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Dreamwool Beds

What dreams are made of: Dreamwool Beds will have you wondering why you didn’t replace your bed sooner

Dreamwool Beds has snuggled into its new sun-lit premises – a paradise for slumber, showcasing the innovative bespoke bedding that dreams are made of.

Dreamwool Beds

No glues, foams or polyesters are used – only New Zealand wool, Australian fabrics, spring systems from Denmark and quality Vietnamese latex. “Health revolves around diet, exercise and sleep,” Director David Henderson says. “Sleep affects weight, mental wellbeing and simply the ability to function the next day.”
The original company, Clegg Brothers, pioneered in 1934 from a Brighton garage, was ironically located across the road from the current premises 40 years ago. David’s father bought the business in 1974, renaming it around the millennium to reflect the transition from entry level to a top end wool-based product. David is hands-on in the new Sydenham showroom, where customers are also welcomed by Nicky, company ‘camp mother’.
The European-aligned, custom-designed mattress and slat-bed system visually takes up less bedroom real estate. David likens bulky standard mattress and base systems to “a big chocolate sponge cake,” compared to a Dreamwool bed – “a piece of chocolate brownie”. It’s quality without the bulk – finer, lighter, but exceptionally comfortable and supportive.

Dreamwool Beds Firm, medium, soft support can be customised to body weight and contouring to each partner, there are nine ranges, from a basic model, up to the Heaven, Paradise and Euphoria ranges – likened to lying on a floaty cloud. “There’s no compromise on quality or performance, just variation in comfort layers and spring systems,” he says. “We use three times the material than the average mattress as we make for comfort, not a price point. Mattresses are manufactured on site and made to order.”
Wool makes a drier bed, is anti-dust mite and anti-microbial, naturally cool in summer and warm in winter. “You can’t sleep if you’re too hot or cold. When you jump out of bed in winter, you won’t have to warm up, as our mattresses warm you to the ‘soul’. You can also unzip the pillow top, and air it outside, letting the UV rays go to work.”
Dreamwool Beds is always improving on perfection. Merino wool will now be used, as well as an ingenious new outer-fabric. Algua was developed in Belgium by a professor from the Lab for Aquatic Biology when researching uses for algae. Microcapsules of spirulina are encapsulated in the top-fabric layer. Its energy-enhancing vapour containing 11 vitamins, 10 minerals and 18 amino acids is released, for the lifetime of the mattress and absorbed by the skin.
When David’s wife experienced menopausal sleepless nights, he researched and trialled another solution, launched in 2017 under the Paradise label, using exclusive tiny micro-coils, within temperate-controlling wool layers, allowing air to circulate. Keeping the body and bed cool and dry resulted in a noticeably more restful night – for everyone.
“If you can’t invest in anything else, then invest in a good night’s sleep – it’s the best decision you can make.”
Visit Dreamwool Beds Ltd, 96 Disraeli Street, Sydenham, phone 03-343 5195 or visit www.dreamwool.co.nz.

Knot Cushion

Knotty & nice: why you need these super on-trend cushions

These clever cushions are the latest trend to take over our inspiration boards and our living rooms.

Knot Cushion

With their unique look and endless colour choices, knot pillows are the creatively cosy additions you never knew your couch needed.
Playing both knotty and nice when it comes to your styling selections, they can add a playful aesthetic to an otherwise sophisticated space.
If you’re not looking for an excuse to go shopping, check out the online tutorials – they’re surprisingly simple to make!
And just in case you’re wondering where they have sprung from, it’s another understated style staple believed to have been pinched from the Scandinavians.

ADAIRS PIPER AND CHUNKY KNIT THROWS

Throw caution to the wind: snuggling up with a luxe blanket

Though hibernation is strictly associated with the wild of both house and heart, it’s not far removed from the human instinct to hunker down at home in the cooler months.

SHERIDAN RENWORTH WICKER THROW
SHERIDAN RENWORTH WICKER THROW
ADAIRS PIPER AND CHUNKY KNIT THROWS
ADAIRS PIPER AND CHUNKY KNIT THROWS
COUNTRY ROAD NAVY MARLE
COUNTRY ROAD NAVY MARLE
HOMELEA LASS BLISS BLANKET
HOMELEA LASS BLISS BLANKET
FREEDOM BEDDING
FREEDOM BEDDING

Each passing season brings with it the perfect opportunity to introduce a new aesthetic to the home and, with the cold weather encroaching, it’s time to rug up. If there’s anything to look forward to when it comes to winter, it’s the seasonal selections it offers. After all, when the going gets chilly, the chilly get… a good throw.
Moody bedrooms in deliciously dark greys, inky blues and muddy greens are expected to top the trends over winter’s 2018 incarnation, and they look so inviting when teamed with the textures and layers of snuggly throws and rugs.
So throw caution to the wind and layer up, your home will thank you for it.

KAS AUSTRALIA DAYO NAVY CUSHION

A tribal approach: bringing a taste of other cultures into your spaces

In a fast-paced modern world, it’s not hard to see why one might yearn for a more laid-back, relaxing vibe when it comes to the home.

