ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS . . .

We love celebrating all the festivity and frivolity that Christmas brings each year. But since we spend most of our days fulfilling design wishes and briefs for our clients, we're more than just a little bit excited about making our very own design wish list and checking it twice . . . or thrice! 

So whilst we are busy wrapping up many of our beautiful projects for our clients in time for Christmas, we're also hoping to be unwrapping one or two of these beauties for ourselves very soon . . .

Happy holidays! 

 
Alex is dreaming of the ‘Gioielli’ wall light by  Giopato & Coomes  with it's jewel-like qualities and a pop of green.

Alex is dreaming of the ‘Gioielli’ wall light by Giopato & Coomes with it's jewel-like qualities and a pop of green.

Julia is coveting the gorgeous  DelPozo Mini Bow Clutch from Moda Operandi  (in every colour of course!) because, well, girls just wanna have fu-un! 

Julia is coveting the gorgeous DelPozo Mini Bow Clutch from Moda Operandi (in every colour of course!) because, well, girls just wanna have fu-un! 

Demi will be keeping cool this Summer in an effortlessly chic linen dress by  Alex and Trahanas . 

Demi will be keeping cool this Summer in an effortlessly chic linen dress by Alex and Trahanas

Julia is hoping Santa will generously add to her collection of Fferrone glassware this Christmas, available at  Becker Minty . 

Julia is hoping Santa will generously add to her collection of Fferrone glassware this Christmas, available at Becker Minty

A tray for your Christmas table, and a beautiful piece for your home all year round, Alex is coveting the  Classic Rectangular Tray by A&Y Augousti  in jet black shagreen. 

A tray for your Christmas table, and a beautiful piece for your home all year round, Alex is coveting the Classic Rectangular Tray by A&Y Augousti in jet black shagreen. 

Christmas toasts will never be the same with these spectacular 'Half Cut' Coupes by  Lee Broom . Cheers! 

Christmas toasts will never be the same with these spectacular 'Half Cut' Coupes by Lee Broom. Cheers! 

The Arancini simmable lamp from  Moda Piera  creates ambient light perfect for intimate and homely spaces. Another perfect housewarming gift for Jess this Christmas!

The Arancini simmable lamp from Moda Piera creates ambient light perfect for intimate and homely spaces. Another perfect housewarming gift for Jess this Christmas!

Alex has always dreamed of having her very own 'Renaissance Woman' and her dreams could come true this Christmas with the striking bronze sculpture available from  Corbin Bronze . 

Alex has always dreamed of having her very own 'Renaissance Woman' and her dreams could come true this Christmas with the striking bronze sculpture available from Corbin Bronze

Natalie can't go past a classic scent by  Giorgio Armani . Say 'Si' this Christmas! 

Natalie can't go past a classic scent by Giorgio Armani. Say 'Si' this Christmas! 

Maddie has her eye on this red velvet  Santa Sac from Kip&Co  for all her Christmas loot! 

Maddie has her eye on this red velvet Santa Sac from Kip&Co for all her Christmas loot! 

When your jewellery obsession reaches new heights, its time to start wearing brooches! Alex adores this  Celine  brooch with hand-hammered medallions, brass and gold. 

When your jewellery obsession reaches new heights, its time to start wearing brooches! Alex adores this Celine brooch with hand-hammered medallions, brass and gold. 

Maddie can't wait for the Christmas cheers to begin as these ruby coloured  Waterford Crystal champagne flutes  are perfect for holiday season clinking!

Maddie can't wait for the Christmas cheers to begin as these ruby coloured Waterford Crystal champagne flutes are perfect for holiday season clinking!

Jess is looking forward to a sleep-in or two these holidays wrapped in beautiful linen sheets in shades of grey by  Cultiver .

Jess is looking forward to a sleep-in or two these holidays wrapped in beautiful linen sheets in shades of grey by Cultiver.

Finola is in love with the deliciously soft and leathery bags by Melbourne designer A-esque, with their metallic lining. The perfect carry-all. 

Finola is in love with the deliciously soft and leathery bags by Melbourne designer A-esque, with their metallic lining. The perfect carry-all. 

The 'Sphere and Stem' table lamp from  West Elm  will be sure to brighten up Natalie's Christmas!

The 'Sphere and Stem' table lamp from West Elm will be sure to brighten up Natalie's Christmas!

