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Using Accessories to Complete the Home

Satara Sales - Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 

Accessories encompass a large range of items, from cushions to lamps, vases, candles, sculptural objects and beyond. They are the small elements which give insight into the occupant of the home. What colours and styles do they like? Where have they travelled and what interests them? They can be fashion items which are easily changed as the season’s pass, or they can be carefully collected over years and years. Even if you reside in a completely minimal home, a few curated objects will complete the space. Below are some of our tips for sourcing and arranging accessories at home.

Find a common thread

If selecting accessories makes you a bit nervous, try to find a theme, a colour or style that interest you. For example, if you love a Hamptons style home, collect accessories with a natural colour palette with hints of blue. Add items made from rope, polished stones, baskets, lanterns and white-washed timber vessels. If you have some existing accessories, ask yourself what you love about them. Is it the pattern? Is it the fact that it’s on-trend/ contemporary/ rustic? This will give you hints as to what aesthetically interests you and sets a palette. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration too. Finding a “goal” image is a good starting place to build on your home- with touches of your own personality too of course!


Objects with meaning

Some of the most successful homes are filled with objects that mean something to the occupant. They tell stories of their life, their travels, interests and, family. They may not be the newest, the shiniest or the trendiest pieces, but they move beyond this. These items may consist of gifts, photos, inherited pieces, travel mementos and special items purchased to celebrate an important time. Try not to hide these things in cupboards and bring them out for all to see. Mix store-bought pieces with something your child made, a collection of pinecones or an inexpensive piece bought in a marketplace on the other side of the world.


Found items

There is much beauty to be found in nature, that doesn’t have to cost a thing. A beautiful bowl filled with river pebbles is a gorgeous, tactile arrangement. Or large leaves and stems brought in from the garden to fill a simple glass vase. Elements of nature add depth, colour and texture to a space and can be changed easily and without a visit to a homewares store. Fruit and vegetables also work well in kitchens and meal areas. Pops of colour through citrus fruits or a pile of green apples. Wintery displays of pumpkins on a kitchen bench is an edible delight too.


Practical accessories

If you feel accessories are unnecessary or ostentatious, try to find objects which are beautiful but practical too. There are great utensils, desk items, and bathroom objects which make for beautiful displays but can also be used each day. Baskets for books, candles for their scent and interesting books are also props which can not only look great but have an important use as well.


Groups of three

There is something magical about the number three. Try it yourself with an arrangement of three objects on your coffee table or bedside. A tray on a coffee table, for example, looks complete when layered with two other items, such as a thick, hard covered book and a poesy of flowers. Or three cushions on a sofa. It just feels “right”. On hall console, try a lamp, a vase and a small, low dish. In a bathroom, a gorgeous soap, a timber brush and a shell or piece of coral group together nicely. If you’re more of a maximalist, keep with the odd numbers, five being another excellent combination.

Contrast for maximum impact

When grouping accessories, try not to be too coordinated. Don’t be afraid to combine different textures, shapes and colours. Materiality matters too. Try layering objects made from varying materials, such as timber, marble and leather. Or, glass, ceramics and timber. This allows for each individual item to be observed on its own merit, standing out from one another. With this said, there can be beauty found in arrangements of similar items, such as a collection of candlesticks or trinket boxes. Even here though, various heights, shapes and sizes will add the final touch within the vignette.

 

Sorrento 2017 Wicker Picnic Baskets in stock soon.

Satara Sales - Sunday, October 01, 2017

Looking for a unique and timeless Gift, then our latest range of Wicker Picnic Baskets designed here in Melbourne are sure to please. The new Sorrento range of  2, 4 and 6 people wicker baskets are on their way and available for pre purchase.

Quality accessories include ceramic plates, glass wine glasses and stainless steel cutlery pouches just to name a few. And the vibrant internal colors inspired by the Mornington Penisula in Victoria and sure to please.  

Perfect for Christmas, Weddings, Engagement and Birthday gifts as well as for Corporate gifting.

