Friday, June 29, 2012

The weekend.

Can't believe its been over a week since I last posted.  I would like to say that maybe it's because school holidays have started, or maybe it's because I am extra busy with work. I cant be quite sure, but I know I am feeling a little out of control with so many loose ends to tie up. Therefore, I am grateful to have the week end to consolidate and regroup. It 's going to be cold and miserable here so luckily for me a new delivery of books has turned up which will have me head down for a good few hours. 




I will be in good company with the lovely Grace Bonney and Deborah Needleman, so no need to worry. 
(Dodgy photos sorry!) 
I will also be reading this with pleasure, as it ust have been written with me in mind 


(another bad photo.....hello thumb!) 
In case you can't see the title of this book it says....
' A perfectly kept house is the sign of a misspent life' 
with the byline,
" how to live creatively with collections, clutter, work, kids, pets, art, etc,...and stop worrying about everything beling perfectly in its place" 



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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hot house heaven.

Yes, working on this job this morning, I can honestly say I am in heaven. There is nothing like a beautiful quality fabric in a densely woven linen to get the old heart pumping!
Celerie's Hot House Flowers raises the heart rate everytime...
Not sure if my iphone snap does it justice, but you get the idea! 


Peter Dunham's Fig Leaf has the same effect on me. 


It's something about all those leaves......it just brings out the greeny in me! 
Maybe I need to develop a mantra to calm my blood pressure when I deal with these fabrics. Surely all this excitement isn't good for ones health?   







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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Forgive me....

...for thinking about getting back into bed at 9.00am. Well, not just any bed. 


Particularly this one. Now can you understand? 
Mmmmmm.....all that blue and white. Pure heaven. 
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Ticked off.

I have ordered some classic ticking stripe to re-upholster my chairs at home. I am so excited as I have been wanting to revamp the whole room, but was not sure where to start! (this is always the way with my house.....I can tell a client exactly what I think, but when it comes to my own patch I am a quivering mess lacking confidence and desicion making skills!) 
Here's the pic that got the ball rolling.........


I love this room. It is so welcoming.  

Anyway I can't wait to get the chairs back. I have actually planned new curtains too. Ever since we have been in this house they have been plain calico. This was a good desicion at the time, as we had nothing on the windows and I had to put up something quickly. They still look good, but now is the time to thank them for their service and move on to something better and brighter! 
Here's a few pics  to get you excited about ticking too. 





It's funny how tastes change, fads come and go and here I am revisiting ticking.........again. Some things never go out of fashion. 
   



  
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shower Colour.

Good on you Martha Stewart for showing us that even when you are in the shower colour can reign supreme!  


What do you think? I can imagine going in there and pulling the curtains whilst I wallow about and not coming out until the house is quiet! 
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another arty solution.

I think idea of being able to buy ready made 'custom' produced art is genius. Most of us don't have the time, money and discerning taste to fill our houses with high end art, so being able to fill those gaps on the walls with fabulous pieces at great prices is too good to pass up. 
Cast your peepers on these, but make sure you go and have a look for yourself too! 






I have been back and forthing over ALL OF THEM and cant make up my mind. They are all sooooo good! Very tempted by his one.......



Thanks again for all the emails and comments that keep dripping in after my rant last week! 

: ) 



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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Face lift.

I couldn't wait to get a new stainless steel fridge. It wasn't going to be like the old white one......covered in timetables, magnets and receipts. I just dont like a cluttered fridge. Of course, when I make bold sweeping statements like this, I am bound to be eating them a short time later.........


How good does this look? 
The perfect way to hide all those annoying fingerprints stainless fridges show so well. 
In fact, it actually wouldn't matter what was under there would it? Old, new, white or gray.......
...it is the perfect face lift for your old or new fridge. 
(have a guess what I might be doing this week end....)  
On another note, as you can see I am back to my old self and off my high horse. No more contraversial posts for me ....well, not this week anyway! We have a long week end here, so in between doing a lot of catching up at home, putting photos on my fridge   and a bit of socializing, it will be fairly relaxing! 
Just realised I think its Friday today.......oh well. Good to know I have an extra day up my sleeve!   


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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thanks.

Thank you to all my lovely readers.......


These are for you! 
xx
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Moody blues.

I was going to post about something else today, however I am pleased that I have decided to use this picture instead. It is freezing here and the fires are roaring. I have been cooking and working, working and cooking all morning. I would love to be in this deep and dark, moody yet beautiful room. It is navy done so right, without a hint of chill. 

pinterest  

This soulful image may have saved me. Saved me from ranting and raving like a lunatic. Saved  me from telling you what is really on my mind.......saved me from telling how how frustrating it can be when everyone now is an expert in interior design. Saved me from telling you about my customers going direct to wholesalesers to undercut me, saved me from expressing my opinion about the wonderful www and  how now EVERYONE is apparently is doing interiors just cos they can access images and suppliers..........breathe, calm......back to the blue room. 
(or maybe to a padded one - dont worry I will feel better tomorrow and all these bad thoughts will have   come to nothing .......) 
I could write a book on this. Really I could.....there was always them and us.....customers and suppliers. now the line is blurred. We all love the web, but it can prove to be menacing. Pinterest too. I love to hate you. 
I like to buy clothes, but I dont want to be a fashion designer. I will leave it to the experts to do the hard work for me. Ah sometimes I long for the good ol' days when I knew that my time and experience in this industry counted for alot. I love having savvy clients but somedays, I do -  
I really do, know best!



  

  

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