FREEDOM WALLHANGING
FREEDOM WALLHANGING
KAS AUSTRALIA DAYO NAVY CUSHION
KAS AUSTRALIA DAYO NAVY CUSHION
HOMELEA LASS BLISS BLANKET
HOMELEA LASS BLISS BLANKET
LINEN HOUSE TANZANIA BLACK QUILT COVER SET
LINEN HOUSE TANZANIA BLACK QUILT COVER SET
WEST ELM DIAMOND POINT RUG
WEST ELM DIAMOND POINT RUG

In fact, many of the trends that are creeping into these spaces in 2018 are related by virtue of their soft and earthy nature. And, although the modern tribal aesthetic most certainly meets this brief, its decorative elements enable you to create a rustic earthy vibe without losing any of its cool factor.
Art, lighting, rugs, cushions and beaded decorative accessories are some of the key tools in your decorating arsenal, when it comes to achieving a luxurious tribal look.
We’re increasingly striving to create authenticity and a respect for handcrafted elements within our interiors and the components of this tie in well with the modern tribal look, as do natural materials and vintage eclectic themes.
For the commitment phobe, this means you can comfortably dip your toes in the tribal waters, without any kind of long term commitment. Just incorporate some cushions, a rug or some ornamental accessories and you’re on your way, though be warned, it may create some wanderlust for the more travel-inspired types out there!

BASTILLE AND SONS CROISETTE ARMCHAIR

Pretty in pastel: sweeten up your home interior with a pastel palette

Soft and muted pastels have sidled their way back into the home sphere recently, and they’re having a refreshing effect on these internal spaces.

LINEN HOUSE NIMES ROSE COVER
LINEN HOUSE NIMES ROSE COVER
BASTILLE AND SONS CROISETTE ARMCHAIR
BASTILLE AND SONS CROISETTE ARMCHAIR
ADAIRS SHEEPSKIN CUSHION
ADAIRS SHEEPSKIN CUSHION
SHERIDAN ADELIA 2 TONE CERAMIC VASES
SHERIDAN ADELIA 2 TONE CERAMIC VASES

Although our hero pastel this season would have to be pink, there’s something in every shade when it comes to this style selection – from mauve to baby blue and everything in between.
It’s the sweetest of looks and features in everything, from bedspreads to velvet chairs. But if you’re wanting to tone down the ‘pretty’, pastel tones can be overlaid on shades of grey, black and white or contrasted against the light woods and crisp whites of Scandi design to stop it from overpowering.
From mint greens to yellow sorbet, forgive us if you’re suddenly craving candy and icecream!

HomePlus

Transforming wardrobes: how to take back control of your wardrobe with HomePlus and ClosetPro

Whether planning a new build or enhancing a current bedroom, there is a large range of wardrobe styles to complement your home and personal style for any budget. With customisable design details, updated sliding wardrobe doors can even
double as a contemporary room feature.

HomePlus

The sky is the limit, with the ability to add mid rails or detail inserts in the solid infill, upgrade to a safety mirror and even finish doors in a variety of Dulux powder coat colours. All HomePlus doors are sliding, which use minimal space by not opening directly into the room and the most popular door in the HomePlus wardrobe and interior door range is the 4200 Series.
For the wardrobe interior, ClosetPro organisers make efficient use of limited storage space. Suitable for both reach in or walk in wardrobes, ClosetPro wardrobe organisers incorporate solid melamine cabinets with strong aluminium components. They can be designed in a wide range of configurations, depending on individual needs and the space available. Rails can be configured to suit long garments, such as dresses that you don’t want dragging on the wardrobe floor or doubled-up short hanging for garments such as shirts or trousers.
ClosetPro’s cabinets are New Zealand made, open fronted, wall-mounted units with a choice of optional extras such as matching drawers.
Wire wardrobe systems can transform wardrobes. With in-built flexibility and a wide range of shelving and hanging options so you can customise your wardrobe or linen cupboard interior however you want to create well-organised spaces free of clutter.

ADAIRS HOME REPUBLIC MAIA BEDLINEN

Bohemian bedrooms: how to get this easy-going carefree look in your own home

Bohemian decor can’t help but be a stand-out style in any room. Bohemian is too hip to be square; it’s a welcome digression away from the conversative; proudly eclectic. Whoever partners with this concept must appreciate an adventurous aesthetic.

Bohemian bedrooms

A free-spirit, bohemian decor embraces culture, colour and carefree style – from compelling patterns and fiery orange, saturated purple, terracotta and metallic shades, to ornate boxes, mismatched china, vintage finds, and striking tapestries, every feature in your bohemian space should tell a story.
The best part about bohemian decor is that it can be done on a budget with repurposed and reclaimed items offering a cost-effective way forward. And when it comes to dressing your bedroom in this down-to-earth decor, it’s not hard to uncover some charming features and accents that will see you resting your head in boho heaven.
Rugs, curtains, duvets, lighting and accent pillows can all play their part in creating the ultimate boho style story. Trinkets like lanterns, antique candelabras, shabby chic throws and mystical artwork will add to the ambience.
Pinterest is a great place let your imagination run wild before you bring your ideas to fruition.

ADAIRS LISBOA BASKET IN BLUE NATURAL
ADAIRS LISBOA BASKET IN BLUE NATURAL
COTTON ON THE ROUND TOWEL IN BLACK AND WHITE MANDALA
COTTON ON THE ROUND TOWEL IN BLACK AND WHITE MANDALA