Tuesday, December 30

Wall Candy Wallpaper

Tranquil Celadon

I'm am really excited about this beautiful wallpaper which I am hoping to use in a new house we are building. It's a Graham Brown paper designed by Linda Barker. It is described as a "pretty floral pattern characterised with playful birds and butterflies". Yes, yes it is, but what about the colour combination, that's what drew me in first. The background colour is a soft dreamy mint and the floral pattern is a satin silver foil (computer images does not do it justice). It radiates a calming cool feeling. I can't stop looking at it. Wall Candy Wallpaper are opening a new store in Highgate (Beaufort Street, just down the road from the Brisbane Hotel) and I have just been told that they are throwing open their doors tomorrow with a little sale to get things going. Of course there will be an official opening later down the track but for those of you like me that can't wait and don't mind that the store is not quite finished there are rewards of 20% off!

Wednesday, November 19

Lounge Releaf

Need a little lounge releaf?? This was a fun lounge room concept I designed inspired by a wonderful wallpaper from Wall Candy Wallper in North Fremantle. They stock a large range of Graham and Brown wallpapers.

Friday, October 3

Crosby Tiles Competition

Recently I submitted this bathroom design into the Crosby Tiles 'Student' Competition. It was quite interesting to submit work and be prepared to be judged. My theme was "I Love New York"and I drew my colour inspiration from the New York yellow cabs. The whole bathroom is tiled in glittering black Murano Glass mosaics. I adore black bathrooms, there is something mysterious and glamorous about them. The feature wall has a Tuxedo colour theme over the bathtub and appears to flow into the bath and over the edge. I chose a fabulous chandelier from Beacon Lighting, the Pinnacle to sit over the bath. I like the idea of blurring the line between bathroom and bedroom. Behind the wall is the business side of the bathroom with his and hers vanity and double shower cubicle. The wall hung vanity provides a burst of colour and showcases the counter top vanity design from Laufen's Alessi range and amazing tap ware from Newform all available from Sea of White in Perth.
Alessi Counter Top Vanity, Laufen
Morpho Shower & Wall Mixer, Newform
Morpho Basin Mixer, Newform
The Pinnacle, Beacon Lighting

Sunday, July 20


Classic Animals Aqua
Buds Black on Taupe Hemp
Classic Animals Purple & Aqua
Nesting Black on Birch Linen/Cotton
Hummingbird Blue
Oooo I wish, I wish I could sew!!! Anytime and every time I see amazing fabric designs I have an overwhelming desire to learn to sew. I did have a few lessons in high school and today I could manage a table runner or tablecloth. Even though I do find just cutting straight a challenge. But for all you sewers out there check out these super prints from Duckcloth.

Thursday, February 21

Essey Waste Paper

Wow, I want one of these! The Essey Waste Paper from Top3 looks like crushed paper. It's designed by John Brauer. The bin is made of hard polyethylene.

Monday, February 18

Magnetic Curtain

Feeling artistic? Do you feel the need to sculpt something? Want to change the way your window treatment looks everyday? Well check out this amazing magentic curtain I first saw on Designer's Block's blog. The curtain is designed by Florian Kräutli. He said the Magnetic Curtain is "a curtain which you can shape to any form". He has embedded magnets in the curtain fabric allowing the user to shape the curtain. Love it.

Saturday, February 16

Marshmallow Hearts

What did I do on Valentines Day? Well, the little people in my life requested 'love heart' shaped marshmallows. So we made them! It's sticky business in the kitchen but almost fool proof. Of course you can cut them in the traditional square shapes (no waste) but the heart shapes are much prettier.

Sunday, February 10

Eva Solo Teamaker Set

Attention all tea drinkers ... it's time to put that teapot into the very back of your cupboard. This has got to be one of the coolest tea sets around. The Eva Solo’s tea maker has been designed to allow all types of tea to be made in the same flask. The flask comes with its own neoprene cover and is also fitted with a drip-free pouring lip. Two tea tumblers included. AUD190. Need/want one now? Visit Aboutstyle.

Wednesday, February 6


I came across Mozi via Decor 8 a few weeks ago. I'm loving everything blue and white and the moment and had to buy this gorgeous apron for a friend of mine (4?st birthday). It was the most fun I've had shopping in a long time. After dropping off her present I received this sms from her. "Gorgeous! 2 good 2 get choc icing on... might have 2 save it 4 the bedroom! Thanx so much. I love it."

Thursday, January 31

Stanislav Katz

Consol Book Shelves Commode

The Pie Lamp

Cake Lamp
All images from Stanislav Katz

Absolute 'eye candy', each piece has a whimsical excitment about it. These beautiful designs are from the mysterious Stanislav Katz. I think something is lost in the translation in regards to the names of each piece.

Wednesday, January 30

Pandora Design

Trinacria - Cutlery , designed by Kazuyo Komoda

Carafe - designed by Matt Sindall

St Peter - 8xmille - cocktail squeezer, designed by Giulio Iacchetti

De Luxe Cutlery designed by Donata Patruccini & Fabio Bortolani

Photos from Pandora Design

I came across Pandora Design via an Italian home magazine Casaidea. It featured this plastic cutlery as "Plastica Chic" and I couldn't agree more. The gold cocktail squeezer - St Peter 8xmille is sooo cool. Their website is well worth a visit. Lots and lots of fabulous designs. No online store at this stage.

