Tuesday, 19 June 2012

KAS Australia Sale

This is just a quick post to let you all know that KAS Australia are having a massive one week sale, on now!

KAS are Australian designers and manufacturers of some of the most beautiful and fashionable soft furnishings on the market. Stop by their website and have a look, you may pick yourself up a great bargain!

Monday, 11 June 2012

White Out...

Now that our house is on the market, I've been getting some ideas together for what our new interior may end up looking like. My previous post included images of certain features I like, but now I'm thinking about colour, or more appropriately lack thereof!

When we renovated our current home I was heavily pregnant. We moved into our home in the April and I had our youngest daughter in the first week of July. I'm not sure if pregnancy affects everyone in the same way it affected me, but I could NOT make a decision to save my life! Thankfully my Mum was around to force help me make the decisions I needed to when they needed to be made. The strangest thing that happened to me over that time though was that I wanted everything in warm tones. Now I'm not and never have been, a warm tone person and even with my Mum bringing that fact to my attention time and again I was adamant that my tastes had changed and I wanted everything warm. I have been happy with the colour scheme in our home, but now I'm starting to dream of crisp whites with blue/green accents for Summer and grey accents for Winter.

I just love how fresh and bright cool white interiors are. I realise some people may find them a little chilly feeling on a gloomy Winter day, but a lovely roaring fire is the perfect remedy for that!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Florence Broadhurst...taking the US by storm!

Florence Broadhurst was born in Queensland, Australia in 1899. By the time of her death in 1977 she had lived in Australia, Asia and England, performed professionally on stage, been befriended by royalty, exhibited her paintings and started an internationally successful wallpaper company based on her own designs. She was considered to be years ahead of her time, complex, eccentric and talented.

Decades later the Florence Broadhurst designs are taking the US by storm! The designs are being featured through Kate Spade New York. In Australia, Signature Prints owns the rights to the Florence Broadhurst designs and they produce everything from her famous wallpapers to fabrics.


Japanese Floral Design Curtains


Horses Stampede

Japanese Floral

Japanese Floral Rug

I don't think anyone can deny Florence Broadhurst was light years ahead of her time. If you are in Australia and love these designs, pop over to Signature Prints to pick up the fabrics or wallpaper of your choice.

If you are in the US you can purchase Florence Broadhurst designs on everything from playing cards and post cards, to a new dress, hat or dinnerset! Simply search the Kate Spade website for Florence Broadhurst.

*All images and information for this post were sourced from Signature Prints