Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Beautiful Marble, always elegant, always in style. For me personally it has only been the last few years that I have really started to take notice of Marble and appreciate its beauty and versatility. I think it has a mature feel and probably appeals to a more mature audience. That may not be the actual case, its just my opinion. You see it can have the potential to be used so well it absolutely wows you and knocks your socks off. Of course like anything, it can be done badly too.

Kelly Wearstler is the Queen of Marble. She breaks all the rules and takes all the risks for a huge payoff. Her designs are bold, daring and quite incredible. She really uses it like an artist uses colours in a palette - very clever.

Check out my photos below - credits from Kelly Wearstler, Elle Decor, Home Beautiful and My Pinterest Page



Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Penshurst Home - Before & After

Hi all, here are the before and after shots of a recent home project I have just completed. It's been a long time since I have looked at the before shots myself - so it's really satisfying to see how far we have come. As you can see we retained a couple of pieces of furniture - but mostly we replaced nearly an entire house lot of furniture to complete this renovation. On a modest budget with some clever styling and wise decisions on where to splurge and where to save I think we have achieved a great result (if I do say so myself - haha).

I haven't posted the photos here, but we also completed a 2nd bedroom, guest bedroom, dining room, entry, laundry, rear deck, front verandah and made over the laundry, bathroom and kitchen with beautiful accessories and artwork. A whole house overhaul!!!

Hope you like it - all photos via me xx

 Lounge Room  - Before

Lounge Room - After

Sofa's Before

Sofa's After

Stairwell - Before

Stairwell After

Lounge Before

Lounge After

 Family Room & Study - before


Family Room & Study After
Family Room - Before


Family Room - After

Family Room - Before

 Family Room - After

Master Bedroom - before

Master Bedroom - after

Timber Accents

Just two more trends from The Milan Furniture Fair that I wanted to cover before I move onto the next thing that captures my attention. I wanted to post some before and after photos actually of a recent job - so I will get onto that too. In the meantime though....... it's all about the timber feature. Which is rather lovely, a beautiful way to bring in warmth, texture and nature to your home.

all photos are via my Pinterest Page - where you will find links to the photo source

Monday, 17 June 2013

Copper & Brass

Hello again, just continuing my musings on the recent Milan Furniture Fair trends. Today I'm thinking about the Copper & Brass trend - or the warm metal trend. For so long it has all been about aluminium or shiny silver, so I think its about time we moved onto something else.

Personally I have been drawn to these metals lately, I cannot put my finger on why. Maybe it is just time for a change. I remember as a kid a huge copper pressed metal picture my Dad hung on the dining room wall. It was of a tall ship in rough seas. Not the most beautiful of artworks, but the warmth of the metal worked well in the overall scheme of things.

Right now I'm loving copper pendants, mirrors and sidetables in my interior designs. It's that old world appeal I think. Something that has been here before and the warmth of the colour that makes it so inviting.

This collection of images is from my Pinterest Page

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