There’s is no doubt one of my big loves is interior design, but I do also love books.
I thank my parents for that, they have always been avid readers and always actively encouraged my sister and I to read too.
So it’s no surprise that I have a growing collection of interior design books at home.
A couple of weeks back, I posted about our visit to the distillery Archie Rose, read about it here.
It got me thinking about my bar at home. Now we were the lucky recipients of a Parker drinks trolley, all thanks to the brilliant Tony, a passionate mid century furniture restorer. We bought an amazing Parker dining table and chairs from him, see it in my post here, and he was kind enough to chuck in the drinks trolley for free.
When creating your perfect home, it can seem like the list of tasks and jobs to get there, can seem never ending.
At times it can feel like you are never going to reach the finishing line. If you are like me, you can lose focus and get sidetracked trying to wrong on too many spaces at one time.
I know, as I have had those times when I have smashed through a list of chores and jobs at home. Thinking okay, what’s next, let’s just get it done and then I can sit back and relax and enjoy what I have made.
Whilst the Northern hemisphere is looking to rug up and get cozy for the on coming winter season, us lucky peeps in the south are getting ready for the summer. Whether that be burning the calories at the gym to get the beach body going or shopping for the ultimate summer wardrobe.
My mind turns to the all important outdoor space. Now our apartment is not blessed with a massive outdoor space, it is a good size compared to some in Sydney, we have a wicker two seater and armchairs and a modest number of pots. So it is cozy and functional. And on those hot summer evenings it can be the perfect spot to watch the sun go down (west facing) with a cold beverage or two!!
One of my favourite elements of interior design and styling is using fabrics, whether it be upholstery, soft furnishings or window dressings, fabrics can add a real point of interest in a space.
I have spent many a happy hour or two looking at fabrics and have a box full of samples in my office.
The range of products available is astounding, so many variations in colour, pattern and texture. Fabrics can be really important element in a space. Textured fabrics can add interest in a neutral interior, breaking up a flat use of the same colour. A highly patterned or coloured fabric can make an armchair or sofa a star attraction. Using rich fabrics like silk and velvet can add a feeling of opulence.
At the moment I am focusing on two rooms in our apartment. The master bedroom still needs a chair re-upholstered and new window dressings and the study needs a new sofa bed, lighting and also window dressings. The hold up on this comes down to one big factor, money. Like a lot of people we do not have an limitless budget.
Which is fine, Rome wasn’t built in a day!!!
So imagine my shock and slight horror when I woke up to this!!!!!