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Friday, July 14th, 2017

After many requests from customers across the Tasman, I am incredibly excited to announce we are now delivering our customised, handcrafted pieces to New Zealand! And who better to test run our new service than New Zealand’s top Interior’s stylist/blogger Michelle Halford of The Design Chaser.

Michelle chose our much loved Rupert in Boston Oatmeal Linen for her bedroom and the result is absolutely stunning. Below is Michelle’s lovely feature on her Heatherly Design experience.

Georgie xx

Heatherly Design is an Australian-based company specialising in beautiful upholstered bedheads. A feature I have been wanting to add to our own bed for some time, I love how bedheads provide another layer of texture and finishing touch to the bedroom. With a stunning range on offer, including fully upholstered beds, footstools, storage boxes, bedside tables, cushions and more, Heatherly Design has been on my radar for a long time. A while ago they got in touch to say they were going to be shipping into New Zealand and gave me the opportunity to choose my own customised bedhead. I was thrilled!

Knowing that bed sizes in NZ differ to those in Australia, the customised service is a great feature. Not only can the bedhead be made to a specific size, Heatherly have an extensive range of beautiful fabrics to compliment the collection. When it came to choosing the bedhead design, I knew I wanted something quite simple and understated, and the Rupert is perfect. Featuring clean lines and a flanged edged detail, this bedhead lends itself beautifully to a natural linen fabric which is exactly the look I was after. Choosing from so many fabrics can be daunting, but the Heatherly Design website makes it easy by providing fabric and colour palette filters to refine your selection. I chose Linen in Boston Oatmeal and couldn’t be happier with the result!

For those who are after something a little more detailed, patterned or luxurious, there are lots of options, including the new season Autumn/Winter range. Two of my favourites include the Finley bedhead which features clean, classic borderlines inset with sewn panels, and the Oslo bedhead which was designed as an ode to the finest hotel styling. Featuring pared-back upholstered sophistication, it is finished in a new Italian ribbed velvet that enhances the panel design giving an aura of luxury and texture. Divine!

Celebrating 10 years of bespoke furniture design and craftsmanship, Heatherly Design offers attention to detail and personal styling that takes bedroom furnishing to a new level. Be sure to check out the entire range here.

Please note when purchasing that you will be liable for all delivery costs, import duties and taxes levied by NZ. If you are unsure of the charges that apply, please contact us here for more information.


Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

I recently came across this wonderful book that I just had to share with you. As our lives are becoming increasingly busy, it can be so easy to get caught up in the day to day and forget to take time out to enjoy the simple pleasures. With that in mind, ’The Little Book of Hygge’ by Meik Wiking explains perfectly how to incorporate the Danish art of living well into our homes and lives.
But what exactly is Hygge (pronounced ‘hooga’)?

“You know Hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right.”
Wiking’s definition really resonates with me as do the below extracts from his book…










And finally…

“Hygge is about giving your responsible, stressed out achiever adult a break. Relax. Just for a little while. It is about experiencing happiness in simple pleasures and knowing that everything is going to be OK.”
Sounds perfect to me!
Georgie xx

Add a little Hygge to your home with Heatherly here


Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

To meet like-minded, passionate & creative women is always inspiring. Such was the case when I had the pleasure of spending time with Jessi and Sarah of Black Arrow. Building a following for their unique earthy & bohemian aesthetic, the girls first caught my eye when they styled our leather Alessio for a Sydney client’s home. You can read more about these innovative stylists in the interview below and be sure to view the fun video of the day they styled the Alessio too.

Georgie xx


Tell me a little about your backgrounds, where did the love of interiors and your business begin?

Sarah: Similar story to many…without sounding cliché, I got sick of working in a corporate job I didn’t love anymore. I was also never a very good ‘employee’ as I was always trying to lead and change the way things were done, which, when it’s not your business you can’t always do that. I knew very early on in my working life that I’d have my own business one day, so I set about earning the stripes to get there.

