Posts tagged ‘style’

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.

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.