25 April 2011

French Lovers Gather Round.....

What isn't to love about the French lifestyle? Interiors always seem to strike the right note of sumptuousness with artfully chipped wrought iron tables, restored farmhouse cupboards, breezy curtains and the odd potted lavender.....I love the modern take on this style as well.

I am missing the vineyard outside the window or a quaint cobbled street but I do have a restored Singer wrought iron base with a white marble top which I have fashioned into my own little slice of Paris.

Images: Brabourne Farm, Global Atelier, French By Design, French Essence, Emmas Blog

17 April 2011

Artist in Residence. John Waller.

I am contemplating the purchase of an artwork.....a test in contemplation and choosing what you love (which hopefully falls within your budget). John Waller is a beautiful Australian artist who's work really caught my eye...these pieces are from his 'Mallee' series.

They would be very welcome on my wall.

Images: Art.net

08 April 2011

Vintage Bottles + Simple Florals.

You can do beautiful things with a few vintagey glass bottles and some stunning blooms...simple is often best.

Images:  Design Sponge, Poppytalk,  Down and Out Chic, Lilyg, NZ Girl

01 April 2011

Pondering Pendant Lights...

I am in search of the perfect pendant light. I'm sure you would agree this kind of interior decoration can make or break a room...my husband doesn't quite see what the fuss is all about...

I am after a mid century, semi industrialish, petite style that doesn't dominate the room and is light enough to hang from a looped cord above my dining table...see my problem?

I thought I would share some of the beauties I have found (if only Anthropologie would ship lights to Oz..) as my search continues.

Would love your thoughts.

Divine little mercury pendants
from Anthropologie (these would be my
choice if shipping wasn't an issue)

Flowerpot pendant by Panton 

Tom Dixon's Beat Light with
hand-pressed brass inside (also in white)

PH5 lamp by Poul Henningsen -
might be a bit heavy?

Caravaggio P3 Lamp, very clean and shiny

UK people these are divine...little bone china
pendants by Kathleen Hills

If all else fails I can follow Ashleyann's lead and create my own pendant...she was lusting after Anthropologie's industrial wire lamps...see below

But thought she could create her own with the help of a wire basket and pendant kit....

Images: Anthropologie via Remodelista, Nostra Forma, Matt Blatt, Famous Furniture, Arctic Design, Kathleen HillsAnthropologie AshleyAnn Photography

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