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,
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!
I’ve been a bit of a slack blogger the past few days (at least it feels like it) but things are just so busy at the moment! It’s one of those times where a lot of things are happening at once on every front : home, work, family, and I admit that finding that perfect balance that includes time for blogging is something I’m still adjusting to. Please bear with me in my absences! But in between all the business there has to be time for contemplating some pretty things (sometimes it’s my daydreaming that keeps me sane, truly!). And here are some of them from today:
I’ve been thinking about putting a coloured (love pink!) fairly small sofa somewhere unexpected – like on a staircase landing under a big window. I can just picture the tops of the trees visible outside..Wouldn’t it look great with some of these?:
I know I’ve been talking a lot about rugs lately, but I keep seeing amazing ones:
Aren’t they incredible? I need more floors.
Also today I’ve fallen in love with the greys, the vein in the marble and the pop of yellow in this kitchen:
And the gold and silver, black and white and fun colour in this room caught my eye today too:
Hope you had a great Tuesday!
In my travels today looking for rugs for clients’ rooms I came across these beauties. The kelly green geometric rug stopped me in my tracks, but then I saw the lilac and purple options, and the striped red/orange – I love them all! And the best bit? They’re all on sale!!