My Design World

a little inspiration from chanel during australian fashion week

Deirdre Brennan - Tuesday, May 08, 2012


As fabulous as many of the designs were during Australian Fashion Week .... and I am thinking Zimmerman and Toni Maticevski who I particularly admired, nothing came close to the sort of detailing that Chanel is famous for. 


images: go runway

I love these textures and fabrics and colours !! and just when I thought the beautiful shade of nude was on its way out. I love working with these gorgeous neutral shades for upholstery whether it be wools, flannels, mohair, linen or velvet ... and on whatever style or period of furniture.  

Antiques can be modernized and reinvented by upholstering in neutral textiles.

Natural and neutral tones for textiles and rugs work as a backdrop for the warmth of timber furniture, flooring and even subtle architectural detail.  These interiors being both harmonious and .... inviting to live in. 


A new shipment at Parterre Garden

Deirdre Brennan - Friday, February 10, 2012

I was very excited to receive news from Parterre of the new shipment from France and Belgium.

The showroom/shop has been completely refitted to showcase all the new pieces and I can't wait to see it all !!! Always looking magnificent....and such a temptation. 

I love the mix of larger, serious pieces of furniture and mirrors with small decorative vases and other exquisite collectables.


The Country Trader Extravaganza

Deirdre Brennan - Monday, December 05, 2011


What fabulous fun was had by all at The Country Trader Extravaganza.  Billed as the Greatest Show on Earth, it was all of that and more.  The Circus theme had everyone in the mood from the minute you entering the big top with all the entertainment that goes with it !!!!

In addition to the ever expanding collection of divine antique pieces....large and small, the massed Christmas decorations were breathtakingly beautiful and hard to resist. 

Very festive indeed....not to mention the most beautiful Christmas pudding I have ever tasted (very similar in flavour to the one I make but somehow twice as good when you haven't slaved over it yourself....or was it the accompanying Moet & Chandon!!!!)

Geoffrey Clark does nothing by halves....ever.



Subscribe by Email

Subscribe in a Reader

Recent Posts


cushions shells elegance restaurant chairs Milan Furniture Fair 2013 beach the white company london winter shell mirrors Summer retail design aalto vase thonet rustic kitchens Linen fabric pringle of scotland block arcade, melbourne plaid fabric sculpture Madrid hotels colours copenhagen louis ghost chair Chanel neutral colour palette London kitchen design design winter holidays chanel's little blacket jacket london design festival 2012 mykonos liberty london textured interiors christopher kane braids garance dore warm colour palette the conran shop etcetera chanel spring summer 2012 paul smith tolix hermes office organization angle poise lamps curtain tiebacks monochrome bathrooms milan furniture fair 2012 style milgate fabrics steidl 5 star hotels travel armchairs baby nursery jasper conran hotel montalembert chaise lounge collections karl lagerfield chinoiserie philippe starck London shops ett hem hotel italian designers weylandts bedrooms nomad Christmas Decorations mirrors timber interiors herbert ypma boutique hotels perfume London Fashion Week SS 2013 home office hotel 27 sydney fabric vintage style Paris kitchens de gournay wallpaper little black jacket bathroom rustic greige homewares fresh flowers wallpaper magazine sibella court givenchy haute couture 2012 blacksheep design baby sofas books Madrid chairs chinoiserie wallpaper salone del mobile 2012 mary katrantzou stationary industrial spring Margaret Howell trimmings and tiebacks neutral interiors autumn The Principal, Madrid antiques studioilse white interiors paint beach holidays rugs milan furniture fair diaries melbourne passementerie mercedes benz furniture bookcases salone de mobile 2014 Chanel SS 2015 maison diptyque candles bedheads lighting design tips UK house and garden soft furnishings colour restaurant design butterfly chair como hotel, melbourne milan furniture fair 2014 dark colours trims interior design baby's room hunter wellington boots fashion French Provincial antiques christian liaigre sartorialist madeline weinrib rustic interiors wallpaper brunello cucinelli events Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia hotel guest rooms alexandra golovanoff paint colours melbourne furniture store neutral fabrics jamie's italian winter home louis vuitton fall/winter 2012 hotel guestrooms ilse crawford christmas rustic style soho house paper passion storage hand-made designers guild bedlinen photography mulberry leather and fashion le creuset architecture styling furniture pure interiors heritage interiors georg jensen natural fabrics


    Something else?

    1. Beach House Inspiration ... with a touch of black and white Deirdre Brennan 06-Jan-2016
    2. rustic kitchens with style Deirdre Brennan 12-Jul-2015
    3. Latest Stylish Hotel Design in Madrid Deirdre Brennan 23-Jun-2015
    4. winter whites .. the warmth of white interiors Deirdre Brennan 10-Jun-2015
    5. le marianne, paris ... boutique hotel style Deirdre Brennan 01-Feb-2015
    6. beach houses .. currumbin .. my edit 2014/15 Deirdre Brennan 18-Jan-2015
    7. christmas in paris .. Deirdre Brennan 22-Dec-2014
    8. London Christmas .. a glimpse .. No 4 Deirdre Brennan 21-Dec-2014
    9. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 3 Deirdre Brennan 19-Dec-2014
    10. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 2 Deirdre Brennan 17-Dec-2014

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...