My camera cord has been found and the pictures I took at the recent Sydney trade fair have been released! These images were taken at the Vixen & Velvet stand. I'm particularly fond of the lantern lighting in both shots. I just couldn't resist this collection of dressmakers forms either.
I'm just putting the finishing touches on my nursery, hopefully it will be completely done by the time my little man arrives. The most dramatic change to the room is the wall treatment. The stripes create an illusion of space and add a touch of fun. My husband and I had an agreement that if I could hold out and not find out the sex of the baby before it was born he would not put any budget restrictions on the nursery. Unfortuantely I'm not good with surprises and my curriosity got the better of me. As a result I have created this room on a budget, reusing a lot of existing items in my house and making some smart buys on ebay. The art work cost me $10 in white frames. I printed off outlines of a butterfly from my computer and painted them aqua to tie in with the accents in the room. I will have more pictures of the other side of the room next week.
I am having a few technical issues this week, I've lost the download cord to my camera so my images are traped inside until I find it or buy a new cord. In the mean time here are some inspiring images from British Homes & Gardens focusing on darker wall colours and backdrops. I have been really draw to these strong masculine colours of late.
I just got in from the Decoration & Design trade fair which to be honest was overall a little bit disappointing. One of the few shining lights as always was the exquisite merchandising of Suzette, the talented owner of Town & Country Style. Her new range of vanities will be a talking point in any bathroom check them out by clicking on the above link.
My photo's do not begin to do justice to the products if you live in Melbourne be sure to drop in to the showroom.
To my surprise I picked up a copy of Home Beautiful's new "Bathrooms" book yesterday and flip in a couple of pages chancing upon a picture of my upstairs bathroom. My house was featured in the magazine last year, they must have decided to re use the picture for the book. After reading the book I highly recommend it. It's a bargain at only $9.95 and full of useful tips to anyone about to embark on a bathroom project.
Sometimes I must sound like a broken record, the area in which I live gives me so much energy and creative inspiration. Today I discovered a new florist tucked just around the corner. Ruby Slipper specialises in floral arrangements and styling with a vintage twist, check out their beautiful website www.rubyslipper.net.au
No Chintz and Piggot's Store are also favorites of mine to potter around in on an afternoon hunting for remnants.