In the market to splurge, or looking for a steal? It’s your call with these cool homewares.
To splurge or not, you decide.
Trend: Simple white faces with copper finishes work well with grey-based tones, neutrals and pastels. Stylish and portable.
Try it: The raw, metallic look suits an industrial interior. Both have adjustable stands and three speeds for total control.
Colour: Though pale in colour, these sky-blue designs are surprisingly robust. Different feet radically change the look.
Decorate: Pictures are important but frames call the shots. Put a traditional image in the marble design and a graphic pic in the other.
Classic: Flashy models make way for old-style blenders in soothing tones of cream. Perfect for cosy, contemporary or country kitchens.
BLUE PATTERNED TILES
Trend: Graphic Spanish and Italian prints were the inspiration here. The plywood tiles can be glued straight onto your wall – DIY heaven!
Shape: Gaining traction are solid-back chairs in walnut, ash or oak. Tapered legs and upholstered seats make them super comfortable.
Decorate: Keep candles protected all year round in stainless-steel and glass designs. Rest the square bases on a flat surface or suspend.
Try it: Great for relaxed spaces, footstools in neutral tones with wooden legs can double as extra seats or tray-topped tables.
BLACK KITCHEN TAPS
Trend: Create impact in a white kitchen with black accessories. Or place in a dark room so the tap “disappears” and makes the sink the star.
Taste it: Tea is more popular than ever. Embrace the revolution with a see-through pot for the loose leaves of black, green or fruit tea.
Classic: Refresh your linen with cotton towels in various shades of green. Remember to wash them in hot water before using.
Listen up: The latest generation may rock a retro look, but they offer great clarity and sound quality, are easy to use and suit any room.
Style: Awesome with black leather and brown-based accessories, these elegant, eye-catching prints will arrive ready to hang.
BOLD TEA TOWELS
Add it: Brighten up a sparse kitchen with a statement tea towel. Hang with the washing up or frame for a wall in any part of your home.
Decorate: Use as a side table or next to the bed. Heavier models are more stable; the lighter ones can be storage for throws or pillows.
BLOW OUT Goldair 40cm pedestal fan in Chrome, $99, from Harvey Norman. HIGH
HIGH VELOCITY Moretti 40cm pedestal fan with remote control, $59.98, from Bunnings. LOW
TIME TRAVELLER Copper-coloured alarm clock, $7, from Kmart. LOW
ULTRA QUIET Karlsson tabletop copper alarm clock, $36.99, from Yellow Octopus. HIGH
NATURAL LEGS Docklands 2-seat sofa in Sky Harbour, $799, from Freedom. HIGH
SILVER FEET Quebec 2-seat sofa in Sky, $499, from Fantastic Furniture. LOW
BLACK BORDER CO: Home “Silana” frame, $19.95, from Cotton On. HIGH
MARBLE MAT Blake photo frame,
$14.95, from Emporium Home. LOW
STACKABLE Naida fabric dining chair, $109, from Lounge Lovers. LOW
SOLID ASH FRAME Potter upholstered dining chair, $299, from Life Interiors. HIGH
SPEED DEMON Smeg BLFO1CRAU 50s-style blender in Cream, $299, from Myer. HIGH
SMOOTH OPERATOR KitchenAid KSB560 blender in Almond Cream, $229, from House. LOW
CANDLE READY Malta lantern, $44, from Pottery Barn. LOW
BURNING BRIGHT Morgan & Finch lantern, small, $69.95, from Bed Bath N’ Table. HIGH
GROUT FREE Laguna plywood tile in Blue, 39.5cm, $29, from Bonnie and Neil. HIGH
FOUR IN ONE Maiolica Mix Naturale tile in Blue Mix of 4, $185 a sq m, from Di Lorenzo. LOW
FIVE-STAR RATED Caroma “Liano” Nexus mixer in Black, $374, from Bunnings. HIGH
EGYPTIAN COTTON Home Republic “Flinders” bath towel in Peppermint, $39.95, from Adairs. HIGH
RAFFIA WEAVE LS Collections “Sawit” round stool, $319, from Zanui. HIGH
NO-FUSS POT Glass teapot with infuser, 1.2L, $10, from Kmart. LOW
FABRIC & FOAM Living Space “Willow” footstool,
$69, from Spotlight. LOW
SOFT OPTION Grandeur bath sheet in Mint, $12, from Target. LOW
LIQUID GOLD Riklig teapot, 1.2L, $14.99, from Ikea. HIGH
BRUSHED METAL Bosjön kitchen mixer tap in Black, $249, from Ikea. LOW
Ruark R1 digital radio with Bluetooth in Rich Walnut, $449, from Synergy Audio Visual. HIGH
LUXE LINEN My Wooden Heart Cockatoo linen tea towel, $29, from Hard to Find. LOW
LOW OUT OF AFRICA Portrait 1 framed print, 85cm x 114cm, $349, from Lounge Lovers.
LIMITED EDITION Vegemite linen tea towel, $69, from Castle. HIGH
MARBLE TOP Harper marble side table, 40cm x 46cm, $267, from Matt Blatt. HIGH
TRIBAL VIBE Element Turkana framed print, 84cm x 84cm, $510, from Urban Road. HIGH
LOW EASY LIFT Kvistbro storage
table, 44cm x 42cm, $29.99, from Ikea.
VINTAGE VIBE Model One radio in Classic Walnut, $299, from Tivoli Audio. LOW