AKD LOVES: THE WOMEN WHO RAISED US

To the ones who have nurtured us, loved us and raised us; to those who deserve to be honoured, cherished and pampered every day – May 12 is all about the mums out there.

And to the grateful daughters, it’s no small feat picking out a present worthy of mum. Such a present probably doesn’t exist, but if it did, you might just find it in this gift guide, curated with love by the studio. 

Our gift guide this year is inspired by femininity, strength and unconditional love – all the attributes that make mums so special.

Let us celebrate the women that raised us in style.

Happy Mother’s Day from the AKD team xx

A fragrance that is unapologetically feminine, Jasmine 17 by Le Labo would make a thoughtful gift for any floral-loving mum. Available at  MECCA .

A fragrance that is unapologetically feminine, Jasmine 17 by Le Labo would make a thoughtful gift for any floral-loving mum. Available at MECCA.

Treat your fashion-loving mum to this silk necktie tank from  Zimmermann . Pretty in pink never looked so good.

Treat your fashion-loving mum to this silk necktie tank from Zimmermann. Pretty in pink never looked so good.

Sydney-based artist  Hannah Carrick  captures beautiful, natural, female forms. We’ve totally fallen for her celebrations of women and no doubt mum will too.

Sydney-based artist Hannah Carrick captures beautiful, natural, female forms. We’ve totally fallen for her celebrations of women and no doubt mum will too.

A contemporary twist on the old-fashioned pearl, we’re already adding this  sculptural, double-band ring  to our carts. One for us, one for mum… right?

A contemporary twist on the old-fashioned pearl, we’re already adding this sculptural, double-band ring to our carts. One for us, one for mum… right?

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PJs can look dreary, but these  silky, striped set  are the perfect gift for the type of mum who enjoys snoozing in style.

PJs can look dreary, but these silky, striped set are the perfect gift for the type of mum who enjoys snoozing in style.

Artist Vipoo Srivilasa  is on a mission to relieve “stress, anxiety and exhaustion” with his happy and uplifting works of arts that focus on love and pets. A most fitting gift for the overworked mum in need of some TLC.

Artist Vipoo Srivilasa is on a mission to relieve “stress, anxiety and exhaustion” with his happy and uplifting works of arts that focus on love and pets. A most fitting gift for the overworked mum in need of some TLC.

If a woman can never have too many lipsticks, she must have this stylish lipstick holder to keep them all in, via  Design Stuff.

If a woman can never have too many lipsticks, she must have this stylish lipstick holder to keep them all in, via Design Stuff.

Gift your mum the midas touch with this oh-so-outré gold and ostrich feather lamp from  Becker Minty .

Gift your mum the midas touch with this oh-so-outré gold and ostrich feather lamp from Becker Minty.

AN ODE TO ALL THE MOTHERS

Sunday 14 May is a day to celebrate all the wonderful mums in our lives - whether it's your own mother, if you're a mother yourself or you simply know a mother, all mums deserve a day of celebration full of kindness, gratitude and admiration. As well as those warm and fuzzy feelings, show Mum you love her by gifting one of our beautiful ideas below . . . 

The beautiful Smith-Blush chair would be a fabulous addition to any home, but especially the perfect spot for little ones to sit on Mums' knee at story time. Available at  Barnaby Lane . 

The beautiful Smith-Blush chair would be a fabulous addition to any home, but especially the perfect spot for little ones to sit on Mums' knee at story time. Available at Barnaby Lane

Treat your Mum (or yourself!) this Mother's Day with a special manicure.  Broadsheet Sydney  has compiled a list of the best nail spas in Sydney to make every Mum feel like the special lady she is. 

Treat your Mum (or yourself!) this Mother's Day with a special manicure. Broadsheet Sydney has compiled a list of the best nail spas in Sydney to make every Mum feel like the special lady she is. 

A baked treat is a beautifully thoughtful way to show someone that you love them. This delicious lemon tart recipe by  Donna Hay  is a favourite classic.

A baked treat is a beautifully thoughtful way to show someone that you love them. This delicious lemon tart recipe by Donna Hay is a favourite classic.

An  Eberjey  silk robe could be just the thing to spoil Mum, by adding some luxe and simple pleasures to her every day items at home. 

