Friday, 11 July 2014

Houzz a 'Must' Resource for Interior Designers & Home Decorators

Beach style spaces by Brisbane Interior Designers & Decorators Michelle Marsden Design

Most of you will be familiar with Pinterest, however, Houzz you may not have heard of. If you are seeking an architect, interior designer, stylist, landscaper or a retail store owner with resources for designers, it is a must place to visit. If you are simply looking for decorating ideas or products to re-decorate your home, again Houzz is a great source of inspiration.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

DIY - Decorative Wall Art Using Chalk Paint™ & Annie Sloan's, 2 Step Craqueleur


Recently I came across a set of bird paintings  and wondered if I could achieve a similar look with decoupage. Using Chalk Paint™ and Annie Sloan's 2 step craqueleur, I set about trying to reproduce the look and have created a tutorial with images to show how easy it can be.

Monday, 7 July 2014

From Mansion To Cottage - Creating An Inviting Entrance Hall


Whether you live in a small cottage, apartment or a grand mansion, your entrance/hallway creates the first impact. When you open your door to a visitor, what greets them apart from your charming smile, should be a charming entrance way, a glimpse of your personal style and your homes interior.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Kelly Hoppen's Elegant Designs & On Line Store


Kelly Hoppen's style is instantly recognisable, Kelly combines her signature 'taupe' colour, with black, beige and white to create the most stunning interiors. Whether a beach house in Barbados or a loft apartment in London, from casual elegance to a dramatic statement, her designs appear flawless. 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A Spacious Swedish Apartment


Sweden is well known for great design especially when it comes to space saving furniture as most inhabitants live in small to medium size apartments. When it comes to style, most of the Swedish interiors I have featured on the blog, look as if they have just been plucked off the pages of Vogue magazine. Today's home tour is an apartment in Vaasa, not the norm as far as space is concerned as it is large with a spacious living area, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The owners have been able to be generous with their furniture and have turned this apartment into a relaxed home with a definite Scandinavian feel.

Monday, 30 June 2014

The Work of Virginia, Interior Designer Pat Bibbee

There is usually one day of the week I devote some time to visiting the local library and when I do, more often than not I come back with a mountain of magazines and several design books. Sometimes they are so heavy, it means two trips to the car. One of my latest library acquisitions, is a book about some of Americas top, leading residential designers, appropriately titled 'Leading Residential Interior Designers". A book showing the varied styles of Designers in the USA, including designer Pat Bibbee, whose work stood out to me.