Monday, 31 May 2010

Shop Love

This is The Society inc. Situated  in Sydney's Paddington in a 1860’s terrace house.

It is an 'old habidashery meets hardware store specialising in local and global textiles, furniture, homewares and beautiful things' and is the retail baby of the fabulously talented interior stylist Sibella Court.

Photos via Chris Court Photography / Design Sponge
I'd anticipate there is hours of browsing possible in this bower of a store.  Tomorrow I'll show you her home upstairs - it's worth the wait!

Sunday, 30 May 2010


I've just stumbled across this photo from CHALK 's old blog and it has almost inspired me to start producing some more.  I absolutely love putting the quilt tops together but I start to lose interest when it comes time to sew them all up.  I must admit that seeing these old designs and matching pillows gets me a little excited and I think I can feel some 'crafting' coming on! 

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Open Fires

One of the sticking points that Surfer Boy and I have in regard to our extension is an open fireplace.  I am a firm believer that an open fire is a necessity to a home whereas my 'green' husband quite rightly complains of their ferocious appetites for timber and their inherent mess. 
I know he is right and I am aware that the open fire place is by it's very nature, outdated in our modern homes - but I still want one!
Surely no home is complete without a hearth to gather around? 

Looks like I'll need to do some research to find an alternative that lets me have the romanticism of the open fire without the drawbacks.  Any suggestions?

Peeping In.... Carrie & Mr Big!!

These photos are from the wonderful set department at the Sex & The City 2 movie.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Wednesday Wedding (on the wrong day!!)

I know it's not Wednesday but I absolutely LOVE this wedding. 
A rainy day wedding could have been a disaster but the couple embraced the weather and as a result the photos are amazing. 

Check out Braedon Photography to see more pictures of this lovely wedding.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Living Rooms To Live In

I've seen a lot of homes lately that are fairly cookie-cutter and don't tell you much about the people who live there.  This is one of my pet peeves so I get very excited when I see houses that reflect the personalities of their owners.  Even if the style is very different to mine, it gives me such a thrill to see people express themselves through their interiors.
The Selby

The Selby

Times union

Style At Home

The Selby

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Wednesday Wedding - Desert Delight

It's a wedding but what I love about it is it could easily be a dinner or a long lazy lunch - in a change of pace to previous Wednesday Weddings, this one is takes place in the desert and would not look out of place in the Australian outback - in fact I may just go off on a hunt for an outback wedding... stay tuned.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Peeping In.....

I'd like to share with you the fabulous home of Melbourne designer and illustrator Meryl Walker and her art director husband, Tim.  I discovered this home via Design Sponge and was drawn to their love of op shop finds and relics from the past.  I love the way they have showcased all the things they love in their home regardless of pedigree or price.  That is what truly makes a house a home.

Monday, 24 May 2010

The Foxglove

I know it's cliched but I absolutely love a cottage garden, and one of my favourite cottage plants is the Foxglove.  In fact anything with spires of blooms excites me.  There is such a fabulous variety of colours and they add much needed height to the garden.

It's Not Me It's My Kitchen!

It's been one of those days today - the sink sprayed me with water this morning, I've chopped veggies right off the bench on to the floor, I've spilt milk and I just burnt the rice I was preparing for dinner!!  I know I shouldn't blame anyone but myself but I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to a new kitchen - one that doesn't have it in for me.  Visitors often comment that they love our kitchen as it's so quaint - unfortunately what looks interesting does not necessarily translate to a workable room. 
So while I'm dreaming here are some kitchens I have had on file for a while...


cuisine noir et blanc

cutting edge kitchens
(apologies for those whose source I can't recall - some of these have been in my file for years)