Archive for ‘TURQUIOSE’

December 15, 2011

Styling Idea # 328 Door Bookcase


Oh, wow. I am a sucker for bookcases and decorative plaster work. Imagine my delight when I found it wrapped up in Tiffany blue……..welcome to the entrance to my future kitchen, living room, office or library. Or, maybe this is the door to the guest bathroom- inviting them to select something to read before entering the heavenly space.

It is all a little bit too perfect really!

Ship and Anchor

November 29, 2011

Styling Idea # 316 Turquoise Kitchen Stools



Sooooo happy to be back! Feel kinda like this…

Ship and Anchor

So many things to blog on and so many ideas – I just wish I knew how to use the damn photoshop software! Even the wordpress site has changed since I have been away- technology moves fast these days kids.

Watch for better posts…..but until I learn the techniques enjoy adorable chairs in turquoise!

April 27, 2011

Styling Idea # 170 Booth Seat in Bathroom


Wow, Wagga in Autumn is fantastic. The sun is shining, the colours are incredible and the wide streets are literally lined with fallen leaves. It is hard to come back to rainy Sydney when Wagga life seems so easy and accessible. What do you think people give up when they live the city and what sacrifices do those living the country make? What influence does your city or town have on your interior style?

I would be interested in your thoughts on this.

Well, I did spend plenty of time outdoors while I was home but I made sure that I did spend time soaking in a bubble bath with good book! Can recommend East of Eden by Steinbeck if you are interested!


  • I love the booth seat built into this luxury bathroom
  • Make sure you include storage space- underneath could even be the laundry baskets or linen press!
  • If you cannot get a built in booth seat like above including a chair in the bathroom is an elegant styling idea and a very practical addition! Imagine something like this…..

Deco Pad

November 29, 2010

Styling Idea # 75 Retro Colour Repeats


mmmm a long day working with retro furniture is surely bound to throw up some retro inspired pics. How do you get ramshackle retro pieces to work together? Repeating colours is the easiest way to keep it clean and create the harmony you need. Stick to one colour and repeat it in suitable ways.


  • Build on teak – teak furniture is synonymous with mid century Scandinavian design. Following WWII the ships returning from Asia loaded up with the teak so they did not return empty.  Hence this beautiful honey coloured wood became the iconic cost effective solution that delivered excellent design to everyone.
  • Turquoise and orange will be a standout retro colour to pick but don’t bother mixing them if you want a clean contemporary look- pick one and use restraint.
  • The use of the pink and white in the second shot is an example of repeats- the pink of the “Australia”, the chair and the soft pink lamp are all subtle.
  • For modern Scandinavian spaces be aware of negative space- the area around the onjects that allow their unique design and shape to be clear- the orange chair is an example of this. Let the design speak for itself- it is iconic and timeless for a reason.

All products currently available at Vampt Vintage Design. Sorry for the terrible lighting in these shots! It was the best I could do on a rainy afternoon in a dark warehouse 🙂