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Work in progress

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This beautiful Madeline Weinrib rug came in yesterday for a project I am working on in Adelaide. For the master bedroom my client and I decided on a scheme mainly of yellow and green, with the main pieces of furniture all in black or white, and with some touches of pink and purple in the bed cushions.

We wanted a bit of an eclectic look, with hints of luxury, Asian and ethnic styles all combined. With the rug we are using some bright yellow ginger jar lamps, an inlaid bone stool and some touches of suzani, ikat and Florence Broadhurst fabrics. It sounds like a lot for one room I know, but it’s going to be fabulous and beautiful!

Naomi x

Hello again!

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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,

Naomi xx

Rugs and ideas

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You know sometimes you see one piece – a chair, a fabric, a coloured ceramic lamp – and you right away picture a whole room based around that one piece? Well for me this morning it was this rug:

It had me picturing a room in greens, blues, greys and fresh white. I’d use some dark timber tables, pale grey walls, some white upholstery paired with pillows in blues and greens, some pale green linen x- benches and some great lamps (I’m a stickler for lamps!).

I just love these colours!

There were also some other beauties..

With this rug you could play up the pink and pale purple with a hint of orange and a shot of bright kelly green, maybe in a lamp base. Also..

I’m a little pressed for time so other updates will have to wait until tomorrow!


Choosing pendant lighting..

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I am choosing some pendants for above a client’s new kitchen island bench. They need to have some black in them to tie in with the black iron hardware in other parts of the house. This is what I’m looking at:


made by girl



sally steponkus

Or maybe..

I’m leaning towards the square lantern pendant, though I love them all..

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