Monday, June 30, 2008

A Country House

Yesterday I came across this beautiful country home which features in this months Australian House & Garden magazine that I just have to keep. A New England style home with touches of American architecture, I love the wide drive and hedged formal garden, the french gray colour scheme and white accent...a perfect country home in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

I Love the European oak parquetry floors...also the lantern in the double height entry is beautiful, I like the way it picks up on the colour of the stair balustrade.

The home features this lovely white kitchen and gray stone bench top. The open shelves with matching jars of ingredients make a nice statement.

Friday, June 27, 2008

French Weekender

Couldn't you just imagine spending time here this weekend!!

The simplicity of the furnishings and fabrics are perfect for a weekender, Linen slip covered chairs, wicker furniture and big windows providing a great view and lots of natural light.

The home was released in West Side June/July 2006

This beautiful weekender sits in the landscape of the Bay of Somme in France. The house built in 1845 by the founder of Guerlain perfume. Now owned by a Belgium couple who spend weekends here with friends.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Organic Fabric

Mary print image via Rubie Green

I thought I would start the week with some exciting news! I am pleased to tell you all that we have added a beautiful fresh new range of fabrics to our collection...let me introduce you to Rubie Green.

Megan print image via Rubie Green

Rubie Green's mission "is to dress your surroundings in fabrics that represent vitality, energy, comfort and style, all while mainting respect to the environmentby using 100% organic cotton". It's great to see someone making fabrics which are made using eco-friendly techniques without compromising on style.

Marilyn print image via Rubie Green

I am loving all the fabrics and find it hard to choose a firm favourite!! They have a beautiful weight and feel...I cannot wait to use them! I will keep you posted on how we use some of them in our showroom. In the meantime email me if you want more information.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hampton Home

This home was designed by Australian born designer Emma Pilkington for a couple's Hampton home, which features in this months Elle Decor. I love the touch of glamour added to the kitchen with the chandelier and mirrored table, not to mention the lovely french doors!!
I love the Chippendale style chair and the linen covered sofa. This layout would be perfect for a Queensland sunroom...

The guestroom...

All images via Elle Decor June 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008


Welcome to my new blog!
Image via Cote Ouest