Monday, March 31, 2008
I couldn't resist posting this absolutely perfect image of a french/shabby chic style bathroom. I'm so in love with it I can barely speak.
Country French Antiques is one of my very favourite blogs and the author Shawn never ever fails to inspire me on a regular basis. Today she has featured a post on some incredibly beautiful images of her (and now my) current favourite french interiors.
You must skoot over there and enjoy!
In this image I love the luxurious bedding, round pillows and chandelier sconces. The She Sheridan range is made for royalty featuring 1000 thread counts and retails for a few thousand dollars. I wonder, have any of you ever slept in such luxury? I can only imagine how incredible it must feel.
Alas this is my beautiful brand new duck egg blue 350 thread count sheet set by Mercer and Reid. I personally feel like royalty sleeping on this silky soft bed linen and the colour is perfect.
Of course this is my dream bedding and probably a near future purchase lol - Ralph Lauren's Villandry Highfields. Just beautiful!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
76 yr old Joan Pool has spent the last 2 years decorating entirely with roses - artificial ones!
All I can say is poor hubby! lol
(images via realestate.com)
I also wanted to briefly make mention of a lovely Yum Cha brunch my family and I went to this morning to celebrate my sister Sarah's birthday. The kids and I had a great time, thank you sista! :)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The Sydney royal easter show happens annually around the two weeks of easter and is run by the Australian agricultural society. This is a time for people from the city to the country to showcase their animals, arts and crafts and compete for top honours.
The following pics are just some of my favourite entries this year...
Unfortunately the downside to my day was that I missed out on buying this! ^^ Boo Hoo :(
'Inspired by her sojourns to France, a self-proclaimed "mademoiselle wannabe" transforms a forgotten California bedroom into the chic Parisian atelier of her dreams' - and mine!
Pamela Blackwell enlisted the talents of Linda McFalone and Laura Ziffer of lulu Pom in Los Gatos and together the three women turned a blah extra room into a posh hideaway.
There's truly nothing I dislike about this room. It's beautiful and functional in every way. You know I LOVE the duck egg blue walls, I also love the dark timber table, The gathered linen skirt across the built in cabinet, the needlepoint louis chair, the ornate framed chalk board, the framed map of Paris and the gold, black and silver accents. I could seriously name every little detail.
I apologise for my bodgy scanned pictures but this months magazine in my opinion a a definate must buy!
While purchasing the Mary Engelbreit magazine I also couldn't resist this months Romantic Homes. The whole magazine is dedicated to 'French Style' and the stories and pics are stunning!! More wicker, patina, linen, antiques and brocante than I've ever seen in one edition before. So again for all you self proclaimed francophile's out there - like me - it's a must buy!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
(The old hutch)
(A cushy chair)
(Books and roses)
Anna from Absolutely Beautiful Things made my day today with her gorgeous post on Janet Hill, a truly inspiring artist from Ontario, Canada.
Ever since my recent purchase I've found a new fondness for original art and a growing desire to start a new collection lol.
I couldn't resist posting a few of my favourite pieces of Janets stunning work.