A CHAT WITH KRISTY WITHERS OF INCY INTERIORS

Power to the mamas! Today, we're sitting down to chat with Kristy Withers, mother of two and founder of Incy Interiors. This Australian powerhouse started her company after a long and exhausting search to find her son Oscar ‘s first 'big boy bed.'  An extensive international search left Kristy frustrated and little Oscar stuck in his cot. Kristy recognized an opportunity for quality designer furniture and so Incy was born!

Read on to see what Kristy has to say about fun summer traditions, as well as some of her best interior design tips for fall!

Can you share one of your family’s summer traditions?  

Our summer tradition is lots of friends and family around for endless BBQs.

 

What’s in your beach bag?  

Now that my children are older I try to keep it as simple as possible so limit it to a beach towel, a book, sunscreen, bucket and spade.

 

Is there a favorite summer recipe you can share with us?  

My go-to summer salad is watermelon, feta and mint.  It takes 2 minutes to pull together and is always a crowd favourite.

 

Your summer beauty routine? 

Now that I am getting older my beauty routine has certainly increased.  I am a huge fan of Dermalogica and use at least 5 or 6 of their products in the morning and the same again at night.  

We’re in love with your Incy Interiors four-poster bed. What tips do you have for styling a kid’s room? 

Thank you, I’m in love with the four poster too!  My two main tips for styling a kid’s room, or any room in the home is to spend as much money as you can afford on furniture that will last and then inject personality into the room with smaller items such as cushions and throws.  By spending less money on the accessories you won’t feel guilty when you want to change them over in a year or two.  My second tip is to make sure the room represents the person who lives there.  For example, I have a 4 year old daughter who is obsessed with Disney princesses.  This doesn’t mean we have Disney everywhere but we have turned a four poster bed into a ‘Princess bed’ by hanging tulle from all sides and securing with a beautiful big ribbon.

What [interior design] trend should we be looking out for this fall? 

The two main trends I see emerging at the moment: a darker and moodier colour palette. And moving away from having lots, and going toward more curated interiors.

TWINK'S FAVORITE SUMMER PARTY PINS

I loved Sissy's summer party pins in yesterday's post. For me, this month is all about enjoying amazing food, drinks and ambience with the people I love (but frankly, when is it not?). Here are the pins that inspire me to revel in this final month of summer.

Half Baked Harvest's Cherry Ginger Beer Vodka Soda

Flowers and tablescape from The Lane Floral & Food Styling Workshop

Naco Party via Camille Styles

Dinner party in Sweden via Renée Kemps

The Judy Lab's Woodland Forest Cake

Happy August! xoxo!

SIS'S FAVORITE SUMMER PARTY PINS

Happy August! We're getting deep into summer here so if we're not going to be at the beach or in the pool, we may as well be gazing deeply into Pinterest, right? So on that note, here are some of my favorite summer party pins!

Pineapple cotton candy via Bon Puf.

Lemonade pinata via Oh Happy Day

Palm Fronds + Bon Bons dinner party via Studio DIY. Photo by Mary Costa.

Tassel balloon cake toppers via We Are Scout.

Fresh fruit smoothie bowls via Elsa's Wholesome Life.

VINTAGE CAMPING BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR BRIXTON'S 3RD BIRTHDAY

We love going all-out for our kiddos' birthdays. Since Brixton is such a huge Beatles and 1960’s classic rock fanatic, I was really inspired to create a celebration really tailored to his personality and interests, despite the fact that we had decided to have the party at a farm! With summer just around the corner I thought it would be really fun to create a vintage-inspired camping party. 

We served a camping breakfast of breakfast burritos, banana-blueberry muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt and granola. Campers sipped on fresh-squeezed orange juice and organic lemonade, as well as cold brew coffee for the grown-ups. Camping wouldn’t be complete without s’mores, so we added a “breakfast twist” by serving S’mores donuts, along with banana birthday cake -- topped with woodland animals, a mini canoe and fresh greens.

I had a lot of fun scouring flea markets and eBay for the vintage camping and summer camp items. We made our own table linens and napkins from various plaid and army green material purchased at the fabric store. I wanted to add a fresh element as well, so we added greens in tin cans, as well as leather-wrapped bunches, to the tables. 

Underwood Family Farms is so beautiful and well maintained. There is so much for kids to do there. It completely takes care of the entertainment and activity aspect of the party, which is why we chose to have it there. 

Credits:

Concept, Design & Drinks: Twink + Sis

Photographer: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Food: Hungry Bear Catering

Cake & S’mores Donuts: Whisk & Whittle

Signage (“Camp Brixton”): A Dapper Line

Greens: Iris & Daughter

Location: Underwood Family Farms 

Vintage Camping Gear/Decor: Local Flea Market + Ebay 

Plates, Bowls, Forks & Spoons: Leafware

Cups: Susty Party

Cake Stands: Aheirloom

Cake Toppers: Animals - Shleich -  Mini Canoe - Ebay

Wooden Trays: West Elm

Stainless Steel Drink Dispensers: CB2

Glass OJ Bottles: Sur La Table

Binocular Favors: Shindigz

Table Linens/Napkins: DIY from Joann

Brixton’s Tank Top: Oeuf 

Brixton’s Pants: Zara Kids

Brixton’s Shoes: Converse

TWINK'S JULY FAVORITES!

Summer really is the best. It feels like a 24/7 party and everything is just a little more fun. So in my summery state of mind, here are my picks for July. xx

 

Givenchy stud-embellished sunglasses via Barney's New York

 

Photography by Beau Patrick Coulon

 

Half Baked Harvest food blog & recipes

 

Wax & Cruz Ixchel Beach Blanket

 

Mario Luca Giusti Acrylic Tumblers via Maison Midi