Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thanks to those who've commented or emailed regarding places to see whilst in Singapore. 
Tomorrow I'm off and I'm just a little bit excited!

As I'm going for work, I think I might just be a little bit busy (lol) but I hope I have a chance
to pop in and post. And perhaps also update with the quite possibly large amount of photo's I'm sure to take!

If not see you in a couple of weeks


Million Dollar Decorator - Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Based : Los Angeles
Studied : This very successful interior designer to the stars never actually studied interior design, he is self trained. Love that!
Interesting : Has an impressive celebrity client list including Sharon and Ozzie Osbourne, Cheryl Tiegs, Cher, Elton John, Eva Mendes and Tamara Mellon.
Design Style :  Sophisticated, comfortable, eclectic and in any and all periods.

Why he loves what he does :
"It’s the freedom to be creative every day. To be lucky enough to do a job I adore, to interact with fascinating people on a daily basis and to shop the world for the most beautiful objects. Truly, I am so fulfilled and lucky that the universe has blessed me with the talent and is allowing me to live my dreams"

images via martynlbullarddesign

Monday, September 19, 2011


On Sunday I'm heading off to Singapore for work for 2 weeks {I know I'm a bit lucky right}. 
I've never been to Singapore before so if you have any suggestions on where to visit, eat or shop - clothing and homewares, I'd love to hear all about it.

The only guarantee for me at this point in Singapore is this ...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bathroom Design

For those design lovers out there, I think you'd agree that Sarah Richardson is one fabulous designer. 
I personally adore pretty much everything she does. She has an amazing eye, incorporates beautiful fabrics, reinvents great furniture pieces and has an overall great attention to detail. 

Below is the bathroom she did for the first series of Sarah House where she purchased, gutted and completely renovated a house. 
I am in love with this bathroom, I think it is just divine.

Let's start at the vanity. She hasn't used traditional bathroom vanity furniture, she had this custom made. She's added the taller section for extra storage and then placed the make-up vanity on the other side. It works really well and has a unique {dare I say expensive} look. 
The darker contrast of the vanity also gives it a beautiful contrast to the crisp, fresh and light colour palette.

{left side} What you can't see in this picture is that this sits right next to the toilet, you wouldn't think so would you?
What a lovely idea, if you have the room to put a small side table with floor length mirror behind it. 
They serve function but also a lovely little vignette, something which at times can be forgotten in a space such as the bathroom.

{right side & below}Tiles -  in the shower are a beautiful glass mosaic used only on the main wall and then she's carried it through in a single line through the white tiles throughout the rest of the shower. 
The same mosaics have been used on the outside of the shower also, which is a great concept.

The floors on the tile are also not short of detail. 
Sarah has gone for a large rectangular tile on the floor and framed out each tile at the ends in a tile that is smaller and in a darker shade. 

The tub is gorgeous and sits so perfectly in this space. 
Behind the tub, Sarah has used drapes, again not a very traditional concept in a bathroom but I love it. 
It brings in so much to the space - colour, texture and an element of luxury.

My opinion is t hat she has created a space that you would want to spend a lot of time in. And it's not a bathroom you would find in too many homes. 

It definitely has the Sarah Richardson signature.

images via sarahrichardsondesign

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A room to love today ...

So much I love about this room today!

Seriously there's nothing I don't like or would need to remove! But if I had to pick one thing in this room that draws my eye first it would have to be that wallpaper... love!

image via everything fabulous

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Million Dollar Decorator - Mary McDonald

I have another favourite tv show that has just started here in Australia, Million Dollar Decorators! It features many of my favourite designers, I'm in heaven. We always get to see their spaces, but usually don't get to see them at work - now we do!

So I thought over the coming weeks, we can have a look at the designers featured in the show. Today is :

Mary McDonald

Based : Los Angeles
Studied : Parsons School of Design
Interesting : Started out as a milliner
Design Style : Old-fashioned elegance with a modern sensibility. Combination bold patterns, Chinoiserie and Indian influences with contemporary lines.

images via marymcdonald

Monday, September 5, 2011

French Doors

I love french doors in the bedroom, they're so lovely and provide such an elegant feel to a bedroom.

images via cocopearl, vtinteriors, tabletonic, styleathome, onehour, niceroom, elledecor