An Eberjey silk robe could be just the thing to spoil Mum, by adding some luxe and simple pleasures to her every day items at home. 

This silk scarf with it's beautiful feminine patterns and featuring Australian natives, has been designed by Edith Rewa. As soon as it was profiled in  The Design Files  we knew it would make a perfect gift for Mum. 

This silk scarf with it's beautiful feminine patterns and featuring Australian natives, has been designed by Edith Rewa. As soon as it was profiled in The Design Files we knew it would make a perfect gift for Mum. 

For the busy Mum who enjoys a classic cocktail or just some 'me time', this fabulously glamorous Gin mixer pack is enough to whet the appetite of any Mum who's usually the one being shaken and stirred by the little ones! From  Hard To Find . 

For the busy Mum who enjoys a classic cocktail or just some 'me time', this fabulously glamorous Gin mixer pack is enough to whet the appetite of any Mum who's usually the one being shaken and stirred by the little ones! From Hard To Find

Finally someone has designed some stylish slippers! These beauties from  Mahabis  are perfect for the style-conscious Mum on the move. They have been designed as indoor-outdoor slippers, with a detachable rubber sole for outside use, and a warm, cosy liner when inside the home. 

Finally someone has designed some stylish slippers! These beauties from Mahabis are perfect for the style-conscious Mum on the move. They have been designed as indoor-outdoor slippers, with a detachable rubber sole for outside use, and a warm, cosy liner when inside the home. 

Why not spend some time with Mum and take her out for a lovely meal? The brand new  Mentmore and Morley  cafe in Sydney's Rosebery has a menu for every one and is the perfect excuse to have Mum be waited on for once!

Why not spend some time with Mum and take her out for a lovely meal? The brand new Mentmore and Morley cafe in Sydney's Rosebery has a menu for every one and is the perfect excuse to have Mum be waited on for once!

For Mums around the world, give a gift that can change lives via a donation to  Oxfam  or other charities which help mothers and women in need. 

For Mums around the world, give a gift that can change lives via a donation to Oxfam or other charities which help mothers and women in need. 

WORTH CELEBRATING EVERY DAY

Mother's Day. It’s one of the most important days of the year. It’s the one day where we REALLY stop taking her for granted and thank her for all she does for us.

Last year the AKD studio was abuzz with the arrival of not one but two new baby girls when our Interior Designers Jess and Amandine both became first-time mums. It was an occasion to celebrate and our hearts and little design studio was bursting at the seams with love!

One year on and their first birthday cakes have been cut, countless fevers have been nursed, words are slowly being spoken and a million moments of joy and discovery have been captured on film. What a difference a year makes!

So much so, we are so very excited (and just a little bit smitten) to welcome another new addition to the AKD team, Alex’s second baby girl Gigi Alessandra was born on 15 April. 

Although no words or gifts will ever be enough to show mum how much we REALLY love her, we hope a little bit of pampering will go a long way this Mother’s Day because she’s worth it.

New Grandiflora ‘ Queen of the Night ’ scented candle

New Grandiflora ‘Queen of the Night’ scented candle

Custom monogramming by  The Daily Edited

Custom monogramming by The Daily Edited

Two Good Skin Care . With each purchase Domestic Violence NSW will deliver the same pack to a woman in a shelter this mothers day.

Two Good Skin Care. With each purchase Domestic Violence NSW will deliver the same pack to a woman in a shelter this mothers day.

Brunch at one of  Broadsheet’s  ‘Four New Cafes To Try’

Brunch at one of Broadsheet’s ‘Four New Cafes To Try’

Anything by Sydney-based jewellery designer  Maria Lizunova

Anything by Sydney-based jewellery designer Maria Lizunova

Vita Kin  blouse with embroidered kilim stitching

Vita Kin blouse with embroidered kilim stitching

La Promeneuse  – a new decorative object designed to diffuse the most emblematic fragrances of Cire Trudon, and Cyrnos – an aromatic citrus garden scent.

La Promeneuse – a new decorative object designed to diffuse the most emblematic fragrances of Cire Trudon, and Cyrnos – an aromatic citrus garden scent.