Friday, September 26, 2014
A year and a half ago David and I made the decision to have a destination wedding. Santorini was our dream location and ideal for two reasons - 1. My family in Australia was planning a trip to Greece this year which is where my parents were born and, 2. David's family who live in England would be able to take the short flight over to attend. We worked with local wedding planners and suppliers and the day was even more beautiful than we could have imagined. I will share photographs once we receive them and details of the day but in the meantime I wanted to share with you a few images from this beautiful island.
Can I tell you every corner and every stone laneway provided postcard images. The views of the Caldera and the sunsets are breathtaking. I was inspired by the whitewashed buildings on the mountain tops and the casual island way of life. I think I would like to retire here, sipping frappes all day and gazing at the ocean.
There is no better way of seeking creative inspiration than to explore new environments and Santorini didn't disappoint. The all white exteriors and interiors, minimal styling and that grecian blue combined with the bright pink of the bougainvillea inspire serenity and a laid back lifestyle and that to me sounds like a perfect way to live!
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
We are excited to welcome to the world our little boy Christopher who is the reason for the radio silence here. He is 6 weeks old and we think he is totally adorable.
Over the last few months we have been working on various projects around our home including his nursery room. We installed new skirting boards, chair rail and bedroom door and had this beautiful bespoke Florence Broadhurst wallpaper hung. Photos don't do the wallpaper justice I'm afraid. The metallic paper base picks up the morning light and it is such a joy to be in this space. The artwork, titled 'The Alchemist' is by Melbourne artist Carla Fletcher and the koala reminds me of a curled up newborn baby.
This room used to be the study and it was a very small room until we tore down a large and very old (and smelly) built-in wardrobe which opened up the space and gave us more room to play. We still have plans to sand and polish the floorboards and have an upholstered seat cover made for the window seat. Of course, Christopher will also leave his special mark on his room as he grows into it. We have mid-long term plans to either renovate our home and create a new, larger bedroom for Christopher or to move to a larger home for our growing family. Keeping this in mind I designed the room to be able to function as a home office again in the future and the finishes were selected to be versatile enough to convert to such a space when the time comes.
+ If you would like assistance putting together a room for your home, feel free to contact me about my design services.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
These photos were taken in Nice, a place I traveled to over Christmas and wish I could have stayed longer in. Still so beautiful in winter with the beach stretching for kilometres. It was also one of the best places I have found for shopping for both fashion and antiques. Do add Nice to your travel itinerary if you have the chance to.
+ Top and boots: Zara | Pants: ASOS Maternity | Coat: Vintage | Bag: Mimco
Monday, November 11, 2013
Please note: There has been an update to the dates of the exhibition. The event will open on 27 November at 6PM and continue on the 28-29 November as per the revised information above.
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