Next week I'm off to Melbourne to visit some of my suppliers to start new season buying. At the moment we are having a massive clearance sale clearing out stock ready for new arrivals. I always hate this time of year because my shop never looks its best with sale stickers and stock everywhere but without it I don't have the exciting part in planning new looks and buying new pieces. I have been thinking of what direction I'll take and with out a doubt I'm still focusing on our signature neutrals but adding lots more white furniture pieces with a definite aged appeal. I'm loving the blend of oaks with paint washes, the mix of raw oak and white even blacks with raw timbers still has appeal. This year we will have more antique one off pieces. I have always favored linen and white loose covers on furniture pieces because the versatility is perfect. The classic look of white I never get bored with most importantly I love the ease of adding colour and changing my look with accessories like cushions, art work, fresh flowers and collectables. This year at lily-g I'm keeping my blues and adding more green, keeping the black but not with white, adding more vintage gold pieces and keeping our aged wicker and rattans but adding new styles. I have posted some images that have inspired me and my love of white.