         

 

       

 

 

On the First day of Christmas Satara gave to me...

Satara Sales - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

On the First day of Christmas,  Satara offers a one stop website shop for all your Christmas shopping needs. 

Satara has the biggest and best range of rattan homewares, perfect gifts for Mum, Dad and the entire family.

All available on line now. Click here to get shopping 

 

And Satara has an enviable range of colorful storage options and designer Saltwater cushions


 

 

Grey and Cosy Living room inspiration

Satara Sales - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

We wanted to share with you 'Grey and Cosy' inspiration.  Whilst styling our showroom, with so many inspirational pieces it's easy to create a winter warm 'grey and cosy' space.  Understanding many of you can't visit us I thought I'd share this vision on our blog. Throw into the mix some of your own designer books or magazines and a vase or two of winter blooms and suddenly winters not so gloomy.

 


 

Saltwater cushions, Set of 3 white timber vases, new flinders baskets, Sultan coffee table, Copen Lounge chair, Solo side table and Chamonix Lounge Chair.

Sydney Reed Gift Fair 2015 round up

Colleen Johnston - Thursday, February 26, 2015
Phew!  Another successful fair for Satara has come to a close.  

It's always a huge effort and cost for us, but fortunately the response we received made it all worth while.  

Highlights included the delightful response we had to all our new upholstered chairs and new dining tables,  new colorful baskets, new color dipped cheese boards and the new Saltwater cushion collection.

Our adherence to quality products and craftmenship continues to be well received by you our customers.  

Missed it?  Here a  few pictures :

The middle third of our trade display:



Colorful "Merricks"  baskets coming on line soon on our new Josey dining table:



One of our 11 new "Saltwater"  cushions


Be my Valentine

Colleen Johnston - Monday, February 02, 2015

At Satara we have lots of great Valentines Day gift ideas for both him and her.  Picnic baskets, backbacks, blankets and wine coolers.  Our rattan trays and baskets are always popular and with a wide selection of bespoke homewares there is something for everyone this Valentines Day.


Spring into Spring Racing Carnival Picnics with Satara's stylish Picnic Baskets and Accessories

Colleen Johnston - Monday, September 15, 2014

Leap into Spring Racing Picniking during this years Cup Carnival with Satara's 2014/15 Range of Picnic Baskets and Accessories.   Whether it's a sumptuous car park picnic, a lazy lunch in a park or just resting your weary race legs on the Flemintgton lawn, Satara has got a glamourous picnic accessory to suit your need and Racing outfit. 



SAGE at NZ Gift and Homewares trade show

Satara Sales - Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sage Lifestyles had a terrific display of Satara products at last week NZ Gift and Homewares trade show last week.

With an increasing number of product offerings from Satara,  including  Picnic baskets and home wares and beautiful furniture pieces, such as indoor and outdoor product, we love the way Sara at Sage Lifestyles has styled this years display.  

For all New Zealand inquires on Satara products please contact:

Sara Jennings

Director

Sage Lifestyle Limited

+6421 2862526

www.sagelifestyle.co.nz

 

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2014 Furnitex Design & Decoration round up

Laura B - Monday, July 14, 2014

Satara had our biggest ever stand at 2014 Furnitex / Design & Decoration and the best ever response.

Our award winning stand, voted 2nd best by stand judges, show cased our extensive new ranges of indoor and outdoor furniture as well as new homewares.

Popular new Satara products as determined by visitors were:

New York Dining Table, Dining and Arm Chairs

 Our entire new Boathouse Range of out door furniture

White outdoor furniture ranges including the Bedarra and Skal range.


House & Garden Magazine 2014 Outdoor Room features Satara

Laura B - Monday, January 13, 2014

The February 2014 issue of House & Garden magazine has a Outdoor room feature opening with an outdoor room enhanced with Satara's Trend Sofa, Satara's Bliss Chair and a variety of Satara's rattan and basket ware.

  


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