Sunday, May 31, 2009

Designers Guild Collection

Our Designers Guild collection of wallets, stationary and accessories have arrived in store. I'm just loving the beautiful gold fabric purses and leather embossed wallets. I'm also dreaming of my next bed and this is definitely on my wish list!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy week-end

I'm sorry for my lack of posts and visits the last few weeks. I mentioned we are creating new systems in our business, we started by employing an operations manager (big word for me He! He!) so that all I have to do is the fun part create, buy and design.We now have a retail floor manager, decorators and admin staff that will make us "iron out our creases" so to speak and provide even better services to our clients. We want to expand and grow our interior design business to become a team of decorators. The recession is keeping people home more, they are entertaining at home, having dinner parties rather than dining at expensive restaurants. My customers are wanting us to help set an impressive dining table, add new curtains to there home, sometimes its just small little touches they are after, some wanting a complete make over. I'm just loving that are homes are becoming a place we love, not modern minimalist spaces that lack any character or style. The old crystal is coming out, linen tablecloths, candles and beautiful flowers, tables are being filled with books and family photos are back on the wall.

A home is becoming a Home! But that's just my opinion, what do you think?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A New Blue

I'm always looking for a new direction in colour, this season we are moving away from our classic Navy blue to more of what I call a mid summers blue. Light, fresh and crisp, looks great teamed back with lots of white. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Blue moment

A small display inside our store featuring over favourite duck egg blue scheme. Our shelves are always changing, after spending all day Sunday at the shop the shelves are again filled with lots of new pieces.

Part of our new Designers Guild range of cushions arriving in store, I'm mad about Birds and I just adore our new cushions.

A stunning bed range from Designers guild, I just love this beautiful vintage bed, perfect for that country house!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thank you

Thank you to all my customers for nominating Lily-g in the Business Achiever Award. We were very excited to be nominated and I cant thank you enough. Two years ago we actually won so fingers crossed we can do it again!

Have a wonderful week-end and thank you
Judy xx

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Vintage Love

'Picture this,' walking into a room that immediately takes your breath away.
The fresh white linen, a vintage guilded ottoman, chandeliers and a touch of fashionista glamour...what more could a girl want?
This post is for you Jess xx

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vintage LV luggage

When louis Vuitton in 1854 designed and introduced high end steamer trunks and luggage, I wondered if he really understood that his monogram would be possibly be one of the worlds most sought after product. His monogram label has been counterfeited by the best, sold in every market place and reproduced million of times, yet it still is one of the leading designer brands of the world. He actually produced the first designer brand in modern history and his brand is considered the symbol of status around the world. I was amazed when I very stupidly starting obsessing about owning a vintage chest to use as a coffee table, did I really understand the magnitude of owning a vintage LV chest? Is a price range of $15,000-$50,000 unreasonable for a coffee table a vintage one at that! I suppose its a lot like my no brand black luggage that goes around and around on the conveyer belt at the airport, clearly unidentified because I forgot to to add my signature, designer, gro-grain ribbon! Oh to be a star or Royalty and own such beautiful luggage even as a coffee table, maybe in my next life time :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy week-end

I love collecting gorgeous white jugs and clustering them in my kitchen cupboards, filling them with flowers and simply using them for every day use, all of these beautiful pieces are available at lily-g. 

This week we were photographed by home beautiful, unpacked loads of boxes and worked on several interior jobs keeping me very busy. I'm looking forward to having tomorrow off work, going to the farmers Market and taking Lily to her first ever tennis lesson. She is only four and half so it should be very cute to watch. Have a great week-end with your family xx

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kitchen Love

Like white houses my second obsession would be white kitchens with lots of overhead cupboards to display beautiful crockery. I'm amazed how many people have beautiful dinnerware and rarely use the pieces. I recently bought a pink cup and saucer from royal Albert and was told on purchasing the item that they would give me a 2 year warranty against any breakages i.e if you chip it, break it, they will replace the item free of charge. As a shop owner I was shocked that the offer stood for two years, her response was, they want customers to use there beautiful pieces and that if porcelain is not used over time it will weaken and possibly crack from no use, so the message girls use it and enjoy, display so you don't forget you own such special pieces and fingers crossed it doesn't break :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"There is no more sure-fire combination than blue with white- it simply won't date" no wonder more people list blue as their favourite colour than any other. From royal blue, to aqua, and the palest of duck egg blue's, shades of blue are incredibly easy to live with..... quoted by home beautiful.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Monday

Just a quick post as its Domestic Goddess Day! I have every Monday off work but today my house is in desperate need of a big clean so I'm off on my broom..... 

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

Wishing every Mum in the world the best mothers day, I'm sending you all this beautiful bunch of Magnolias, Have a great day with your family xxxx
How many times do you lend a friend a book to never see it again, of course it's never intentional it just gets forgotten, but now with our book stickers it will give a very subtle reminder. xx
I'm loving our white magnolia jug, handmade in Italy. I have only purchased the jugs for the store but the range includes a full dinner setting which can be ordered on request.
Beautiful vintage linens passed down generations, where do you find it? I need to go market shopping in France, I so want to go........

Our new collection handmade in Italy
Beautiful platters make entertaining so easy

Our Vintage mannequin in our fashion area displaying just one of my jewelry designs

Simple, casual and always beautiful who doesn't love white!

Our raw oak lamp bases add a casual charm to any interior whether you use a simple plain shade or cover in a bold Fabric they look great either way!

I'm loving our new coffee table available at Lily-g soon

I have several major interior jobs happening at the moment all requiring beautiful sheers, one job has spectacular ocean views but the windows need a softness and a filter from the sun. Our latest collection of sheers are simply divine and I cant wait to use them!