Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A new blog

Our new blog can be viewed at Our website is about to be revamped but we will keep you up to date with the changes

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Time out

I'm in need of a blogging break so I'm signing off for a few months but will keep my lily-g customers up to date via our newsletters and in-store promotions. I have such wonderful blogging friends and I will be keeping up to date every week with all of your wonderful posts. Thank you for all the lovely comments made on my blog, every comment is cherished and I look forward to visiting you all often xxx

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy birthday

Happy birthday Jess, I know you read my blog every day and I just wanted to say how much I love you and miss you (even though its only been one night) xx  p.s you look gorgeous in that dress!

Monday, August 3, 2009

More linen love

My inspiration for Spring Summer 2009. I'm loving green and my store will be filled with decorations, cushions and beautiful linen in this fresh, summery colour. I love green back with pinks, whites and linens.

Spring @ lily-g

I have long been inspired by the beauty of products made in France and Italy. Products today are often mass produced, at times great craftsmanship and beauty of fabric is over looked. On the weekend I had the pleasure of meeting an Italian gentleman who was passionate about quality and lasting beauty in his products. His range of bed-linen a delicate blend of linen and cotton in stunning toile prints gorgeous stripes and custom made linen made by job as a decorator a whole lot more inspiring. I love the fact that linen can be collected and shared over generations not merely disposed of, I'm thrilled to be the stockist of this stunning range.

Our colours for spring/summer are fresh apple greens, duck egg blues combined with linen in stripes and toiles, hot pink and pretty pink.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today we started early with the truck filling loads of stock for a decorating job on the Gold Coast. We have fully renovated this stunning holiday apartment with panoramic ocean views right on the beach. Our client is such lovely person with a great sense of style, she wanted a classic, timeless feel, a place to relax with family and friends. We will have the job totally completed by the end of next week. I'm so happy with the out come but I don't want to show more until we have completed the rest of the job.


The boy's room was a very difficult space to work with so we couldn't do bed heads due to the window, the end result I'm really happy with, we still need to add the prints on the wall and a sideboard to finish the room.

Parts of the sofa made it up 35 floors but unfortunately the lounges did not make it, sadly by just a few millimeters they just would not fit in the lift, even though we checked several times we ended up being slightly out, thankfully they are going to be pulled up the high rise building on the outside.....very nerve racking especially for those below!!  but the end result will be worth it!

A sneak peak in the bedroom, the wallpaper is only on one wall and the other walls are blue with white trim, white linen sheers keeping the room fresh and crystal lamps with white silk shades sit on the custom painted white commodes, a sideboard in pressed silver will complete the room. The room is nearly finished and I will post the final look later in the week.

We have teamed the cushions up with lots of white scatters, we had to use carpet as a requirement of high rise unit living, but it actually is a lot lighter than my photo, we used lime washed timber floors in the kitchen.

A close up of our ottomans, this gorgeous embroidered fabric looks more amazing in real life
my camera was playing up and over exposed the photo.

Under the coffee table will be lots of magazines for holiday reading. The curtains will be made of white linen sheers with lots of fullness with the lounges and finishing touches still to be completed. The entry is wall-papered in tones of silver, taupe, greys and white in a beautiful classic pattern the same as the bedroom but a different colour way. A french style cupboard is going to be filled with lots of white and taupe crockery, crystal glasses and decanters, lots of fresh white flowers will complete the room.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

One for the boy's

When I started lily-g it was a very girly shop, over time our male customer base has increased hugely and we often find the guys lingering in the store and enjoying reading the books and generally just browsing. Our latest collection of vintage luggage, cigar box trunks, aged leather chairs, silver telescopes, leather bound note books and Italian monogrammed wax stamps has been a welcomed addition to our range. My partner Paul now works full time at lily-g due to our growth and our plan to open more store's, it's his influence that made us think of the boy's in our life too.