Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

Here's my dogs Ninja and Zoe. Ninja is a Husky/Pointer mix (a rescue) 13 years old. Zoe is a chihuahua, 10 months old. They are best of friends, they play and cuddle all day long. Zoe is carefree, energetic, and a bit sneaky. Ninja is calm, (unfortunately) a little bit nervous and gentle. Different personalities, but as friends (or “sisters”) that doesn’t matter much. They truly love each other!
- Benedicte (Norway)

Old Moe and a new chair...
- Heather & Greg

This is Columbus on our falcon stool, showing his complete lack of interest in the cricket.
- Christy (Melbourne)

Here's Dreamboat Annie Doodle who loves her over stuffed couch almost more then romping through the woods in the mountains of Colorado.
- Carlye (Nederland, Colorado)


I've attached 2 images of my beautiful Harry-Barry on the sitting room sofa.  In one he's having a little sing-song! He's my first Jack Russell and I'm absolutely besotted which I've been told happens by owners of other Jack Russells - they're the toddlers of the animal kingdom. Sofa has been handed down a generation and now sports a loose cover in red and white checked cotton from IKEA  Cushion is by my sister's company 'Luxe Adornments' and painting above is by me.
- Jo-ann (Balwyn, Victoria)


Fish and chips inspiration

So much great design coming from commercial work. So much inspiration. A fish and chip restaurant in Ealing, London has my mind twisting and turning trying to figure out how I'm going to fit these ideas in my home. Fun and functional, young and quirky. Definitely not fusty. Definitely fab. Distressed and industrial, schoolhouse and rustic. Warm timber with bright colour. Love the typography (yes I'm a typo nerd), love the rough planks, the red and blue, the "newspaper" walls, the subway tiles, the lights, love it all. Vibrant new British design. Kerbisher & Malt by Alexander Waterworth Interiors.

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East Hampton dreaming

Dreaming of the quintessential Hampton's beach house? Dreaming of white and breezy, casual elegance and easy style? Susana Simonpietri of Chango & Co has conjured up a magical home in East Hampton. A young, fresh redesign of an historic home saw walls removed and open plan rooms created. Dark floors anchor the design where yellow pops against white walls and furnishings. Clean, crisp with silver highlights, old and new, rustic with industrial. Holiday or everyday this is a wonderful take on the modern Hamptons style.

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Latest from Heart Home

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend. This was the first weekend in about 4 months that I did not have something planned. It has been AWESOME and a welcomed change of pace. I'm going to continue to enjoy my weekend despite the fact that it's going to be cold and rainy all day and I leave you with some photos from the latest issue of Heart Home mag. Have a good one!

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Matt Blatt store opening and competition

Thursday night in Brisbane saw several hundred people join me at the opening of Matt Blatt's new store in Doggett St, New Farm. What a great night! I turned up a little early to take some snaps. I knew once the crowds poured in it would be difficult  to do anything except talk furniture and blogs, champagne in hand. I'm really excited about the new pieces that Matt Blatt are introducing to their already extensive range. Lots of ethnic and colour brights, quirky boho and beautiful contemporary timber pieces. Loved the rugs too but that's no surprise because we all know I have a rug fetish. Thank you to the Matt Blatt crew for inviting me to be part of their special night. If you are in the south east Queensland area you really should drop in to the New Farm store and say hi to Aleks and his team.

P.S. Don't forget our Matt Blatt giveaway for Australian readers. It is open for another week and I can tell you that having seen the chairs in person they are fab! Talk about a summer tonic. Head over here to enter.