Archive for ‘TILES’

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. 

February 14, 2012

Styling Idea # 367 Rich Tuesdays – A Moroccan Tour


Ok, it is no real surprise that Sara Chamberlain (me) wants to be a) rich and b) the queen of Morocco. We have been through both of these concepts many times before on FURNNISH and you, dear reader are always sympathetic to my fantasies (although, it would have been nice for someone to point out that I was using up two wishes when in fact the Queen  of Morocco is probably rich anyway…..oh well).

So, here on my return to Rich Tuesday’s I will give you a quick tour around my palace. (I am just being silly, but isn’t that what blogs are for??)

PS Thanks for reading my peeps!

PPS If your images are not lining up I am sorry, can’t work that out….won’t need to worry too much when I am the Queen I guess…others around to help with such tasks.

Richard Powers via Fabrik of Life

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February 9, 2012

Styling Idea #364 Fluro Feature Tiles


In keeping with the mutual tones of yesterday’s post I love this simple idea that allows you make a statement of an un-used fireplace. Simply tile the space in a bright single colour. Fluro yellow is a crowd pleaser.

However, in unrelated awesomeness, you should listen to this first – from Lianne La Havas 

Fabulous sound and fabulous idea – and a FREE DOWNLOAD is available here 

Lianne La Havas from Black Cab Sessions on Vimeo.

Ok…now for the yellow tiles 🙂

June 1, 2011

Styling Idea # 202 Cupboard Above Toilet


I am moving! I am so excited to be gaining a courtyard, a front garden and gate, a dishwasher, a BATH, an attic style bedroom with ensuite and a dining table! Yeah! You are all invited over for dinner – seriously.

I had a dream last night that the ensuite was a pokey little old room (haven’t actually seen it) but found this so if it is small I hope it looks like this. Such a good use of space.

PS does anyone know good second hand furniture places in Sydney- all this amazing furniture people buy must be on sold somewhere! I love Home Furniture on Consignment– does anyone have any other ideas?

Four Walls and a Roof

May 10, 2011

Styling Idea # 180 Rich Tuesday


I think even when I am rich that the kitchen in the home should be warm and cosy- nothing too large and ostentasious- you don’t want it to look like it is a commercial space.

I think I would take inspiration from these three rooms to build to ultimate heart of my home! 

Elle Decor

Diamond Baratta

Diamond Baratta

March 18, 2011

Styling Idea # 145 Mirrored Bar


I went to a fabulous bar last night in Sydney. For the locals you will be well familiar with Sticky Bar. A hidden away bar above the ever popular Table for 20- seriously worth the visit. This is the type of bar that is hard to find (Melbourne style) dark and cosy (Melbourne style) cooking paella in the middle of the room for everyone to take a bowl full (Spanish style) and has some of the best service I have ever experienced anywhere (Impeccable style). PS don’t be put off by any entrance rules- ie last night I had to text message “Why Am I?” to a random number and wait to be welcomed! This is not pretentious rather a wonderful way to make sure you are personally greeted and escorted upstairs where you will be served by the best (and the best looking I must say!!)

Here is the link if you want to add it to your to do list- Sticky Bar.

Hotel Bel Ami Rue Saint


  • I would encourage you all to install a home bar! Add mirrors, pendent lights and mosaic tiles for true chic- but keep the lighting low and the wine flowing!

Enjoy your weekend!!

February 9, 2011

Styling Idea # 118 Moroccan Splashbacks


We are such a lucky country. In the wake of floods and droughts playing havoc with the very weather patterns that feed us we can still access and enjoy incredible food. Today I was fortunate enough to take home a mystery food box. In effect I selected the fruit and vegetables from the shoot (additional left overs were delivered to shelters) but I now have an abundance of delicious colourful, unique and flavorsome food I have to work out what on earth to do with! It is an exciting prospect to deal with. Swiss brown mushrooms, fennel and blueberries anyone?

Since I roasted vegetables with a Moroccan rub last night let’s get inspired by Moroccan kitchen elements….

Desire to Inspire

House to Home

Kitchen Clarity


  • There are some many colour and combination’s to choose from but you will find many of the base patterns are heavy in a blue and white- see the patterns I have included below for inspiration from other palettes.
  • These splash back do not need to be very high- the patterns are intense so you can keep them at a low height to create the impact without looking themed.
  • Continue to select your kitchen elements as you like- this look will go with beachy, traditional, classic or modern so if you want a new kitchen but cannot afford one go for new splash backs!
  • The last picture is a kitchen but I think this shows how it could work easily inside a cupboard or a butler pantry to add an element of surprise!
  • I would avoid decorative trims across the top- you will already have enough going on and the trims might look a bit bath house!

More tiles for you…..cause I love you all ;0