are reminiscent of the shape of the Manly coastline and rolling ocean waves, while inside are panoramic ocean views. The apartments feature modern, minimalist design informed by the luxury…

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Say hello to one of Melbourne’s most stunning new wellness spaces. Reformer pilates studio Love Athletica continues to expand, opening its third studio in Windsor last month. Let’s go inside! Co-founder and creator of Love Athletica, Matt Knipe along with head-trainer, Abby Smith are behind a unique pilates workout, which fuses classic and dynamic reformer pilates with elements of cardio, strength training and wellness with a yoga-inspired flow to finish. So it was only fitting that their new space, a sister studio to their Hawthorn East and Malvern East studios, stood out in the market as something unique too. Designed…

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With Dulux’s release of its 2020 Summer Colour Predictions for Summer, it’s clear to see that the 70’s vibes are back! The Cultivate palette – one of the four trend colour palettes identified in the 2020 Dulux Colour Forecast ‘Essence’ – mixes soft, earthy greens and blue-greens with a sprinkling of bold, 70’s accents. If you’re looking to add a bit of “something something” to your home this summer, why not choose the homeowner’s “secret weapon”? Paint is a fast and easy way to completely transform a space, and this season, it’s all about combining serene greens with 70s-inspired accents.…

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It’s no secret that Australia’s social enterprise Thankyou is one of my favourite brands. So when they released their Christmas range, I had to share it with you! This year, Thankyou want to encourage us all to slow down and be in the present this Christmas, with seven beautifully curated gift sets. Each of these feature sensorial embellishments thought up by the Thankyou team, to encourage us to pause, touch and be in the moment both when we give and we receive, rather than just moving onto the next. As Thankyou explain: In such an over-saturated market, how do you…

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Aren’t we lucky to have so many beautiful options to style our outdoor spaces? So much so, they truly are rooms of their own. To help with the decision process of styling our outdoor space, I’ve team up with Australian-owned luxury furniture brand, Harbour 1976,  to share four stylish looks for the warmer months! Australian owned and operated luxury lifestyle furniture brand Harbour 1976 specialise in modern, sustainable and durable outdoor and indoor furniture collections inspired by Australia’s iconic coastline suburbs and beaches. Since 1976, the Condos family has handcrafted furniture in their Sydney workshop, so let’s hear it from…

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Can you believe it? This century is coming to a close. I love this time of year: the wrap up of what was and the planning and anticipation for what’s ahead… which of course includes design direction! I caught up with Houzz, to find out their predictions for the year ahead! Twenty-twenty might see the end of the ‘offical’ kitchen area and the rise of cheeky leftover spaces; it’s certain to see terrazzo move to a foundational material in a home, and metal will definitely clothe the most fashion-forward homes. Read on to see what else Houzz is betting will…

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I’m just going to come out and say it: I have a huge crush on all things GlobeWest! The brand is loved for its beautiful, refined pieces, that are both in style yet timeless, with ranges that allow you to mix and match seamlessly between them… instead of looking like you’ve picked up a package furniture deal! GlobeWest has just released its new collections for 2020 – Earthy Eclectic – with a huge 14 brand new indoor and upholstery ranges… so let’s delve in! Explore an exotic fusion of unexpected textures and earthy tones. Desert shades of terracotta and mustard…

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With a long spell of white being the go-to for kitchens, there’s an exciting shift happening that can’t be ignored… Ever the leader in what is about to become the next “big” thing in kitchens, Caesarstone brings to use its four favourite ‘darks’ to help us bring the dark art of drama to our homes. There has been a surge in interest in the dark side of kitchen finishes with black quartz, charcoal granite and black cast iron emerging as favourites. In a nod to the drama and authenticity of dark, moody tones, chargrilled ingredients and the natural finishes of…

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Did you just feel that?! The weather starting to feel more mild… the days becoming longer… the little hints of greenery starting to emerge? With Spring in the air, it’s time to refresh our bedrooms, for a proper Spring clean! Let me share my favourite ways to style your bedroom for Spring! Spring is a perfect time to refresh the bedlinen, and think about bringing some lighter, brighter colours into your bedroom. It’s the season of florals, which means I love to bring these into my bedroom linen, through the quilt covers, cushions and throws. So let me share a…

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I feel as though I love the Dulux Colour Forecasts more and more each year. With the release of “Essence” – the 2020 direction, we’re seeing four beautiful tonal palettes that are nature-inspired. In a world where we’re constantly ‘on’ – whether it’s connected to our digital devices or processing the stream of information coming our way 24/7 – it’s all too easy for our innermost voice to get lost in the noise. Our energies are depleted, and we rely on routine and quick fixes to get us through the day. We yearn to step away from the madness, recharging…

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Just recently I spent an evening with some of the most smart and inspiring people in business going around! It was the launch event of a collaboration between two brands loved by Australians: Thankyou and Sage x Clare. The evening was as beautifully curated and meaningfully designed as you can imagine! Thankyou is a “one percenter” of a brand. The affinity I feel towards it is unparalleled to any other personal hygiene products on the shelf. If I dare pick up any other body wash to take a look during my weekly supermarket trip, I feel as though I’m cheating…

