Monday, November 29, 2010

Guest Post : Bright.Bazaar

I'm starting a new little series of guest posts. The best ting about blogging is to share information and ideas so I've asked some very talented bloggers to share with us what is their favourite chair design.


Hello! I'm Will from
Bright.Bazaar and it's a pleasure to be sharing my favourite chair design with you today.

My favourite chair studio is called James UK, which features a range of different styles and designs, from armchairs to sofas. When I celebrated my 21st birthday I was lucky enough to be given this rocker chair as a present and ever since then I've been a huge fan of James Harrison's work. The rocker chair is special to me because it's been a key piece of furniture through the various apartments I've lived in since graduating; it's timeless style and smooth lines are always welcoming. At the moment it's in the corner of my bedroom and I've dressed it up with a cashmere throw, which has made the a great spot for a cosy read of my favourite magazines.

Of James' current range, I'm drawn to the Alywn Compact Sofa because it's super stylish and sophisticated but at the same time the pop of colour in the buttons adds a splash of fun to the design. Plus, as I tend to live in small apartments it's pretty practical, too.

Be sure to check out all the designs in the James UK collection; it won't disappoint!

Thanks for having me over, Sarah.

images habitat, james uk

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy weekend....

I'm signing off for the week a little early.

I'm off for the weekend to see some friends who I miss so much.

I need a break and sometime away, so I'm doing just that. We are in for a good weekend and I'm going to have some FUN!!!

Hope you all have a simply divine weekend lovelies

images things she loves, capital kitchen, haute design, vanessa&valentine

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Fashionable Wednesday

I pray for the day we can bring J.Crew to Australia.

J.Crew SS11


Monday, November 22, 2010

Cosy Nook

What a great, very causal little nook in this kitchen.
Great for catching up with friends over a coffee or hanging our with the kids.
Also imagine it on an overcast rainy day, snuggled up with a book (or your laptop) and a glass of wine.

images inspired to share

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Beautiful DIY

I'm lacking inspiration lately in all areas, in particular for blogging :(

But I can't help thinking of this little beauty that Nicole (Sketch 42) did for her little Cookie's room. I love it, she's so creative taking something that is inexpensive and making it look like a million bucks.

From this Ikea Lack table

to this

How adorable does it look along with the ghost chair and the stripe rug

Nicole is an incedible artist with so much creativity, jealous... beautiful work.

To read more about the process, click here.

images sketch42, ikea

Friday, November 19, 2010

Furry Seating

How luxe is some fur on your seat...

images aubrey road, interiors porn, apt therapy, cococozy, mimi&meg, my fav my best

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Getting To Know Me

Thank you to lovely Amanda who is the lady behind Homely One. She has tagged me in the little "about me" blog game where I answer some questions about myself. I'm honoured, so here goes.

What's your favourite time of the day?
Well it's not actually the day, it's night! I'm a real night owl. My mind is the most active at night so I find creativity, inpsiration and ideas all come to fruition at this time. I also like calm and quiet of the night.

Where did you meet the love of your life?
Unfortunately, I'm yet to meet the love of my life :( Unlike so many of my fellow bloggers, I am single lady (cue Beyonce)! But I have this feeling that he won't be too far away. Trust me when I do meet him, I'll be letting everyone know!

What 3 words would your friends outside of blogging world use to describe you?
I had ask my friends Lisa and Sam about this so I could give you an accurate answer! Lisa's first words were caring, thoughtful and generous (I also liked the bubbly yet private, good combination for a blogger) and for Samuel it was kind, exacting and genuine.
(I encourage anyone if you haven't before, ask your friends this question. It's amazing how it makes you feel and is very interesting)

What country would you most like to visit and why?
There are still so many places I want to visit, it's hard to choose just one. But one I have been thinking about a lot lately is Brazil. Heading to Rio De Janeiro for Carnaval! Seems like a really intersting place to visit, culture, history and they seem to like having fun! Obrigado, my new Portugese word I learnt recently!

