Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My favorite pics from May Elle Decor

 There is nothing better than flicking through a new issue of a magazine. I always eagerly look for the pictures that catch my attention. Here are my favorite pics from the latest issue of Elle Decor.
(The artwork above is amazing!)

 What a beautiful classic bedroom with modern touches. Love the blue and red throw on the end of the bed and the x-side tables. The complete look is yum.

 A huge library I just couldn't resist. The pops of colour keep the room interesting.
 If there was a trend that I would pick this session it would be bold bright colours. I have seen it on the runway and it has also been translated into home decor. The colours in this picture are gorgeous.

 Simple classy and stunning.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

2011 Australain Interior Design Awards- My Shortlist

I am always eager to find out the shortlist for the Australian Interior Design awards. It is a great way to find new upcoming designers and check out my favorite existing designers. My favorite this year was the Carriagehouse designed by Hare + Klein. I also featured their work last year as one of my favorites here. They have designed and decorated several homes that are just gorgeous and I always look forward to seeing their new work.

Images via Here photography by Jenni Hare

My second favorite home is completely different to the Carriage house above, but I love its sophistication. The harbour Penthouse was designed by David Hicks and I have also featured his work several times on my blog. I was hoping to feature some new upcoming designers but I cant deny these fabulous designers of their well deserved title.

Images Here photography by Shannon McGrath

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Sofa + Inspiration

My husband and I have been on the hunt for the perfect light neutral sofa for a while now and despite my original plans to come home with a light fresh cream sofa, we went out an purchased this one. Its quite the opposite from my original plan, instead we opted for this masculine brown leather sofa with loads of character. Don't know how that happened there! I must have been a little Nate Berkus inspired.

 I have loved this chair featured on the Nate Berkus Show set for a while now, there is just something about a beautifully aged leather chair. It has lots of character and is very homely to me.

 Here is it is again in its full glory. 

 So to take my idea little further I went on the hunt for some rooms that I could get some inspiration from. I love the details on the sofa above and the room is very simple and classic. The room is gorgeous but it is a little dark for me so I would have to think of a way to lighten it up.

 This room has a similar feel but it is slightly more rustic. However, it does have some lighter details like which I like. But I think I need a little more glam with a more polished feel.

 This room is definitely getting closer.

But this room is almost spot on! I wish I could see more of it. I love the cushion combo and the little details like the candle, books and the polished stainless steel lamp. The black and white prints in the background add a more modern feel to this room and I love the warmth that this room seems to have. It is very masculine yet chic and I could definitely re-create this look in my own home. I would probably add a few more feminine touches though.

Here is a pic of the rest of the living space. 

What do you think?  
I would love to hear you thoughs and ideas.

Images Via Nate Berkus and David Lawrence

Friday, April 1, 2011

We are thinking of staying here..

 I have been planning the final touches of our trip to America in August and I am getting more and more excited everyday. The weather is getting colder and colder here in Melbourne and an escape in the middle of winter will be a perfect break. For the New York part of the trip I am thinking of staying here. It is the Eventi which is a Kimpton hotel and we stayed there last year when my husband and I got married in NYC. I think it will be the perfect place to re-visit and celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. I wish I was staying in this marvelous suite.

Images via Eventi website.
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