|SHOPPING AT SUPA CENTA MOORE PARK
I was recently invited to shop at Supa Centa Moore Park. I have visited SCMP regularly over the years, sometimes just for a browse and a coffee and other times with a particular item in mind and it is always a nice time out.
|I have shared details of my shopping trip over at the SCMP blog if you would like to have a read and see some of the cool items I found during my visit, including the Cuban lady print (below) - isn't she great? Thanks for having me SCMP!|
Read here: Vivian from Ish & Chi shops SCMP
Monday, August 24, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
|WATERVIEW HOUSE KITCHEN
VIVIAN PANAGOS - INTERIOR DESIGN
Hello there! I am still in cyberspace - mainly checking in from time to time but mostly I am working on design projects away from the screen. Life is jam-packed at the moment but I wanted to pop by and share with you the 'final' photos of a project I worked on a while ago (four years ago now!).
You will have already seen the progress photos but just to re-cap: The Waterview House is a magnificent architecturally designed property overlooking the water and surrounded by bush. I worked with the family to select furnishings for the new home. This particular part of the project was to specify materials for a newly designed kitchen. I presented options for everything from the benchtop, cabinet and island materials, backsplash, wall paint, lighting and stools.
The inspiration for the colour palette were the architectural columns in the open living and dining spaces. You can see it in the photo below in the foreground - it has lovely red-brown and grey veining.
We selected white as the base colour for the kitchen. This included the base cabinets, benchtop, island stools and lighting. To soften the all-white look, we added a metallic backsplash which gives a lovely grey finish. The walls were painted a light grey and a beautiful antique oak wood veneer was selected for the kitchen island and bar. The veneer was laid horizontally in one continuous strip and has lovely veining throughout. We even added a playful touch to the kitchen with bright red bar stools.
If you would like assistance with your new kitchen project or home, feel free to contact me about my design services.
Friday, April 24, 2015
|MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS
It has been a while since I have put together a mini gift guide for you and today I'm joining a few other lovely bloggers to share with you our gift suggestions for Mother's Day.
Pulling together my selections for gift ideas that can be purchased locally, was enjoyable for me. As I hunted around, I discovered a few new (to me) stores and I have gathered a rather long wishlist now. Here are my top picks:
Brass Hanging Planter | Harklo (RRP $240)
Harklo is an Australian online store run by two long-time friends, Liss Gardiner and Sally Klopper. I was attracted to their brass and copper products, in particular this planter which would make a stunning feature in her home.
Knit, Vest and Boots | Country Road
I am pretty much sold on everything at Country Road at the moment and I personally would love anything from their fashion or homewares range. I selected this look from their latest collection because the pieces are very versatile and comfortable.
Connie Clutch | Constance Roe (RRP $65)
Hello, new (to me) store with the cutest clutches around! Constance Roe is Melbourne-based and their circle bags are adorable. For this gift selection, I chose the Connie Clutch in confetti print to help celebrate how wonderful our mums are.
Wishbone Bangle | Dinosaur Designs (RRP $75)
Dinosaur Designs is a long time favourite store of mine and I am often in here looking for gifts. The wishbone bangle made of resin comes in various colours so you could, perhaps, start a little collection for your mum?
Plantain Cushion | Kanuka (RRP $129)
This gift guide was meant to be Australian based but I could not resist sharing this New Zealand store that I came across. The banana print is a personal favourite and there are a few other tropical inspired cushion options in their online store to choose from.
POV Candle Holder | The Minimalist (RRP $79.90)
The clean lines of this simple but also bold candle holder will look amazing clustered together on a wall or as a single piece. There are a couple of table variations of this candle holder that are also available at The Minimalist website.
If you are looking for more gift inspiration, feel free to hop over and visit some of my favourite bloggers who have also shared their ideas for Mother's Day gifts: