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Wednesday
Feb272008

John Vaccari


New Orleans designer John Vaccari creates rooms overflowing with charm and elegance. Think luxe, glamorous and ultra chic or Hollywood glamour, old style movie sets but with that New Orleans' French Quarter touch. It's high style in the Bayou.

Wednesday
Feb272008

Gloss Creative


When the A-list party in Australia it's Gloss Creative setting the stage. Three-dimensional design is an area we haven't featured a lot of ... until now. Event staging is huge and Gloss Creative is the biggest and baddest of the bunch. Hop over to their website and dream of making the guest list to the swankiest private parties, Fashion Week and every Australian's pinnacle of social climbing, the corporate marquees at the Melbourne Cup (that's a horse race to those scratching their heads). Here are some of their recent Melbourne Cup party tents. Yes tents. SWOON! Pass me a champagne.

Images from Gloss Creative

Tuesday
Feb262008

Adeeni Design Group

Claudia Juestel, principal of Adeeni Design Group, has a website filled with beautiful images of her interior design work. But before I talk about her work, I've got to mention that her firm's name, Adeeni, is a Yoruba word that means "royal people". This is fitting as Claudia believes in making her client's home their castle, and treats each one like royalty. Her style is quite rustic, which brings such a level of comfort to the spaces with many rich earthy tones on the walls and in the fabrics used. Stunning Asian pieces are abound in her spaces, which I am so fond of, and she loves to use antique and flea market finds - which is fantastic because as you all know, Jo and I are crazy for anything vintage.

Tuesday
Feb262008

Love me some teal


Teal is such a gorgeous colour. I love the combination of greens and blues to form such a rich, lively colour. It's jewel-like and looks absolutely amazing with red. My second bedroom that I use for a dressing room is going to be perfect painted teal. I just need to find the right shade. So to get me moving on this little project, I thought I'd amass some photos of teal rooms. It was a bit of a difficult task because I found alot were too blue. I don't love blue, so I prefer a teal/aqua/turquoise leaning more towards green. Hopefully this post will light a little fire under my butt the room will be painted by the end of the weekend. (P.S. I think I might go for the wall colour in the photo above, Bella Blue by Benjamin Moore).

Pierce AllenDomino
Hans ZeegersPaul Massey
Chris EverardDomino
DominoApartment Therapy
PointClickHomeJonny Valiant
Lucas AllenTrend Designs
BeckersElle
Adrienne LaBelleKendall Wilkinson
Kathy McKinnonAndrea Garuti
Living Etc.Marie Claire Maison

Tuesday
Feb262008

Retrolicious!


This week's retrolicious images are scanned from Australian Home Decorating by Babette Hayes, Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1970. Babette was the darling of decorating magazines from the 60s in Australia and still is at the forefront of Australian design. Check out more about Babette here.