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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, inspired by nature. The thriving business has kept true to its philanthropic missions and is a great example of a 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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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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We Love Organic Cotton

We Love Organic Cotton

Buying organic cotton is all about paying for what is NOT in the product. Whenever possible it is best to buy organic over regular cotton. Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop, consuming up to 25% of all the agricultural chemicals worldwide. This has an impact on all of us, as well […]

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Four Natural Ways to Create a Heathly Home – in the bedroom

Four Natural Ways to Create a Heathly Home – in the bedroom

As with starting a new diet or establishing a new habit or routine, creating a healthy home can seem overwhelming at first. The more you learn, the more it feels like you need to change and it can be hard to know where or how to start. Creating a healthy home doesn’t have to be […]

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Home

Five New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Home

This is such a common New Year’s resolution but a lot of the time we’re thinking about diet and exercise. One really easy way to become healthier is to create a healthy home. Did you know that a lot of furniture, mattresses and textiles are made with a cocktail of petrochemicals and some even leach […]

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Truly Sustainable Furniture

Here at southwood we keep our products natural in the true sense of the word. Our upholstery is made with natural latex wrapped in 100% wool, instead of the ubiquitous petrochemical foams and Dacron wrap of contemporary manufacture. We have gone back to the traditional methods of the mid 20th century, before plastics took over in the 60s and 70s.

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