Old Refinery is an Adelaide based prop hire and styling company that specialises in vintage and bohemian items. Some of the items include a gorgeous variety of Persian rugs, sea shell chandeliers, back drops, tables, copper wares and amazing cane furniture.
Once a month they open their doors to the public via appointment so you can view the range in person (check their Facebook page for details) or you can hire direct from their website – click here.
This week I spoke to Blake from Old Refinery to get an insight into what she does and her inspiration behind it, as well as finding out what their most popular hire items are. See the interview below.
Where did the concept and idea for Old Refinery begin?
From being a hoarder of old things and not wanting to part with anything permanently. Hiring everything out is the perfect solution!
What types of services do you offer?
We offer a combination of hire/set up/styling (either or all) for events of any size.
What do you find are the current trends in wedding styling? What are your most popular hire pieces?
What we find is that anything goes! We’ve never had exactly the same set of items go out twice and that’s why we don’t offer ‘packages’. It encourages people to use their imagination and really choose what they love and what will reflect their personality and style. Of course we’re always here to offer advice if your imagination is struggling.
Our most popular items would definitely be our Persian and Turkish carpets. Our bohemian pieces like the peacock chairs, mandala print throws, sea shell chandeliers etc are all being requested much more often now. However the good old miss matched chairs, trestles and vintage crockery and cutlery are still being booked almost every weekend through Spring , Summer and Autumn.
Where do you look for design inspiration?
Well I’m a 70’s child and the ‘bohemian’ style has always been a favourite of mine, so I don’t have to look far for inspiration. And because I seem to collect and fill my spaces with anything I love, eclecticism comes naturally. I do love Instagram though and get a lot of inspiration from there.
What is your best piece of advise you can give to brides and grooms planning their wedding.
Plan and book everything as far in advance as you can. It’ll save a lot of stress! And on your wedding day don’t forget to stop and take it all in.
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