Wednesday, June 29, 2011
And it was only $75. Not bad for a designer knit. I didn't buy it on-line though, I bought it the old fashioned way, in a shop. It's from Love My Vintage, a shop specializing in designer labels that are second hand. My friend Elaine found Kerri's shop at Clayfield and took me there a few weeks ago. We had a great afternoon trying on designer finds and some crazy hats.
Finally, I saw this knit in Zara when I was in Sydney recently. The colour meant I had to have it and the price sealed the deal, $25.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
It's like dining in grandad's tool shed complete with ropes, buckets, pulleys, keys, upside down vegemite jars and other bric a brac giving an industrial chic vibe.
The entire back wall of the terrace house has been replaced with floor to ceiling windows with city views.
It was done by Sibella Court from The Society Inc, who is a consultant to the Merivale Group, which own Ms G's as well as the Establishment. A standout was the wall papered with photocopies of pages from selected mens magazines. It sounds a bit weird, but it looked great.
The decor, the dining and the atmosphere were so cool. And fun! But they don't take bookings, so plan to wait. We waited for about 1.5 hours for a table which was fine as we happy to have a few drinks first. Next time I'm in Sydney, this is where you'll find me. Or shopping, but more on that later in the week.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Maybe she needs some of my apple crumble tea cake which I baked on Sunday. It was so cold on Sunday I decided to do a bake-off and made this cake, some cauliflower soup and a spaghetti bolognese (for the kids).
There wasn't much cake left after Mr Not-So-Handy discovered it. He has a very sweet tooth. I'm happy to share the recipe if you'd like to try it.
Friday, June 3, 2011
This bedroom set-up caught my eye. I particularly liked the bedside tables. They've got a Moroccan vibe and are painted in a brushed silver. They looked great with the black lamps and black, crocodile seats at the foot of the bed. The bed itself was interesting too with the headboard and base covered in a fabric with a herringbone pattern.
Always love a herringbone fabric. I bought a few small things. I'm not ready to make any really big purchases for the house yet as I'm still picking the structural elements like the windows and doors. But I did buy this very handy step ladder (photo above). It will probably go in the butlers pantry when the house is built. But then again, the kids could certainly use it to reach the basin in the bathroom. I also bought a set of five circular mirrors, I don't have a spot in mind for them yet. But I think I might include them in a picture wall. Sorry, i don't have a photo of the mirrors.
This chair would make a real statement in a bedroom or a loungeroom. I always like a room to have a statement chair. This one is covered in a taupe and cream houndstooth fabric. Also, it has lovely turned legs. And there's plenty more in store.
About Spots and Stripes
When I began my third renovation, I swapped the corporate ladder for the rusty paint ladder and began my website and blog, Spots and Stripes, which chronicles the restoration of our 'Queenslander' in Brisbane. I'm also an interior editor helping clients to create a home which is not modern, nor traditional, rather it's interesting. For a home that is unlike any other, I can assist with the selection of lights, tiles, mirrors, wallpaper, paint, furniture and fabric.
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