Autumn in Coledale & Thirroul

So on a recent visit to Coledale and Thirroul on the NSW South Coast we stopped for refreshments and a spot of sourcing. The piccies below are what we saw ... but there is so much more to spy.

The first stop was at Cocoon on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coledale. It is closed monday and tuesday so avoid the disappointment and venture here on the other days or you can always phone Karen on 0411 480 365 for an appointment .  Cocoon sell the unusual, eclectic and primitive which includes furniture, gifts & recycled glass 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Retro Wombat was next on our list of places to visit ....

Their aim is to stop usable things going to land fill … and help add a bit of old world charm to your life.

If you used to love it, own it but threw it away it will probably be here ....

Visit Retro Wombat at 228 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

 

 

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Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Nest Emporium was the finale - this trip anyway!

Nest was established in 2003 by 2 sisters Donna and Angie. They have created a hub of homewares, gifts and over 10 years have designed a range of homewares exclusive to them. 

They are at 287 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul and also sell online www.nestemporium.com.au

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Image by Dwell South Coast 

Oh Deer Me...

image via Debbie Madigan

image via Debbie Madigan

It would seem that the trend for anything 'Deer' is here to stay for a while.  I's been around a few years now but is showing no signs of slackening off just yet.  You either love it, hate it, or just don't get it but I have to admit it has a certain rustic charm.  It suits country houses, contemporary homes and very much has a scandi vibe about it.  So with that in mind I have collected a few 'Deer' themed items that just could make it into your heart and home...

1. Gentlemen Deer Cushion Cover, choosy.com.au $39

2. Ancona 6 light Antler Chandelier, Schotts Home Emporium $795

3. White Deer Jumper, sagesydney.com.au $45

4. Deer Print (frame not included), ANCHORandVINE on Etsy $7.71

5. Antique Gold Plated Deer Ring, Wildfox $50

6. Red Deer Stag Organic fabric, Birch approx $13 per metre

7. Best Friend Stag Head, Juniper Hearth in Berry, $149

Trend Alert - Flamingo Fever

You probably are already aware of the latest trend - flamingo fever!  Love it or hate it - it's taking over.  I kind of like it's quirkiness, I used to love seeing them parked on peoples front lawns in the 70's along with the big butterfly on the wall next to the front door.  I remember thinking that the people who lived in THOSE houses were so exotic and must have been very well travelled to even know such birds existed!  So how do you use this current trend?  Well of course it's totally up to you but the image below gave me a little inspiration...

image via est magazine November 2012

image via est magazine November 2012

Love that eclectic look, so I pulled together a few items and threw them into a mood board… now it's up to you to take what you like or leave what you like but my favourite would have to be number 2 - how cute is that outfit???

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1. Flamingo Tea Towel at www.everythingbegins.com $20

2. Mud Pie girls T-shirt and Nappy Cover

3. Flamingo Novelty Cushion at Domayne $19.95

4. Embroidered Dress Slippers at www.brownsfashions.com

5. Flamingo Cushion by Vavoom $140 for a set of 2

6. Lawn Flamingo at www.rawspace.com.au $39.95

7. Retro Tropical Pink Toile by Brick House Fabric

8. Adidas Neo Flamingo Heart T Shirt

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.

Treasures in a Gelato Shop ...

Tucked away in the rear rooms of Il Locale Gelato in Berry is a boutique of handmade funky clothes, polymer clay jewellery and screen printed cushions. The designs are unique, the combination interesting and the people are lovely.

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Geraldine Nortje owns, manages & sells her label 'Nortje' in the rooms of Il Locale  - loose linen clothes all dyed naturally created with a modern edge. Low crutch pants, hip linen overalls & loose fitting dresses ... and no-one in Berry does similar - welcome to town Geraldine ;)

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The creative and 'oh so different' polymer clay jewellery is made by Kerrie Oliver from 'Llyod Told George'. Kerrie has great names for her collections such as 'Lady don't Mind' and 'Out of the Woods' - cute !

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And the original, contemporary screen printed cushions are by Kim Raath of 'The Chroma Club'. Kim is committed to a sustainable eco-friendly production process - all the dyes used are water based and non-toxic, they are made in Australia & are unique - buy something no-one else has - dare ya

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This weeks Fab Five - Cushion Crush

Introducing the 'Fab Five'  - explanation being 'five things Dwell has a crush on this week'.  So lets begin shall we?  This week it's CUSHIONS, not just any cushion but 5 fab striped cushions - our pick of the summer stripes!

Our first fave is from www.deckchairstripes.com.au a bold little number with 2 directional stripes and at $41 is a great buy!  This cushion is available in so many different stripes it will make your head spin!

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Next we have the Target Kalais cushion with vertical stripes of natural and navy which weighs in at $20 - also available in taupe/natural.

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This little beauty is from Ikea so you can guess that it's going to be pretty inexpensive right?  RIGHT! It is a hefty (not) $8.99 an absolute bargain don't you think?  Both cheap and cheerful.

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My favourite of the five has to be the Bonnie and Neil cushion below but it's a splurge… at $155 this is not one you'll be letting the dog sleep on but what an investment.  The colours are gorgeous and I love they way they are applied like giant brush strokes.  You have to remember that this cushion is handmade in Australia, made of the best quality linen, feather stuffed and the inks used are non-toxic.

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And the final of the fab five this week is the Marcus cushion in yellow from Freedom.  I still call this a stripe even if it looks more two tone.  The colour is on trend and the price - wait for it…. $23.90 on sale NOW

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