Monday, January 31, 2011

My Bedroom

It's getting there, but I am super happy with my choice of quilt cover and of course my gorgeous cushion from the lovely Louise at Table Tonic. I wanted the room to be light and airy and I think I have achieved this.
The best thing about this quilt cover - I don't have to iron it yipee :)

Still a couple of things to work on (are we ever finished??) one being the lamps. You can see which ones I ended up getting and I will eventually cover the shades to a grey and white fabric of some sort. Also collecting some more bits and pieces to dress my side tables. I'm off to buy some flowers  for them today I think.

For now I am really happy and will be replicating this look in my new place even though I won't have my grey walls. 
What do you think?

all images myfirstlittleplace

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A little bit of news...

For the last 6 months I've been keeping a little bit of a secret which only a few of my friends knew but as I was able to tell my team at work today, I can finally share my news.

In one month time I will be packing up my first little place and moving! I have been offered a promotion with work and it involves a move to Cairns to take up the position. I am excited but I am filled with mixed emotions. The team I will be working up there are really great and it's a very good career move.

 My soon to be new hometown, not bad hey?

But naturally my fellow blogger's, what does this mean for my blog - My First Little Place?? After all, this blog all started because of the work I am doing on my first house. Does this blog now become redundant??
That would devastate me :(

Maybe I could rename my blog "My First Little Place - In Cairns"!!! 
Even though I will go back to renting (!!) being the interior design enthusiast I am, of course I am already planning on how to decorate my new place and what new pieces of furniture and homewares I can get to make it feel as homely and comfortable as possible.

So I hope that you will all stay with me to help get me through adjusting in my new destination, away from family and friends by still following my blog ... that will still be called My First Little Place!

Start counting down the days ...

images via yellowbrickblog, bottomoftheironingbasket

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Where I want to stay... Barcelona

I've been to Barcelona and love it, but I didn't get to stay here!! 
Maybe when I venture back there I will stay here, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Have you been to Barcelona? Would love to hear about it...

images via contemporist

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Room for today...

I've long admired this room. I like the simplicity of it.

images via shootfactory

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Fashionable Wednesday

As today is Australia Day, my fashionable Wednesday is dedicated to one very beautiful Aussie lady... Miranda Kerr! 

I don't think Miranda has impeccable style all the time but here are a few key looks that I really quite like on her.


Her best accessory - Orlando!!

 Looking great whilst preggers - nice blazer, slim jeans and great sunnies! 


Happy Australia Day xx

Monday, January 24, 2011

Excited by a quilt cover!!

Come on, I know most of you get excited by this too...!

I've been debating for months now what quilt cover I want for my bedroom! It's a hard decision. I had my eye on this quilt cover for awhile and it wasn't til I stayed at friends place recently (thanks Cheryl) that I saw she had it for her guest room. So after sleeping a night under this quilt I made my decision. But low and behold of course when you want something, you can't find it! Until today, I finally found it *sigh* 


 I love it because it looks cosy, still a bit casual yet still gives an element of a bit of glam. All I need now is either my Hermes blanket or a Missoni throw to go with it...

When I've got it all washed and then styled (of course), I will post pics to show you. 
Oh and I also got my new lamps so the bedroom is finally getting there...

images via sketch42, flourishdesign&style, ladolcevita

It's Monday already...

Hope you all have a wonderful week xx

image via escapade

Sunday, January 23, 2011

So random, but I love it

Are you a Ryan Gosling fan?? If you've seen The Notebook, there is no doubt you would be.

I've just come across this really random and somewhat very pointless tumblr that has entertained me on this Sunday evening. It's funny. It really is only funny for Ryan Gosling fans if you watch this first (thanks Aubrey Road) - click here and watch it all the way through I think there's 3 parts...

And now have a look at this tumblr - Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling.

He looks gorgeous here

Ha,ha cuddle city...

I love that he can laugh at himself and he is still so adorable, can't wait to see Blue Valentine.

Hey girl....

images via fuckyeah!ryangosling

Beautiful DIY

I've just come across this great lampshade idea over at Ruby Rhino in which she got from Living etc.

What a great idea particularly when you can't find what you're looking for but also when you don't want to pay big bucks for a beautiful lampshade!

images via rubyrhino

Saturday, January 22, 2011

So inspired... Michelle Adams

Michelle Adams living into dining space - love it! 
Simple, cute, livable and not overstyled!

images vis lonny

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Movie Love : Black Swan

Black Swan started today in Australia but I was lucky enough to view it last week. I love this film! Not only because of the ballet in it but because it's a good story and very well played out. It's a movie that keeps you on your toes - excuse the pun!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Fashionable Wednesday

Louis Vuitton does it again...

Spring Summer 2011

Freja Beha, Raquel Zimmermann and Kristen McMenamy (+ Marc Jacobs) shot by Steven Meisel

images via louisvuitton facebook

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Take me here now...

How gorgeous is this place?
It's an old habidashery in non other than.... Paris! Can it get any better?

images via adreamersden