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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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Why the knot cushion is a great seasonal update for your home

Based on traditional nautical knot designs, the knot cushion is a rising interior trend and a great way to give your décor an instant update.

Grey Knot Cushion

Our knot cushions come in a range of gorgeous colours and are lovingly handmade in Melbourne. Plump, cushy and comfortable, these cushions are based on sculptural form rather than pattern for their impact. Pile them up on a sofa or add one to a bed among a nest of other playful cushions for a great effect.

Create a graphic monotone scheme with black, grey and white knot cushions, add a playful pile of knot cushions in pastel, gelato tones of pink and blue or use powder blue and white knot cushions to give the effect of a sky full of fluffy clouds.

The tactile and playful knot cushion began when Icelandic designer Ragnheiður Ösps Sigurðardóttir was experimenting to find the best way to make legs for stuffed teddy bears. Suddenly, she had a flash of inspiration and started tying the knitted tubes she was working with into knots.

She says of her sculptural design: “I like that when you take a first look at the cushion you might not really know what it is, and perhaps that is what draws you closer. I have always been attracted to strange and unique things. I try to create unusual designs; products that are unpredictable and make people curious. As a child I was in the Scouts and I was very good at doing knots!”

The knot cushion is inspired by the Turk’s head knot, formed from interwoven strands forming a closed loop. The name comes from its resemblance to a Turkish turban. The knot is primarily used to wrap things like handles, as well as to decorate various objects and is used by Boy Scouts and Girl Guides around the globe as a neckerchief tie called a woggle.

You don’t need your Scout badge, however, to decorate with knot cushions around your home. Just choose from our gorgeous selection and place them around your home wherever they will make you smile!



Grey Knot Cushion White Knot Cushion Charcoal Knot Cushion
Grey Knot Cushion
White Knot Cushion
Charcoal Knot Cushion
Light Blue Knot Cushion Light Pink Knot Cushion
Light Blue Knot Cushion
Light Pink Knot Cushion
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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.