Thursday, December 31, 2009

Here's to 2010

Yes, it is that time of year again - it rolls around so darn quickly doesn't it? I am not making any resolutions this year because I always give up on them before January is out.......I will however put my self on the line and say that i am going to be more organized with my time. You know, write list, check it off, use my diary more and make sure I have all the dates for the children's school commitments pencilled in. Oh yes, make sure I follow up suppliers without fail, all the time, even if the fabric is not due in, to lessen those tricky conversations I sometimes have to have with my clients. You get the gist? To help me in this quest, here are my my new best friends for 2010.

Find this fab. Mum organiser here and a whole lot of other fun goodies.

Also one of these for my office so I can consult it with a quick glance and will always know what day it is!!!

from this great Etsy shop,

and just for fun what about these these cute calendar which you can customize with your fave pooch?


(although this post is dated the 30th, I promise you it is NYE, the 31st December here........really it is.)

See you next year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I need one of these!

We are heading to the beach today for a day of fun in the sun as it will be 36 degrees. Wishing I had purchased one of these gorgeous Aussie Cocopani  brollys though...... The yellow is the my fave.  (which has just reminded me to remember to do about post about all things yellow and white sometime in 2010!)

See the full range here

(There are some seriously gorgeous beach babes here too - on second thoughts, maybe I will stay in my neck to knee kaftan today....)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pool time.

The temperature is set to rise over the next few days and we are in for a hot NYE. One of these is on my wish list for 2010.

What do you think? This one.....

a round pool could be fun too....(especially with that amazing red and white awning and chair cushions)

something with a more formal setting and a to die for pool house,

or this one, which may just come with its own Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson!! ????

They all look pretty cool to me.

Domino day!

I thought it would be fun to post a few pics. every so often from Domino just to keep reminding us all of what we are missing! Today, a few beds since I seem not to have spent too much quality time in my own over this busy break.

"Designer Annsley McAleer's Boston bedroom, featured in Domino. The walls are painted Blue Green by Farrow & Ball. The headboard is upholstered in ticking stripe fabric. Photo by Justin Bernhaut, Domino, April 2007. "

"This bedroom, inspired by a yellow raincoat, was feaured as part of Domino's "Outfit to Room" column. The Ivory Gourd lamps are from Lamps Plus and the Belgian linen curtain panels are from Restoration Hardware. The bed's custom headboard and skirt were made by The Furniture Joint. Photo by Paul Costello, Domino, May 2006"

"Flowering Quince" wallpaper from Clarence House. Photo by Gemma Costas, Domino, January/February 2006." 

and one of my all time faves.

Thank you to the good folks here for keeping the dream alive! 

Monday, December 28, 2009

Black and white bliss!

There is something about black and white that endures and remains smart yet classic. Here are some of my favorite images to show you what I mean. (I say some 'cos there are plenty more where these babies came from....)


more Lonny

yes - even more Lonny!

Now, just to convince one of my clients to wallpaper a black and white toile bathroom - easy right?

Lonny - I likey!

For those of you who didn't receive your desired reading matter for Christmas, here is the perfect solution! LONNY -  a magazine you can read online! Michelle Adams  and her partner, photographer  Patrick Cline  set this amazing mag. up after the demise of too many shelter publications, mainly the beloved DOMINO. (weep.....) Well, we can all dry our tears because the second edition of Lonny delivers with a punch. A huge congratulations Michelle and Patrick for an amazing magazine full of edgy exciting interiors and ideas.  Thank you to you both, you insanely talented and creative people.  Love it!

Excited now????????

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monday - itis!

So, one of the things always on the top of my wish list at Christmas time is a great book.  As tomorrow is officially a public holiday 'down under' I can well and truly justify my reluctance to get back into work mode with a little holiday reading. Ta da!........what more could a girl wish for than this to satisfy a pure lazy day at home?

and a taste of what's inside...........

and this..........

Margaret Russell, you have done it again. Joy - from cover to cover.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Just because I can!

As I am new to this bloggy world and a touch over excited I am posting some more beautiful peacock blue images just because I can! These room are to die for and all by the very talented Melissa Ruffy

Those glossy walls are just too good aren't they?

What about a velvet sofa in PB????

and yet more divine PB and this time with a touch of tiger.............bliss!


Boxing Day

Those of you interested in cricket will be familiar with the tradition of the Boxing Day test in Melbourne. Well, a little fun of our own was had today and the conditions were perfect.

I do need to add that in the true spirit of Christmas, cricket was followed by consuming plenty of cold ham, turkey and Christmas cake.  

A Blue Christmas........

It struck me as I was looking at some of my Christmas Day stash this morning that there seemed to be a predominant theme....what do you think? I have always been drawn to blues of all hues, navy, French, duck egg, sky, wedgewood, bright, dark - you name it! It just so happens that at this particular stage peacock is on the top of the pile  and it seemed like good inspiration to start a blog! So may I present Kelly Green the blog, inspired by my blue Christmas! ( please allow me some artistic license for my first post, as I realise that not all images are what you might technically call peacock blue!!)

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