I’ve got a weakness for candles. It’s no secret. And there’s just something special about the Palm Beach Collection candles…Perhaps it’s because I grew up going to Palm Beach as a kid and still get blown away by the beauty of that beach.
A few weeks ago I met Kirsten Walker, one half of Palm Beach Collection Candles and had a great time talking candles and scents!
The PBC stand at the recent trade fairs was hands down my favourite and it’s all due to the talented peeps at Manyara Home in Newport. They also styled the recent PBC photoshoot. Aren’t the images just gorgeous?!
Ok, confession, I didn’t actually buy this book, it was given to me at Shaynna’s Taubmans high tea I attended the other day. But it’s absolutely fab, lots of practical advice for homeowners looking to either engage an interior designer or to DIY decorate.
Highly recommend it! Buy it here.
Which would you prefer?
Lamp Available through Nest Designs – Cushion from The Brown Trading Co
Last year I searched high and low for these amazeballs diamond pendant lights. Seriously, are they not the coolest things you’ve ever seen!?
Well, Natasha from Fat Shack Vintage is offering one to a lucky reader! All you need to do is comment below telling us why you need a new light to shine bright like a diamond in your home!
The winner will be drawn at random on Monday April 29th.
I visited the Signature Prints warehouse/showroom last week and was lucky enough to watch their talented team printing some custom wallpapers while I was there. It is such a fascinating and special process. I could have stayed all day to watch! It is all done by hand, painstaking! Each piece that is screen printed needs to be aligned with the piece before it so that it’s a consistent print the whole way through, one millimetre can throw the whole thing out….. This peacock feather print is a custom colour for a little girl’s bedroom. Lucky her!
Online art retailer United Artworks are having a massive sale across their entire range with over 150 styles discounted to make way for new designs soon to arrive. For a strictly limited time they are offering followers of Nest a further 20% off any purchase, and that includes all new stock too! OMG amazing!
It’s a fantastic offer and a great opportunity to secure genuine hand painted art at really affordable prices. Enter the exclusive promotion code UNIART20 at the checkout. Sale ends in 7 days, so be quick!
AND, the fun doesn’t end there, one lucky blog reader can win this artwork priced at $399 (pictured above). All you need to do is name which is your favourite piece on the United Artworks website and post the name in the comments section below along with your name.
Last Thursday night I attended the Design Hunter’s first birthday. The Design Hunter is a gorgeous homewares and furniture store in Bronte run by Mel Bonney, a super talented interior stylist and designer. Her store is one of the most beautifully styled and merchandised I’ve seen in Sydney, Mel’s eye for design is just fab! If you’re in Sydney and haven’t found Mel’s store yet, it’s so worth a look.
How amazing was the cheese and fruit display…. YUM!
Mother’s Day is creeping up… Have you thought about what to buy mum? So many of my customers purchase these sweet ring dishes as gifts for friends or for their mother’s.. If I was a mum I think I’d like to receive one!
Last week I visited one of my agent’s showrooms – Ivy Lane Traders – and spotted these lovelies arranged on a bed. Couldn’t help but snatch this one below up for myself!
If you like them too, email me for pricing and purchase information!
Cushion or Earrings
Which would you prefer? I’m leaning towards the cushion!
A fortnight ago I met with a client who has renovated a gorgeous little apartment in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, she had done a fabulous job but when it came to the courtyard she was stuck for ideas so called me in. I will admit I don’t have much experience with courtyards but we both had some great ideas and now we are getting stuck into putting our plans into action. One thing we are definite on is a vertical garden.
These guys – City Forest – were featured on The Block a few weeks ago and look like they do a great job so hopefully we can get this vertical garden up and running in no time!
Have you ever installed a vertical garden before? Do you love it? Do you have any tips?!
Last week I visited the Emily Ziz Showroom in Paddington with a client who is completely gutting her apartment and starting from scratch! It’s going to be a fun project and my client has been watching Canadian interior designer Sarah Richardson’s TV show on Foxtel called Sarah’s House so she’s ready to take some risks and wants to have some fun with this apartment! In two hours we knocked over all the soft furnishings and wallpaper we need for the apartment.
We left exhausted and I think I know the entire fabric and wallpaper selection at Emily Ziz back to front but it was a really great way to see everything at once and put it altogether! We have selected some seriously cool wallpaper for the main bathroom that I just can’t keep a secret. This image below is actually a picture of Moroccan inspired tiles printed onto a vinyl wallpaper so we can hang it in the bathroom and it won’t warp or go mouldy! Isn’t that fabulous! I cannot wait until we start installing this project. I will be documenting the whole thing so I can share tips and tricks!