Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I had wanted to use this colour theme in my Christmas decorating this year, but ended up going with naturals, red and silver as this suits my lounge room decor and I could mostly use what I already have. Ok, I did purchase a linen tablecloth and matching serviettes and some silver baubles, but I figure these are a great base, totally practical etc (insert cheeky smile). Hoping that I may get to post some pics of my Christmas efforts....we'll see!
Really liking the sweetness and simplicity of that little paper wrapped vase (above). These blue-turquoise tones were my favourite colours during my mid-late primary school years and seem to be appealing all over again. They made an appearance in a fave skirt, swimmers, jewellry, hairbrushes, dreams and drawings. Perhaps it's the dusty season, where the heat rises in shimmering waves, perhaps it's the influence of Miss A's preference for these cool tones over pinks (check this post for great ideas), or perhaps it's a shifting within....maybe it's all of the above. Whichever...turquoise is my new-again friend.
All images: Leslie Shewring
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Yep, something similar to the above example (excuse the tiny image). Mine is unfinished - could NOT get my green right - so am giving myself some time to calm down and start over, because I learned SO much in the process.
The really great thing was, as we discussed colours (the associated emotions and their application in small v large spaces or dark v light spaces etc), that I felt really good about the paint colours I've chosen for the walls at home. Now, to paint!
from Domino's Mini Guide: Twin Beds (June/July 2008 issue), photo by Justin Bernhaut (via Little Green Notebook)
Mmmmm, now that I'm looking at the image (was focussed on the content before), I like the striped rug, the repetition of the rectangles/squares in the pillows, headboards, side table and frames and - even if not in a bedroom - the pairing of red and aqua.
Monday, November 9, 2009
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden, and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
William Henry Channing 1810-1884
quote found here
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
"Jodie Hedley-Ward holds a Master of Business degree, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in management. Jodie, [a mother of two], initiated the Motherhood Study in conjunction with the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2009. The research will provide ongoing insights into the reality of the experience of motherhood for women today...The Motherhood Study, [conducted by Hedley-Ward and Dr Angela Huntsman], is an anonymous on-line survey designed to ask the questions that matter most to mothers. The research will provide specific and timely information relevant to policy makers and practitioners. This study has the potential to positively impact the provision of services for mothers internationally."
Jodie Headly-Ward & Dr Angela Huntsman
You may be interested in completing the survey here, as I did.
Friday, October 30, 2009
My inspiration board this week surprised me with its cottagey feel. Different textures that appealed to me are lined up down the right hand side.
Ah, if only my home had the beautiful shadey, greenery surrounding these places.
Monday, October 26, 2009
All images (and more) from Livingetc.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
First night of weekly night course running for eight weeks at local college;
8-10 women round the table, most with young children;
Experienced and down-to-earth tutor;
Interior decorating mags;
= Fun + Inspiration..and my first-ever inspiration board.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Excuse the pun, but the best thing is that I picked it up for a song! Tweet tweet.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
image: Lauren Liess
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Father's Day was sundrenched South Coast goodness at its best, including impromptu whale and calf watching at North Broulee.
Miss T: "I take my shovel and I dig, dig, dig"
Miss A trying to avoid being photographed
Putting our best feet forward
Doing life with Miss A and Miss T has been particularly heart-filling of late. Am humbled to have a hand in the process of my two graceful pillars being shaped to beautify a palace.