Feb 28

Pink, pattern and upholstery projects


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It’s been a little while since my last post, and what can I say? Sometimes life and other things get in the way of quality blogging time.. This past week has been full of distractions, among them a sick toddler, a visit from my very good friend Carolyn from Adelaide (we spent a day working on plans for her new house), not to mention the brief diversion that was the Labor leadership challenge, work and regular homework and housework duties!

 

After a lot of umming and ahhing I decided on a hot pink fabric with stud trim for the re-upholstery of a French-style sofa. I’m really liking pink at the moment, paired with black and white or with other colours. The pink and yellow fabrics in one of the rooms above are just gorgeous together. And speaking of re-upholstery, I’m also really liking more than one fabric on the one piece at the moment. Like with the chairs above, using a solid on the front and a coordinating pattern on the backs for a subtle little surprise and added interest.

 

I’ve also been doing a lot of online house-stalking, I must post some this week!

Have a great day,

Naomi xx

 

 

Feb 20

Blues and pretty things


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Over the weekend I spent a good portion of my down time looking at properties for sale on Domain and thinking about how I’d decorate them if they were mine. In an ideal world I’d have a few different houses in various locations that would suit the different colours and styles I love (country house, beach house, mountain chalet, modern city pad etc.) I do like to dream! I’m quite taken with the very dark blue (or is it black?) walls and door above for an entryway, especially mixed with the interesting shapes and collections in this Serena & Lily ad.

 

Again, it’s all about contrasting styles and shapes (and blues) in this room. The lack of symmetry in the furniture layout, the off-centre rug and the small central table shouldn’t work, but they do combine to make this room more relaxed and ‘young’. The fiddle leaf figs trees and pink flowers are the stars here though.

Relaxed, rustic, casual, textured: all perfect for my beach house (above)..

There’s a lot going on here (above), but it’s a fun space and I like the white and neutral base with the colours added through cushions.

The soft greys, blues and pinks here would be perfect for a reading corner in my country cottage, or perhaps a ladies’ guest room?

Have a great Monday!

Naomi xx

Oct 24

Some Pretty Things


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Just a few of the things that are catching my attention today, soft pinks, deeper purples, velvets, flowers – all very romantic! But to me if you throw is some unpainted timber and some black and some straight lines (in furniture, lighting, or in organised art frames) jewel colours can be beautiful without being too feminine. In particular I love art displays like the one above- all faded neutral tones with gold, silver, and black.

Short but sweet today as I try to catch up on things in my office. On that note, I’m aware that my posts have been a little few and far between over the past couple of weeks..but I hope to be able to show a few more of the projects I’m working on as they come together leading up to Christmas..

Have a great Monday xx

 

Oct 13

A peek at a before and after project


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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

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