TAKE A SEAT
UNASSUMING THOUGH IT MAY SEEM, A TIMBER BENCH HAS UNTAPPED POTENTIAL TO SERVE A MULTITUDE OF PURPOSES AROUND THE HOME
Equally at home in any room, this bench seat works a treat placed in a hallway to display art and treasured belongings, providing a visual talking point when visitors pop over. Busy thoroughfare Nomi Ash long bench in Natural, $399, Country Road. Ella chaise in Light Grey with Brass legs, $1499, Life Interiors. Square corduroy cushion with insert in Olive, $115, In Bed. Interiors by Martyn Thompson book, $80, and Friends & Founders Knock Out round base table, $1650, Smith Made. Tela large tumbler in Smoke, $43, Hay. Mr Pinchy & Co sea crab in Brass, $99, Becker Minty. OPPOSITE Bench, as before. Orion 2 light pendant in Black/ Smoke, $199, Beacon Lighting. ON BENCH Female torso in White Marble, $135, The Vignette Room. Monochrome Home by Hilary Robertson book, $55, In Detail by Hans Blomquist book, $55, and Tom Dixon Plum glass serve bowl, $120, SmithMade. Marble Basics obelisk, $90, The Vignette Room. Petrified wood small object on stand, $89, West Elm. ON WALL Taubmans Endure Interior paint in Grey Mystic, $82.70. All We Ever Wanted framed artwork by Lottie Consalvo, $3200, Dominik Mersch Gallery. ON FLOOR Porcelain herringbone tiles in Bark Artica, $89 a sq m, Teranova Tiles. Mood #2 framed print,
$390, Blacklist. Vintage magazine rack or log holder in Black Metal, $295, Becker Minty. Romance Journal Issue 1 Emotions journal, $35, Bow + Arrow. Design Anthology magazine, $12.95, Beautiful Pages. Kinfolk magazines, $29.95 each, Koskela. A
1/ DECK THE HALLS an art-filled display
2/ EASY ENTERTAINER crowd-pleasing seating When you need extra seating, but don’t have room for a 13-piece dining setting, our trusty bench seat is the ultimate space-saver. Just push it under the table when not in use.
Set the mood OPPOSITE Nomi Ash long bench in Natural, $399, Country Road. Roden dining chair in Black, $260, and Curio standard table in Black
(2m), $2595, Clickon Furniture. Ethnicraft “Blackbird” open buffet sideboard, $3995, GlobeWest. ON SIDEBOARD Daydreaming painting by Antonia
Mrljak framed in Tasmanian oak, $4250, Becker Minty. Replica Flos “IC T1” low table lamp, $279, Amonson Lighting. Mid-century metal sculpture, $89,
West Elm. Wrong for Hay “Lens” medium storage box in Red, $151, Hay. Menu “Tactile” vase, $164, SmithMade. ON TABLE 100% linen large tablecloth in Stone, $205, In Bed. Dieter bathroom mirror in Black Marble, $99, Becker Minty. Kinto Acqua small vase in Clear, $39.95, Menu “Troll” vase in Smoke, $159, and Terra 10 cactus vase, $279, DEA Store. Marble bowl, $180, SmithMade. Elke Lucas large bottle vase, $55, The Plant Room. Timna Taylor small ceramic cylinder, $99, DEA Store. ON BENCH SGHR yellow glass pedestal vase, $75, DEA Store. ON WALL Taubmans Endure interior paint in Nottage Hill, $82.70 for 4L. ON FLOOR Loom Anatolian vintage floor rug (2.75m x 1.92m), $3400, Koskela. Flowers by The Make Haus. A
3/ BEDROOM ANTICS clean lines meet soft layers The raw timber bench looks right at home at the foot of this bed. Decorate with plants and trinkets or slide storage baskets underneath for your spare blankets and cushions. Feeling plush OPPOSITE Nomi Ash long bench in Natural, $399, Country Road. Molo Cloud floor and table light, $750, SeehoSu. Middle of Nowhere “Mira” leaner mirror in Coal, $450, Life Interiors. ON BED Velvet large cushion with insert, $200, and velvet small cushion with insert, $125, SmithMade. She & Her “Muse” pillowslip by Caroline Walls, $130 for set of 2, Dazed But Amazed. 100% linen pillowslip in Stone, $85 for set of 2, square tweed wool cushion with insert, $115, 100% linen duvet cover in Navy, $275 for queen, and 100% linen flat sheet in Stone, $180 for queen, In Bed. Textured linen throw in Natural, $330, SmithMade. ON BENCH Marble cylinder vase, $60, SmithMade. Carl Auböck brass sculpture, $569, DEA Store. Ad Manum small hand in Beech, $46, and Wrong for Hay “Lens” medium storage box in Red, $151, Hay. UNDER BENCH Page Thirty Three “Void” incense burner set, $149, DEA Store. Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography book, $140, SmithMade. Kinfolk magazines, $29.95 each, Koskela. ON BEDSIDE
TABLE Kinto Acqua small vase in Clear, $39.95, DEA Store. Le Feu De L’Eau candle in Bleu Nuit, $85, and D.S. & Durga Coriander fragrance, $235 for 50ml, Bow + Arrow. ON WALL Haymes Paint Interior Expressions low sheen paint in Modesty White, $74.24 for 4L. Taubmans Endure interior paint in Winter Mist, $65.80 for 4L. Seaport Of Desire framed artwork by Aaron Kinnane, $3500, Arthouse Gallery. Fogia “Archetto” shelf in Black Stained Oak, $495, Fred International. ON FLOOR Livyn Balance Click Artisan planks in Grey, $57 a sq m, Quick-Step. Loom overdyed vintage floor rug, $3135, Koskela. Flowers by The Make Haus. R
Simple, smart, stylish Country Road’s Nomi Ash bench is a compact yet versatile little number that’s as beautiful as it is practical.
Taubmans Endure Interior paint in Grey Mystic