I made a whistle stop tour to Melbourne on the weekend and couldn't resist capturing some of the gracious architecture.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Here are the full set of images entiled "Eco Elegance" That I style for this months issue of Home Beautiful. Photographer Nicky Ryan captured my creations. Nicky is a very acomplished photographer and a true pro to work with. The lovely Melissa Heath, creative director for Home Beautiful was also present at the shoot.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I have just got back from the gift fair and I am exhausted. Maybe it wasn't a great idea to wear my new 12 inch heels! I purchased lots of quirky vintage inspired pieces like the ones above from my favorite home wares supplier CAM. I'm particularly partial to the vintage ceramic boxes, I can just envisage them storing jewelry and treasured trinkets.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I have been a bit exhausted of late, I feel like I'm running myself into the ground. My thoughtful husband has obviously noticed this, yesterday he brought me home these vibrant orchids to give me a lift. He told me he had chosen them because they would match my aqua cushions on the bench seat in our kitchen. I was flabbergasted obviously the man has been listening to me while I prattle on about design and how I like my flowers to co-ordinate with the colour scheme of a room. What can I say I think he is developing an eye for these things.
Monday, September 14, 2009
The October issue of Home Beautiful has just been released featuring a bathroom I styled in two different themes. I used the same white room and dressed it up to look "Cool & Glamours" and then restyled it to give a distinctively "Eco Chic" feel. I have attached a few images from the magazine, if they wet your appetite go out and grab yourself a copy of the issue. Inside there are plenty more beautiful images and great tips on how to dress up your bathroom.
Friday, September 11, 2009
I apoligise for my lack of attention to the site this week, I have been flat out looking after my lovely clients. Given I have not posted anything new since Monday I thought I better leave you with something for the weekend. These pictures are of a bedroom I did for a client a little while ago. As you can see from the photo's I have no claim to fame as a photographer. This room is very simple, however the combination of the silk paisley print along with the silver nail head bed detail add a touch of class.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Described by Harlequin as a fusion of Persian and Indian influences, their new range of wallpaper the Lalika Collection has just been released. I have specifed this paper for a job I'm working on, I can't wait to see it up on the walls. This pattern has me mesmerised.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Now that spring has sprung here, I thought I should share with you these great outdoor furniture solutions. New Zealand based Solaire Furniture manufacture sofas that are suitable for outdoor use. They are made of marine grade foam and use outdoor rated fabrics. The options are limitless and they will make almost any sofa design you can come up with. I think they make a great change to the timber or rattan outdoor sofas that we see everywhere. You truly can create an outdoor room with Solaire's innovative designs.
image via solaire
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The home of celebrated US interior designer Thomas Pheasant has been much photographed and talked about lately. I just love the restraint he has used and the sense of calm throughout the home. His bathroom is my idea of heaven, perfect in every way. I do think that someone got a little carried away retouching though, it looks like they have photoshoped out one of the legs on the bathroom ottomans.
images via architectural digest