Archive for ‘ACCESSORIES’

June 14, 2012

Styling Idea # 433 Black Tall Boy


OK, I promise I attempted to post yesterday- the wordpress site was playing up. I promise.

Anyway…I’m loving the bold use of colour on this tall boy. It’s part country, part scandi, part modern, part classic. Go for different paint finishes to suit your look. High gloss for modern glamour, rustic matt with some buffed edges for a worn look. Combine with crisp white furniture for immediate Scandinavian kudos or a simple water jug with lavendar for a completely different look.

Oh…did I mention that is excellent storage to boot! Favourite furniture piece award!

May 21, 2012

Styling Idea # 428 Water Pictcher Flowers


Happy Monday ladies and gentleman! I hope you enjoy these stunning shots….get inspired to fill a water pitcher with your favourite colour and enjoy the beauty all week long!

May 18, 2012

Styling Idea # 427 Bath Bench


Oh, sweet Friday! Such a promise of long days and keeping warm in lazy ways. If you don’t already have a bath bench make sure you grab one before it gets really chilly. Books, magazines, tea, candles and lotions all need a home nearby. Leave the mobile phone on silent and enjoy some piece and quiet.

If you don’t have a bath- move.

May 16, 2012

Styling Idea # 425 Gallery Entrance


I have looked at ways artwork can be used to create an entrance before. Styling Idea # 210 was all about elaborate pictures and mirrors in a entrance and # 161 was artwork on the floor (in a way that a busy working artist would display- stacked and un-styled).

This image is how I would prefer it look. The over the top mirrors and prints would blow my mind, but not calm it as I enter my home. The stacked artwork would inspire me to be a more creative person, when I really need to be a more disciplined person. See where I am going here?

I simply adore photography!!! Love, love, love with a capital L and cannot wait to have a entrance of similar structure to display with love. The base is low so the prints are large! Have fun!

May 15, 2012

Styling Idea # 424 A Desk & Two Chairs


Working at home means I am always looking for ways that I can make a home office look different, exciting or modern. Not that I can change it everyday but I love seeing ideas that are simple to implement. I am keen to use my Ercol Chairs as a dining table setting but if at first I cannot I would love a long skinny desk and a second a chair. Not that anyone would be using it but it looks good! (meanwhile I am always hoping for a business partner so if you want to pull up a chair let me know!)

Look out for cheap dining chairs or stools- 2 is less expensive than a full set at times and you can display them along a skinny desk with pride!

May 8, 2012

Styling Idea # 419 Black and White Curtains


Sorry for lateness people. Had a terrible night sleep coupled with early morning meeting- if i had slept better I wonder if I would have dreamed up these curtains? What do you think of the frilly bit at the top? Overall I love the leather and B&W combo- of course! Hope your Tuesday is going well!

May 2, 2012

Styling Idea # 417 Leather Cushions


I am longing for some leather cushions in my life! Leather these days is baby-skin soft and the texture and colour of leather is to die for! I love that these are flat too!

April 30, 2012

Styling Idea # 415 Low Book Shelf, Large Print


I absolutely adore playing around with proportions. Sometimes things should be symmetrical and play to the rules. Other times you should press the shrink button and grow button at the same time and see what the result is. In this case the the bookshelf has shrunk down low and the artwork takes up the space. What a stunning composition.

Where in your home are you playing it safe with proportion? What would happen if you dared to freshen up the space with proportions?

PS- take note of the gorgeous light flooding the space from bottom right….lower your light source people. Lower your lights!

April 16, 2012

Styling Idea # 406 Autoban Love


I spent the best part of the weekend (i.e the sunny Sunday part) under a pile of files and brochures and links looking for the perfect bed for my upcoming photoshoot.

It turns out that no matter how hard I try I have really expensive taste! There really is just no compromise on excellent design and you can spot it a mile off! I am currently lusting over this delicious Throne Bed from Autoban. Really, this is my idea of the perfect bed.

Autoban is an Istanbul Design studio that develops architecture and design projects. It was established in 2003 and has grown to a team of 35 that have already delivered over 300 projects- pretty impressive growth I say. Autoban’s Suite Bed was recently awarded Best Bed in the Wallpaper 2012 Design Awards- check it out here.

In fact the whole site is worth spending at least half your Monday procrastinating! If you get sprung for doing no work today just blame Autoban. Meanwhile, I’m off to Luke Furniture in Melbourne to demand that I can hire this for the photoshoot! If you’re in Sydney and keen to see the range you can pop into Spence and Lyda

Throne Bed Autoban

Throne Bed Auotban

April 13, 2012

Styling Idea # 405 Ercol Purchase (Excitement)


I see a lot of furniture. A lot of lamps, chairs, sofas and tables. I used to work at Vampt Vintage surrounded by simply the best Scandinavian designs in the world and yet I had not encountered real life Ercol. Founded in 1920 in England this remarkable furniture house has produced quality craftsmanship for almost a century.

You may already be familiar with some of the originals that are back in production in a new colour palette?

Ercol Originals

I am pleased to say I am now the proud owner of a set of four Ercol dining chairs. My new purchase (how exciting) was a super find from Red Rider in St Kilda (thanks to Josh for the excellent service). The design I fell in love with is a little more retro dating from the 1960’s however they feel very shaker in their simple aesthetic would you agree? Whilst I am not sure these are collectable at the moment I do not intend to re-sell anytime soon so I don’t mind a bit. They are in original condition (Ercol stickers in tack) and have delicious retro fabric covers. The million dollar question is would I ever paint them???

Ercol 1960's Dining Chair

Have a great weekend everyone! If you happen to find an Ercol love seat anywhere give me a call…..I think I might start a collection.