Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vintage Inspiration

 A visual feast of lovely vintage vignettes.....
balance still plays a major role, but have some fun mixing it up!

   Photos from the net .

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Time Honoured

 This palette & philosophy explains beautifully why we are seeing the return of the all things old. This trend consolidates the re emergence of sentimentality.....

Monday, February 27, 2012


The latest in the colour forecasting series for 2012 - 13...
This one palette particularly resonates with me...I have a love affair with all things textural & well....raw!

cloud furniture by Tim Collins

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bondi Outdoor

Bring the outside in and the inside out.
Gorgeous new fabric range in 7 gorgeous colourways just
arrived at Natural Habitat...
Fabulously priced from $45.00 inc GST a metre....

Bring the outside in and the inside out. Building on the success of the Waikiki, the Bondi Collection by Warwick is an exciting new range of the freshest outdoor fabrics for your home.

Named after iconic Australian beaches such as Bells Beach and Bondi Beach, the boldness of our stripes and versatility of our stunning new geometrics, will leave you wanting to live outside permanently.

Specifically developed for the outdoors in both design and vibrancy, these fabrics perform in a diverse range of settings year round; and coordinate beautifully with endless combinations of weaves and plains.

The Bondi Collection gives you license to redefine your living space and greet the outdoors with open arms. All designed in the Warwick design studio in Australia.

 Indoor and outdoor – ideal for pool areas, outdoor dining and open lounge areas.

 Complete versatility with reversible patterns and dual-purpose fabrics.

 Environmentally friendly – clean manufacturing, dry yarn colouring and biodegradable dies all lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Be the first to borrow the sample book and make your selection..

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Colour Palette 2 - "Nurture"

Colour Palette 2 is one of my favourites.. I love greens.. this palette is all about reconnecting with our senses... feel, taste, listen and smell...enjoy.

image from net

food photo's from

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dulux Colour Forecast 2012-13

Palette 1 - "Immerse"

 I find the psychology behind colour forecasting really interesting. It is a culmination of information, change and myriad shifts that result in the trend watchers releasing the colour palettes that we will ultimately be featured in the clothes we wear, our decorating and even to a lesser extent the colours of the cars we drive.
Those living on the east coast, know how much grey has been in our world of late, so in an effort to lift spirits I have started with some in BLUE SKY!!!..(and I'll save the grey palette for another day!)
Here is the first in a series of 6 released by Dulux...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Parents Retreat

It's no surprise that I am the product of a very creative family. Dad is a retired builder and has amazing artistic ability & Mum has always been very stylish both in herself & the home.She is the reason I originally became interested in interior design in the first place!

 In fact, it was not unusual to come home from school to find the house completely re-arranged! We were always encouraged to explore our creativity as children ... something I need to do more of with my own!
(I just don't cope well with glitter, glue and mess!)

Mum always has a project on the go, and we recently recovered some chairs and spruced up the lounge room in time for Christmas!

The fabric is "Ikat" from Warwick Fabrics and, is of course, available at Natural Habitat Interiors & Design.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Summer Loving!

It's unanimous... this festive season was a cracker for our family so I thought I'd share some of our summer colour!
Christmas day was a joy, lunch for 16 went off without a hitch... apart from being a little late due to the bubbly affecting my memory and the baked potatoes being delayed!
This collage shows, my new rug from Armadillo and few christmas day dishes.... and before we knew it we were happily knocking 2011 off its perch and welcoming in 2012!
The weather co-operated beautifully again for New Years Day and the real unwinding began!
Whilst downloading the holiday snaps I was reminded how lucky we are to share such great times with family and friends in such a beautiful part of the world.
Picnics with sunshine and swimming, camping with fishing and reading... I can't think of a more inspiring way to start the year and hope that your break was enjoyable too!