17.4.09

So Regal ...


I love this invitation ... must try and recreate if I ever need to have a grand wedding type party ...?!

I am dreadful and had saved it with no reference so please yell out if it is yours or you know where I can get more!

15.4.09

Trunk ...

Fabulous place to hang out if ever in Melbourne kids ... Trunk Bar in the CBD ...
I have only been hanging out there a teensy bit ... mainly to analyse the spectacular interior design of course!

Gorgeous courtyard is a must ... loads of lovely Tolix chairs and stools (unfortunately not that comfortable on a warm evening I am sad to report!), and cool big steel planters filled with terracotta pots ... clever ... and of course lots of fairy lights and well suited bankers ...

Then you head inside and your jaw drops ... each details is meticulous ...
It has the industrial edge that I really love, while still remaining casual and unpretentious ...
Can't really see the windows that well in the photos, but they are grid like reinforced glass that reminds me of primary school ... fab.
And the shelves are copper ... good!

The naked bulb lighting is very big in Melbourne fit-outs I feel ... not getting sick of it though as it is so transferable and simply effective.

Note, the illustration on the far wall - bit like skater graffiti but it really works ...

I am pained to announce that the best bit of the entire place is the bathrooms (well, I have only been to the girls but I imagine the boys would be the same) ...
You will have to make do with my description ...!

Black door with a copper handle and pane of reinforced misty glass in the centre ...
Tiny black hexagonal matt tiled floor ...
Subway tiled in shiny white all the way up the wall AND over the ceiling (this looks fabulous!) ...
White tongue and groove walls for the stalls and doors ...
Long marble bar with sink cut into it ...
The taps are tarnished copper with the piping exposed in front of the mirror (turbo fabulous) ...
Best of all the lights are (of course) the hanging naked bulbs, but in the bathroom they get the extra glitz of being half dipped in silver to dim them a little bit ...

When I have a house of my own one day I will be marching my builder into this bathroom and demanding an exact replica - perfection!

13.4.09

Beige, Gold and Muted ...

Some Skona Hem loveliness to start the week dear friends...
I promise to blog more regularly from now on!

While I have nearly finished my bedroom in my new apartment (photos to come!), this room fills me with inspiration ... gorgeous!
I covet the space for a little table at the end of the bed ... and the pretty window shade ...
AND the snuggly puppy that handsome man is cuddling!

GREAT scrubby table ... am currently on the look out for similar ...

Again, how I wish there was a teensy bit more space ... this demi lune table would be completely wrong in the semi modern interior, but still, I love it!

PS ... have just seem a few other lovely blogs with the same photos! Certainly don't mean to steal anyone elses thunder my friends, just loving the Skona Hem as much as the rest of you do xxx