The team behind Kip & Co have just released a brand new collection for spring/summer, of course its bold, fun and colourful! It also includes a collaboration with my friend and Stylist Sarah Ellison, take a look below or click here to see more and to buy online
I asked the 3 fabulous woman behind the brand to give me a little insight into their world – guaranteed its got to be colourful right!
1. where do you live?
Barwon heads located an hour out of Melbourne on the Bellarine Peninsula – Hayley
2. how would you describe the look of your home?
We recently purchased an old 70’s retro brown brick which comes complete with floral royal blue carpet and orange kitchen. We are not retro fans so it’s undergoing a renovation right now!!. – Hayley
3. what is your favourite thing in your home?
My favourite thing in my home is my sleek American Oak timber bed made for us by my husband James’ business, Concrete Architecture – Hayley
4. what do you collect?
Memories mostly but certainly have a love for rugs and seem to have a good collection of bedding funnily enough! – Hayley
5. what are you loving right now?
I’m loving Spanish euro inspired interiors and rustic raw use of materials in the home… I’m heavily in the design process of our new home so being inspired by interiors at the moment. Also loving loads of fresh young coconut and chia puddings – Hayley
6. coffee tea or?
decaf – Hayley (but thats true for us all!)
7. what is on your shopping list?
Food wise everything and it’s a full trolley at the end. Apart from food it’s new furniture … Would loooove a Togo couch for the new house and Oly lights from Coco Republic … Dream on! – Hayley
8 – FAVOURITE THING TO DO ON THE WEEKEND
We spend time everyday at the beach where we live (Point Lonsdale) – rockpooling, swimming, walking the dog. It’s pretty heavenly down here. We just love the beach so much. – Kate
9 – FAVOURITE STREET TO SHOP IN?
Gertrude Street Fitzroy for sure. It has everything! I love Third Drawer Down for gifts, Dagmar Rousset and Obus for clothing, Pressed Juices for amazing drinks and foodie options are endless. From Casa Ciuccio to Enoteca to Cutler & Co to Ladro to Trippy Taco – breakfast lunch and dinner we are beyond spoilt on gertrude st. – Kate
10 – FAVOURITE DAY OF THE WEEK AND WHY?
Saturday – Mal is around and we often have friends from Melbourne visit for the night which we love. – Kate
11 – FAVOURITE PLACE TO SHOP?
A real favourite for me is the Geelong Vintage Market. I end up there often for a fossick. Somedays you find nothing and other days you find treasures like nothing else around. Have a good hour up your sleeve if you ever hit this place. It’s enormous. – Kate
12 – FAV PLACE TO EAT
Rita’s in Abbotsford is my absolute favourite spot to eat right now. We go once a week after work as it is right near our studio. – Kate
13 – WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE DISH
I make a healthy and delicious chicken vegetable soup with a full chook, lots of herbs and garden vegies. Mal and our little fella Zig love it with crusty bread and butter. I make an irrestible salted butter in the thermomix too. – Kate
14 – WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE DRINK
Champagne. Enough said. – Kate
15. favourite holiday destination?
You can’t have just one can you? I’d get a round the world ticket Tokyo – Rome – Marrakesh – New York – Melbourne – Alex
16. favourite quote?
We are all sitting in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde. – Alex
17. what are you reading?
Gold finch by Donna Tart. – Alex
18. Music are you listening to?
Loving Jungle, Saw at Laneway this year and still on repeat.
19. what are you working on right now?
Finding more balance in my life! – Alex
20. what/who are you inspired by?
Kate and Hayley inspire me! And other small business owners who are giving something original a crack and doing it with grace and generosity. – Alex