Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a


Hope you all have a glamorous night and the year ahead is all you wish for plus so much more


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Photo Heart

I can't believe I said I would do something and I actually did it!

This is my photo heart...

I chose the photo's with a lot of thought and there's still a couple I'm going to swap out, but it is either people who are really special to me or it has really captured a moment in time I loved and always want to remember.

It makes me feel youthful again too, you know when you were younger and you'd stick photo's all over your wall.

What do you think?

Now to finish dressing the rest of the room.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Photo Walls

I love this idea! What a fantastic way to share your photo's of all your loved ones or memories of your travels and experiences that has a more relaxed feel than frames.

This is my new project... if I ever finish it! (Have you noticed that about me yet??)

I want to do this in my spare room in a heart design.

My only question is you know when a room gets really hot especially in an upstairs bedroom, heat can cause the corners of photo's to curl or come away from the wall? Any ideas on how I can make them stick without actually having to glue them to the wall??

images via interiors porn, domino, interiors porn, things she loves

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support of my little blog. I am so grateful that you all take the time to read and follow my blog. I've met some wonderful friends through this and am continually inspired by you all.

Wishing you all a very


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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Fashionable Wednesday

I adore Nicole Richie, I think she is so cute and her style is fab. In order to celebrate her wedding held last weekend, I thought I would highlight Nicole for my Fashionable Wednesday.

There's so many images I could share, so let's call this Nicole part 1!!

I love her style whether it's casual running around town being a mum or attending events.

An oldie but I still think she looks great, purple is not an easy colour to pull off

Casual Chic - love this coat with her Birkin

Arriving in Australia - yeah this what I look like when I travel!!

She does denim shorts so well, love these looks for a casual summer day

Mummy Nicole Part 2 next week

Monday, December 20, 2010

Realistic Spaces

There's something I really like about these rooms and I think it's because they are "real" rooms! Good interiors can be so varied and I am more of a fan of not too styled rooms (however I do still appreciate them).

These spaces give me a feeling that people actually live in the spaces.

So cute, relaxed and bit girly. And if you look closely they are pretty much all Ikea pieces!
I heart you Ikea!

I love the combination of these pieces, the mirror, the table, the rug, the chair, built in bookcases...


images via down and out chic, the decorista, casasugar, bryn alexandra

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Celebrity Home - Pharrell Williams

This is the type of house I would expect Pharrell to have! Minimal, quirky art pieces and of course his LV/Murakami elements!

What do you think? Suitable for a musician/designer "kidult" hey?

images via selby

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A space to love!

Simply yet beautiful

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Guest Post : Lona de Anna

Hello Everyone,

I'm was very flattered and honoured when Sarah asked me to guest post on her blog...and put this question to me.

What is my favourite design of Chair...and why?

This was a not so hard question to answer when I really sat down and thought about being someone who embraces the old and new when it comes to furniture pieces and styles...I found it quite easy to narrow it down to just one particular style when it came to choosing my favourite design of chair.

I would most definitely have to say that my favourite design of chair would have to be the Wingback Chair.

To me this chair represents everything a chair should, style, comfort, detail, and diversity...they provided such a statement in any room...and no matter what style, colour or purpose of the room ...they fit right in..perfectly..and I would go as far as to say...they even "Make" the room.

I love that this particular design of chair has been given so many
different looks over the years considering the fact that it has been a furniture staple for families since they were introduced in the 18th Century, with their original intention being to keep the person sitting in them warm and comfortable by keeping out the drafts with their oversized arms and holding in heat with their tall backs and wing-like sides or to protect the delicate skin of gentrified ladies from the heat of a roaring fireplace."

Believe it or not earlier models were actually non-upholstered but later a modern version was created including overstuffed backs and lower arms that swing outwards for comfort...and now we cant seem to get enough of recreating yet another style or version of a wingback chair.

A few examples

French Style Wingback Chair

Louis Style Wingback Chair

Retro Style Wingback Chair

Modern Style Wingback Chair

Danish Style Wingback Chair

Tufted Traditional Style Wingback Chair

My personal and all time favourite version of a Wingback Chair would have to be the Tufted Leather Style Wingback Club Chair, in a gorgeous soft brown worn leather and finished with brass pressed studs...I don't own one of these gorgeous creatures just yet...and am still on the hunt for the perfect one!

