Sunday, November 27, 2011

Inspiration for a Monday ...

And on this Sunday I'm feeling inspired by the Circus! 
I hope this brings you some inspiration and happiness for the week ahead ...

I'm headed off to Sydney for the week for my own circus work.
See you all when I get back 

images via google, ilvoelv

Thursday, November 24, 2011

So many chair options!

Some more inrpiration today, this time chairs! 
Choosing and occasional chair is a difficult decision but also one of the most fun. 
What are you getting it for? Just extra seating? 
A statement piece in a room? 
A design feature? 
A really comfy chair to curl up in an read a book {or blog from}?

Nice, simple clean lines you won't ever go wrong here
Oooh velvet, blue, buttoned.... nice
More velvet and in grey with lovely piping

Great, great leather chair
A different design option in leather
Classic Barcelona

Good old brown leather club chair

An updated cane chair - looks great with the Louis trunk

Well I hope that provided some inpsiration for you!

ps. have a great time in Paris Chez xx

images via ariannabelle, brynalexandra, decorpad, emmasdesignblog, everythingfabulous, goldandgray, interiorsporn, downandoutchic

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dining Room Inspiration

A friend is needing some dining table and chair inspiration 
so I thought we could take a look at some dining spaces.

Here we'll look at black dining tables ...

Hope this helps! 
I'll post some more later in the week.

images via apartmenttherapy, downandoutchic, fullhouse, houseandhome, onehour, rogerdavis, cocopearl

Inspiration for a Monday ...

Have a fabulous week 

images via flourishdesignandstyle, bellamumma

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Jenna Lyons Park Slope home on the market

So we're no strangers to Jenna Lyons Park Slope home! 
It's been featured in quite a few magazines and numerous blogs, including mine, you can see that here
Sadly now with her divorce etc the gorgeous Brooklyn townhouse is on the market for only $3.75 mil. 
I think {if I had the spare cash lying around} that's a bargain!

The home dates back to the 1880's and is 4,400 square feet. 
It's 4 stories plus a finished cellar, 7 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms.

Here are some more pictures that I haven't seen before.

Such a gorgeous facade with the glossy black doors

Entrance with  beautiful cornices and ceiling details that still capture the heritage of the home but aren't too fussy

The finished cellar has been converted into an entertaining space, check out that exposed brick wall

Beckett's bedroom is now looking a bit more mature but still has the yellow striped ceiling and dark wall. Love the Suzani on the bed!

Master bedroom with a floating bed in the middle, great idea and layout

The open ensuite with the claw foot bath and herrigbone floor

Terrace off the master bedroom, such a desirable thing to have in New York I'm sure

One of the 3.5 bathrooms in the home

We love this kitchen dining area don't we? My favourite part is that bay window with those chairs - perfection!

The buyers of this home will be very lucky! 
And I can't wait to see what she does with her next home :)

images via casasugar

Friday, November 18, 2011

Book Heaven

Look what the postman delivered to me today, just in time for the weekend !!!

The new book by designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard "Live, Love and Decorate"

And I have to say for a coffee table book addict collector like myself,
this is hitting very close to the number one spot of best design books.

It is really good. 

The cover features Tamara Mellon's home {and we know we all love her homes!!}. However there are many other great homes in here including celebs Sir Elton John, Cheryl Tiegs, Cher and Kid Rock.
It is a beautiful showcase of his work and a great insight to his signature style.

image via myfirstlittleplace

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Brendan Wong Design

Today all I want to do is share with you some of my favourite works by Australian Interior Designer Brendan Wong and his design firm, Brendan Wong Design

The man himself, Brendan Wong

images via brendanwong

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Beautiful Home - 1940's Sydney Bungalow

This family home was transformed from a cramped dark house into this breezy open home. 

So much to love about the living room - the cane chair, orginal fireplace, velvet sofa and Missoni cushions

The dining table gives great contrast to the Bentwood chairs

I love this master bedroom, it's so simple but for me has impact. The doors that open out to a private courtyard is divine. A very peaceful space.

Gorgeous little girls room that with definitely grow with her over time. Missoni butterfly cushions on the bed, so cute.

Perfect outside entertaining area. If you look to the bottom right of the pic is a very cool little cubby house for the kids with it's own alfresco dining area, too cute.

images via house&garden

Inspiration for a Monday ...

Have a gorgeous week everyone 

images via thestylesoup, everythingfabulous, gildandgrace, hautedesign