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Willow Style Co: Home of @basicblackandwhite

Willow from @basicblackandwhite styles our swiss cross cushion cover and black turkish towel.

Willow is the ultra loveable mastermind behind Instagram account @basicblackandwhite. Willow’s feed is full of the most divine monochrome inspiration all styled in her very own home!

Willow from @basicblackandwhite styles our swiss cross cushion cover and black turkish towel.

How would you describe your style?

My style is Scandi-inspired, monochrome, minimalistic with very clean lines throughout my home. I believe that less is ALWAYS more when styling my home.

Where do you look to for your inspiration?

I am a mom of three littles, so although I’d love to venture out to local shops, it’s nearly impossible (I have tried!) We are building our dream home soon, so I am always looking to be inspired by interior design and style. My favorite blogs are The Design Chaser, Stylizimoblog and Decordots. I’m also a Pinterest and Instagram fanatic. I love finding new accounts/pages and gleaning ideas off of them, but when I style, I always make it my own. When my followers send me a note saying they used one of my pics for style inspiration, it encourages me to keep going. I love to inspire and be inspired by so many talented people out there.

What are your top three possessions in your home?

My top three possessions are my white Hemishere side table (you’ll see it in 90% of my pictures)! My Eames rocking chair and my dark-stone jute area rug. All of them photograph beautifully and they are so well-made.

Hemishere side table, Eames rocking chair and dark-stone jute area rug

What is your next must-have purchase for your home?

My next purchase is the HAY Design loop stand dining table. I absolutely love the geometric lines. The only problem is is that I can’t decide between black or white. Maybe I need both?! 😁

HAY Design loop stand dining table

We know you love your Turkish Towels! What are your top tips for styling them?

I was blown away when I received my Turkish towels. I wasn’t expecting them to be such a generous size…and on top of that, they are soft and beautifully made. They are one of those things that can be styled in so many ways. They are such a versatile piece in any home, with any style aesthetic. I’ve used them as tea towels on my table, as throw blankets on my couch and as a light summer blanket for my 1.5 year old daughter. My whole family loves them. They’ll always be styled in my home. I’m a big fan!

“When I’m not blogging I’m…..”

I am on Instagram A LOT. The friendships I’ve made have been such a huge blessing to me. I’m very grateful. When I’m not instagramming, I’m hanging with my kids outdoors. We live in a beautiful state and the summers are divine and very HOT! We are very active and love to swim and ski. I’m also a marathon runner, so I’m training outside, quite a bit!

Favourite places to hangout?

The District Coffeehouse, Java Hyde Park, Goldy’s Corner, Goodys Soda Fountain and Candy Store, Boise Frye Company, Idaho Running Company, H&M.



Black Turkish Towel Black Swiss Cross Cushion GREY TURKISH TOWEL
Black Turkish Towel
Black & White Swiss Cross Cushion
Grey Turkish Towel

For more divine inspiration, check out Willows Instagram or Blog.

All images in this post are property of Willow @Basicblackandwhite.

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My Fabulous Design: For all things Scandinavian

My Fabulous Design | Scandinavian Minimalist Style

When it comes to simplistic Scandinavian inspiration – Suzanne is our go-to woman. Just take a look at her Instagram (@myfabulousdesign) and you will be lusting over everything!

We were delighted to invite Suzanne, creator of My Fabulous Design to share insights into her design inspo and day to day life in Sydney.

My Fabulous Design

How would you describe your style?

My decorating stye is a ever-changing combination of Scandi-inspired, monochrome and minimalist design with the odd vintage piece – but always, always, with a pop of colour!

Where do you look to for your inspiration?

My main inspiration sources are Pinterest (I could spend hours scrolling through!) and magazines (such as Cereal, Real Living, Fete and Inside Out). For blogs I love following The Design Chaser, The Design Files and The Stylist Splash.

What are your top three possessions in your home?

My top three would have to be my Bernabeifreedman light shade, my vintage sideboard that I have painted white and my vintage timber rocking horse from when I was a child!

What is your next must-have purchase for your home?
I am currently wanting to re-do my kitchen and the floorboards in my home, so they are definitely top of the list! I’d also love to add a new rug to my lounge room.

