Sunday, 7 August 2011

Dancing Girl's Bedroom

My delightful, 3 year old, daughter has a lovely room. I have for some time been trying to find an image I once saw, it is below and I am tickled pink that I have found it again! This is the initial inspiration for my Dancing Girls Room, her ceilings are much higher than these so the cabinetry will have to be lower and I think we will end up putting a cupboard on either end of the bookshelves too.  I am now on the hunt for some tulle to have as the valance (I won't be having the draws for now but think a tulle skirt for the bed would look amazing.  Anyone know of where I can get some "dancing themed decor" as we will only wear a skirt that "twirls" at the moment!!

I am waiting on my fabric for the headboard......bring on October!

I spent the weekend moving furniture around and planning Dancing Girl's master bedroom.  My "Astro Boy"  has moved on and is from this point forward to be known as "Budding Builder"  (he has ALWAYS had an obsession for building/construction).  So, first thing was to make the headboard.  Mr Amazing and Budding Builder went to work.....and then it was my turn to wallpaper the headboard (it will be upholstered once the to die for new fabric arrives in October).

Mr Amazing and Budding Builder hard at work......of course the tools are still left on the veranda :)
Typical.......ran out of adhesive glue.....until tomorrow headboard!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Ghostpatrol & Miso

Oh my gosh!  I received my regular email from Edwina Corlette Gallery and I could not be happier.  Ghostpatrol & Miso are amazing.  Whether you agree with street art (graffiti) or not you can not argue with the unbelievable talent of this pair.  I am having difficulty in deciding which of the duo I like best, so for now, I LOVE them both.  These clips are a little long but I could not stop watching them.  The idea of Miso's "paste-ups" are mesmerising and Ghostpatrols's characters have such a sense of adventure and fun.  Enjoy (I did).



PS  I need to go to Melbourne!!!!!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Art of Hanging

We have had a very eventful past couple of months.  The next couple are not looking any different! School holidays, house renovating, birthday parties, getting together with old friends, finance and more finance!! Phew, hectic but loving it all. I just adore the image below, I spotted it on my sisters blog Ivy & Piper Blog . Liz & Mel, it is just gorgeous! The lovely white and a contrasting black always makes for a stunning look.  It prompted me to look at our picture wall at home.

Image from Ivy & Piper  emag

Our work-in-progress cluster wall

Another fantastic snippet of information! This might just have saved one very frustrated and heated Saturday afternoon last year. We actually ceased attempting to hang our 50+ pictures on our lounge room cluster wall for fear of the wall looking like Swiss cheese before it looked OK......ended up calling in the experts "The Art of Hanging" money ever spent and we are still married as a result.  Check out this link here from The Lennoxx for some professional guidance on the art of hanging (and it REALLY is an art).


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A Few of My FavouriteThings

My favourite drink.....image from one of my favourite designers

Courtesy of Vogue TV, amazing after all of this time her apartment looks as stylish as ever!  A truly stylish lady!

My favourite perfume....."Coco Mademoiselle is a women's perfume in the Chanel collection that was introduced in 2001 for the younger Chanel fans.  The fragrance was created by Jacques Polge, the nose of Chanel since 1978"  Wikipedia Commons

Blue and white ginger jars are an absolute favourite, this gorgeous image is from Anna Spiro

This image captures a few of my favourite things.... candles, pink and peonies.  Image from the lovely blog Heavenly Blooms

This post could go on FOREVER!!

Ciao Sonnee 

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Black & Spiro Sale

Just a very quick post, I couldn't contain my excitement after just learning about my favorite time of year.....the Black & Spiro sale! Eeeeeekkkkkkk, very excited.........would seriously think about camping out at 768 Brunswick Street New Farm. Check out why you too should be camping out here 


Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Why does a well styled bookshelf look as though it occurred naturally.......thank goodness for this tutorial here , it is from the lovely blog below.

Little Green Notebook with fantastic "how to guides"

Betsy Burnham via Decor Demon

House Beautiful


M Designs via La Dolce Vita

Kelly Klein via Habitually Chic

Martensen via Desire to Inspire

Lonny via The Lennoxx

And check out the "hints and tips" section at The Lennoxx, what a great find this website is!
I am now on a mission to find other ideas for styling a bookshelf (especially considering I have a wall of bookshelves downstairs that need some serious attention). Vignettes and tablescapes should be next I think.


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Beginning of Inspiration Board

Here is the beginning of my inspiration board, soon to be, wall.  I have been keeping this trellis wallpaper for over a year now.  I have been trying to find the perfect thing to do with it.....line the cork inspiration board with it.....done.  These are some images that i have acquired lately, they are waiting patiently to be framed and to go on a cluster wall above our old brick pizza oven (beside the timber mirror that I painted bright yellow).  At this rate, if I don't start to get these framed there will be a mountain of them sitting around as they seem to be multiplying by the day.

Favourite wall paper that has been neglected for over 12 months.....purchased from Black & Spiro

Image from eBay her spotty bikinis!

Image from Inside Out Magazine's latest issue & 50's pin up girl eBay collectors card

Anna Spiro's chair by Anne Harwell from

Beautiful!  From Kerry Shipp of Driftwood Interiors

Image from Inside Out Magazine.....I need more magazines!

eBay purchase from (I will get back to you).  Love the tulle skirt!