Monday, September 28, 2009

Glamour Girls

I've been a fan of artist J.H. Lynch for awhile now and regularly hunt through Ebay for his work. But after reading the blog Girl Whimsy and her post on glamour artist Lou Shabner, I've found a new love. So now I'm on the look out for one of these glamour girls. Does anyone else see striking similarities between famous women such as Jackie O, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor?

Image 1: Easydreamer
Image 2: Flickr
Image 3: Flickr
Image 4: Desire to Inspire
Image 5: Easydreamer
Image 6: Flickr
Image 7: Flickr

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pom Pom Crazy

I've had a pretty slack week blogging but I'm back!! Today I held a friend's baby shower at my place and here are the pom poms I made for the event. I have a stomach ache now from too much champagne and too many chocolate cupcakes.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pretty Parties

I find looking at pictures of gorgeous parties inspiring, both in decorating the shops and when sorting out the finer details for gatherings I'm having at home. I am organising a friend's baby shower next week and I'm looking for ideas and I'm loving those massive pom poms!
Image 1: Once Wed
Image 2: Ffffound
Image 3: Elizabeth Anne Designs
Image 4: Elizabeth Anne Designs
Image 5: Once Wed
Image 6: Twig & Thistle
Image 7: Tumblr

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Last week I received my long awaited copy of Domino from the States (thank you Clare at New Leaves). Tonight I'm looking forward to sitting down with a glass of wine and having a good read!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What's Your Style?

Modern Eclectic - Lots of colour on white, mixing new with old and very livable.

Contemporary - Sleekly edited and very functional.

Coastal - Light, airy and breezy. Lots of natural textures with touches of colour. Preferably comes with a view of the ocean.

Country - Relaxed and comfy with the use of timeworn treasures. Furniture that can be lived in.

Vintage - Lots of white wash and mismatched pretty florals, very cosy and welcoming.

Traditional - Finely crafted details with a heavy use of patterns and prints, with a nod to the past. Think Bunny Williams.

Classical - Influenced by architecture and art, particularly Roman and Greek empires. A very ordered style that is visually balanced. Kelly Wearstler does this style well, with added glamour.

I've always been envious of those people who know and understand their sense of style. My own style, both in my home and in my fashion leanings, tends to constantly change. One minute I'm loving vintage, the next it's all about modern lines and layering. One thing that always remains the same is my love of beautiful prints and textures, and my love of colour. These days when asked what my favourite style is I tend to answer with 'modern eclectic' which for me encompasses lots of colour, print, texture and layering, and mixing new with old. So tell me, what's your style?

Image 1: Anna Spiro Real Living
Image 2: Debbie Cronin Real Living
Image 3: Black White Yellow
Image 4: Coastal Living
Image 5: Kathy Ireland via House Beautiful
Image 6: All Things Shabby Chic
Image 7: Bunny Williams
Image 8: Kelly Wearstler

Monday, September 14, 2009

Alice in Waterland

I thought I'd start off the week with some beautiful images from photographer Elena Kalis. The series is titled 'Alice in Waterland' and features stunning underwater shots. To see more of Elena's work visit here.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

And the Weekend Rolls Around Again....

It's a stunning Spring day here, I hope it is wherever you are too! Have a fantastic weekend!!

Image: Ffffound

Friday, September 11, 2009

What Makes You Happy?

I love balloons! They are one of those things that when I see evoke feelings of happiness, great childhood memories and good times. So what makes you happy?

Also thanks to Bubba Grubb for the mention!

Image 1: Flickr
Image 2: See Saw Design
Image 3: Cup of Jo
Image 4: Flickr
Image 5: Ffffound

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The New Counter

Well I promised photos of the new blue counter and here they are. The colour was inspired by Nigella Lawson's blue homewares brand and I covered the back of the counter in a gorgeous paper (as it was a bit unsightly from behind). 

The paint is Dulux 'Tenzig' (quarter strength).

More thanks to Little Bubble and Tree and Style Melbourne for your kind words regarding the Armadale opening.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Opening Day at the Enchanted Closet - Armadale

The Enchanted Closet girls at the end of a very long day

Yesterday was the opening of the Enchanted Closet at High Street, Armadale. It was pretty exciting and nerve wracking in equal measures. It turned out to be a fantastic day and we received so many positive comments from those who visited the store. We'd like to thank all of our family and friends who celebrated the day with us, along with some fellow bloggers and Skout friends who dropped in to say hi - it was so nice to meet you all. Likewise, a big thanks to the designers, suppliers and agents who also dropped by, and to Megan and Louise who did a fabulous job on the day. But most of all to our family, especially our Mum who flew down to help us out and my brother in-law, who pretty much did the shop fit-out single handedly. We couldn't have done it with out you!

P.S. Thanks to Cyma at CHEK Designs and House of Turtle for their lovely words about the Armadale opening on their blogs.