Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Art to go with Blue and Caramel Bedding

If you're looking for some artwork to go with the gorgeous blue and caramel bedding I posted yesterday our Night Critters tie back nicely. Our Play, Laugh, Dream canvases also co-ordinate beautifully.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Relaxed and Fresh Looks for Children's Rooms & Blue-Caramel Love

I'm loving this blue and caramel look right now for children's rooms. My friend recently built a new home and this is the bed linen she chose for her two boys who share a room. Don't you think it looks fresh and relaxed? I absolutely love it teamed with white timber furniture and white walls.

The best thing about this blue and caramel colour scheme is that it's so adaptable. It works for babies, young children, older children and boys and girls. It's perfect for sister-brother share rooms and for coastal homes....this is my pick of the week!

Image 1 and 2 courtesy of Siroccohome

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Mother of All Cubbies

 I don't think this actually classifies as a cubby somehow. Available from Posh Tots, this 'Victorian Playhouse' is custom built for only the poshest of posh children. Priced at a mere, $23,000 it includes running water, electricity, air-con, wi-fi and wait for it  - customised window treatments, furnishings and flooring including timber or marble!

Image courtesty of Posh Tots via Babyology.com.au

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Coastal Cubby Chic

If we were lucky enough to own a home or holiday house near the beach I'd love to build a cubby like this for my children.

Image via Houzz

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cubby Chic

A few years ago we built a cubby in our backyard for Isabella and Alex. Before we started I spent quite a bit of time researching design ideas and I was amazed to discover that there are some really OTT cubbies around. Not to be outdone, I designed a high-set Queenslander style cubby with its own wrap-around deck, slippery slide and gorgeous love-heart shutter windows - perfect for playing "cafes". I must find photo of it to post...In the meantime I thought I would share with you a picture of the most dreamy cubby house I have ever seen. Oh to be the girl that owns this....don't you just love the bird cage hanging from the ceiling and the "Giggle" word decor? Simply divine.

Image via Houzz

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Fun

Quick post today - lots to do before heading out to a special lunch with the girls.

Image courtesy of Cloudland Brisbane.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Sense of Occasion

When it comes to celebrating special occasions the Royals certainly seem to have this down pat. I recently had the pleasure of attending the Christening of my nephews' Hugo (my brother and his wife's son) and Christian (my sister and her husband's son) - a double cousin Christening or a "Monster Christening" as my brother described it. It was a joyous family day that saw three large families come together from far and near.

My nephews were decked out in splendid Christening outfits, not dissimilar to those pictured above - Christening outfits that my Mum had purchased 25 years ago when we were only children in readiness for this very day. We thought she was off her head at the time. I distinctly remember us saying to her, "How do you know we will even have kids" and her replying, "You will". Now, all these years later we are grateful for her wacky ways - having these special garments for our babies to wear on their special day certainly helped create a sense of occasion. Thanks Mum! x

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Might as well face it I'm addicted to mags...

I shudder to think at how much I spend on magazines every year. It's a guilty pleasure that I just can't get enough of. It seems that the more I buy the more I want. I love all types: fashion, gossip, parenting and kids' and above all else, home and interior ones. When I go on holidays I binge out completely and my poor husband and children barely get a look in.

Now there's a new breed of magazine - the online one - more pleasure, but guilt-free as it doesn't cost a cent. At the top of the pile, in my opinion, is LMNOP - a magazine that showcases imaginative brands and products for children sourced from all over the world. The photography and styling is pure perfection. If you love magazines and everything stylish and you're not already a subscriber you must visit lmnop.com.au to download your FREE copy. This issue features THE MOST divine girls' fashion shoot I think I have ever seen plus a fantastic travel story on NY.

Image 1 and 2 courtesy of LMNOP.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Who says you should never work with kids?

I've been receiving the most wonderful compliments about the new photos on our website. I've got to say, I'm thrilled to bits with how they turned out. And what a fun day it was doing this photo shoot. My little models, Bella, Ruby, Maddie, Alex, Jamieson and Asher were unbelievable. The girls especially had a ball as you can see from the photos. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my superb models for being so absolutely gorgeous!

Image 1, 2 and 3 Gelati Art.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tickled Pink!

I'm tickled pink today for Gelati Art to be included in the very first issue of Shop Girl - a gorgeous new magazine especially for 7-12 year olds. Our little L.O.V.E. Letters were featured on page 122. How great is that?! I can thoroughly recommend this magazine to anyone who has a tweenie. Lots of great fashion and gift ideas. Too bad this mag wasn't around when I was a tween...I would have loved it!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Win a Bedroom Makeover!

We've joined up with Red Plum Linen and My Child Magazine to give away a prize pack that includes a gorgeous duvet set, throw cushion and collection of Gelati Art canvas prints. Valued at $580! You can choose any designs you like but what little girl wouldn't love this stylish neapolitan colour palette theme and Cute Winking Girl design in their room? Don't you just love this new look for girls?

To enter simply go to mychildmagazine.com.au and tell us why you would like to win.

Image 1 My Child
Image 2 Gelati Art