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  • Sonia’s Cheese Scones and Raspberry Jam

    Cheese scones have been a tradition in my household forever. I would never miss setting the table on a weekend without adding a batch of hot cheese scones with raspberry jam. I love this recipe - the more cheese you add the yummier they are. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine do.

    Sonia x x

     

    INGREDIENTS

    2 heaped cups flour

    ½ tsp salt

    3 tsp baking powder

    1½ - 2 cups grated cheese

    1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

    1½ - 2 cups milk

    METHOD

    Sift dry ingredients

    Add cheese and cayenne pepper

    Add milk, 1 ½ cups first, then add more until you have a nice moist consistency

    Scoop large spoonfuls of the mixture onto a very lightly greased baking tray

    Cook in hot oven (200-220ºC) for 10-12 minutes or until golden and crunchy underneath

     

    For the Raspberry Jam

    INGREDIENTS

    500 grams raspberries 500 grams sugar

    METHOD

    Bring raspberries and sugar to boil and boil for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally

    Pour jam into sterilised jars and cover

    Makes 3-4 jars

    Cheese scones served on Costa Trays, and light blue linen napkin. Raspberry jam in pewter jar with pewter spoon.
  • Behind the Scenes Spring Summer 17 Photoshoot

    Nature inspires as the storm rolls in!   Beautiful images captured last week by photographer Ginny Fisher during our spring summer 17 photoshoot @ The Black Barn Beach House, Waimarama Beach, Hawkes Bay.

     Photography by Ginny Fisher, behind the scenes SS17
  • Parisian Interiors you will love

    In honour of Bastille Day, also known as French National Day,
    we've shared some of our favourite modern Parisian interiors.

     

     Image Source: Patrick Gilles & Dorothee Boissier Paris Apartment, photography Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer

    The ornate high stud ceilings and beautiful wood par quay floors provide the perfect canvas for showcasing an eclectic mix of bold modern pieces and traditional antique styles.

    All other images sourced from Pinterest


    Get the Parisian look with a selection of some of our latest and best selling products.

    Linen Buttoned Stool $1,090

      

              

     

                                   Criss Cross Table $249           Eloise Chandelier $1,395

     

                                 

        Hera Mirror $650                Dijon Mirror $895
     
  • Top Interior Designers to Follow

    Alex Vevoordt

    Alex Vervoordt is a world renowned collector, antiquarian and interior designer. He is compelled by the concept of time, space and nature which he takes inspiration from and expresses in his work.


    Jeff Andrews

    Internationally celebrated interior designer Jeff Andrews. His innovative and refreshing approach makes him one of the most sought-after interior designers in the industry.


    Karen McCartney

    Karen McCartney is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture, design and home wares across print media (editing marie claire lifestyle and Inside Out magazines) and more recently as the editorial director of Temple & Webster, driving their award-winning blog.


    Kelly Wearstler

    Kelly Wearstler’s global luxury lifestyle brand is renowned for its distinctive designs and sophisticated soulful vibe pioneered by the celebrated interior designer. With a signature style that juxtaposes raw with refined, melds colour, sophistication and spirited spontaneity, and seamlessly blends diverse periods of furniture under one roof, Wearstler has revolutionized the look, feel and meaning of modern American design.


    Rene & Barbara Stoeltie

    Since 1984 Barbara and René Stoeltie, writer and photographer, have collaborated on over fifty art, lifestyle and interior books. They have also published an impressive number of articles in prestigious magazines such as The World of Interiors, AD, Vogue, Elle, House and Garden, House Beautiful, Maison Française, Mezonin, Case da Abitare, La Mia Casa, Architektur un Wohnen, Veranda and many others.

  • Winter Collection 2017 - What to expect

     

    This season’s collection is quintessentially French Country. Layered into this W17s fabric is a season of contrasts - the secret to staying on trend this winter. We mix vibrant velvets with subdued fur, industrial furniture with classically inspired pieces. Modern shapes meet classic French. Our crystal droplet chandeliers take you to the glamour of the 50’s while our antler inspired range of metalware transport you directly to a snow covered mountain retreat. Our peasant style serving plates and bowls conjures up images of hearty, roasted fare and is juxtaposed on a linen tablecloth with lace edging. Offbeat shades of blue and green are hero in the bedroom this season with velvet contrasted against a simple cotton boho print. The winter bedroom has never looked so fresh, and will inspire the most ardent minimalist to layer up this winter. 

    Here are a couple of our favourite shots from the W17 campaign.
    Catalogue out soon!!!!

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