Friday, October 29, 2010

Before and after

Its great giving a new lease of life to treasured family pieces and this vintage lampbase, belonging to Mel's grandmother is no exception. The brass base have lots of classic elements - claw feet and coloumn details and needed to be re-wired.

Gone in the traditional waisted shade with nylon fringe, replaced with a modern bonded shade in a stunning Romo Silk.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Window Display

Thought I would share my lastest window display, gorgeous Designers Guild wallpaper and fabric. Love the yellow, black and white combination, teamed with the charcoal bamboo chairs and some roses from the garden.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

D'Espresso - NY

Came across this image in a "Cool Hunter" email and thought the interior of this Espresso bar was indeed cool

This coffee shop has been getting alot of media attention for its designers, the Manhattan-based nemaworkshop. They took the idea of a coffee shop that looks like a library – giving a nod to the nearby New York Public Library and turned it on its side. The walls are not lined with books but the floors and ceiling are. Except that it is all an illusion, a life-size image of books printed on custom tiles.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bathroom Bliss

Love this colour combination for a bathroom - white, grey and soft duckegg.
Calming and relaxing just like a bathroom should be, the perfect place for pampering...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Blues

It can be Monday already can it.....where does the time go? Love this image of the rustic blue chest and the items on display.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blue and Green

Who said blue and green should never be seen........
Great fresh colour combination as shown in these images

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Adore is a new Australian online home and lifestyle magazine, created by Loni Parker, Adore Home provides articals and inspiring images of interiors, the latest products and holiday destinations. Hoping to read from cover to cover over the next few days.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tweet Tweet

Wonderful wallpaper featuring birds - happens to be one of my favorite designs for wallpaper.
Here are some great images. i particulary love the one below - classic wallpaper in a very contemporary interior it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Always on display

Here are some images I had on file of items on display. Always looking for new ways to show off treasured and favorite things.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Loose Living

Who said loose covers or slip covers were boring. Custom slipcovers can change the look of a room instantly and extend the life of your upholstery. You can express a different style or color palette easily, and then change it back again, if desired as these images highlight.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lolly coloured glass

Love this image. What a great lighting idea for an entrance hall in a weekender.
What more does one need ? - lots of books, family portraits and a great painted table.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Orange and Turquoise

Loving these orange and turquiose interiors. Fresh and fun and they make me feel happy.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

At home

Thought I would share some images of a table I have recently given a makeover. It was covered with a drak brown varnish, so after lots of stripper, it looks great. I have left the top natural and finished with beeswax and painted the base a white. Looks fresh and now takes pride of place in corner with some of my favorite things on display and flowers from the garden. Not bad for an Ebay bargin and lots of elbow grease.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Working on

Thought I would share a project that I have been working on with a wonderful client. She has endured the house being painted and new carpet being laid but finally, the exciting part has arrived. Those months of waiting are over as the furniture starts to arrive and everything, hallrunners, cushions and uphosltered furniture come together.

Gorgeous cushions for the entrance.

Fabric for the Carver dining chairs

Dining chairs and Carvers

We were both so thrilled last week when the dining chairs arrived. Love it when a plan comes together......

Friday, October 1, 2010

Three ways

Nothing better than a versatile fabric - as highlighted in the above three images, showing the same fabric used three ways - bedhead, seat pads and ottoman.