Archive for ‘WINDOW’

May 7, 2012

Styling Idea # 418 Arch Windows


I spent the weekend enjoying one of the most stunning holiday homes at Mt Martha I have ever stayed in. This is a big statement but it is totally true. Here are my tips for what worked:

Cream, white and wood interior, lots of mirrors and natural light, simple palette accessories (in this case it was soft aqua, silver and white, not one item outside the palette), exceptional quality everything (carpet to sleep on, couches to live on, tables to dream about) timeless pieces and a little Noosa styling. I know that Noosa has it’s fans and “not-so fans” however when you are on holiday these cheeky beach references are all the more endearing. Here is the link – however keep in mind these things always look better in real life.

So, my favourite thing in this house was the windows! The view came in second after the scale and size of these stunning windows. Straight with black frames are of course all the rage however I still like an old fashion arch. It can adapt to different styles…..take your pick.

February 23, 2012

Styling Idea # 374 B&W Architectural Highlights + Awards

INSPIRATION FOR THIS POST (make sure you read to the bottom today)

I am in love with the idea of Black and White being used to highlight natural architectural features. White is perfect but the splash of black takes these already stunning spaces to another level. When sophistication meets simplicity the result is irresistible. Do we agree? Think skirting, window frames, cornices, panels, doors…..

Source: via Sara on Pinterest


In other exciting news

There are so many amazing and beautiful blogs in blogger land. If you are a regular blogger you will know what I mean and I am  usually left gobsmacked after drooling over peoples amazing take on blogs. We post rain, hail or shine, hangover, computer troubles, delayed flights, memory blanks or migraines. So it is nice to share the love.

A shout out and thx to Kat at Dot Dot Dash (sexy name, sexy blog!) She has kindly nominated me in the Versatile Blogger Award – yay for awards. I get to share 7 things about me and 7 excellent blogs for you to visit.

Seven Random things about mwah:

  1. I was born in a small country town in Australia
  2. I ran with the Olympic Torch in Australia for the 2000 games (note- zero athletic ability is required for this honor)
  3. I used to design and sell ‘designer’ cooking aprons (but I’m a terrible cook!)
  4. I can sign the alphabet in sign language (takes a long time to make a sentence!)
  5. I practice Bikram Yoga
  6. I have lived in 4 capital cities of Australia
  7. I love love love love love all things interiors, lamps, cushions and ever-green!

Ok- fav part- who should you all read and love and become devout followers of? Here are & blogs I nominate for the award:

  1. Nicety Live Journal (not in English so I hope they understand the game)
  2. Lace and Tea 
  3. Sage Atelier 
  4. Sunday Collector 
  5. Fine Little Day
  6. Absolutely Beautiful Things
  7. Fabrik of LIfe

Want to play along?

Here’s the small print:

  1. In a post on your blog, nominate 7 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
  2. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
  3. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
  4. In the same post, include this set of rules.
  5. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs
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

February 11, 2011

Styling Idea # 120 Stained Glass Windows


Happy birthday to me

Happy birthday to me

Happy birthday dear Sara

Happy birthday to me- (For tomorrow!)

On my birthday wishlist is a house with stain glass windows!! Oh yes please!


Apartment Dreams

Mr and Mrs Smith


Julian Wass


  • Wow- how good is the Julian Wass shot? Amazing that one panel can be changed to give the room such a gorgeous glow and modern update on a traditional and ages old styling ideas!
January 24, 2011

Styling Idea # 106 Black Framed Windows


I’m so sorry I am late this morning. It is a peculiar thing this unwritten rule of morning posts. Somewhere in cyberspace a rule was made that if you post everyday you do so before 4:44am – so it appears I missed the cut off today. Um Arh.

I have just spent the weekend in a personal development course. Really? Why on earth would you do that, you ask? Well, here is the thing. It is amazing for me to observe the majority of people this world in one of two states – content or discontent. Now, at any one time it would be impossible to calculate the split however I am not sure I personally would like to except either option. For me simply being content is playing pretty safe, being part of the tribe and hanging out on the couch. Discontent is pretty irritating also, it niggles and jiggles and sounds like an annoying car alarm when you are trying to enjoy a quiet coffee moment on a Sunday morning. You can live with it, but it pisses you off, a distraction that causes you to re-read the same paragraph of the paper more than once.

I am certainly not here to preach or judge and we are all learning new things in new ways however I love learning more about human psychology, what makes us tick, how we behave and what nasty habits human nature has developed over time. For me it is case of occasionally taking stock and asking- are things going the way I would like them to at the moment. I’m kinda surprised this is not my view when I wake up at the moment so I am working on it!

Cabbage Rose


  • If you have view worth framing do it with a thick black frame and not smaller glass panels
  • Keep these clutter free and sparkling clean and sit back and enjoy the view!