Tufted Leather Style Wingback chair

Thank you so much Sarah for having me over, it was a fun little post to work on which now has me spending far too much time on Ebay searching for my dream Wingback Chair ; )

Warmest Regards, Anna x

Images Dale HD Inspirations, Decor Pad, Logitech Products.

Oprah Necklace

Thanks for your messages guys.
I will definitely show you the necklace when I get it.
I have to wait for it to arrive first!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oprah..ed out!!

But as promised and requested, I will give you a run down of how it all went!

So on Tuesday 14th Dec 2010, I attended the evening session of Oprah's Ultimate Australia Show. Was I excited? Yeah sure. I'm not a huge fan of Oprah's but like so many of us I have watched her for majority of my life (and she did introduce Nate to the world!) but I felt very lucky to win tickets, how does that happen. Apparently there were 350,000 people who voted for the tickets and I got them!

There were many rumours going around who was going to be her guests, but I was happy with the guests for our show. Bono was the first guest which was good. Next, as most of you would know was Hugh Jackman who injured himself as he flew in on a flying fox from the top of the Opera House. But like the true showman he is, the show went on and he really was adorable. Then there was Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, which I'm not so much a fan of and to be honest there's wasn't the best interview. It just didn't flow and it was boring! Then there was Olivia Newton-John.

We weren't allowed to take camera's in so I've only got some iPhone quality ones of what I could take photo's of, I'm sorry! Better than nothing though! Here we go....

So here's the really cheesy shot of me with my tickets and my purple wrist bands. There were 2 places you were allocated to sit the seated forecourt seats (us) and the monumental steps (the steps that lead up to the Opera House).

Fast forward to the day, walking through Circular Quay following the signs

We had to line up after 2:30pm and of course with 6,000 people the line up was huge but I was very impressed how fast the line moved. Once inside we received a little Oprah bag which had a bottle of water, poncho, blow up cushion and sunscreen (how thoughtful right!!)

And we have our seats, not too far from the stage which was good. We were seated by about 3:00pm and Oprah's Audience Manager was great and entertained us for about an hour. We had to do laughing and clapping and cheering so they could record for the show!

Even though we were told not to take photo's repeatedly, as the show was coming to an end people couldn't help it so I snapped this. We were sitting next to the camera rig which had the screen on it. Shot of the finale with Nicole, Keith Hugh, Olivia and Russell. I've got photo's of the stage with them on it but this looked better!

So these photo's I grabbed off smh as they had good close up shots that I thought would be good to share too...

I really like this photo of Oprah because it shows what she was like. As they paused for commercial breaks, Oprah would always stay on stage and would be primped with her hair and make-up but would continue to chat to her 6,000 audience. She was quite calming and relaxed.

Taping paused for about 15 minutes while Hugh went off with the paramedics.

But he came back out on stage and got Oprah to try Vegemite on a SAO biscut. And I was so happy he told her you don't put too much on because really that's why any non-Australians don't like Vegemite, they put too much on. She said she liked it, and you know what - I believe her!

The finale was great. The Qantas choir joined them on stage and Nicole, Keith, Hugh, Olivia and Russell all sang I Still Call Australia Home. And you know in that moment I really did feel that I am proud to be Australian and lucky to live in such a great country.

Overall I had fun! It was a once in a lifetime experience. I really felt that Oprah has fallen in love with Australia and think what she has done for Australia by visiting, doing 4 shows out of her visit and involving all the companies she did was a truly fantastic thing for Australia.

As Oprah said, everyone thinks Australia is too far to travel too, but once you get on the plane, watch a couple of movies, eat, play scrabble on your iPad... you're here!

Oh yes, your probably wondering what prizes there were. Well I was lucky enough to get a one-off white gold necklace shaped in an "O" and featuring seven diamonds incluing a rare pink Argyle diamond mined in Western Australia.

Thanks Oprah!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Over and out....

for the weekend that is!

My week has been exhausting and here's what the next few days hold for me...

tomorrow we celebrate my mum's birthday



It's our Christmas party which I am so looking forward to...


I'm jumping on a plane.....


Spend sometime with beautiful friends...

and then I'm off to see


I hope the weekend brings you lots of fabulousness too xox

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