Saturday, April 30, 2011

Beach Cottage

How cute is this beach cottage in Long Island in the US. The owner is a sculptor, and you can see her creative influence in the interior. Great mix of colours and lots of elements all coming together to create an eclectic space.


Friday, April 29, 2011

The Stables

Came across and article on The Stables @ Stones of the Yarra Valley.The original stables have been painstakingly restored and can now entertain up to 55 guests in style. Complete with bare brick walls, rustic timbers and original features and set amongst the most beautiful manicured lawns and walkways. Reclaimed timber has been used throught and I love the overall feel of the interior, its very inviting.

Images courtesy of Stones of the Yarra Valley

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Current Displays

Sorry for my lack of posts....Easter was very busy and I head off overseas in exactly two weeks from today so I have been working through my "to do" list and making sure I'm on top of everything before time runs out. Here are some images of the stunning fabrics instore, currently on display.

Gorgeous Mulberry Sobrani cushions - one of my favorite fabrics.

Zoffany fabric drop - and Kashmir wallpaper inside the shop

Andrew Martin Fenton fabric and love letters wallpaper are currently on display in the front window.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Easter. Enjoy the extra long break this year and have a great time with friends and family. Its a busy one this year for me, but I'm looking forward to Easter egg hunts (apparently your never too old) and lots of fun with the nieces and nephew.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Looks can be deceiving....

Every year one of the local schools runs an open house scheme in the Hawthorn, Kew area and this year this house in Kew was featured. This unimposing Victorian weatherboard is hiding a ultra modern extension. The interior of the house is the epitome of an ultra-cool, inner-urban design aesthetic. With its minimalist colour palette of black and white, the owners run an interior design business and specialise in internal and external window furnishings. When they bought the house in 2007, squatters had been in residence, and it was in a dilapidated state. Look at it now - all original period design features, such as cornicing and skirting boards were removed giving the house sharp, clean lines throughout. Images :

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Things are changing

I can't believe how quickly the trees in my street have change colour. I walked out this morning and noticed lots of autumn colours.....just days ago they were all I took this photo from my front verandah.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lastest Etamine collection

Came across the stunning images of fabrics from the new Etamine collection. Haven't seen it in the flesh yet, but I love the vibrant colours.

Etamine takes us on a voyage around the world discovering sophisticated ethnic cultures and exploring islands of paradise.... now doesn't that make you want to travel.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

La Belle Miette

I was in the city on Saturday and came across a lovely little shop selling delicous French Macarons and the chocolate was popular with my nieces. The current menu includes: 72% Cocoa Single Origin Chocolate (Venezuela),Caramel a la Fleur de Sel,Cherry Blossom & Sake,Ginger & Macadamia,Lemon,Olive Oil & Vanilla,Pink Grapefruit,Pistachio, Raspberry Ganache,Rose,Strawberry & Vanilla,Violet & Blueberry and Wasabi..... My mouth is watering just thinking about them....

They have beautiful gift boxes and the shop if lovely. Next time you are in Hardware Lane in the city...treat yourself.

La Belle Miette -

Monday, April 4, 2011

Drum Shades

Love this images used by Chivasso in their wallpaper advertising. These wallpaper drum shades look great. Hope you are having a wonderful Monday......where are the weeks going?

Friday, April 1, 2011

April's here

Another month gone. Hope you don't get fooled today.....