Friday, September 19, 2008


Today is the start of school holidays here in Brisbane, so we are leaving town for a break! I am looking forward to just relaxing & reading...basically 'nothing' for the week!!

I leave you all with this lovely image from a book I have called 'Paris Style' & hope you all have a fabulous weekend & for those about to start school holidays...Enjoy!!

See you soon!
Amanda x

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A lovely home...

This character filled family home is located in Melbourne and has been lovingly renovated by its current owner Chyka Keebaugh & her husband.  I adore the way the home is full of one-of-a-kind pieces which the she has picked up at flea markets from around the world. The simple furniture and abundance of character provides a lovely environment for displaying them all.  

I love the white panelled walls and the metal wall sconces which are from Montreux. It provides a lovely backdrop for those stunning peonies. 

A beautiful tablescape of glass ornaments catches the light from the window, I adore the simple touch of colour the green the plants add to the room. Stunning!

The master bathroom 

I adore the private courtyard with its boxed hedge, pots & vintage cafe style chairs giving the yard some lovely character too. 
Photo's  by Lucas Allen for  Madison

Friday, September 12, 2008

le Weekend!

Image via Guest Apartment

I cannot believe it is Friday already!! Unfortunately I will not be spending my weekend enjoying this beautiful Paris apartment & its view. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A touch of Yellow

Image via Country Home

Today I was admiring this collection of images I have in my ever expanding files and the way the neutral tones have been punctuated with a touch of Yellow. By adding some beautiful flowers or some cushions and accessories can change the look of the room without causing much damage to the bank account!

Image via Elle Decor

House Beautiful via Porchlight Interiors

I adore painted furniture and thought this yellow cabinet was very cute!

Image via Country Living

Monday, September 8, 2008

Home Beautiful...

Cover Photo: Ulrika Ekblom for Home Beautiful

It has been an exciting start to the week here at Oliveaux ....the October issue of Home Beautiful is out and includes a feature on Rubie Green which is now available through Oliveaux!!! I had to share my excitement and enthusiasm for Michelle Adam's gorgeous range of organic fabrics with you all. Be sure to email me if you want any further details on the Rubie Green range.

All the adorable images for the Rubie Green collection were taken by photographer Patrick Cline.

Thanks to Home Beautiful for the feature!!

Friday, September 5, 2008


Thank you Porchlight Interiors for the mention yesterday! Hayley & Tracey have just compeleted a house at Carindale and I was so excited to see some of the range from Oliveaux used in this lovely home.

This vinatage bamboo chair has been recovered in a stunning Rubie Green fabric...looks fabulous!

I love the padded velvet bedhead in Kobe and the two cushions are made in Kobe Silver.

Thanks again for the mention Porchlight Interiors!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Images I Love Today...

Image via Domino
I adore this image and pieces displayed in this entry, but I especially love the muted tones with the touch of colour in the yellow chair and the items displayed on the Gustavian style drawers. This images will provide some necessary inspiration to find some pieces to fill my currently void entry....
This image is from the August edition of Homes & Gardens and I love the simple white interior of this French home, the olive branches displayed on the understated console and the picture leaning against the wall & the white floors. Hope you are all having a great day!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Spring!

Image Easy Living via Belle Maison blog

Image Oliveaux Kobe Collection

Image via Easy Living

Spring has finally arrived, it is one of my favourite times of the year. I cannot help but post a few images I have saved which remind me of this time of year...lots of flowers, gardens and picnics with family & friends! Happy Spring to all who live in the Southern Hemisphere!