While the one above is my favourite, these colours are also very elegant - I'm thinking The Great Gatsby and art deco.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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.
Posted by Sheila O'Meara at Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
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.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
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 !
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
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.