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.

I’ll admit – it is a little scary that is was a YEAR ago that I first came across and shared Melbourne’s only independent ceramics market: The Melbourne Ceramics Market. How time flies! So I am excited to share that this event is back for 2018! Building on the success of last year’s events, the Melbourne Ceramics Market returns for another summer market that is sure to excite ceramic enthusiasts and homewares lovers alike. On Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th November, a highly curated collection of more than 45 emerging and established ceramic makers with gather in Fiveasy Upstairs in Collingwood. MCM 2018…

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Don’t you love it when you make new discoveries? This gorgeous Melbourne designed and made bedlinen is far from new to me – I discovered Feliz several years ago at the fab Finders Keepers market in Melbourne. But I have just learnt that the word “Feliz” is Spanish for “happy”. There couldn’t be a more fitting name for this colourful and fun linen range – it really does put a smile on the face. Friends and mums Jane and Mel started their their textile design and production business – Feliz – about five years ago now. I’m a big fan…

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They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. In a similar manner, I believe you can’t judge a home without first being IN it. This was certainly the case when I toured The Block 2018 “The Gatwick” this week. Buckle in for the surprises and my top picks as I give you a run down of my preview! The Block dominates ratings, and for good reason: Australians love to renovate. It’s a case of the chicken and the egg: did the renovation craze spur on The Block – or was it the other way around? I have an…

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Have you ever wished you could see inside the homes of the leading style-setters? Wouldn’t it be fascinating to see the design decisions that they make and the risks they take? Well wish no longer because today I am taking you inside the masterpiece that is home to Bear Agushi – a builder and developer and the Director of AGUSHI Construction. A triumph in scale, form, space and materials, ‘Huntingtower’ is a luxury three-storey, four-bedroom bespoke mansion strikingly positioned in Melbourne’s leafy suburb of Armadale. This home defies space and time with glass rooms, a sculptural folded plate, steel staircase and sunken…

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Workplace wellness is nothing new. But the expression of it is becoming more pronounced and sprouting new collaborations. Once such partnership is between Australian furniture, design and lifestyle brand Koskela and major bank Westpac. On the community hub floor of Westpac’s recently refurbished Kent Street headquarters in Sydney is a unique Indigenous art installation that took many hands and minds to bring together. Enter the Kent Street Sydney branch and you won’t be able to miss three immense woven structures known as Reflection Pods – the largest spanning more than three metres. Each is suspended over an alcove, creating quiet sanctuaries within…

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The Hamptons-inspired look is one of the most popular when it comes to interiors here in Australia for a reason: the natural materials, neutral colours and open plan living style works perfectly for our coastal and further inland regions alike. Today, I’m taking you inside a gorgeous home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches – in North Balgowlah to be exact – which exudes the Hamptons coastal style combined with a quintessentially modern Australian aesthetic. Homeowner Elizabeth Webb, along with Beaches Building and architect Adam Pressley from All Australian Architecture, were challenged to create a five-bedroom family home within a narrow property…

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Pooches deserve to snooze in style right? Well that’s the idea behind Koskela’s “Baba Tree” pet beds. These handwoven baskets are one of a kind and are made from natural fibres. But you know what I love the best? The fact that by purchasing a Baba Tree basket, you are empowering a community. Let me explain… Australia’s Koskela is a furniture, design and lifestyle brand that champions social enterprise. Founded by partners Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky in 2000, the company now sells Australia’s largest range of Australian made and ethically produced homewares, furniture, lighting, art and juniors. Plus, In 2017 Koskela…

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I’ll be the first to admit that blinds aren’t something that typically get me excited. Kitchen benches? Yes! Choosing furniture? Absolutely! Blinds? Not so much. However, three friends – Cameron West, Pete Watkins and Richard Macalister –  are on a mission to change that, with the launch of their company Blinds in Print. With backgrounds in digital media, business operations, and the textiles industry respectively, the trio saw an opportunity to turn blinds into a feature of the home – rather than an afterthought. Richard is a stalwart of the blinds industry, having been in it for 30 years. With experience…

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Sometimes I feel as though I am part of a secret club. My friends and I nod in approval after we have been in each other’s bathrooms. When my hand goes up to reach that bottle from the supermarket shelf in unison with my fellow shopper – we share a knowing look. That’s because we are part of the unofficial “Thankyou” fan club – and we feel such loyalty to this brand that we wouldn’t consider buying anything else. In case you somehow haven’t heard of Thankyou – it’s an Australian-born water, body care and baby social enterprise, that gives…

