To our absolute joy, Bonds let us in on a (not so little) secret...
They're launching their bedding range Bonds HOME. Cue excitable squeal.
For one, this is the first time the iconic Aussie brand is doing quilt cover and sheet sets for the whole family – big news for those of us that have grown up wearing Bonds to workouts, hangouts, bed and beyond. We couldn't wait to see what their bedding range would look like.
Secondly, my fashion podcast co-host Deni (have you listened to What Are You Wearing?) is a seasoned maximalist, whereas I'm more of a minimalist in the way I dress and that extends to how I style my home and soft furnishings.
So I knew we'd have completely different approaches.
To celebrate their launch of the new Bonds HOME range, Bonds put Deni and I to the ultimate styling challenge: to transform our bedrooms with picks from their new bedding collection.
Here's how it went.
Tamara's styling challenge.
When Bonds set us this styling brief... I knew I had to bring my A-game.
Now, my bedroom is boring. SO BORING. My partner and I are in the midst of renovating our coastal beach shack on the South Coast (and I use the term "beach shack" liberally here, it's more of a tired old duplex that's desperately in need of a makeover).
The walls are an unfortunate shade of "rental beige" and the house has zero character to work with, so it was really up to the bedding to bring it.
I needn't have worried because the collection delivers on character and then some – it's full of bold and striking prints that make a statement, rather than the basic linens I'm used to. The quilt covers are reversible, and designed to mix and match back with the sheet sets in complementary colours.
My previous bedding was a yawn-inducing (not in a good way) grey stripe which kind of just fades into the walls. Observe: