September 24, 2012 § 2 Comments
I’ve been on the lookout for a rustic style pendant light that could be fitted with a solar bulb and hung beneath my pergola for quite some time. I just can’t find quite the right one at an affordable price. So I’ve decided to have a go a making one! Now I just have to decide how to go about it so I’ve gathered some ideas…
September 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
March 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
This is the first stage of a small gallery wall that I’ve been planning in my kitchen/ dining area for a while. I love the look of gallery walls but they take A LOT of time and planning to get them just right. I’m hoping to slowly add to this one as I see the perfect pieces.
February 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
I often fall victim to trends in both fashion and interiors but ikat (pronounced ee-kaht), is an interiors trend that I don’t see going away any time soon. In my small home I have cushions, diy art work and and a lamp shade all in this gorgeous print.
I love these ikat bowls in a major way, they’re from Anthropologie but are sold out online and the shipping charges to Australia are pretty serious! They are oh so beautiful though…
A couple of days ago, one of my new favourite design blogs Style Theories introduced me to a whole new world of ikat… tile mosaics!
I’m head over heels for ikat! -C x
February 9, 2012 § 4 Comments
I have always admired authentic bentwood furniture, particularly the Thonet Bistro Chair. Widely renowned as a design classic, I’ve often seen beautifully (and not so beautifully) restored pieces in antique shops for ridiculous prices and have been searching for one to restore myself for a few months now. Yesterday I was lucky enough to come a cross a real gem at a secondhand furniture shop in Southport. As the chair was in quite a sorry condition I got it for $20 and wasted no time in getting to work.
This is the chair in the condition I bought it, it was a yellowy cream colour and once I started sanding it back I realised it had been a number of other colours before that!