Friday, 30 November 2012

Bentwood Chairs

 Here at Vavoom, we love our Bentwood Chairs!

We sell the real deal, no cheap replicas or 'inspired' pieces in sight.

Beautifully crafted by the Thonet Brothers in Poland, the Bentwood Chair has also been known as the No. 14 or the bistro chair, and is the most famous chair created by the Thonet chair company.

Designed by Michael Thonet and introduced in 1859, these stunning chairs are made using a unique steam-bending technology, known as bentwood, that required years to perfect. Some 50 million Bentwood's were sold between 1859 and 1930, and millions more have been sold since.

The Bentwood is a classic piece that is simultaneously modern and practical. Used in cafes, restaurants and homes worldwide for over a century, they are now available in a gorgeous array of different colours and finishes to suit your own personal taste and aesthetic.

Own a piece of history by adding a Bentwood into your own home!

Here at Vavoom, we carry the Bentwood in the following colours and finishes:

As well as - Walnut, Light Wenge, Raw & Natural (not pictured).

We also offer an embossed seat which is available in the colour range of Walnut, Light Wenge, Raw & Natural. (Embossed seat pictured below):

The Bentwood is loved and praised by many designers and architects and would make a great addition to your home or business.
As Le Corbusier (architect, designer, urbanist and writer, famous for being one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture) said of the Bentwoods: "Never was a better and more elegant design and a more precisely crafted and practical item created."

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Pre-Christmas Sale

The Christmas season is almost upon us, and in celebration we have a Pre-Christmas sale to share with you all!

*Keep checking our Facebook and blogs for future updates about even more amazing sales and offers!*

(from left to right)

1. First up on our list, the Antique Mirror 3 Drawer is an incredible one-of-a-kind piece. Fitted with three spacious drawers to keep all your bits and pieces safe, our Antique Mirror 3 Drawer will reflect the rest of your bedroom.

2. Our Bentwood Chairs are the real deal! Beautifully crafted by the wonderful Thonet Brothers in Poland, these incredible chairs have been used as key pieces in restaurants and cafes worldwide for over a century. Our
Bentwood Chairs are available in blue, orange, yellow, white, green, black, brown and natural.

3. Up next is our Xanti Jar Chrome (Large), a beautiful high fired, glazed ceramic ginger jar to glam up any room. A great decorator piece, our Xanti Jar Chrome (Large) is the perfect piece for your bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, loungeroom...the options are endless!

4. Our Cowhide Ottoman is a fabulous, trendy piece that has enough classic style to stay relevant throughout time and work well with any style of decor. A stunning black and white cowhide covered ottoman studded with brass studs and fitted with gorgeous timber legs with castors.

5. A perfect piece for your kitchen, dining room or outdoor area, our Recycled Spanish Glass Urn is a unique and stunning gift idea! Eco-friendly, practical and gorgeous, this piece will make a beautiful addition to your, or a loved one's, home!

6. Our Industrial Stool Adjustable is an incredibly versatile piece, with an adjustable height you can use them as bar stools, occasional stools or even as a very unique and cute bedside table! With a timber seat and an iron base, these popular pieces can transform any room or compliment the rest of your decor.

7. The perfect piece for the Summer season, our beautiful and bright Hammocks would look incredible in any backyard, porch or pergola area! Availbale in orange, blue, lime, tan, yellow and red - these Hammocks can also be used indoors.

8. Our Linen Cushion in Eat-Sleep-Bike-Repeat (Brown) is one of the newer additions to Vavoom Emporium as we expand our homeware ranges. Perfect for your inner bike lover (or bike loving friend!), this cushion cover is handmade and painted with a unique and gorgeous design.

9. Looking to add a little fun back into your decor? Our Bean Bags are the perfect way! Manufactured here in Australia, featuring original design prints and (where possible) using environmentally friendly based inks, these retro chic styles are made to last as the are create using only great quality fabrics. Check out some of the different styles and colours on our website, our Summer favourites are the bright clashing Japanese style floral in melon orange, and the vibrant lipstick berry floral. Images of both colours will be featured at the end of this blog post.

10. Our Candle in Hello Hamptons is a gorgeous gift idea! A soy blend candle, beautifully packaged in a stylish glass resuable jar, Hello Hamptons burns for approximately over 60 hours. Made in Australia, the Hello Hamptons scent is a classic blend of freesia blooms, evoked with sweet pineapple, peaches and cranberries. The delightful fragrance will transport you immediately to your own gorgeous inner beach holiday.

11. Do you, or someone you love, have a passion for cute, kitsch and vintage? Then our gorgeous Fine Art Print in Mint Camera would make an excellent home addition! Taken by a professional, commercial and artistic photographer from South America, these prints are incredible quality. Printed in matte, ultra smooth, acid and lignin free archival paper by a professional lab you can be certain that these gorgeous prints will stay vibrant for a lifetime!

Looking for an extra special Christmas present for yourself (or someone you reaaaaaaally love)? Then our elegant and glam Amelia Queen Bedhead might just be the thing! Featured above in champagne, it also comes in a classic black and a vibrant berry shade. Featuring faux velvet with glass cut diamond buttons and natural timber legs, our Amelia Queen Bedhead is the picture of decadence.
Pair our Monroe Ottoman with our Amelia Bedhead for a complete look! Available in champagne (pictured) or black, this ottoman a perfect piece to fit at the end of your bed or at any other location in your house.

