It feels like I’ve been away from the blog and from ‘real life’ in general for quite awhile – and it has been more than a week! I had a lovely and very busy week in Sydney last week and made it home just in time to see our middle child start Prep. (Very exciting, very nerve-wracking and a little bit sad).
In between checking on projects and meetings with clients new and old I had a wonderful time catching up with my sister, eating too much good food, a little bit of antique shopping and a lot of clothes shopping! At home I never pass by an antique or junk shop but for some reason rarely find the time to shop for clothes – I think it’s mainly because I often have a toddler with me who will not wait patiently while mummy tries things on…
And of course my trip coincided with the trade fairs on in Sydney, so I spent an enjoyable couple of hours looking at lots of lovely things (and mentally creating lots of lovely combinations for future projects!).
This is just a teeny tiny snapshot of the goods- you’re not allowed to take photos inside and I haven’t gone through my notes yet to see what else I might be able to use down the track!
Anyway it’s good to be back,
Well the trade fairs are currently on in Melbourne and I went along on Thursday to see what’s new and exciting in the world of furniture and homewares. There was a lot of the same stuff that you see at every fair, but a few new things that I loved. And the new financial year means getting new catalogues in my inbox from suppliers, and there have been a couple of lovely little surprises this week. Here’s some of what’s caught my eye this past week:
Colourful chairs and cute side tables:
A few great sunburst mirrors:
Gorgeous bedside tables:
My new fave desk chair:
New wool and cotton rugs:
Custom rugs, just choose your size and from a range of colours (I’m so glad we finally have this sort of thing in Australia!).
All of the above is available through me, contact me for pricing and details! And enjoy the rest of the weekend
I am back in lovely cool Melbourne after a week in beautiful but sweltering Sydney for the design and decoration/furniture trade fairs. Apparently the week before I arrived it was rather cool in Sydney but of course we were fortunate enough to arrive in time for a summer heat wave and some of the hottest weather the city had had for 50 years (every day 40 degrees or more and nights in high 20s)! But it didn’t actually make a fabulous week any less fabulous! It was great being back in Sydney – I went to uni/met and married husband there, so it’s a city that holds a lot of happy memories for me. My baby girl and I stayed with my sister in her inner-city apartment and had a blast – lot of pics to follow here as I sort through them! The following pics are from the design fair (no photos allowed but I got permission for these few). You can probably imagine the type of heaven this place was – gorgeous fabrics and furniture in every direction – I managed with effort to restrain myself from buying up big! I saw so many things that I can’t wait to have an excuse to use.
Of course everything in these photos is for sale to the trade so please contact me if you see anything you like!