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.

Like most great relationships today, ours started on Instagram. The super friendly Lisa and I got chatting and when I kept seeing her posts pop up in my feed, I knew they had to be featured right here on the blog! Lisa and her life and biz partner Terry had the idea for their heirloom-style homewares brand Atley.co when they were travelling through Europe. Meeting many artisans who were using centuries-old techniques to create unique handmade treasures, the pair say couldn’t help but think of their grandfathers and their fathers, and their passion for locally made, handcrafted pieces that had…

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Blush, terracotta, and teal… three colours that look seriously dreamy together, right?! Well they also form the palette of online decor retailer Designstuff’s exciting new Melbourne destination. Making its mark in lively St Kilda, the new Designstuff flagship showroom is a decor-lovers’ dream, showcasing the brand’s contemporary selection of homewares, furniture, gifts and artwork in homely vignettes. Design elements such as marble surfaces, brass tapware and stunning bathroom tiles become subtle focus points, in the flagship store created in collaboration with interior designer Angela Harry. Owned by Danish born Christina Fedders, Designstuff is heavily inspired by her upbringing and contains…

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It’s that time of year: swapping our summer doonas for the thicker, cosier winter ones. But what if you don’t have a great winter quilt – or your previous one has been a little too loved?! Where on earth do we start with allll the different quilt options out there? Let me give you some insight to help you make up your mind! Goose Down Quilts So why goose?! Apart from how soft, light and plush the goose down feels, it also optimises warmth regulation to help keep us cosy for the whole night! Goose down keeps your temperature consistent…

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I don’t think I’m the only one who dreams of a beach home! A Hamptons style space flooded with natural light and sea views.  Well one of Australia’s most popular media presenters, Deborah Hutton, recently finished a one year renovation of her Sydney home – a.k.a. “The Beach Hutt”.  So how about we take a look inside?! In less than a year, model, media personality, and former magazine editor of  The Australian Women’s Weekly, Deborah Hutton developed “The Beach Hutt” home of her dreams. Deborah’s meticulous eye for detail is on full display in her double storey home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.…

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Beautiful products, clever creatives and a first look at the new trends? It’s all happening this weekend at the AGHA Sydney Gift Fair! The AGHA Sydney Gift Fair is billed as Australia’s largest industry-led retail trade exhibition and it returns to Sydney Olympic Park 23rd to 26th February with an absolute blockbuster line up. With tens of thousands of products to explore, thousands of retailers, stylists and professionals in attendance, a new addition of 13 key retail product categories (including smart living, home and interiors, entertaining and dining, outdoor living and more) AND workshops and events… I don’t blame you if you…

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Do you ever find yourself wondering how on earth that bedroom in the magazine just looks so… good?! And then you compare your own bedroom and think… “where the hell have I gone wrong?!” I hear you! But sometimes just a few small upgrades to your bedroom are all that you need to transform the space and make it worthy of any magazine shoot. Bed styling is an art unto itself – so today I’m sharing 3 simple ways to turn your bedroom from mediocre to marvellous! So let’s dig in… 1. Super King Quilt Covers If there was a…

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Today, we are joined by Melbourne-based “super declutterer” and thrifty decorator Alexandra Ganipeau of The Roaming Atelier. Through working with her clients to sort and style their homes, along with her long-held love of all things vintage, Alexandra has learnt where to source incredible pieces, full of character, that are easy on the wallet. So let’s hear her top five tips for turning what is often another person’s junk into our idea of treasure! In my line of work, I have visited more homes than I can remember and always, the ones that seem to stand out are ones in which I…

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A mum and daughter duo who “always dreamed of flipping houses” have created every woman’s fantasy getaway. It’s a pink bungalow filled to the brim with features to make you go “wow” – and today, we’re having a tour! Brisbane-based interior designer Nicola Ramsey of She Creates Co “flipped” her first home on a budget a few years ago. And with that, the renovation bug took hold. However, it wasn’t until the recent arrival of Nicola’s daughter Indigo, that the next project was born. With Nicola’s mum, Liz, frequently flying back and forth from Sydney to spend time with her granddaughter,…

