Monday, November 30, 2009


I was looking through some old "World of Interiors" magazines and came across this wonderful editorial on wallpaper. It hightlights wallpaper designs by showing them as paper dolls and paperdoll clothing and I think its very creative. Hope you like it......

Friday, November 27, 2009


Hue by Kelly Wearstler
Kelly is classed as a trendsetter in interior design in the USA. Hue celebrates the power of color in Kelly's work and the possibilities of color in interior design and decorating. Well worth a look....

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I love to use trimmings, whether its the finishing touch on cushions or ornamentation on curtains or blinds....... small amounts of trim can just finish off the project, without having to blow the budget.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Here are some images of gorgeous decorative armchairs, to inspire..... Remember, we should not be afraid to use pattern whether its a contemporary chair or more traditional in style.

This is an armchair I did for a great client, earlier this year. This chair was a right off, broken legs, spring sticking out of the seat and was completely rebuilt and recovered.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Blue and White

There is something timeless with a blue and white interior. Blue and white is a great color combination to decorate with, because most shades of blue look good with other shades of blue. It is a crisp, fresh combination - from the deepest indigo blue to the palest sky blue, there is a shade of blue to suit every room and every mood......

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Window Displays

Just thinking about my next window display and thought I would share a couple of old ones with you.

Rich and exotic, Manual Canovas La Ronde drop with lacquared vintage asian table.

Beautiful Nina Campbell Birdcage wall wallpaper, still one of my favorites, Mokum Fushion sheer drapes and french chair upholstered in O&L Stanza.

Zoffany produced these amazing wall panels. Seen hear with cushion panels in the yellow colourway and a vibrant Liberty silk paisley.
Finally another Manual Canovas print, fresh and pretty, Celadon with a cute french desk and beautiful spring flowers to finish.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Arte Wallcoverings

These Arte wallcoverings are stunning. The collection is called "Metal and Glass" and the image styling is reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. The Metal x Glass collection, has dreamy damasks and stripes are painted with ultra-fine glass beads on an oxidised foil. The effect is luminous, reminiscent of antique mercury glass and baroque ornamentation. Stunning....need to use these in my next powder room......

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Books by Colour

While on the colour them, I thought I would share a few images of books arranged by colour. I love these images but haven't the time to do this at home yet... if you have any spare time!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Threads of Colour

Colours of Rajasthan - one cannot help but be inspired by these images. Joyful, vivacious, uplifting colour. I'm not sugggesting we need our whole interiors this colourful but small hints of colour in the home, can give us the same feeling and can be a feast for the senses.

The meaning of colour:
RED - action, confidence, courage, vitality
YELLOW - wisdom, joy, happiness, intellectual energy
GREEN - life, nature, fertility, well being
BLUE - youth, spirituality, truth, peace
WHITE - Purity, Cleanliness
BLACK - Death, earth, stability

Friday, November 13, 2009

Romo Collection

Had the chance to view the new Romo collection yesterday and its great. Softer palette to some of their more recent collections. Inspired by hints of the Orient, it includes prints, silks and weaves depicting oriental elements such as bamboo, lanterns and stylised fans.
Have a look at the Romo website for more images -

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fauchon Paris

I walked past a french patisserie this morning and thought about one of my favourite shops in Paris. Fauchon, in the Madeleine district of Paris. They are so many exquisite cakes, macaroons that melt in your mouth, eclairs that are works of art and gorgeous madeleines, that have to be tasted to believe, all wrapped up in pink boxes.....its a must on your next trip to Paris

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I came across these collages of wood art, by Dolan Geiman, while looking at the Esty website. Esty is like Ebay but its all handmade, art and craft items, loving made by someone. If you have a chance, check out the website and spend some time looking at the great handmade items from all over the world availabe on Etsy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bamboo Chairs

Loving these bamboo chairs....they seem to be cropping up in a number of images in the latest magazines. Classic and look great in any colour.