I'm off to Melbourne tomorrow to visit Designex. I must say I'm disappointed that so few of my favorite suppliers are exhibiting their new ranges this year, dam that GFC! While in Melbourne I'm catching up with the lovely Suzette from Town & Country Style and promise to post lots of photos from her upcoming line. Stay tuned.
After much concern the weather on Saturday was perfect and managed not to rain on my BBQ. I used a sprig of rosemary in each of the cutlery settings which adds an inviting aroma and stimulates the appetite. The weather warmed up at around ten so I decided to mix a jug of sangria.
Here are a few images of the beautiful homes located in Paddington. The terrace above is typical of the style of architecture in Paddington, Sydney and it's surrounding areas. Most were built in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This sandstone cottage on Paddington Street was recently purchased by renowned Australian fashion designer Collette Dinnigan. The internal walls all feature the exposed sandstone seen in this exterior shot. I think it's only fitting that someone with such impeccable taste should be the custodian of this remarkable period residence. I adore this church on Moncur St Paddington it speaks to my love of symmetry. The church has been converted into a private residence.
I have a confession to make, I am a realestate website junkie! I just can't help myself I love looking at beautiful homes. It's amazing how many inspiring images you come across. I blame my mother for this obsession, as a child I spent ever second Saturday going through open houses that my mum had circled in the realestate section of our local paper. Oh how the internet has revolutionized this endevour and fueled the addicition.
I found my current "home of the week" on dijones.com.au. There was no mention of the designer or architect involved, if anyone knows please contact me so I can list their details. This 1890's terrace in Paddington is currently for sale.
The study exudes masculine elegance. I love the combination of textures used, an aged leather chesterfield sofa, sisal rug, french polished timber and sparkling crystal. What really takes this room to the next level though is the amazing use of art, what a showstoper.
This theme is then linked into the formal dining room pictured above. The home starts to take on a softer tone as you transition out of the formal front rooms.
I am a big advocate of freestanding upholstered furniture in a bathroom. If you have the space it always makes a statement, the juxtaposition between the hard surfaces and soft furnishings add a sense of luxury to the room
This 17m heated lap pool has me dreaming of squeezing one into the backyard of my terrace.
Well done to the owners of this 1890's terrace for modernizing the property without losing the soul and history of this home.