A big thank you to Loni from Adore Magazine for featuring Verandah House in the December issue and for managing to capture a good image of Jess & I! We've been busy here in the hub of West End since opening our showroom only a few months ago. We are still meeting new customers and love seeing our longtime ones return for a visit. Its been an exciting and busy few months but we love being in West End, its a lively mixture of cultures and the bohemian heart of Brisbane. We feel right at home here and hope you can come visit soon.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I absolutely fell in love with the home of Rebecca de Ravenel featured in Vogue. Her flat in New York is super stylish and shows her great taste and style. Her time spent in the Bahamas and Paris is evident with all her vintage finds and collectables that adorn her home.
Blue and white is so timeless and I love how she has mixed it up with browns and earthy tones too creating a relaxed but super stylish look to her home!
I cant finish this post without a mention of her stunning bedroom, I have just ordered similar wallpaper for my bedroom and now I'm on a mission to find this canopy its amazing!!
After such a busy week I'm happy to be lounging around at home doing very little, laptop in position, wine in hand and enjoying doing absolutely nothing but indulging in me time, I hope your having a great day too xx
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I'm a huge fan of Suzanne Kasler's work, she is renowned for designing classic, timeless homes, incorporating the personal collections of antique pieces, contemporary and custom made pieces.
Her latest book Suzanne Kasler Timeless style, represents a lot my own design aesthetics. I personally love soft blue in a bedroom, for me its calming, restful, and elegant and the colour of my own bedroom. I believe a bedroom space should feel restful as Suzanne quotes, "Bedrooms are very important its where we begin our days in the morning and end them each evening"
Friday, October 11, 2013
I'm loving touches of gold in bathrooms but am I ready for gold taps, the verdict is still out. If you're clever how you go about it you can mix silver with touches of gold (as above). It can work equally as well and adds a more practical element to your bathroom. I try whenever possible to use wall lighting in bathrooms, the light is so much softer and lets face it a whole lot more flattering on naked bodies! The wallpaper is custom painted at VH, we are loving doing custom hand-painted paper by our Chinese artist, its no doubt a work of art.
Photo credit: pinterest and http://www.riverahomes.ca/?page=portfolio
Sunday, September 29, 2013
As a designer my love of nature is possibly one of my strongest design influences, most of the colours I use come from natural elements like the sea, shells, walks on the beach, collecting, driftwood, the depth of blues in the ocean, the country, flowers, rolling green hills. They say blue and green should never been seen, how wrong they are, I couldn't love a more perfect colour combination.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Our Verandah House coastal room represents the true Queensland relaxed look. With a cream cable-knitted throw draped over our built-in bench seat, layered with a mix of linen, beaded and embroidered cushions and accessorised with beautiful coral pieces and decor books...what's not to love! The bar trolley is a big favourite & a must have for any living/dining area. The wallpaper and custom panel work are added features and allows us to change the look every season.
Monday, September 2, 2013
I must say I am really loving my blog again! I have missed chatting about my weekly happenings and sharing our design world and experiences with you.
Today I thought I would share some more photos of our showroom, we opted for a classic yet edgy look that works in both a traditional and modern interior. We wanted to show Brisbane an entirely different look, our design philosophy is classic timeless looks that are edgy and fashion forward yet liveable and practical.
I love working with colour but I am even more drawn to the classic beauty of neutrals with plenty of texture and interest, more on that over the coming weeks. Currently we are working on some exciting projects: a boutique guest house, a large coastal home, another fabulous beach house property and to top it off two lovely clients whose children have moved on and its now time for the parents to spoil themselves and make the family home more of a grown up place for adults.
We are also working on a new build which is always fun and my favourite type of project as I get to be involved in the entire building and design process, there is nothing more rewarding than that final installation day!
So my blog is going to more about our design process and happenings at Verandah House, we can't wait to share more with you soon.