So what is wabi – sabi…

Recently an Insta follower commented on a post I made of mossy pavers – ” embrace the wabi – sabi”. I was intrigued and decided to delve in further. It seems I am a little slow on the lingo around town as I found endless articles online about wabi – sabi.  Japanese, wabi – sabi […]

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white white or white…..selecting colours for your space

The time has come to select your colour palette for your space. The builder has advised they need the colours pronto! You stand in front of the colour chart at the paint store and a wave of overwhelming colour blur sets in as you stare vacantly at the myriad of whites…..   You had imagined […]

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Interiors…The must have list…..

I have built several houses over the last 10 years and made several huge design errors along the way. These, shall we just call them ” stuff ups”  have led me to this list of essentials. The must have list…   STORAGE  -storage storage storage…. let this be your mantra from the very first design/ planning […]

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All that is blue….

I have discovered that I am obsessed with blue.  I took a tour of our home and seems my realisation was accurate, here is what I found….   I am not too concerned at this stage  ….I think!  My unintentional blue obsession began quite a few years back when I began painting. I was drawn to […]

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Entertaining in style – Autumn brunch

  Sunday brunch in style…..   Entertaining for me is all about the preparation and the presentation, it’s my weekend meditation. I am in my happy place when preparing and displaying dishes, forks, cups, flowers, bowls, food, anything really. It also gives me a chance to use all my grandfathers old worn silverware and platters.  It’s […]

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Tiles….tiles….

It seems everywhere I turn there are tiles…..I don’t recall seeing so many tiles – floors, walls, ceilings, benches…… it has become apparent we finally get it down here and have a new found appreciation of what Europe, Portugal, Mexico and other tile loving cultures have known for centuries. Tiles are gorgeous it is that simple. We are […]

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hook me up……

  The humble hook……   These divine brass hooks …….supplied by Hepburn Hardware, I can’t wait to get them hooked on my entrance wall. Sydney Hook – Matte Brass      

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