Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Its hard to believe that Christmas has finally arrived. I want to say a big thank you for stopping by and being part of my life  -  all your comments, encouragement and emails throughout the year have been such a pleasure.  I wish you all a blessed Christmas and fabulous New Year!!  

I have gone to the beach for Christmas with my family then I will be going to Paris!! So I am signing off now until my return late January with beautiful things to share from my trip...til then take care and I look forward to seeing you next year.

{Image: Toast}

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hidden Library...

I have been looking at ways I can create a little 'hidden' library in my home. At the moment most of my books are stored in piles around the house. Its amazing what you can create with a little unused space and inspiration...

Kimberly Seldon created a perfect little library space beside the fireplace. 

This little 'hidden' library makes perfect use of this space...

This hallway library makes great use of the space with the window seats providing a  place to stop.

{Image via Cote de Texas}

This library sits beautifully in the walk through hall and the Swedish inspired style painted floors is one of my favourites...

{Image via Traditional Home}

Making great use of  space around the doorway for this charming built-in  library. 

A casual living room library & I love how they use this to display a piece of art to break up the wall of books. 

{Image via Notebook Magazine}

The custom built shelves and seat would be perfect in a casual family area

I adore the books which are arranged by colour. Love the linen chair & ottoman....

{Image via Homes & Gardens}

I love the balance of this more formal option either side of the fireplace.
 One day I dream of having a library...

{Image via Homes & Gardens}

Monday, December 8, 2008

Petite Tree's...

Sorry for the lack of posts the past week. This time of year is my busiest time at work and so I have not had much spare for blogging! I certainly cannot wait for a break at Christmas....not long now!

Today I am loving these adorable little trees via Martha Stewart.  One of these would be perfect if you do not have space for a full size one. 

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oliveaux Today...

I was very excited to open this months Australian Women's Weekly and see Michael Devine's Gramercy fabric featured. Many of you may have seen Aerin Lauders beautiful Long Island home before on other blog's, however,  it is such a treat to see it in our Australian press. I love the Gramercy print which is used on her bedroom walls and valance. Michael will be releasing his new collection of fabrics in January at the prestigious Maison Objet Paris - I cannot wait to see the collection!!

Monday, December 1, 2008


I hope you all had a lovely weekend!! Summer officially begins in the Southern Hemisphere today and for me these two lovely images from Coastal Living exude Summer!