Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Andrew Martin Fabrics

Andrew Martin can always be relied upon for some quirky and interesting fabrics and the latest collection is no exception. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Fante Flags - sold as a panel x 2.6 metres and is hand appliqu├ęd. Great as cushions as pictured but would also be great in a boys bedroom as art or bedding.

Picture Show - aslo sold as a panel of 9 images

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rules to live by

As I sit here doing too many things at once..... I recall this image I saved with rules of "How to work better" and thought it was worth putting these 10 rules in front on me. The image comes from the Parisian apartment of Cleo Charuet, how has an eclectic interior with lots of taxidermy and is a film maker and graphic designer.
Image: Elle Decoration Magazine May 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010


I was looking through the latest edition of Elle Decoration UK and came across these two images of bookshelves and I love the way they have been styled.

Nothing better than colour blocked books....

Friday, June 25, 2010

Working on

Working on a beautiful scheme, using a stunning Etamine embroidered silk and a Jab striped silk - shades of pink, green and orange. I love it.

Will update progress as the finished items arrive back to me. I have an afternoon of curtain and blind installations, so I will take my leave
Have a good weekend.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another Ebay find

I came across these antiquecrewel work pieces from the UK. I love them, the amount of work involved in amazing but unfortunately I was outbid and missed out on them.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Alannah Hill

Earlier in the year, Alannah Hill sold her apartment. I was looking through my file of images today and came across some photo's I had saved. A couple of my clients went along to the open house to have a look. I'm a fan of Alannah's clothes, especially the fun prints she uses (even as lining) and how she puts together colour. As you would expect the interior of her apartment was no different. I wish I had gotten along to see it in person, put here are the images I saved.

Beatuful pieces of furniture, great fabrics and wonderful rugs and lighting. Plus lots of shades of pink.....

Love this bathroom

Stunning curtains and look at the hot pink kitchen.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Murabond and Society Inc

Murabond have teamed up with Society Inc to develop a range of colour palettes which are amazing. Check out Sibella Court's (Society Inc.) book Etcetera, for more ideas on how to use these paint colours. The latest theme is called North by Northwest - insipred by the exploration, high seas and strong winds. I love the rich reds and blues, very nautical.....

For more details on this theme go to, and be inspired..... even the website design is fabulous.

Images and palette : Murabond and Society Inc.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Neisha Crosland

Thought I would feature some fabrics and when I popped into Mokum this morning, the Neisha Crosland collection caught my eye.

Neisha Crosland initially studied graphic design at Camberwell School of Art. She fell in love with bold, modern looking 16th Century Ottoman Empire textiles, and she transferred to the textile course. Her 1986 post-graduate show at the Royal College of Art was applauded, and went on to form a collection for Osborne & Little.The desire to develop her own designs into finished products prompted Neisha to launch her own-label textiles and accessories in 1994.

Neisha Crosland is distributed in Australia by Mokum. See the full range of fabrics :

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tree house......

I'm currently working on my website and needed a break. I came across this image on the internet and thought it was wonderful and whimsical.

The tree mural with the addition of the birdcages is amazing. I love the bright fresh bedding as well.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kitchen Makeover

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend (those in Australia anyway)..... I spent the weekend working on a makeover of my sister-in-laws kitchen.....

Banishing the old pine cabinets, we sanded, undercoated and sprayed the top coats over the past two weekends. Lots of hardwork but it is looking great. I will get some photo's during the week and post them.....forgot to take the before images which was rather silly.

Anyway, I will pay hommage to the kitchen, with some inspiration images I had on file, all with a touch of white.

Friday, June 11, 2010


The lastest issue of Lonny is out and like may bloggers, there is plenty of inspiration to be found within the pages. Here are some of my fave's.....

Fabulous Bedhead - Serena & lily

Javson Home & Garden

Bunny Williams interiors

I will post some more pictures at a later stage, but check out the mag because there are 239 pages of delight.....

Playing around

I'm playing around with the new layout templates available for the blogs... please excuse the changes that may occur over the next few days.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Its been a busy week and my blogging has suffered.

The X-bench seems to be making a comeback. Its been popping up in a number of magazines so here are some images of the X-bench, which can be covered in any fabric.

I think they are great and offer opportunity to have some fun with wonderful fabrics.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lulu and Nat

Lulu and Nat are driven by colour and inspired by India, Mumbai-based Lulu McEvoy and London-based Nat Robinson launched Lulu & Nat, a home and lifestyle range for adults and children.

Handcrafted and made in India using traditional techniques, each piece is completely unique and nothing is mass-produced. The result is a beautiful selection of hand-printed bedlinen, embroidered wall hangings and embellished cushions - all in Lulu & Nat's signature Anglo-Indian style.

I love there use of colour and the beautiful designs. The story behind them is also great, any one with a passion making handcrafted items should encouraged....

More designs can be found on the Lulu and Nat website :

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ebay Treasures

I was trawling through Ebay and came across this gorgeous french bed from Reims in France. Bidding started at $0.99 and so I made a couple of bids, only to later be outbid at just over the $100.00 mark. I thought that waiting until closer to the end before making another bid would be a good strategy. So I had a look this morning and imagine my suprise, when with 7 hours to go, the latest bid was $1009.00 AUD. Not the bargain I was hoping for.......

I look forward to seeing what the final price will be but for now, I will have to keep dreaming.......

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Articall Exhibition

Articall, is an art and framing consultancy, a couple of doors up from my studio. Eva also runs art classes and one of her students, Jeremy Twigg is have a exhibution starting this weekend. Jeremy draws his inspiration from his imagination and likes a warm palette and here are a couple of his pieces:

I have seen Jeremy's pieces develop over the last 12 months, as he works from a studio next door. If you have a chance, pop into Articall @ 414 New Street between 5 - 26 June to see Jeremy's work. More of Jeremy's and other artists work can been seen at : Articall
Images : Articall

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Interesting Objects

Sourcing for a client and came across these interesting decorative objects.

Windmill Birdcage
Metal pineapples
Wren bookends

All items available from Miguel Meirelles French Antiques -

I pass this shop every evening on my way home, its one of those shops you can loose yourself in for hours.... so many stunning items.....