Thursday, July 31, 2008
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Monday, July 28, 2008
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Saturday, July 26, 2008
How stunning is this room with the iron day-bed, the chandelier, the scalloped edge coffee table and the stone coloured wall. For us Aussies Porters Paints has a colour called "Icelandic stone" which I use alot in my decorating and is very similiar to this wall colour.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Well I just love this picture from country living magazine, I wonder if they have 5 little children. I'm a mother of 6 children 3 are my own and the other 3 are my gorgeous step children who live with me full time as there mum died in a car accident. My son is 18 and my youngest is lily who is 3 (I named my shop after her lily-grace) but most of our kids are 13 and older and on a good day I will tell you how wonderful they are and on a bad day well I better leave that blank after all they are teenages!! but in all honesty I'm so lucky and looking at this picture puts a smile on my face but I am glad I don't have 5 toddlers! not at all good for us mum's keen on decorating with white. Have a great day my bloggging friends.
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I'm not quiet sure what to do but a very big thank you to Villa Anna blog and the house that a-m built for voting me my true Aussie blogging friends!
well I may not be able to vote them back but I visit them both daily even if i don't have the time at work, I sneak on my computer for a quick peak I just adore them both, a-m in real life is as funny and kind hearted in real life, she always puts a`smile on my face and Anna I haven't yet met but I hope to one day soon as I can imagine the three of us wont stop talking!!!There are so many blogs I love but my never miss a day blogs are:
simple things small joys
Camilla at home
I'm sorry if i missed others because if i had more time I would visit you all xxxx
Posted by lily-g at 9:06 PM
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Part of our new collection at lily-g. The Riveria Maison collection will be in-store over the next few weeks I'm just loving the coastal long Island look that so suits our climate and lifestyle. I'm even more excited that finally we have a out-door chair that is completely weather proof to handle the harsh Australian sun but still giving you the Long Island/French coastal look.
I'm looking to create a display at lily-g with this gorgeous wall-paper, at the moment i'm upolstering for a client a duck egg blue chaise in a smooth velvet, we have a gorgeous silver sideboard that would complete this look.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I love the simplicity of this room, especially the use of of old trunk as a coffee table. I have just returned from buying furniture for our store and I have purchased lots of beautiful pieces, raw oaks, linens and grey washed furniture was definitely a look that stood out can't wait to post you some images.
Posted by lily-g at 5:49 PM
Thursday, July 17, 2008
My posts have been a little slack lately and sadly I haven't even had time to visit my favourite blogs. I have been flat out with interior design work, our shop has been very busy and I have been away on lots of shorts trips buying new stock for Xmas and the summer months. It sounds incredibly exciting but I miss spending time with my Kids especially Lily who is only 3 I'm suffering mummy guilt big time, lucky with 5 other brothers and sisters and a very fun daddy she hasn't suffered...I think its me who is suffering. Any-way I'm off this week-end visiting some furniture suppliers to find new exciting pieces for our store, I just love this sideboard so fingers` crossed I find a gorgeous piece like this one!
Posted by lily-g at 9:01 PM
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sadly my fashion blog has taken a back seat but with our gorgeous summer clothes arriving at lily-g there is just so much to show so tonight I'm fashion blogging, to visit my site go to http://www.lily-g.com.au/ and go to blogs. Oh and I'm seriously dieting too that's the hard part about selling fashion when all these gorgeous clothes arrive and I eagerly try them on only to not be able to do up the zip....so depressing any-way I spent the week-end with a Monk (Yes, believe it)I have been very stressed lately, put simply I take on way to much, my interior business is a full time job, but my retail business in both fashion,furniture and home wares is just as much work, and I wont mention the paper work or my six kids. So my meditation course was a way for me to learn to relax and keep a healthy mind and focus, I can't tell you how much I learnt and I was surprised by there modern way of thinking. I am naturally a very positive person and rarely jealous as I thrive on peoples success, to be honest it's what drives me, but the course helped me to understand the actions of other people, when some one is bragging about them selves we should simply understand its just there lack of confidence and need for reassurance.It also taught me how to let go of things that bothered me but really wasn't worth storing for so long, on my first meditation my mind was racing and I wanted to scream, the second one I nearly fell asleep with boredom then I wanted to burst out laughing because some-one pasted wind (boy was she relaxed) and finally I started to get it and it started to work...of course that's till I got home and saw dirty dishes in the sink and mess.
In Australia, Formal dining lost its popularity to a more open plan area where the more formal table was not in its own separate room but more part of the main social area, This was largely due to the fact that so many new homes were being built, land size reducing and space was more used for Theatre rooms, more bedrooms where children no longer share there rooms etc..I also have my formal dining in my main area because I simply did not have the room but I have always loved a more casual lifestyle. But there is something very special and intimate about a formal dining room I would love to build one in to my next home but one wall would have to be full of glass french doors so it wouldn't have a closed in feel, definitely a chandelier and how simple full length curtains which I love, this room decorated by Kimberley Seldon is very elegant and stylish.
Monday, July 14, 2008
I'm just loving this gorgeous cutlery range due in store in 4 weeks time. Oh so stylish and vintage, stainless steel for easy cleaning and longevity, sold as a set of 4 pieces makes this set perfect to collect. This collection is on my wish list and will be added to our on-line store.
Posted by lily-g at 3:35 PM
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tomorrow I'm going to post some blue images but I have recently cleaned out my Files so I'm off to find some new ones, I'm about to make a slip cover for my wing back chair in the same blue as this chair but I'm thinking of piping it in natural linen colour rather than white? still thinking about that one!
To all my lily-g friends you just have to visit Villa Anna's blog because she has the most divine, gorgeous images ever!! I'm in blue heaven at the moment some of the images are from gorgeous blogs like "Cote De Texa's" and "Dream House"always worth a visit, thats it, I'm off to find some blue images too!
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Even though I should be saving all my pennies for the markets in Paris i just had to buy this beautiful old style french iron lamp for my lounge room, I'm trying to get my house finished, going very slow...I haven't posted my bedroom yet because aside from my bed there is nothing to show...Oh except a few rolls of wall-paper eagerly waiting to be hung!!
Posted by lily-g at 10:05 PM
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Just a home snap I was about to frame and decided to show you my girls, lily (the little one) who never stops making me smile, Alexa (the blonde one) who is like her Dad and such a special girl too and my Jess who looks like me, acts like me and loves the same things as me we really are best friends.
Posted by lily-g at 6:51 PM
Our coffee/tea cannisters have been a a huge hit at lily-g ($65 as featured in country style magazine) just letting my customers know they will be back in stock next week. We are busy setting up on-line shopping we have a huge country customer base that we would like to service, we will be selling wall-papers, homewares, jewellery,gifts,furniture and lots of accessories, it will take us a few months to have this service up and running but I'll keep you updated.
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Thursday, July 3, 2008
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