Boyd Blue Blog

  • Inspiring Tales from an International Sourcing Trip

    Thursday, February 04, 2016
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    Our Creative Director, Shelley Boyd, has spent the past month on a whirlwind, yet incredibly inspiring trip, travelling from the freezing cold and snowy conditions in Germany to the beautiful sunshine in Jaipur, India.

    Shelley visited some of Europe’s most prestigious trade shows: Heimtextil in Frankfurt, Domotext in Hannover, IMM Furniture Fair in Cologne, MAISON&OBJET Paris and Déco Off in Paris, and finishing with a visit to the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre in London, Europe’s premier interior design centre.


    Attending MAISON&OBJET Paris was arguably the highlight of Shelley’s time in Europe, and she left feeling incredibly inspired by the stunning product on display and trends forecast for 2016.

    Here are some of Shelley’s observations from MAISON&OBJET Paris:

    Rich colours are in! Orange, purple, navy, chartreuse, peacock and teal were all prominent, from rich coloured throws and cushions, rich velvets on upholstery, and rich coloured glassware.
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    Furniture with Marble or Mixed Metals like brass and bronze are right on trend. Curved and organic shapes like the armchairs below are also on trend. Classic upholstered pieces and Deep Diamond Buttoning are another big trend to watch out for (think our White Furniture Design collection), as well as transitional and 3 dimensional furniture like our Boyd Rockefeller Unit.
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    Raw and organic accessories are still very much on trend; expect to see a lot of timber and bone picture frames, mixed metal hurricanes and votives in the coming months.
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    So many incredible rugs were on display, with unique designs such as triangular and angular shaped, tri and multi coloured, and rich, deep colour palettes.
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    The beautiful and exotic styles of Grass weave wallpaper were everywhere, patterned and hand painted designs, and a lot of similar designs to our Boyd collection.
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    Shelley has also been on a quick but prosperous trip around India, visiting several of our talented artisans and sourcing pieces for the Boyd and Boyd Rugs 2016 collections.
    The highlight from her time in India was discovering an array of gorgeous rugs and selecting new designs for Boyd Rugs.
    Shelley and our product development team were also lucky enough to enjoy a magical morning watching the sun rise over the Ganges River.



  • What's Coming Up In 2016

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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    The Boyd Blue team are so eager to start the year afresh and carry out our exciting plans for the months ahead!

    There will be plenty of news to share with you in the coming months, but for now we have a little teaser of what's coming up in 2016 at Boyd Blue. 

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     Boyd 

    Our Creative Director and Founder, Shelley Boyd has started off 2016 with another whirlwind trip around the globe. After spending the bulk of 2015 travelling the world to source inspirational product and talented designers, it will be such a thrill to finally share with you our new Boyd collections and products in the coming months.

     

    White Furniture Design

    2016 will mark another exciting year for White Furniture Design and the celebration of Australian manufactured furniture. In the coming months we'll be asking our clients for feedback and an insight into the furniture designs that work for you and your projects. We look forward to releasing a shiny new catalogue in the mid-year, with a product selection that meets the needs and demands of our clientele.

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    The Designer Boys

    Interior designers will go into an art frenzy this February, when Designer Boys launch their biggest catalogue of incredible artworks to the trade. The word from Gavin & Warren is that they will be introducing hundreds of new artworks from their global family of artists, expanding their frame choices with gorgeous new mouldings and will be offering an amazing range of gallery style canvases.

     

    Skyline Design

    The Boyd Blue team have been getting excited about the upcoming Skyline catalogue release, ever since seeing photographs from the recent photo shoot in a beautiful Balinese villa. The new product pictured above, looks absolutely stunning and we can't to see more! We look forward to sharing the release date with you soon.

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    Lounge Furniture Design

    Lounge Furniture Design have been busy creating some beautiful sales tools to make your choice of Lounge product even easier!  Using selection and emphasis to really engage with clients, the informative new product cards will be available in our Showrooms soon. 

     

    Arteriors

    Arteriors have another exciting year in store for 2016, which will include exhibiting at two of the most prestigious trade shows from around the world,  Maison Objet in Paris and High Point Market in Texas. With a new catalogue also soon to be released, we can't wait to share new product releases with you in the coming months. 

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  • Celebrating our Achievements in 2015

    Monday, December 07, 2015

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    What a fabulous year it has been for the Boyd Blue!