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Australian wedding and brand photographer Monika Berry is one of those people who just feels good to be around. She describes herself as an introvert: I describe her as having an incredibly grounded, sage and present energy. Today, we’re visiting Mon inside her Bellarine home, which she shares with her husband, two young children and pup. Originally offering graphic design services to clients, Monika Berry now focusses solely on her photography work. Mon has built up years of experience shooting content and campaigns for brands and businesswomen including Sophie Cachia, Renée Enright, Emma Hawkins and Sally Bloomfield and she is…

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Today, we’re going inside the resort style home of Tanya Harrison, the woman behind the new online homewares brand, Raja Home. Tanya and I recently crossed paths, and when I looked at her Instagram and saw the photo of her daughter’s jungle themed room, I knew it had to be on getinmyhome! Tanya Harrison is someone you’d describe as a “doer”. Going on maternity leave, about to welcome a third child, isn’t the typical time most people would launch a business… But at 38 weeks pregnant, Tanya’s first shipment of products arrived and her dream to run an online destination for…

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Step inside the home studio of the Sunshine Coast based designer and hand-letter and watercolour artist Cass Deller. Cass Deller describes her style as coastal, fun and feminine – which is exactly the vibe both her design work and her studio emanate in a highly covetable way. Let’s take a look! I first met Cass at a business retreat in the Byron Bay hinterland 18 months ago now. I had already been told by our mutual friend that she thought I’d love Cass – and she wasn’t wrong! It’s hard not to be drawn to Cass’s warm, positive and uplifting energy. She’s…

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With my living conditions moving from 2 bedrooms to 4 over the next year as we build our own home, I’m really started to wonder how I can make four different beds look unique and stylish in themselves but effortlessly timeless at the same time. Is it doable I ask?! So I partnered up with family owned Australian company Manchester Collection, which offers quilt covers online, to research different bedlinen styles that are in style now but will equally stand the test of time. I of course wanted to share these  aesthetics with you – so let’s take a look! Featured above is…

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Don’t you love hearing the stories behind the success (whatever that word means!)? And being exposed to new minds and mediums? Today I have all that and more in store for you. Let me introduce you to Sarah Tracton. In industry speak, she’s a “multi-disciplinary 2D and 3D artist”. To break that down a little, not only is Sarah an award-winning filmmaker, but she recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the National Art School in Sydney. It was during this course that she refined a technique of building architectural porcelain slabs from pouring wet porcelain slip onto a…

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Family, food and fun: the three key ingredients to a great Christmas! But coming in a close forth after that is the aesthetic side of things. So today, I’m talking festive styling and how to make all that FOOD look FABULOUS! I recently hosted a Festive Styling Masterclass with the one and only model turned restauranteur and former MasterChef contestant Sarah Todd. But before I dive into her tips – take a quick watch of a snippet of our evening with Metricon Homes below: Ok – let’s jump into how we can make our grazing tables look more “wow” and less like we…

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If this doesn’t make my obsession about a statement chair obvious… I don’t know what will! I’m also loving punches of colour (pink and blue of course – my two favs!) and gorgeous paper goods to help kick of 2019 in organised style! Take a look! P.S. Gorgeous header photo by kikki.k.

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Call us nosy – or simply “interested”! – but we all love to see a renovation project and hear its tales! Today I have a real treat for you: it’s the story of a 70’s house transformed into a modern Victorian Bayside home. And it’s one of my favourite interiors of the year! It’s hard to believe that the owner – Steph Hegerty – had never renovated before. But Steph and her husband had always held a passion for creating a beautiful home. Yet it wasn’t until they decided to upsize their home that a renovation seemed imminent. We knew…

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It’s tough trying to choose a vast area of our home from just a little sample. But that’s often the expectation when it comes to choosing flooring – be it carpets or timber flooring. Flooring really can change the tone of a room – not to mention make a space more liveable… or not!! So where do do focus and how to we avoid our choice going out of style as soon as it is laid? I caught up with Darren Palmer – design guru and ambassador for Carpet Court – to pick his brain about what we should be…

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With 2019 just around the corner, I wanted to share the biggest interiors trends for 2019 as predicted by Houzz, a leading platform for home renovating and design. With a community of more than 40 million unique monthly users and 2.1 million active home renovating and design professionals, Houzz has unique insights into how people are designing their homes. I don’t know about you – but I’m pretty excited to find out what’s in store in terms of design trends for 2019! These 7 looks below are expected to take centre-stage in homes this coming year! So let’s dive in……

