Thursday, March 27, 2008

Beautiful wallpaper

The hardest part of being a decorator is trying not to keep wanting to change the things in your own home every time we see something new, i suppose that's way i love working with neutrals like linens, beautiful furniture in natural french oak's or perhaps white furniture or limed pieces as they are a perfect base to add colour and create seasonal changes as`simple as changing your cushions, I have been driving my family crazy trying to decide on a look for my bed-room but today i have settled on this wallpaper and my besides tables are a beautiful french style commode in a duck egg blue, I'll post you my progress...a before and after!

Our New collection.....

Today I viewed the latest collection of wall papers and fabrics from Designer Guild and wow! they were beautiful, and many of the fabrics will be displayed in store, beautiful cushions,wall-papers etc.. so here is a preview of what's new at lily-g!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Blogging world....

There are so many beautiful blogs all over the world and discovering them is so exciting and very inspiring! Every blog I visit has there own style and ideas whether they are a decorator or someone who just loves surrounding themselves with beautiful ideas and most importantly want to share them with others. This week I'm going to post about my favourite blogs so my friends and lily-g customers can visit them too, you won't be disappointed! This image is from a favourite blog i visit often called Camilla at home, love the table and the checkered floor!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


what a gorgeous chandelier from Ralph lauren, um...I think I would be saving my whole life for this piece!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter Week-end

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter! tomorrow i plan to sleep a book spring clean my wardrobe ready for winter and start planning decorating my bedroom, I have started a very similiar colour scheme for my bedroom and these RL images have me totally inspired...

Im so loving this too

I'm so in love with the linen and black/cream combination its looks so stylish and oh so gorgeous!
definately my style of decorating!

So Pretty...

I just posted this image on my fashion blog but i couldn't resist posting it on my home blog too! i just love how pretty this dressing table looks, the crystal lamps, the portrait and the Venetian mirror and accessories I think this would look gorgeous in our fashion area?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lily-g News...

Our lily-g interior news will be emailed to all our customers monthly, keeping you updated with whats new instore, our on line newsletter both in fashion and interiors is available now via our website, hope you enjoy them.

A great idea...

If you had an old side table or desk that really had no charm covering it with this beautiful designers guild fabric would be simple yet very stylish, i just love the yellow silk cushion with it!
The fabric is part of our current Designers Guild collection

French Country style table

love this french country style table with a weathered timber top just part of our new furniture collection at lily-g

Sunday, March 16, 2008

My love of white...

Today is my first day off in 3 weeks our new store opened its doors on Saturday and my feet never touched the ground, it was definitely our best week ever, so many old friends i haven't seen in quiet a while have called in making my week extra special. Thank you to all my customers who visit my blog and encourage me to keep blogging! Our interior section upstairs will open in a few weeks time and it will showcase all our beautiful wall papers, fabrics,rugs,lamps and furniture and in the near future window displays too! keep looking at our website too as I'll be adding lots of furniture pages and interiors over the next few weeks, our newsletters are now posted on our website they will be featured at the beginning of every month in both home-wares and fashion. The image i just posted is from coastal homes so fresh, homey and very Queensland!

A Collection...

I always seem to drift back to touches of blue i suppose my love of a neutral colour scheme allows colours like this blue to fit in so beautifully and feel so calming. I had a customer tell me how much she loves the movie "Somethings Gotta Give" well she is possibly one of hundreds of my customers who love the movie and the style of the home, we all get into every inch of the movie i.e decor mostly and i often laugh that I'm not the only one to start a rock collection, every time i go to the beach i always look out for round white smooth rocks and my friend Nim Say's the heart rocks are rare and definitely the lucky one's to find, my hubby is definitely the black rock on top of the heap! So the bowl of rocks (with a heart rock above) the collection of shells,the blue door was the reason i had to share this picture with you.

A coastal life...

Lanterns old or new, shiny or rusty all have a charm and look great in a beach house, chandeliers never date and always adds that wow effect to a room

Monday, March 10, 2008

Add a touch of colour...

white painted floors, shutters, loose covers and the floral fabric on the sofa look so fresh and relaxing, i could easily be swayed to loving this look i'm now on the hunt looking for this gorgeous fabric as it would look beautiful in our new store. Dont forget to go online to our monthly fashion and home newsletters are now on-line, we are busy planning our fabric and furniture pages which should be complete in the next few weeks.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Our Doors finally opened...

Our doors finally opened on Saturday i was like a little girl on her first day of school, I was up and dressed at 7am (now that's a first for me). Our shop looked amazing and it was one of our busiest day's ever, the beautiful comments from friends and my customers were overwhelming, the gifts the messages and the flowers thank you from the bottom of my heart! we have been closed for 10 days and I don't think Paul and I slept for more than 5 hours a night and after lots of panicking, a few tears (from only me of course) and a mix of emotions we made it, thank you to my Dad who helped me endlessly especially when tomorrow he is about to have open heart surgery but gave his time regardless, Paul who is my rock I couldn't have done it with out you and to my kids all six of them thank you! Saturday being our first trading day was better than I could have imagined my loyal customers and so many new ones and especially men, we had so many visit our store, i think they loved all the comfy sofa's I often saw a hubby sitting on a sofa reading my books and it put a smile on my face it felt like a home and that's exactly what i wanted to achieve!