Archive for March, 2012

March 29, 2012

Styling Idea # 397 Storage Wall


The wonderful Apartment Therapy has is launching the Small Cool Contest again. If you are not familiar with the concept they invite submissions from different size categories (Teeny Tiny, Tiny, Little, Small and International) and readers vote on the best use of space. Such a brilliant concept and the rooms and ideas never cease to amaze. I will be most likley following the voting and sharing some clever cat ideas as they come through.

I am especially impressed with the calming effect of this lovely curtain covered storage unit. Space to boot and minimalist lines when it is all closed up. Wonderlust!

Do we have any Australians keen to enter this year?? Please let me know if so…..I will be sure to vote!

March 28, 2012

Styling Idea # 396 Kids Storage Wall


I am feeling particularly inspired to do some DIY today. Some days just feel like good days to get the hammer out and MAKE something. I am not a huge crafty person (believe it or not) and for a stylist I find the idea of making small craft projects rather tedious. I am much more likely to want to build a bench or a bed. I like big things. In fact I believe I will one day have a work-shed with all the wood and tools I need! Oh….and an artist studio because of course I like HUGE canvases rather than dainty little things.

I am not particularly talented at either however I would love to try my luck at something like this little idea. Practical for storage and an ever changing piece of art. Love that.

If anyone has kids and wants to try the idea (and lives in Melbourne) please let me know. I’m 100% up for it!

Source: via Joey on Pinterest

March 27, 2012

Styling Idea # 395 Reverse Clothes Rack – Ceiling Style


I am sorry my post didn’t make it yesterday.  I had written a post from a cafe prior to meeting with a lovely, generous and inspirational stylist, Bec Cole, and thought I had pressed “post”. I spent the day in blissful ignorance that it had not been sent.

These two little quote sum up how I am approaching my days at the moment….working hard and SUPER inspired. I wish I could tell you little more about what I am working on but things are being nudged left and right ever so slightly and I want to ensure everything is right before I get going.

Stil Inspiration

So, what inspirational idea do I want to share today? Well, it is this VERY clever reverse clothes rack. You see, the floor racks are generally flawed in that they have big ugly poles at the end. If you try the double racks you will also find that the designer forgot that coat hangers are wide and need their own space. Terrible. This architectural feature could hang elegantly from the ceiling would allow for your chic (colour co-ordinated) wardrobe to hang mid air. Lovely. All I need know is a welder and some nifty ceiling bracket things…..

Source: via Sara on Pinterest

March 23, 2012

FURNNISH Blog Today: Styling Idea #394 Outdoor Serving Bar


Hello everyone- it’s Friday!!!! Yeah. I am so excited…it has been a massive and productive week and I will just have enough time to get in some R&R and hopefully some autumn sunshine this weekend. I’m off to the Creative Women Circle Event on Saturday so I will fill you all in on Monday!

How is this for weekend gorgeous-ness? Hope you are all doing something fun!

March 22, 2012

FURNNISH Blog Today: Styling Idea # 393 Mauve and Metal


I am alway happy when I post on palettes. Having a great combo in mind is always the first step in styling. If the colours work the objects and shapes will just start to hold their own. Of course there are rules around balance and harmony but if you have the colours ready you can move and shift everything else.

Mauve and metal- has a nice ring to it and looks rustic, pretty and moody all at once.

Found via Pinterest- cannot find source- if you know please shout out!

Daily Dream Decor

Daily Dream Decor

March 21, 2012

FURNNISH Blog Today: Styling Idea # 392 Yellow Dress


I must admit that I do not own a yellow dress. Whenever I go clothes shopping I always look for three colours- red, emerald green and yellow, I must be a terrible shopper because I can never find them! If I was to own a yellow dress I would want a lovely day dress retro style but I also like the idea of something like this (Michael Kors) for layering with a cardy or leaving clean with statement necklace. (Better get my yoga arms on!)

At least until I get the yoga classes sorted it would look lovely hanging in a room.


Source: via Sara on Pinterest

March 20, 2012

FURNNISH Blog Today: Styling Idea # 391 Bold Upholstery Prints


Good morning! I’m loving how this bright artwork inspired print pops against the dark grey. What fabric would you choose for a statement piece?? Pin it and let me know!

I found this image via Simply Fabulous Chic however I cannot retrace my steps to credit anyone else for the shot or the fabric – if you know please let me know!


March 19, 2012

FURNNISH Blog Today: Styling Idea #390 Jars for Photoframes


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend and had the chance to snap some happy snaps because now you can display them in a cool and cheap way!

Love this. Found here. 

March 16, 2012

FURNNISH Blog Today: Styling Idea # 389 Ginger Jar Vase


I’m having a love affair with ginger jars at the moment. The cute little ones that I found out the markets are about to be turned into vases this weekend and they don’t even know it! So smart and fresh when flrowers are normally seen in glass. Do it!

Happy Friday people x

March 15, 2012

FURNNISH Blog Today: Styling Idea # 388 Orange Check


As a born again Melbournian I have been spending a fair bit of time reading through The Design Files. It’s kinda like getting out and about and having a good shop without having to leave the comfort of your own home. (Although, cabin fever has set in and today I WILL be getting out and about to see these stores in the flesh). Anyway, I cam across these lovely images and wanted to this floor immediately.

Plantation coffee house was designed by Foolscap Studio in collaboration with Jennifer Lowe and Brooke Thorn. All the photos by Tracey Lee Hayes . For more photos and details of the project CLICK HERE.