The Prop House blog

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Interview With A

Interview With A Have you ever driven past The Prop House and wondered, “What on earth do they do in there?” Maybe you’ve seen beautifully styled events, mall windows or shop shelves and wished you knew more about how it was done, and by whom. Well, we are here to answer all of your queries! Over the next few months, we will be introducing you to the The Prop House team and giving you an insight into what their job entails, their tips and tricks as well as advice for anyone seeking a similar path. Event stylists, visual merchandisers, retail managers, props creators and even graphic designers – we’ll take you through every room in the house! Our first interview begins with the effervescent, energetic and enigmatic Sydney. After landing the role of Prop Stylist with us in 2017, Sydney has recently stepped into the role of Retail Manager. A dynamic leader, colourful thinker and child of the earth, Sydney’s ideas are always fresh and a little cheeky! Syd, describe your role – what actually is a retail manager? Well Leila, being the retail manager for The Prop House means I get to be in charge of what we have in stock to sell both online and in store. Exciting, I know. My favourite part is creating new trends, refreshing areas with new product and coming up with ideas with my colleagues – so pretty much just banter. But hey, who doesn’t love a good brainstorming sesh every once in a while. Talk us through how you found your way into this role. What was your experiential background?  Experiment. Why not. That’s exactly... read more

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... read more

Culture Crush

Culture Crush

It seems like everyone is on holidays at the moment, doesn’t it?

Whether it’s basking in the endless sunsets with an Aperol Spritz in hand on a beach in Italy or charging the powdery slopes in New Zealand, social media is awash with friends and strangers enjoying dreamy exotic locations. FOMO, anyone?

But before you hit up Flight Centre, why not check out some of our new international packages for a mini vacation…without the long airport delays!

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