Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

photo by Karl Lagerfeld via This Is Glamorous

This is a bit of wow for new years eve, beautiful.

So 2009 has been an interesting year - few ups, few downs but overall not too bad! What will 2010 bring? Only time will tell.............

Wishing you all a very happy new year, bringing lots of beautiful things your way.

S xx

Monday, December 28, 2009

All moved in!

So I'm all moved into my first little place, one week tomorrow. Word of advice - if you work in retail, don't move house the week before Christmas!

So I broke a key rule that I learnt at design school, do your scaled drawings. When I placed all my furniture into the living space, it became very clear my furniture was too small and clearly I don't have enough seating. I'm so used to my old place that was so tiny, my furniture is now not in scale with the size of the room.

These are my temporary curtains in the background, such an interior statement - not so much. Undecided on what to put there though - curtains that are nice and soft or a nice clean simple rollerblind???

This table is clearly too small, it needs to be longer. But I love my piece of coral (Chrissy present my parents). This little tablescape is a work in progress.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Celebrity Home - Sarah Jessica Parker

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Whether any of us admit it or not, I think everyone is fascinated with how celebrities live and love to take a peak insode their homes. I have a huge collection of pics of celeb homes (yes, I know!!) and I will share with you over my blog. Any requests, let me know.

This is Sarah Jessica Parkers home in the Hamptons. I think it is so cute and so cozy. So different to the inner city New York style. I could definitely holiday in the hamptons here!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

My Bedroom Inspiration

images via Canadian House & Home, Pink Wallpaper,
Domino, Metropolitan Home, Design Inc

These are some of the images that have inspired my new bedroom. I guess I feel more confident in my scheme as my new bed was delivered yesterday which I went to see today and thank god it looks great. I was a bit nervous because the walls are grey and so is the bed, but they look good together. I can't wait to put it all together now.

Monday is official moving in day - finally. I'll post some more pics of the place when I have some things in there!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Beautiful Home - Bree Oliver

all images via Home Beautiful
This is my current inspiration. This is the beautiful home of Interior Designer and Stylist Bree Oliver of Oliver Interiors. I love it so much. Even though I have gone for different colours, I am so inspired by her overall style. Beautiful.......

On my house, carpets are down today and floorboards tomorrow - yippee :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My own little Bob The Builder

This is my little nephew Charlie, my own Bob the Builder. I had to post this pic beacuse we said to him we were going to my new house. As he has seen his Pa working there, he had to get his "noggles" (yes goggles!) and his saw. I think he decided he didn't need his hard hat!! How a 2 year old can figure this out I will never know.

Too cute.....

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bathroom Tiled

Finally the bathroom and toilet tiling has been done, just needs the grout. I'm really happy with it and loving my subway like tiles. I got all the tapware today and the vanity which is not exactly what I wanted but I'm happy with anyway.

The painting has also been finished so it's just flooring going down this week so hopefully move in day is either Sunday or Monday!