Little Loves ... || At Home With Hayley Little
It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Hayley Little of @mumlittleloves ...
One of our favourite (and most colourful) Dwell Store instagram follows, Hayley’s feed features her über stylish Gold Coast home, interior style and her family lifestyle.
We connected with Hayley just before Christmas and just loved the styled Dwell Store setting she put together on her Broadwater deck. Featuring the new Summer collections by Mayde Textiles and Basil Bangs, her styling overflowed with inspiration to unplug and #DwellOutside.
Tell us Hayley ...
What inspirations come to mind when you hear the words ... #DwellOutside?
The Australian lifestyle is all about outdoor living. I think of my outdoor areas as an extension of my home, another room to relax and entertain in. We spend a lot of our family time dwelling outside.
What are your favourite outdoor entertaining styling techniques?
Your outdoor spaces should be inviting and comfortable for your guests. Cushions for comfort are a must. Be brave with bright colours and fun prints. Leave piles of turkish towels out, they are handy for drying off after a swim or wrapping around your shoulders like a blanket as the weather cools down at night.
I also like to have bottles of cold drinks in oversized champagne buckets so your guests can help themselves. Lastly, don’t forget a beautiful candle or a collection of lanterns for evening entertaining.
Shop Palm Beach Collection candles.
Favourite picnic food choices?
We are pretty casual at our house, we don’t do anything fancy. We love platters overflowing with deli meats, cheeses, fresh fruits and crackers. We especially love baked camembert with rosemary and truffle oil. I know, it sounds fancy but it’s so easy. Another favourite is watermelon, feta and mint bites. They're so fresh for summer!
Pool or beach?
Pool! I can see what’s at the bottom and there’s no sand.
How do you find using the new season Turkish towels by Mayde Textiles?
They are beautifully soft, a great size and really thirsty. Plus, they come in the best range of colours and styles. They are so handy, I use mine for towels, blankets, tablecloths and even a lego mat ... my son sits on it and plays with his Lego, I just tie up the four corners when he’s finished. Easy peasy. I’m addicted, you can never have too many!
You were particularly attracted to the Basil Bangs collection in our store ... Why is that?
The vintage inspired prints caught my eye instantly. I imagined a poolside party with piña coladas and music playing, like something from a Slim Aaron’s photograph. When you get up close you can see and feel the quality, every detail is finished perfectly. The cotton fringe is super cute too!
Hayley choose the limited edition pineapple print to style here deck. Shop the Ananas Umbrella.
You’ve been a long time Dwell Store visitor. What do you think makes our space unique?
There really is something for everyone. I know I can pop in and find the perfect gift for absolutely anyone. The range is unique and stylish, and the Dwell team are friendly and helpful. I also love that I can park right out the front and not have to battle a big shopping centre.