Monday, 28 September 2009

Ormiston House Sneak Peek








I thought I would share a few photos of a job I have been working on lately for some very lovely clients at Ormiston. It's quite a funny story actually. When Brad, Harry and I lived at Ormiston a few years ago this house was one we used to drive past and comment on. The gardens were always so beautifully kept and the house was picture-perfect. I was thrilled when I arrived at the front door earlier this year at my first appointment with the clients to walk inside and see the house we had long admired and to be asked to be involved with the renovation and update of the home.

I helped the clients with the concept for the kitchen. One of my favourite things in the kitchen is the 3 vintage light fittings we found for above the island bench. I took them to one of my little vintage lighting haunts and we spent a good half hour there looking for the perfect lights. Two of the lights match and the third is slightly different. The clients were a little unsure of this at first but after my re-assurance they were happy to go with them. When I visited them at the house last week they couldn't have been happier with the lights. I actually love the size of them. Being smaller they don't dominate the kitchen which I really like.

We installed some of the furniture last week including their old sofas which we recovered in a plain pale blue linen with contrast white piping. The two Antique French gilt chairs I found for them and had covered in a beautiful pale blue and white stripe fabric to work with the blue/white/taupe floral fabric we selected for the scatter cushions. We are still working on a few more pieces of furniture including barstools, dining chairs, lamps etc.

Once we have completed the house in a few months we will be photographing it for our Black & Spiro website. I'll be sure to let you know once it is up on the portfolio page.




Oh, and look at the beautiful afternoon tea my client had prepared for me when I arrived to install the furniture. So lovely!!


34 comments:

Kellie Collis said...

Such stunning fabrics Anna! Welcome back, hope you had a fabulous break. Kellie x.

Beach Vintage said...

Oh Anna, I adore that blue sofa, and that kitchen is what a call a 'real' kitchen, I love it, it's HUGE! Welcome back from your trip.

Rose Potter said...

Absolutely devine!

Cote de Texas said...

Oh Anna - it's so lovely! so so lovely! just like you!!! I love the pillows !! and the chair fabric especially - but the kitchen is gorgeous - a dream!!!!

Congratulations!!!
Joni

London Calling said...

Lovely. In every way.

Karena said...

I am so excited to find pendants for my kitchen. I think they will truly transform it!

brismod said...

It's just lovely. Those pendant lights look stunning above the island bench.

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

All so lovely! I have chosen the white brick tiles for my reno. They look so wonderful in that glorious kitchen. I loved and used these years ago in my first house but had forgotten about them until I saw some of your work. I have 15m of them waiting in the garage as I write!!
Thank you for your inspiration!
Irene x

Shell Sherree said...

Those lights are sublime, Anna ~ beautiful!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Looks beautiful Anna, Lovely job!
Hayley

A Pretty Trip said...

Love those pendant lights! And that afternoon tea is delightful.

Emma @ White and Wander said...

Looks just lovely Anna, can't wait for some more shots xx

Diane James Home said...

My dream kitchen - how lucky you are to work with such beautiful interiors.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Gorgeous, I love all the fabrics. So well done as always!

Kate Paradis said...

That kitchen is delicious!

Becky Brocato said...

so beautiful! I LOVE the kitchen!

Kimberlee said...

Just delicious! Definitely signature spiro style, love it x

Lylah Ledner said...

truly a dream kitchen!

Michelle said...

Just stunning! Lighting really is everthing isn't it?

Best,
Michelle

Urban Flea said...

I love that blue ticking fabric... gorgeous as always my dear!

xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Anna, its absolutely lovely - you must love getting up in the morning and going to work on jobs like this. Everything looks wonderful, i love their kitchen! Mel xx

style chronicle said...

Lovely work, Anna! So crisp and clean. And so nice that your clients provide tea.

VictoriaArt said...

It looks so you! You have that special touch, can't wait to see the 'finished' product...

Good speed ahead!

Victoria

julie K. said...

Anna,
It's all so dreamy. Lovely work.

annechovie said...

You have outdone yourself once again, Anna. That kitchen is a dream and I cannot wait to see the full photo-shoot! XO

julia said...

One day, when I'm all grown up (ha) I want that kitchen.

Swish and Swanky said...

Absolutely beautiful home Anna! I just love the blue linen sofas so much.

x Amanda

Swish and Swanky said...

Absolutely beautiful home Anna! I just love the blue linen sofas so much.

x Amanda

Sweet Jane said...

I think this kitchen might have just become my DREAM kitchen! Absolutely beautiful!!

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks you all for your lovely and encouraging comments!
xo
Anna

The Princess & The Pea said...

The single chair with the striped blue fabric is wonderful!

Nicole said...

Simply beautiful.

Corrie said...

gorgeous! I love it! my kind of kitchen! so many kitchens now are white shiny and lack warmth but that is definitely warm and inviting!

Corrie:)

ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE CREATIVE... said...

I wouldn't change anything in this great kitchen!! I love it all, can I have it pls??