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What should be in a guest room? 8 essential additions so your friends give you a 5 star review!

What should be in a guest room? 8 essential additions so your friends give you a 5 star review!

                                               (Image credit: Ishka Designs Inc, 50 1stdibs)

Guest rooms come with the added predicament that they are typically unused and the smaller room in the home. 'A guest bedroom is often the unloved room in the house where more mundane tasks take place, like sorting the washing,' points out Brooke Aitken of Brooke Aitken Design. 'It is the poor cousin of the master bedroom, lonely and used sparingly unless utilized as the now ubiquitous home office.

However, a guest bedroom should be a gracious host to a traveling visitor,' Brooke says. To help you plan a guest bedroom to be proud of, we've spoken to the designers to find out their top hosting tips.

A guest bedroom isn't like any other room in the house, and designing the space is all about putting yourself in the mindset of a visitor. Instead of getting tempted to fill it with your favorite things, you need to think about what your guest wants, and how to make it a calming retreat, fitting for all who use the space overnight. It's about creating a little oasis of calm away from hosts and ensuring they are as cozy and comfortable as possible.

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Rill and Stone handmade Ceramics collection

Rill and Stone handmade Ceramics collection

People who appreciate handmade ceramics understand the process takes time, passion, love and commitment. Handmade ceramics are unique, no two pieces will ever be the same. Different clays shrink at different rates from approximately 10- 20% depending on the type of clay.


The clays that are used are all stoneware or porcelain and have been chosen for the results that can be achieved with the glazes that are mixed.

The glazes are chosen so that we can achieve specific colours or finishes and sometimes applying two glazes to get different effects. These glazes are not commercially available and take a lot of testing to achieve the results that we want to attain.

Stoneware ceramics are usually fired twice. The first firing is called a bisque fire and usually the kiln temperature will be between 900 and 1000 C. The second firing is a glaze firing to vitrify the piece and the temperature is raised to about 1250 to 1280 C (depending on the glazes and the clay).


Any exposed pieces where there is no glaze will have a liquid quartz applied to them to create an invisible, long lasting, protective barrier against moisture, food juices, & other contaminants. Stoneware is dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe. Most pieces can go from the oven to the table to the dishwasher.

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Business of Home - Arrow inspired designs

Business of Home - Arrow inspired designs

Arrows are suddenly everywhere, and the look is on point. Along with providing geometric interest, dart motifs supply a dash of graphic drama that won’t disrupt a clean-lined interior scheme. From hand-tufted rugs to textured wallcoverings, Business of Home presents six of-the-moment finds that offer a fresh spin on the pointed pattern.

WINTER RUG ‚ÄĒ TSAR CARPETS
A plush floor covering with a biomorphic twist, the wool-and-Tencel Winter rug by Rill + Stone in collaboration with Tsar Carpets features a hand-sketched arrow like tree branch motif.
https://businessofhome.com/articles/six-arrow-inspired-designs-for-a-pointy-touch
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Subzero Wolf Sydney event with Tsar Carpets & Rill+Stone

Subzero Wolf Sydney event with Tsar Carpets & Rill+Stone

Rill+Stone showcased our Night Blue rug and samples at the Subzero showroom in Sydney. Tsar Carpets and Rill+Stone joined a large gathering of Sydney designers and listened to a talk by Belle / H&G editor Tanya Buchanan.

Thanks to the Subzero Wolf team for putting together such a wonderful event that was catered perfectly. Thanks also to Michelle from Tsar Carpets joining us in showcasing one of our Passage rugs.

 

 

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Tsar presents Nexus at London Design Week 19-23 September, 2022

Tsar presents Nexus at London Design Week 19-23 September, 2022

Nexus is a sensory experience showcasing sculpturally crafted rugs that are both functional and aesthetic - A tale of nature and connection told through the medium of design.

Nexus showcases in-house Tsar designs alongside collaborations with leading architects and designers including Brooke Aitken - Rill and Stone.

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Passage collection wins Gold at the Sydney Design Awards

Passage collection wins Gold at the Sydney Design Awards
Product Design - Homewares
This award celebrates creative and innovative design for either a component or overall product. Consideration given to aspects that relate to human usage, aesthetics, selection of components and materials, and the resolution of assembly, manufacturing and the overall function.
 
Brooke Aitken and Tsar Carpets have collaborated to create a stunning collection of rugs and the Rill and Stone team are over the moon with this prestigious award from Better Future.
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New book launch: House Stories Old vs New

New book launch: House Stories Old vs New
Renovating a home can be intimidating. Finding your style is the first step to creating your dream home, whether you're buying a new place, or designing ground-up construction, Through clear descriptions this book helps you create a cohesive feel with your home décor.
Hardcover
25 x 29 cm 9.8 x 11.4 in Architecture and Interiors 336 pages 350 colourful images.
 
The beautiful hardcover book also includes helpful information on creative solutions to personalise your space, including design ideas from Brooke Aitken Design.
With hundreds of stunning photographs. HOUSE STORIES is a lush exploration of what is possible for you and your home, whatever the size and budget.
 
 
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