Spring home makeover with Shop South Australia

Blue skies, sunlight and blooming backyards are three signs of spring that have us preparing to store away those woollen jumpers with joy.

A spring clean of your home is one way to prepare for the sunshine season, but without knowing where (or how) to start, we decided to call in the experts.

Meet: Caroline Owler and Nadia Yelland, professional home organisers and stylists, and founders of Adelaide-based home decor styling consultancy, Edited Interiors.

We asked the duo to share their ultimate editing tips for every room in the house incorporating their favourite picks from the new Shop South Australia marketplace to spruce up your space for spring.

Caroline and Nadia from Edited Interiors.

Meeting after their children started school together, the pair quickly discovered a shared passion for creating stylish and functional interior spaces.

With seven children between them, they understand the importance of having an organised home and life.

So set aside the weekend, take a few of the following tips on board and treat yourself to a little something on Shop South Australia, where you’ll find more than 300 local products from over 65 brands.

• Do a stocktake of mugs, cups and saucers. Spoil yourself with new items but be sure to donate excess crockery.

• Give the pantry a good clean out. Wipe down shelves, cupboards and doors, and check expiry dates on all products, discarding any that are out of date.

• Group together key ingredients for your favourite weekday meals. Grouping products together makes cooking dinner (and writing the shopping list) quicker and easier.

Shop SA: Tea 4 Two Art teapot

Bedroom & wardrobe
• Rearrange your wardrobe so all current season’s clothing is front and centre.

• Edit your clothes as you rearrange and decide what to keep, sell, donate and ditch.

• Do an inventory of bed linen and donate extra items to charity. Give new bed linen a spritz of linen spray after washing.

Shop: Linen & Lime 2 Colour Linen Quilt 100% French Linen

Living areas
• Give your sofa an update by adding new cushions. Add a throw rug to create extra layers of cosiness.

• Edit your collection of books and magazine. Pass on, return and donate those you no longer wish to keep.

• Burn scented candles for warmth and ambience. Insider tip: Etikette’s candles are scented based on SA destinations including Seacliff, Heysen, and Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas.

Shop: Etikette ‘Eyre’ Soy Wax Candle

• Edit bathroom towels and decide what to keep, donate or discard.

• Keep towels fluffy by washing them in warm water and don’t use too much detergent. Adding a cap of white vinegar to the rinse cycle also helps.

• Check the expiry dates of medicines and cosmetics – discard any items that are out of date and stock up on items you know you’ll need.

Shop: Yard Skincare Mandarin & Kunzea Handcream

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Sonia Bavistock is a fashion and lifestyle blogger and also has her own social media management and copywriting business. Sonia is passionate about all things South Australia and can often be seen dining out with a glass of wine in hand.

Shop South Australia is home to a unique collection of over 300 South Australian gifts and goods from more than 70 local makers & producers. Choose local and Shop South Australia.

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Your guide to WOMADelaide’s market scene

Will you be one of 90,000 festival goers who dance the world away in Botanic Park at this weekend’s WOMADelaide?

The four-day open air festival is back from March 9–12, but aside from the beats, street theatre and visual artists, be sure to check out WoMade, a South Australian-only design market featuring some of the state’s best creators.

The market will showcase fashion, homewares, accessories and goodies designed and handmade locally.

WOMADelaide is one of the strongest instalments in Adelaide’s Mad March period, as almost half of attendees are interstate visitors, delivering $15.1m to the SA economy.

So do your bit in choosing SA by stopping by WoMade.

Stallholders include Bluebell Design, the Butcher Byrd, Colour This. Design and Print, Delilah Devine, Hello Cactus, Hey Reflect’o, Julie White, Naomi Murrell, One Thousand Lines, Renee Damiani Jewellery, Shanghai Lil & The Scarlet Fez, Squink, Wonder What You Were and Wrappa Reusable Food Wraps.

Here’s our top six WoMade picks:

1. Julie White 

Adelaide-based artist Julie White creates these beautiful bold and original silk scarves and specialty socks inspired by native flora and fauna, deserts and the sea.

She recently gained a Master’s in textile print at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art and her label is renowned in Adelaide fashion circles for its individuality and colour.

Julie White’s new Gone Troppo collection will have you missing summer. Big time.

2.  Naomi Murrell

Spots, soft pinks and sailboat stripes are aplenty in Naomi’s new fashion collection Paradiso.

She’s been designing clothes, jewellery and accessories since 2009, working out of a small studio on Ebenezer Place in Adelaide’s CBD.

The accessories, which include earrings, rings, necklaces and bangles, are delicate and feminine with a bright and bold twist.

3. Renee Damiani Jewellery

Just looking at Renee Damiani creations will make you feel happier.

The playful, bold and original jewellery pieces are guaranteed conversation starters and once you purchase your first pair of earrings it’ll be hard to stop.

The jewellery line is handmade from Renee’s Adelaide studio from a mix of hand-dyed plastic tubing, PVC, acrylic, plastic bubbles and polymer clay.

4. Hey Reflect’o

Finally, safety is stylish!

Hey Reflect’o is a funky cycling safety gear designer, creating vests, caps and bag covers to ensure riders can be seen when pushing pedals.

Just look for the fluorescent stall.

5. The Butcher Byrd

These leather pieces are handcrafted by Adelaide’s Sasha Carroll and made in SA from start to finish.

From soft travel bags to structured old-school backpacks, The Butcher Byrd pieces are examples of craftsmanship at its finest.

Think trusty leather satchels, totes and purses that last more than just the weekend – but a lifetime.

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6. Wonder What You Were

These one-of-a-kind eco-conscious accessories are festival gold.

Designed in SA, handcrafted using recycled textiles and made in Cindy Choua’s home studio, these earth-friendly clutches and zippered pouches are essential for carrying your coins, festival passes, lippy and other essentials.

Many of the fabrics are vintage inspired, mixed, and clashing – exactly how it should be at WOMAD.


Can’t wait until WOMADelaide to check out an array of local artists and makers? Head to Shop South Australia, Brand South Australia’s online marketplace.

Visit I Choose SA to find out how you can support our state by choosing South Australian businesses, products and services.

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