Sunday, February 8, 2009

In The Round

There's something so attractive about round tables.
I have put together a collection of some of my favourites.
These are just a few of the pictures I've collected over the last year or so, of dinning tables.
Round tables are so versatile, often being used in an entry hall with a vase of flowers in the centre.
In the library elegantly stacked with beautiful books.
As a coffee or bedside table.
Dinning tables though, become more than just a place to gather and share a meal, when teamed with elegant dinning chairs or brightly colour bentwood's they become a focal point of any home.
via pottery barn

via daisy pink cup cake

I would never have considered putting this shade of coral in this setting but to my delight it works so well. I love it!

via traditional home

This open plan kitchen/dinning room feels so relaxed and calming yet really homely and inviting.
I love the use of neutral colours teamed with the dark floors it's a perfect contrast.
This is something I might use in my kitchen when we renovate
via domino

The use of available space in this image is inspirational.
I know what it's like to live with a storage
problem and this would be a great solution.
And it looks just stunning, again the dark floors give that great contrast.
I love the little sconces, which makes me think it would be a great place to catch up on some reading too.

via country home

via elle decor
This is from Nat Berkus' home in Chicargo, this particular blue/grey on the dinning chairs would have to be my favourate shade and I am seriously considering using it in our bedroom, I'm thinking carpet.
via Domino
I love the shape of this table I've seen it in side tables aswell and would love one in our library.
via coastal livivng
A very fresh and light breakfast table setting, again the blue of the chairs is so beautiful and I love their design and shape.
via beach dwelling

via real living

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Time alone.

I have a morning routine which includes at least two cups of earl grey tea at the computer checking my emails and my favourite blogs.

My absolute favourite blog is Absolutely Beautiful Things.

Anna never fails to inspire me and this morning she touched on something close to my heart, Time Alone.

We all need time alone to do the things that we love.

It helps us to regain a sense of ourselves and often we all forget how important that is, not only to us but the people around us.

If we don't nurture this side of ourselves we can become sad and bitter and nobody wants that!

So if you can take time out and do the things you enjoy, below are some of the things and places I love to take time for myself.

I can spend hours in Borders.

Paddington Antiques Centre has been a favourite since the first time I came to Brisbane 15 years ago.

Anyone who knows me knows I have a magazine problem.I love them and at the moment Elle Decor is one of my favourites.

There's nothing more I love than sitting in a great cafe and pouring over the latest magazines with a Cup of Earl Grey or three.

Speaking of Tea I think one of my all time favourite Brisbane cafes would be Watt at the Powerhouse.It's on the river and on the weekend you can sit in the sun and people watch to your hearts content.

It's wonderful!