Apr 30

Today in fabrics


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Am I the only one who feels that the days are already noticeably shorter? Weekdays for me lately are slightly manic, as I try to get everything done before school pickup time, after which it seems there is no daylight left between the homework/dinner routine. In between phone calls and emails this morning I started putting together a scheme in sage greens and creams for a new client’s sitting room. I think I might need to throw a bit of stripe in there somewhere.. You can see the chaos of fabric cuttings that is my desk at the moment! I dream of a bigger office with a giant wall of organised storage!

I’ve also swapped most of the blue and white cushions in our house for some more ‘winter’ colours. I have to say I’m not that motivated at the moment in terms of decorating my own house – mainly because I’m ready to move on to the next project, and I want to try completely different things like wallpaper, new curtain fabrics, newly recovered furniture etc. I really am ready to sell everything and start from scratch in the next house. But the very least I can do is have season-appropriate cushions, right? The Ralph Lauren paisley in the front is actually one I won’t get sick of – I’m thinking of covering walls in that pattern somewhere in the fabled Country House – maybe a library?

 

Have a great day,

 

Naomi x

 

Nov 25

A room for the seaside


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There are a few things I really love about this room. The first is that it’s a beautiful room that feels ‘beachy’ but in an Australian way, not like so many of the beach houses we all admire from overseas, and from the U.S. in particular!

The second is how well the limited colour scheme works here – it’s really just timber, white and that glorious shade of teal green, which is used in the upholstery and picked up in the painting and accessories. It really shows how successful a room can be if you stick to the colours from an artwork and aren’t tempted to throw in a lot of competing colour or pattern.

Finally, I love the pairing of casual, ‘beach house’ pieces (wicker chairs, rustic console, barnacle clump) with a luxurious velvet for the furnishings. That sheen and texture alone, for me, really makes this room.

On that note, I’ll leave you for the weekend, have a great one! xx

Nov 8

Grey and Green

Posted in green, grey, Uncategorized

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I have a couple of green velvet armchairs that every now and then I think about having recovered. Then I always change my mind as I have a renewed appreciation of the virtues of green! And these pics are great examples – green and grey is such a sophisticated combination. Green walls with grey upholstery (top) and grey walls with green upholstery (middle pic) looks fabulous. And I love the combination of green, dark timbers, a hint of nickel and some subtle grey lampshades (above).

Today I’ve been hunting for rugs for two different clients, looking at lanterns for above a kitchen island and putting together fabrics for cushions. Everywhere I go I’ve been checking out the gorgeous Christmas window displays that are appearing in homeware shops  – I’m such a Christmas person and seeing windows full of twinkling lights and interesting wreaths and new cushions always gets me so excited! I’m collecting lots of beautiful ribbons and papers for all my wrapping. I think the packaging is so important don’t you?

Have a great Tuesday! xx

Jun 15

Love a pop of kelly green!


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How gorgeous is this bookcase? For me this whole scene is dream-worthy, from the horizontally-stacked books (I could spend all day here) to the stools, painted floorboards and accessories. And of course, that wonderful shade of green! Have a great day x

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