30 December 2010

Feasting and Pretty Lights...

I hope you all had or are still having a wonderful Christmas/New Year break! I am concentrating on not rushing madly around for the next few days and going on some lovely long walks...

We had a beautiful Christmas in Bowral in NSW, which is a gorgeous little country town about an hour out of Sydney.

The Christmas table before the feasting begins...

Images: Treadgold Family, Global Atelier, Ciel Photography

20 December 2010

Party Season Checklist...

Fabulous frock, check. Appropriate presents for all, check. Delicious (alcoholic) cocktail, check. Festive spirit, on it's way...

Ready, set, go....



Danish Royal Family in their new home

Red Ruby Rose clutch


Make your own fabric garland here


Make your own watermelon & gin cooler here

Images: Fleur Wood via Mrs Press, Le Black Book, German Vogue via French Navy BlogRed Ruby Rose, Once Wed,  Beauty Comma

18 December 2010

Red Hot.

A hint of red is often all you need...

Images: Bottom of the Ironing Basket, The Vamoose, Swisscan Flickr, Garance Dore, Treadgold

12 December 2010

A Sea of Green.

Let's surround ourselves with gorgeous greens, lush fabrics and stones of aquamarine and moss green....

30 November 2010

Artist in Residence. Florence Broadhurst.

Much has been written about the legendary Florence Broadhurst.
A forward thinking, creative woman ahead of her time. In her lifetime
she was a singer, dress shop owner, truck company owner, painter
and finally textile queen.

My house has its fair share of these glorious fabrics thanks to
Signature Prints, who have dedicated themselves to bringing Florence's
designs to life once more.

Wallpaper art by Emma Hack - look closely

Her now legendary wallpaper company opened in Australia in 1959,
dominating the Australian market in the 1970's with bold, colourful
patterns showing her flamboyant personality.

She encouraged people to break out of the box and be daring with
their decorating...thank you Florence.

Megan Mullaly's powder room
Celebrities and people across the world love her bold, art deco style 
A room filled with Broadhurst designs
Limited edition Signature Prints artwork 


Florence sadly died in mysterious circumstances in 1977 at the
age of 78. She has influenced many designers after her and the
Broadhurst legend lives on.
What a Lady.

Images: Etsy Storque, The Age, Piximilian, Elle Decor, The Vine, Apartment Therapy, Signature Prints

23 November 2010

Morocco. Brighten Up Your Day.

I am yet to travel to Morocco, but the colour and vibrancy of design seems to be a hallmark of this culture rich city.

I have tried to steer away from the tiles and pavilions and instead give you a sense of the magnificent colour that Moroccans have around them everyday.

I can see some beautiful bright pops of colour appearing in my jewellery collections...

Images: Blog Lovin, Rozzie, National Geographic, Completely Totally Madly, Peter Svarc, Arabic-food

19 November 2010

Joshua Yeldham. Artist in the Flesh.

I am a long term fan of the work of Australian artist Joshua Yeldham who I have posted about previously here.

He will be is opening his latest exhibition at the Arthouse Gallery in Sydney this week and if you get a chance you must go and have a look.

The colour and detail is just stunning - many people are fans of Yeldham's work so the pieces are a little out of my price range, but I can dream...

Images: Art House Gallery Sydney

09 November 2010

I Love Paris.

I love Paris in the Springtime.....well it's nearly Summer and I'm not in Paris, but who can resist a few gorgeous shots of this romantic city.

It is just too hard to do it justice in a few images, so here are some black and white portraits which remind me of the city's creativity, elegance and joie de vivre...

Black and white photographs just add to the mystique and cool factor of this city don't they....

Images: Elainev Photographer, Hip Paris, Photaouf, Sartorialist, Etienne Muslin

21 October 2010

A Touch of Spring In the Air...

As the warm breezes begin and flowers start to show their faces on my balcony, I thought a little colour, warmth and fun was in order this week.

Bring it on Summer.

This is just about as close as you can come to 
a modern day Cinderella, boho style.

Charlotte from Treadgold

Florence from Treadgold

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