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Colour has a way of affecting our mood – while also reflecting society. And that is exactly what underpins the annual colour trend forecast by paint brand Dulux. Last week, I attended a beautiful breakfast to mark the launch of the 2019 Dulux Colour Forecast. We were taken on a journey through Dulux Colour Expert, Andrea Lucena-Orr, and Stylist Bree Leech’s global exploration of the “new” colour palettes.  They carefully curated their findings into the 2019 Colour Forecast of “Filter”, which comes from the reality of modern life, full of notifications and noise. It’s a backlash against both busyness and conformity, made up…

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They say kitchens sell homes – and that would have to be the case with this new Townsville home. The incredible open plan kitchen-living-dining space captures the iconic North Queensland sun in a way that fills the home with light, while feeling modern, calm and cool. Let’s step inside to see more! Ethos Interiors partnered with Hewitson Homes to create this display home, with a mission to showcase a design that was unique to Townsville. As designer Anna Williams of Ethos Interiors explains: Townsville has a reputation of being too regional to be stylish, and we wanted to show that how…

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Wellness studios are taking urban cities by storm. The latest – and beautiful – addition to Melbourne is Armadale’s Willow Urban Retreat. Today, we’re going inside this curated space to uncover just what makes it a “transformative wellness experience”. Willow Urban Retreat is a day spa, a yoga studio, a massage space, and a wholefoods cafe. The interiors of these two double storey heritage buildings have a serene, spacious, calm and minimalist appeal. Behind the concept were the talented team at Meme Design, who say their process was about exploring how they could: Actively contribute to human health, performance and…

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You would know by now that I can’t go past a beautiful accommodation! We’ve covered The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, Dandenong Ranges’ Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat, Bouddi Peninsula’s Pretty Beach House and many more gorgeous getaways across Australia here on the blog. But today’s featured accommodation is unique in itself. When I first saw Soul of Gerringong, with its classic coastal style and authentic charm, I knew I had to feature it! This boutique accommodation, located on the south coast of New South Wales, is a dream getaway and was built and designed by husband and wife duo, Ben and Simone Mathews from BAM Constructions Group…

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One of Australia’s most-loved events is back for its 2018 edition chock full of immersive experiences for us interiors lovers… I am of course talking about Decor + Design Melbourne. Now in its 15th year, Decor + Design is Australia’s leading interiors trade show, featuring an impressive line up of designers, speakers, events and experiences. So pop the 19th to 22nd July in your diary and come along to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre to explore furniture, homewares, lighting, decor, artwork and more at Decor + Design 2018…. a.k.a. interiors heaven!! I’ve rounded up my top five “must see” items at…

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Today I’m speaking with two artists creating the most STUNNING of work: absolutely beautiful photographic art prints of floral arrangements. Only one year since starting, and they’ve exhibited in Venice, while selling out of many limited edition prints.  Runa Kuru (who is originally from Iceland) and Holly Tong (from New Zealand) became close friends while waitressing together in 2002. Now, 16 years on (and six children later!), they live in the sun-drenched, seaside town of Gisborne, New Zealand and have joined forces to produce a collection of artistic floral photography. Runa is a photographer focusing on family shots, while Holly is a…

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Come inside The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa with me. I don’t know whether it’s this cold Melbourne weather or the fact that my last holiday feels too long ago, but I’m craving a little trip up North, and I’ve found the dream accommodation! The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa looks absolutely stunning. Nestled in 45 acre subtropical rainforest while still being close to the beach, this resort not only has an enviable location, but also a host of luxurious facilities on site. The raised infinity pool spills over views of the rainforest, while in the restaurant, Executive…

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My partner and I spent our Saturday looking around show homes, with the design of our new home taking formation. It was so fun to see different options ‘in real life’, like kitchen configurations, upstairs retreat options, staircase designs, lighting effects and more! If you’re also a show home lover, or are planning on building your own home, today’s post will be a helpful one for you! My friends over at Metricon have just released their latest design: the Hampshire 54. Its focus is on space, functionality and new age living, and it’s actually the first new display home that Metricon…

