Thursday, August 26, 2010

Zimmer and Rohde

Went to a presentation last night at Mokum and saw the new Zimmer and Rohde and Ardecora collections. Some great fabrics presented by Manfred Rusche, International Sales manager of Zimmer in Germany. Ardecora was luxurious and very stunning and there were also some great fabrics in the Zimmer collection as well.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blog Spots

Noticed the article in the lastest Melbourne Weekly, featuring fellow bloggers.

Some I had come across before and a couple of new blogs worth a look.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pierre Frey Showroom in Paris

Earlier in the year Pierre Frey opened a new showroom in Paris in the Rue du Mail and here are a couple of images of the interior of the showroom, hightlighting their stunning fabrics.

Love the fabric animals poking out of the large fabric drops - very clever......

Close up's of a couple of the animals - gorgeous swan

Deer in Pierre Frey Tsuba col Corail at the from and one of my favorite fabrics Kanto col Rubis behind on another creature.
Great fun. Will have to visit the showroom on my next visit to Paris.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Versatile dragon

Chiang Mai Dragon pops up everywhere. It's a very versatile fabric and here are two images from the lastest Vogue Living showing that it works in all types of interiors.

Above interior by Andrew Parr. Chaing Mai used on a "Nanna Chair" found by partner.

Interior designed by Briony Fitzgerald using Chiang Mai on the Knoll banquette seats. Love them both.

Images from Vogue Living - Sept / Oct 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Certain Style

To celebrate her four decades at the forefront of interior design, Tricia Guild presents a collection of international locations decorated with her latest & arguably most beautiful designs, in her latest book (available in October 2010).

According to Tricia, this is no retrospective, she never looks back, but is a confident statement encapsulating everything that is memorable about her, certain, style.

Can't wait to get my copy when it is released.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Just delivered a couple of antique pieces back to a client, after they have been re-upholstered.They look great and my client was thrilled with the end result.

Piano Stool - Before

After - recovered in a stunning Zoffany velvet stripe.

Victorian Gentlemans Chair - Before

After - in a vibrant Romo Print

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Artist - Hannah Bertram

In the lastest Vogue Living, there is a article on artist Hannah Bertam called "Gathering Dust" Hannah is an artist who creates dust installations....and they are amazing.

The patterns created on the above verandah only lasted a couple of hours, as its was walked on by 120 guests at a cocktail party and was created using marble dust.

These stencils were used to decorate a table with Florence Broadhurst wallpaper patterns using cigarette ash collected by the homeowner.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Contemporary and cosy

Came across this image in a magazine and thought it captured a contemporary interior that was cosy. Love the wall colour, the modern art mixed with the Aubusson rug and best of all the crochet rug...reminds me of my grandmother.....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Grasspaper Walls

Sourcing grasspaper options at the moment and I had forgotten how great these textured papers are. Here are some images:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sandberg fabric collection

I had the chance to see the new Sandberg fabric collection yesterday and here are some images of some of the fabrics. Sandberg is a Swedish based fabric where the designers create tomorrow´s classics by combining innovative colour and style with classical styles that have stood the test of time. They draw our inspiration from books, travel, nature, exhibitions and everything else around us.

Its a fun and quicky collection, with some great designs in fabrics and wallpapers.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lonny is live

The latest Lonny magazine is now online. Here are some images that capture my eye......

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Birthday

It's my wonderful husbands birthday today (to avoid embarrassing him, I will not mention the exact number), so I'm taking him out to dinner tonight to Bistro Thierry, for some fabulous french food.

We have a weekend of celebrations to follow, with family over Sunday for a bbq lunch. Looking forward to a weekend with family and friends, good food and great company.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Magnolia Square

Magnolia Square is a "pop up" retail concept and overflows with products from designers, artists and craft makers. Innovation is key and below are some of the retailers on show in Malvern, from today.

Make me Iconic - designer homewares with Melbourne's icons.

Itchy Bird -unique craft kits

Printspace - fresh illustrations for the young and young at heart

Scarlet Jones - gifts and homewares with soul

I heading over this afternoon to check out the gorgeous products. For more info on the concept and all the retailers, here is the Magnolia Square website -

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Window Displays

Sorry, I have been missing in action for a couple of days. Here is a photo I took of the latest window display I have at the shop, using those gorgeous cushions in the new Unique fabrics. Curtains are also for the shop, which is about to have a makeover. I will post pictures of the before and after's....