Friday 29 February 2008

Happy Weekend!!

Now isn't this one divine!!! Thanks Mrs Plain Jane for sending me the link to Backen Gillam Architects the clever people behind the design of this house above. You were definitely right thinking I would love this house! I hope everyone has a great weekend. Just a note to the many people who have been asking me about the chair I did in Ben's Nursery - I have just left a comment in the comment section of that post explaining the details. xxAnna

Thursday 28 February 2008

{Current} Favourite Things

These are a few of my {current} favourite things...

From Top: Nicky Hilton's Breakfast Room via Alkemie; Cutlery from Cath Kidston; Strawberry Napkins from Cath Kidston; Geometric Thank you Cards from Paula Prass; Homemade cupcakes from The Cupcake Company; Handbag from Pucci; Shoes from Miu Miu; Fifi Lapin Illustration; Vintage scarf from Posh Vintage.

Vintage Brass Chair

I recently acquired this little vintage brass circa 1950's Italian chair which I can't wait to restore and recover for the shop. After finally seeing this new fabric collection today which I have been waiting to see since it was released in the U.S. I am now finding it very hard to make my final decision on which one of these beautiful fabrics will be the one to make this little chair pretty again. I'll keep you posted on my decision!!

Wednesday 27 February 2008

Vintage Scarf Cushions

I love these vintage Gucci scarf cushions which were available at Posh Vintage (all sold out now) however, you could recreate these using any vintage scarf. Try Ebay for vintage scarves if you want to try to make some of these gorgeous cushions yourself!

New Charlotte Moss Book

I'm looking forward to the May release of the new Charlotte Moss Book "A Flair For Living". To pre-order your copy visit the Charlotte Moss website here...I'll definately be pre-ordering a copy for my library.

Tuesday 26 February 2008

New Look Update

Some new wallpaper freshly hung in our hallway at Black & Spiro last week. I'm hopeful to have some more images to show you of the new look at the shop within the next couple of weeks.

Fabrics @ Black & Spiro

If you love the fabrics in the image above and would like to see more we have the samples at Black & Spiro. It's a beautiful fabric collection and perfect for our Queensland lifestyle. Drop into the shop and ask the girls as they will be more than happy to show you through the complete range. Some of the designs are available in exterior grade!! If you live outside of Brisbane and can't get into the shop call us and we can arrange to send you some cuttings.


I stumbled across these gorgeous pictures over at Stylebubble a couple of days ago and had to share. Famous pieces of art merged with designer handbags...mmm scary but what a clever advertising concept!! Check them all out over at Prestigium but be careful as you might just desperately need to buy something....please don't blame me!!!!

The Ivy

I thought I'd show you a few scanned (sorry about the bad quality) images of The Ivy in Sydney a new venture by Hotelier Justin Hemmes. Obviously 1950's Palm Springs is the inspiration behind the project and doesn't it look like something you may have seen before? This work is by Hecker Phelan & Guthrie a renowned architectural firm in Melbourne. I say no more except I would like to visit The Ivy very soon - it looks great and I especially love the yellow & white dining space (first pic)!!

Monday 25 February 2008

A Modern Barn

I absolutely love this modern barn style house owned by actor Michael Keaton. The house is featured in the Feb/March issue of Western Interiors. Yet another white house to add to my ever expanding file of white houses I love!

Thanks to Far Out Brussel Sprout for the original link!

Sunday 24 February 2008

Today I Love...

I love this vintage French butterfly tag from Etsy seller Blue Bird Lane. I think it would be gorgeous framed and hung in a cluster on a wall with lots of other bits and pieces.

Friday 22 February 2008

Happy Weekend!!

This is where I WOULD be this weekend if I lived in one of those gorgeous dreamhouses I posted earlier in the week!! Have a great weekend and thanks for all the lovely comments this week...hearing from you all makes my day! See you next week!! xxAnna

Image - Architectural Digest

Thursday 21 February 2008

A Nursery For Baby Ben

I recently finished this little nursery for baby Ben. The brief from my client (Ben's mum) was "create something really simple and natural". This is what I created.

Wednesday 20 February 2008

Nantucket Dreamhouse!

Oh wow this could well be the one...the one I have been dreaming about my whole entire life!!

Images via Architectural Digest - Photographs by Durston Saylor

Or is this the one I have been longing for?? Either way I think I'll be dreaming for many, many, many more years to come!!!


Loving these Petit Pagoda tags from Etsy seller The Mayberry Sparrow!

Tuesday 19 February 2008

Soooo Pretty!!

Look at this gorgeous East Hampton cottage - white houses are always perfect in my opinion but they must have pretty gardens, trees and green grass surrounding them!!

Monday 18 February 2008

Fresh & Colourful

I love this fresh and colourful room which is on the cover of this month's Domino magazine. I can't wait for my copy to arrive. If this room is anything to go by it looks like it might be a great issue! I couldn't help noticing how similar the buttoned sofa in the picture is to my Lulu 2 seater sofa which I designed (based on an old style) a couple of years ago which we have custom made for clients @ Black & Spiro!

Pretty Children's Rooms

Cath Kidston Boat Wallpaper

Two pretty children's rooms via Living Etc. Love the wallpaper in the top room! It actually looks very Cath Kidston to me.

Sunday 17 February 2008

Kathryn Ireland's Californian Home

I absolutely loved seeing Kathryn Ireland's bright and colourful Spanish-style home over @ House Beautful's website. Her new Marrakesh fabric collection looks divine as above. Click HERE to see the full article. Oh and I just loved spotting her pink Smythson diary (top image) which is just like mine!! How fun!