Jessi: I was in the Fashion industry for most of my working life, which was fun in my early 20s but I realised I no longer had what every 20 something fashion intern would describe as a “passion for fashion”. It was when I moved out of home and got to style my first apartment that I realised I wanted to pursue a career in interior styling. Like Sarah, I knew I wanted to work for myself very early on. I am a very hard worker and don’t rest until the job is done but wanted to create a life where that was on my own terms. If I want to take the dog for a walk at 11am, I can. If I want to watch Real Housewives whilst eating lunch, I can. It may mean I am still working at 10pm that night, but that’s my choice – I am in control of my own schedule and I like that.

How would you describe your aesthetic?

The Black Arrow style embodies a predominantly neutral palette combined with honest, earth-drawn materials and textures. Raw materials and elements – timber, leather, stone – thoughtfully interplay to create a space that is overwhelmingly calming. Pared back. Relaxed.
Editing to create a cohesive ‘Relaxed Bohemia’ space, to us, is an art form and one that takes great consideration, restraint and care. We bring craftmanship to Interior Styling.
This stems from the quality artisan wares that we handpick for each project, the focus we dedicate to understand a space and the people who live there, our resolve to bring balance and cohesion, plus our combined knowledge that continuously informs and shapes all of our decisions. Whilst our aesthetic is constant, each home stands as an individual creation, not as a replica of one another.
We are focused on creating immersive, relaxing interiors that feed your soul. Drawing on inspiration from nature and travel, we take great pride in creating a space that grounds you and lifts you, all in the same moment.

I adore the styling of the Leather Alessio Bedhead, talk me through how this came about and your inspiration?

Our inspiration for the Alessio came about when we were given (just about) complete free-reign to design the interior for a bachelor’s pad on Coogee Beach. We wanted to create a guest bedroom that was in keeping with the high-end, luxurious and masculine vibe of the rest of the house, but with a softness that would appeal to a range of guests who might be enjoying the space. We opted for an aged leather in a light tan colour as it gave a more relaxed feel to the otherwise structured bed head style with classic button tuck detail. We added a Juju Hat with natural border to the wall above which tied in the colours just perfectly and really softens the space. Pairing this earthy, raw tan colour with linens in deep navy blues, velvet cushions in mochas and mustard yellows, and patterns like stripes and leopard print worked to create an interesting, yet cohesive room. A hint of feminine style in an otherwise handsome home.

Do you have any styling tips when working with leather?

When working with leather, you need to ensure you are creating a balance of textures. Since leather is a smooth surface, often with a flat finish, you need to pair it with rich textural elements such as open knit throws, velvet, linen, rattan, timber etc. You also need to put thought into the colour and type of leather you are choosing. A tan coloured Aniline leather for example tends to have a more raw, relaxed, bohemian feel whilst a black Pigmented leather is more sleek and minimalist in feel. Then all the other colours and types in between can fit into lots of other styles such as modern contemporary, retro, etc. So, you need to be clear on the look and feel you are going for in the space before deciding on a leather colour and type.

What’s next for Black Arrow?

In addition to Interior Styling, we have a few new arms to the business launching in the coming weeks.

With 10+ years combined experience in the property market, we are preparing to launch our Property Consulting arm of the business, helping home owners maximise buyer interest and emotional engagement through styling to secure the greatest profit result when selling their home.
In addition, our services will be extending to bespoke e-styling for people wanting to achieve a beautiful aesthetic in a convenient and cost effective way, from anywhere around the globe! As well as event styling to help create unforgettable events that reflect your style and vision. Our flexible service offers custom advice and supplier referral, to full event design with on-the-day styling.

And finally, we also have an online marketplace waiting in the wings! It will feature items that reflect our love for honest, earth-drawn materials and textures and many items that we use in our Interior Styling projects. Here you will find a carefully curated selection of handpicked, artisan pieces, designed to help you bring a touch of ‘Relaxed Bohemia’ to your home.



