Scorching Hot Trending Props

Scorching Hot Trending Props

The festive season is in full swing, and that means one thing: events, events, events! Here are the props in hottest demand for this summer’s soirees, celebrations and ceremonies.  Velvets Bring in a touch of effortless chic with our gorgeous range of Velvet Furniture. Making a statement for any occasion, we just love our Green Velvet Lounge for a formal affair, or our blush and gold velvet ottomans for a trendy cocktail party. Timber Swing Swing into Summer with our new favourite Prop, the Timber Swing. Creating the perfect interactive photo backdrop, the swing can stand alone or be embellished with greenery, florals or custom signage to really keep that selfie game strong! Greenery Our range of Faux Greenery is the perfect accessory for those tropical parties. No better way to embrace the warmer weather (or escape the cold chill) by being surrounded by plants both tall and short. Our new 2.7mH Banana Palms and 2.4mH Fiddle Leaf Trees are our top picks for statement greenery.  Hot Styling Tip: Team all three trending props together for a Luxe Tropical Oasis Event your guests will never stop posting...
Hamptons Summer Style

Hamptons Summer Style

Dating back to the nineteenth century, the locality of ‘The Hamptons’ has included a group of villages and hamlets on Long Island, New York. Originally devoted to agriculture and fishing, the destination is now a popular summer destination and home to America’s elite – boasting some of the most expensive land prices in all of the US. The combination of coastal living, wealthy society and touches of colonial architecture have transformed The Hamptons into its own recognisable style that is coveted the world over. But what exactly is that? It’s French provincial meets Scandinavian minimalism meets Californian coastal. It’s whitewashed timber, heapings of soft linen, touches of royal blue and no-fuss natural textures. It’s elegant, clean and refined. It’s right at home in our blistering Australian summer for easy, breezy entertaining from long sun-drenched brunches to cool evening soirees. And best of all, we have everything you need right here! SHOWN ABOVE:  Timber Table Louis Chair Fringed Cushion To recreate the look at home, you are already one step ahead if you have timber floors and/or matte white walls. If not, fake it till you make it with thick cotton curtains and a textured rug. Choosing the right size rug is important for this detail-oriented scheme. As a general rule, the rug should not sit inside of the furniture – when the furniture ‘frames’ the rug, the space automatically looks smaller. By choosing a larger size rug and placing the furniture on top of the rug, an illusion of more floorspace is created. Natural fibres like jute or seagrass are perfect for minimal coastal style. Deep, comfortable couches in...
Winter Celebrations: Christmas in July

Winter Celebrations: Christmas in July

  Can you believe it’s almost July! With a pumping start to 2018 it’s time to recharge our mojo and celebrate all the successes this year has brought so far. Cue the mulled wine.   Why Christmas in July?   Why not, it’s our chance as Queenslanders to satisfy all those cozy white-Christmas dreams. Well as close to satisfying them as we can. And even though I’m picturing family and friends bundled around a fire, passing the frosted fire ball bottle with Michael Buble serenading us, the reality of our ‘chilliest’ month brings Ugg boots, weekend beach trips and themed celebrations. Bring it on.   What’s inspiring us this season?    CASINO ROYAL  Gather your employees, cue the dirty martinis, clip on the suspenders and fasten your seat belts. We’re taking you on a top secret mission involving horses, coastal lines and extravagant castles. So take a chance and roll the dice. We dare you.     FUNKY TOWN 5. 6. 7. 8. Grab your faux fur coat and sequin shorty short and let’s cruise underground to funky town. There’s no better way to take on that winter chill than to groove and shimmy into the sunrise. See you on the dance floor.   THE EXCLUSIVE COTTON CLUB   Dust off your flapper dress and pile on the pearls. It’s time to twist and turn back to the 1920’s with a Cotton Club underground soiree. Just make sure you sip your champagne from classic coupe. And all that Jazz… For more DIY ideas hustle over to our Pinterest page… https://www.pinterest.com.au/theprophouse/we-love-winter-wonderland/  ...
Shining a light on The Prop House Mums

Shining a light on The Prop House Mums

We asked The Prop House mums about their ultimate Mother’s Day breakfast and what type of flowers you’d find on their tables come Mother’s Day… Heather What does your ideal Mother’s Day morning/ breakfast look like? I am alone in a 5-star hotel enjoying room service breakfast in bed. What about being a mum did you learn from your mum? That a glass of wine at the end of the day is allowed when you have 3 kids. What’s the best thing about being a mum? Kisses and cuddles (with a handsome man) …ha ha only joking …with my kids of course. What type of flowers (or chocolates) would you like to see on the table on Mother’s Day? A big bunch of Peonies …..as long as they paired with a bottle of champagne. Marilyn What does your ideal Mother’s Day morning/ breakfast look like? Brunch with my family. What about being a mum did you learn from your mum? Kindness & Respect – treat others how you would like to be treated. What’s the best thing about being a mum? All the love you receive, it never stops. What type of flowers (or chocolates) would you like to see on the table on Mother’s Day? Flowers – Tulips. Jacqui What does your ideal Mother’s Day morning/ breakfast look like? One that’s served after 10 am on a Sunday. What about being a mum did you learn from your mum? Always tell the truth. What’s the best thing about being a mum? Keeps you grounded.  What type of flowers (or chocolates) would you like to see on the table...
LAUNCHING TRENDS AND RETAIL OVER BUBBLES.

LAUNCHING TRENDS AND RETAIL OVER BUBBLES.

You can’t get a business more unique than The Prop House. The Brisbane company launched its new retail concept through a VIP Party on Wednesday night, discussing all things styling, trends and design while opening the doors to their showroom’s new season look. Guests enjoyed a fun night of champagne and nibbles among the infamous props as the company’s director, Jano Dawes, offered her insight on the latest trends in design. Known for event styling and visual merchandising, the team at The Prop House was excited to introduce Brisbane businesses to a new style of VM, focused on teaching companies the power of DIY. See who was at our VIP Launch Party on the event Facebook Album. Continuing the hype from our retail launch and our chief Jano’s inspiring 2018 trends forecast we will be releasing our new ‘DIY Prop Styling’ catalogue after Easter. A collection with more than 20 of our favourite event themes – covering everything from ‘Midnight in Paris’ to a ‘50’s rock’n’roll jive night – our new DIY catalogue will inspire you to keep on celebrating. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s coming…     Created with love by The Prop...
Our new Retail Manager

Our new Retail Manager

Welcoming our new Retail Manager for an informal chat to understand a bit more about the personality and taste of this creative professional now working with us. In our interview, Peta talks about her musical and food taste, trip stories and plans for the future. What’s your favourite type of cuisine? I have been a vegetarian for 25yrs so I am definitely a fan of fresh healthy seasonal foods. I love Asian street food, my favourite being Pho. As well as Mexican and Japanese. My death row food though is Hot chips! What kind of music do you listen to? Jazz is always my first selection but I do listen to most genres of music and I have a great collection of Vinyl. What was the most incredible exotic place you’ve ever travelled to? Morocco. Without a doubt. It was 17 yrs ago. The most exhilarating and frightening trip I have ever done. We definitely experienced the intoxicating energy of the country. We spent most of our trip in the Rif mountains in Chefchaouen getting to live the culture first hand. I love travelling but nothing has come close to my Moroccan adventure. Where would you choose to live: by the ocean, in the mountains or in the woods? I am an ocean girl and the Sunshine coast has been home base for the past 25yrs. But I am a gypsy at heart and I love the experience of all three. What is your favourite season? Winter for the fashion opportunities. Spring for the beautiful evenings. Summer for the Fruits and Autumn for the display of nature.   Stay...