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.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Petal Parade

Images styled by me, Bree Oliver  & photographed by Simone Whitbread 
Home Beautiful June 2012

Late last year I posted about florist Bee Wicks stunning Paddington Home.  The images I styled at Bee's house have been published in this months Home Beautiful.  The residence is full of relaxed, inviting spaces.  It is well worth picking up a copy to see these rooms.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Paddington Kitchen

My clients kitchen.

I have received lots of email requests in the last week inquiring about the handles used in my client Sarah's lovely kitchen. The images are featured in this months Home Beautiful.

They were sourced from Mother of Pearl and Sons
They have stores in Sydney and Melbourne and will ship anywhere in Australia.
The handle is called the "B and M classic cupboard pull"

Sarah replaced the handles on her old kitchen before the renovation, knowing that she would use them again once we revamped the entire space. This is a great tip for others looking to dress up a tired kitchen. Hardware can make such a difference!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Baby of Mine

Image via literaturesoft.com

In just a few months I will have another little addition to my growing family. I am now six and half months along, my feet have swollen so much they bear an uncanny resemblance to big foot! This weekend is earmarked for cleaning out the spare room. Then the fun begins, creating the nursery.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Petite Princess

My Work - Interior Design & Image Styling Bree Oliver
Photography by John Paul Urizar

I designed this bedroom fit for a princess. I must admit it is one of my favourite children's spaces. The room is just as sweet as the little girl Anna who inhabits the space.

I recently styled the above image for Home Beautiful Magazine. The April addition, out now showcases the entire house. Grab a copy to see more of this pretty home.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Restful Loft Retreat

My Work

Mint and grey are everywhere I look today. Currently I am working on a fresh feminine scheme for my clients loft guest suite. Located in a heritage Woollahra terrace we renovated the space flooding it with light. Now for the fun bit, the soft furnishings. The clients name is also Bree. Yes things can get confusing at times, especially for the builder!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bullard Brillance

All images are from the portfolio of work belonging to Martin Lawrence Bullard

Today I attended a talk given by famed LA Interior Designer to the stars, Martin Lawrence Bullard. I went to the event not expecting much but left completely charmed by the man's whit and generosity.

He was a wonderful speaker. One of the things he said that struck me most was his desire to take the personal style of his clients and just layer his taste level over the top. This is in direct contrast to a lot of designers who continue to replicate their signature look over and over again.

Martins book "Live Love & Decorate" is well worth investing in.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Burnished Bathroom

Over the long weekend I stayed at a charming holiday house in Noosa. I was quite taken with the morrocan inspired ensuite. The bronzed Perrin & Rowe taps were the perfect choice to compliment the natural stone and bone inlayed mirror.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Out Take

Image styled by me, photographed by Simon Whitbread
Bedside table close up.

This months Home Beautiful features a lovely home I helped styled. One of my favourite images didn't make the cut so I thought I would show you here. Grab a copy of the February issue to see more of this fun family residence.