Thursday, November 27, 2008

Desk Love...

I saw this beautiful secretary desk over at Pink Wallpaper. It originates as a flea market find and was given a coat of cute! I love the style & that it does not take up much room which would be a fabulous solution in my house where I do not have space for a designated study.  

{Image: Eddie Ross}

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

One month 'till Christmas....

Today it is exactly one month until Christmas so I could not resist slipping in a little Christmas post. I am trying to cram in as much work as possible before our school year ends and the summer holidays start in two weeks time.  I loved this room which features in the December Homes and Garden magazine - with the linen couch and the beautiful tree. 

Friday, November 21, 2008

Affare to Remember...

If I were in Sydney this weekend I would definitely head off to the 'Good Food Affare' which is running over  3 days. It promises to be presented in the charming style of Europe's great markets. I would take a basket along and fill it with fresh fruit, cheese and olives, oils and jams...followed by afternoon tea at the Skye Gyngell's cafe, a replica of her acclaimed cafe in Surrey, England. Don't you think it looks like the most gorgeous food event ever? 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!! 
Amanda x

{images via Good Food Affare}

Monday, November 17, 2008

Danish Style

I am loving this classic 1920'c home which features in Home & Gardens Magazine and 
is located just outside Amsterdam.  Stunning front doors & windows with beautiful box clipped hedges and pots. 

It belongs to Henk & Saskia Teunissen who own Riviera Maison, their home reflects their style which we are all familiar with in their products, timeless & comfortable. 

They have cleverly hidden the TV behind doors above the fireplace. 

Loving the kitchen and the black bench tops which was built by a local carpenter &  the white painted floor boards, it is beautifully styled in a way you would expect...

Love the dining area in the Kitchen. The gorgeous lights & the black cabinet.

A dream girls bedroom....

Could imagine sitting out here & relaxing with friends on the weekend....

{Images from November issue Homes & Gardens}

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hooray its Friday!

I am hoping for fine weather as we are off to the park for my daughters birthday...
Have a great weekend everyone! 

{Paul Lowe via Bespoke Press}

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Oliveaux Today...

Its been a busy week here at Oliveaux and not much time for posts! But for now is a little sneak peak of  a single bed head I have just made in a Michael Devine linen Petite Fleur fabric for a client. I will  post some images of the finished room shortly so stay tuned!

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas!

On the weekend I was at one of my girl friends and she had just put up her Christmas tree. It was absolutely stunning. She lives in a Queenslander with lovely high ceilings and her 9 foot tree looks beautiful in the living room.  From the front of the house you get a glimpse of their tree.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Paris Apartments

{myra hoefer}

While searching for accommodation for my trip next year to Paris I came across these lovely apartments which you can rent. They are absolutely divine! There are so many beautiful images that I spent ages looking at each of them...such a treat! I love looking at the courtyards & interiors behind the beautiful  doors & exteriors of Paris.  So I have to share with you some of the images.  If you fancy a little virtual escape or perhaps you are taking a trip to Paris and do not wish to stay in a hotel...have a look at these

{photographer: Deidi von Schaewen via Paris Style}

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Garden Gate

I get just as excited about the external features of a home as much as the internal and this is such a pretty gate! Would be a lovely addition to the outside of my house. After spending most of the year rennovating the inside of my home I am starting to think of the outside - which completely needs re-doing 

{Skona Hem}