Monday, July 27, 2009

Through The Looking Glass



Today I went to a viewing of Mezai's new range and fell in love with the magnifying glass in the top image. I have a intricate silver one sitting on my desk at the moment, I think I might have to start a collection.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Designer Boys Art Collection





I'm loving these new inexpensive wall art options. The Designer Boys have put out a range of hand made pieces that come ready framed in chic shadow boxes. I know the coral is not a new idea but I still can't go past it, particularly in red. The collection is available through Boyd Blue Agencies.

Images via Designer Boys

Monday, July 20, 2009

South Africa







Over the weekend while researching my next trip I found a new favourite hotel for my South African Holiday. Birkenhead House located on the cliffs overlooking Hermanus Bay has a distinct Hampton's feel. The first image of the pool at night reminds me of the one out of the movie "Somethings Gotta Give".

Images via Birkhead House

Thursday, July 16, 2009

12 Apostles


Don't you just love the contrast piping on these armchairs.




I am planning a trip to South Africa and have spent the afternoon reviewing hotels. The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is my favourite so far. The tented ceiling in the restaurant cocoons the room in luxury, and I love that they have hung pictures on the mirrored wall. Each space as been really well thought out and given it's own personality.

images via 12 apostles

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mokum Magic


Close up shot of rug detail.
All the Interior Designers based in Australia need to pick up their bags and run not walk into their nearest Mokum Textiles trade showroom. They have just launched their first ever rug collection, the designs team back beautifully with their fabric range. Believe me the quality is second to none, with the rugs being made in Tibet using the highest grade silk and wool.

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Zealand Style









A designer friend of mine from New Zealand and I were recently discussing how many beautiful houses there are over there. I love the way New Zealanders decorate their homes, there is something very charming and welcoming about it. The first set of images are of a house I'm obsessed with, I first saw it a year ago and it still catches my imagination now.

first set of images via sothebys
Second set of images via nz house & garden

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Iconic chair from inspirational Sydney design store david met nicole. I love the idea of transfering the tram scroll onto the upholstery in the wing chair.

Bisazza Tiles, as seen on the steps of their Milan showroom

The walls of Town and Country Style in Melbourne

For a long time now I have been attracted to any product with words on it. Be it wallpaper, fabric or furniture I can't get enough of words used in interiors. I only have one small problem, my husband doesn't get this obsession. I brought some letters home a few years back and he look at me with horror, maybe it's something that only appeals to the fairer sex.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Market Finds





The market gods were on my side on Saturday. I was sourcing some items for an upcoming photo shoot I'm styling this week and I found everything I was after. The thought of driving out to the Homebush flower markets was just too much, so I went to my local farmers markets at fox studios. I picked up these branches for only $5 and the flowers were $10. I then headed over to the Rozelle markets, which in my opinion are the best flee markets in Sydney. The gold mirror only set me back $10. I loved the aged mirror inside the frame and it pairs back beautiful with the cast iron mirror I was given for my birthday (I can feel a mirror cluster wall coming on).

Friday, July 3, 2009

Tomorrow is Another Day




After the drama of yesterday I wanted to end the week on a positive note. A long soak in a bath with lots of candles burning is enough to revitalise me and I'm ready to do it all again next week.

I love my job, really I do!
images via realestate.com and Kohler