Well another week draws to a close and what a busy one it has been.
Besides my baby turning 10, I have been busy overseeing an installation for a client.
The client had some existing Asian furniture pieces that were staying and many pieces that were going. We took our inspiration from this room with it’s touches of Asian flair and of course a little red.
This week I arrived to an empty room with just the red cabinet.
We used the two carvers for the end of the dining table to sit either side of the cabinet and they can be drawn up to the dining table when entertaining.
Here’s a sneak peak at the fabric we have chosen for curtains and furniture. I’ll be sure to post an update next week.
Have a wonderful weekend. The forecast for Sydney is fine but cool.
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One of the last things I’m often asked to advise on when working with a client, is their art. Not so much which type of are, but rather which part of the wall should the piece be placed. It’s usually the last thing that goes up and marks those freshly painted or renovated walls so I understand the trepidation felt.
The most important aspect of hanging art is to make sure the centre of the artwork is at eye level. This is so the average person can peer straight into the painting. Those of us that are vertically challenged need to take this into consideration and take it up a few centimetres. However as we all know, rules were meant to be broken.
Another great tip for hanging art is to hang a large piece off centre and group two or more smaller pieces to one side, rather than on either side.
Arrange clusters of separately framed photos, rather than multiple photos in one frame.
As they say, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and this should be kept in mind when you are buying art for your own home. What appeals to you will not necessarily appeal to everyone, but if you are living with your piece then it must have some meaning to you. It should evoke a memory such as something you have purchased on a holiday, or it should tell a story like a historical piece or it should get you thinking.
I don’t think a house looks lived in until there are pieces on the wall. It doesn’t have to be expensive artworks (although my artist Mother would say this is a good option). Think outside the frame and consider other options for decorating the walls.
If you were styling your home for sale, then that’s the time to purchase or rent artwork that sits well with the decor. The subject matter at this time should be fairly neutral too. It’s amazing that some people just can’t see past what’s in front of them and an “out there” artwork may detract from the reason these people are in your home in the first place.
So this weekend, have a look at what’s hanging on your walls and maybe change things around or put up new items. Whatever you do, enjoy your weekend.
It’s a long weekend in most parts of Australia with today being a public holiday for the Queen’s Birthday. It’s always nice to have an extra day off and spend time with firends and family. I thought I would share with you some right royal images I have found to make your interior fit for a Queen.
Happy Birthday Your Majesty.
Today is IFI World Interiors Day with the 2009 theme being “Interiors that Last”. To celebrate, I thought I would give you a short tour of some of the homes on which I have had the pleasure of working. These homes are all in Sydney, Australia and together with the individual home owners, I have assisted to create their harmonious environment.
Thank you for joining me on this tour and have a happy World Interiors Day.
who’s the fairest of them all?
I would think any of these mirrors would add a sense of fun and intrigue to any room. I have always loved the children but can’t resist the chook. I’m a bit of a chook fanatic so hanging this at my kitchen door appeals. These are all from Lightly.
I can also see the humour in having a few mice around the kitchen bin.
But this really takes the cake. A mirror, a lamp and a shelf all in one. Perfect for an entry or hall where you often need all three. Design For Use also has a floor version.