Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday ramblings...

Are you watching The Block? I'm watching it as I type. I was banking on Dale and Sophie to blow me away but, I gotta say, I was a little disappointed. The chairs were all wrong but the home made chandelier made from Mason Jars was a stroke of genius. I'll see if I can find a pic to post. 

Speaking of chandeliers, I have been 'getting my Google on' and finding some great lighting options. Check these gems out.

Cute, huh?!

Cool, huh?!

Downright groovy!

Image via Cape Cod Designs

Ok, not a chandelier but fab-tastic none the less.

Enjoy the week ahead. 

Night y'all.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another bright idea

Pendant lights! I have the urgent need for 2 of them in my kitchen. Stat!! I switched on, get it, 'switched on' to the idea a few weeks ago and decided that I must have them.

I found some on the Cape Cod Designs website (pic below) and I was about 97% sure they were the ones until I saw them (or something crazy similar) featured in the awesome kitchen of Kara Rosenlund then I was sold. Well, not literally, not just yet anyway. Perhaps after the roof on the deck and the sheeting in the laundry but before the french doors. I digress...

Image via Cape Cod Designs

See! Fab!

Image via Kara Rosenlund

I love every square inch of this kitchen.

Since the new tiles and appliances went into my kitchen I think a coat of white paint on the cabinetry and some fancy new lights will finish it just nicely. Until my next bright idea of course.

On a side note I don't yet know how to 'imbed hyper thingos' into my posts i.e. click on stuff I write and it sends you cool places. So, check out Cape Cod Designs and Kara Rosenlund via Google. I know, I should have googled how to do it before I posted this but The Voice was on. Or as I like to call it Keith O'Clock....*sigh*.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hello Yellow

I'm loving yellow at the moment. It's such a happy colour and always makes me smile. Here are some 'sunny' snaps of yellow from my week.

My lovely friend and I went to 'Wheel & Barrow' earlier in the week and they 
had this fantastic yellow table setting. 

I got this great yellow chevron cushion last week from Target.
It really pops on my new look chair.

This chair was a Kerbside Collection find. A new upholstered seat pad and some throw cushions and Tah Dahhhh! Makes putting it on my back and carrying it home (covered in dog hair) all worth it. 

Image via Lily G

Isn't this divine? 

Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blake & Taylor

I went to one of my fave homewares stores today in Paddington. Its called Blake & Taylor and it is full of the most beautiful new and vintage furniture and homewares. It is housed in a gorgeous old building on Latrobe Terrace painted in a deep dark blue with crisp white trims. Divine!

They also have a little cafe and I can highly recommend the homemade lemonade and the passionfruit tart!

How anyone can ever walk past, I don't know.

My purchase today. Wall hooks for 'when' we do the laundry. 
Gorgeous and only $4.95 each.


Have a great week!

Friday, April 13, 2012


A fab holiday was had by all.  We stayed on the 36th floor of a huge apartment block overlooking the beach at Surfers Paradise. It was beautiful, we even had picture perfect weather (unseasonal for Easter). Our apartment was 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom and contained a living and dining room as big as my entire house with a balcony to match. It captured the view perfectly....and I couldn't stand it. The decor was Horrendous (note the capital H). I mean, so badly furnished you would be forgiven for forgetting you were at a beachside getaway and thinking you were in the waiting room at the Dermatologists Office about to get a mole lopped off. I'm talking fake marble furniture, fake flowers, "pleather" (plastic dressed as leather) couch in royal blue against a bright yellow feature wall. A lot of office style patterned tub chairs etc etc. And did I mention the floor to ceiling mirrors located at every turn? I had a baby 6 months ago, I spent a good amount of the holiday in swimwear...I don't need to see myself from that many angles.

So, in an attempt to rid my mind of such bothersome imagery I'll share a couple of beachy shots. The view really was something else.

The location really was spectacular. 

Since returning home it has been 'action stations' getting the back yard and garden prepared for a very special event. We are celebrating our new baby boy's Christening on Sunday. Our little miracle has bestowed so much love and joy on our family. He has incredible timing and we love him.

Have a great weekend.

PS: To the owners of 36H, I hope you don't mind the new placement of your lounge room furnishings but we felt it had better 'flow' and less 'conference room' after we tweaked it a little. Thank you and see you again next Easter.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The beach!

We're off to the beach. Today I am washing, ironing (although I don't know why I bother considering it all gets jammed in a suitcase) and packing for 5 nights away at the Gold Coast. I'm really looking forward to the break. My big Son has a very long list of 'really fun stuff' to do on our beach break but he is concerned the Easter Bunny may not know his whereabouts for egg delivery. The Bunny is a smart guy, I'm sure he has it covered.

While I'm away I plan to snap a few shots of some of those great 1950's beach shacks that we all remember growing up. Not sure how many are left now but I dream of a beach house one day but I have one must be old, it must be run down and it must be full of vintage furniture and bunk beds! Ok, not exactly one rule but basically it can't be shiny and new.

Here are a couple of beachy pics to keep me inspired to finish the packing. We're going to look like the Beverly Hillbillies with all the paraphernalia we plan to take away with us. Babies come with a bunch of luggage!!

Image via Coastal Living

Nothing says 'coastal' more than turquoise.

Oh, I have also heard a rumour that a particular household may be getting an ensuite. I've been given the green light to start investigating prices, layout options, trades etc. Watch this space people. I don't care if I have to jam it in a cupboard I'm having an ensuite!!!!!

If you happen to see these good folks on the Pacific Motorway, give a wave, it's just us heading to the beach.

Happy Easter Every Bunny!!