Jo’s place

Posted on Sat, 24 Nov 2007 by midcenturyjo

A quiet week here but I did finish my 70s light box side table with more of my vintage bus roll fabric. Still have to hang artwork, make the roman blinds for the window and put the finishing touches to my “cupboard office”. Almost there. Wish I had more time. Maybe I should blog less or quit my job? If only!

Dog on a chair apologies

Posted on Fri, 23 Nov 2007 by midcenturyjo

Sorry to everyone facing an oncoming winter. It wasn’t very nice of me to flaunt my subtropical beaches. Here’s a wonderful Dalmatian on a Swan chair as an apology 😉

It’s Saturday here now and I off to vote in the national elections. I love voting, not just to exercise my democratic right but because most polling booths are in schools. What is so good about that? Fundraising cake stalls. Yum!

Katie Ridder

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2007 by midcenturyjo

Katie Ridder can create the most wonderfully traditional rooms but they still have that wow factor. Texture, colour, pattern all play a part. This former decorating editor from House and Garden and House Beautiful is equally at home with antique crystal chandeliers or midcentury sputnik lights.

Sharyn Cairns

Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2007 by midcenturyjo

LOVE LOVE LOVE the work of Sharyn Cairns. This super talented Australian photographer has a portfolio that will leave you drooling. Beautiful photos and a great grasp of how to bring out the soul of a room.

The new must have – greenery

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2007 by midcenturyjo

Have you noticed that house plants are back? Not just your designer orchid but potted plants. Even bunches of flowers are being replaced by leaves and branches. I haven’t seen this much greenery inside since the 80s and it’s a trend I’d love to see continue. I’m currently tending three maiden hair ferns in my bathroom and all four of us are loving the group showers. OK too much information.

Caldwell-Beebe Aimee Herring
Steven Randazzo Arbogast Design
Arbogast Design Annie Schlecter
Kim Cornelison Steven Randazzo
Sacha Dunn Cindy Ray
Tria Giovan John Gruen

P.S. Why this post now? I came home to find that my body corporate had cut down a 60 year old tree that overshadowed my courtyard. Why? Because we are suffering a very serious drought here and the tree roots had found their way into the pipes. Sad that the cheapest option was chosen. It’s an ugly scar now. Bye bye tree.