Friday, July 30, 2010

Engine room of the house

I spend so much time in my office, I'm always stressing that it never looks nice enough to work in, because I've got so many things in piles and I've always got things to file, clean and process. My job is never done. In the meantime I aspire to have an office that really is a room of one's own, that speaks to my personality and is evidence of my frame of mind. Here's some super offices I have as inspiration.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Duck egg chinoiserie

Sigh...If only I could afford this. A beautiful French chinoiserie hall stand in duck egg blue. I die. Miguel Meirelles Antiques in Melbourne is selling it to some lucky, lucky person.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chinoise Chinoiserie....

Ralph Lauren wallpaper - I have this in my lounge

Blue Temple Dog

I came to the conclusion that I am certainly am influenced by Asian, in particular Chinese design and colours. I distinctly remember when my parents returned from a trip to Asia they brought back celadon porcelain lamps and dinnerware from Thailand, rugs from Hong Kong and our lounge room was decorated with the most beautiful long chinese lounge suite in a green fabric and bamboo wallpaper. My sister and I inherited the lounge suite but it has since been covered in a celadon damask (sniff, sniff). I can't believe what an incredible influence that decor has been, and has coloured all of my decorating choices ever since.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Sometimes displays that are put together by people for their homes really tell a story about their personality and their influences. Here are a few that I think are fabulous.


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