Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Windsor Smith Image Courtesy of Style Court
Another U.S. Designer who does this look so well is Windsor Smith as visable in the lounge room she created in her own home in the above image.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
And just in case you thought I'd lost my love for pink after last week's collage - here is this week's Pink/White/Charcoal Inspiration Collage.
Photos from top (left to right) - 1 - Room by Tom Scheerer, 2 - Fabric from Purl Soho, 3 - Creed Perfume, 4 - Fabric from Black & Spiro, 5 - Note cards by Alicia Paulson, 6 - India Hicks via Style court, 7 - My Bedroom, 8 - Grandiflora by Saskia Havekes, 9 - Flickr, 10 - Fabric from Purl Soho, 11 - Chanel Ballet Flats, 12 - Aman Resorts, 13 - Skull & Crossbone Note cards from Vivre, 14 - Hermes Blanket - 15 - Fabric from Purl Soho, 16 - Black & Spiro Display
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Talented Artist Anne Harwell recently posted about Liza Hirst's pieces of art. I absolutely LOVED this one (top image). I also LOVED seeing the circa 1950's portrait of Anne Harwell's grandmother Lulu Harwell which she has teamed up with one of her gorgeous chair paintings as above. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a portrait of your very own grandmother!
From Top - Left to Right - 1 -Kitson headband, 2 - Cynthia Vincent Dress from Net-a-Porter, 3 - Tom Ford Bianca Sunglasses from Net-a-Porter, 4 - Bottega Veneta Boots from Net-a-Porter, 5- Bvlgari Ring, 6 - BE & D Crawford Hobo Bag, 7 - Chanel Bangles
Today I am drifting a little from my usual design and decorating posts so do bear with me!! Thanks to Ez at Creature Comforts (oh and Felicity at All Things Bright & Beautiful) I have discovered Polyvore - so much fun and so addictive!! Here is a little winter wardrobe inspiration board I created today using my favourite new blogging tool Polyvore!!
Monday, March 17, 2008
I thought I would show you some images of a house which is under construction at the moment which I have been working on with the owner for the past 4 months and one which I will be working on for at least another 4-6 months. The design of the house has obviously been based on a traditional American style timber house and it certainly is a project which I am very excited about. The house is made up of 4 main pavilions - The Guest House (big enough for a small family to live in full time!!!), The Main House, The Summer House & The Gym. So far the client and I have been selecting all the hard finishes and working on the extensive cabinetry designs with my very talented cabinet maker. I have also completed and presented to the client over a series of approximately 7 appointments the entire furnishings scheme for the house. Do stay tuned as I will definitely be posting more about this exciting project over the up and coming months.
Here is a new sofa I have had made for a client which I used to style for some photos today at Black & Spiro. The fabric on the sofa is one of a range of fabrics we are importing directly from America and this is the first piece we have had made in one of our unique fabrics. The sofa is very beautiful, I must say and I can't wait to deliver it to it's new owners as I know they are going to be thrilled with it!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
This is the current window display at Black & Spiro - as you can see hints of green and turquoise are starting to make their way into the shop with lots more pieces due in very soon.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I thought I'd show you a picture of my friend Sally's office which we have worked on together. Behind the chair is a wall covered in a beautiful Cole & Son wallpaper in pink & orange. Even her computer matches the colour scheme!!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
These are a few of the new fabrics I selected for our upcoming display at Black & Spiro. I took this photo a month or so ago when I was planning our new look. I am hopeful to have the display in the shop before Easter. I'll keep you posted!!