Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Industrial revolution

This industrial trend has been burgeoning on breathing new life into items one may have thought was past it's best and ready for the scrap heap. The reproduction pieces adhering to the doctrine of utilitarianism are being utilised in all manner, coffee tables, side tables, consoles beadheads..the list goes on. But I have to say there's nothing quite like seeing original items being brought back into the spot light.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Fathers Day Lunch

Planning Fathers Day lunch for this Sunday and I'm thinking something like this will be very nice. I do love the look of rustic pieces combined with clean and crisp items. Now what to eat....

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Feeling creative

After a busy week re-arranging I was looking forward to today as every Thursday is when we have fresh flowers in store. I couldn't resist these branches of native nuts, love them. Here I have used them in a simple setting, but I think they would also look great bunched in a low square vase.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

and all things nice

There's nothing I love more than simple beauty. At home we are always discovering buried bottles and pieces of china in the back yard. Our collection of bottles is growing considerably and I can't part with any of them. It has become the norm for little posies in glass bottles to be placed throughout the house. My daughters now go and pick sprigs of rosemary and lavender and put them on their bedsides.
Simple ideas are often overlooked in seeking grandeur or making a statement, but look how simple this vignette is and what an impact it makes.

Friday, 19 August 2011


Inspiration comes in so many ways, sometimes it is unexpected, lichen on a stick found deep in the garden, such an accomodating colour, it has become one of my favourites.
Then you can have obvious elements of inspiration, for me Ralph Lauren always encapsulates me and I  am instantly in a happy place.
So here is a little Ralph for a friday night, have a great week end.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Chic functuality

I came across this image of a humble ladder and thought I love the way a simple utilitarian item can defy it's definition and become an object of desire.  So I thought I would share it.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Spring is calling me

Just arrived in store is this beautiful Warwick fabric, Darjeeling. I feel a new window display coming on...