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.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
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.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Hexagon tiles in both glazed and matt finish from Academy Tiles
Sorry for my absence of late. I am under the pump trying to get all of my work done before an upcoming trip to Europe. I have a number of bathrooms for clients to get signed off before I go. These hexagon beauties from Academy Tiles have caught my eye and will definitely make their way into one of the schemes.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
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
Interior Finishes by Vicki Aifantis
Joinery Hanna's Joinery
Styling Form & Colour
This perfectly formed Paddington terrace just hit the market. Mirrors and lighting are used to great effect. I love the owners choice of subway tile.
The listing can be viewed here.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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.
Monday, December 17, 2012
With Christmas only a few days away I got down to the business of wrapping presents. I used small decorations threaded onto ribbon to dress up my presents. I also like using off cuts of wallpaper as wrapping, individualise gifts for family and friends.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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
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.