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Southwood's Guide to the Light!

Southwood's Guide to the Light!

There are a few really handy things to know about lighting design that will help you to see light at the end of the tunnel (sorry we couldn’t help it). Not sure how to light a new home? Want to change up your existing spaces? We’ll help you with the Southwood’s Guide to the Light! It sounds spiritual, it’s not really. We just asked the pros.

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Truly Sustainable Furniture

Truly Sustainable Furniture

From our original small store in Clifton Hill offering Australian made soft furnishings, to our large Fitzroy showroom showcasing our own furniture and homewares, we have grown considerably developing what we believe to be a beautifully designed truly sustainable furniture range.

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Introducing Feelgood

Introducing Feelgood

The Australian company was born in Melbourne back in 2001. They didn’t waste any time - the relatively new business has an impressive team of designers from Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Japan, and Switzerland. Keeping true to the company’s aesthetic, each designer combines traditional craftsmanship with modern day manufacturing along with high-quality materials so the furniture endures the wear and tear of hustling and bustling spaces.

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Design Meets Beauty

Design Meets Beauty

With the philosophy of “prevention is better than cure,” Hunter Lab skincare is made from botanicals which are preserved in a way to maximise the astonishing effects the ingredients have on the skin. The company's approach is honest and considered, with immaculate brand design for products that are equally for men as they are for women. Hunter Lab co-founder Elliot Waldron spoke to us about some of the common skincare confusions and his much sought-after range. 

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The Trick to Timber

The Trick to Timber

It’s common to accumulate different kinds of timber furniture over the years. This can lead to the conundrum of trying to make all the different kinds of wood in your space harmonise together rather than looking like a confused sharehouse. Southwood owners Val and Maria sat down to discuss their true love of timber and the tricks of the trade when it comes to styling timber in a home.

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Rugs on a Mission

Rugs on a Mission

The striking new Armadillo and Co rug range has rolled out to make a statement with new textures, weaves and designs that are clearly inspired by various natural landscapes. The thriving business has kept true to its philanthropic missions - A&Co were one of the first Australian fair trade business'. A&Co state manager for Victoria and Tasmania Kim Sun-Ho had a chat to us about rugs, styling and the joys of following your instinct.

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Our Top 5 Interior Books

Our Top 5 Interior Books

The last day of summer has been and gone, so let’s welcome these Autumn days with quiet moments on the couch reading about beautiful spaces.  These books will spark ideas and answer questions. 1.Warehouse Home by Sophie Bush A worldwide collection of the most contemporary and intelligently designed former industrial spaces which have been transformed […]

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How to Create the Perfect Sleep Sanctuary

How to Create the Perfect Sleep Sanctuary

In the modern world of distractions, there is an art to creating the space and time for a rejuvenating deep sleep. Yes, we have all read the benefits of getting enough sleep such as improved memory, emotional stability, skin, weight and blood pressure. However, it doesn’t always mean that we make sure we get those […]

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Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Mattress

Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Mattress

Buying a mattress can be tricky. Bouncing around on shop floor beds can leave you in a state of indecision, which intensifies when you hear the retailer tell you how much of your life you will spend on a mattress (on average 2920 hours in a year!). We’ve all felt the impacts of a restless night’s […]

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