Timber houses with iron roofs dot the older suburbs of my hometown Brisbane. Verandas skirt them and wrought iron lacework dresses them up. French doors let the breeze waft in. Most are humble workers cottages. Some are not. Less than 1km from the centre of town in the oldest suburb and presenting an elegant but understated exterior to the passing traffic is this 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom extravaganza. No humble abode this but a homage to all things French and colonial. Black white and beige never had so much umph. Price on application and by negotiation. Means much money, ouch! Click to supersize.
The fabulous Megan Morton sent so many photos to share when we were guest blogging on design*sponge. This is a look at her take on modern spaces. You can really feel the vibe of the clean minimalist lines in her shoots. Thanks Megan. You get to see the insides of some amazing places!
Just saw this amazing room featured on Elle Decor Spain's website. The combination of Herman Miller's 1955 classic Coconut Chair, chrome arc lamp, chinoiserie hand painted wallpaper screen, mirrored coffee table, outrageously large floral arrangement and my new colour obsession .... green. Love it all! Maybe not practical but I'm not always practical myself. Thanks to Kim's twin sister for showing me the way to this fabulous room!
I want to be a photographer when I grow up! I want to be a photographer like Hallie Burton. This incredibly talented photographer has made me appreciate lighting. Look at those deep dark rooms. The air is thick and rich like treacle in some while white and bright fighting the darkness in others. Beautiful rooms, amazing talent in capturing them.
More goodies from Nadia at Signature Prints. A few weeks ago we posted about the collaboration between London cabaret club Madame JoJo's and Signature Prints (see it here). Isn't that the most outrageous wallpaper you have ever seen?! General manager, Helen Lennie can be seen with two of the cabaret's famous (or should that be infamous) performers.
Part two of the goodies is that extraordinarily talented body artist/make up artist Emma Hack has an exhibition of her work featuring Florence Broadhurst patterns from Monday 15 October at the ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney. Emma's work is amazing but be warned her website does contain nudity and adult themes.