Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Moving on to Instagram

Selection of images from my Instagram feed

I have found a new medium to share work images and ideas with you.  Instagram is proving to be a much easier forum to fit into my busy schedule.   As you can tell from my lack of posts lately I have been taking a hiatus from the blog.  In the mean time I will continue to share interior inspiration on my Instagram feed, under Oliver Interiors

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Parisian Gem


On a recent trip to Paris, I discovered a cheap little hotel gem. The once rundown Hôtel Paradis has been transformed into a boutique hotel by French designer Dorothée Meilichzon. It has just been shortlisted for the best new urban hotel, awarded by the iconic Wallpaper magazine.  Meilichzon has used wallpaper to great effect, adding interest and tricking the eye. Located near the Gare du Nord, the hotel is housed in one of Paris' typical Haussmannian buildings.  The beautiful attic rooms overlook the city rooftops and the Eiffel Tower.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Styling by Bree Oliver, Oliver Interiors
Photography by Simon Whitbread

My clients lovely harbour side home was shown in a recent Home Beautiful magazine spread.  Here are a few shots not used in the article.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Little Extras.

Interior Design & Styling by Bree Oliver
Images by Simon Whitbread

Classic black and white never dates, as shown here in a home I designed for a client in Woollahra.
A full feature on the property can be seen in the June issue of Home Beautiful, out now.

I am so happy the client decided to go for my concept of a furniture piece retrofitted as a vanity.  This piece from la Maison compliments perfectly with the marble tile we selected.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Picture Time

Instagram Picture - My Bathroom

Finally I have gotten my act together and joined Instagram.
You can check out the feed here.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cutting Room Floor

Photography by Sue Stubbs & Styling by Bree Oliver

The current issue of Home Beautiful features the chic home of Provincial Kitchens proprietor Dominique.  I was lucky enough to style this shoot.  I loved it so much I thought I would share two images that didn't make it into the magazine.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

London Calling

Images Dorset Square Hotel London
Interiors by Kit Kemp

An upcoming event which will see me in London for a few days has me online at the moment checking out boutique hotels in the city.  Every time I have stayed in the British capital I have always been a bit disappointed with my hotel choice.

While doing a bit of much needed forward planing, I fell in love with this particular room in the Dorset Square Hotel.  I just adore the pattern play combination on the bed head.
Kit Kemp perfection!

Friday, March 8, 2013


Great walls by Ecoya

Ecoya Stand Reed Gift Fair

Recently I had the pleasure of judging the best stand at the Reed Gift Fair.  It was great to see the amount of effort suppliers had gone to in order to best display their products.  I was particularly taken with this backdrop created by Ecoya.

To see a run down on the winners click here

Monday, March 4, 2013

Grand Entrance

Montreal Canada

Brooklyn NY

Woodstock Vermont

Woodstock Vermont

Woodstock Vermont

Woodstock Vermont

Today I have a collection of inviting entrances for you.  Whilst in the States recently I stayed in the most charming town I have ever had the pleasure of visiting.  Woodstock Vermont is beyond beautiful, especially when the streets are covered in snow.  Nestled along a river this pretty town has it all, an iconic covered bridge, village green, historic inn and plenty of friendly locals.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Frozen In Time

It feels like the seasons have changed since I last posted.  My absence was due to a family trip to the US and Canada.  In this picture James and I are bundled up against the record snow storm we encountered in New York.  Sophia is hiding somewhere under my overcoat for warmth.  I must say it is nice to be back in sunny Sydney where the only items of clothing needed are a swim suit and a pair of sunglasses!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Vietnam Vistas

Here are a few more snaps taken on my recent trip to Vietnam.  I would sum it up as "French style with a twist for the tropics".  This look felt like it was tailor made for me.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

colour Inspiration

Images taken on my recent trip to Vietnam

Over the holiday break I spent an exhilarating week in Vietnam.  I was struck by the beauty of the French Colonial architecture and the continual use of this vivid sea foam colour.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Twist

 My Front Door Decorated for Christmas

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at my house.  The first weekend of December always marks the start of the festive season at our place.  The tree is up and the house has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland for the kids.  This year I decided to shun the wreath and instead selected a lovely pair of white angel wings for the front door.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Polished Perfection

Images of the English Tapware Company's Syndey Showroom

The English Tapware Company has come to town, setting up shop in a light filled showroom in Ocean Street Woollhara.  I have long been a fan of the Perrin and Rowe brand and regularly specify their products.  It's nice to be able to show clients through this great space, helping them visualise these beauties in their own homes.  I browsed the Showroom at it's recent opening party and each set up was more inspiring then the next.

Monday, November 12, 2012

White Wonderland

Villa Blanco 

I have spent the last few days alternating my time between the pool and the bale at villa Blanco in Bali. 
A little rest and relaxation in the tropics does wonders for the soul.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

White on White

Image by Bree Oliver

I am often asked by my clients to recommend a good white paint.  My favourite has to be"White on White" by Dulux.  It is a true white, with no yellow or pink undertones.  It also has the power to transform a dark space into a stunning light filled environment.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Spring Has Almost Sprung

Home Beautiful September 2012

Spring is almost in the air.  In the new issue of Home Beautiful I have contributed some tips on how to update your home for the new season.  I'm making the most of the mild winter weather we have been having of late and getting a jump start on my spring clean. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Image via Costal Living Magazine

It's funny how obsessed you become with soft white bedlinen when you are sleep deprived.
At the moment I am dreaming and wishing for more than two hours sleep in a row.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Walk In The Woods

Jane Churchill Wallpaper

The past three weeks have been chaotic since bringing our gorgeous baby girl Sophia home.  To top it off my computer decided to play up, hence the lack of posts.  

I am finally back on board, new computer and bubbly baby girl in tow!

I'm putting the finishing touches on Sophia's room, but I have fallen in love with this Jane Churchill wallpaper.  Based on Winnie the Pooh and depicting the Hundred Acre Wood, it would make the perfect backdrop for anyone contemplating a gender neutral nursery.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Pattern Play

Interior Design by me Bree Oliver
Photography by Simon Whitbread

It is amazing the impact a bit of well placed pattern makes.  I had this Designers Guild wallpaper installed recently in one of my clients rooms.  The geometric print breaths life into this vingette.