Friday, October 30, 2009

Night course - week two

This week, the focus was on exteriors, including ideas to give our entrances at home a lift.

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

Gatsby party

Oh my, what fun this looks! Cheers, dahhhhlings!

Swoon! It's love...well, certainly my pulse quickened when I spied the gorgeousness of some of the elements in this house on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

All images (and more) from Livingetc.

Inky walls. Check. Tactile, natural, sculptural wall art. Check.
Rustic furniture paired with smooth, clean lines. Check. A restful outdoor spot in which to soak up nature. Check. INCREDIBLE chandelier in the kitchen. CHECK. Definitely the swoon factor for me!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

On my doorstep

Today, the first flower on my azalea bush. A beautiful gift on a rainy day.

Next to the azalea, Miss A and Miss T's painted pots waiting for seedlings...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Night course - week one

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

Children's bedrooms

Such lovely kids's bedroom inspiration over at Swish and Swanky where a delicious collection of images and a growing number of bedroom tours are keeping me coming back for more...


Today, a tiny purchase for Miss A's room from the local Salvos which fits in beautifully with the bird theme she has chosen (it's horses all the way for Miss T). Once I replace the green ribbon with blue, it will be hung on her wall along with a (slowly) growing collection of bird and blue-coloured images.

Excuse the pun, but the best thing is that I picked it up for a song! Tweet tweet.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Faces of Sydney

For all you Sydneysiders - past and present - out there, enjoy this insight into the (Sydney) road less travelled at 52 Suburbs. Louise Hawson's search for beauty in the Sydney 'burbs is a journey into the textures, flavour, architecture and stories of the many "faces" of this country's largest city.

All images Louise Hawson

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lamp love

Am loving this metal lamp base - okay, yes..and the side tables and the Albrecht Durer image enlarged onto a linen wallhanging in the background! - from the home of Lauren Liess at Pure Style Home.

I first saw the photo below on the Skirted Round Table and got a little curious about Pure Style Home. Love the enthusiastic, practical, welcoming "voice" of the blog and appreciate the real, approachable and fun way Lauren communicates her loves, ideas and thoughts.

image: Lauren Liess