Friday, August 28, 2009

Outdoor tablescape...

Finally Friday is upon us again! I am loving this image from Katie Fine. Looking at it makes me want to set up an outdoor afternoon tea because our weather has been perfect (and I want to sample one of those macaroons!). The glimpse of the pool leaves me wondering what other delights may be found in the garden.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


The little blossoms appearing on my Peach tree I planted a few weeks ago are signalling that spring is just around the corner. However, I feel like we have skipped spring here in Brisbane and headed straight into summer with the temperature reaching 34 degrees Celsius (93F) the last two days.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Loving this home...

This is the beautiful home of designer Windsor Smith. One of my favourite designers! I have been enjoying these lovely images. Love the limestone floors.

In the family room she created two sitting areas.

Love the painted teak table, velvet and vintage fabrics in this room.

Gorgeous peonies...

Love the dark kitchen and the marble floor.

A simple and romantic bathroom.

{images via HB}

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bedroom retreats...

How wonderful to be able to create a luxurious sitting area within the master bedroom. A perfect place to escape and relax. My bedroom has enough space to add a chair in the corner - a comfortable sitting area to enjoy some quiet times!

{images 1. Traditional Home 2.House Beautiful 3. Women's Day 4. Phoebe Howard 5. House Beautiful 6. Porters Paint}

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Weekend...

Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week...

{image via Hus&Hem}

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Devine Guest Room...

I always admire the work of Suzanne Kasler and this guest room she designed is so fresh and bright. I especially love the roman shade and custom headboard in Michael Devine Gramercy fabric and the way it ties together the pillows and trim on the bed linen - coastal chic!

More from the Michael Devine linen fabric range which are all available at Oliveaux or view here;

{image 1. Veranda 2&3 Michael Devine Home}

Friday, August 7, 2009


I would love to escape and stimulate my senses this weekend and I have found the perfect spot....Villa Padierna Thermas in Spain. A haven of luxury this spa hotel is nestled amongst olive and almond groves.

The grand foyer...

The original spa dates back to the 18th century.

Well instead I will be rolling out the grass in our backyard.I will probably need a trip to the spa once I am finished!! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Wonderful Weekend....

Earlier this week I had my wisdom tooth out which left me a somewhat swollen and quiet sore!! I have not had much of a chance to 'blog' this week but want to thank you all for your comments...I really enjoy reading them.

As you have probably noticed I have gardens and courtyards on the brain at the moment - this is the stage I am up to with my renovations.

So I hope you all have a lovely weekend!