Alfresco Emporium

Bermuda Collection

With such a fabulous response to our Bermuda rattan collection we have extended the range to now include a console, mirror and bookcase. Available in both brown and white the range adds character and charm to any room. It is sophisticated yet casual and all very practical pieces. Whether you introduce them to a child’s bedroom, home office or living space the collection is simple but with great detail and made for durability.

Bermuda Mauritius Dining Chair

Bermuda Console Brown

Bermuda Armchair Brown

Bermuda Coffee Table Brown

Bermuda Bookcase Brown

Bermuda Armchair White

Bermuda Coffee Table White

Bermuda Bookcase White

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Nautical By Nature

Which nantucket lounge, anchor stripe throw and leather magazine holder.

Oh, the Hamptons. You have long been our inspiration in your many forms. As we approach the cooler months you once again inspire us. Your rugged seaside charm, the backdrop for many architectural dream homes, a combination of organic beauty and refined grace.

This season we have looked to you once again and expanded our ‘forever’ blue and white palette to include shades of grey and driftwood. Classic stripes, as always, a relaxed base for us to build on. Natural elements like leather, timber and coral are softened when complimented with cotton and woolen textiles.

Once again we look to your natural landscape to include an abundance of hydrangeas which give our rooms life and crispness, whether in white, blue or green. Thank you ‘Hamptons’ for your endless inspiration.

Giant navy clock, indian trunk, navy cushions and oars in timber containers.

Close up of nautical dinning table.

Rattan desk with leather magazine holder.

Nautical dinning table, raffia runner with navy napkin.

White nantucket lounge with anchor cushion and rattan side table.

New Glasshouse The Hampton candle and diffuser.

Nantucket armchair white with brown rattan coffee table.

Seagrass baskets under Bohai elm alter.

Carved Indian chest used as coffee table with rattan armchairs.

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Sid Dickens Night 2017

Thank you to all the Sid Dickens Club members and friends for attending our very special Sid Dickens night on February 24th, made possible by the kind offer from Sid, Greg, Carmen and Maureen to visit our Collaroy store during their time in Australia. Like many guests, Sid and team did not come empty handed! Sid Dickens has been very busy creating 100 Limited Edition Memory Blocks, which we featured in-store on the night.

We have been carrying Sid Dickens Memory Blocks since we opened a small store in Neutral Bay in April 1998, 19 years ago. We first saw the blocks in an American magazine, which started a hunt for how we could stock them in our stores. From the very start they have attracted collectors and have been a focal point in our stores wherever they have been placed.

Once again, a big thank you to everyone who attended, we hope you and anyone who could not make it on the night enjoy the following photos.

 

Below: Limited Edition Blocks Still For Sale

The Memory Blocks pictured below were part of the 100 Limited Edition pieces handcrafted by Sid and displayed on the night. Each Memory Block comes with a certificate of authenticity and is signed by Sid Dickens. The blocks are $269 each. Please call on (02) 9919 0601 to enquire about availability.
Limited Edition blocks still for sale.

A large crowd in front of the Limited Edition wall.

A close up of the Sid Dickens Limited Edition Blocks.

Sid, Moreen and Carmen in fornt of Sid's blocks.

A customer poses with Greg and Sid Dickens.

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Friends in front of Sid Dickens Memory Blocks.

Sid Dickens signing his Memory Blocks.

Mother and daughter in front of Sid Dickens Memory Blocks.

Staff member Sarah and customers posing with Sid Dickens.

The staff of Alfresco Emporium with Sid Dickens.

A crowd in front of the Sid Dickens Limited Edition Collection.

Sid Dickens and Greg.

Customers in front of the Inspiration Spring Sid Dickens collection.

Michael Hore taking a block of the Limited Edition wall.

Customers hold up their Limited Edition Sid Dickens blocks.

Customers in the crowd.w

Customers with Sid Dickens.

Customers having their blocks signed by Sid Dickens.

Customer with Sid Dickens.

Sid Dickens posing with customers.

A group of customers having blocks signed by Sid Dickens.

A couple with Sid Dickens.

Sid signing a block and posing with a customer.

A customer has a block signed by Sid Dickens.

A family with Sid Dickens.

Mother and daught talk to Sid Dickens.

A customer poses with Sid and another holds up her limited edition block.

Couple posing with Sid Dickens.

A customer poses with Sid Dickens.

A customer poses with Sid Dickens.

A group of customers pose with Sid Dickens.

Customers pondering which limited edition block to purchase.

A customer with Sid and the back of a Limited Edition Block.

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Cabana Bags For Summer

Navy white stripe with orange border Cabana Bag.

Some days it doesn’t matter how organised you are it feels like you still haven’t quite got it together, and one of those times can often be packing for a picnic or for the beach. Let us introduce you to the ever stylish Cabana Bag. You will have enough room to store everything together, without breaking your back when you go to pick it up.

Made from waterproof polypropylene, keeping it light and waterproof, you can put all your wet towels and swimmers in without having to worry about ruining your bag. This also makes it a perfect vessel to use as an additional esky, filled with ice to keep all your bevvies icy cold and easy to reach. The extra large size and sturdy handles makes it a great bag for parents carrying kid’s gear as well. Two external pockets mean small items can be kept together within easy reach, so you don’t need to be digging around for hours trying to find the keys or phone.

There are three designs available and I’m sure the hardest part will be choosing which one to go for.

Black and white palm trees Cabana bag.

Green palm trees Cabana Bag

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Style Icon: Bunny Williams

Cover of Bunny Williams' book A House By The Sea

The never ending inspiration you can get from a hard cover book is astounding. Especially when it is a classic like India Hicks, Ralph Lauren, Barclay Buttera or Bunny Williams. Bunny Williams may not be a household name here in Australia but she has certainly put her mark on interior design in America. An established interior designer for decades, Bunny mixes Caribbean charm and seaside flair in her latest book, House by the Sea, a collection of photographs of her home by the Caribbean Sea. Her home is a collaboration of treasures. Antique furniture which dates back to the 1800’s, mixed in with rattan furniture and ceramic ginger jars. The mood she creates in her home is relaxed whilst being surrounded by such exquisite artworks and fabrics. A talent not many can master. It may seem a little voyeuristic, but opening the pages of this book and stepping foot into her home is both inspiring and relaxing. Page after page of beauty and inspiration, a tribute to this talented designer, awaits you.

Blue and white ceramics on table and in living room.

Wicker coffee table and chair.

Table setting for entertaining.

Towels on bamboo tray.

Outdoor furniture next to the pool.

Inspiration for getting the Bunny Wiliams look.

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