Sunday, January 27


Photos by BernabeiFreeman

These lacy numbers are by BenabeiFreeman. Rina Bernabei and Kelly Freeman began working together in 2002. Between them they have industrial design and lighting backgrounds. Who would of thought perforated aluminium panels could be so beautifully decorative. The Peony Floor Lamp and the Lace Pendant Light are my favourites from these two amazing ladies. Click here to see all their designs. BenabeiFreeman products are distributed by Living Edge.

Thursday, January 24

Star Rangehood

I noticed a good looking Smeg FA Porche Rangehood in last weekend Sunday Times New Homes section, which got me thinking. What is the best looking rangehood on the market. Well, for me, I think I found it! The Star from Elica Collection. I can't believe it is a rangehood, an elegant, sophisticated and decorative light fitting yes, but a rangehood? WOW.

Tuesday, January 22

Fanuli Furniture

Photos from Fanuli

The Vogue Sideboard from Fanuli Furniture is one of those pieces I dream about owning. In my dream it sits in my bedroom and is clearly visible when I walk down the long hall way towards my bedroom. It sits there boldly and in perfect symmetry. Errr sorry, waking up now... it's made of solid timber and finished in a shiny silver lacquer. It is designed by an Italian company Grande Arredo . Very, very nice, don't you think?

Sunday, January 20

Ikea Love Where You Live

Photos from Ikea

Love where you live? This is Ikea's new promo to introduce their new bigger store right here in Perth. It is clever, fun and absolutely charming. Once you click on the Love Where You Live icon your journey begins. A new window opens up with a picture of a house, it then zooms into the front door and the doorbell rings. The lovely Mrs Woods opens the door and invites you into their world. From here you can choose different rooms in the house (via the floor plan icon) and see how the Woods family live. There are lots of clever features like lamps that switch on and off with a click of your mouse, window blinds that roll up and down and each family member talks and shares their room with you. My favourite is their dog Gustav's kennel. What a cool pad he has. You can upload your own pet's (or maybe your boyfriend's) picture into Gustav's picture frame and it will upload by the following day. That's a bit of a giggle. He has a fireplace and mantle complete with three stuffed cats heads above the mantle. They even meow when you run your mouse over them (no pun intended). The whole thing is charming, yes it is advertising but done so well. If you are anything like me you go to Ikea to pick up one thing or just pop in to have a look and end up going home with a boot load of stuff. My favourite Ikea piece at the moment is the Hemnes bedside table. It's a little sweety. It's made of white fibreboard with tempered glass top for $169 AUD. Of course it's not restricted to the bedroom, I can see it sitting beautifully next to a wing back chair with your favourite books and flowers piled up.

Thursday, January 17

Cloth Fabric

Photo from Cloth

This beautiful linen and cotton blend upholstery fabric is inspired by one of our wonderful Australian trees the Golden Wattle. I was instantly drawn to the colour combination and its vintage vibe. This design is called Wattle Sunny and also comes in two other colours, Wattle Night (black and white combination) and Cloudy (grey and white). Cloth is a small independent company which works mainly with hemp and linen. Julie Paterson, owner and designer has been making screen printed textiles by hand since 1995.

Sunday, January 13

Louise Tray

I came across this tray by Ibride via Elle Decor and followed the links to BurkeDecor.com. Each tray is constructed by applying high pressure laminate to an environmentally friendly, recycled wood core. It is gorgeous.

Mock Doily Plates

What a pretty collection ... ideally I would love to collect each plate individually and tell stories about how I found each and everyone one of them or how my grandmother left them to me or .... but that just isn't me! I must admit I adore the fact that I can buy the whole set in one go and change the ribbons whenever the mood strikes. Huh...reality bites. Victorian Set of 9 Plates from BurkeDecor.com USD125.

Thomas Paul

Mmmm, an irrestibile little black and white gem by Thomas Paul.
Brocade Pillow, USD$40, 100% cotton from BurkeDecor.com

Saturday, January 12

Jethro Macey

I saw this amazing concrete tile featured in Elle Decor Italia. Wow, what a combination concrete & lace. I just love the contridiction. Jethro Macey won an Elle Decor British Design Award for this lovely 'must have' embossed tile.

Friday, January 11

Decor Marmi

I just adore these beautiful marble clad tiles by Decor Marmi. Especially the rose pattern as seen in this picture. The pictures really do not do the product justice. The tiles have a 3 dimensional effect and are absolutely striking. It is a modular system offering both geometric and flower patterns. Seen at Abitare il Tempo.

Wednesday, January 9

Flight Recliner

It's so stylish and so not a recliner! Well it is! A recliner that doesn't look like a recliner. Fabulous, nothing else just fabulous. Designed by Jeffrey Bernett . Available from Design Within Reach exclusively.

Before & After

I recently finished renovating a 2 bedroom apartment in Claremont, WA and love before and after photos. Check out my ugly duckling renovation.

I love the view of Freshwater Bay. People fishing off the jetty, rows and rows of white boats moored and awaiting direction. Sailing enthusiasts crisscrossing the river and me standing on the balcony watching it all go by. (Err why I am I selling this again.) It will be auctioned on the 19th of January. You can see more photos on realestate.com.au just type this i.d. number 104519957 in for direct access.