Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Summer, colour & outdoor living, I would love to introduce you to Amanda from
I have always loved interiors and tinkering around with styling in our home. I had the opportunity to change careers a few years ago and I studied Interior Design in London. I’m so glad I took the opportunity to do that. We spent 6 years in London and came back to NZ to start a family. I am married and a Mum to two girls 8 and 6 and we have a busy family life, but I love having a creative side too.

Coloured Umbrellas

Recline started in 2009. We had a section in Waihi beach and had built 2 years previously, when I was trying to source furnishings I found it hard to find exactly what I wanted. Recline started with the outdoor bean bag, then each year I’ve expanded the range to lots of great products for outdoor decorating. So enjoying the kiwi outdoor lifestyle was my biggest inspiration.

SunnyLIFE Brampton Beach Sounds

The main feeling I wanted to create was relaxed - that chilled out feeling of being on holiday and you feel like that when you lie down…so recline sort of covered that quite well!

In 3 words...
Colour. Relaxed. Outdoors.

Favourite Summer Product...
Mmmm that’s a hard one! Definitely got so much use out of my spotty beach bag. The laser cut lanterns are just so stunning though – the yellow one is my favourite. Plus I just love using the new table cloth from Madras Link – the geometric design and colours just make me smile.

Main Items...
Recline is an outdoor decorating store – so covers a range of accessories would be great at home or the bach, camping or on the boat, take to the beach or on a picnic.

Sometimes crazy sometimes in control! Finding balance is hard. I have found yoga is the best way to ground me and try to keep everything in perspective!

Hammamas Cotton Towls

I definitely love the flexibility on working hours with a family. I love sourcing products and completing looks for my clients, and to know that they love it and will get loads of enjoyment makes me happy too.

Pineapple Candles

If you are passionate about your idea - go for it. Lots of decisions will come naturally as you can trust your gut feelings. It was full on setting up a business as you need to know how to do everything…sometimes all at once, so out-sourcing some jobs is a great idea. I couldn’t manage running every single part of this business so am very grateful to my supporters!

Seafoam Wall Planter

Going to the beach. We love heading down to Waihi Beach for the weekend or school holidays, but we also live close to St Heliers beach so I’m very lucky the sea is never too far away. I love to read and swim.

SunnyLIFE Kurunda Ukulele

From Here...
I am going into planning stage now for the next summer range. I plan to head to Australia again this year to attend trade fairs and source some more great products!

Coloured Hurricane Lanterns


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Medallion Tablecloth

Amanda has so kindly given me one of these awesome Pineapple Picnic Rugs to giveaway to a very lucky person!

Please enter below. The giveaway closes on 10 February at midnight and the winner will be emailed and announced here on my blog on 11 February.

Thank you so much Amanda!

SunnyLIFE Kurunda Picnic Rug

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