I feel each works equally well in either a contemporary or classic setting. The gorgeous french wool basket lampshade at top, is from The Country Trader just around the corner. Parterre is in very good company.
As they suggest, pop in with sand between your toes or slip into your Gucci loafers, it doesn’t get much more chilled than this. The setting … divine, and the venue … oh so stylish. This is Sydney living at its best.
Not sure how one would describe the design concept … nautical … beach club with a touch of the luscious tropics … it just works !!
For a similar treat a little further afield visit The Boathouse Palm Beach … same cute concept, same clever operators.
Vivid Sydney … the lights, the colour, the atmosphere and the frivolity … it’s magical !!!
I was spoilt for choice this week not knowing which to look at first … the Vogue blog covering Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia or the Vogue Living report each day from the Milan Furniture Fair.
I was definitely more interested in Fashion Week’s Street Style than endless images from the catwalk !
Meanwhile in Milan, my favourites included Missoni (top photo) combining daisies and its traditional zigzag (only seen on the ottoman on the left) and above, the fabulous brights from designer Paola Lenti.
It was all happening at Carriageworks in Sydney … what a fabulous venue for Fashion Week (yes, with the exception of the parking).
More of Paola Lenti’s collection ‘In the Key of Colour‘. The furniture is available through Dedece, Sydney.
Paola Lenti chose this fabulous Franciscan Monastery, complete with orchard and gardens, for the showing of their collection in Milan.
I have such fond memories of my marimekko curtains and bedspread, back in the day … it was the 70’s of course. They were fabulous shades of bright green with large orange tulips. The look extended to green heart sheets and a gorgeous white peacock bedhead … all put together by my very stylish mother.
Brisbane was all the richer for Joy de Gruchy and The Craftsman’s Market, a design studio that stocked Marimekko and put Brisbane on the map. I have adored Marimekko in a nostalgic sort of way ever since.
How exciting to have our own Marimekko in Sydney … looking resplendent in the wonderful store in King Street. The colour is breathtaking and the space full of light !! Bolts of signature marimekko fabric, fashion and homewares.
I couldn’t help but pass on my source for peacock bedheads to complete the picture … The Family Love Tree.
Love the red berries with the front door colour.
Interesting wreath .. and with the stone shades surrounding.
The warmth of the gold tones.
Oh so elegant.
Why not have some fun !!
Seasonal Concepts … a treasure trove of antiques and old wares for the home, garden and garage … whether decorative or industrial. You just never know what you will find … no wonder it is so popular as a source for film shoots, fashion shoots, window displays and film productions.
Buckets and jugs of fresh and exotic flowers are for sale daily, somehow bringing this wonderful old building to life.
Browse the Seasonal Concepts website for images of fabulously stylish events and weddings put together by this talented team.
Recently I was faced with the task/fun of finding gorgeous bits and pieces to turn a recently refurbished country cottage into a ‘home’. As pleased as I was with the initial result … it still lacked something.
I had a flash and remembered the Country Trader … normally known for stylish furniture both old and new. They now have lots and lots of interesting glassware, silver, tortoiseshell, baskets and candles … affordable accessories for the home and table.
Just as you walk in it resembles a fabulous bazaar. I was thrilled to find decorative jugs, platters and baskets for the kitchen … in particular, I loved the vintage linen napkins. For the coffee table and bookshelves I fell upon lovely old sets of books, rustic tins and candlesticks.
With everything now in place, I must say the cottage is looking much less like a house and more a home … full of character and interest. It was a lot of fun searching for and eventually finding just the right pieces !!