Monday, April 30, 2012



I love reupholstering old pieces of furniture. This is a perfect example of what a difference a great fabric can make to a family heirloom. It looks stunning.

Friday, April 27, 2012


How vibrant are these fabrics and cushions from Bluebellgray.

Bluebellgray is a Scottish textile design company specialising in the home interiors market. Influenced by a love of colour and all things floral, the designs are something unique and special, each design is painted by hand in the Bluebellgray studio before being printing onto natural cottons and linens using state of the art printing technology.

The printing methods used by Bluebellgray enable every brushstroke and colour to be captured enhancing the feel of the hand painted design.

Check out the full range at

Images: Bluebellgray

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Making an Entrance

Here are two great entances.What do they have in common? Dark timber floors, neutral walls, great furnituire pieces and statement lighting.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


The second issue of TRADhome has just launched, its the online version of the paper mag Traditional Home in collaboration with Lonny

I'll be reading it cover to cover tonight, as its pouring today and it will be a good night to curl up in bed with a mag. Full issue HERE

Monday, April 23, 2012

Working on

Lots of fabrics arriving for some amazing projects and lots ordered but still on the way.

Can not wait to share the finished product images with you.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Plate Heaven

I came across these Ginori plates, that look like paint colour testers and I love them. On doing some research, I came across these image of other Richard Ginori plates.... WOW.
Richard Ginori is an Italian compay, based in Florence, founded in 1735, that produces some stunning contemporary designs.... I'll be buying up big on my next visit to Florence (not sure when this will be....).

This was a display at Object & Maison in France and its AMAZING.

Metroquadro’, pictured above, are a collection of dinner plates, bowls and dessert plates that are lavishly decorated on the outside.

More details on the collections here

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Finders Keepers

The Finders Keepers Market is BACK in Melbourne at a new venue - the Royal Exhibition Building, in the Carlton Gardens.

This market we will have an array of new designers & artists stalls from both Melbourne, and all around Australia as well as a fresh new music line up and heaps more features to be announced!

I haven't been to this market before, so I'm excited andI have talked my sister into coming with arm twisting was required. Good way to end the week....

Check out the website / blog here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Latest Jim Thompson Fabrics

Today I got to see the latest Jim Thompson fabric presented by the International export manager, who's grandmother and parents both worked at Jim Thompson.

The collection moved away from the traditional silks into great weaves and prints and a couple are shown here. Because of the history, many of the prints have a Thai feel, designed in the UK but still printed there today in Bangkok.

The story behind Jim Thompson is very interesting, Thompson came from a textile manufacturing background, and after the second world war, started the Thai Silk Company in Thailand. He has house "House on the Klong" which he designed and built and its now a museum and major tourist site in Bangkok. In 1967, Thompson went for a midnight walk and was never seen again.....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Splash of colour

I'm having an internal fight with myself at the moment...RED or FUSCHIA high gloss front door. My husband was dead against the pink and was happy with the red, but I think I have talked him into the FUSCHIA......

Look foreard to posting some before and after photo's of the exterior colours. Its looking great and should be complete by the end of the that the wasp nest has been removed, but thats another story.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Easter (Part 2)

It was my other Easter on the weekend - Greek Easter and we got together and enjoyed the traditions - breaking the fast at 2.30am after Church with Tsoureki (Easter bread), Koulourakia (twisted biscuits) and cracking the hand dyed red eggs and feasting on roast lamb and all the trimmings.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Flowers

These images show how a simple vase of fresh flowers can give a life to a room, whether its a splash of colour and a simple green follage and white flower, these rooms are better for it.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Baker Lifestyle

The latest Baker Lifestyle collection is very sweet - inspired by the magical gardens of the 18th century West Green House and its glorious summer season of baroque operas and music, the Opera Garden Collection celebrates this harmony of music and nature.

The designs celebrate not only the garden’s flowers, follies, even its chickens, but also charming impressions of West Green’s opera nights. The collection has an extensive colour palette, ranging from subtle earthy tones to vibrant brights.

Pop in anytime to see the collection.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Boyd Blue

I had the opportunity to meet with Shelley Boyd from Boyd Blue lasy week. Boyd Blue have a great range of interior products - lamps, cushions, occassional pieces and decorative elements which are sourced from all over the world - including, Italy, Indonesia, Thailand, France, India and Portugal. Shelley is always travelling and seeking new products... yes I'm jealous.

Check out the Boyd Blue range here - all available from A Blind Pash Interiors.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter (part 1)

I had a great Easter weekend.

Drove down to Mum and Dad's on Sunday, bright and early and enjoyed an overnight stay. Weather was not good, windy, wet and cold, so it gave up the perfect excuse to sit inside with the fires going and relax. Some boardgames, reading, watching TV and plenty of eating. Have to do it all again next weekend for orthodox Easter....

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Does it have to match ?

Who said that dining chairs need to match. Here are a couple of examples to show that this does not have to be the case. Whether its the same design, just different colours or a mixture of chairs, both can look amazing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Working on

Got some great jobs on the go at the moment, lots of exciting colour.....

Here is a sneek peak of some fabrics I'm using on one of them - recovering some fabulous existing pieces of furniture.

Can't wait to see the before and after photo's.

Monday, April 2, 2012

GASP Tasmania

How great is the use of colour at GASP in Tasmania - GASP is the Glenorchy Art and Sculture Park, set on approximately 9 hectares of public land on the shores of Elwick Bay. GASP! aims to boldly position itself as a place for contemporary site‐specific outdoor arts.

The bridge is colourful and vibrant and sits in this stunning landscape. It was created by Room 11 Architects and was included in this years Dulux Colour Awards, winning the commercial exterior category.

Its on my list of places to visit when I get a chance to go to Tassie.