Jess adores the Elle Pipe coffee table available at  GlobeWest  - a perfect addition to her new family home. 

Jess adores the Elle Pipe coffee table available at GlobeWest - a perfect addition to her new family home. 

Finola thinks that eyewear chains are not just for old ladies and librarians! Take a look at these funky sunnies with matching chain from  Lucy Folk , the ultimate summery eyewear accessory. 

Finola thinks that eyewear chains are not just for old ladies and librarians! Take a look at these funky sunnies with matching chain from Lucy Folk, the ultimate summery eyewear accessory. 

Julia has finally spied the perfect planter trough for apartment living that's not only classically timeless in style, but also very lightweight! Available at  Even Spaces .   

Julia has finally spied the perfect planter trough for apartment living that's not only classically timeless in style, but also very lightweight! Available at Even Spaces.   

Demi will be pumping out all her favourite carols this years through the  Google Home  device. Hello Google, it's Christmas! 

Demi will be pumping out all her favourite carols this years through the Google Home device. Hello Google, it's Christmas! 

The  Tom Dixon range of Melt Copper Pendant Lights  will make Stuart's home look and feel extra Christmassy!

The Tom Dixon range of Melt Copper Pendant Lights will make Stuart's home look and feel extra Christmassy!

Add a bit of Christmas sparkle to your  Kester Black  nail polish this festive season - the rose gold glitter being an AKD favourite of course! 

Add a bit of Christmas sparkle to your Kester Black nail polish this festive season - the rose gold glitter being an AKD favourite of course! 

Dear Santa, Please let my twinkle toes sparkle in  Miu Miu  this Christmas, pretty please? Love Demi xx

Dear Santa, Please let my twinkle toes sparkle in Miu Miu this Christmas, pretty please? Love Demi xx

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

The tinsel adorns the shopping malls, the famous Christmas tree fills the Queen Victoria Building, carols are playing in the supermarket and Sydney is putting on its finest beach weather - and it's only November!

With the countdown to Christmas, it is a time to reflect on the year past and simeltaneously frantically finish everything we set out to do this year - in particular for our team, delivering beautiful homes for many of our wonderful clients. 

It is also a time to make that list, check it twice, and decide who has been naughty or nice! We have put together some of our favourite designer gifts for 2016 . . which we hope will provide some inspiration for your family and friends, or yourself. Go on, spoil yourself this Christmas and make it merry and bright! 

Alex is imagining the most design-conscious Santa listening to the whisper of children's Christmas wishes in this plush quilt sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec at  Living Edge. 

Alex is imagining the most design-conscious Santa listening to the whisper of children's Christmas wishes in this plush quilt sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec at Living Edge. 

On Stuart's wish list you will find the Patricia Urquiola mirrored and ribbed steel pitcher, a beautiful addition to the Christmas table. Available at  Top3 By Design .

On Stuart's wish list you will find the Patricia Urquiola mirrored and ribbed steel pitcher, a beautiful addition to the Christmas table. Available at Top3 By Design.

Alex has her eye on the Mason Magazine Rack to stack all her holiday reading, available from  Living Edge .

Alex has her eye on the Mason Magazine Rack to stack all her holiday reading, available from Living Edge.

Maddie is coveting these designer shades, perfect for the summer sun these holidays, by Dolce and Gabbana, available through  The Iconic . 

Maddie is coveting these designer shades, perfect for the summer sun these holidays, by Dolce and Gabbana, available through The Iconic

Jess is going bold with the  gold cutlery selection . These metallic beauties are guaranteed to set the scene for a delectable Christmas feast. 

Jess is going bold with the gold cutlery selection. These metallic beauties are guaranteed to set the scene for a delectable Christmas feast. 

Alex is mad about the  #ChandelierLove  limited edition silk scarf collaboration between Mr Minty and Good&Co. 

Alex is mad about the #ChandelierLove limited edition silk scarf collaboration between Mr Minty and Good&Co. 

This  oil burner  features on both Jess and Stuart's wishlists. Will they fight over it or will it just make the perfect office desk accessory for all of us to enjoy? Time will tell . . . 

This oil burner features on both Jess and Stuart's wishlists. Will they fight over it or will it just make the perfect office desk accessory for all of us to enjoy? Time will tell . . . 

