Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I've got a fasination with cloches and terrariums at present, so I knew I wanted to include a glass jar in the display.
Paper and ribbon bunting from Details, details! (thanks girls!)
Pink milk glass cake stand from Donna Hay General Store (I already had this)
Glass jar from Ikea (I had these left over from Christmas 2008)
Choc Lindt Bunny and Darrel Lea eggs
As you can see, there's no need for a tutorial. I literally popped the eggs and bunny in the jar and voila! Hope you are enjoying the lead up to Easter.
Image Sharnel Dollar My Life My Loves
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Phoebe is the queen of twin beds in my opinion. No one does it like her.
Really digging this balustrade. The natural "tree stump" table is great too. I'm sure there is a proper word for the table, let me know if you know it.
She just gets it hey?
Guest bedroom perfection.
Nothing like a bit of Hollywood Regency to sexy up your reading material.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
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Monday, March 1, 2010
With our kitchen being featured in Brisbane News last week, I thought what better time than now to write the second installment of my House Tour series.
This kitchen by Mark Wilkinson was the image I gave to Victoria Ashton in 2006 when she designed our kitchen. When explaining what I wanted, I showed her this kitchen but I didn't want it to be this rustic. No raw timber, not so 'country cottage'. What I did want was glass fronted cabinets, a huge island bench with seating, freestanding oven, shaker style cabinet doors, pendant lighting, integrated fridge and dishwasher, a pot tap (over the stove) and subway tiles.
Victoria did a wonderful job interperting what I wanted and completed our kitchen plans.
I then engaged the services of Anna from Black & Spiro to furnish our home. She provided advice on tile selection and layout, cabinetry design, cabinetry handle selection and tapware selection for our kitchen. Craig Madders from Madders Kitchens was responsible for the making of the beautiful cabinetry.
Here is the result
Image via Brisbane News
Image via Black & Spiro
What I love about our kitchen
Walking into it every morning - it really is a beautiful space
The zip-hydro tap
The space! And the storage. Those 'to the ceiling' units are a godsend.
Display shelving - it's a work in progress
Pot tap above the stove
What shits (oh did I just type that?) me about our kitchen
The honed marble - it marks really easily. You have to be super quick in wiping up stuff. I love the way it looks though.
I won't lie - keeping a white kitchen clean is alot of work. Especially since it is all handpainted. Those Magic Erasers are great for hard to budge marks.
The pendant lights trap insects in them and we don't have screens, there are ALOT of insects flying in. Apart from that I do love them.
I have a love hate relationship with my butlers sink. I love the way it looks, I hate the way it performs. Nuf said.
Make sure you choose machine washable fabric if you are having loose cover barstools. It is a major pain in the backside having them drycleaned all the time.
Hope you enjoyed my house tour kitchen edition. I'll take some close ups of the kitchen in the few days and show you some tricky little gadgets we have that make life easier and keep visitors entertained for hours!