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est. 2007
  1. Book: Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant

    Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant via WeeBirdy.com

    Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books, RRP $45.

    Mr Jason Grant is Mr Stylist Extraordinaire. He’s also Mr Bondi. And his second book, Holiday at Home, is an homage to Australian living. A veritable feast of inspirational ideas on how to give your home a holiday makeover, it’s a fantastic angle for an interiors book.

    After all, who doesn’t want to capture that relaxed holiday glow in their own space at home?

    Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant: Home decorating with polaroids, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Decorate your walls with holiday snapshots. Image extracted from Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books. Photography by Lauren Bamford.

    Home inspiration from Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books, via WeeBirdy.com

    Fill your kitchen with plants. Image extracted from Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books. Photography by Lauren Bamford.

    Jason has styled for many Australian and international magazines including Inside Out, Belle, House and Garden, Real Living, Vogue Living, Australian Country Style, Elle Decoration and Livingetc. He’s also created a signature collection with Murobond Paints.

    Images extracted from Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books, via WeeBirdy.com

    Easy entertaining at home. Image extracted from Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books. Photography by Lauren Bamford.

    Lauren Bamford’s photography beautifully captures Jason’s roving eye for detail and inspiration.

    It’s like looking through the eyes of an experienced stylist on a fun road trip, pointing out colour palettes in a vintage caravan awning, finding inspiration in an art deco surf club, and spotting the perfect op shop find at a sleepy coastal beach town.

    Accompanied by tips on how to work these pieces and ideas into your home, it’s a cheery book you can dip into time and again.

    Images extracted from Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books, via WeeBirdy.com

    Feel-good colours, shapes and textures. Image extracted by Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books. Photography by Lauren Bamford.

    I love Jason’s trademark style for creating a killer vignette, combining natural elements, found objects, vintage finds and designer pieces. There is nearly always a pop of yellow. He’s rather fond of yellow, which is rather apt, considering this book is all about how to bring holiday sunshine indoors.

    Images extracted from Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books, via WeeBirdy.com

    Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books, RRP $45.

    Get more inspiration by following Jason’s adventures on Instagram @mr_jason_grant or on his blog mrjasongrant.com.

    Images extracted from Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books, RRP $45. Available in stores nationally from September 1.

    Tell me: how would you like to work a holiday vibe into your home?

    • Jenbug

      I’ve been thinking of getting big prints (or canvas prints) of some of my favourite holidays – sunsets, landscapes, beach etc – to put up in our bedroom. Thought it would be a nice relaxing thing to look at from bed. (what are your thoughts on printed canvases – tacky or ok?)

      • weebirdy

        You know, Jenbug, I think it really depends on the image. If you go for a traditional family portrait or cliched image, it might look a tad tacky. But if you choose slightly abstract images, it could definitely work. I’ve seen also people blow up their instagram pics and print them out on big pieces of canvas/paper and they look really amazing. I’ll try to find some examples that really work.

        • Jenbug

          Good point about cliche images. I can see how it would work better with more abstract images. Examples would be fab thanks.