Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hotel Palisade

On our last trip to Sydney, we stopped in at Hotel Palisade at The Rocks. It's been recently restored with lovely interiors by Sibella Court:

Some favourites on the menu were the Cauliflower Mac n Cheese, and the Soup and Toastie:

This review on the AGFG website terms it the most beautiful pub in Sydney, and with touches like this I wouldn't disagree:

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Op Shop Hang

Recently we've heard via Vogue Living about the 'Halcyon Hang' at the beautiful Halcyon House at Cabarita on the NSW North Coast:

Images via Vogue Living

Also, the salon hang at Kate Spade's SoHo store is widely envied:

I've been having a go myself, using a selection of artworks found at op shops, combined with postcards I've framed. This group consists of water-themed artworks, such as a palm tree made from sea urchin spines, a John Derian anchor, a card from Navy in Manhattan, and covers from Penguin books, The Compleat Angler and Brighton Rock:

In a bedroom, I've hung a selection of paintings and prints of ships and boats:

In the image below are four random prints which seem to fit together well:

And, finally, a group of prints and paintings linked by the colour blue:

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