Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Joy!

{Image: Anna Kern}

Well, most of the Christmas preparations are done...presents are wrapped and almost ready to relax for the holiday season - there are always a few last minute things to do!

May your Christmas be filled with friends, fun and laughter! I am looking forward to Christmas day and all that it means...

Merry Merry Christmas dear friends
...and a blessed 2012....Ax

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Loving this classic style...

These gorgeous images are from the latest edition of House Beautiful which was a wonderful read this month. I love the black and white entry way of this classic beauty! Lots of white paint with black accents and timber...add a few decorative pieces and a great lantern...voila...a wonderful entry.

Mixing some of my favourite pieces...a chinois feature chair, cross stools and great fabrics. Gives this room an updated look on a traditional style. I always love being surrounded by books not to mention they add both decoration and along with the different textures it all works together to give interest to this neutral living room.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Island style...


We have been rearranging the shop this morning and unpacking new things that have arrived in. I am loving so many of the pieces and have resisted taking some of the home for myself! One of our wonderful client's popped in with some beautiful big frond's this morning which we have put on top of our Caribbean buffet. I love how they give an island feel and add's some life to the front of the shop...perfect for our warm Queensland weather as they last really well in our heat.

Thank you also to Ivy & Piper for the mention in the latest edition of their magazine. Be sure to take a look as there are so many wonderful things featured.

Enjoy your Tuesday...Ax

p.s. Oliveaux will be open late for the next two Thursday nights leading up to stop by and let us help you find that special gift. We will also wrap it for you!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spring love....

Who says it is spring? This week seems to feeling a little more like summer here in Brisbane. I am loving that the hydrangeas are out and are as gorgeous as ever; although they probably will not last long in our heat but I am enjoying the addition of one at the Oliveaux shop front this week.

I am also loving this new collection of fabrics and wallpaper...the colours and patterns are divine!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More from the shop...

...a couple more happy snaps from our new shop in Brisbane. The week seems to be going so fast for me...I cannot believe it is Wednesday already. The images show a little of the furniture which we can customise for clients and accessories which are available in store along with a collection of some of our cushions. If you cannot make it into the shop we are always happy to ship to you or we will customise pieces to suit your home.

A cabinet from our Louvre range of furniture.
Hope you all have a great end to your day...Ax
{images by Oliveaux}

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We are open...

We are now open! The renovations of our lovely old building are now finally completed. While there is still plenty more to do we have opened our doors. Drop by and say hello, we are at 16 Logan Road Woolloongabba, Brisbane. We look forward to meeting our local readers and for those who are not able to just pop in, we will continue to randomly post photo's from the store. Now things have settled down a bit we should be back to some more regular blog posts...thank you for all you're lovely comments and great support as we open our shop. Ax

Friday, October 7, 2011

Exciting news...

The past few weeks we have been busy renovating and planning our new Oliveaux retail space. We are very excited to be opening our new shop in the very near future — a place to work and share everything we love with you all. We look forward to sharing the progress with you, along with some before and after snaps of the journey.

Have a lovely weekend....Ax

Friday, September 16, 2011

Outdoor Living

This beautiful, classic outdoor living space looks very inviting. This is where I want to enjoy my afternoon!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend... Ax

{Belle Magazine photographer: Simon Kenny}

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A layered home

This eye-catching design is very comfortable and welcoming, an antique table, contemporary art and a beautiful armchair provides a wonderful corner to the homes living room. I thought this home was a lovely Tuesday morning distraction....

To me the living room feels like somewhere I could pop a drink down and relax without feeling too nervous. I love the collection of global fabrics in various textures and patterns.

The timeless white kitchen cabinetry is broken up beautifully with the blue subway tiles.

The custom built shelves behind the beds allows this boy a place to store all his treasures!

The antique maps which has been applied to one of the bedroom walls add's character against the red chairs.

