Winston / Monochrome


When the lovely Jo from Designs By Winston approached us with the idea of a monochrome life inspired bowl we were thrilled. I mean hand decorated black and white storage - how could we not be?

I am beyond excited to announce that Jo has weaved her magic and created the bowl to add to her range. Plus you get the chance to win one before they are released!  Check out the details below.


Tell us a about your brand. How did Designs by Winston come about?

After feeling rather worn out with my previous career as an intensive care nurse, and heavily pregnant, I made an incredibly out of character move, to take a risk and pursue my passion for interior designs and homewares. Designs By Winston was born and so was our first little one! 

Painting and designing takes me to a peaceful place. I can now work long days in nursing, and unwind with Designs By Winston in the evening - it’s a great balance. 


How would you describe your own style?

For us there’s something very special about the Scandinavian style, it's both minimalist, yet cosy and comfortable. Also I’m a sucker for greys and raw timber. It gives you an easy base to add your styling to! And everything must be organised too - two jobs, two little ones, we don’t have much time for mess. It has been so great to be able to design our own new homewares, or change colour palettes around to suit our style.


What is a typical day at Designs by Winston?

Oh I wish I had a typical day! Each day is just that little bit different and unpredictable for Designs By Winston, and I love it. Each day gets started with a rushed breakfast, but always a coffee! I like to plan my day around my nursing shifts and the little ones. In between there’s sketching of designs, looking at new colour combinations, experimenting on the sewing machine and continuous magazine flicking.


A little birdy told us that you have a new monochrome inspired product, can you tell us about it?

Monochrome interior design is contemporary, bold and versatile. I was inspired to create a monochrome bowl that was perfect for those just easing into the trend, or could be for those that are monochrome mad! Our bowl can be used to house amazing black and white stationery, or any of your favourite bits and pieces.


In your wildest dreams, where would you like to see you company in the future?

Wow - where do I see Designs By Winston in the future? I am a huge believer in shopping small and supporting local artists and creatives, so I hope to see our products all around Australia, in business supporting like minded people. I would love for our little business to be a recognised and loved homewares brand by young and old for many years to come.


For a chance to win a soon to be released new monochrome inspired bowl check out our Instagram Page. Competition ends 8pm AEDST Friday February 17, 2017. 

Ainsley and Kat