WIN WIN WIN with Foresty Home


Our good friends at Forestry Home have a new range of their gorgeous blankets available and to celebrate they are offering one lucky Milo and Mitzy reader the chance to win one of their 100% organic lambs wool blankets in navy blue. The new colours available include navy blue , red , bottle green and black. These blankets measure at 130X180cms  and look amazing on any couch or chair or in your bedroom. We use ours all the time watching telly at night.



To win all you need to do is head over to Milo and Mitzy and Forestry Homes Facebook pages and like and share the photo of the Foresty Home Blankets on found on the Milo and Mitzy page. Simple simple! Be sure to comment share on the post so I can see who is in the running. Competition closes November 3rd.

Amy x

House Tour -










If you loved the hall way that I showed you on Milo and Mitzys Facebook page recently, then you will love the rest of this home. Really, what is not to love? Immediately that kitchen captures my attention. Im sure it's those open kitchen shelves along with the awesome subway tiles and that fab wooden bench top. Seriously what is not to like?

To achieve a similar look see below for details.



Gran Cushion cover from Jamie Kay
Turkish towels from Ottoloom
Miners lamp from LET LIV
Tony Sly Pottery from Tony Sly
Striped Rug from LET LIV

Amy x

Images via

That House!

If I was ever asked who my favorite photographer is, my answer would have to be 35 year old Copenhagen based  Line Klein. Now you may have seen this home before that Line Klein photographed with the help of stylist Helen Wiggers belonging to fashion designer Stephanie Gundalech but I just cant resist showing it to you again. It is everything that I am loving at the moment and then some.






Those wooden floors, the art work, that furniture especially that incredible blue chair and wooden trestle table pictured above, those kilim rugs, all of the lights and that taxidermy above that amazing bed! DREAM! See below to achieve a similar look in your home.


From top left


Happy Monday. Long weekend for us here in my part of the world. 

Amy x

House tour - small living






All images via here
Quick post today showing small family living at its best. This particular family sure know how to utilize space. Its no secret that I am a huge lover of muted colours in the home. As well as falling for this colour pallet I also love how this home mixes trends and materials. I am big sucker for those white washed floors in the childs bedroom above, the mix of cushions used and that industrial lighting.

To achieve a similar look in your own home stock up on pieces such as these amazing wares as seen below.


I WANT EVERYTHING!

Right, I off to collect more wool, seems people are getting cold over seas and then Frankie, Rob and I are off to the local AMP show. Happy Thursday.

Amy x

Gorgeous photography by Kim Timmerman

Mister Zimi - summer lovin.






Ahhh so many good things to look forward to in life at the moment. Sorry if you have heard me harp on about this before but I have just this week finished my 4 year primary teaching degree,  I am 2 weeks away from baby number 2, Frankie has just turned one and I think its the coolest age, summer is just around the corner!!!!! Can you tell I am just a little bit excited? Before I got pregnant with Frankie, I was extremely fit. Actually feeling the best that I have felt in a long time. So to be pregnant 2 years in a row has been a bit of a struggle as this second pregnancy was definitely incredibly testing at times. I am so looking forward to getting through that new born stage with baby number 2, enjoying the summer and getting fit again. 

Its fair to say I have been scouring through my favorite fashion websites, dreaming about what I am going to buy when that weight has dropped. Top of my list is almost everything from Mister Zimi. These guys rock and are so inspirational. I recently read an interview on them which you can read here. Their story is quite something and will definitely influence you to follow your dreams. Oh and they have the BEST lifestyle... and they seem so cool! 

Also Milo and Mitzy's chunky knit throws are flying out the door. Seems that just because it is summer over here, that isn't stopping anyone from buying woolen products. In fact I have had a few orders of late for wedding presents which I think is a cool idea. Also lots being shipped over to England and beyond. Our colour range at present is charcoal, ivory, natural fawn, light grey and dark grey. We will be getting some more images up soon and new designs to come in the next couple of months. More excitement to look forward to. Email me for more details, miloandmitzy@gmail.com. 

Right, I really am babbling now. Happy Tuesday.

Amy x




House Tour - How a designer lives













This house, not something I would usually go for actually. I would call this modern with a touch of art deco. Perhaps I am totally wrong there. What did catch my eye here is the mix of styles used and how well they actually all work together.  Painted brick walls, concrete and chevron floors, black, grey, Subway tiles, retro styled furniture and pop culture art work. Phew, but for some reason it all works. 

And no wonder it all works.  This house belongs to English interior designer Kathryn Tyler. A home she built based around vintage pieces of furniture that she had collected over the past decade. 


Amy x

The Paperbird Society





Super rad, eco friendly tote bags from Melissa, self professed bird nerd at The Paper Bird Society. Pretty awesome wee gifts if you ask me or simply treat yourself. You deserve it.

Amy x

Online stylists - 3 companies to watch

It is amazing really what you can achieve with technology these days. Three companies that have been on my radar for a while now and are utilizing technology well are TDC Style,  Hide & Sleep and Roomie. 

Each of these companies offer online interior styling services to their clients creating style maps/mood boards, working specifically to create a room to fit their clients needs. Not only will they provide their clients with space and colour options, the best bit is that they are able to point their clients in exactly the right direction when buying products to finish a room. These three designers are in the know when it comes to sourcing objects therefore the hard work really has been done for you.

Below is a mood board put together by each company demonstrating exactly what they can do for their clients and how they meet the specific needs for their clients of each room. 


Michelle from TDC Design incorporates a Scandi feel using a monochrome pallet with pops of colour for a young boys bedroom seen above. With a large internet following Michelle is well known for putting together mood boards integrating current trends and items that are already in her clients home.  



Hide & Sleep specialises in children's rooms. Based in Australia Jacinda knows exactly where to source the best products from. Jacinda has a great eye for detail and amazing ability to make things work that you never thought would.



With over 10 years experience, Tina at Roomie works with her client to a set budget, using her expertise on items such as lighting and flooring to bring a room together to meet her clients needs. Tina is also in the know when it comes to great deals and discounts. 

3 fabulous online stylists to keep an eye out for. Head over to their websites to check out more details.

Amy x

Guest Post - Anna of Ottoloom

As most of you know, a busy time for us here at Milo and Mitzy and so I have called on Anna of Ottoloom to help me out. As I mentioned, Anna runs New Zealand business Ottoloom selling gorgeous turkish towels and bedding,  not to mention Anna has a great eye for design and is a massive lover of textiles. 

Find out more about Anna here and do pop over and check out the goodies she has on offer which are also currently stocked in places such as Superette Store and Tea Pea. Anna will be popping up on Milo and Mitzy from time to time so watch this space. Thanks Anna.

Well I am very excited to share my first Milo & Mitzy guest post with you all.  A fan of Amy’s blog for some time, I hope you enjoy this as much as all the lovely things Amy regularly posts about.

So it won’t come as a surprise that I’m a lover of beautiful textiles having launched Ottoloom.  What I’m really loving at the moment is the clever use of photography and textiles.

Here I feature a few New Zealander’s who are doing this very well.
Firstly Good& Co.  WOW these scarves are just simply beautiful.  New Zealander Lilly Toogood combines fashion and art to produce 100% silk twill or modal scarves that feature deconstructed photos from her travels as the scarf print.  So beautiful and so clever and she now stocks around the world.

Here are a couple close to my heart.


Made in Lake Como, Italy (my most favourite place in the world apart from New Zealand of course) the Fonte Gaia2 combines beautiful mint and grey with tassels – perfect for summer.


London Limited takes me back to the first days of Spring when the trees come to life in the wonderful parks around the city.


An investment but one that is worth it as these are just exquisite and timeless.

Another one to watch using a similar technique is Bird and Knoll.  Founded by Macayla Chapman and Natalie Knoll, they also use photos from their travels to create prints on cashmere blend scarves – yummy for winter.  They will be launching their winter 2014 range soon, get a sneak peak here.


Hilary Upton is an amazing photographer based in my neck of the Woods – Ohope Beach, Whakatane.  She creates lovely art prints and blocks but has also branched into homeware and accessories that feature her prints.  
 
I particularly love her cushions.

Lemon, String and last time would look fab together. (All seen below)

I also love her florals including lost, blush and peony.


And I have to mention the i phone cases, peony and fawn.  Just look how cute that fawn is?!


So some clever little cookies that hail from NZ eh?!

Enjoy

Anna x

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