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With a chill in the air, thoughts are naturally turning to cocooning ourselves from the outside world and enjoying the warmth and comfort of home, nurturing our personal connections. And there’s little doubt that colour is the easiest and most effective way to create the restful sanctuary that most of us crave in the cooler months. This winter, the mood is minimalist, casual, yet elegant, with a colour scheme of cool greys and warm natural tones inspired by Dulux’s Essential palette – one of the four key palettes identified in the Dulux Colour Trends 2018. Think uncomplicated design combined with pale…

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Today, I’m taking you inside a beautifully renovated Australian home, stylishly renovated by two TV stars. Kyal and Kara Demmirch are two of my favourite reality TV show stars. Rising to fame on Channel 9’s ‘The Block’, I love this couple for their laid back, hard-working nature. Their latest project is a sunny, all-white coastal-style property in Long Jetty, on the New South Wales Central Coast. Influenced by the architecture of mid-century Palm Springs homes in California, this four bedroom, three bathroom Long Jetty home uses clean lines, lots of big glass windows, natural finishes and flow-on indoor/outdoor spaces. It’s a style…

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We all love to see a renovation done well. Today, I’m sharing a Sydney Northern Beaches home that was once a dated beach house, and is now a modern family home full of sunlight, natural materials and a calming vibe. After contemplating whether they should sell or renovate, Nikki and Adam Yazxhi, decided to stay in the house that they purchased 15 years previously, and create their dream family home. “With the boys being 11 and 14 we were at a crossroads on whether to sell and buy something bigger, or stay and renovate to make the house work better,”…

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Does a weekend away in the Dandenong Ranges, surrounded by nature in a private retreat sound like the perfect escape to anyone else? Let me introduce you to the newest accommodation offering in the region that has bucketloads of character and style: Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat in Emerald. Sitting on a 40-acre property, the unique Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat opened just this year. Stay there, and you’ll experience a night in your own straw-bale Yurt, which overlooks the Warburton Ranges.  It’s a true ‘glamping’ experience: no drop toilets here! An outdoor kitchen, and toilet and shower facilities will keep those of us (like me!) who enjoy…

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I think almost all of us have heard of the mighty talented sisters Emma and Victoria of The Beach People. But have you ever stopped to wonder how on earth they manage to run their extraordinary successful success while also being mums, daughters, sisters, friends, wives… and finding time for themselves in that all? Today, I’m speaking with this dynamic duo to find out how. Emma and Victoria might be best known for their ‘Roundie’ towel: they sold more than 100,000 of these during the summer of 2016. But where did this all begin? The sisters live in the beachside town of…

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Today, I’m speaking with a talented Melbourne-based creative, who not only lays claim to what I think is the best surname (!), but also a business founded on sustainable design. Meet Bianca Vallentine of The Vallentine Project. After studying fashion and textile design, something about the industry didn’t sit right with Bianca Vallentine.Seeing the disposable nature of fashion as trends cycled through each season, Bianca was determined to put her skills towards longer-lasting creations. This saw the launch of The Vallentine Project in 2004, which has organically morphed and flowed over the years from a fashion label to the current incarnation: hand…

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I have long been a fan of klaylife, and in fact I told their story about how this brand came to be here. Join me as I take a look at klaylife’s latest collection. klaylife is a brand that is about more than just the products it sells. Each bead used in its gorgeous chandeliers are formed using raw clay local to the small South African community who makes them. The clay is rolled by hand before being sun-dried, kiln-fired and dip-dyed, then masterfully strung in their hundreds onto their special iron frames to create those signature chandeliers. It’s a process that…

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A contemporary, designer interior paired with relaxed fine dining and a chocolate factory… I explore the irresistible Mitchelton Hotel and Spa. When a venue’s chocolate cafe and house-made wine are simply bonuses, you know you have found somewhere special. The new, boutique hotel developed at Mitchelton Winery in the Goulbourn Valley is tasteful, contemporary and utterly luxurious. The original turreted building dates back to to the mid 60s, designed by famed architect Robin Boyd, while the new addition is unapologetically modern: a clean-edged, box-style design. It nestles into the plot and the glass front reflects its bushland surrounds. The venue…

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Find out about my experience with SIMBA Australia, and make the most of a special discount code for you! Just recently, my partner and I had his parents to stay for a night. And nope – there are no in-law jokes or digs here – I’m lucky that I get along with them really well! However, unfortunately, this particular visit saw us end up with a not-so-happy father-in-law. He woke up the next day barely able to walk: sleeping on my old mattress had thrown his back out. And he had a seven hour drive to get home. You can imagine…

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