Megan Morton’s new book, Homelove, out this month from Penguin.

Images from Megan Morton’s new book, Homelove, out this month from Penguin.

So I am sure you have seen this around the place in the last few weeks… the very special Megan Morton has just penned her first book, published by Penguin and out this month! HOMELOVE is truly the most divine publication, full of all the interiors eye candy you can possibly feast your eyes on, and of course written in MM’s distinctive, friendly and very conversational style. Homelove truly reads in the most intimate and magical way – Megan’s voice is more like a casual whisper from a close friend than a structured styling sermon!

To co-incide with the book launch, Megan has also just started her very own Homelove blog – somewhere to post top-up information, to supplement the book, to begin a dialogue with eager readers… and above all, to share. Megan says – “There are just way too many good things out there – new colours, new ways to do things, new solutions to old problems – and it seems unfair not to share them. So if Homelove the book has all the seriously chunky information in it – the real how to’s and must-know’s, then Homelove the blog is a place where new found ideas can be shared.” I can only say how perfectly this statement sums up Megan’s incredibly generous spirit… and dear readers, there is more generosity to come….

In the spirit of sharing, Megan will host a very special live chat Q&A on her blog next week! Pop a little note in your diary for next Tuesday the 30th, 10.00am – 11.00am… when Megan will be online to answer all your decorating questions! What a brilliant chance to tap into the mind of one of Australia’s best known stylists! From paint colours to furniture fossicking to perfect party styling… MM would love to share her expertise with you! Dream up your most challenging deco questions and I hope to see you over there on Tuesday!

AND just in case you weren’t quite excited enough about all the Megan Morton love in the room…. In celebration of her book and blog launch, MM has pulled together the most perfect Homelove prize pool giveaway, exclusively for 10 lucky Design Files readers!


The Homelove prize pool includes a signed copy of the book, plus a delicious collection of Megan’s favourite things… oooh la la. See the full list from Megan below!

“As its my first ever book, I’d like to celebrate with a few of my own favourite things. I’d love to give 10 Design Filers a signed copy of HOMELOVE, and a few of my All Time Favourite Things. Think hand-made screen art, think crusty bread, think dinky, think the perfect grey, think perfectly polished short nails, ….”

* limited edition Castle and Things for homelove screen printed love heart on paper – $120.

“It doesn’t get more perfect than Rachel Castles‘ embroideries and screenprints. She has hand screened a super weeny but super cute limited edition of ten heart prints. Heaven in a heart. Adored.”

* Baker Friday for HOMELOVE bread – priceless.

“Fresh from Baker Friday, these sourdough loaves – specially designed for HOMELOVE – are the first things out of this stunning new Bondi Junction bakeries oven doors. We will be literally taking them from the oven to the postbox to express to the winners! Incredible. You won’t believe it, it’s artisan baking at its best”.

* Miss Frou Frou nail polish

“Who doesnt need an injection of red every now and then? Nobody does a better polish than Miss Frou Frou and we all know it. One coat of this RED HOT is all you will need. Red hot works well with short, squared long nail beds!”.

*Bauwerk Paint

“I think it’s a stunning colour. You will too. Enjoy this pot of perfect grey from Bauwerk. Its filled with THE greenest paint in the world. Seriously”

* Vintage spoon from ‘The Propery

“I have a props house called ‘The Propery‘ where all lovely styling bits live to serve other stylists. We believe in using the good, the funny, the delicate everyday, not just special occasions, so please stir your coffee with one of our lovely funny little vintage spoons”.

*HOMEPAINT colours

“Designer Sara Silm and I have made some seriously foolproof colour palettes and we’d love to share them with you. There are five palettes and we know you will love them, you can not not – they are simply beautiful”

*Mushroom stamp from Kikki K – $19.95

“A little something to leave out on your stationery shelf. This dinky little wooden mushroom from Kikki K comes with a stamp pad, and is all round cuteness even when its not in action.”

*Chic canvas travel bag from Murchison-Hume

“Stylist love bags and storage and canvas, which is why these Murchison-Hume ones in calico are ideal for all sorts of things …sentimental trinkets, special shoes, kid gloves, lego, secrets, love letters, cashmere scarves that risk nips… you can’t ever have enough. I have Murchison-Hume monogram mine but we will leave the winners blank and you can title it any way you like!”

Oh Megan. Such Love.

Ok readers you know the drill! Comment here before the end of the day to be in the running for 1 of 10 Homelove favourite things packs from Megan Morton! (if you are an email subscriber, please don’t reply to this email – all comments must be left at www.thedesignfiles.net to be in the running!)

Omigod. Aren’t you excited for that Baker Friday loaf with the Homelove heart, express-posted to your door anywhere Australia-wide?! Bonkers brilliant.