Dec 2

Naomi Stein’s apartment

On a completely different topic to yesterday’s post on my Christmas ponderings, take a look at Naomi Stein’s apartment. The Nina Campbell peacock wallpaper is what caught my eye, I love the way it looks as a backdrop to those vintage zebra-covered chairs! But I also like her collection of (self-made) ikat cushions and the suzani tablecloth paired with the black faux-bamboo dining chairs. You can see the rest of the apartment over at Design*Sponge.

Have a great and colourful day!

x

Oct 28

Fab wallpapers

Posted in chinoiserie, wallpaper

I mentioned in my last post that I was thinking of using a wallpaper in my bedroom makeover; here it is in a dining room above in a different colourway (above). What do you think? I really like the simple colour scheme here and the way the dark floor and table pops against all the white.

Love this turquoise/black/white scheme too – the chandelier makes it of course!

Here’s an example of the very best place to start using wallpapers if you’re afraid of going bold – the powder room! It’s so nice to get a surprise shot of colour when you walk into these little spaces. And I do love orange and pink toile paired with the crisp white.

Another peek into a powder room..(above)

This is one of my favourites (above). I’ve used the fabric but never the wallpaper, and I’m dying to! What a fabulous hallway.

Love this fun paper for a little kids’ bathroom.

An oldie but a goodie! Chiang Mai Dragon always gives a big punch of chinoiserie to a wall (above).

I’m not sure who makes this paper but I absolutely love it – floral but the muted greens and taupes in it mean that I think (some) men could live with it too..

Have a great Friday – it’s going to be warm, windy and stormy in Melbourne today – lovely! xx

Oct 13

A peek at a before and after project

Today is one of those days where I’m stuck in my office catching up on paperwork, making phone calls and sitting at the computer – not getting out and seeing much to inspire me! So I thought I’d share a couple of photos a client sent me of the progress being made in her home. My clients recently moved into a beautiful modern house, with gorgeous sandstone walls and water views, but wanted to inject a little more colour and punch with the decor. We also wanted to work with their amazing Aboriginal art collection. Here’s a before shot of the ‘adult’ living space, which centred around a painting by Minnie Pwerle:

And here’s a couple of progress shots with the key pieces in place. Apparently the hot pink rug is a big hit!:

In the bedrooms my clients inherited these slightly strange and dated upholstered panels as feature walls, which were recovered with wallpaper to tie in with the other decor choices. Here’s an idea of the bedrooms before:

and after:

My client had the idea of turning what was formerly the dining room into a smart playroom (keeping the large wall aquarium). Here’s what it looked like before:

Again, we wanted to work around a painting, this time by Gloria Petyarre:

and then with the new rug:

The following isn’t the world’s greatest photo but I also wanted to show you a pic of the progress in my clients’ bathroom renovations. I love the wall of black and white Moroccan – inspired tiles in the shower!

Have a great Thursday! xx

Jul 27

Decorating for Spring

Posted in fabrics, wallpaper

 

Even though it’s still freezing in Melbourne I’m starting to think ahead to Spring and bright, fun fabrics in pinks, blues, greens and yellows keep catching my eye. I’d love a big daybed covered in cushions in all these pretty fabrics.

And check out these gorgeous wallpapers too. That purple paisley and the blue floral are my favourites..

And on the topic of Spring-inspired decorating, here’s a room that screams Spring colour..

brian park

Have a great day and if you’re in Melbourne, stay warm!

x

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