To put it mildly, 2021 has been challenging for us all – a journey which will make Christmas this year all the more sweet!

After a year of lockdowns and border closures, we’re looking forward to a December packed with scrumptious food, festive cocktails and overdue reunions with family and friends.

Naturally, a key part of Christmas is giving. If you’re on the hunt for gifts to suit someone with a penchant for interiors, take a look at these pieces from some of our favourite exhibitors at Decor + Design and the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF); co-located shows which will return to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 14 – 17 July 2022. 

Kave Home Australia

Founded by Francesc Julià in Spain and formerly known as LaForma, Kave Home has become known for its quality and ‘Barcelona Living’ aesthetic. Julià started as a lathe operator and his knowledge of turning furniture and his entrepreneurial vision made him see the potential of the furniture field.

The company has since become a top name in international furniture design, manufacturing and distribution, with a presence in more than 80 countries. Kave Home are a popular exhibitor at Decor + Design and the Australian International Furniture Fair. All Kave Home’s furniture is designed and then manufactured in-house, with a dedication to sustainability.

In addition to their exquisite furniture, Kave Home also have a beautiful line of home accessories – perfect for gifting this festive season! We love the ‘Mode’ basket, ideal for storing a throw rug or magazines, as well as the ‘Thai’ baskets (feature image above).

Lara Scolari Gallery

Lara Scolari is one of Australia’s most exciting emerging contemporary visual artists. Her gestural paintings are making a serious splash on the international art scene.

“I have learnt not to get too caught up in the outcomes but to just let the process happen and the magic will come”. – Lara Scolari

Scolari makes exquisite statement artworks for architects, interior designers, home owners, stylists and decorating professionals that enhance and complete a space. She will be exhibiting at Wall Street at Decor + Design and the Australian International Furniture Fair in 2022, which is a dedicated area for surface artists.

Thinking of gifting an artwork for Christmas? We love Scolari’s piece Stick Picking at Yethera.

In Mixed Media, it engages with the viewer through gestural shapes and layers of ink which echo the sentiments of communities farming the land. The earthy palette is comprised of Burnt Sienna, Red Oxide, Payne’s Grey, Yellow Oxide, Orange and White.

L & M Home

Founded in 2000 and previously known as Linen & Moore, L & M Home has become a Mecca for stylish collections of home accessories, bed linen, table and bath. They focus on natural materials rich in texture and character and work with artisans around the world from their base in Melbourne, telling stories of craftsmanship and creativity. We can’t wait to see their collections in 2022.

L & M Home work across both the wholesale and retail sectors, and have an extensive online store. For Christmas, their selection of high-quality throws is hard to go past.

We particularly love the Empire Earth Throw, part of L & M Home’s Empire range which features a beautiful scallop design in tones of natural, umber and earth. These unique cushions and throws are hand loomed from 60% pure wool and 40% Tussar silk.

Tussar is known for its distinctive gold lustre and rich, uneven texture – a result of the manufacturing process being entirely by hand, making each piece subtly different from the next.

Bisque Interiors

Founded in 2000 by husband & wife team Kathy and Ralph Brauer, Bisque Interiors have become a favourite exhibitor at Decor + Design and the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF). 

The company was started as a result of Kathy’s passion for homewares, combined with their mutual love of travel. This combination has lead to the relaxed, unstructured, global look that Bisque has become known for around the world as a leading brand in homewares and fashion.

When it comes to gifts, we just adore this Terracotta Jug, made in Indonesia and available in 3 different sizes.

See Kave Home, Bisque Interiors, L & M Home and Lara Scolari Gallery at Decor + Design and the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF), 14 – 17 July 2022.

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