Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bathroom Beauty

This bathroom combines all my favourite design elements in one room.

- great lighting, I use wall sconces in every bathroom design I work on
- beautiful tap wear, leaver handles are my number one choice
- marble floor & bench top
- a freestanding tub
- last but by no means least a stunning duel sink vanity

Sign me up for one of these bathrooms today!

Image via traditional home magazine

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Colour My World

I often get emails from readers requesting the paint colours I have used on previous jobs. So I thought I would do a post on my favourite paint supplier Porters. When it comes to colour or specialty paint finishes no one beats Porters. From their milk based furniture paints to the the liquid nails range, I love it all!

You can check out some of their great options at

Nothing will dramatically update your interior faster or cheaper then a new coat of paint. Don't just confine yourself to walls, floors and furniture can take on a new life too.

all images via porters

Monday, August 16, 2010

Paddington Pile

For those of you that having been following my blog from the beginning you will remember some of my earlier postings on fashion designer Collette Dinnigan's Paddinington properties. Well it turns out Miss Dinnigan has just put her newly renovated Paddington Street sandstone stunner on the market. Apparently she is planing to move back into her ten million dollar Underwood Street Paddington pile.

images via

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Room With A View

Atmospheric Di Mare Restaurant

Our Breathtaking Table At Di Mare

Nammos Beach Club Terrace

Stone Stairway

Main Pool At Banyan Tree

Horizan Edge Pool - Banyan Tree

Pool Bar - Banyan Tree

cabana - Nammos Beach Club

Maybe if I close my eyes and click my heels three times I will be transported back to my lovely Bali vacation a fortnight ago. luckily the weather in Sydney is beautiful today so it's not too painful having to view these holiday snaps again.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Detailed Design

Imposed Tile Patterns

Mother Of Pearl Inlayed Timber Columns

Hand Beaten Metal Details

Herringbone Textured Wallpaper In The Master Bedroom

As we all know the devil is in the detail. These pictures show that finishing touches do matter. All the images were taken during my holiday to the newly opened Banyan Tree Resort in Bali. The Hotel is located in the more remote Ungasan area. Each villa has its own private horizon edge pool perched on the cliff top overlooking the secluded beach, bliss!