Wednesday, March 18

Anna Chandler Design

I came across this beautiful studio/store one day whilst driving around Osborne Park looking at bamboo flooring options. If you like hand made, vibrant patterns, rich tribal embroideries, rugs, lamps, mirrors, stationery, ceramics from every continent and flea market treasures then you must seek this hidden treasure out. Bound with colour and texture and so so many must haves!!! See more and read all about Anna Chandler Design here.

Monday, March 16

Wallpaper Exotic from Wall Candy - Bridget Black Salon Mt Lawley It's time to buy a to new foundation so I stopped by Bridget Black's store in Mt Lawley on the weekend and met Bridget herself. She is down to earth, friendly, helpful and generous. She popped some foundation on me and suggested I go home and see what a thought. Her products and showroom are gorgeous. The showroom is beautifully decorated featuring Julien Mcdonald's wallpaper (above pic).

Sunday, March 15

Stylist Mara Fox, Photographer Theo Fakos
My family and I happened to come across a photo shoot one day whilst walking the dog (not the above shoot). The stylist and photographer kindly allowed us to stay and watch. It was interesting to see the process and to appreciate how much work it takes to bring it all together. Since then we check out Mara Fox's work in the Sunday Times Newspaper - New Homes section. This week has not disappointed, pattern, colour and texture is mesmerizing.

Thursday, March 12

Real Bathrooms

$15000 Winner 2008 $1000 Winner 2007 I really enjoy looking over Reece's Inspirational Bathrooms. It's well worth spending some time looking through all the different designs. These are real bathrooms. There is a gap between real bathrooms and displays shown in magazines and product shots. Take a look and see what I mean. Each design shows additional images, a floor plan and links to the products. Reece run a bathroom competition rewarding the best bathrooms with cash. The grand prize is $15000. Reece Your Bathroom. Your Life. So if you’ve recently created a bathroom you’re proud of, you could be in the running to win up to $15,000 in cash and one of two monthly $1,000 Reece vouchers.

All you have to do is send Reece some photos of your new bathroom and tell us in 50 words or less why your bathroom is special to you. Entries for the monthly prizes close on the 1st of each month in April and May 2009 and the grand prize on the 1st June 2009.

Wednesday, March 11

Sculptures by Ken Sealey

My very talented other half created these amazing garden sculptures. Each piece is created from one piece of Alucobond and weigh less than 25kg making them easier to move than most sculptures of a comparable size. Each piece starts as a Marquette made from a postcard folded and cut to form a 3D shape. The design is then reinterpreted into larger size. Click here to see more of his work.

Tuesday, March 10

Chair Make-Over

I finally got around to re-covering this old office chair we have had for years. You can get a glimpse of it's original look from the first picture. Yep, ugly! It was a little tricky without a pattern but not impossible. I picked up the fabric from Spotlight for $25 p/m and with my trusty staple gun completed the project over a few days. Now I am on the hunt for some trim to cover the staples on the back rest.

Saturday, March 7


Mad about Mozi! Whenever I see anything from Mozi I am overcome with feelings of calmness , beauty and femininity. It's all so lovely, the colours, the designs and it's on sale! Click here for great buys.

Wednesday, March 4

ID Interior Designers

Wow...I adore these bathroom designs by Helena Farrell of ID Interior Designers. So glamorous, so stylish, so elegant. Marble tiles and Bisazza glass mosaic feature walls appear to be her trademark. She has selected high quality fittings and it has paid off beautifully. The divine venetian mirrors over the vanity are from Baker & Shuhandler and the gilt bevelled mirror is from Scurrs Antiques. Her home is featured in the Autumn 2009 issue of Perth Habitat & Lifestyle magazine.

Monday, March 2

Franke Planar

I really like this new kitchen mixer from Franke ... the Planar TA7800 with 'light'. There are a few kitchen mixers on the market with lights. Such as KWC , Newform and Gessi. These models have the light in the aerator section. So when you turn the water on a blue (cold water) or red light (hot water) is visible. There are no coloured lights with the Planar, just a good clear light which lights up your sink area. Want to see one? Sea of White in Osborne Park is the place to go.

Sunday, March 1

Mad About Pink

Mmm, yes a fabulous hot pink front door. Mmm, not enough pink though. I need more pink. I think I'll update my wardrobe.
Mmm, lovely.
Yes, much better. Now let's see, I think just a little more pink. But where? I know the bathroom of course! I been drooling over these 'pink' rooms in Casa Idea magazine for ages. I fall in love with them each time I look at them. I often overlook pink or seem to stereotype it as 'kids' colour. Well not anymore. Pink is now on my radar.