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I have such a soft spot for this week’s Friday’s Favourites colour combo……Navy and Gold.  I think it is the contrast of rich navy with the glamorous metallic that brings on my ‘sigh’ factor.  Navy makes for a cosy home office or sitting room and the gold adds a luxe element. via…(Read More)

Spring is in the air in Melbourne and today’s colours share a sense of summer days ahead.  At opposite sides of the colour spectrum, aqua and orange are complementary.  They are bright and bold and create a happy space. US Interior Designer, Tobi Fairley, has used this colour combination to create some beautiful spaces…(Read More)

On August 21 I attended the launch of the Jonathan Adler range at the Coco Republic showroom in Richmond. I am so excited about this collaboration between two of my favourite brands.  I have been a huge fan of Jonathan Adler’s homewares and furniture from the moment I first stepped into his flagship Soho…(Read More)

Navy and Pink are two of my favourite colours.  When combined, they create a ‘preppy’ look that I love.  Navy provides depth while pink adds some girly fun.  Although these two colours are strong, they can be softened by adding elements of white. via What a fabulous girls’ bathroom. via via Only Mary McDonald could…(Read More)

Caitlin McGauley is a New York based artist and illustrator who I’ve admired for a while now.  She creates gorgeous watercolour sketches featuring vignettes, full of colour and whimsy.  Caitlin initially worked as an illustrator for Domino and Lonny magazines.  She has collaborated with leading brands such as Kate Spade New York, Hermes, Tory…(Read More)

Orange and Blue are two of my favourite colours.  Together they make a great pair as they are complementary, being opposite each other on the colour wheel.  The vibrance of the orange is offset by the calming blue. via via via While orange with mid-blue provides a fresh and coastal feel, when combined with…(Read More)

Design for Mirabel

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The inaugural Design for Mirabel event took place last week at the Two Ton Max warehouse in North Melbourne.  It was the vision of American Interior Designer, Diane Bergeron (who now resides in Melbourne) to stage this annual benefit which showcased ten of Australia’s leading interior designers, to raise funds for the Mirabel Foundation…(Read More)

I thought I would pay homage to my American friends today who are celebrating July 4th with a Red, White and Blue theme.  If I had a boy’s room to decorate, these would definitely be my colours of choice.  It is a classic and timeless combination. via I love the red lantern and ticking…(Read More)

I am seeing Pink and Gold popping up everywhere in the interiors and homewares scene.  I’m loving this feminine and pretty combination. Monika from The Doctor’s Closet blog has introduced these colours to create a beautiful home office.  She has used the gold shelves to introduce pops of pink in her accessories.  Love…(Read More)

My latest Designer Crush is New York interior designer, Christopher Burns.  I came across his work on Pinterest and instantly felt a connection with his interiors.  Christopher brings a comfortable elegance to his design, that is inviting and warm. He is not afraid to combine modern and traditional and successfully manages to create a balance…(Read More)

You may have noticed that touches of gold are popping up all over the homewares scene at the moment. Thankfully not the shiny, glitzy gold of the 80s, but more subtle antique and brushed finishes. The golden tones of brass are warmer than its stainless steel and chrome cousins.  This ‘golden’ brass is featuring in…(Read More)

It seems timely to be featuring the colour orange this week on Friday’s Favourites.  The varying shades of autumn orange have been particularly stunning in Melbourne in the past few weeks. With the blue skies, the scenery is making the routine daily drives actually enjoyable. I know it won’t last, so I’m…(Read More)

When used in interiors, the colour grey can add a sense of sophistication and elegance. One of my favourite Australian Interior Designers, Greg Natale, has created some beautiful spaces using grey.  It is a versatile colour and can look fabulous as a neutral back drop or as a dominant hue. Differing shades of grey can…(Read More)

Maybe it’s a trait of my Cancerian star sign but I do like to collect the odd thing or two.  My latest little penchant is for needlepoint cushions.  Not the old fashioned embroidered ones from yesteryear but the brightly coloured and fun 21st century variety.  The recent resurrection of needlepoint seems to have been…(Read More)

For those following my Instagram and Facebook, you will know that my trip to Singapore wasn’t without its dramas.  In a nutshell, I arrived at the airport with hubbie and the kids only to be told I could not travel as I didn’t have six months validity on my passport (I had 3…(Read More)

Graphic Girl

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I wanted to share with you the latest wallpaper collection from the fabric house, Thibaut.  It is called Graphic Resource and I pretty much love all of it! When I’m on the hunt for a fabric or wallpaper, I usually go to a graphic or geometric design first.  I would be the first to…(Read More)

For some time now I have been a Caitlin Wilson groupie.  For those who don’t know her, Caitlin is a very talented US interior designer who has a beautiful range of her own textiles.  What I love about Caitlin’s collection is that she has designed her fabrics to co-ordinate, making it easy…(Read More)

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