30.9.09

Viceroy ...

Spent about 5 hours watching The Hills season 4 on DVD on the weekend ...
and this was the fabulous hotel where Justin Bobby and Audrina stayed in Palm springs ... The Viceroy
I love, love, love ... these punches of yellow with the Greek key design as accent ... lots of mirror - love!
Fabulous plaque over the interior curtains ... and the chain lanterns! Ah, such great design ... so clean and crisp and stylish ...
And just a little more perfection ... want to make my bedroom over with punches of yellow immediately!

29.9.09

Circle Barn ...

Another perfect barn...
Just had to share it with you ...!

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28.9.09

Monday Barn Envy ...

Very lovely house ... very, very lovely in fact ...
Of course it's in Sag Harbour ...
One day I'll get there!

Would never have chosen that bed spread but it works?!
Loving the long shelves and random frames ...

But this is the best bit ... it looks like a barn! You must think I was raised in a barn, I talk about them so much!
This photo, with the white gravel, clipped low hedge and up-lit trees framing the glass picture window, is just about as perfect as can be ...
sigh!

Happy Monday xx

25.9.09

Sleepy Pair ...

These dudes have the right idea ... all I feel like doing is sleeping but have to fire up for the AFL grand final this weekend instead ... going to be loads of fun but it will eat into valuable sleeping time ...

Hope you get more sleep than me! Happy weekend xx

23.9.09

Canberra Decorating Trip ...

Woops ... thought I had a few posts up my sleeve that should have been firing out this week ... am clearly super organised in my quest to more regularly post!
Sorry ...

So, I was in Canberra over the weekend on whirlwind decorating tour of my little sister's new apartment ... what started as frat house is now Hampton's/French chic deliciousness!
And all on a meager budget ... my very favourite type of decorating.

Many fabulous finds in the second hand shops including a terrible looking behind the couch console table (hence the picture above of a lovely one!), but now slathered in layers of lovely white gloss looks just divine. Console tables are the best! This coupled with a gigantic neutral rug meant that we could put lamps behind the couch and run the cord across the room under the rug - this is my favourite trick as it makes the lamps look as though they have popped up in the centre of a room ... always lovely! I just can't cope unless the lighting is right!

All 3 lamps were major bargains, one in gorgeous alabaster and gold and the other 2 in matching pale Sandi wood - they all got lovely new white shades which I trimmed in thin natural rope. Also had a hilarious coffee table event with the man bargaining himself down to $5 without us even saying a word! Clearly this also received the white gloss slather too ...

And lastly we framed a massive 2x3 canvas with calico, a wide strip of pale grey cotton and a thinner strip of navy bunched satin over some white broderie anglais fabric hung vertically across the centre - very hard to explain but Georgie promises me that she will take photos and I will post them.
Poor George had no idea what I was going to do with this fabric but now after seeing my decorating brain in action she seems to understand how it usually works out in the end!

Then we got masses of illegally procured blossom and branches from the park across the road and styled the place up ... dramatic improvement and I'm just tickled pink that she loved it xx

I feel like Julie off Master Chef when she says cooking is how she shows her love ... decorating is definitely how I show my love ...

So, lots of fun was had wielding my staple gun around the ACT ... by gosh, I am in the wrong profession! Photos to come dear friends xx

18.9.09

Hehe, this little darling just makes me laugh... such a somber little face!
I wonder what he is waiting for?

Have a lovely weekend xx

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17.9.09

Baker ...

I would kill to get my hands on a baker's rack like this ... what a great place to stack props?

Kelly McGuill

16.9.09

Cliff Wedding ...




I really love the set up for this Italian wedding by the one and only Colin Cowie ...
What a spectacular cliff setting ... who would have thought rocks could be so romantic!

15.9.09

Splish Splash ...

I posted a lovely chrome and glass bathroom last week I think, and have found some more inspiration in my files to add to the pile of evidence for my builders one day when I have a little ramshackle cottage or warehouse to renovate!

The one above is going to take a lot of space, but I think it looks worth it!

This darling is probably a bit more realistic, and none the less divine.
Subway tile heaven ...

Can't find my references, sorry!

14.9.09

Industrial and Scrubbed ...

Some fabulous industrial medical props in this Ohio house featured in Country Living ...
It's darkish inside, but I think it really suits the furniture ...
I would die to find a few of those stools...
I am, as usual, enamoured by bathroom design ...
I love the planked walls and the pillar to the left with some old medical bottles propped casually atop ...
This room is amazing! The stools! The lamp! The bench!

And to finish off, another metal cabinet, not looking out of place in the least in this living room when propped with antlers and a mirror ...

Interior goodness!

11.9.09

Memories ...

Missing France ...
This is Mum writing postcards on the little terrace outside ...
(With tears in her eyes because we really didn't want to leave!)

This was the view ... and why we didn't want to leave!
Obvious now, hey?

The view to the main house... and their lovely fluffy puppy Socrates ... he made it all the better!

If you ever get the chance to go to Candes St Martin, just do it - the most perfectly lovely peaceful little village I have ever had the great joy to visit.

Happy weekend bloggy friends xx

10.9.09

Strawberry Swing ...



Perfect clip, matching an equally as lovely song - whimsy at its very, very best x

Coldplay

9.9.09

Bright and White ...

Gorgeous in every way.
Love the absence of up-cupboards and how the fridge must be hidden under the stairs ...
And how for once there is no chandelier in the ceiling - I love them, but they have become a bit of the norm - do you agree?

8.9.09

Ship Shape ...

Some lovely photos of a fantastic show home interior by one of my favourite interior designers, Suzanne Kasler...
This is a shot of the bunk house... I love that horizontal planking (must remember this and note for future interiors) ...
And that cabinet? Sigh...

And from the reverse angle ... how divine and fun are the beds suspended with rope?
Note the roll up blinds suspended with nail head trim ... !

Now this is amazing ... red leather built in furniture! Loving the little ship light and the wooden fans as well...

Again, the styling is done so perfectly... it isn't over the top but it is still undoubtedly a modern nautical interior ... that ladder is such a well thought out detail, finishes the room just beautifully...

She has my dream job...!

7.9.09

Don ...

Oh Don, you are such a bad man, but I still heart you ... we always fall for the bad boys, don't we?

Who else is obsessed with Mad Men in every way, shape and form?

Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair

4.9.09

Snoozy ...

Enjoy a relaxing weekend friends xx

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3.9.09

Chrome ...


Bathroom love... nothing beats a bit of subway tiling, frosty glass and some glossy chrome ...

No idea about the credits ... help if you know!

2.9.09

Scent ...


Clive Christian, cabinet maker extraordinaire and prolific British designer, has stepped into perfume...
I'm sure this is not breaking news to many, but these bottles are to die for!
I am in the market for a new scent and am almost tempted to buy just for the crown on top ... x