Our Sydney Showroom is proving a haven for designers and home owners alike, and to celebrate this we have a very exciting collaboration coming up with these two talented Sydney stylists. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook , as well as Black Arrow for all the very latest stories. And don’t forget you can book an appointment in Sydney or Melbourne to feel these wonderful leathery textures for yourself.

About Heatherly Leather…

Our Piper and Alessio bedheads are made from Aniline leather which is a type of leather dyed exclusively with soluble dyes without covering the surface with a topcoat paint or insoluble pigments. The resulting product retains the hide’s natural surface with the ‘grain’, i.e. visible pores, scars etc. of the complete original animal’s skin structure. All hides vary slightly and will absorb the aniline dye at differing rates. These variations mean your piece is truly unique.



Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Winter is the perfect time to add luxurious velvet to your bedroom.

Here at Heatherly, we are giving away two of our gorgeous new Ellison Velvet Cushions with every order placed in the month of June.
Make an appointment at our Melbourne or Sydney Showrooms to view these divine cushions, or simply enter the code CUSHIONLOVE at checkout online to redeem this special gift!
Below are some of my favourite bedrooms featuring our cushions to give you a little inspiration.
Georgie xx

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Please note: Valid for retail customers only on orders over $1500 (ex delivery). One order only per customer and not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer not valid on side table orders. Ends midnight 30.6.17.

A Magical Evening in our Sydney Showroom

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

The air was cooling outside but there was plenty of warmth in our Sydney Showroom last Wednesday evening for our event with Interior Stylist and Style Editor at Large of Belle Magazine, Steve Cordony. A celebration of all things interiors, guests were treated to some wonderful tips on how to add Winter Warmth to the bedroom as Steve styled our new Sibella bedhead. It was an absolute delight meeting Sydney siders and experiencing first hand Steve’s flair for interior design. A special mention must be made of Heidi Albertiri of The Life Style Edit (whose space we share in Sydney) for her incredible help in preparing for the event. We all stayed well hydrated thanks to our great sponsors Icelandic Glacial Water and Remedy Kombucha. I hope these images give you a little glimpse into what was a magical evening.

Georgie xx



















Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

As a country girl myself, I have always been an avid reader of Country Style Magazine. So you can imagine my excitement when they came to our family farm. Photographer Lisa Cohen captured the essence of our home perfectly and it was such a pleasure hosting Lisa, Virginia Imhoff and Tess Newman Morris at Heatherly Acheron. Below is the article in Country Style Magazine’s May issue on sale now.


As soon as you turn in at the gate to Heatherly, a picture-book rural scene begins to unfold. There’s a mob of sleek black cattle lazing under majestic red gums and a long driveway gently climbing to a brimming dam. Further along the valley is a white timber homestead wrapped with deep verandahs and surrounded by a beautiful garden.

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A 400-hectare family farm, Heatherly is home to Georgie and William Leckey, and their children — Eliza, 15, and Hugh, 13. It’s located in one of the most scenic parts of rural Victoria, nestled among the rounded hills of the fertile Acheron valley, 125 kilometres north-east of Melbourne. Heatherly has been in Will’s family since the 1970s.

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“Will was interested in farming at school and he went on to do a course in agriculture,” Georgie says. “He went travelling overseas in 1991 and worked in agriculture in the UK.” Although Heatherly is primarily a grazing property, the Leckeys have an interesting sideline. Just beyond the homestead are 12 hectares of green tea bushes, varieties of Camellia sinensis, that Will planted in 2001. It’s a Japanese-style green tea that’s sold under the Two Rivers label. “The majority of it goes straight to Japan, with other sales in Australia and worldwide through our website.”

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Teenager Hugh is also a keen farmer — he runs his own mob of crossbred sheep and had about 260 lambs last year. He has also started a venture breeding Wessex Saddleback pigs. “He has two sows and recently got a boar,” says Georgie. Eliza, meanwhile, is away at boarding school during the term. But whenever she’s at home, she spends a lot of time at pony club and competes around the district on her grey Connemara mare, Kitty.

