Friday, September 30, 2011


I just saw the latest Sanderson collection is called Bloomsbury, after the the Bloomsbury creative movement of the 1930's which included the Omega Workshop - a hugely creative group of artists, poets and designers. In line with this movement, the Sanderson designers used oil paints, dry brushes and fresco techniques to bring their designs to life as evident in the collection. Here are some great the styling as it really evokes the inspiration.

Images : Sanderson Brochure

Thursday, September 29, 2011

On the Coast

Managed to get a few hours off on Sunday and headed down to Bryon Bay for some brunch. Here are a couple of photo's from the roadtrip.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Where have I been

I have been missing in action for over a week now. I have been up in Queensland on the Gold Coast working on a large apartment building project....lots of long days and late nights but its been a wonderful experience and I look forward to sharing more details / images once I am able to.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sneak Peek...

Spring in here, lots of gorgeous spring bloom and the latest collection from Romo, reflects the season. Here is a sneak peek...I have't seen the collection yet but can't wait...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Living without colour, is like living without love"

Kelly Wearstler

Images from Kelly's Blog - My Vibe My Life

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I love this artwork by Fu Wong. Its ink and oil and I think the detail is amazing, the shadow like background makes this piece very interersting and the detail on the clothing is fabulous.

Born in China in 1946 and graduating from the China Arts & Crafts Academy, Beijing, Fu arrived in Australia in 1990, and gained a reputation for his original synthesis of representational painting with “impressionist” and “expressionist” leanings. His impressive achievements include: finalist 2008 Archibald Prize; winner Best Portrait 2006 Lexus Mortimore Prize; 2006 Archibald Prize Salon des Refuses; and winner of the 2002 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.

Current exhibition of this and other works here

Images: Jenny Pihan Fine Art

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Before and after

Here's a couple of pics of a re-uphostery job recently completed. Gone is the brown leather, replaced with a great colourful Malabar stripe.....whats not to love about this makeover.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


This is another great interior by Canadian designer Sarah Richardson. The family room at the top in the classis blue and white looks great with the rustic pieces and I love the old hats on the wall. The green chaises in the reading room and the curtains in the dining room are also a great complement, creating a restful interior.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Martyn Lawrence Bullard's fabric collection with Schumacher is inspired by his passion for exotic travel, luxurious materials as well as unexpected color and scale. The collection contains prints and wovens that are derived from antique textiles, motifs and patterns gathered during Martyn’s travels.

Martyn is about to hit our screens on Million Dollar Decorators starting next week on Foxtel - desinger for the rich and famous the show also features Katherine Ireland. Make sure you tune in....

Monday, September 5, 2011

Gorgeous Farmhouse

I'm in love with this farmhouse for sale just outside of Daylesford. On substancial acreage, these is a fabulous farmhouse with the Old Dairy, converted inro guest accommadation, and what around the view - imagine the hours that could be spend sitting on the verandah, reading or relaxing with friends and family. Check out the full listing here

Thursday, September 1, 2011

At the Kitchen sink

Working on the design of a classic style kitchen and these images all caught my for different reasons.

Love the colour of the cabinetry - soft grey

Its the gorgeous soft celedon green tiles that I like in this image and the dark chocolate floors.

Clients like the idea of subway tiles and this one captures that aspect.

Classic white cabinetry teamed with a charcoal countertop. The coloured ceiling is also interesting in this kitchen. Always lots to inspire and consider....