What is your favourite dish to cook?
Cook?? I don't really cook... It is my goal next year to practice my cooking. I don't say I can't cook because I don't really try often enough. But Pizza is my all time favourite food, from gourmet to pretty basic and I enjoy to make them. Does that count??

Salt or sugar?
Sugar! I'm a total sweet tooth, love, love lollies, chocolate... *sigh*

What are your must have make up or beauty items?
My GHD is my absolute #1, I have crazy frizzy poodle hair that must be tamed with my GHD. Apart from that I keep it pretty simple with my make-up really, as long as I have my eyelash curler, mascara and eyebrow pencil I can get on with my day feeling pretty good.

What are your favourite flowers and why?
I do love white roses, they are so gorgeous and elegant especially when in a big tight bunch. But I also love tulips, so simple and pretty.

What are your 2 worst vices... honestly?
Oooh ok... sarcasm! I tend to be a bit sarcastic at times but have learnt to watch it as some people don't get sarcasm and that's fair enough. But I've also been able to make some great friendships with people using sarcasm, using it in the right way can be a great ice breaker! What else... funnily enough this only applies to work, not my personal life. I have a tendency to over think things. The team quite often will hear me say "what does that mean" when going through my work emails!!

At what time of your life were you happiest and why?
Luckily so many times, but definitely when these 2 little ones were born. My niece, Ruby and my nephew, Charlie.

But I also have to say right now in my life I am overall the happiest I have been. Ok so I am yet to meet the love of my life but I have a wonderful family, amazing friends, a good job with a great company, new and exciting challenges for me next year. I have my health, my first little place, I get to meets lots of new and lovely people through my little blog...
I am happiest now.

It's fun to get to know our blog friends a little bit better so now I want to pass it onto these bloggy ladies and get to know them a bit better :

Vanessa at Vanessa and Valentine
Anna at Lona De Anna
Steph at Royal T Designs

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A little bit chic...

I die for this!

I can imagine wearing some gorgeous, chic 60's inspired dress at a sophisticated party, sipping on a martini while chatting to a handsome James Bond type man! Yes, I get all this from this snap shot of a picture... let the imagination go...

image brick house

Monday, November 15, 2010

Costume dilema Pt 2

Ok, so I know I might be boring you all with my costume dilema and it has nothing to do with interiors but you are all so creative so I value your feedback. Whilst I have had some positive feedback to Margot Tanenbaum I have decided to go in another direction!

What do you think?

Alice In Wonderland / Gwen Stafani / Harajuku Girls / "What You Waiting For" inspired!

I think this will look better on me than Margot (still not Gwen quality hello!) and it's kinda cute! I will be working more towards image 3 as it will be easier to adapt.

I'll let you know what it looks like in a couple of weeks :)

Happy Monday

Hope you all have a wonderful week xx

image scandanavian chic

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Blog Love

You know when you come across a blog that just clicks for you? Well I recently discovered a blog that does that for me.

Please pop over to Black Velvet Chair to meet lovely Samantha.

Costume dilema!

I have a fancy dress party coming up and I've been thinking about what I can dress up as. My first thought is Margot Tanenbaum. I love the Royal Tanenbaums and would love to dress up as her.

The problem is I have longer dark hair = find good blonde wig
I don't have a fur (faux of course) coat = no idea where I can get one in time
I don't have a Birkin = definitely ain't getting one of those!

It worked for Nicole Richie, it helps she already has the hair

How great do the Ronsons look dressed up as : Chas (Mark), Margot (Samantha) and Richie (Charlotte) for Harpers Bazaar

Oh what to do?

If you have any ideas of what else I can dress up as, please share with me...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A weekend spot in Canada

Even though the weather is beautiful and warm here today, I'd like to escape to this place. I'm really drawn to this space in Ontario, Canada.

It would be the perfect space to get away for a weekend when you need to unwind, have some time out to do some thinking or catching up on some reading and sleep.

I love white and I think this would make a fabulous weekender but I would have to throw some Missoni throws and cushions in here

I love the puppy sitting at the window looking at the horse thinking "what the....."!


images contemporist