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In 2005, Georgie started a bespoke bedhead business — Heatherly Design — in the old shearing shed out the back. Originally a cottage industry that began with Georgie making upholstered bedheads for family and friends, Heatherly Design now has a Melbourne-based showroom and workshop that is staffed by specialist upholsterers, as well as a Sydney showroom. “I did the bedheads on my own for six months, then I hired a local upholsterer whom I would work with for the day. Will and I would pack and freight the orders to Melbourne. That lasted until I had a big commercial enquiry in 2009 and I moved Heatherly Design to Melbourne, where all the manufacturing is done now. ”

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Although the pared-back look is currently in fashion, when it comes to home decorating Georgie’s unwavering passion is for the beautifully detailed soft furnishings and lush fabrics she discovered while working in the UK in the early 1990s. “I was nannying in a home that had deep buttoning, braids and gimps,” she says. “There was Colefax and Fowler ‘Fuchsia’ chintz fabric in my bathroom and I just adored that. I hung on to those memories, so I could recreate that look.”

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Georgie and Will met on a plane when returning from their overseas travels. Back in Melbourne, Georgie worked for Laura Ashley — where “it was all mix and match and no rules” — then in the decorating department at Georges on Collins Street, and at the fabric house, Wardlaw Fabrics. While at Wardlaw, she seized the opportunity to purchase the coveted ‘Fuchsia’ chintz from an oversupply in a client order, and stored it away for a future project.

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After they married in 1998, Georgie and Will moved to the farm. “I came into the marriage, and to this house, with soft furnishings, a glory box of cushions, and a linen-covered chair,” Georgie says. The original four-room homestead was built in 1910, and Will’s parents added a sitting room and a lean-to style kitchen in the 1970s. A new wing, containing the bedroom Georgie and Will now occupy, a bathroom and Heatherly’s design studio, was built in the early ’90s. “The bones are the same but the house has had huge changes.”

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When the couple moved in, the homestead worked for them, and they only recently made some alterations to the layout. “I had to get a new laundry and, as we packed our tea in there, we decided to make the space a laundry–packing room. It made sense to move the kitchen to our bedroom, as there was only a wall between it and the sitting room,” Georgie says. The wall was removed and the new kitchen, completed last year, is open to the living area. The combination of painted Shaker-style cupboards, marble benchtops, a black Belling stove with matching rangehood and a splashback of black subway tiles give the kitchen a country feel with a modern edge. “We wanted the look of an English AGA, but chose the black Belling range cooker and a black resin sink, so the kitchen doesn’t look too traditional.”

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Engineered European oak flooring was installed in the hall and living areas, and the fireplace has a new mantel made from red gum milled on the property. Industrial-style steel-framed French doors now open to the verandah and the sitting room’s original windows have been replaced with much larger ones to capture the view of the surrounding landscape. “The room had smaller windows, but we wanted to be able to see up to the hills: this room is all about the view.”


We hear of the positive outcomes time and time again when we collaborate with like minded people.  Our home represents many pieces of works that have been a labour of love……  from two of my favourite artists Richard Claremont and Darren Gilbert, to Jacob our stone mason who travelled five hours to install our kitchen bench tops personally.   I am thrilled that their work has been acknowledged in this feature.  The beauty of opening our doors and sharing creates opportunities for us all to be inspired and connect with like minded people. 

in recognition of all the creatives who have helped create the heatherly home – Darren Gilbert Nest Drawing in Living Area, Tait Timber Oak Flooring, Schots Emporium Pendant Lights and Antler Chandelier, Charming Botanical Artwork in Sitting Room by Ali Wood, Remembered Landscape above Fireplace by Richard Claremont, Heatherly Design Hampton Wingback Bed in Designers Guild Cassandra fabric.

Georgie xx


Thursday, April 13th, 2017

You may have already seen on our social media that I will be hosting an evening on the 3rd of May with a very special guest – Steve Cordony. I’m so looking forward to the event that is sure to be as fun as it is informative. Steve will be styling our Sibella bed as well as sharing his expert tips on how to add Winter warmth to the bedroom.

