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.