All Aboard! Long hot Summer days are nearly upon us, it’s time for some Spring cleaning… Admittedly, I’ll succumb to some mandatory cleaning, but for the most part, the changing season hails ‘newness’ for me. Freshening up, embracing the outdoors, injecting some cool new pieces into our humble abode. Getting that Summer time vibe in place has me styling, re-working & tweaking like a crazy lady. I’m on standby to house deliriously happy, salty, sun kissed people (and lots of bbq’s & wine).
My pick this season for some style upgrades, the All Aboard collection by Ourlieu. An Australian homewares label that nails the good-time Summer lifestyle. Ourlieu; meaning ‘our place or space’ believes in the importance of beauty. From the lovely abodes we create around ourselves, to the wide open places of the world in which we live.
The ‘All Aboard’ collection embraces paired back earthy tones with soft accent colours. My faves; gorgeous peach & fresh mint. These work amazingly with a monochrome base and add the perfect amount of seasonal ‘on trend’ colour to a space. A mix of typographic, floral accents & patterned prints have been thoughtfully designed across cushions, pillows, clutch bags & wall hangings. It all ties together as a collection beautifully.
Part of the Ourlieu approach to design is about minimising the materials used. Obtaining what they need from environmentally responsible sources throughout the production and delivery of each range. From organic cottons to the printed soy inks on their swing tags. These guys are committed to providing high quality, enviro-friendly homewares.
I asked the awesome woman steering the ship, Lauri Elks a ‘fast five’ to learn more about the brand I’m loving right now.
1. So Lauri, what was your absolute lightbulb moment?
I was working as a designer for a clothing brand, but decided I wanted a change. I thought by having my own brand it would allow me to work it around my lifestyle. I also thought there was a niche in the home wares market for something new and fresh as I was finding it hard to find products that reflected my personality. And with that, Ourlieu started with an aim to reflect a relaxed and fun vibe.
2. Where do you draw your inspo from?
My inspiration is drawn from my holidays and the places I love.
3. The ‘All Board’ collection, how would you describe it?
With All Aboard I incorporated earthy muted tones to create a relaxed vibe. I think the colours really set it apart from my previous ranges.
4. What can we expect from the brand in the future?
I love introducing new products into my ranges so look out for some newness in the future!
5. And when you’re not creating for Ourlieu where can we find you?
I would be found riding my bike with my family along the foreshore or in the evenings sitting on the beach with them having a beer.
Ahh yes, I’m digging your style Lauri. Bring on Summer. Be sure to check out a selection of the ‘All Aboard’ collection below… Love love love. You can shop the full range here at ourlieu.com