Friday, February 26, 2010

Quirky Lighting

I came across this image yesterday, lights made from vintage cups and saucers, by Gregory Bonasera, an Australian ceramicist. I think they are great fun....

A cheeky take on your grandmother’s finest tea-set. Vintage tea cups hung upside-down and illuminated with a low voltage fitting. Available as single lights or a set of three.

See more of Gregory's products at

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shades of Yellow

Yellow - yellow is sunshine. It is a warm color that, like red, has conflicting symbolism. On the one hand it denotes happiness and joy but on the other hand yellow is the color of cowardice and deceit. Although it can work as the primary color, yellow often works best as a companion to other colors. Use bright yellow to create excitement when red or orange may be too strong or too dark.

Below are some great interiors using all shades of yellow, from traditional to contemporary.

Use yellow to perk up a more subdued cool palette of blues.

Very pale yellows can work as neutrals alongside darker or richer colors.

Mix yellow with neutral grey and a dash of blakc for a high-tech look
Yellow and blue are a high contrast, eye-popping combination

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lonny Magazine

Michelle Adam's from Rubie Green has also created a design magazine called Lonny, and its available online. Michelle has worked for Domino Magazine and the new mag has the most wonderful images....inspirational.

Check it out if you have the chance, issues 1 & 2 are also available online.

Lonny Magazine:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rubie Green

Rubie Green fabrics are designed by Michelle Adam's, who lives in Manhattan. Rubie Green has been featured in all the best design magazines and the design and construction of the textiles are organic, only organic cotton and enviromental dying and finshing processes. Below are some images of Rubie Green fabrics and Michelle's interior, using her fresh and fun fabrics.

Rubie Green
Images from M-A-Belle, Michelle's blog

Friday, February 19, 2010

Romo Fabrics

I had the privilege to see the two new brands under the Romo banner yesterday. Romo had a function at a Gallery in South Melbourne but I was unable to attend as I was meeting with a client, so I had a private viewing, presented by Maria, the International Marketing Manager from Romo UK.

Mark Alexander

Designers Mark Butcher and Alex McKenzie have created a brand of distinctive fabrics using natural materials with a gentle colour palette and subtle design.

These fabrics are woven from linen, silk and wool, with the inclusion of alpaca , mohair and cashmere, so you have to feel them to understand the beauty and luxury.

Zinc Textiles

Designed by Justin Marr, who has worked for Andrew Martin, this collection is city, urban and masculine in its design and colour palette.

images: Romo

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mood Board

I love mood boards...I was updating mine with new images and fabrics and thought I would show you some other images of mood boards I have collected.

The mood board above at A Blind Pash and other inspiration mood boards below.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Wishing you a happy Valentines day with come beautuful images of roses....

Enjoy you day with loved ones and friends.
Kris xoxo

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Window Displays

Just a little image of the latest window display.
Wonderful Jane Churchill printed fabric with a glazed finished teamed with a quirky cockatoo lampbase and fretwork shade for some fun.....

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Colefax & Fowler Collection

Today I had the chance to see the latest Colefax and Fowler collection. It was a classic designed collection with a subtle colour palette with decorative linens, silks, weaves and upholstery fabrics. There are beautiful co-ordinating wallpapers as well. Below are some images of the collection.

Love this slip cover.....stunning embroidered linen
Highlights - stunning embroidered linens and silks.

Images: Colefax & Fowler

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bloomingdales - Big Window Challange

Bloomingdales in New York held a "Big Window Challange" and invited 3 designers to create windows using furniture and decor from the store. The public then voted on their favorite room. Below are the three rooms and the inspiration....

DESIGNED BY Eddie Ross for Elle Decor
DESIGNED FOR A media mogul and mother of two
INSPIRED BY The signature space shimmers with a mix of classic and modern, new and old, together with a balance of bold patterns and vibrant colors. A spatter-paint print, like stars in an endless sky, reflects the owner's love of travel to wide-open spaces, and her passion for sparkling evenings at home entertaining friends and family.

DESIGNED BY Eileen Joyce
DESIGNED FOR A sophisticated travel magazine editor
INSPIRED BY This New York City apartment-inspired space is inhabited by a sophisticated travel magazine editor who collects objects from around the world. The room as an early 1960's sensibility, combining modern furnishings with a grass cloth wall covering and appliqué fabric as the window treatment. It's a mix of primitive, Asian, folk art and photography in an urban environment — all anchored by a custom-patterned area rug.

DESIGNED BY Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
INSPIRED BY The Writer's Library, inspired by my friend, Amor, is a dark, bookish den in which a romantic dinner has been surprisingly set for a female guest. The room is piled high with books and features items that may have come from far off travels. The side walls are painted faux bookcases for this display and inspired by the Studiolo at the MET. The room decor centers on the large, leather Ralph Lauren chair, the memorable Neisha Crosland wallpaper and accessories from Michele Varian with her funky, steampunk style.

And the winner is.... The modern woman by Eddie Ross

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Most of us collect things because we love how they look, how they feel or the memories they evoke. Displaying your collection is a wonderful way to decorate your home while showing off your favorite things.....

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

With love

Here are some great images, with a "Love" theme, that I had collected, thought they were worth a look......