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    RUG GUIDE: Start here

    HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT RUG IN FOUR EASY STEPS: We often get asked where do I start? Should my rug go all the way beneath my bed? What will make my space feel bigger? Adding a rug to a room is like painting a feature wall in your space but on your floor. Over the coming… Read more »

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    Posted on 24/04/2015 by
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    RUG GUIDE: Bedrooms size guide

    THE SOUTHWOOD GUIDE TO RUGS HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT SIZE RUG FOR YOUR  BEDROOM Let’s start with identifying what size you need!  Bed Size Whether you’re after a small or large rug it needs to be in proportion to the bed. Task: Measure your bed.  Room dimensions and shape. This is particularly important if… Read more »

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    Posted on 23/04/2015 by
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    RUG GUIDE: Lifestyle

    THE SOUTHWOOD GUIDE TO RUGS ACCESS YOUR HOME, LOCATION AND HABITS. The way you live will determine what kind of material, weave and colour ranges are best suited to your lifestyle. Run through this checklist to find out what rug suits your home best. How is the room utilised?  Is the room a family/entertainment space for movies… Read more »

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    Posted on 23/04/2015 by
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    RUG GUIDE: Style

    TO RUGS / PART 3 Define your style Understanding what style of rug will best suit your space can sometimes be had to visualise. To make it simple, we’ve broken it down…   BEFORE YOU START Task: Note down existing colours, materials and textures in your room. Think about what the room could use more of in terms… Read more »

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    Posted on 21/04/2015 by
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    RUG GUIDE: Aftercare

    THE SOUTHWOOD GUIDE TO RUGS CARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM ARMADILLO&CO The longevity of your Armadillo rug will be ensured if you follow a few simple rules: VACUUM your rug regularly as shedding of loose fibres will occur with a new rug PROMPTLY clean spills by blotting with a clean, undyed cloth DO NOT dry clean or… Read more »

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    Posted on 20/04/2015 by
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    5K Instagram giveaway

    southwood’s 5k giveaway #giveitpunch #southwoodhome Got a space that needs a little punch? This is your chance to win a selection of new cushions to brighten up your living room, bedroom or office. No, this isn’t an April Fools joke, it’s just a rather fitting day to launch a giveaway of Punch cushions. To enter: follow… Read more »

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    Posted on 15/04/2015 by
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    Hawthorn East Residence by Fiona Lynch

        HAWTHORN EAST RESIDENCE       We are quite literally salivating over this spectacular Hawthorn home. This 1980’s property was updated with a playful clever design by Fiona Lynch, a  Melbourne based award winning design office. Photography by Brooke Holm. Styling by Marsha Golmec.   The southwood items featured in this shoot are: free delivery… Read more »

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    Posted on 10/04/2015 by
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    [new in store] St Albans 2015

      NEW IN STORE   – WONDERLAND COLLECTION 2015 –   The St Albans 2015 Wonderland Collection introduces cotton throws and blankets alongside their staple mohair wool throws.   St Albans has been ‘warming your homes, hearts (and toes) since 1951, St Albans blankets and throws are of the highest quality maintaining integrity over generations. This season they… Read more »

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    Posted on 19/03/2015 by
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    [new in store] Marle by Armadillo&Co

    NEW IN STORE – MARLE COLLECTION – The latest addition to the Armadillo&Co Designer Collection Wow is all we can say about the new Armadillo&Co Marle collection! The range features three simple geometric designs with mid-century modern appeal: Fold, Pleat and Tuck. Marle is an elegantly understated statement piece. What is so clever about the… Read more »

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    Posted on 19/03/2015 by
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    [in the spotlight] Autumn tips on HOUZZ

      Southwood featured on HOUZZ online in a post “10 Small Changes for an Autumn Happy Home”. Click through to get your tips for this Autumn. Images featured are: our Curve bed, Ebb beside, Block velvet cushion, Grid cushion, Bemboka quilt and linen, St Albans rthrow,  southwood cone base lamp.      

