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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, December 28th, 2016

You’ve made it through the craziness of December and now it’s time to take a well earned break by the beach. But as you look around the beach house you realise it needs a little update. So I thought I’d share some of my tips for creating the perfect coastal bedroom. Pour yourself a vino, put your feet up and read on….


1. Be led by your bed.

The most important element of any bedroom is the bed. The type of bed and bedhead you choose will dictate the look and feel of the entire space. It’s the starting point of your room then how you decorate with linen, cushions and furniture will help create the mood. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and play with colour. What people often find surprising is this can actually create space and depth to a small space too.


2. Blues and greens should definitely be seen!

Bring the colours of the sky and ocean into your bedroom with shades of green, blue and navy. Your bedroom will come to life with indoor plants too adding a calming, tropical oasis. Include a floor rug for added texture and warmth.


3. Only the best for your guests.

Every guest bedroom should have extra pillows and blankets, fresh flowers & drinking water. I love the idea of lots of bed and floor cushions in natural fabrics for lazy afternoons reading. Create a nook at the end of the bed with a bench seat for extra comfort too.


4. Be a Nature Lover

Take your inspiration from nature with natural timbers and woods.  Sandy paint tones, driftwood browns and shades of the deep blue sea will help you achieve this. Earthy linens and clean graphic artwork finish the look. Bedside tables are a must for any room but keep them clean and practical so as to compliment the bedhead and not draw attention away from it.


5. Let there be light.

Ivory walls and white washed or oak timber floors create light. Simply opening windows and removing heavy curtains can make a world of difference. Incorporate one bold highlight colour to add depth. The bright orange of the sunrise is a great choice for a coastal bedroom.

                                                                                                  Georgie xx

You can find out more about our coastal style bedheads and furniture here