Clair Wayman and Curio & Curio

I love discovering creative and inspirational people, especially when some of that creativity produces amazing homewares. Clair Wayman is a perfect example. After working for 15 years in the magazine industry as an interior stylist, she decided it was time to try something new, so she and her partner Nick set up a little print making studio. They now run a boutique in Melbourne called Curio & Curio selling their own hand printed homewares and clothing, as well as other gorgeous pieces.

Clair's first love is styling, which she still finds time to do. She also offers a decorating service from the shop, visiting people's homes and giving them ideas on re-designing their space. These are just a few examples of her work, you can see more on her website and Facebook page.

The Home of Jaimi Brooks

You've got to love the Glitter Guide, which provides a healthy dose of glitz and glamour, from fashion to fitness, and lots of chic lifestyle tidbits. That's where I came across this gorgeous home in Palm Springs belonging to Jaimi Brooks. Jaimi is the founder of
Fiore Beauty, an agency that provides regular girls with the same level of beauty service that the celebrities get - makeup artists, hair stylists, nail experts and massage therapists.

Beauty is not just something she deals with at work, her home is a glamorous haven. With a pretty colour palette of creams and golds, and the occasional splash of bright yellow or orange, it has a relaxed yet opulent vibe. My favourite things have to be the gold splattered cowhide under her table, and the upcycled heart light, which I am fiercely in love with!

Bloomin' Marvelous!

I came across a website last week that I just had to share with you. Bloomingville was founded in Denmark in 2000, they create, discover and collect beautiful objects for the home and garden - sounds like my kind of business! From a modest beginning with only two employees, they have now grown into a highly successful business with a team of 40 employees and 40 agents throughout Europe.

I downloaded their latest catalogue, and I honestly think we need a Bloomingville here in New Zealand! There is so much in that catalogue that I want, I love their lights, the baskets, their vases, particularly the touches of gold. This is just a taste of what they offer...