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    Posted on 17/03/2015 by
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    welcome to style journal

    Welcome to the southwood   It’s safe to say we’re finally in the 21st century with our newly renovated blog. Featuring an intuitive and playful layout and a promise to deliver strong you good content. Style Journal is your go to for beautifully designed furniture and homewares along with interior advice! Here are just some of our new regular blog features. Scroll… Read more »

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    Posted on 15/03/2015 by
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    [#southwoodhome] in Hawthorn

      #SouthwoodHome in Hawthorn We helped Pippa coordinate colour-ways for her new Persia rug from the Armadillo&Co designer collection. The diagonal grid of ecru, cumquat and fern direct the eye around the room and link together the furniture and textiles. Southwood stocks an extensive range of Armadillo&Co: you can view our latitude collection, designer collection, junior… Read more »

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    Posted on 05/03/2015 by
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    [in the spotlight] grid cushion

    Our southwood Grid cushion was featured in the March issue of Home Beautiful in the bedroom of Samara and Lance’s lovely 1920’s renovated home situated in Melbourne. We really love the calm and clean grey and wood palette with citrus yellow and green. Images styled by the lovely Ruth Welsby and captured by Martina Gemmola. Our Grid cushions are… Read more »

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    Posted on 05/03/2015 by
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    [in the spotlight] La Paz on The Block

    Our Tide ‘La Paz’ Stool is featured in Darren & Dea’s room reveal in the March issue of Inside Out. ‘La Paz’ stool comes in 3 sizes, crafted out of Tasmanian oak and are made in Victoria.   Shop our Darren & Dea inspired look:  

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    Posted on 05/03/2015 by
  • Styling: Ruth Welsby. Photo: Mike Baker. Copyright Fairfax Media.

    [shop the look] up in the clouds

      shop the look We are delighted that Southwood was featured in this dreamy blue living room styled by the talented Ruth Welsby and captured by Mike Baker in last weekends Sunday Age. Our items feature in the shoot are: Large drum lampshade in soda, small blueberry Punch cushion, large blueberry Punch, Imogen Heath Meadow cushion and… Read more »

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    Posted on 01/03/2015 by
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    That’s a wrap folks!

        That’s a wrap folks! 2014 is (almost) done and dusted. Are you having a last minute party like us? We’re taking it easy at the shop today. Got ourselves a couple of yummy Innocent Bystander Moscatos (no, they are not just props) and making our own party decorations. We thought they were so… Read more »

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    Posted on 31/12/2014 by
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    Natural, simple, honest.

    It’s no secret we love to make beautiful things. They must also be natural, simple and honest. If it’s not all of those things, it’s not southwood. For our hand-crafted furniture, it all comes down to perfecting the basics and keeping it really simple. If you were to open up say, a southwood sofa, here… Read more »

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    Posted on 17/10/2014 by
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    [Introducing] the Connery easy chair

    Tactile is one way to describe our new easy chair, the Connery. You might also say smooth, rich and dangerously good looking. Like its namesake, the Connery boasts all of these qualities, and a few more. Crafted by hand in Melbourne, the newest addition to our collection follows the classic lines championed by mid-century furniture design. The luxurious… Read more »

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    Posted on 03/10/2014 by
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    A quirky home away from home

    The design brief for this luxury boutique accommodation in Fitzroy was quite unlike most. Eclectic, fun, quirky & of course luxurious. When Shelley McMaster and her husband decided to let their gorgeous Fitzroy townhouse as holiday and corporate accommodation they chose wisely, selecting Luxico to market and manage their property and southwood to help with… Read more »

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    Posted on 23/09/2014 by
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    Storage to celebrate!

    Spring clean is done and dusted and the house is sparkling…. time to celebrate! Now… Where do you put everything? Don’t worry! We have some storage solutions that we think are worthy of a celebration. They meet two very important criteria: Great storage must a) hide your things and b) look good doing it. Hey Sign… Read more »

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    Posted on 17/09/2014 by