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Lazy Cats; Jungle Fish; Quince and Kim Soo

Lazy Cats; Jungle Fish; Quince and Kim Soo

From the industrial bohemian cafe called Lazy Cats in Ubud, to the delicious ceramics and great coffee/food at Quince in Canggu, the eclectic and stylish resort of Jungle Fish overlooking Osh River Valley, and the ambient homewares shop called Kim Soo Home.  I couldn’t resist sharing inspiration from some of the clever designers in Bali.

Credit to Lazy Cats Cafe – designed by Architect Alexis Dornier.  Jungle Fish Resort – designed by Furniture Designer/Owner, Niki Nasr, and Architect Rob Sample.  Quince – Owners/Creatives: Michele and Armen.  Kim Soo – Kim and Giorgia.

Love your work.

 

Recent Journeys to Suppliers

Recent Journeys to Suppliers

Some fabulous discoveries from the last few weeks:

Fiona Small

Artist – Interior Designer – Colour Specialist

Sienna Design

 

Replenish Renewel Refresh

Replenish Renewel Refresh

Bring the inside out and the outside in – it is time for spring – replenish, renewal and refresh. New fabric from JAB and Salvador, Katie Stratton’s wallpaper, and the velvet cushions from Mulberi Home are a few ways to connect our interiors to the outside with a visual flow.

 

 

Elegant Sensuality – Balance and Spirituality

Elegant Sensuality – Balance and Spirituality

The deep fuchsia under the lily pads, the violet lotus flowers, and the blush pinks were creating magic amongst the greens in The Winter Gardens at the Domain in Auckland last month.  While the velvet cushions evoke an elegant sensuality, the green and purple of the Zebra plant bring balance and spirituality to any space.  In perfect synchronicity the Philodendron has just flowered, and is looking divine.  Don’t be afraid of adding these colours to your settings, as they bring a sense of heavenly playfulness.


Embracing The Blues

Embracing The Blues

Blue is such an uplifting colour.  It goes with just about everything.  Inspiration is everywhere –  from the fabulous winter blue sky days; Timothy Oulton’s Noble Souls indigo dyed linen; this gorgeous Pierre Frey fabric; glossy textured subway tiles from The Tile People, to the layers of blue inks in my latest painting ‘When All You Can Hear Is What You Can See’.

After many layers of shellac inks and acrylics the depth is magic.  ‘When All You Hear Is What You See‘ is ready for sale. 1200x1200mm on Ply Box Board.  SOLD

Autumn’s Colours

Autumn’s Colours

Colour and design inspired by the Autumn tones.

 


 

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Colour Inspiration From Kawakawa Leaves

Colour Inspiration From Kawakawa Leaves

We are surrounded by inspiration, so when developing paint colours, and creating colour schemes, I am always on the look out for new combinations of saturations and tones. The colours of these dried Kawakawa leaves are rich in indigo, soft green, walnut brown, and blushed taupe. It’s one of my favourite teas for a revitalising tonic too.  I loved the synchronicity at the launch today of new furniture and furnishings in similar colours.

BTW note no ‘chopped’ cushion in sight !!  Stop it with the chopping people.

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