Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
When I arrived home I was asked where I was planning to put it (I seem to have a plethora of similar tables already) and I replied that that was not the point. I've learnt that a found object always finds a home if you love it.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Axel Vervoordt (I love this guy):
Hopefully these images explain why I have not been able to buy an Australian design magazine all year because of what I term largely manufactured, characterless dwellings which require money but little imagination and have no sense of history. There, I've said it.
Images courtesy of this site.
Monday, October 12, 2009
And you'll never guess what was in the December section: Our boatshed, from a story that came out in the December 2008 issue of Australian Country Style, back when I was in the midst of my year-long blogging hiatus:
Very 'Christmassy' and yet somehow 'Australian' at the same time:
When I'm not so snowed under with work, I'll post some images from the magazine story itself.
Images courtesy of Australian Country Style
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but the paleness and those creased curtains speak to me:
I like the robust rusticity of this unit:
And even though I can't afford one, chandeliers capture my attention every time:
I love this green:
This dining room is not too shabby:
And I wouldn't say no to this bathroom:
I can't explain the pull that these pale washed-out linens and chipped painted surfaces have for me except to say that about ten years ago when I was going through a rough patch, I used to go to a bookshop and surreptitiously peruse a copy of the original 'Shabby Chic'. Before I could afford to buy it, when I needed to go to a happy place I'd hide in the corner and drink in the images and immediately feel better. Fortunately, my life took a turn for the better but the images I used to return to time and time again to have been etched into my memory.
Images courtey of "Shabby Chic Interiors: My Rooms, Treasures and Trinkets' by Rachel Ashwell