Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Singapore Colonial mixed with Manhattan Glamour ...

... this is how Chris Pearson describes this Sydney apartment 
which belongs to Ben David of bed-linen company Kas and his partner

I'm in love with the emerald green sofa from George Smith, LA and the floral rug from The Rug Company

the courtyard is filled with lush green palms, evoking colonial Singapore

the massive oak doors were salvaged from a French chateau and were craned into the apartment!

I wouldn't mind a Singapore sling cocktail right now ...


{all images scanned from Belle}

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Inspirational dining room ...

I just can't get enough of this dining room belonging to Brooke Shields which was featured in AD.

The cognac leather upholstered Jansen regency chairs (similar ones available from 1stdibs here), I can only imagine have had some interesting behinds on them. The divine vintage Ralph Lauren Home marble-top pedestal table, and the stunning Les Lointaines wallpaper from Zuber ... plus those wide planked floors stained in Palm Beach Black from Porters Paints (also known as Sydney Harbour Paints).

I'm drooling ...


Monday, 27 February 2012

Two chairs in a space ...

Styled by Shannon Fricke via DJ

Designed by David Hicks via DJ

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, today I'm going to talk about the rule of three when it comes to interior design.

The basic idea of the rule is that details and objects that are arranged or grouped in odd numbers are more appealing, memorable and effective than even numbered pairings. While it is easier to create symmetry by balancing elements in twos, odd numbers create harmony and force movement and visual interest.

Even though there are two chairs in each of these spaces, creating symmetry, they are still grouped as an arrangement of three pieces of furniture .... and don't they look fantastic!


Friday, 24 February 2012

Masculine simplicity

{Image via}

Even though I detest showering in a bath tub (much prefer a walk in shower)
I love the feel of this very masculine bathroom.
The colour palette and simplicity have won me over!

enjoy your weekend ...


Thursday, 23 February 2012

Wallpaper : Owlet

Isn't this adorable creature too cute for words?

There's been a real fascination for owls in interior design of late
and this little guy by Catherine Cazalet is the newest addition by Turner Pocock Cazalet Wallpaper.

I was recently sent a sample in the colourway Hague Blue on warm white, 

I love the way this owlet just casually swings from a circular pattern of naturalistic vine leaves
creating a fluid motion. It echoes a classical approach to design, but is both contemporary and elegant.

Hope you are all having a lovely Thursday.


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Oh Oscar ...

some gorgeousness  from Oscar de la Renta ...

There are a lot of Oscar de la Renta shots doing the rounds of blogs, but he truly is the master! 


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Kitsch + Modern + Vintage

This former mill in Marseilles France, has been converted into a real temple of recycling.
The designer, Mitri Hourani, is also a prototype maker and set designer, hence the original interior ...

The lighting options are very theatrical ...

deliciously kitsch objects provide modern and vintage warmth to the old mill

 I love how the ceiling and walls of rough stone have been kept in their original state to preserve the authenticity of the mill

The kitchen wall was painted black to make room for decoration ...

photographs by Christophe Dugied for Marie Claire Maison


Monday, 20 February 2012

Artist: Thérèse Theodas

Remember when I posted a few weeks back about my weekend away at Chewton Glen, well I forgot to tell you about the beautiful sculptures that were on display throughout the hotel by Thérèse Theodas.

Thérèse's work is exhibited extensively in selected hotels and galleries around the UK and her bronze sculptures are modeled from life.

I fell in love with Girl Kneeling and here she sits proudly in my entrance way on an antique round table. If you'd like to read more about Thérèse Theodas click here.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend ...


Friday, 17 February 2012

Inspirational Friday ...

{a dozen roses coming into bloom from my sweetheart}

I looked at my desk this morning and thought ... 'out of control!'
With a very busy week coming to an end (I'm working on an exciting new project), I think I seriously need to get my desk back into some order!
It doesnt help when I keep ordering books from Amazon (you should see the other half of my two desks!!)
I also visited the 20/21 International Art Fair  at the Royal College of Art yesterday, a fair that is more accessible in price and content and great for new collectors. It runs until Feb 19, if you are in London.

Fashion week also starts today in London ... so much happening!
Have a wonderful weekend all .......


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Colourful Spaces and Places ...

From a glam room (1) to the cliffs of Cinque Terre (2)
Jimmie Martin and Rick Schultz's London apartment (3) to the Cathedral Sagrada Familia in Barcelona Spain (4)

Aren't colourful places and spaces amazing?


{123, 4}

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Monday, 13 February 2012

Artist: Richard Ryan

 London Street

 London Victoria Station


Savile Row

I'm loving this portfolio of LONDON by Richard Ryan 
visit his website for more of his work

{All images Richard Ryan via here}


Friday, 10 February 2012

How to warm up a cold looking room ...

this definitely is the perfect mix of industrial + feminine chic
don't you think?

I love the look of polished concrete, tiles or any other hard surface,
but it can look quite cold and sterile

The colours added to this room give it just the right amount of warmth,
plus it's such a girly space ...


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Modern Scandinavian chandelier

Muuto E27 socket suspension light

I'm loving the simplicity of the E27 which can be used as a single light source, in pairs, 
rows or even clusters.
Available here in five different colours.


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Fashion designer : Antonio Marras

Since I havent done a fashion post in a while 
I though I would showcase Antonio Marras's  S/S12 collection,

plus the winter blues are starting to set in and we need to be reminded that spring will be here soon ...

 I didn't know much about Antonio except that he is also the creative director of Kenzo
(has been since 2003),
however this spring/summer collection was very inspiring

 loving the attention to detail

His collections are infused with references to his origins, 
(just like his home that I featured in the last post)
that are cultivated, emotional and romantic.

These are some of my favourites.
what do you think?



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