Thursday, March 31, 2011

Equestrian Coach House

How great is the interior of this 1870's equestrian coach house. The horsey theme is evident with the dark stable walls, plently of leather and hints of Hermes orange.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Latest H&G

There is a lovely interior featured on the cover of the latest House and Garden magazine. This lovely Queensland house had the interiors designed by Lily-G (a fellow blogger) and its fresh, fun and inviting with a soft colour palette used throughtout of greens and blues teamed with plenty of crisp white. Check it out in the new H&G.

images: Content Agency.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fabulous florals

Whether on a dining table or atop a vanity, these floral arrangements are a great way to freshen up any space. Who doesn't love fresh flowers?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Bold vibrant interior

Love these interiors of Sydney artist Dorryce Rock - featured in an old copy of H&G that I just came across again today. Dorryce loves bold, feminine colours so custom mixed a pinky red for the walls teamed with a grape carpet. Her interior features many of her paintings and it all

works.... I also love the injection of lime green on the cushions and ottoman and the collection of candlestick is stunning.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

John Robshaw Fabrics

Just saw the more wonderful collection of bespoke hand block printed fabrics by John Robshaw Fabrics, in a studding group of colour palettes - pink, indigo and red. These fabrics are wonderful together and are hand block printed in India.

John Robshaw works with various workshops in India, where he travels several months out of the year to oversee production, experiment with new dyeing and printing techniques, and to work alongside the artisans creating the fabrics.

Great designs that can work anywhere....
Check out the John Robshaw website for all the designs.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

London Townhouse

I have feature inspirational interiors created by Kit Kemp, from several of her hotels on earlier blogs. The latest Elle Decor features Kit Kemps London townhouse. Here are some images of the stunning interiors with great use of fabrics...

Images: Elle Decor

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Classic Kitchen

Love this kitchen by Canadian designer, Sarah Richardson.The colour scheme for the room was inspired by the glass tile back splash with white paint on the cabinets and Robin's Egg on the island. Lino floor tiles reinforce the colour palette of soft blue, pale yellow and silver.

Love the tiling detail - glass and stone mosaic with a horizonal band to add interest.

Images courtesy of Cherish Toronto.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bed Canopy's

Nothing adds drama like a canopy bed to a bedroom space. With so many beautiful interpretations, the canopy can be adapted to fit into the style of any home. They can be streamlined and minimal, layered with richness and ornate pattern, and sweet and romantic....

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pencil Art

How amazing are these. Dalton Ghetti does really sharp work - on a tiny scale.The American artist creates impossibly detailed miniature sculptures on the tip of a pencil. "I'm known as the pencil guy," laughed Ghetti, 49. "I don't mind that at all."
He works as a carpenter and carves pencils in his free time - often putting in just an hour or so before his eyes get tired.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Patchwork DG

How great is this patchwork seat cushions made from left over pieces of Designers Guild fabrics. I came across this on a NZ blog called "Small Acorns: The niceties of life" and had to post the image. Small Acorns is a boutique store in Wellington New Zealand and the blog is a sharing of inspiration. Worth a look.

Images courtesy: Small Acorns blog

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The delightful William Yeoward

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting William Yeoward and see him present his latest collection for an intimate group of designers. He was absolutely lovely, had a great sense of humor and his latest collection of hand woven fabrics "or 100 stripes" as he called it was great. He gave us an in sight into his life by showing a slide show of his home in the Cotswold's and his apartment in London, both of which are featured in his latest book - William Yeoward At Home. His homes are an eclectic mix of fabrics, art and collections....he loves to shop......

His latest fabric collection called Polperro inspired by William's upbrining - being raised by the sea, sailing and fishing - helped him create a collection of woven stripes, prints and wallpapers that reflect the England that he loves.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Working on

Currently working on an entance hall with a WOW factor. Looking at this fab Designers Guild rug and silk for a cushion.....can't wait to see it all come together and I will update on blog once it's complete.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Time for Bed

The lastest issue of H&G arrived today and featured an article on bedding. Here are a couple that stood out.

I love the stricking black and white with the vibrant pink walls highlighting the vintage french adverts - the Sheridan Lutece Tulle quilt cover is a winner.

I love the tongue and groove timber walls and the chartreuse velvet comforter with the pom poms, teamed with the flower, chevromn and stripes.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Romo Collection

Last week, one of Romo's designers,Joanna Jeffrey, was in Australia to present the latest Romo and Zinc Textiles collections. The evening was held at Carousel in Albert Park and it was a great venue, looking over the lake towards the city. Here are some photo's of Joanna presenting the collection and below are some of my favourites.....

Shima Wallcoverings - great geometrics and stripes created using beads to create shimmer and glamour.

Sarasi - embroidered silks and decorative weaves with ikat inspiration.

Casson - a collection of geometric prints and decorative weaves with a retro - casual feel.
It was a great night - wonderful venue and its always good to see the designers present the fabrics they have created and hear their inspiration and catch up with other designers.