Archive for ‘BLUE’

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 9, 2012

FURNNISH Blog Today: Styling Idea # 384 – 2 Colour Bedroom


Happy Friday! I am just looking out the window at what appears to be a winter sky. March? Come on.

Anyway….you can easily imagine that winter is miles away with an image like this.

Repeat 2 x colours on a bed throw and a chair and keep the rest of the room white. Black and white, Green and white, lilac and white, yellow and white, linen and white, orange and white, grey and white….I’ll stop now. Have a great weekend.

February 29, 2012

Styling Idea # 377 Folded Back Doona


Today I am packing up the car and moving. Again.

I left Sydney 3.5 weeks ago and now I am finally on route to My Melbourne! Minus some much loved furniture pieces that don’t fit in a Hyundai Getz but with the important lamps, plants and cushions to make a room mine!

However on arrival it won’t quite look like this! I love the idea of taking a large bold print and folding it back at the end of the of the bed. Don’t get me wrong I adore a white donna as much as the next girl but sometimes a print or colour injection can make a room feel luxurious. Keep your whites for pillows, linens and coverlet and have fun with a strong print at the end only. Of course, repeat with at least one cushion for harmony.

February 13, 2012

Styling Idea # 366 Black Four Poster Bed


Thank you to everyone who remembered my birthday yesterday- your messages and calls made me feel special all day!! I had the most perfect and relaxing day (many hours spent pinning if I am to be honest).

That is where I came across this delight- serious love factor here. Of course the ceiling, panels and windows in the first image means it could have a bed made of milk crates and look amazing however what about these beds?

Source: via Sara on Pinterest

Source: via Sara on Pinterest

January 30, 2012

Styling Idea # 356 Dresser in Bathroom


I can honestly say I have just finished one of the best weekends all year. A perfect mixture of:

  • Long dinners (Oscillate Wildly)
  • Australia Day celebrations
  • Drinks at the local (The Hive)
  • Cheap and cheerful mexican (El loco – Surry Hills. Yes, you should)
  • Cocktails at the regular (Pocket bar. Yes, you should)
  • And treating myself to the ultimate Christmas present treatment at Jo Malone. 

It is fair to say on reading this list that I ate a lot, drank a lot and have reasons for sore feet (dancing to 3am anyone?). What is kinda crazy is that I enjoyed the luxury of a Jo Malone fragrance consultation (with champagne included- as if there was not enough alcohol already?) as much as the cold sausage sandwich in the late hours of Australia Day. Happy with luxury and happy with the little things I say!

Today (after all of that) I will pick luxury….


December 28, 2011

Styling Idea # 335 Colour Table- White Chairs


Cabin Fever! It really does exist and it has just occurred to me that I could never win Big Brother (not that I would want to) because I could never stay in the same house with the same people for that long. Please, don’t get me wrong….love the family and friends but it is hard when as a culture we have fostered and fought for so much independence. We create our rooms, our spaces, our bathrooms and our rituals- we have little need to share and pitch in. Perhaps it is a sad realization that our world is contained in a selfish bubble- and it is not always a bubble we want to burst.

Anyway! How about we all paint an old table these holidays- pick something bright and audacious and add simply white bentwoods!

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