Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Always an easy target for a splash of hot pink I am immediately drawn to this wallpaper - Arizona by Suzy Hoodless. The whole Hothouse collection has fabulous patterns and colours.

While the one above is my favourite, these colours are also very elegant - I'm thinking The Great Gatsby and art deco.

Images: Suzy Hoodless

Monday, May 24, 2010


This the bar of the Distrito Capital hotel in Mexico City. The hotel is mostly black, white and grey with splashes of yellow - including Acqua di Parma products in the bathrooms - well worth a browse around the hotel website. The stools are my main interest here - designed by Danish design company Mater Design they have won a number of awards already and are hailed as a new classic. Mater Design products are available in Australia via Corporate Culture.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Palm Beach Black

It is hard to convey a surface finish - especially wood finishes via this medium. I am now only weeks away from completing my diploma in Colour Design so my main interiors reading has been fandecks of paint chips and little pieces of Colorbond metal - not such great blog fodder. Anyway good old Porters have come to my rescue with a product I love - Palm Beach Black - a water based wood stain that you can use inside and out on any wood and - an inspiring image to match to break the blogging drought.
Image: Porters Paints

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dining room inspiration

My house has a dining room with a corner fireplace like this one as many older houses do in Australia. It is still the natural original wood and I would consider painting it - but I feel that is quite a big decision though as it would never be the same again if I did. I also like the panelling idea. Food for thought and indecision !

Image: Katie Ridder via Desire to Inspire

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Battersea book ends

Off to bookclub again this evening - the first Tuesday of the month rolls around fast and brings me to posts relating to books. I check in at Paul Smith's online store regularly as I have a small obsession with his signature stripes. The London landmark bookends made me smile. My first flat in London was in Battersea beside the park and I passed the power station daily for many years. I quite fancy a flick through Paul's book too.

Images: Paul Smith