Thursday, September 30, 2010

First impressions

Entrance Halls - here are some images of entrance halls from houses for sale in my local area. Notice something about them? All very neutral....where is the colour? When are we going to stop playing it so safe and have some fun. Think of ideas for my hallway (hoping to do some work on it over the Chrtistmas break, so I will keep the blog updated with my thoughts and ideas.
Images: Real Estate View website

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pink and Orange

Loving the colour combination of pink and orange at the moment. Fun, cheerful and a great option for girls bedrooms when teamed with crisp white.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nina Campbell

The new Nina Campbell collection has some great fabrics. Some of my favorites are pictured here and I'm working on a great display, which I will post once I have gotten myself organised.

The collection is called "Paradiso" and contains prints, weaves and wallpapers and is inspired by Dantes' poetry.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wallpapered Furniture

I came across these wallpapered pieces of furniture and I love them. Would love to give it a try myself on a small piece....something to do over the Christmas break.
These peices are created by Briony Porter, a UK designer. Transforming discarded furniture, the one-of-a-kind pieces make an environmentally-conscious statement too. So any coffee table or bookcase can be revitalized and reformed through Byronie Porter's method of applique.

Cole and Son - Fornasetti
Osborne and Little - Grove Garden Wallpaper

Cole and Son - Woods

Osborne and Little - Asuka wallpaper.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Rue Magazine

A new online magazine was launched today, called Rue Magazine. Well worth a look, plenty of articles on home / living / interiors with great images....plenty of inspiration. Well done Rue Magazine great debut issue - look forward to seeing future issues.

Check out the full issue - Rue Magazine

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Spring colour

Came across this image on the Coco+Kelley blog and I love it. Its fun and I love the fresh colours buts its also got a great eclectic mix of items - classic and modern.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Designers Guild

I had the chance to see the latest Designers Guild collection at a small morning tea presenation last week, nothing better than seeing new and exciting collections with other designers and enjoying coffee and cake.

Here are a couple of images of the latest designs, which included stunning silks, weaves and wallpapers. There are some great panel designs in both the wallpaper and fabric.

I will have a display in tnhe shop soon and will post picture once its installed.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Patterns in Barcelona

Looking through some photo's from a trip to spain a couple of years ago and came across these images of the exteriors of houses in Barcelona. Stunning plaster work and tiles adhorn many houses and make the city unique. Brings the travel bug to the surface......

Monday, September 6, 2010

Gorgeous Cushions

Wow, its been a busy month so far and my blogging has suffered. Here are some images of gorgeous cushions, which are always a great way to brighten up a room.