I have long admired his bold and emotive style. Possibly because these are some of the things that draw me to design, but I also feel Steve has such a unique aesthetic. As an Interior Stylist and Style Director at – large of Belle Magazine, Steve relishes being able to create theatrical sets and events that he can relive by flicking through the pages of a magazine.

With a wealth of experience and knowledge, Steve has worked across a range of areas in the design industry, where his talent and expertise has seen him create stunning events and interiors for clients such as Lancome, Ralph Lauren, Waterford, Land Rover and Georg Jensen.

I would love for you to join us at our Sydney Showroom/The Life Style Edit on the 3rd of May for what will be a wonderful celebration of all things interiors. With spaces filling quickly please email us here to RSVP.

Georgie xx

Some examples of Steve’s inspiring work…




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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017


As many of you may know, I love any excuse for a little redecorating and the arrival of a new season is always the perfect time to give my bedroom an update. With cool Autumn nights upon us, I adore curling up in bed with a cup of tea and a good book. With that in mind, I’ve put together some tips for creating the ideal bedroom haven at this time of year.

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Autum-ise Your Bedding
Nothing says cosy quite like a lovey Cashmere Throw, draped over the bed for added texture and warmth. Replace the Summer white bed linen with warmer tones such as deep blues, greys, dusty pinks and browns. Moodier colour schemes set the tone for the perfect retreat. Piled up Velvet Cushions in rich jewel tones such as teal, gold and deep pink are the ultimate in Autumn bedding. Introducing new colours and textures through soft furnishings is an ideal way to easily transforming your bedroom.


Add Luxury With Velvet
Velvet is such a luxurious fabric that not only feels incredible to lie against but oozes style. Everything looks a little regal covered in velvet, don’t you think? It catches the Autumn light streaming through windows beautifully too…. velvet is simply a must in the bedroom at this time of year!

Play With Pattern

A statement piece of furniture will give your bedroom an instant new season update, adding a touch of interest without overpowering the space. Choosing pieces in patterned fabrics is a fabulous way to transform your bedroom into an oasis you’ll want to hide away in all Autumn. A bedhead, chair or footstool mixed with other textures makes for an ideal space to bunker down as the weather cools.

Toy With Timber
Rich Autumn fabrics and tones team perfectly with timber pieces in the bedroom. Bedside tables in quality materials such as Victorian Oak stacked with candles and low, soft lighting makes all the difference to the feel of a bedroom. Timber pieces also work back beautifully with rich Autumn textures and tones, such as cashmere and velvet . Another little tip – be sure to choose a bedside lamp with low watt, warm toned bulbs for maximum effect.


Feeling inspired to give your bedroom an Autumn update? Click here


Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

I am so proud to launch a new season of divine bedheads and bedroom furnishings in luxurious winter palettes.

Celebrating 10 years of bespoke furniture design and craftsmanship, our ethos is to offer clients attention to detail and personal styling that takes bedroom furnishing to a new level.

I hope that you love this new collection as much as we do and thought you may like to view this behind the scenes video that captures the heart and soul of our business.

Georgie xx


View the New Collection here

An afternoon with Chyka Keebaugh

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

It was an absolute pleasure creating three customised bedheads for the divine Chyka Keebaugh’s new Holiday Home recently. CEO of The Big Group and star of hit reality TV series ‘The Real Housewives of Melbourne’, Chyka came to us with a very clear vision for the bedrooms – a clean, neutral look that created a calm escape. For the childrens roomshe chose our Hampton  wingback design and for the main bedroom we “tweaked” our  Empire for a minimal contemporary look. Once the handcrafted beds were ready, the Heatherly team ventured down to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula on a sunny afternoon to install the new beds with Sleeping Duck mattresses which we are very proud to be aligned with. It was also a wonderful opportunity to hear more from Chyka on why she chose these specific designs and why Heatherly was her first port of call when it came time to dressing the rooms. As this film of the day shows, Chyka was absolutely thrilled with the results!

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