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Have you ever had that moment when you walk into a home, and you are actually lost for words? This happened to me this week when I toured the stunning new Riviera home in Queensland’s Gold Coast. It’s Metricon’s new Signature masterpiece – which is (let’s be real!) basically my dream home (just wait til you see all those HUGE windows overlooking the water and the resort style living!). So – let me show you inside! Stylish coastal living has been elevated to a new level of sophistication at Metricon’s flagship Riviera home at Sorrento. The Signature by Metricon Riviera…

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If you might remember, my FAVOURITE of Dulux’s 2019 Colour Forecast – “Filter” – was the “Wholeself” palette. It is right up my alley with soft, light, nurturing tones. Well, Dulux has just revealed its Summer Trends palette for 2019 and it is centered around none other than this very palette. I’m in love with it – let’s see if you are too! This summer, interiors will embrace the idea of soft minimalism, with palettes featuring gentle, nurturing colours, contrasting textures and dustings of mint and lemon coming to the fore. And I’m not complaining. These are the perfect tones to…

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Tiles aren’t something I always get excited about, particularly the same old white subway tiles we’ve seen for years now. But today is an exception because National Tiles has just launched a collaboration with Grand Designs and the result is the most GORGEOUS tiles I’ve come across in a long time. And they are refreshingly different designs. Just wait til you see!! In a first for the tile industry, National Tiles has collaborated with one of the most trusted home design brands Grand Designs to release a specially curated tile collection – The Grand Designs Capsule Collection for National Tiles. This…

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It’s always exciting to see inside a brand new architecture-designed build, and today’s feature not only sold out within three weeks, but has won multiple awards. With ANGLE, ICD Property and Buxton Group behind the development, and Stokes Architects and Studio You Me leading the design, the sell-out Maple apartments here in Melbourne struck a chord with millennials, thanks to their minimalistic and Scandinavian-inspired design. Taking its name from the maple tree on level three, the vision of Maple apartments was to appeal to owner-occupiers looking to move closer to the city and to the bustling – and leafy – suburb of…

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Two besties on a mission to bring about change are creating a business full of beauty. Today, I’m bringing you the story of Willie Weston: a social enterprise that works with Indigenous artists to create the most beautiful collections of fabrics and wallpapers, printed to order right here in Australia. Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti have many things in common. For starters, they both have a Masters degrees in Art Curatorship to their name and have held positions in the visual arts space – Laetitia working in contemporary Australian (non-Indigenous) art, and Jess spending time working with remote Indigenous artists and art centres in…

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I’ll start today’s feature with full disclosure: the wonderful woman behind Trentham accommodation Acre of Roses is a client of mine in my marketing membership community The Modern Marketing Collective – and through that a friend. But more than that, Sandy McKinley is a creative genius. Sandy and her partner Rob have meticulously transformed their 1860’s miner’s cottage into a luxurious wellness accommodation in Trentham, bee-friendly rose farm, and event venue known under the umbrella name of Acre of Roses. This is exactly the type of place I feature here on getinmyhome, as Acre of Roses has been created with creative abundance,…

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This week is the biggest of the year for Channel 9’s hit renovation show The Block: it’s auction week! I can’t tell you how nervous I get for the contestants as they see out those excruciating minutes of live auction for the homes they have worked around the clock on over the past months. Ahead of the auction of The Block 2018  (aka “The Gatwick”) apartments this weekend, the contestants have revealed their Challenge Kitchen, designed by couple Hans and Courtney. It’s a modern design that showcases the new trend in residential kitchens of a more industrial, cafe-inspired design. The…

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It was only a few days ago that I wrote about wellness becoming part of our work culture. But how about wellness when it comes to our time away? Many of us seek to slow down and indulge when we are on holidays – but more than ever, we seek to give back to our bodies and souls in the form of wellness activities. Victoria’s Point Lonsdale has long been a destination for R&R, but the newly imagined accommodation and spa offering – Lon Retreat – takes this getaway experience up a notch. Lon Retreat is nestled on a 200…

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