{images House Beautiful}

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Boathouse Living

I came across the images of this charming boathouse while doing some international real estate searching. I think I have mentioned before that it is one of my favourite pass times....always inspiring! I love the french doors and the large deck which would be the perfect spot for summer entertaining. When winter arrives the living room has a fireplace for those cold nordic evenings!

I can imagine adding some colour and a few of my favourite fabrics to its interior spaces.
It would be delightful to decorate if only it wasn't on the opposite hemisphere to me....Ax

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Gorgeous room photography always tells its own story....
beautiful images of a turn of the century apartment in Stockholm dressed simply with roses.

absolutely beautiful...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Welcoming colour....

Today I am loving this entryway. The combination of the dark timber floors, white walls and pop of colour the fabrics and lamp add to the it!

{image via Coastal Living}

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blue + white inspiration...

Kitchens are always one of my favourite rooms. The blue and white gives this kitchen and dining room a beautiful fresh feel....I love how light this space is.

and this last photo makes me want to set my table for afternoon tea. Maybe its because mine has work spread all over it this afternoon! Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week....Ax

{images via House Beautiful}

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


We have been buying the most stunning lilies for the showroom at the moment.
They are always perfect this time of year and the scent is as equally amazing...Ax

Friday, July 8, 2011

Whimsical fabrics...

We always love finding gorgeous new fabrics at Oliveaux. These beautiful screen printed, certified organic fabrics are designed by Tara Davy for her new collection which is now available from Kelani Fabrics. We think her whimsical hot balloon design is very cute and even better we love to support Australian made products at Oliveaux.

{images: Kelani fabric}

Friday, July 1, 2011

Riverside Cottage

This is such a cute cottage....lets meet for the weekend?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lets escape!

Lets escape to the beautiful inner courtyard of this 300 year old palace this afternoon...Ax

{hotel AnaYela}

Friday, May 6, 2011

Beautiful outdoor spaces

Gorgeous sunny outdoor inspiration for Friday...sitting looking out the window of my office at the beautiful sunshine here in Brisbane this morning. I love outdoor spaces and rooms which can be used for relaxing and entertaining.

I love the pop of colour that these Kathryn Ireland outdoor fabrics give to this pool space. Kathryn Ireland fabrics are just one of our great fabric ranges available at Oliveaux.

I can imagine having lunch here at this table...
I love the old stone and the view beyond the arch is amazing!

Hope you all have a great Friday as we start thinking about the weekend...Ax

{images via Kathryn Ireland}

Friday, April 29, 2011

all eyes on London....

We have only had a three day work week here in Australia....and hasn't it gone so quickly! I have crammed as much work into the short as possible and now its time for another long weekend for us in Queensland. So I finally have just a moment to update the blog before heading out for the weekend. With all eye's on London this week I thought I should end it with some London property stalking. This semi-detached family house is currently on the market....

I would love to own a kitchen with an AGA in it....

and a beautiful large family bathroom.

Even the garden shed is gorgeous!
Have a great weekend....Ax

{via knight frank}

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend, lots of chocolates and pretty delights....Ax

{images: Laduree}

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Oliveaux giveaway...

Oliveaux is now on facebook where we will be updating you on all the interesting and fun things happening in our world. To celebrate we are giving you the chance to win this gorgeous Rubie Green cushion...just like us on facebook to go in the here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Launch Buzz...

Everyone is a buzz with the launch of the latest online magazine sure to check out some wonderful inspiration. Congratulations to Lonny Mag and Traditional Home on this latest collaboration. Its beautiful.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A classic white kitchen...

Always so many beautiful kitchens to admire and here is another... Classic white cabinets and honed marble gives this kitchen its organic character. Accentuated by the pair of polished nickel lanterns over the island bench and nickel hardware, this kitchen provides plenty of space for family cooking. The large range adds a wonderful focal point to the room. I imagine this kitchen would be the heart of this home.

{Kitchen: Christopher Peacock. Images: Traditional Home}