Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nursery (progress)

Goodness, it has been a while. Hello and I hope you are well!

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.
Some pieces you will recognise from Robbie's old bedroom. The chest of drawers doubles as a change table again and Robbie has 'lent' Christopher a couple of his toys. I'm on the hunt for a new lamp and some more special items to personalise his room. There's no hurry to 'complete' the room though. It works just fine for us as it is and for now I am spending my days enjoying time with my boys.

+ If you would like assistance putting together a room for your home, feel free to contact me about my design services.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


March. Not sure how that happened but time has passed by far more quickly that I thought. I have been telling friends that I have been in hibernation. Taking time off to gather my thoughts before I tackle the year ahead. We are well into the year now though.
The last few months have involved travel, wedding planning and the announcement of our baby due in June. It has also been a time of personal milestones, one being that this blog is now 5 years old (can I consider my time away as 'long service leave'??) and another that I have completed my studies in interior design. The final exhibition was beautiful and I'm proud of everyone who worked so hard on the project and thank you to everyone who visited.

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.

I'm still easing myself back into this world again and will be back when I have more to share. In the meantime, I wanted to say 'hello' and not to worry. All is really good here and hope you are well too x

+ Top and boots: Zara  |  Pants: ASOS Maternity  |  Coat: Vintage  |  Bag: Mimco

Monday, November 11, 2013

STRATUM Exhibition Opening Night: You are invited!

This event has been a year in the making and you are invited to attend. It also marks the end of four (very hard and long) years of study and the start of new beginnings. I would love to see you there!

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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

CAMILLA for Designer Rugs Launch

Last month I attended the Camilla for Designer Rugs launch. A few weeks have rolled on since the event but I'm still blown away by the colour and pattern of the collection. I could not have imagined anything else though! Everything was styled to perfection.
In case you missed it I interviewed Camilla Franks and asked her a few questions about her collaboration with Designer Rugs. You can read it here.







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