Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Throws

It's cold here, especially at night. We have a fire going but I still like to snuggle under a blanket at night while I watch TV. I also think a throw rug can make a room look cosy and inviting all year round.
This grey throw from Freedom looks good on the brown lounge. I also like the Knitted throws from Freedom as well.
I did say that when my hand is better I might try and make one of these (click here), but I can't see me ever getting around to it!

I also love the throws at Country Road this season.


Do you love a cozy throw rug?

XToni




Tuesday, 22 July 2014

An Architects Home

If I had my life over again I think I'd study Architecture. So when I saw the heading "An Architect's Dream Home " on the Skandivis Blog I had to check it out.





It feels like the Architect behind this home has let each room speak for itself, from the polished concrete floor throughout, white walls emphasising the carved wall detail, generous ceiling height and beautiful fireplaces. 
It seems that in this home, less is definitely more!

xToni

All images from here

Monday, 21 July 2014

Warehouse Conversion

You've got to love a good warehouse conversion. The beautiful oversized windows, exposed brick, timber beams and lots of white walls. The industrial feel can blend well in a minimalist scheme while staying true to the buildings original form and function.







Warehouse conversions are full of personality and that's what I think I love most about them.

xToni

All images from here

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Ecoco

Ecoco is a gorgeous retail store situated in the city of Launceston in Tasmania. 




Its recent success can be attributed to its owner and interior designer, Di Loone, who originally established Ecoco in 2009. 
Since then, Ecoco has built up an extensive network and following both locally and nationally.


Its inspiring haven of home wares, furniture, gifts and fashion, are sourced both locally and from around the world.


When I visit Tasmania this coming September, this gorgeous shop will be high on my hit list. Meanwhile, their recently revamped online shop is saved in my 'favourites', just in case I'm needing that little special something in a hurry! You can visit their website here.
Have a lovely day!

Giulia.x 


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Button Hooks


On the last day of our Melbourne trip, my daughter and I decided to spend some time in the main street of Hampton where we were staying. There are quite a few quaint, little home ware shops to explore there, so after breakfast at the Brown Cow Cafe, which by the way, is my favourite cafe to go to when I stay in Hampton, we set off for one more 'scan and strike' session before our flight home to Newcastle.


The Brown Cow has the best coffee in Hampton!


This was the last meal I ordered at the Brown Cow Cafe... couldn't resist one more  hot breakfast, hehehe!!
I've been wanting some hooks for guests to hang their towels and clothes on in our spare room and so I was delighted when we came across the very thing I'd been looking for.
These button hooks, available in eight different colours are made from timber and can be purchased from HK Living. 


When I got home I decided they were too cute to hang away where no one could see them, so we set about creating a nook in the hallway where we could all use them for our hats and jackets.






I originally bought five but I've decided that two more would complete the look on the timber rail that my husband erected. I rang HK Living yesterday and ordered them over the phone. The salesperson assured me I would receive them within two days!



By the way, I really enjoyed visiting the HK Living website where they have lots of other lovely home wares and furniture that you can purchase online. You should check it out!
Happy Days!
Giulia.x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Vintage Posters

While we were in Hawaii last week we visited the Vintage European Poster shop in Lahaina Maui. 
As you can imagine I was just a little bit excited to have an opportunity to search through their collection in person. 
I just love the look an authentic poster can give to a room.

 I bought myself the poster Titled Les Cycles Clement which was printed in 1895 in France. I was attracted to the soft colours and as my husband is a keen cyclist I knew he'd like it too. 

 I need to get the poster framed so in 
the mean time I've been looking around the internet for inspiration.

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You can view part of the stores collection online and they do ship to Australia, just click here.

xToni

Monday, 14 July 2014

Hawaii

I've just enjoyed 12 days in Hawaii. We went this time last year so we knew we were going to paradise and it didn't disappoint. We spent 7 relaxing nights in Maui before flying to Waikiki where the pace is definitely a lot faster.  

We swam
We drove to the top of a volcano in Maui before cycling down to the bottom!
My daughter and her friend loved the shopping

We took a cruise to one of the islands off Maui to snorkel and swim with the turtles.

Enjoyed far too many cocktails!

The sunsets were magical.

Hawaii really is a gorgeous place to holiday, we enjoyed every minute of it!
But for now it's back to reality.

xToni

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