Friday, February 27, 2009

Have a great week-end

Its been a crazy week of mixed emotions and I can't thank Vicki Archer (French Essence) enough for posting such a heartfelt message that was so beautiful to read and very true in every way. I often blog late at night and in the morning look at my blog and cringe at my bad grammar only to be told off by my daughters who love checking up on me. I really need to wear my glasses! I hope you all have a wonderful week-end. xx

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Back again

I really don't expect any comments on my blog because you are going to think I have lost my marbles! Well it goes like this, I went to my computer and did my afternoon ritual of sitting behind my blog and went to visit ABT blog, its handy Anna being A because she is on top of the list and then I remembered. I then got up and walked away and then sat down again, husband is laughing because I couldn't help sneaking a peak... walked away again, I can live without my blog, I keep telling myself, I need to get a life!!! Well it's like alcohol you just can't go cold turkey. My plan after so many calls, lovely comments, emails and gorgeous customers encouraging me to continue and I will but at a slower pace and a little more lily-g focused. I may not get to make so many comments but at least I can share my inspiration, dreams and loves.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My last Post

Over the week-end I thought long and hard about whether I should continue my blog and decided that today would be my last post. I have loved meeting so many people, I still remember when I started blogging in the early days receiving a comment from Vicki Archer and nearly flipping out with excitement that she read my blog and boy did her book sales in my store triple that week!!! Visiting Brooke site at Velvet and linen and drooling over her amazing style, I could go on and on as you all have such inspiring blogs. If you are interested you can visit my website to join our mailing list. Take care xxx

Pink for Girls

Having four daughters I'm lucky only one hates pink, so us girls love obsessing about all things pink its such a pretty, cheerful colour not for every one but I personally love working with it especially in girls bedrooms x

A bit of modern with a shabby touch, what a pretty room for a teenage girl, I couldn't handle that much pink but my girls would love it!

A very pink Armoire filled with glorious treasures and beautiful vintage pieces. 

I'm always talking about my next house but I would love my daughter Jess to have a study for her and I to share, not fussed on the chair so I would have to upholster a gorgeous chair in an amazing fabric.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blogging from Sydney!

I have arrived in Sydney this morning to attend another trade event to buy lots of new exciting pieces for my store, I'll be back in a few days with lots of exciting new pieces to share with you x
(I'm not sure but I may have taken this image from one of my favourite blogs Velvet & linen can't be sure but visit her beautiful blog any-way!)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New pieces available at lily-g

When Ralph Lauren launched his Mayfair collection, I went on a pursuit of finding a similar bed bed for lily-g at an affordable price. It has taken some time but its now available with so many other pieces to compliment the range. Mixing natural linen to the black softens the look and the canopy of curtains surrounding the bed in a polished soft linen looks very elegant and stylish! All fabrics and Wall-papers from the RL collection available at lily-g

A touch of black

Love the touch of black in this image sent to me from one of my suppliers. I love the contrast, the ottomans and the bench placed perfectly at the window, the set of prints on either side adds perfect balance.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A touch of blue

I'm madly in love with this setting, I'm going on the look out to find these gorgeous outdoor cane chairs (ebay perhaps) I have noticed them in RL stores and I just love the design, the fact that they are white and of course the fabric makes me want them even more, does anyone know where I can find them? (image from coastal style mag)

What a great room, the ottoman kept simple is a striking piece on its own and the mirror adds a striking feature, the cushions are similar to an Andrew Schmacher fabric we are using at the moment. The chairs opposite with the mix of fabrics completes the look of this gorgeous room.

I'm obsessing over the latest RL wall-paper, I posted last week the taupe version which we are using in-store, but i would love to use the blue one too!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Botanical Fabrics

I'm loving the fresh greens and blues in our latest collection of botanical print Cushions.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Week-end post

The last fews days have been very hectic at my shop and I'm looking forward to relaxing over the week-end with my family, after a horrific week of tragedy and loss I hope this Valentines day bring love and happiness to you all x

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A touch of Grey

I would love to cluster a few of these candle lanterns in a huge tree over a table. The rust colours team back beautifully with raw oak and french oak furniture, This season I have noticed a huge shift towards these finishes. Arriving in-store now!

A beautiful room in France, love the ottoman table and the ceramic stool, The stone fireplace is stunning and the brass vases holding wood on either side create balance to the eye. I'm still looking for an old aged antique mirror for above my fireplace but I want the glass to be aged too not an easy find I'm discovering.
we have a similar sideboard on our floor but we have 15 draws in ours, the same grey wash and recycled top, I would love to take it home but hubby won't let me as It would look great on my deck (boy! men can be so mean!!!) lucky for him I think its going in an interior job of mine.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A touch of black

how stunning is this fabric room divider, the simplicity of the chaise and the mirrored table provides simple elegance. The wall mounted light adds the finishing touch.

Loving the wrought iron panel as a feature at the end of this hallway, the chair sits beautifully against it, great idea for a difficult decorating spot
This is probably why I love white houses you can change your out door look without repainting the entire house, the black and white colour scheme is broken up by touches of yellow.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Relaxed living

I love these images of beautiful green grass, out-door settings, bench seats under tree's. I especially love the old lamps featured at the centre of this table. The fabulous photo of the family own this gorgeous home, very envious x

Fire appeal

As many Australians today and over the week-end witnessed the tragedy of one of Australia's greatest natural disasters. The Fires that have ravaged Victoria are horrendous and the death toll staggering and still rising. These people have not only lost loved ones but they have lost everything, there homes, memories and lives of loved ones. My sister 10 years ago lost her home to a house fire and i'll never forget her desperation as she asked me to brings clothes for her and the children, to realize at the point she didn't even have the basics is such a reminder to what these families are about to go through and it breaks my heart. I asked my husband what could we do to help and we came up with an idea, Our home-wares/fashion store is having a huge clearance sale, today we are packing it all up and donating it all to the families in need. So to all my lily-g customers who read my blog our sale has officially ended today in help of others.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A weekender

From school house to country living this home purchased in a neglected state for US $30,000 was renovated with a playful spirit and turned into a weekend retreat by owners Jason Nixon and John Loecke. I love the fun colours and the quirkiness, the plates on the wall even the chandelier of this gorgeous looking home.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New season fashion

Its steamy hot but winter is arriving in store and personally I can't wait for the cooler weather. This is a snippet of a few pieces that have just arrived from the label Twin-set from Italy, I just love the top cardi the best, it just had to come home with me x

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Vintage Paris Couture

Vintage Paris Couture is a newly published book arriving in store soon and I cant wait to get my copy. This gorgeous book is the French Woman's guide to shopping in Paris and I'm talking Vintage shopping, the best markets, the hidden stores we just never seem to find, I'll post more when I get my copy.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Missing blog list

I'm not quiet sure what happened but my blog list has disappeared from my blog!!! A Mystery

so please don't think I have deleted them off, now the big job of adding them all back x

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bookshelf Idea's

My biggest obsession is collecting books, from old vintage books to new, cook-books, home and Interior books so in other words I need a huge bookcase to hold them all, so any of the above would be great :) don't you just love bookcases that go over doorways I think they look amazing!