Monday, November 30, 2009

Candy Colours

This beach hut in Lincolnshire, UK is decked out in such bright lolly colours that I thought it was peachy perfect!  It's so girly and over the top and very, very sweet... perfect cheer for a Monday.


Friday, November 27, 2009


I walked past this today and fell in love... I think it is absolutely gorgeous!  
I hope everyone has a wonderful, sunny, relaxing and love-filled weekend :)

Photo by me

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ski Lodge Love

This Falls Creek ski lodge is so typically un-Australian that I did a double take when I came across it today in the Australian Design Review.  Fjall Lodge was designed by Salter Architects and decorated by Hecker Phelan & Guthrie, a combination that has resulted in a spectacular end result.  The alpine colour scheme anchored by charcoal tones compliments the enigmatic feeling of the vaulted ceilings - LOVE it!

I'm a little pre-occupied with antlers at the moment... these ones are divine.

Bad photo but it shows the huge amount of natural light that the design allows to filter into the living area.

It's been all about window heights for me of late - this one is perfectly positioned!

The wide floorboards and cowhide provide the perfect organic antidote to classic furniture pieces.

Sheer drapes soften the contemporary edge of the furnishings.

This timber paneled wall is my favourite thing about the entire lodge - I just want to touch it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Today I Love.... Letters

My love of typography is well documented in this blog, but it's been a while since I've visited the topic.  Today has been a bit crazy and I needed the reassurance of some solid lettering!  I've put together a little collection to bring some happiness on this lovely Wednesday evening...

Slightly off topic (but only slightly), I came across this little dress made from recycled envelopes and thought it was the cutest bit of fancy I've seen in ages...

Historic House Parts, Farm4.static, Brown Button, Make Mine Eclectic, Craphound

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

So Transparent!

While on the hunt for a good looking fireplace for a house I'm designing at the moment, I stumbled across this incredible house photographed by Magnus Persson.  While there is no way I can incorporate something as phenomenal as the glass box fireplace below, it got me thinking about how to tackle things differently.  When you boil this design down, the genius lies in it's simplicity.  Also, check out the cantilevered glass staircase... each descent would be an act of bravery but it looks amazing!


Saturday, November 21, 2009


I'm going through one of those ridiculously busy patches where life threatens to swallow you whole.  I've had no time to look at pretty pictures, no time to chat to my friends and no time to remember to be me.  BUT it's Saturday (finally) and I want to be like the girl in this photo, sailing through the air, free as a bird and wearing a frilly swimming cap!  I promise to post more lovely stuff soon but right now, I'm off to spend the day with my besties, drink tea and hopefully find a pool to wallow in (shame I don't own a swimming cap as pretty as this one!).  Have a FANTASTIC weekend everyone :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Beautiful Wedding Flowers

I went to a wedding on the weekend that had the most stunning flowers I think I've ever seen (and I've been to a wedding or two in my time!).  My gorgeous friend Pip was married on the sunshine coast, and was blessed with the most beautiful day.  I just loved the monochromatic colour scheme combined with the antique silver urns - absolutely divine!  I wish I'd taken more pics but I got a little teary and lost focus x

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ceiling Love on a Sunday

I have such a weakness for beautiful ceilings.  To me, they are the epitome of attention to detail and the element that reveals just how meticulously an interior has been planned.  Ceiling treatments are never an afterthought, they need to be planned from conception and are often an added expense that many feel is too extravagant.  But just look at what a difference a stunning ceiling can make to a room.......

Patricia Gray

Thursday, November 12, 2009

India... A Happy Pattern Retrospective

It is easy when traveling in India to get a bit blaze over their almost obsessive use of pattern. You see it everywhere and after a while even the most enthusiastic of design junkies becomes a little immune to the sheer beauty that is displayed on almost every available surface.  Flicking through my photos earlier I was overcome with how incredible they are - perhaps it is only upon reflection that one can really appreciate the wonder of a culture that has held the decorative arts in such high esteem for centuries.

Photos taken by me  in Udaipur, India

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Today I Love..... A Little Union Jack Action

There are so many aspects of this London house that I covet... the white floorboards, the sanded skirtings, the mouldings, the mix of well worn traditional with emblematic masculinity, the chandeliers and above all... the scale!  What I wouldn't do for that ceiling height - to me, it's the most crucial element of the home, creating the perfect, impressive backdrop for everything else shine.

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