Monday, November 28, 2011

Fresh and Bright

Here are a couple of images I had on file that caught my eye this morning. Bright and fresh, with the right mix of neatrals to create balance. Makes me smile.....

Friday, November 25, 2011

Summer Reading

Here are a selection of books I recently ordered from the US. A couple I was inspired to purchase after watching Million Dollar Decorators.

  • Mary McDonald Interiors : The Allure of Style

  • Undecorate - The no-rules approach to interior design

  • Jonathan Adler on happy chic colours

  • Martyn Lawrence Bullard - Live, Love and Decorate (he is also in Australia in Feburary, which is very exciting.
I have a free Sunday, I look forward to settling down with some good books.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wild Wallpaper

The lastest Cole & Sons wallpaper collection is called Geometric and how great is this advertising image, just love the use of colour and the contrast of the cabinet against raw old walls.

This is a collection of contemporary designs influenced by intricate patterns and vivid graphics. The modern collection is a unique juxtaposition coming from a factory that still uses traditional methods. See the full collection here.

Image: Radfords Furnishings

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Collection

Saw the lastest O&L Collection today , and there are some hit and miss fabrics. Here are some images ofthe fabrics I love. The wool collection called Kinloch, great plaids, stripes and paisley in 100% wool has a mix of classic and contemporary colours, making it very usable.

The Strand wallpaper collection of stripes is great and very usable, with pretty colours and the important neutrals.

There is a collection called Sabi of textures and animal prints in various colours as pictured below.

Nina's collection is called Montacute and takes inspiration from great English country houses and includes florals and striped fabrics and wallpapers. The collection is named after MONTACUTE HOUSE, a glittering Renaissance mansion in Somerset.

Checkout the full collection here.

Images : Osborne and Little

Monday, November 14, 2011


How's this image for perfect symmetry? Everything is balanced from the central point, except the inclusion of a small portrait on the right. I generally love symmetry but is this taking it to far?.....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Latest Window Display

I love the lastest window display, bright and fresh. A pair of vintage armchairs re-upholstered in a Khaki velvet, teamed with an amazing Etamine Silk embriodered Ikat and great striped velvet cushions.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

'Friesia is the most beautiful house in Melbourne' - Dr George Tibbits, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Uni. of Melb

One of Melbourne's most iconic properties with history, romance, unique architecture, interiors and gardens located in the tightly held St James Park precinct, Hawthorn, is currently for sale.

The residence, with its unique single storeyed arcaded (verandah) and internal octagonal domed vestibule, was inspired by the works of Filippo Brunelleschi, 'father' of Italian renaissance architecture in Florence. Friesia is believed to be Australia's best example of Florentine Renaissance architecture. Here are some exterior images as I love the facade and the gardens.

More images here