Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
As my kids sit, jump and play on these every day, they don't last for ever but thankfully Country Road change their range all the time. The important thing for me is that the core colours seem to stay and most have removable washable covers !!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
A friend said to me once though - if you want to live minimally you need somewhere you can stash things until you've got them organised or thrown them away, so I wonder how we will manage when we no longer dump everything in the study . . .
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
One new range that caught my eye is the Edland series. It is a lovely soft grey colour, the drawer pulls are ceramic and a nice weight and the drawers are lined with a patterned fibreboard inside. The range is designed for the bedroom but I think it could be used in other rooms especially the dressing table and linen cupboard below. One comment I would make is that these are not heavy weight pieces and would only be suitable for light storage. I'm thinking pink and grey would be a bit different and lovely for a little girls room. More to share from my IKEA safari soon.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I am about to ship out our big Expedit full of books and toys to the spare room which will become the boys play room. I am going to reclaim the living room and use the wall space currently behind all the toys and books to create a look like this. You can now buy picture shelves like these at IKEA starting at $8 for smaller lengths which I will paint to match my walls and work from there. I think this is a very inviting and practical living space which are exactly the two goals I am trying to meet.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Images: Day Birger et Mikkelson
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Images: John Green
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Images: So Chic, Tobi Fairly, Andrew Lehmann, Living etc
Friday, July 3, 2009
The idea with this one is that I answer the questions, removing one I don't like and adding one of my own and then tag 8 other people. Therein lies the challenge as I am not a very bloggy blogger involved in link exchanges or giveaways or comment exchanges so I am not sure if those that I tag will respond - but we will see . . .
What is your current obsession? Organising my husband's 40th, assignments for my interior design diploma, the list goes on
Coffee or tea? Both. Coffee in the morning, Earl Grey tea in the afternoon
What’s for dinner? Chicken and pearl barley risotto
What would you eat for your last meal? Tough one as I love all sorts of food
What was the last thing you bought? A rare purchase of makeup for myself, a pile of boxes of Lego for birthday presents in the sales and some very dodgy bling at the two dollar shop for a party we are going to on Saturday night.
What are you listening to right now? Nick Jr
What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? A recent purchase - my black DKNY boots - think Camper and biker boots combined
What is your favourite ice cream flavour? My husband's homemade Baileys and Violet Crumble icecream - its a sort of Irish-Australian fusion thing ( violet crumble is like a Crunchie bar)
What do you think of the person(s) who tagged you? I am in awe of all the different things Lorna has on the go in her life - her family, blog, businesses. I admire her taste - she stocks some of my favourite designers in her shop like Black+ Blum and she' been really supportive on my blog with lovely regular comments.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? I'd go for a ski with my husband in Switzerland
Which language do you want to learn? Mandarin
What is your favourite colour? Deep rich pinks
What is your dream job? One that I can work 4 hours a day 3 days a week in something related to interior styling and is amazingly lucrative !! Dream on !
What is your worst habit? Eating too much cheese
If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on? I'd save it up for the next time I want to order something from London
What book are you currently reading? Heath - A Family's Tale an unauthorised biography of Heath Ledger
Describe your personal style? classic
What are you going to do after this? Dress the kids, take one to school
What are your favourite movies? PG suits me best as scary movies replay themselves in my head. A favourite is Somethings Gotta Give with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson - he makes me laugh and the house is my dream house
What is your favourite fruit? Strawberries
Do you collect something? I have a bowl of marble and stone eggs that I add to on my travels.
If you could change your name to anything, what would you call yourself? I was supposed to have been called Sarah but my parents changed their minds. Given that I married an Australian Sarah would have been better all round.
What is your favourite smell? The smell of rain after a long dry patch, Clarins Eau Dynamisante which I wear every day.
What are you most proud of? My family
How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up? I rarely set an alarm.
Cats or dogs? Cats
What’s your biggest fashion mistake? White stilletos in the eighties in Ireland in the cold with blue feet.
What is your guilty TV pleasure? The Farmer wants a wife - a reality tv show where Aussie farmers try to find a bride
What did you want to be when you grew up? An architect
What is your worse decorating disaster? Our big cream sofas which have feather filled cushions and have to be plumped up all the time - we didnt know and no one told us to get foam/ feather. When the delivery man came to our London apartment years ago they said ' you're young you'll learn . . .'
What three things (excluding people) could you not live without ? Phones, photographs of my children and my internet connection
These are the people I am tagging - so here goeshttp://design-shimmer.blogspot.com/