Friday, 29 January 2010

Kathryn Ireland Book Signing at Black & Spiro

I am so thrilled to announce that U.S. Interior Designer Kathryn Ireland will be doing a book signing for the launch of her beautiful new book, Kathryn M. Ireland Creating a Home, at Black & Spiro on Monday 8th February, 2010 at 12 noon.

I am extending an invitation to all my blog readers, clients and friends to attend this very exciting event here at Black & Spiro.

Please email me for further details if required.

We look forward to seeing you. Everyone is welcome.

Black and Spiro
768 Brunswick Street
New Farm Qld 4005
Ph - 07 3254 3000

Image 1 & 2 via cote de texas, Image 3 via Kathryn Ireland

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Big & Bold in 2010

Sonia Arriola's report on this years Maison et Objet in Paris reveals that a trend for large scale prints, bold colour pairings, denim blue, and neutrals that shimmer will be all the rage in 2010. I loved this image she shared on her flickr of some curtains hanging in the Dedar showroom in Paris...the fabric was apparently created to represent a digital print. To me they even look a bit ikatish!

Image - Katherine Kostreva

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Happy Australia Day!

To me today is all about being with family and friends {near somewhere to swim!!} and being so grateful for this wonderful place we live in.

Oh, and every single time I hear THIS SONG and THIS SONG I get goose bumps all over...

image 1 - Francois Hallard, Image 2 - Christine Rudolph

Monday, 25 January 2010

A Lovely Bathroom

I've been looking through my saved bathroom images for some inspiration for an upcoming project and this one which was featured in a recent edition of Living Etc. which Kelly posted late last year keeps jumping out at me. I adore the frilling detail on the black and white stripe curtain and of course the all-white colour palette is divine!

Friday, 22 January 2010

Friday Flowers

I certainly can't take the credit for these beautiful floral arrangement however, I had to share them with you. They are by the very talented Simone Gooch from Fjura Florist in Sydney.

Happy Weekend. See you next week.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Loving Catherine's Aqua Kitchen

Wow, I totally love this aqua kitchen which my friend Catherine Shields designed for the Seafarers Beach Cottages she recently renovated. I believe you can rent these gorgeous beach houses for a holiday. Check out Catherine's blog, In My House for further details...

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

More Stuart Membery Photos

I love the lattice wall he has created above which he has then layered with some of his beautiful furniture pieces.

I absolutley loved this idea for a dog's bowl above. Stuart has used a beautiful clam shell which is secured onto his deck next to a tap to fill it gorgeous...obviously his 2 beautiful Golden Retrievers think so too!

It was so hot the day we were there {even though his property gets the most wonderful breezes}...all I wanted to do was jump into his divine pool clothes and looked so enticing!

Here are some more photos of Stuart Membery's home which we had the pleasure of visiting just before Christmas. I will be sure to share some more photos with you tomorrow!

All images - Anna Spiro

Monday, 18 January 2010

I'm Back!!

Hello!! I am thrilled to be back after what seems like a very long hiatus! Whilst away from the blog, I have had a wonderful Summer holiday with my family and I have also been busily working on all the wonderful things we have in store for Black & Spiro in 2010.

One very exciting bit of news which I will share with you is that just a few days before Christmas I visited Stuart Membery in Indonesia. We went to his beautiful home and viewed his amazing furniture which we are bringing a container load of into Australia...due to arrive here in a few months time.

It was an absolute delight meeting Stuart and being able to visit his home was a very exciting experience.

Not only will we be receiving lots of Stuart's wonderful pieces, we have sourced some beautiful, unique accessory pieces including lots of lovely woven trays, baskets etc. which will be coming on the container as well so do stay tuned!!

I will share a few photos of Stuart's home this week here on the blog. You may spot some of the furniture pieces in the photos which we are going to be stocking here at Black & Spiro so if anyone is interested in any piece they see, just let me know.

It's great to be back and I can't wait to share with you everything we have in store for this very exciting year ahead!!
Image - Anna Spiro - Stuart Membery's pool area