Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Working on

Here is a sneak peak at a project I'm working on.

A Grandmothers chair in need of a makeover, will take pride of place in my clients master bedroom once we have finalised the scheme - working on custom bedding and lampshades to work with the scheme and recovering the chair.

Will keep you posted on the progress.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Collection - Manuel Canovas

The new fabric collections are coming thick and fast at the moment and this morning I saw the new Manuel Canovas Collections. Amazing embroideries and weaves and some great wallpapers as well......below are some images of the collection

The wide stripe on the ottoman below is stunning, great colour combinations and thick and textured. There is a cutting on rouge and chocolate in the photo above, which is a combination I just love.
Gorgeous wallpapers, many complementing the fabric designs or using older print designs as the inspiration.
This design is my favourite. Its had to see the detail but the leaves are machine embroidered and the tulip flowers are hand embroidered...stunning.

Can's wait to use them......

Friday, March 19, 2010

Designer Rugs - Alex Perry

Last night in Melbourne, Designer Rugs launched their collaboration with Alex Perry, Australian Fashion Designer.

This collection features designs such as ‘PALATI', inspired by an intricate gate seen in the National Gardens in Athens and ‘PSARAKI', which takes you on an underwater journey in the Aegean sea.....and a Greek inspired menu was served to guests to complement the greek inspiration.

See the Designer Rugs website for the complete collection:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Osborne & Little

For as long as I can remember, Osborne and Little have run an amazing advertising campaign. The advertising of their fabrics has been very creative and lots of fun. Below are some examples of the advertisements.

Since stating the campaign in the 60's, the Osborne & Little ads have become legendary and many people have asked who was behind these unique concepts. It was a partnership between Peter Osborne's wife, Felicity and photographer Charles Settrington, who together, brimmed with ideas, never compromised to achieve authenticity.

Visit the O&L Website

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fireplace mantels are often the focal point of a room, and how they're decorated can have a huge impact on the overall look of a space. Here are some images of fireplace vignettes.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Splashes of Turquoise

I have been catching up with some favorite blogs and have discovered some new ones. Here are some images from "House of Turquoise" a blog dedicated to shades of Turquoise.

Check out the blog for more great images

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Decorative Birdcages

A client recently used these birdcage wall stickers in her sons room, so I thought I would post some images of decorative birdcages used in interior settings, both traditional and modern interiors.

Available by special order, through A Blind Pash Interiors

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Manuel Canovas Prints

Manuel Canovas is a French textiles company founded by fabric designer Manuel Canovas in 1963. Manuel Canovas is a lover of gardens and travel and through this range of designs he will walk you through the world of these loves,as the images below show....

Manuel Canovas fabrics and wallpapers available from A Blind Pash Interiors.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ione - New Sanderson Collection

I had the new Sanderson collection presented to me today designed by Maggie Levien. 'Ione' is a collection of fabrics and wallpapers in subtle colours, using florals as inspiration. Below are some images of the collection.

Ione Prints
Taking inspiration from classic botanical archives, the ‘Ione’ collection combines finely drawn artwork with confident composition. Focusing on the detail of each motif and infusing them with new, exciting colours, designer Maggie Levien has created a collection reflective of the season’s interior trends; each unique design highlights Maggie's distinctive approach to stylisation, scale and colour. This collection is comprised of five fabrics printed on linen / cotton and silk, plus one 100% silk stripe. All are designed to work well in both classic homes and contemporary living spaces.

Ione Papers
To complement designer Maggie Levien’s ‘Ione’ prints, the wallpaper collection of the same name subtly plays with the same design motifs featuring strong silhouettes and accent details in metallic, opaque and pearlised inks, making them ideal both as partners for the corresponding fabrics or as stand-alone designs.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Margo Selby - Designer

Margo Selby is a designer with a bold approach to creating luxurious fabrics. Her instinctive and spontaneous colour palette is fresh and striking, yet the combinations have a rich subtlety, which allow the products to work harmoniously within a variety of both traditional and modern interiors.

Margo designs fabrics, rugs, scarves and other designer accessories using her distinctive sytle and vibrant colour palette.

Images :

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Art of Silhoettes

Flicking through a magazine and saw this book, The Art of Silhouettes by Emma Rutherford. Emma Rutherford is an art historian who has specialized in silhouettes and portrait miniatures for fifteen years and the book is a fascinating history of the art form and the social history hidden behind its shadows.

This book made me think of a trip to France a couple of years ago with my nieces, as they had their silhouettes created, in Montmartre, as you do.....

Here are some vintage silhouettes, used in interiors: