Yellow, Black and Gold Decorating! Classic, Cheery and Invigorating!

What is more amazing then yellow and black?… simple answer, nothing!   This is one of my favourite looks of the moment… Very Art Deco… Very energetic and simply gorgeous to look at… I had fun coming up with these looks, what do you think?

Have a great day everyone!

Creating a Colourful, Ethnic & Industrial Interior… It’s all about details!

I love this image…. This home has so many quirky details, eclectic combinations and a playful way with colour and texture. A home like this is about shopping for things with individual character, handmade detailing and nothing off any typical showroom floor… here are some things that I found.

This ottoman from Anthropologie is simply amazing…. It is a statement piece uses so many colours within its print that it should pop in most interiors. I also adore Mud Australia there ultra smooth handmade wares are beautiful and so stylish!

The brown and ethic materials work together beautifully in this design. Contrast is created between the neutral leathers and woods and the kitsch detailing of this brilliant owl lamp and linen cushion.

The Continuing Love Affair with Tom Dixon.

It’s time I made a confession, I LOVE Tom Dixon Lights…

There is something about his masterful style… using fantastic materials like copper in ways that reflect the industrial era but also evoke modern taste. Inspired by my dreams about the fantastic hotel me and my partner are staying at in New York, I thought I’d share some more inspiring pics of Tom Dixon Lighting and how to get the look in your home!

Gorgeous right? One of these lovely Tom Dixon Pendent Lights made from copper will set you back £340.00. For a genuine Tom Dixon I think it’s rather reasonable, go on spoil yourself… But if you need a good replica, try Matt Blatt, their replica will only set you back $295.00…

But one of my new favourites is definitely this baby…. Named the Etch Light Web in Copper this beautiful pendent light creates amazing patterns when lit and is simply stunning!

 The fantastic thing about light pendant lights like these is you can have them installed in most apartments without voiding your lease agreement. A simple fitting can be installed by an electrician and then if you decide to move later on it’s a quick switch to put the original light fitting back in. Add some charm and originality to your apartment with this easy and stylish addition.

Happy Monday Everyone !

The New Green Colour Crush!

There is something about the colour green. It’s so fresh and inviting!

Living in the CBD of Sydney on Darling Harbour I am lucky enough to have the view of greenery all around me. However, the power of this colour can also get lost against the dominating greys of the cement building which enclose most of the city skyline. What can you do? Well after finding these amazing images I think the best solution is incorporating this fantastic colour into your living areas. The freshness of this unexpected hue will really put you in a great frame of mind when you wake up!

I love those grand drum garden stools! They have them everywhere at the moment! I’m not a fan of the matchy-matchy in this image though as I would have went from perhaps a dark purple version of the stool available at Matt Blatt

Grand Drum in Colour from Matt Blatt. RRP: $165.00

or perhaps something even more gorgeous like this:

Jenaveve Floral Birds Sage from Kelani Fabrics. RRP: $33.00 per meter.

I’m digging this print from Kelani Fabrics to work as an occasional cushion on a nice big emerald green armchair. 🙂

What do you think about green people??? !!

XXCat

Destination: Morocco

Jewel tones, laid back feel, mixed textures of silk and cane, slices of embossed gold and silver, it all creates the mystical feel of the exotic. I love the Moroccan look. It plays to both my love of colour, and of organic shapes and textures. This is a style that can be thrown into most interiors. You can buy a few pieces such as lovely coloured glasses to jazz up your glassware, or go all out and really create an Moroccan escape.

Moroccan Tea Glasses from Masion Marrakech. $19.95 for 6.

Red Suade Ottoman from Metroscope. RRP: $230.

I love these! Buy a few and stack them, then use them as floor cushions when you have friends over! You can see how inviting they look scattered around on the floor below!

The rich yellows against those pinks! LOVE!

This is proof of the amazing effect that custom upholstery can have! Sometimes it is just worth the money as that ottoman/coffee table is amazing… what do you think?

Mosaic tables and handmade artifacts are also a large part of this style. They are so interesting and more exciting than the ordinary plain black table that many people usually gravitate toward.

120cm Mjannah Green and Beige Dining Table from Metroscope. RRP: $1,200.00

That sofa is amazing…. oh and the rug…. and the screen… ok I love it all!

Jewel coloured cushions!…. go and buy some now! This is such an inexpensive way to transform a space. This room has been influenced by the Moroccan style but is still very modern. Start incorporating now!

XXCat