Friday, January 14, 2011

green with envy..

Im green with envy for these rooms. Isn't the green gorgeous! Green is normally the last colour on my list of favourites, but I really love how it is used in each of these rooms.

Did you know that green as a colour means/represents nature, fertility and life. Grass green is the most restful colour. Green symbolises self-respect and well being. Green is the colour of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. 


Green is also apparently favoured by well balanced people. Green symbolises the master healer and the life force. It often symbolises money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.

So there you go :-) Enjoy these gorgeous green pics.. (My fav's are the first and last :-)


































(pics from house beautiful, decor pad, myhomeideas, elle decor etc) 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

just because I love them..

I thought id include these pics today for no other reason than because I think they're gorgeous. Enjoy!



























(Images from Elle decor, myhomeideas.com, Decor Pad, various other decorator sites)

another great read...

Not sure if you follow this online magazine or not, buts its great!

Check it out..

http://www.lonnymag.com/issues/13-jan-feb-2011/pages/1

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I heart Art

I heart Art! In particular I love abstract art ... Im not fussed on who the artist is, or even what it is meant to represent. I just love falling in love with a piece of art, and enjoying the energy and mystery of a painting. I find it fascinating that I can be drawn in (no pun intended) to what is really just a squiggle on a page - something seemingly simple and basic to create. But for anyone out there who has actually attempted to create a supposedly effortless looking piece of abstract art, its actually alot harder to create than you'd imagine! I've had many an attempt and come up looking like a real amateur (and I even did 6 months of art school so I pride myself on having at least some kind of talent! :-) Obviously not talented enough to create one!

I love art to be displayed in places where it has the space to breathe and be appreciated. Which is probably why I don't have any hanging in my house! I don't have the space for a piece that I would want to display. I think it would feel a bit sacrilegious cramming it up against my baby high chair or behind a door (yes probably the only space left here)

I've noticed a few over the past few days that I just love. In particular I love the black and white pieces (although I just realised or at least think that one of them might be a sketch of batman (lol) does anyone else see that?).






neutral vs. colour... which do you prefer?

Hi everyone, sorry for the loooong delays between posts. Its been a very busy time with Christmas, the new year, school work, and now of course today in Brisbane the devastating floods we're experiencing! (ok so they haven't really started to affected us yet, but hey, they might very soon!)

I was talking to a friend the other day about neutral vs. colourful interiors, and which we preferred. While my friend was undecided (confessing that she loves both) I came to the conclusion a while ago that while I love working with and decorating in colour, I can't (or rather prefer) not to live with too much colour. I prefer a subtle splash or pop of colour here and there only.  While its true that I just simply cant afford to keep redecorating when my colour preference changes, I have found that I don't ever seem to get over my love of black, white, silver and neutral tones. I also find that a neutral palette is very calming for me. I can relax in this environment a lot more, whereas a colourful environment seems to energise me and make me more alert - which is exactly what I don't want to do when i'm veging out laying on my couch reading a book :-)

Which do you prefer and why? Here's a few different pics to help you decide..

Neutrals:























Colours:





















(if you're a regular follower of my blog you'll prob start to be able to recognise my favourite style of design by now :-)




(pics from elle decor, decorpad, kelly wearstler and various other blog sites)