Friday, February 26, 2010

Interiors Inspiration {Art Deco}

There are little pockets in Sydney overflowing with beautiful art deco architecture and I must say I have always been quite partial towards it. 

Our apartment building is an an art deco block, but has been completely re-vamped and modernised to the point you could only tell it was once art deco from the outside. A shame really, since art deco features are rather exquisite!

What do you have planned for the weekend lovelies? I am packing away my laptop and heading off for a weekend trip with hubby and Charlie (our gorgeous dog!) down to a little town on the South Coast of NSW. I plan to take lots of pictures and catch up on some magazine reading.

Have a lovely weekend!

Rachel xo

Image sources:
House & Garden
Greg Natale

Friday Fashion Notes {Olsen Style}

 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen never fail to disappoint with their stylish and chic wardrobe choices.
Forget the boho-chic style they once made famous, now it's all about the glamour baby - love it!

P.S I updated my blog header last night (about time!), what do you think?

Image sources:
Coco's Tea Party 
Diary of a Fashion Muse

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Oh Boy! Sweet Treats from a Delightful Dessert Buffet

I stumbled across this gorgeous custom made dessert buffet crafted by Evelyn at Sweet Stylings Event Design. I am sure you will agree that her Baby Shower treats are simply stunning!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Interiors Inspiration {White}


1. light, airy, or tenuous: an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.
2. extremely delicate or refined: ethereal beauty.

Loving: pure white interiors. Ethereal is one word that comes to mind when looking at these spaces. There is definitely a sense of refined beauty that comes from these images.

What do you think about a pure white decor - could you have this look in your home?

Rachel xo

Definition source

Image credits:
Desire to Inspire
Emma's Design Blog 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Interiors Inspiration {Feeling Blue}

The start of the working week is enough to make anyone feel blue, but hopefully these shades of blue will cheer you up.

I was going through our New York photos on the weekend and came across a shot taken of this stunning door which is from a townhouse on the Upper East side. It was such a gorgeous door I had to take a photo!

How was your weekend lovelies?

Rachel xo

Image credits:
My own 
Country Living 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New York Fashion Week {Victoria Beckham}

Victoria Beckham's latest collection at New York Fashion week had me swooning. VB has certainly made her mark on the fashion world and we are all sitting up and taking notice.

The classic, no fuss designs are a in a word *stunning*.

Image credit: New York Mag

Friday, February 19, 2010

Oh So Lovely {A Neutral Palette}

Making a room appear bigger, or the desire to create a sense of peace and calm can be easily achieved by using a neutral palette.

I am instantly drawn to decors with a neutral palette as I love natural light, which is tends to be exaggerated in these spaces.

Image sources:
Desire to Inspire  
House Beautiful 
Decor Pad 

Friday Fashion Notes {Take Me Black}

The perfect cocktail dress, the sassy go-to outfit, 
or just casual denim, 
you can't go wrong wearing black.

Image credits:
Stockholm Street Style

Thursday, February 18, 2010

{Interiors Inspiration} Louis Vuitton

Coco Chanel famously said "Fashion fades, only style remains the same" which was clearly the philosophy used when creating these stunning interiors where Louis Vuitton luggage has been used to perfectly complement the space.

Forget using Louis Vuitton luggage for travel - they make a stylish decor accessory!
Had to throw this in - I cannot resist the LV Speedy tote, it is such a classic. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Cottage Renovation Delight


I discovered this stunning renovation via The Style Files and was immediately smitten by how the architects transformed this 1904 farmhouse into a modern and stylish home, yet cleverly retained the original cottage feel.

Elements I adore:
  • Painted white floorboards
  • Black and white, mixed with neutral shades
  • French doors opening on to an outdoor entertaining area, allowing lots of light into the living and dining area
  • Chandelier-style light fitting in the dining room
  • Kitchen cupboards (!)
  • Blackboard in the kitchen
  • Hand basin faucet in the bathroom
  • Vintage bedside table
  • Wrought-iron bed frames
What is your favourite element?

Check out the rest of the amazing transformation {see the full project}.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Oh So Lovely: Vintage Inspiration

I love these vintage interiors; there is an overwhelming sense of comfort and homeliness associated with these shots. Simple things such as candles, flowers, pretty doilies, and cute tea cups can easily add a vintage feel to a space.

How was your Valentine's Day lovelies? I was spoilt rotten; I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband.

We went to see Valentines Day, and I must say it was fantastic! Extremely cheesy and romantic, but such delicious fun!

Rachel xo

Images via Flickr

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My kitchen: by day and by night

One of the things I wanted to do this year is was sharpen my photography skills. I have dabbled in photography fleetingly in the past and always loved it but never took the time to learn the craft properly.

So, having recently acquired a Canon 30D from a friend on an indefinite loan, I couldn't pass up the the opportunity to learn.

And what better way of learning than taking shots of our apartment, right? 

The first shots I have taken are from our kitchen. We have a galley style kitchen with virtually no bench space, so overcome this problem we recently purchase a benchtop from Ikea, which has made a monumental improvement to the space.

It now means I have room to spread out when cooking and extra storage, which always comes in handy! On the other side we have 3 barstools that create an extra seating area and another 'zone' in the apartment.

Next up: the living area.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

Rachel xo

Friday, February 12, 2010

Heavenly Hydrangeas & Happy Weekend!

 Hydrangeas are officially my favourite flowers at the moment. So convenient they come in different shades, they can perfectly fit in with your mood or decor!

Just want to say a big thank you to all the new visitors to my blog and for all of your lovely comments, I love hearing from you!
Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's weekend, filled with much
joy and love.

Rachel xo

Friday Fashion Notes

Love the classic combination of black with beige. These skinny black pants with boots tucked in look fab!
Thigh high boots are definitely on my winter wishlist.
Wow, these women look like they are having the most amazing time together with such good friends! Plus they all look ridiculously stylish! Loving these cute brown booties on the left.
My favourite find of the week: this stunning Prada bag is to-die-for! The chocolate brown heels are equally lust-worthy.

Wishing you a most fabulous Friday lovelies!
Rachel xo

Image credits: Stockholm Street Style, Models Off Duty, The Sartorialist, Coco's Tea Party