We know you love your Moroccan Pouf’s! What are your top tips for styling them?
Moroccan Poufs are a fabulous addition to any home. They can be moved around anywhere in the house – it is one of my most versatile pieces! I also like to use them as makeshift tables and spaces to sit. They look great anywhere and I currently have a black and white throw on top of my white Moroccan Pouf in my living room, which looks fab! They are a style piece on their own.

“When I’m not blogging I’m…..”
My day-to-day job is a stay at home mum! I also keep busy as a freelance stylist and creative consultant, as well as blogging and Instagramming at @myfabulousdesign.

Favourite places in Sydney? 

There are too many to list! Cafe wise I love Bread and Circus, The Boathouse and Porch and Parlour. For shopping, I usually head to Koskela, IKEA, Cult Design and The Minimalist. For children clothes and homewares, I love browsing through My Messy Room. When I want to relax, my go-to’s are Icebergs Terrace at Bondi, or Fish and Chips at Watson’s Bay.

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Vintage Movement: A blog about cooking, collecting & crafting

Who doesn’t love a good new blog to check out? Vintage Movement is packed full of of inspiration for a stylish home, happy tummy and busy crafting. We were delighted to invite the talent behind the blog, Tina, to tell us more about her style, inspiration and Vintage Movement.

Tina from Vintage Movement

We absolutely love your blog. Tell us more about the inspiration behind Vintage Movement.

I started Vintage Movement as a way of sharing the feel good random fun of thrifting with a dash of baking and a pinch of DIY crafting thrown in! We are in the middle of a vintage renaissance with interior decor, food and fashion embracing the past like never before and Vintage Movement is my little patch of appreciation for exactly that. I’m a bit of a shopaholic and mixing vintage decor with new is a skill handed down to me by my Mum (a semi retired Antique Dealer). It’s also a great way to add diversity and interest to your home without breaking the bank!

How would you describe your style?

This is a tricky one… ok, here it goes – Eclectic, Vintage, Boho with a new found LOVE for modern Scandinavian Monochromatic interiors!!

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Where do you look to for your inspiration?

Instagram, Instagram, Instagram as well as interior magazines, pinterest and blogs

(Make sure you check out the Vintage Movement Instagram!)

What are your top three possessions in your home?

It changes all the time but I’m currently loving my vintage Chanel No. 5 poster (below), my ever increasing Cacti collection and my 1950s concrete swan pots (below).

Chanel Poster - Vintage Movement

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What is your next must-have purchase for your home?

I’m obsessing over black and white typeface at the moment so any of the Andy Warhol Moderna Museet or Playtype typeface prints are at the top of my list wishlist… I’d also love to buy a large Beni Ourain rug which would really tie my living room look together.

We know you love your Moroccan Pouf’s! What are your top tips for styling them?

Oh my gosh they are my fave and I have my eyes set on adding a white and blush pink footstool to my collection soon!! They add beautifully to any space be it a dressing room, bedroom, nursery or in my case living room and look fabulous layered on top of rugs, beside an arm chair, set as seating around a low lying coffee table or piled up in the corner of a room. I have a vintage boucherouite rug in my living room, that is a bit too small for the space and I like using my leather poufs as anchors between my rug, the exposed floor space and furniture. (Shop the Tan Brown Morrocan Pouf here!)

Moroccan Pouf - Vintage Movement

“When I’m not blogging I’m…..”

Spending time with my very sweet husband and of late sourcing new plants and succulents for our courtyard collection – we have truly become full blown cacti nerds!

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Favourite places in Melbourne?

Breakfast – The Auction Rooms
Coffee – Axel Coffee Roasters
Dinner – Horn Please or Chin Chin
Vintage – Waverley Antique Bazaar
Relaxation – The Botanical Gardens
Cute gifts and homewares – The Woodsfolk
Dessert – Lux Bite or Burch & Purchese
Cacti and Succulents – Garden World (Collectors Corner building)
Groceries – Leos Fine Foods – I dare you not to love their Truffle brie!
Fruit and Veg – Victoria Market Organics

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