Maddie is coveting the cutest table lamp, the 'Night Owl' by Nikolai Wiig Hansen at  Cult Design. 

Maddie is coveting the cutest table lamp, the 'Night Owl' by Nikolai Wiig Hansen at Cult Design. 

Julia loves the Marbled Interior Gem Cup by  Milly Dent , a uniquely handcrafted ceramic cup that adds a touch of sculptural magic to one of the most simple of daily routines.

Julia loves the Marbled Interior Gem Cup by Milly Dent, a uniquely handcrafted ceramic cup that adds a touch of sculptural magic to one of the most simple of daily routines.

Jess has fallen head over heels for this Carrara and brass platter - two of her favourite materials in one beautiful object for the home! Available through the  Design Hunter.  

Jess has fallen head over heels for this Carrara and brass platter - two of her favourite materials in one beautiful object for the home! Available through the Design Hunter. 

Demi is dreaming that the Christmas Tree will be decorated with lipsticks, in particular the Hot Lips by Kim K.W. available at  Charlotte Tilbury . 

Demi is dreaming that the Christmas Tree will be decorated with lipsticks, in particular the Hot Lips by Kim K.W. available at Charlotte Tilbury

Alex adores these hand made hats, a beautiful story of a mother and daughter team celebrating the native myths and cultures of South American Tribes, via  Yosuzi.

Alex adores these hand made hats, a beautiful story of a mother and daughter team celebrating the native myths and cultures of South American Tribes, via Yosuzi.

Finola is a big fan of the  Velour   Mojito Circle Beach Towel , the perfect roundie for days spent relaxing and frolicking at the beach. 

Finola is a big fan of the Velour Mojito Circle Beach Towel, the perfect roundie for days spent relaxing and frolicking at the beach. 

Demi is going to shake it like a polaroid picture this Christmas with the limited edition Michael Kors X FUJIFILM Insta Camera available at  Michael Kors. 

Demi is going to shake it like a polaroid picture this Christmas with the limited edition Michael Kors X FUJIFILM Insta Camera available at Michael Kors. 

Stuart wants the Oyster Perpetual Deepsea  Rolex . How can you blame him?! 

Stuart wants the Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Rolex. How can you blame him?! 

Julia combines her two loves - Christmas and linen -  in one gorgeous ' 12 Days of Christmas ' package.  

Julia combines her two loves - Christmas and linen -  in one gorgeous '12 Days of Christmas' package.  

I'M DREAMING OF A DESIGNER CHRISTMAS

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . . 

The 'Surprise Light' evokes memories of childhood parties and Christmas all year round via Lightly

For the spontaneous Summer weekends away, how could you go past a leather weekender by Eddie Harrop

Distinctive, individually handmade (and of course copper!) garden tools designed specifically to connect hand and earth for the considered gardener via Grafa

Whether you're spending New Years curled up by the beach or by a fireplace somewhere exotic, a pair of Olivia Von Halle silk pyjamas is a must-have for all seasons.

 

A dramatic and architectural take on Kelly Wearstler’s signature use of mixed metals and geometric forms, this floor lamp will light up your home this Christmas and beyond via Becker Minty

There is something so romantic and beautiful about an old fashioned polaroid, via Hunting For George

A new pair of swimmers from the Zimmermann Summer collection are beautiful enough to wear from the beach to the bar! Via Zimmermann 

Hermès have teamed with Apple to release the ultimate modern accessory this Christmas via Apple

This Kitchenaid was made for us! The iconic mixer has been released in three shades of metallic this season via Williams Sonoma

Carved from solid alder wood with a hand-gilded gold finish, the 'Limited Edtiion Gold Eames House Bird' has been crafted after an artefact of America folk art treasured by Charles and Ray Eames via Living Edge

Heading to cooler climates for the holidays, take these adorable furry mittens on your travels! Via  Glamour Pussy NYC

Heading to cooler climates for the holidays, take these adorable furry mittens on your travels! Via Glamour Pussy NYC

Of course we have to include something from the Tom Dixon range! The ingenious spherical spice grinder via Macleay on Manning

OK, so I don't think the lyrics went quite like that, but what would I do with a partridge in a pear tree anyway?!

We hope you find some of your designer dreams under the tree this Christmas. You have been nice haven't you . . .