So, we decided it was about time we introduced you to a few of our friends. We are lucky enough to work alongside a bevvy of talented and inspiring people in this industry and some have become real pals.
We chat to them about all things interiors, find out more about what inspires their respective signature style's, and how they would work their favourite pieces from our collection into their own homes.
Kimmy x Koto
Its safe to say that as an artist, and all round amazing person we love our friend Kimmy Hogan. We have been proud stockists of her stunning floral prints for over 4 years, constantly inspiring us, we love every new release of works as much as the last.
'I have been waiting for a long time to upgrade our drawers in our bedroom and I was super excited to find this piece at Life Interiors. The timber is the perfect colour and adds warmth to our space, and the little round legs and drawer knobs made it extra cute and special. It has really transformed our space...'
A Kimmy Mood
We wanted the full Kimmy & Koto experience, so asked her to let us know what goodies from our range she would pair with her new drawers. The result; natural tones and bohemian leanings with some great picks from some fellow Australian designers Bonnie & Neil, Middle of Nowhere and Sarah Ellison.
We picked Kimmy's brain for some insight into her creative journey and personal style, including why she chose Koto for her home. Read our full chat on the journal now...
Jono x Jasper
The definition of 'get you a man that can do both', our mate Jono Fleming can throw together a space as well as he can a home cooked meal and for that he will always have our admiration. We asked him to choose his favourite product from our new collection, and also gave him the third degree on what tickles his design pickle.
'I needed something practical for the farm house. With a larger living space, I wanted chairs that would swivel and create different conversation areas easily without having to drag them around, and look amazing. Beautiful modern swivel chairs can be hard to come by but the Jasper chairs were perfect! The bold blue colour sits perfectly with the deep navy wall of the space and compliments the beautiful natural stone fireplace. Cosy, comfortable and functional, tick tick tick!'
A JONO MOOD
'My personal style, I describe myself as being a ‘curated maximalist’. I’m a big fan of creating layers and depth in a home through colour, texture and pattern. I’ve tried minimalism and failed miserably, but I find the challenge of using objects and furniture to create a layered room really fun. It’s not about filling a space with ’stuff’ it’s about making a space feel unique, interesting and personal.'
Find out more about Jono's interior journey on the journal...
Citizens of Style x Ipanema
The dynamic duo that is stylist Tahnee Carroll and photographer Lynden Foss, are the content creators and super humans behind Citizens Of Style. Long time collaborators and firm friends of ours, they welcomed us into their homes to show us how they would style our Ipanema range.
'I chose the Ipanama sideboard, as we don’t have very much storage in our home and desperately needed a place to hide my breakables from our daughter. The Ipanema fit so perfectly amongst my existing furniture, we have a lot of vintage and handmade pieces and the shape and tones complemented the look perfectly.'
'I picked the Ipanema TV unit and coffee table because our original coffee table was too big for the space and our TV was on a sideboard and just sat too high up; we needed something low that also hid all our electrical cords from a curious toddler. Our home has a coastal feel to it and the oak slatted timber really accentuated the style of the space.'
A TAHNEE MOOD
Hardworking, super stylist and total babe Tahnee's newly renovated home. We love the eclectic signature style she brings to all our shoots together, and her home is no exception. Our Ipanema Sideboard looks like it was made for her bright and airy living room, and to go with that beautiful vintage sofa.
We asked her to pick her favourite pieces from our range that she would style alongside Ipanema....
A LYNDEN MOOD
We get a sneak peek into Lynden's Byron home he shares with his beautiful wife Tess and adorable baby Birdie. Our favourite photographer and downright good guy, his airy beach side place is cool, calm and kid friendly, our curved edged Ipanema TV Unit and Ipanema Coffee Table fit right. Get the Lynden look and shop his favourite pieces from the rest of our collection.
Read the rest of our convo about what inspires them to do what they do so well.
Julia x Koto
We were over the moon when super style guru Julia Green said yes to being an offical bff! One of our absolute favourite creatives in the industry, she is the queen of colour, her personality infectious and her style vibrant, and above all she is the ultimate boss lady!
We love everything you Julia does, amd are thrilled she used our products in your son's room makeover. The Koto Chest of drawers and Riley Bedside Table looking the coolest they've ever looked against the most brilliant shade of blue...
'Over covid, for the first time I had the luxury of some time within my own four walls. I realised my teenage son's room was very outdated, impractical, and needed attention. I chose the Koto drawers for the streamlined and timeless appeal, knowing they were the kind of investment that he could well take with him when he moves out of home (like in 50 years)...'
A JULIA MOOD
'I am known for colour predominantly. and my sense of style is unpretentious and never related to how much money an item costs but rather the emotion if conjures and captures. Styling, to me, is the art of visual storytelling, of putting things together that matter to the individual.'