    The Boyd Blue team have worked hard over the year and it’s incredibly gratifying to look back and reflect on our fantastic achievements throughout 2015.
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    Some of these incredible highlights include...

    January 2015
    After leasing our showroom in Brisbane for 15 years, it was an incredible achievement to relocate our Brisbane Showroom to our very own expanded space.

    March 2015

    The appointment of our first ever General Manager, Craig Lees, has marked a significant milestone in the evolution of Boyd Blue.

    May 2015

    We launched our glossy new White catalogue and elegant new Ambassador Collection at the Furniture in Focus trade show, a celebration of Australian-made furniture manufacturers.

    June 2015

    After visiting several rug-making villages in the depths of India, we were thrilled to launch our own range of luxury hand knotted rugs, showcased in the new Boyd Rugs Elegance Collection catalogue. 

    July 2015

    In our biggest trade show exhibit to date, we displayed a massive 108 square metres of inspirational furniture, lighting and accessories at Decor + Design, Australia’s premier interior design trade show. We also launched our new Boyd Insert catalogue at Decor + Design. A hand-picked range of eclectic products made from organic materials and inspired by the sea.

    August 2015

    In an exciting venture for Boyd Blue, we officially expanded internationally with the announcement of Designers Candy as our New Zealand Distributor.

    September 2015

    Our inspiring Founder and Creative Director, Shelley Boyd, received the ultimate recognition being short listed as a Queensland finalist in the Entrepreneur category of the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

    October 2015

    After two years of searching, we were overjoyed to relocate our Sydney Showroom. Our new showroom is a converted Wool Store, three times our previous space and marks our biggest showroom to date.

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     Throughout 2015

    Our Boyd Blue team has continued to grow over the year, with our incredible team growing across the board in our Showrooms, Head Office and White workroom.

     

    We held a number of fabulous events in our showrooms with special guests of honour such as the Vice President of Arteriors, Patty Price, the General Manager of Skyline Design, Joseph Atmodjo, and the delightful Gavin & Warren from the Designer Boys.

     

    Shelley spent a significant part of the year travelling overseas to seek inspiration and develop our Boyd product range. This included attending prestigious trade shows such as High Point Market in Texas and Maison Objet in Singapore.

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  • Celebrating our Media Exposure in 2015

    Sunday, December 06, 2015

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    It’s incredibly rewarding to see our beautiful product gaining the attention of Australia’s leading interiors publications and news media.

    We are thrilled with the media attention that we’ve received in 2015 and feel privileged to have graced the pages of the very magazines that inspire us.

    Several pieces from our Boyd Blue collection have been showcased in the media, and it’s an honour to share some highlights from 2015 of Boyd Blue in the Media.

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     We graced the cover of House & Garden twice!

     

    Shelley gave her expert opinion in Yours & Modern Home magazines.  

     

     

      Our pieces have continued to inspire with regular features in the Belle Trend pages.

     

    So much love for the Skyline outdoor furniture range!

     

    2015 was still a big year for our grassweaves wallpaper.

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  • Celebrating our Client's Projects in 2015

    Saturday, December 05, 2015
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    2015 has been a phenomenal year for Boyd Blue, but we wouldn't be celebrating these successes without the constant support of our loyal clients.
    Here are a few inspiring projects from our client's in 2015.
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    Creating Style – Brisbane Residential Project

    With only a short timeframe, Sally's brief was to transform the dated lounge/dining room into a a classic, contemporary space with an electric twist! 

    Sally sourced beautiful pieces of furniture and soft furnishings for the space from Boyd Blue.

    The high quality craftsmanship of the Boyd Buffet, Coffee Table, Side Table and stunning Mirror added depth and layers to the room to create a very special outcome!


    creatingstyle.com.au



    DF Interiors – Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments

    The brief for Alex Perry's (much celebrated fashion designer) venture into the hotel industry was couture lifestyle meets playful intelligent design.

    Alex Perry was seeking to recreate the glamour of the great hotels of the world, with an elegantly restrained palette setting the backdrop for lush interior styling.

    The high quality, striking pieces from Boyd Blue, such as the Adele Pendant, Simpson Armchair and Lyon Lounger, were a perfect fit for the luxe and glamour of Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments.

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    Marina Hirst Interiors – Brisbane Renovation Project

    Loving the Boyd Blue aesthetic and style, the client's brief was for a warm and loving family home that stands the test of time!

    Marina sourced and custom made all furniture, including many pieces from Arteriors, Boyd and White Furniture Design.

