Above, design concept – and below, executed in reality…
A few weeks ago I shared with you part one of the renovated interiors at the iconic Beach Hotel (‘The Beaches’) Newcastle.
Well now I can share with you another finished function level, which follows a similar style to the top floor.
Shades of greige and beachcomber styling are complemented by on-trend chevron marble mosaic columns and a stunning trio of clay chandeliers.
Step inside the gallery on Facebook…
Above, reality and below design concept.
Finally I’ve got a #gallery of images to share with you. Step inside this beachy beauty…
And the best news? This is merely the entree my friends: stay tuned throughout what’s left of 2015 as I wave my style wand through the massive four public bars on the ground floor. I have a feeling this will be the place to be come #summer.
Out of all the interiors trade events each year, Life in Style is a firm favourite of mine as it champions smaller, boutique Aussie designer brands.
So I was thrilled to be featured on the Sparkk stand at the annual Melbourne event.
Sparkk were promoting their cushions to retailers in particular, with exciting results that the Tim Neve ‘Anchorage’ collection has been picked up by many around Australia, so expect to see my cushions in a store near you soon!
My wallpaper and fabric designs were on display too, in fine company alongside Lisa Lapointe, Shibori, Bethany Linz and more…
Sparkk are known for their bold colour and pattern, as the stand display shows!
It’s been a non-stop month, with the icing on the cake taking my ‘Sandcastles’ book tour to Victoria for the first time.
After the success of our Salvaged Styling Workshop at Pottery Barn Bondi, Sydney earlier this year my next stop was the Chadstone, Melbourne store.
We had so much fun once again styling up a storm using found objects alongside beautiful Pottery Barn wares.
Pssst! Expect more summery dates later this year in our sunnier states…
Above: salvaged props on standby
Above: a vignette styling example
My exciting debut cushion range with Sparkk studio was launched at the Newcastle Home Show on the weekend!
“Taking inspiration from what he knows best, stylist Tim Neve’s debut cushion collection features nine different coastal-inspired patterns across over twenty colour ways. The range is produced in collaboration with renowned Sydney design studio Sparkk, known for their bold patterns and bright colours. Each cushion is produced digitally on-demand on a variety of quality basecloths from linen styles to textured weaves”.
Shop the full range at store.timneve.com
Above, as posted on Tim’s instagram feed:
So excited to finally reveal my debut wallpaper and textile design collection in collaboration with the wonderful Sparkk studio…
“Taking inspiration from what he knows best, Tim Neve’s debut fabric, wallpaper and cushion collection features nine different coastal-inspired patterns across cover twenty colour ways.The range is produced in collaboration with renowned Sydney design studio Sparkk, known for their bold patterns and bright colours.Inspiration came from Tim’s favourite styling props: sea-worn ropes and nets, vintage maps, and nautical signal flags.From the on-trend geometric motifs of ‘Alpha Delta’ to the watercolour hues of ‘Mermania,’ the designs mix traditional hand drawing with vintage illustrations and computer-generated patterns.The range is then produced digitally on-demand on a variety of basecloths for fabrics and wallpapers, ranging in durable quality for residential to commercial use, from sheers to textured weaves.Mixing serene nautical blues, deep indigos, watery aquas and sizzling sunshine tones, the range’s release is perfect timing as we go into Spring/Summer in Australia.”
Shop the range online here: store.timneve.com
I’m just back from the U.K. where Sandcastles my book has been released.
The highlight would have to be getting to sign copies of the book in retail giant Selfridges in London!
Here I am in store, thrilled to discover the book sitting top-shelf…
Above: An image from ‘Sandcastles’ with a distinct English feel. Photography: Johan Palsson
Exciting times! #sandcastlesthebook this month has been released in the United Kingdom with Murdoch Books.
To celebrate the launch, Tim is heading over to London. Watch this space to see his adventures unfold…
Americans, don’t fear – a special U.S. edition of the book with Harper Collins is due out in June.
Tim caught animated in full-flight styling mode!
This week in this special styling workshop, Tim brought the pages of his beautiful book to life to help others create their very own “sandcastle” or coastal-inspired interior.
Over light refreshments provided by our friends at Cellarmasters and catering from Williams-Sonoma cooking school, Tim showed how easy it is to avoid the decorating clichés and think like a stylist at home by mixing key pieces with your own collection of salvaged objects.
Guests watched Tim in action, then gave it a go themselves, encouraged to bring in small objects from their own collections (such as seashells, driftwood or souvenirs) mxing in beautiful wares from Pottery Barn available in store.
Catering was provided by neighbouring William Sanoma’s Cooking School.
With Chantal from Pottery Barn, Australia.
A vignette created by a guest using found objects and Pottery Barn wares.
So excited to launch my first book ‘Sandcastles – Interiors inspired by the Coast’ in my hometown of Newcastle, NSW this weekend.
You’re all invited to the shopfront – pictured here – which has been transformed for the occasion with an array of coastal style vintage wares, in an appealing underwater palette of blues and greens. It’s also a celebration of one year since I first started trading in Islington, NSW.
Officially released this week around Australia by publisher Murdoch Books, Sandcastles is a beautifully designed, hardcover, 275 paged coffee table book filled with homes situated along our east coast styled in Tim’s signature aesthetic.
I like to think Sandcastles aims to show coastal styling in it’s purest for. That is, not the clichéd and kitsch version that comes to mind sometimes. Nautical is also a key trend in interiors for 2015. If you can’t make it in person to pick up a copy just jump over to the online store to order your signed book.
This is one in a series of book signings, readings and events over the next couple of months in both Newcastle and Sydney, including US retail giant Pottery Barn, that will include novel activities to suit the nautical theme – like fake sailor tattoos for attendees and master sandcastle sculptors doing live displays. Check out the full event schedule here.
INVITATION: BOOK LAUNCH
Saturday March 7, 2pm – 4pm at:
STYLIST TIM NEVE – Shopfront
Cnr. Maitland Road and Beaumont Street, Islington NSW 2296
Now trading weekends! Open Fri-Sat-Sun 10am-4pm