Hello! Well I can’t believe it’s April and this is my first post of the year! It’s amazing how quickly these past few months have gone by, and though I haven’t been on the blog I’ve appreciated keeping in touch with several of you, my lovely and patient readers, via email while I’ve been busy doing other things. Life and work have been full and busy, and there are lots of exciting projects in the pipeline, which I’ll post about here in the coming weeks. We are also seriously house-hunting (yes, still), so I hope that my own renovation project will be on the cards pretty soon.
The magazine came out a couple of days ago, but it wasn’t until today that I managed a trip to the newsagent to pick up a few copies of the current issue (May/June) of Australian Country, which features the home of some clients for whom I had the pleasure of working last year. This is as good a reason as any I think to get back onto this blog! It’s very exciting to see this lovely home in print. Below are a few of the pics from the magazine, but pick up a copy to see the whole spread. I’ll also be adding some extra photos not seen in the magazine to my Portfolio page.
Because of my hiatus I have a whole lot of thoughts and photos I’ve been saving up and will need to share to stay sane! So I promise I won’t disappear for another three months…
I’ve been looking around at Windsor chairs for a current Hamptons-inspired redecoration project. There are a lot of beautiful antique Windsors around if you know where to look, and nothing beats the aged patina and authenticity of these beautiful old pieces. But there are also quite a few reproductions to be seen, some of which are beautifully handmade and some of which give you the general ‘Hamptons’ look, but which are perhaps missing the love and care in their production.
Not everybody cares about having pieces in their home with a history, but on this particular project the client and I agree we don’t want everything to be brand new. I love antiques and the idea of living with pieces that families before yours have also lived with and used. There is real magic in history if you ask me. The beauties in the top 4 photos above, a cabriole-leg Windsor and the wheelback dining chairs, are from all-press antiques here in Melbourne.
Have a great day,
This is how the country home of my dreams would be: dark walls, loads of books, squishy, comfy sofas, walls covered in paintings, and rooms filled with antiques, pieces of nature and junk-shop finds.
Love this wall of simple botanicals – or are they pressed flowers? It reminds me of the wall of botanical prints at Sally Wheat’s house:
What could be better than this: an old stone wall, a battered leather chair, some books and a Louis Vuitton trunk?
Annie Brahler at euro trash
This is the stuff dreams are made of!
Have a great day,