    The clients were delighted with the classic and sophisticated result, and were particularly delighted with the finer details.


    www.marinahirstinteriors.com.au



    Barnes & Barnes Design Collective  - Cub Network

    Forming an alliance of Sydney's most innovative business minds, Cub Network has been developed to accelerate the success of its members in a luxurious business space.

    The brief for the Club Lounge was to create a sophisticated, classic and comfortable space with a contemporary twist.

    The classic contemporary nature of White Furniture Design and Boyd furnishings made them an obvious choice for this project.

    These pieces have provided an opulent feel to the Club Lounge with the utmost comfort for members to relax in and host informal meetings.

     


  • Be Inspired by Boyd Blue at Decor and Design

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

     

    With less than a day until we exhibit at the Decor + Design Show in Melbourne,

    we are thrilled to share with you the FOUR LOOKS of our Boyd Blue stand.

    Blending within these looks is the Boyd Blue commitment of celebrating the artisan approach, with our collection of hand crafted products made from natural fibres and materials.

    Visit us at Decor + Design on Stand # D36 and be inspired by this eclectic collection from Arteriors, Boyd, Skyline Design, Lounge Furniture Design and White Furniture Design.

     

    LOOK 1: Contemporary Luxe 

    The Boyd Blue stand will embody artisan luxury, timeless glamour and modern elegance with undertones of bold sophistication. These one of a kind pieces are defined by the very materials and authentic craftsmanship synonymous to Boyd Blue.

    Expect to see: Luxury, glamour, mohair velvets, paisley, silks, saffron indigos

    For example: Arteriors Adele Pendant, Arteriors Edgar Decanters, Arteriors Asher Oval Tray

    For example: Boyd Borneo Credenza, Boyd Rockefeller Credenza, Boyd Fifth Avenue Dining Table, Boyd Hand-Knotted Rugs, Boyd Glass Hurricanes

     

    LOOK 2: Tropical Plantation  

    Experience a free spirited vibe on our Stand, reflective of the tropics and capturing our eclectic spirit. This tropical vibe is represented through our exquisitely made furniture and layered with a textured natural palette.

    Expect to see: Solid beachwood, rattan and cane furniture, natural grassweave wallpapers, aged brass, antique mirror, hand applied foil, bold shades, peacock, deep indigo

    For example: Boyd Houghton Bed, Boyd Raffia brass lanterns, Boyd Mandalay Palm Prints

    For example: Skyline North Modular, Sparta Day Bed

     

    LOOK 3: Nautical  

    Coming soon to Boyd and LAUNCHING at Decor + Design is our collection of organic, nautical themed accessories and furniture. The hand picked range of eclectic products are made from organic materials and inspired by the sea.

    Expect to see: Navy tones, aged brass, nautical accessories, classic indigo stripes

    For example: Aged brass Boyd Telescopes, Compass & Hourglass Accessories

    For example: Boyd Marine Grade Stainless Steel Lanterns

     

    LOOK 4: Natural/Handmade  

    The use of natural materials and traditional craftsmanship are at the heart of everything we do. The signature of fine craftsmanship is the mark of the artisan's hand and is evident throughout the collection of handmade pieces on our Stand.

    Expect to see: Mix of unique timber styles: mango wood, beachwood, parquetry details, aged brass, antique leather, warm earthy tones

    For example: Boyd Leon Coffee Table & Console, Boyd Marley Mirror

    For example: Arteriors Remus Pendant, Arteriors Rook Pendant

     

    For more information about the Decor + Design Show, CLICK HERE to visit their website.

     

  • Montpellier Desk Feature

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Our bone & mother of pearl Montpelier Desk is featured in Modern Home this month.

    Each piece of bone is individually laid by hand to create a truly unique piece of furniture.

  • Home Design Magazine

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    We spotted our elegant Tusk Nested Tables & Tennyson Stool in the latest issue of Home Design Magazine.

  • Boyd Pre-Christmas Deliveries

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 We have lots of your favourite pieces in stock and still available for Pre-Christmas Delivery. To ensure your order is delivered prior to Christmas closure, please ensure your orders and payments are made by the deadlines below:

    12 December - Sydney & Melbourne Metro

    19 December - Brisbane & GC

     

  • Nook Stool Featured in My Child Mag

    Thursday, December 05, 2013 Our cute Nook Stool adding a pop of orange to this colourful product spread in My Child Magazine Australia´╗┐