Wednesday, November 3, 2010

How Good Are These!

The French Carafe set by Royal VKB arrived in the shop today and I just love them. Fill the carafe with water, wine or whatever.. pop the four glasses on top and carry to the table leaving one arm spare to take another. They look fabulous and are so functional. Also available online.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Deer Willow is Born

Yes, yes I know I am the worst blogger around but I do have a fairly good excuse... I have recently opened a store in Dural NSW. We took just over a month to renovate and stock the store before opening. 2 months in and all is going well. I love going in every day and changing things around when stock needs replenishing. I love the challenge of finding new items to replace ones that are sold. My aim is to always have something new and gorgeous for everyone to look at. Our journey so far....

Already the shop is looking very different from the pictures....... must take more photos!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kitchen Reno

Most of my friends feel that I am blessed being married to a builder. Anyone married to a builder knows better. My kitchen reno started last February and here we are a year on.... see what I mean!

You may think the sink area is finished but we still have to put in the sliding windows that will open up to the outdoor entertaining area. The marble top was put on but not sealed and is now etched with the juice of every tomato or lemon that happened to come into contact with it. We were always going to hone it to get rid of the polished look... so not a huge problem but not finished.

Note the ugly void between the French doors and the fridge? Now a dumping ground for all our bits and bobs. My vision here is a modern take on and old kitchen dresser. Drawers are in....just need the door fronts and the glass and white, timber display cabinet above.

The patches in the ceiling need filling and the floor..mmm. Would love to be brave and paint them white but I'm not convincing hubby on that one, so will probably give them a light liming.

Hopefully, I can show you the finished kitchen before February next year!!!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tree House Envy

The time has come to build our son his long time coming... tree/cubby house. It was supposed to be built at our last house and If we don't do it now... he won't be able to fit in it the way he is growing.

Its amazing what you find when you start looking... What child wouldn't want their bedroom to look like one of these divine rooms from Dutch website
Kids Factory
. These would have to be every child's dream come true. A pity we don't have the ceiling height.

I think I may have found the perfect tree house for our backyard, thanks to Inside Out Christmas issue. The styling is By Shannon Fricke and I wouldn't be surprised if it is her own tree house on her stunning property in Bangalow. The beautiful image is by Prue Ruscoe... Thank you so much... now if only I had that tree!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Rooms that make you go mmm......

I love white rooms that look like they have been collected over time, where rustic furniture and vintage accessories add warmth and character. Here are some of my favourites...

Photo courtesy of Living etc ... They have an amazing photo gallery that will keep you busy for hours.

Another gorgeous magazine Skona hem

Another Scandinavian kitchen..sorry I can't remeber where this is from but will keep searching.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Peek Inside Paumes

Here is a peek inside the gorgeous and inspirational books by Paumes. Overflowing with creative inspiration, get lost in the stunning photographs and beautiful layouts. The sort of books that you pick up several times over, and each time see something new. Even though the text is in Japanese...the books are easy to follow with beautiful inspiring images.

The ones we have selected feature well-styled, creative and original rooms from real people living in real cities and can all be purchased online at Exquisite Living

Copenhagen...The capital of fairy tales. An amazing sense of style and they make it look so easy!

Childrens Rooms Copenhagen

Copenhagen Apartments

London, a visual feast of interesting and inspiring work and living spaces. All with their own unique character and packed full of quirky objects, gorgeous retro furniture and ideas to steal for your own home.

London Ateliers

Children's Rooms London

London Gardens

At last! A precious insiders guide to Paris and London’s most sought after antique, vintage and second-hand addresses. The secrets of the flea markets are unveiled for you and the address of each shop and opening hours are written in English or French.

London Vintage

Paris Brocante