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Monochromatic, matte and minimalist. Guy & Jules Sebastian’s new urban contemporary kitchen is grand in scale and built to impress with its architectural appeal and high end finish. Guy and Jules Sebastian are a stylish power couple who need no introduction within the landscape of Australian music and entertainment, as well as philanthropy. They’ve been friends of Freedom Kitchens for several years, and through The Sebastian Foundation, we work together to renovate kitchens in local shelters and refuges, creating brighter spaces for people in times of need. Having previously designed a kitchen for the Sebastian’s own former holiday home in…

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I know, I know! They can be among the hardest of linen to find! But there’s a reason super kind bed sheets are becoming increasingly in demand… With our biggest houses, and bigger bedrooms, it would be a crime not to upgrade to a mega king size bed wouldn’t it?! Today I’m sharing where to find super kind bed sheets online at a bargain price plus a few tips for when it comes to styling your biggie sized bed! Upgrade all round First up, if you’re going to the effort of buying a luxurious sized bed, you’re going to want…

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If you’re in the retail industry, there’s one event on the Melbourne calendar that you can’t afford to miss. It is of course the AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair, and the 2019 edition starts this Saturday! The Australian Gift & Homewares Association (AGHA), has been delivering Australia’s largest industry-led retail gift and homewares trade exhibition for more than 40 years, with its annual Sydney and Melbourne events continuing to attract tens of thousands of retail buyers who are eager to discover new brands, new products, new connections and experience a jam-packed few days of inspiration. The AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair 2019…

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I don’t have kids yet, but I know the first place I’ll be shopping at when I do! Freedom has just launched “Freedom Kids”: a fun and versatile bedroom range just for the littlies in our lives! Let your little dreamer’s imagination run wild with Freedom’s new collection just for kids, including beds, storage, manchester, cushions, rugs, throws and more. Characters Luca the Lion, Lady Llama, Willie the Whale and Ella the Elephant  provide different ranges full of play and imagination. You have to see the Hideout bed – perhaps for camping-lovers! Freedom kids will be available in-store from mid…

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The annual AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair is only weeks away, and I’m thrilled to be presenting two Masterclasses to guests about how to build an online brand in the homewares industry. So, as I prepare for these sessions, I wanted to share with you some key strategies to focus on to create a visible and compelling online brand. Read on! It’s never been easier to start a business and share your message. We have powerful and free marketing channels at our fingertips to connect us with millions of potential buyers from across the world. We can set up a website…

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Celebrating Christmas in July is all about embracing the luxurious delights of snuggling up with loved ones by an open fire with a supreme spread of gourmet tastes to savour. The Hamper Emporium injects these body and soul-warming pleasures to treasure with an extensive range of Christmas hampers that are geared towards wintry gourmet goodness. There’s an ever-popular selection of deluxe food, fine wine, Champagne, spirits, craft beers and cider treats on tap with the abundant offerings in the festive range. Premium Champagne by Moet & Chandon, artisan chocolates by Butlers, sweet, nutty treats by Morgan’s, gourmet biscuits by Maison…

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Ok, I know this might sound a little silly, but I get pretty excited when leading interiors brands release their newest products! And one such brand, Caesarstone, has just launched the first of its new colours for 2019, so no surprises, I had to take a look! The reveal of the Caesarstone’s new colours Primordia and Empira White highlights the shift in interiors from the once sleek and shiny to raw, earthy textures, that embrace the organic imperfections of nature. And I’m a fan! For one, concrete, which was once solely used in industrial settings, has become a hot favourite…

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If you are a fan of local brands that focus on traditional handmade techniques, then you will love Melbourne-based homewares brand L&M Home. Founded by Anna Lofts 19 years ago, L&M Home (previously Linen and Moore) has expanded from designing and producing bedlinen, cushions, towels and table linen, to now offer accessories and small furniture pieces – all with a signature global artisan twist. With the launch of L&M’s new Winter Collection, which is inspired by staying in, I caught up with Anna to hear the story behind the brand, and what makes it so unique. Take a read below…

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If you need a lesson in being resilient, persistent and proactive, then this is the read for you! Today, I’d love you to meet a woman who is on the course of growing her business in the interior styling space and doing a damn fine job of it, showing us all that if you are hungry for it, you can overcome adversity and create a life on your terms. Angela Reynolds is a Marketing-Communications Manager turned self-taught stylist from the Hills District in Sydney. With a “red-hot fire” in her belly to start a business, the demands of her family…

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Imagine having soft, airy and sheer blinds that filter in that natural light so beautifully… which you can then effortlessly convert to a blockout window covering to ramp up the privacy or stop the full sun coming in… Well my friends, today I’m introducing you to a product that does just that and I’m sure it’ll blow your mind a little too! I have a conundrum and I don’t think I’m alone. I crave natural light and adore the look of elegant, sheer curtains. BUT: I also hate the possibility of anyone being able to see in my windows! So…

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They are three friends who describe themselves as the “mums-next-door”, who through their work are inspiring hundreds of thousands more. Today, we are catching up with Three Bird Renovations are we go inside their newly refurbished #DIRTYBLUSHCRUSH HQ. When Bonnie, Erin and Lana started Three Birds Renovations in 2014, they didn’t have a marketing strategy or a business plan. Instead, knowing they wanted to try their hand in the renovating industry despite little existing knowledge or experience of it, they backed themselves and bought their first property. With their first project working out well, they soon moved on to house…

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