Thursday, August 27

Firmdale Hotels

After reading about Kit Kemp on Absolutely Beautiful Things, I looked up the hotel chain Kit and her husband own, Firmdale. Kit has designed all the rooms in all the hotels and they are the most attractive and comfortable looking hotel rooms I have ever seen! All her colour schemes are enviable and choice of fabric, furniture, accessories etc. are just my cup of tea! Can't wait to see the Crosby Street Hotel (New York) images when they are ready!
Here are some of my favourite images from the Charlotte Hotel (London) page on the website:

private event room 2


drawing room

one bedroom suite

loft suites

junior suites

Entrance hallways

A huge monstrosity of a sideboard has just vacated my front hallway, which is now almost completely empty barring the coat rack and a small table where we charge our mobile phones. The hallway now looks huge and I need some inspiration to fill it up again with something nice. I have found some entrance hallways with great ideas:

i love this colour scheme from vogue living

all the above images are House Beautiful

the two images above are Black and Spiro

Monday, August 24


My latest obsession is with Queensland homes - "Queenslanders" - interiors and exteriors, including the tropical plants in the gardens. They have such a lovely tropical feel to them!

urban daisy

urban daisy

clive kennedy homes

clive kennedy homes - a brand new queenslander!

clare & jo off flickr

cam pervan - flickr

brewbooks - flickr

allen murray

love this verandah from allen murray

love this verandah again from allen murray

Thursday, August 20

Storage ideas

I love built-in units in living and dining rooms for storage - especially when everything is on display. I'm currently designing some floor to ceiling shelving units to display my china collection in a corner of my living room, which my husband will build (soon)! Here are some inspiring ideas below:

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Wednesday, August 19

Ikea living rooms

Some of these Ikea living rooms are so beautifully done - what I like most about Ikea is the cosy homely feeling you get from their roomsets. Even when I'm in the store I feel like staying in one of the living rooms..

love the cosy leather sofas here

the lime green goes so well with the patterned curtains in the background

practical glass doored storage unit - i would probably display my china and vases in there rather than books!

love the curtain fabric and the pink and orange floral cushion on the sofa... oh, and the rug

those bookcases all lined up together look great with the low hanging light shades - i want some of them for my kitchen

not sure about this one, but i think it's the black bookcase in the background

this room has a lovely beachy feel to it!

and finally the dark shades in the image are what attracts me to it, as well as the wall of bookcases covered in books


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