Mother’s Day Must Haves

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, there are a number of ways you can make your mum feel special. Brosa has found some great gift and recipe ideas, to make it easier for you to make this Mother’s Day a memorable one.

Breakfast in Bed

Start the day by spoiling your mum with breakfast in bed; and do it in style with the Stella Bed Head with Gas Lift Bed Base. This stunning bed set has just the amount of luxury that mum will love, featuring elegant tufting and a winged bed head.

Make something delicious and a bit special for mum, such as these Blueberry and Vanilla pancakes from or if she prefers savoury, a salmon and chive omelette will also work a treat! Make sure you also serve up her favourite beverage whether she likes coffee, tea or juice.

Gift Ideas

Pretty in pink, the Piccolo Coffee Table is a feminine piece your mum will love, and the perfect spot to keep her favourite books, knick-knacks or even just a cup of tea.

Special Additions

Go an extra step further and get your mum a floral arrangement from Flower Temple in Melbourne, which features exquisite bouquets that are guaranteed to make a statement for Mother’s Day.



When Eclecticism Meets Minimalism


When two successful creative come together to design their home without outside help, our ears prick up at Brosa. Meet Erika Garaerts and Charl Laubscher’s new Loft in Collingwood, Victoria.


Erika is the co-founder and copywriter at Willow and Blake, the creative backbone of brands such as “frank” and the recently revamped Greywing website. Charl is the co-owner and director of digital agency Love + Money.


The canvas behind this creation is an industrialist’s delight. An open plan Warehouse with high ceilings, exposed beams and Baltic pine floorboards. For the design traditionalists, this is where the fantasy ends. All conventional philosophies go out the window at this point, and it works masterfully!


In true minimalist style, the highflying couples have decorated their space with nothing but the things that make them happy. Keepsakes and vintage finds punctuate their apartment with the guidance only of their instinct and creativity. Where possible, materials are repurposed in the space, the living room table has been created with the frame of a table, topped with an old shower door. According to Garaerts, the couple love to have “awkward dinner parties”, whereby the couple invites four to ten friends over who are complete strangers. The mismatched chairs matchup with each individual at the table, “It’s usually small talk at the beginning, but it’s a great way to meet new people and everyone leaves with a new friend”.

Still evolving, the creative pair’s apartment is still under construction. Geraerts and Laubscher are still readjusting their layout and searching for the perfect lounge room pieces. “I’m still searching for the right sofa, I’m coveting a gold-velvet Danish Piece.


The open plan living plan is as alive as the couple is, creating walls out of bookshelves and wardrobe units which are dynamically changing with the couple’s moods to open up and spaces to match the couple’s moods. Ceiling high windows flood the living room with light, which are filtered by an array of nursery finds including maidenhair ferns and a fiddle leaf fig tree, which impart a calming effect on the living space.

Photography: Brooke Holm

Wingbacks 101: The Modern Classic For Every Purpose

Steeped in tradition, the word “wingback” brings back thoughts of fireside reaching chairs within old English lounge rooms. The winged feature originating in England in the 1700’s has influenced all core design styles from French Provincial to Scandinavian, with a unique take in each adaptation.

Here are 4 stylish ways to implement a wingback armchair:

Doubled Up Lounge Chairs:

A matching pair of classic wingbacks is a great alternative to a lounge or sofa. Doubling up the style of lounge chairs imparts cohesiveness to the space. Style simply with a throw, a side table and some greenery to make your new chairs pop. As a general rule of thumb, avoid placing taller chairs in the center of the room. Breaking the view of the room with taller pieces will tend to make it feel slightly closed off.   Go for medium height chairs towards the middle of the room and leave the taller chairs to accent a corner or the walls.

 As a Cosy Reading Nook: 

Not sure what to do with the space next to the staircase or that corner of the bedroom? Transform any annoying corner into a welcoming reading nook with an ultra comfy wingback and a bookcase. Ensure that lighting isn’t forgotten with a good natural light source for daytime lounging and a designer lamp for night time reading. Prevent the space from feeling naked with a side table or ottoman.


As Dining Room Chairs:

Box-shaped dining chairs were the trend in the 90s, nowadays smooth lines are the rage in interior design and a wingback dining chair is a perfect stunner for elevating your dining room. If your budget is a constraint, consider mixing and matching your dining chairs with a set of wingbacks. Combining the new and old styles together is enough to break the boredom from your tired dining chairs and be more interesting on the eye.


As a Bedroom Accent

Accent furniture is designed to be eye-catching. Usually, this can be at a cost to comfort as the emphasis is on looks. Not so with the William Armchair. Coming in 9 stunning colours and luxurious tufting, these chairs are supported by medium density foam and suspended by webbing and s-springs. Use this chair in the corner of the bedroom as a luxurious spot to put your shoes, or simply let it shine as a welcoming piece at the entrance of your home.