the sunday nook {celeb style}…

today’s sunday nook {in the making} comes to you care of nicole richie’s wardrobe…

nicole richie

fashion has always inspired me {being a fashion designer was my teenage dream}, so it should come as no surprise to learn that sometimes for me a single outfit can inspire a whole room…

in this case i already knew i wanted to turn my living space a little more wild child & a lot more bohemian with an added hint of glamour, but the concept was still in early development phase…

that is, of course, until i spied a photo of nicole richie in this get-up: simultaneously understated & over-the-top &, of course, fabulously fabulous!

now to inject some of that fabulousness into my living room…

i already have the couch {this one’s similar} & oversize lamp, the coffee tables & sheepskin are on order & i’m currently eyeing off some rugs courtesy of some upcoming auctions…

layer on a mix of luxe cushions {the majority of which come from here} & i think i’m almost there…

now if only i could convince my other half {& landlord} to turn to the dark side via a pot of paint

the sunday nook {the best of both worlds}…

dark walls

lately my personal decorating style has taken a turn for the worse…

torn between my native australian love of openness & light & my adopted northern hemisphere tendencies for dark & cosy, things have become a little muddled…

but today’s sunday nook serves as a design compass of sorts, showing me it is indeed possible to successfully combine the two…

here natural, earthy elements & a connection with the outdoors coexist peaceably with squishy, stay-a-while furnishings & dark enveloping walls…

the look is laid back yet elegant, unpretentious & inviting: the best of both worlds…

{ps. i think you know what i’m going to say, right? please paint that ceiling dark!}

image via: design manifest

the sunday nook {la dolce vita}…

prettyinpink

sexy & sultry, today’s sunday nook speaks in dulcet tones of la dolce vita…

velvet-clad lady chairs, a cluster of low tables & an oversized glass chandelier make me want to wrap myself in a swathe of silk taffeta & mix a mad martini {or two}…

add to those smooth curves & jaunty angles, plush fabrics & polished finishes a vintage palette of dusky pink & dirty blue & it’s a heady mix indeed…

{p.s. slapped wrist for letting that radiator – & door frame –  threaten to steal the show: paint it out in a moody hue to match those walls & watch it magically disappear!}

image via: dimore studio

phoenix & oh so foxy {phoenix & fox}…

phoenix&fox_onlinestore

worth the wait!

the phoenix & fox online store is now open & i can highly recommend some foraging over yonder!

the lovely kelly & sam have picked out a pretty stellar line-up for inclusion in their first season’s offerings…

so far my top five would have to be…

phoenix&fox

the fabulously-oversized bronzed mirror, industrial-cool warehouse coffee table, vintage-style curve planter, attitudinal spike tealight holder & the quirky-as-hell-but-i-still-love-it octopus candleholder

which is your fave?

please do take a nosy & report back!

{huge congrats to kelly & sam!!!}

the sunday nook {murky depths}…

ahern

as sure as night follows day, when the weather starts to make a turn so to do my colour preferences for the home…

with the onset of autumn i find myself seeking out the murky depths of sludgy hues such as inky blue, aubergine & warming jewel-tones…

& today’s nook, the home of florist gemma ahern, pretty much nails the look i’m after…

loads of layers & a healthy dose of pattern-on-pattern make this fireside retreat super cosy & inviting…

who cares what the weather’s like outside when there are corners like this for curling up in?

image via: abigail ahern

country kitchen alchemy {edition nine}…

let’s, if you don’t mind, roll back the clocks & make pretend it’s still august…

that way not only would we still have more of a lovely northern summer to enjoy, but i wouldn’t be two weeks late posting the latest country kitchen alchemy!

apologies for the delay {my fault entirely}…

let’s get straight to it shall we!?!

country kitchen alchemy_introduction_edition nine_onscreen

country kitchen alchemy_ingredient_edition nine_onscreen

country kitchen alchemy_recipe one_edition nine_onscreen

country kitchen alchemy_recipe two_edition nine_onscreen

i’d like to think this last month’s edition was worth the wait, no?

don’t forget, you can download these {& all of lisa’s recipes} from the my features tab where i have saved these recipe cards in a more printer-friendly format…

enjoy!

previous editions of country kitchen alchemy: onetwothreefourfivesixseven, eight

{this is not a sponsored post, just two friends sharing the love!}

the sunday nook {indian summer}…

romain ricard

perfect for an indian summer, today’s sunday nook features some of my favourite combinations…

a pretty palette of maize & mustard, midnight blue & softest pink is both soothing & inviting…

whilst polished concrete flooring overlaid with raw wood & linen offers a tactile retreat…

finally, when your eyes get too weary to read you can always rest them on the wooden beams & a perfectly-formed niche filled with sculptural delights…

simple, pretty & perfect!

image by romain ricard via: style files

the sunday nook {pull up a pew}…

the musket room bar

you might well remember this little ode to perfection a little while back: well today’s sunday nook is a continuation of the theme, with a slightly more detailed look…

it is, of course, the musket room & truth be told i’m a little obsessed with this venue at the moment…

it’s a simple space which is rich in detail, raw & yet refined…

scalloped tiles blend seamlessly into the wooden boards beyond, their curves mirrored in the brassy bar-top lamps & cushioned leather seat pads…

& from the bare brick walls to the rhythmic undulation of the wood slab bar top, texture & movement abounds…

this space, more than many others, beckons me to pull up a pew…

image via: petite passport

 

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