Monday, May 31, 2010

Decorator inspiration

Here are some gorgeous pics I came across on Angie Hranowsky's website.  I just love the screen on the right of this first shot.  These are not colours I'd choose for my own home, but this place looks refined without being too feminine.

I love the tiled wall, floating shelves and wallpaper used in this kitchen, below.

And the exterior makes me feel a little weak at the knees!
This kitchen, below, is from a different property, but once again, loving that tiled wall.  I think this kitchen is close to perfect.  All it needs is my Copper Shades....

All images via Angie Hranowsky.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Perfectly pretty

Wouldn't this wallpaper be perfect for a little girl's room?  It's Osborne & Little wallpaper from the Tara range.
via Jutta on Flickr

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mid Century gem

Check out this great mid-century home featured on Apartment Therapy today.  The place was built by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1951, and is stunning.  I so wish we had a garden view like this out of our floor to ceiling windows.....

Sunday, May 16, 2010


How awesome is this outdoor area?

I wish my garden looked like this.  I guess that would require some, you know, effort. Sigh.  
Via 1st Option.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Atlantic, Byron Bay

As I mentioned recently, I have booked us a lovely little family getaway to Byron Bay in September.  So can't wait!  I know I shouldn't wish my life away, but when I was hoofing it to the gym in 0 degrees at 5:30 this morning, I couldn't help but wish it was  a little closer.  And it's technically not even winter yet.....  groan.

So when I came across the Atlantic in Byron Bay on Shannon Fricke's blog the other day, it made me want to squeal with delight.  How completely divine!  Don't you want to be cosying up in that beautiful vintage Airstream right about now?  This accommodation is definitely on the list of places to stay for future hols. 

All images via Atlantic, Byron Bay

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


OK, so it's time to start gathering some inspiration for bathroom renos.  Probably not going to happen for a while, but I like getting some ideas together.  A girl's gotta dream.

I do love the idea of a fresh white bathroom.  Although I sway between loving the idea and thinking it's a tad on the boring side.  I like the small mosaics used in this bathroom for the texture they add, and particularly like the inset shelf under the mirrored cabinets.  Plus the light.  Damn I love a light filled bathroom.

More small tiles + inset shelf with mirrored cabinets. 

Loving the patterned window. I've seen a place that does these window stickers in my travels, just need to remember where.

I dig the old style tiles and wallpaper.  Probably won't go so out there in our bathroom/s but I love the idea. 

Wallpaper plus small mosaics & penny rounds.  Love it.

Anna from D16 is a genius, and can you believe she & her husband Evan did all of it themselves?  Loving the black penny round floor tiles with black grout.  

 Anna's from D16's other bathroom.  I LOVE these grey hexagonal mosaics.  Especially the way they reflect the light in the below image.

There is something so serene about this image.  And I adore those wall tiles.  Not so hot in the shower though, all that grout to keep clean.  Still.  Sigh.

I'm pretty sure this is the bathroom of Matt & Jane's from The Block.  How do I possibly remember that when I can't remember what I did yesterday?  I have no idea.  But I loved their apartment, and how clever, using very simple black and white tiles in a striped pattern like this.  Cheap tiles looking expensive.  Awesome.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Getting inspired

This beautiful bathroom in Penny Leaver Green's home got me thinking that I really should start getting together some ideas for our bathrooms.   I'm on it.

How delicious are those green tiles?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Amy Butler Wallpaper

Ooh la la, Amy Butler is working on a line of wallpaper with Graham & Brown.  Is there anything this woman can't do? 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ahhhh, my tiles!

I was just watching Sarah's House, where they were doing a crazily busy bathroom for Sarah's country pad......and although it really is not my style of room, I just had to take a snapshot of the shower tiles.  These are the subway tiles with the bevelled edges I just COULD NOT GET for my kitchen splashback.  Why is it so hard to get them in this country?  Or is it just this town?  I really wanted the added texture of the bevel, not cheapo flat tiles that look like you've picked them up at Bunnings (which you probably have).   Sigh.  Anyhow.  I really do like them. I like the tiles I ended up using, and they are certainly much easier to care for.....but...  damn.