Thursday, March 31, 2011

Feel Good Photography!

I just adore the work of photographer Slim Aarons!  Looking through his body of work it is easy to see that he loved water and glamourous people!

He began working as a photographer in the 1950's and photographed many celebrities ...

he really captures the California culture perfectly!

To see more of his gorgeous pics look here!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Summer!

We are spending as much time as possible by the pool before the cool change comes!  With temperatures above 30 degrees for most of this week, it feels like Summer came late!

This gorgeous image is from the latest Veranda magazine - love it!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Loft Living!

I just love to see spaces used in quirky and unusual ways!  This gorgeous house in the latest British Homes & Gardens magazine really appeals!

I love the drama of the high ceilings which is accentuated by the black cabinetry with the full height ladder...

The room below almost looks like it belongs in a different house - quite sophisticated!

One of my favourite features is the large scale steel doors and windows - incredibly bold and just plain gorgeous!

It just seems like every bit of space has been used to it's best advantage and to me that is the very definition of great design! 

Hope you are all having a great start to the week.  We are throwing ourselves back into things after a fabulous few days in Sydney for the Hillsong Colour Conference where we spent an amazing 3 days with 10 thousand other women - how empowering is that!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fabulous Fabrics!

One of the best parts of our job is looking at all of the gorgeous fabrics available!  We were not disappointed this week when one of our lovely fabric suppliers stopped by for a visit and showed us this gorgeous range!  We are really looking forward to using some of these lovelies in some upcoming fresh and fun, perfect for cushions, chair upholstery and ottomans! 

Well we are heading back to Sydney for the rest of the week - it feels like we live there lately!  See you all in a few days.  T & H xx

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cape Town Beach House!

This is my kind of beach house!  Love the relaxed style!

Beautiful beamed ceilings...

Love the arched door with the high pitched roof, framing the most stunning of views...

Gorgeous kids space...

Perfect spot to enjoy breakfast with a view!
If you have plenty of money to spare and would like to buy this beautiful property, it is for sale here!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend - I've spent the day recovering from a migrain, very annoying!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Can't Wait For This!

I'm so excited to see that Kathryn Ireland has a new book coming out showing her home in France!  We have loved both of her other books and have been inspired by hearing her speak about her life as a designer.  To pre-order your copy go here!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Travel to Inspire!

After a restful weekend which included some time to daydream over travel websites, I came across the most inspiring and stunning hotel I have seen in a long time!  It's definitely on my list of places to visit when I eventually head back to Italy!  Enjoy!!

How about you - where is your dream destination?

All images from Grand Hotel Maramare - Portofino

Friday, March 4, 2011

Time Out!

 I can't remember a time when I have been so ready for the weekend!  It's been one exhausting week but I have lots of plans for relaxing over the next couple of days and the rainy weather only makes it more perfect!

Happy weekend all!

Image via here

Thursday, March 3, 2011


While I love a bit of colour when it comes to decorating a room, I find these monochromatic spaces very calming!

The cream and black combination always works...

very elegant...

strategically placed flowers for a bit of colour...

Gorgeous buttoned sofa - simply perfect!

All of these fabulous room are by Thomas Pheasant.