Saturday, January 29, 2011


Thankyou so much for all the awards I am continually recieving from all my fellow bloggers, I am truly honoured. Thanks to Jelly Shane, Trish-A Dream House For Trish, Krystal Kreations, Pam-Bayside Rose [I hope I didn't forget anyone, sorry if I did] Okay now this is the part where I have to tell you seven things about myself here goes.................................................................. 7 THINGS ............FIRSTLY I am a mother to three beautiful children, A 12 year old daughter, a 9 year old princess and a 5 year old superhero in the making..............SECONDLY I have a brother who is the talented designer behind the name that is" CREATIVELY ACTIVE MINDS", many of my fellow bloggers stock his fabulous designs in their online shops.......THIRDLY My beautiful 9 year old daughter has apppeared in many tv commercials the latest being Queensland Tourism and the kleenex silk touch tissues ad to name a few...FOURTHLY ...I have an obsession with beautiful shiny things so much so that my home is filled with sparkly cushions, mirrors, you name it, if it's sparkly I want it , some would say I have a problem ,but I think i'ts an extension of my personality{ha ha } FIVE..My mind is constantly thinking of new ways to beautify my surroundings much to my husband dismay ....SIX the most inspirational person to me woud be OPRAH......SEVEN I am pregnant with my fourth child after 2 very long and trying years.., so there you have it , to me this sounds all very boring, but now it's out there! now I have to pass it on to five fellow bloggers but I choose to make it two.

Chloe-Pink Flamingo- gorgeous blog, well deserved please check her out

A-M - The House That A-M Built-a truly inspirational lady, her blog inspired me to start my own blog

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I love this image, and as you know I especially love shiny things, and as you can guess it's the beautiful pink lights that draw me in, of course the kartell ghost chairs are also striking, as is the pretty wallpaper and glass sidepanel down the stairs. So I guess I just love the uniqueness that is this image. Again love, love those pretty lights, wouldn't know where to put them...but does that really matter? I don't think so. Have an inspiring day blogger friends xx
image via Driftwood interiors

Wednesday, January 26, 2011



Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Loving this..
Hope everyone is having an inspirational day, and what a gorgeous one it is.
image via the Inspired Room

Monday, January 24, 2011


How breathtakingly beautiful is this home owned by interior designer Pamela Makin, this Bungan Beach Cottage is in sydney's northern beaches...
Pamela's greatest passion in life is interior design and it manifests in both her house and her retail store "Les Interieurs"

Just stunning...A key feature of the cottage is a felled swamp mahogany tree trunk which sits in the middle of the living room...

A wonderfully relaxing space to be inspired in...

Featured throughout the house are collections of driftwood, pods, shells and sea glass, along with masses of white flowers, all of which complement the stunning design...

The seemingly endless ocean stretches out before them through floor-to-ceiling windows and is a dramatic backdrop to their decor...

When you enter the bathroom, you're met by a wall of green, the garden of lush plants that's displayed through the huge glass windows provides a beautiful outlook and offers total privacy...

How beautifully it! What a truly talented interior designer

The location is awsome and the destination is unlike most other homes...truly breathtaking!

Hope everyone has wonderful week! xx

Friday, January 21, 2011


Ahh...Love this... I hope you all find Happiness this gorgeous weekend...xx

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I have a love of mirrors ... so much so, that my walls are adorned with them.
My favourite being floor to ceiling length mirrors like the one above

How gorgeous is this image the colours

How perfectly sweet, and must I mention the" to die for" floors!

Whether gilt or grain, make sure your mirror is the fairest of them all...

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

images via Lavender Grove, House and Garden

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


This is the Pantone Colour for 2011... Honeysuckle...tell me what you think?

I can't wait to see what designers have in store ...
How perfectly in an all white interior, don't you think?

And it goes stunningly with my favourite colours, black, white , silver and of course turquoise
This is exactly how I plan to infuse it into my home, in splashes!

How do you plan to bring this colour into your life?


images via Ada and Darcy, Little Book of Secrets

Monday, January 17, 2011


Gorgeous inspiration for your monday...

Beautifully serene...

Gorgeous white interiors...

I hope everyone is having a wonderful monday, wherever you are in the world, thankyou for all your lovely comments this past week, see you tomorrow...

images via Daisy Pink Cupcake, Min Lilla Veranda.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


So many people are in need of inspirational words right now...and so many people are showing the ability to triump through adversity. This to me is INSPIRATIONAL!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


We had no idea of the destruction and heartache to come...
Precious lives lost...

But through it all there is inspiration found in the FACE of HUMAN COURAGE...

My heart goes out to all those in need, may your courage keep you strong.xx

Monday, January 10, 2011


WOW!... how beautifully inspiring, I found these images via Vintage Girl, and was instantly the possibilities...
To think that such beauty does exist, this is every designers dream, how much fun would it be, such an adventure, and a gorgeous place to be inspired in.
How would you design the interior of this home?

Saturday, January 8, 2011


How gorgeously stylish is this house at bulimba in brisbane...

This would have to be my favourite of all rooms, stunningly designed, sophisticately furnished, I adore the use of black, silver and white! The chairs are the epitome of style , the fabric used is superb and I love the floor to ceiling silver mirror, not to mention the rug, need I say more...

The kitchen, well... such superb clean lines, and again the colours are my favourite,

Exquisitely designed with luxury finishes...

This bathroom oozes sophistication and style {love the chandelier}

And what a gorgeous space to entertain in... anyone care for a dip in the pool...

Love it Love it Love it!!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Friday, January 7, 2011


It's's pouring... again! so I've decided that gardening is my only option, first a little garden inspiration, and what gorgeous inspiration I have for you all,

Firstly you could try something like the beautiful drawers above to add gorgeous colour to your garden...{ i love this idea}

Or something cute, and simple...

Or maybe you could be adventurous with potted colour and creatively hang them on your fence,

Or maybe if you really want to be creative and think outside the box, you could try something like this to add a creative touch to your garden,{ love these birdcages}. So whatever you choose I hope it brings a little ray of sunshine into your life.

images via House to Home, Daisy Pink Cupcake, The House That A-M built

Thursday, January 6, 2011


We're dipping into the paint box for artistic inspiration in creative bold colours, one of my favourite being blue..{how gorgeous is the bathroom above... complete relaxation, what more could you want?}
Nothing says "WOW" more than the dramatic colour that is bold blue or ink...

From monochromatic blue to the deepest petrol, intense hues live in harmony with charcoal grey and dramatic black...{love the cushions}

The brave new way to add drama to your decor...purple!

A bolt of blue whether small or dramatic brightens interiors and enlivens your soul, it has the ability to add warmth and a sense of calm, and mixed with white it's dare I say... perfect!

What's your favourite choice of dramatic colour? Have a wonderful Thursday and Thankyou for all your lovely comments I love reading them images via Ideal Home