Additional pictures of some of our favourite (perfect for Summer) Bean Bags styles:

Above is our gorgeous Japanese Floral Melon style.

Below is our stunning Lipstick Berry style.


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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Amazing Grace/She Shopped/Vavoom Emporium Competition!

In conjunction with Amazing Grace Hepburn Springs and She Shopped, here at Vavoom Emporium we are currently running an exciting competition through which you could win a weekend* getaway for you and three friends at the incredible luxury self-catered Amazing Grace Hepburn Springs, furnished and styled by Vavoom Emporium!

Valued at $1090.00, to enter this amazing competition follow these three steps:

#1 - 'Like' Amazing Grace Hepburn Springs on Facebook - click here

#2 - 'Like' Vavoom Emporium on Facebook - click here

#3 - Enter your name and email into the form on She Shopped - click here

Hurry, this incredible competition closes on Friday 16 November 2012 at 7pm AEST! The winner of this amazing prize will be announced on Facebook and notified through email.

To read more details about Amazing Grace Hepburn Springs and this competition, click here!

To enquire regarding bookings, events or more information at Amazing Grace you can call Lisa on 0411 035 000, or click here!

To view more photos and information about Amazing Grace, click here!

To visit SheShopped, click here!

To visit our website (Vavoom Emporium), click here!

*The winner of the Amazing Grace/Vavoom Emporium competition will be responsible for all travel arrangements in getting to and from Amazing Grace, Hepburn Springs. The prize is not available for redemption on public or school holidays. The prize includes two nights accommodation for up to 4 people and is valued at $1090. It also includes a bottle of champagne and goody basket on arrival. All other expenses associated with the weekend getaway are the responsibility of the winner.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Bathroom Blogging

Although bathroom renovations seem scary, expensive and long-winded; it can be relatively easy to transform your bathroom into a spectacular area of serenity and calm with just a few key pieces and an understanding of what will be best to reflect your house and personality.

When starting a renovation or redecoration, first it is important to understand your space. We recommend getting accurate measurements and dimensions so you can begin to decide how best to furnish and decorate the area. 

There is no easier way to add tranquility and calm to a room than by adding a bathtub. Perfect for relaxing after a long day with a good book and a glass of champagne, the bathtub is a great addition to any bathroom.

For smaller, narrow spaces - consider getting a full-length window built into a wall to open up the space if permitted. A window will also add to the tranquility, particularly if you have a nice view outside the room. A bath built into the floor adds a unique quality to any bathroom and also gives the illusion of a more spacious area.
If you would prefer an above ground tub, look for wide and narrow (this is when measurements will come in handy so you can determine how much room you have to fit). Consider getting a dual shower and tub to save on more space if you would prefer to have the convenience of both.

If you have more space to work with, consider making your bathroom more individual and unique by incorporating one strong colour throughout the room. The contrast of white and red in the bathroom above really makes for a stunning visual.

If you decide to travel down this path, it is a good idea to first consider how you would like the room to feel, as the colour you choose (and whether it is warm, cool or neutral) will affect that. Create a strong contrast by utilizing this colour against white, black, grey, silver, gold or another block colour.

Chandeliers also look incredible in bathrooms, hanging either in the center of the room or over your bathtub. Make sure to choose a chandelier that will balance your room well and compliment your colour palette choice.

For an apartment or loft complex, an open space large bathtub can look and be incredible. If you have the area, this is a great option (although costly) to consider. Try mixing different textures and colours - if you have the a lot of space, this will draw attention and make the room fill fuller even if it isn't necessarily full.

If your children have separate bathrooms to you, a great way to be fun and still stylish is to pick your child's favourite colour and reflect that throughout the bathroom. The above image shows a great utilization of the colour pink for a young girls bathroom.

Fresh flowers, plants and fauna motifs add life to a bathroom. If you don't want the fuss or can't handle the smell of living flora and fauna, a few well picked fake flowers in a pretty vase can look equally as beautiful.

A fireplace or fire-piece looks fantastic next to a bathtub, take inspiration from the above image by emphasizing the warmth of the room with deep browns, mahogany, gold tones and white. If you a fireplace is not practical or wanted in your bathroom, an easy way to achieve a similar effect with decoration is through candles. Mix and match different sizes of candles to create an interesting look, but if you're choosing scented candles ensure that you only stick to one scent at a time to avoid a sickly stench.

How incredible is this bathroom with a view of the ocean? That is definitely a dream view for relaxation and achieving a pure state of calm! Even if you don't have such an amazing view, add a touch of the ocean to your bathroom with beachy inspired artwork or photographs.

Having a step up towards your bath is both practical and elegant. To avoid a slippery step, buy an adhesive grip mat in a shade that compliments the rest of your room and decor.

If you're renovating or building a bathroom, a great way to save on space and be unique is to create a shelf bath similar to the one above. Shelf baths really add a spa like vibe to any bathroom, particularly when paired with a wide window and some greenery.

If you are currently (or thinking about) redecorating or renovating your bathroom, we'd love it if you'd share your story and style with us! Talk to us on Facebook ( or on Twitter (@VavoomEmporium)! Or leave a comment on this blog post!

If you have any styling tip requests or blog post requests, we'd love to hear them as well.

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