Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Posted by lily-g at 8:53 AM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I'm loving this months NZ House & Garden Magazine, like lots of house magazines you can often buy it only to be disappointed by the content and lack of inspiration but I can honestly say this does not disappoint. I often post images of grand homes but I love posting homes that are equally as beautiful, not huge, but filled with character and style.
A closer view of the inside of this quaint pool house. I will definitely use this idea in my next home.
I just love the idea of a pool house but if your funds are limited keep it small and stylish, the secret is to add walls so that you can create built in seating, add wall lights or candles creating an outdoor room that you can use and looks stylish.
I have an obsession for white timber houses (as you can tell) I want to start renovating homes as a side line Business with my partner, so I'm gathering heaps of inspiration, i'snt this home just gorgoeus? I love, love, love it and look what's in the backyard!
Now thats what a call a grown up cubby, loving the idea of the outdoor cafe in your own home, what fun entertaining. If I had the funds I would love to build this in my back yard, I can so see me serving cupcakes to eager little children on lily's birthday party or afternoon tea with my girlfriends, hubby thinking great Bar for the guys, studio/office I could go on and on....
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Its hard to believe over a year ago I worked with the very talented Karen Cash from L 'plunge Day Spa. Her dream of owning her own Day-Spa took a few years to evolve, but like most dreams it takes hard work and determination and she succeeded in creating this beautiful unique Spa in the Bayside area of Brisbane. I was asked to help her create a concept and to do the Interior Design work and to be honest she was a pleasure to work with as we both had a similar vision of creating a Spa with a difference. At the time Asian spa's were the norm, we wanted to create something different, totally unique and very girly and feminine. The pink room was catering for teenagers and girls who love pink, while the other rooms catered for both men and women. I haven't posted all the rooms as you need to see it for yourself, only the best skin care and treatments are provided and each spa experience is a unique, special experience. I have known Karen for a long time and I have always found her very inspiring, I was just thrilled to work with her and to help create her dream. visit her web-site on www.lplunge.com.au
Posted by lily-g at 8:42 PM
Monday, April 20, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Just a quick post before I leave for Hong Kong with my girlfriends for a week of shopping and fun! I thought I would do a post on Blue and White my all time Favourite colour scheme, some are older images from RL and recent looks from Slettvol just shows that the look is classic and timeless!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I'm spending the Easter break with my Family at home just relaxing and doing the odd day trip to the mountains, having a picnic and just spending time with the kids. Sunday we have family coming over for lunch and I have themed my table with lots of fresh flowers, silver eggs and bunny's tied with duck egg blue ribbon, pretty napkins and gorgeous cupcakes and biscuits from The Cup Cake Company to compliment my theme, problem is will they last till Sunday? I hope you all have a great Easter and lots of yummy treats too! (lily-g will be closed over the Easter break, back open on Tuesday)
Posted by lily-g at 5:34 PM
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
This beautiful new range of sheers are a delight to work with, they create softness without block out, they look great on french doors or to soften the look of shutters. I'm using this range on a job at the moment, the client has a beautiful garden and wanted to be able to look out but still wanted to create softness to the rooms through drapes.