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Thursday, October 30, 2008

French Love on Flickr...

(all images courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilidebretagne/)Well I've come to the end of a very busy week. Flat out actually and even too tired to blog in the evenings. I apologise for my lack of posts this week, my hayfever hasn't helped either.I am however, very excited about todays post. I discovered this flickr page that has had me drooling for some time. This lady lives in Bretagne

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Tag and an Award!

(Stunning tile made by Ness @ Marley & Lockyer)My new pal Ness at the charming blog Marley & Lockyer Tagged me a few weeks ago. Thank you Ness, I apologise for the delayed response. The rules say to link to the person who tagged you, mention the rules, tell 6 quirky yet un interesting things about yourself and tag six other people with a link to their blogs and a comment to let them know they've

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Parterre - The ultimate provincial shopping experience in Sydney...

If you are looking to build or fill your home with quintessential authentic French Provincial wares, you live in Sydney and money is no object, then Parterre is just about the most ultimate shopping experience you could have.Located in the gorgeous historic blue ribbon area of Woollhara, east Sydney and is housed in one of the areas oldest sandstone buildings, it features 2 floors and a walled

Friday, October 24, 2008

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.....

My mum and daughter and I are heading up to the lakehouse this morning for a lovely girly weekend. My son and husband are having much needed "man time" lol. They're going to play a few rounds of golf and watch action movies. Us ladies will relax on the beach, browse the boutiques, chug down the chardonnay (daughter excluded of course lol) and engorge some divine Thai food.I hope you all have a

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Movie magic...

(image couresy of Vogue Living Australia)It's heavenly images like this that make want to forget all about my love of French design and embrace the culture from my own backyard.Whether it be French, English or Australiana, what is it about a feminine boudoir that appeals to my senses? I suppose it's the romance of it all. The fact that although I'm not royalty or a celebrity I can still create

Monday, October 20, 2008

A before and after you don't want to miss!

Before...After!Before...After!!If there is anyone out there who hasn't yet heard of Brooke and Steve Giannetti then you better hurry and get with the program cause you're missing out!This husband and wife are a well respected and highly successful architect and interior designer team from California, USA. Their breathtakingly beautiful projects have graced the pages of such wonderful magazines

A love dedication to pretty handpainted furniture...

(The Paris Apartment)My post on friday about the stunning apartment in NYC featured a gorgeous old Italian handpainted side table that made my heart sing.This led me to scroll through my files and find a bunch of images I had to compile into a love dedications post.(OK magazine)I am completely head over heels in love with pretty handpainted furniture old and new and especially of the French/

Sunday, October 19, 2008

We have babies...

(please click to enlarge) Here are a couple of pics I took of our new family additions on the weekend. Aren't they cute?Gosh I hope they're all girls lol.I hope ' y'all ' had or are having a great weekend :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pretty Apartment #3...

Finally we have apartment #3 and I think I saved the best for last. This stunning apartment is in New York city and decorated by Margaret Elman, the founder and owner of Chair Couture.From a feature in the May 07 issue of Home Beautiful - Chair Couture is a business based on the idea of 're-dressing' vintage French and Italian pieces in bold, modern fabrics to "take classic antiques out of the

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pretty Vintage Apartment #2....

Many Aussie's will immediately recognise this heavenly space as it's been featured numerous times in various shelter magazines and television commercials. I am always thrilled when I discover styled variations of her feminine paradise. I've also posted a few times, here and here about this former mattress factory turned amazing warehouse apartment and famous store owned by the Vintage queen

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A VERY pretty vintage apartment...

This apartment in Copenhagen, Denmark completely bewitched me when I first saw it and still does. I can honestly say I would not change a single thing. Truly one of the most beautiful apartments I've ever seen.Over the next 3 days I will feature 3 stunning apartments that will make you feel giddy and curl your hair lol. If they don't bring the girlyness out in you I don't know what will lol.This

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's the time of year to Think Pink!

(Bastienne Van Bockel via Desire to Inspire)Unfortunately I think it's fairly safe to say most of us have had our hearts touched by someone who suffers or suffered from breast cancer. As a dedication to Breast Cancer awareness month I thought I'd compile all of my favourite pink images into one post and encourage everyone to donate generously :) (Betsy Johnson) (Bliss Linens) (House Beautiful) (

I'm back and raring to go!

(playing around with my hall table)Well I'm back from my week break, the kids go back to school tomorrow and I couldn't be happier lol. No seriously, we all had a truly lovely time. We spent our days basically lazing around the beach and the house, cooking up bbq's and eating on the balcony as we watched the sun-setting over the lake :) I guess it wasn't all lazing around, we did also manage to

Saturday, October 4, 2008

"Les Oliviers"

Phew! Finally finished. It took me 3 days to finish this post lol. I thought my computer had died on me, for the past 3 days it would hardly switch on. I didn't know whether I had a virus or something in the box itself had broken. Being a public holiday on monday I was going to have to wait till tuesday for a technician and we're planning to go away to the lake house on monday for a week so as

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

No details spared!

Imagine having your very own mini French Chateau right on the beachfront of Manly Cove, Sydney Harbour.This 2 storey apartment almost has to be seen to believed. It's small but it's perfectly detailed.From the property listing - gorgeous antique french theme described as a "french chateau". High ceilings with tiered cornices, french doors, Parisian-style oak parquetry, limestone floors, and