Do you sometimes look at a home featured in a  magazine and think the decor is all too matchy matchy.  Where it looks like the owner/designer has just gone to a showroom and said, “I’ll have that collection please”.  Now that’s not to offend anybody, but I prefer a home to be collected and curated over time.  To be a reflection of the person who lives there and to be real, not staged.

 Absolutely Beautiful Things BookAbsolutely Beautiful Things, Anna Spiro’s first book available from Black & Spiro

I recently read an interview with one of Brisbane’s most famous interior designers, Anna Spiro, in the Country Style magazine (November 2014).  In the article she says:

The imagination and cleverness come when you have a room of furniture that doesn’t match…..Sometimes people use too many pieces from the same collection – how uninteresting and boring.

Thank you Anna.  We couldn’t agree more.  Here at DIY Decorator, Sam and I always try to showcase a range of different products from all different retailers, and our directory lists over 750 retailers to source products from.  So there’s no need for matchy matchy because we have so much variety to choose from.  Here is a collection of products from some of our smaller independent retailers.

 Wild and Free print by Senna JeanWild and Free art print from Brisbane designer Senna Jean Designs.

Linnea Love Birds cushionLove birds hand screen printed cushion from Linnea

Coastal stools from Rustic CoastCoastal stools hand painted by Suzannah from Rustic Coast

Al and Em Apple pinboard Apple pinboard from Al & Em

Plank and Trestle table

 Trestle Table hand made by Plank & Trestle

 Chevron Lamp from Seven DandelionsChevron Lamp and tripod floor base made in Noosaville from Seven Dandelions 

Makur Furniture Butterfly Chair

The Sunday Butterfly chair from Makur Furniture in Red Hill, Melbourne

Next time you’re looking for something different, don’t forget to search our directory and discover the wide range of products available.