Cabana Jo's in Berry, NSW South Coast

The yellow shop called 'Cabana Jo's' is found off the main street of Berry very near The Tea Shop and Art House Berry - Shop 1, 68 Albert Street. There seems to be a common theme of our favourite shops being layered with finds!

Jo has had her business for over 10 years and has a good eye for trends and the unusual in homewares, decorator items, lighting, candles and jewellery. The range is diverse with locally made & hand-poured soy candles from Mason & Soy to Ahoy Trader, Ourlieu, Noosa Amsterdam chunks, Bam Bam bowls, Cultiver Linen ... and so much more.    

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

The pineapple light with the pussy cat print are beautifully kitsch in a modern kinda way :)

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

Cockatoos, pineapples, crosses & vases - we love them all - can't help it!

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

Then throw in shells, palm tree cushions + some Ahoy Trader plaques .... and you've got yourself an interesting, welcoming space 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

image shot by Dwell South Coast 

I love the diverse range at Cabana Jo's ... Jo's number is 4464 3490 if you'd like to know how to get your hands on some of these trinkets and treasures.

Real or Replica?

The Wishbone Chair is a light, sculptural chair - and we love it! It comes in various colours and we have to say various prices too. This chair was originally designed for Carl Hansen and Son in 1949. The real thing costs between $1000 and $2000 depending on finishes including soap, oil, lacquer and paint. I wonder …. is there an element of flattery in being 'copied' worldwide? Does any Designer cop it on the chin and say 'oh well'

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Pictured below is the 'cheap and cheerful' option :) 

These look fabulous with your new art work, Persian carpets, bare floor boards and your credit card statement won't set the heart rate fluttering. They cost $295, won't last the distance and are not something to brag about but the bank account is left with funds for a holiday in the tropics. 

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Dwell would love the real thing BUT ….

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The Great (and colourful) Outdoors - Part 2

Here it is, as promised part two of 'The Great (and colourful) Outdoors!!!  I thought I'd start this one with an outdoor space that is a little more subdued.  Beautiful rendered grey walls are brought to life with red accents and there is a mix of different styles here, a bit of modern, a bit of traditional a just a touch of rustic.

image via Elle Decor

image via Elle Decor

Next up is a joyous almost fiesta setting.  The red is pretty full on but kept grounded with the addition of white, notice only one table has the red tablecloth, the rest are plain white and rely on flowers to add colour.  I really covet those paper buntings - they are on my must have list!

image via dailywedshare.com

image via dailywedshare.com

In the image below contrasting stripes add the interest and the stools pull the whole look together.  I love all the varying textures, it gives a really casual ambiance.  This is somewhere you could really relax, I can see myself enjoying this space with a Margarita and a good book….

image via athoughtfuleye.wordpress.com

image via athoughtfuleye.wordpress.com

I suppose you thought I was starting to tone the colour down…. WRONG!!! Check out this amazing outdoors area, the colour is amazing isn't it?  This is a really energetic colour palette, not much relaxing going on here but loads of fun, laughter and chatting.  A great area for the family to get together.  The use of white allows your eye to rest without becoming too overwhelmed.

image via nochintz.com

image via nochintz.com

A final blast of colour to finish off part two.  This really is a riot of colour and again I am loving the bunting.  Pattern is introduced with lengths of fabric draped or wrapped around foam squabs so it's not permanent.  You can change the fabric and change the theme.  I hope you've become inspired to try a little colour outdoors!

image via katyelliot.com

image via katyelliot.com

Il Locale on Queen

Well done to Damien and Josie of Il Locale!

114 Queen Street, Berry is the home to the best coffee made from locally grown beans and also home to the best Gelato produced nearby at The Pines Dairy

 

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We just can't help loving the fabulous art work on the walls of Il Locale by Becky Guggisberg

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What's your poison? lemon + ginger, strawberry, pistachio, cookies + fig?

oh so many choices + open 7 days - woo hoo to Il Locale Gelato

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