Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Be Yourself

Quote image via pin interest

Me in my hat at the farmers markets in Monte Carlo

This quote really hits home with me. Even as a little girl I have loved hats, in every shape and size. While they come in and out of fashion, I continue to swim against the tide. I'm even know to wear my fedora or wide brim sun hat to work. I'm sure clients find it slightly eccentric but they just make me so happy!

I'm also a big believer in the adage "if you love it, it belongs in your home". Make sure you are not a slave to interior trends. The best spaces are ones full of well loved unexpected items. That's not to say if you do love a trend you shouldn't follow it.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Island Time

Images via Queensland Tourism & Magnetic Island Accommodation

With the Christmas install rush breathing down my neck, I have to remind myself that it also means just a few more weeks until I can take some R&R. This year we are headed home to what my family affectionately calls "The Island". I grew up in North Queensland and spent many wonderful summers on Magnetic Island. Although its located in the tropics it reminds me more of a Greek Island. With its rocky outcrops and turquoise waters. The thing I love most about the island is the lack of pretenison. Everyone drives around in open top beach buggies called mokes and shoes are optional.

Bring on Christmas!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Simplicity is Key

Simple things make me smile. This serene photograph entitled "dragonfly season" was taken by my very talented sister in law Janis from www.somethingsomers.blogspot.com

I am in need of some serenity this weekend after a crazy week at work. This time of year is hectic for designers, with its last minute Christmas instal deadlines.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Colour Inspiration

As an antithesis to all the crazy colour floating around at the moment, here is my latest colour inspiration. I adore the texture and muted colours of the succulents I planted, against the rough floor of my garden cabana. The sculptural bouquet arrived at my door yesterday, sent to me by a very thoughtful and happy client.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Press Mute

Whilst I appreciate colour, I am quite taken with the quiet understated palettes I saw time and again in Europe. Sometimes simple muted colour schemes create more impact then vivid hues.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chocolate Colour Story

Colour Board Created by Me

A colour scheme that looks good enough to eat. I can't wait to see this Belgian sisal carpet installed in my clients property.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Farmers Market Bounty

Continuing with the purple flower theme of late, I picked up these dreamy blooms from the farmers markets. I'm plaining a spring party for the upcoming long weekend and these will form a delicate centerpiece for the garden table.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fab Friday Finds

I had a very productive morning, sourcing props for an upcoming styling shoot. All items were $10 or less!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cisco Atelier

Cisco Atelier Pieces

Recieved news today that Town & Country Style will be importing the Cisco Atelier range into Australia. I can't wait to get my hands on some of these pieces.

On another note I've had a few technical issues with some of your comments. Even though I approve them they fail to show up on the blog. I promise I'm not ignoring you and will endeavor to sort it out. Comments are always greatly appreciated!

Monday, August 1, 2011


Venice Italy

I was taken by the patterned floors I saw in Europe. It seamed to be the norm not the exception to have a beautifully detailed design under foot. This particular pattern from Venice has inspired a new job.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dreaming of France

I have only been back home for three weeks and already I'm dreaming of France!

Image via travelpod.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Calling Me

Pretty pieces everywhere so hard for a girl to choose. My shopping instincts went into overdrive at the French Brocante markets, much to my husbands distress. He keep lamenting how are we ever going to get all this stuff home.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Brocante Brillance

One of the highlights of my European trip was a visit to the Antique markets of L'Isle sur La Sorgue. After Paris this collection of Brocante stalls is the largest in France. I managed to fit a few pieces into my luggage. Thanks to the kindness of a Qantas check-in attendant who overlooked my grossly overweight baggage and let me slip through without paying any excess.

This place was stylist heaven.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Doorway to Europe

St Tropez

Our Villa Avignon

Parisian Doorknob

The French Pavilion Versailles

Barolo Wine Region Italy



What a whirl wind, after a cultural trip to Europe I am back a little jet lagged and with a slightly bigger waste line. Sorry for my blogging absence but all my good intentions to post while I was away went out the window. I was too busy having a fantastic time with my two boys!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bedroom Bliss

Image via mr and mrs smith

One of the things I love about travel is the opportunity to see different points of view when it comes to interiors. There is no way anyone in Australia would have a bedroom like this but the chance to sleep in such a dramatic space for a few nights fills me with excitment.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Bathroom Selections for Woollahra Terrace Job

Bathrooms have been filling my every waking thought at the moment. I have three bathroom designs to come up with for clients before I'm off on a much anticipated trip to Europe. I adore this soothing scheme and with the short time line I'm ecstatic the client feels the same way.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

On With The Show

Advertising Shot For Vanda Baths

There has been little time to focus on plans for my own renovation lately. This month I am determined to start documenting my ideas and plans for the build. A while ago I posted some images of this bathroom and it has stuck with me since. This is the inspiration I need to get cracking.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Holiday Planing

Maison Matilda Boutique Hotel - Treviso Italy

There is nothing I love more when traveling then a precisely tailored hotel room. Looking back at my blog the posts have taken on a strong feminine flavour, but really this masculine colour palette is much more my personal style.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Something Somers

I thought it was time I shared this little gem with you. A beautiful blog dedicated to the photography of my very talented sister in law. These are just a few of my favourite images check it out for yourself.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tiny Treat

A small cottage can have just as much street appeal as it's million dollar neighbors right? I smiled when I saw this teeny tiny one bedroom Paddington abode. I just love the way the owners dressed it up, so cute!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Let The Sun Shine

With the temperature in Sydney today topping 4o degrees it looks like I made the move to beach just in time. This morning I woke up to find pelicans swimming on the water outside my window. I got so excited I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. As the temperature soared I packed up James and the beach umbrella and walked down for a dip. Work will still be there tomorrow, I figured it was more important to cease the moment!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Moving Day

So the time has finally come for the big move from Paddington. The day looms large, it's moving time. The floors at the new house have been lime washed and the walls painted in preparation for our arrival.

Au-revoir Paddington hello paradise!

image via blushless.com

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Paddington Lights Up

The streets of Paddo are filled with an eclectic array of entrance doors, the adjoining lanters also make great spotting!