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salone del mobile 2014 ... the very best of

Deirdre Brennan - Thursday, May 08, 2014
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Detail Hermes Silk Fabric

As you can imagine, everyone is talking Milan and the Salone del Mobile Furniture Fair at this time of year.  My inbox is flooded with many versions of the pieces and the designers that have supposedly stolen the show. These are the pieces that stood out for me.

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Hermes Club Bar

The glamour of this drinks cabinet defies belief.


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Alexander McQueen Rug by the Rug Co

Wonderfully over the top ... as one would expect.
 

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Hermes Lighting

Never before have Hermes ventured into lighting but here it is, a small and perfect collection. 


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Philippe Starck Folding Chair

I simply love this chair for it's extremely slick take on a very casual piece of furniture ... not to mention the unimaginable quality of the tan leather.


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Brunello Cucinelli

So interesting, the number of fashion houses doing furniture and homewares.



Images: Wallpaper 

chinoiserie wallpaper past or present

Deirdre Brennan - Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Chinoiserie wallpaper has always had a very special place in my heart.  I love the delicate nature of the pattern ... almost a work of art.

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I do associate it with exotic rooms in rambling historic houses and castles.

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Chinoiserie wallpaper seems at home in any room of the house really.

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Whether traditional or a slightly more contemporary take on it .... it oozes character and looks divine in any colourway.

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Chinoiserie has a story to tell.

de gournay wallpaper is available through milgate, sydney

 

this week's neutral palette

Deirdre Brennan - Friday, July 06, 2012

 

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image: tumblr

I simply adore this bedhead .... it is a beautiful and elegant shape, classic, stylish and not over the top.  Quite often I do bedheads with bronze stud detail ..... it is simple and just enough detail. I do laugh when I see this style of woven wallpaper in showrooms ... I inherited a sitting room with this paper some 15 years ago when it was not so fashionable and paid a small fortune to have someone strip it off.  My husband does remind me of this on occasions when we come across it looking fabulous.  I am always clever enough not to point it out but do secretly love it now .... particularly when used like this.

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What can I say other than I am very much looking forward to the weekend .... lingering leisurely over my coffee rather than bolting it down in haste as I snatch a few moments to rewrite my list of things to do and places to go.  I do however, make sure my hasty coffee is always a particularly good one. I plan my route around Sydney based on known, tried and true cafe's both old and new. 

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Givenchy as always ... the colour, the detail, the cut .... pure elegance !!!

Have a restful weekend.

clever design for new baby

Deirdre Brennan - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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This caught my eye when running through some favourite blogs.  So often impending parents get caught up with the boy/girl baby dilemma when decorating the nursery for the new baby. 

For a start they are not babies for very long.  It can be a mistake to take the short term view and decorate a baby's room with lots of baby colours and pattern....all too soon you are faced with a redecorating exercise.  This gorgeous room above, to me is very clever......both now and for later.  It is also rather clever if the sex of the baby is not known at the time you are decorating.

What could be smarter than a palette of soft grey and white where you can then add the appropriate splash of colour as above or pinks and reds for a feminine touch.

This scheme will stand the test of time and for an older child simply add navy, red, orange or even charcoal and silver. 

I do love the horizontal stripe and these can be in any width.  It can be achieved by a painter, you painting or finding the stripe wallpaper you love.

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images: jessica comingore 


 

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