Who’s been talking MCM House?
MCM house has been gaining some admiration in the design world. Take a closer look at the latest coverage for MCM House in numerous publications and features highlighting the innovative designs and exceptional craftsmanship that MCM House has to offer.
Adding that signature Scandinavian flair to a home isn’t always as easy as it looks, especially when you're based in a completely different climate. Yet despite there being a very different vibe on Australia's Gold Coast to what she was used to back home, Swedish content creator and photographer Fredrika Akander, 32, was adamant that she wanted to infuse her interiors with a little bit of homegrown style.
As the seasons change, it's natural to want to refresh your space, and what better way to do it than with a fresh set of bed linen? Lucky for us, MCM House has recently branched into the world of bedding, bringing their signature classic contemporary style and focus on relaxed, high-quality fabrications to the bedroom.
Made from 100% French linen (the good stuff), the brand's luxurious new bedding is designed with both softness and style in mind, offering a variety of neutral colours to suit any interior design vibe. Available in eight nature-inspired shades, it's just the thing to transform your sleeping quarters into a dreamy oasis.
The brand's commitment to sustainability means it's also environmentally conscious. Made from natural fibres and dyed with non-toxic, low-impact dyes, you can rest easy knowing it’s as eco-friendly as it is sumptuous.
The range includes all the usual suspects (duvet covers, fitted and flat sheets and pillowcases) plus a refined take on the valance. (That’s right, they’re back.) Thoughtfully made, the duvet covers are finished with button closures for speedy bedmaking. Each piece is cosy, comfortable and designed for the perfect night's sleep awarm weather fabric, it adapts to the climate, offering warmth in winter and breathability in the summer. It’s also super-durable and long-lasting when taken care of correctly. (Warm, gentle wash, no tumble dryer.)
“Will and I both grew up in the country so we gravitate to being in nature, and of course we love the beach. This location is so special because we’re in the forest but only 10 minutes from the water.” It was while searching the area that they came across farmland that was to be divided and sold as four blocks. One of which, Yates and her husband bought. It wasn’t so much that the couple had their heart set on a new build, but Yates was certain of the kind of home she wanted. “I had a very specific idea.
I’m very inspired by Axel Vervoordt. I devoured his books.” Vervoordt, a Belgian visual artist and interior designer, is known for his ability to blend art and history, but mostly his minimalism. He was one half of the design team behind Kim Kardashian’s LA estate. “He works with a lot of natural textures and raw materials and unfortunately we don't really build like that in Australia very often. If I had come across a house that was similar to that style, I definitely would've bought a house, but we just couldn't really find anything in the area that kind of looked like what we wanted. Then the land came up so we thought, why not?”
Now at the final stages of creating their dream family home, Yates says the best thing about building is also the worst thing: you’re starting with a blank canvas. “I found it really tricky to draw a line between what we needed and what we didn’t,
and being the one in control of what you can and can’t have. When you buy a house, you have the space that you have and you work within that, but with building, things tend to get away from you. However, I wouldn’t have such a big space if we weren’t building from scratch, nor would I have been able to customise them so much.”
She did it by focusing on what they did need: “We have two kids, so we were always going to need a few bedrooms, and both sets of our parents live away from us, so we needed to create a space that they could come and stay in for extended periods and everyone be comfortable. Byron Bay is so expensive and not the kind of rates we can ask our family to pay to come see us for two weeks, so it was really about making a dynamic space that fits our family as it fluctuates.” Much to Yates’s joy her new home offers her a dedicated work space. “I built myself an office and it feels so amazing. I spend, oh my god, eight hours a day editing usually. I shoot, then I edit, then I shoot, then I edit. Half my life is taken up in front of a computer and this is the first time I've ever had a dedicated space to work in. It just feels really amazing.”
“Brisbane has been on the radar for some time, we actually nearly took a space during the early stages of The Calile development. We decided we wanted to develop the range to a point that was ready for the Brisbane market, which we are confident it is now. We love the area – we love the vibe – it sits with the energy of our brand perfectly.”
The Sydney born furniture brand was created to fill a gap in the market. With roots in buying and selling antique furniture, Charles identified a desire for timeless designs to compliment antique furnishings.
Charles’ said,”customers were always asking for specific things to pair back with their antique finds, so it was a natural progression to start a collection that could easily pair back timelessly with many different eras and styles.
That collection became the brand we know now.” MCM House furnishings can not only be found in impeccably styled homes, but leading businesses too. Their portfolio of work extends to custom fabrications and collaborative work with artists such as Daimon Downey (this may or may not be a hint of some exciting James St Up Late news), brands like Venroy and institutions like Raes on Wategos.
“Amazing collaborations and partnerships with like-minded brands give MCM House a unique creative energy. We’re very much more than just a furniture brand, we have a vibe and that comes from working with other cool brands and people that align with us,” stated Charles.
MCM House furnishings can not only be found in impeccably styled homes, but leading businesses too. Their portfolio of work extends to custom fabrications and collaborative work with artists such as Daimon Downey (this may or may not be a hint of some exciting James St Up Late news), brands like Venroy and institutions like Raes on Wategos. “Amazing collaborations and partnerships with like-minded brands give MCM House a unique creative energy. We’re very much more than just a furniture brand, we have a vibe and that comes from working with other cool brands and people that align with us,” stated Charles.