Friday, October 29, 2010

Clock watching

This week I am clock watching as my internet access in on slow speed after overuse this month. It is so hard to fit it all in before 12 noon . Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spot the difference

The return of leopard print is music to my ears. No need to overdo it but just a touch adds glamour and elegance to a classically styled room.

this is glamorous, elle decor, alice lane, nate berkus, this is glamorous

Friday, October 22, 2010

Green inspiration

There is something so refreshing about the colour green. It goes with nearly every colour but is particularly gorgeous when teamed with white. I have been struggling with computer issues all week and am looking forward to some time in the fresh air. Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Refreshing colour!

Some where over the past few years I seem to have become lost in a sea of beige. How lovely it is to see pretty pastel colours returning.

Enjoy your weekend and the spring rain!

images via 1. 2 and 3. Designers Guild, 4. pve

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Spring Linen

I am gradually working my way through my spring cleaning but find it easier to be inspired when I look at lovely images like these. I once tried colour coding all my sheets with gingham ribbons like the 1st picture but unfortunately the novelty wore off after the 1st wash.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Spring cleaning fever

A place for everything and everything in its place

Text Color

I seem to have been hit by a cleaning/organizing frenzy and am blaming it on the weather. Or perhaps it is more a case of necessity. Our home has lots of storage cupboards and storage rooms which is normally a lovely thing to have. Unfortunately it is easy to fall into the trap of hoarding too many things that should have been sent to charity years ago.
I recently read a blog on Acanthus and acorn about whether you are a Felix or an Oscar (from The odd couple). Felix was the fastidiously organized one and Oscar was the slob. I seem to vacillate between these two. While aspiring to be a Felix, I have Oscar lapses and in the busyness of life are prone to take short cuts when it comes to the organization in my home.
Inspired by this article I have made a plan to work through each room in my home and do some serious culling. Acanthus and acorn recommends the following; "pretend a move is imminent". With this as my game plan I have a busy weekend ahead of me. I hope you enjoy yours! P.S. Are you a Felix or an Oscar???
images via 1. acanthus and acorn, 2. cote de texas, 3. habitually chic- Meg braff. 4 and 5 unknown.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

More washing...

I have become a little obsessed by lovely laundrys over the past couple of days and inspired with pretty pictures I plan to do some serious work in mine today. It has always been a dream of mine to have two machines and dryers. Think how quickly you could wizz through your chores.

An outside door in my laundry is also on my dream list.

This is definitely my favourite. With these drying racks, washing basin, pretty colours, fresh flowers and little glass canisters for the detergents, I think it could become a place I could enjoy a little more. Colour coordinated washing definitely helps the look!
images via 1.and 2. from marriage to motherhood 3. house of turquoise

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Washing day

After a busy weekend with family and friends home for the long weekend, the idea of a beautiful, well designed, laundry holds great appeal. If only mine looked like this right now.....
images via Villa Anna

Monday, October 4, 2010

Relaxed dining

Relaxed dining need not be shabby. With some lovely linen, fresh flowers and a few creative touches even a garden shed can be transformed into a beautiful space for sharing good food with friends.
1. little blue deer, 2. brabourne farm

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Today we enjoyed a barbeque in the bush and it reminded me how relaxed we are dining outside. We lit a big fire and enjoyed yummy food in a relaxed setting. Although a bit of effort packing everything up and transporting it to our favoutite picnic spot, it was well worth the trouble.
1. photo taken by friend at a picnic on our farm
2. Linen and lavender