Thursday, May 29, 2014

Decorating with yellow, it's back and it's beautiful

winter at Beechmont 
So pleased to bag the YV&R cover for this beautiful home and garden in Olinda.
Beechmont is a breath taking, 9 acre property- a heady mix of colours, scents,
towering trees, flowers and foliage. The gardens have long been an unforgettable
sensory experience for visitors to the Yarra Ranges.
The 1970's home has recently had a major reno courtesy of the new owner, and Melbourne's most famous florist, Cherrie Miriklis of Flowers Vasette.
I love the design of this room, and its textural rough and smooth combination.
The woven floor rug and chunky knit ottoman ruffle a few smooth surfaces and the turmeric gets a little spicy with the creamy, natural palette.
If you are looking for gorgeous soft furnishings then head over to Indus Design.
Their cushions and throws not only come in beautiful colours and designs but they are also incredibly soft- a 'must have' especially on those cold winter nights in the Ranges!
ttfn Jo

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Black & white decor in the country

Kyneton Countryphiles
For more bucolic scenes and vege patch envy pop over to
the Countryphiles and say hello to Danielle.
I think she's just put the kettle on?
ttfn Jox

Monday, May 12, 2014

The spare room you really need!

Home Beautiful April issue
picture perfect glamper van + all weather adirondack
 is it a teen retreat?
  a study or soho maybe?
 what about a sewing room?
  or a place to kick off your shoes and relax :)
The glamper van...aawwgh I want one
 Originally designed as Shepherds huts in Europe ( the Mr Ed door keeps the shepherd
half warm while he keeps an eye on the whole flock) these bespoke beauties are all the rage in the UK for alternative camping holidays or as the spare room you suddenly
realised you just can't live without.
Banish teenagers, write your memoirs or create a set of family pantaloons from
those old drapes- the possibilities are endless!
Some huts even come with a kitchenette and bathroom!
All the gorgeous décor in the hut comes from Metisse, in Olinda and the lime adirondack is from Polywood outdoors. The huts are handcrafted by Blackdown Shepherds Huts in Monbulk and Caroline, the owner of the business loves a chat and can tell you so much more about these custom made beauties.
ttfn Jox

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mid Century space

a warm, wet welcome

 woodstock + sheers
 warming up a large space 
50's glam, ochre + plush Atlantic blue chairs
 enormous island bench + overcompensating salad!
parquetry floors + clean lines
great vases from The Works
bedroom blues + timber
into the blue + seeing double
summer fun + outdoor ottomans
when 2 much space is never enough
Derek and I shot this sleek, enormously gorgeous house for Home Beautiful last summer.
A wonderful family home with 2 girls, 2 Dachshunds and 2 clever parents.
Watermelon anyone?
ttfn Jox