Thursday, November 25, 2010


I have had a secret love affair with Roche-Bobois for some time now. It speaks to my inner Eclectic. Here's why:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Richard Steel, my brother

It has been a trying week or two for my family. My brother past away of ALS at the age of 62 this past Wednesday Nov 17th. He was the first of 5 children, followed by 4 sisters. ALS took him quickly. I just found out in the Spring of this year. At least his suffering was lessened that way. I will be away from my posts for a little while, as we prepare for the funeral. Give your loved ones a hug.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Change from a boring, old tub....

I love baths and thought I would explore an alternative to the clawfoot tub I have been thinking of for the new house. I love the look of round, bowl-like tubs, but then, know I love to stretch out, think this maybe more eye candy then it is practical. But who likes practical? Which one do you like?
Palazzo Tub

Via House & Garden Australia
 I don't know where the tub is but couldn't resist this photo of a gorgeous bathroom. I love the reflection of the window mullions in the large round mirror, against a marble wall. Stunning.
Via House & Garden Australia
 Ok - My new favourite family is the Novogratz's and their show "9 By Design", another fav. Here's the bathroom in their new digs. First of all, I love the black penny stamp artwork. Then, besides the very pretty bowl tub, the eye goes to the multi-coloured drapes. A great idea anyone can do.
Novogratz Bathroom
Good old Home Depot....

Home Depot

 This caught my eye for being at ground level - a sunken tub.
 The back drop is the ultimate in luxurious bathrooms, but even without the view, who could resist the rainhead above the tub?
 If you have the space, a mini pool gives a new meaning to "pool party".

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Love this house!

All images from House and Garden Australia from the home of Suzanne and John Dougall of New South Wales. Find the story here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Exciting News!!!

Today is another birthday of sorts - I have launched my new fabric line available through my site at and Spoonflower. I will be adding new fabrics and sewing patterns in the near future. Your comments would be most welcome!

Here's a screenshot of what you will find there: 


Monday, November 1, 2010

and now the bathrooms...

This is it. White. Fresh Clean. A touch of history and a bright window to look at the leaves while simmering in the tub. Why spoil a nice blank white wall? The green (hydrangea?) gives the room its burst of colour. I love the look of subway tile on the floor. The sinks are beautiful. The only thing I may change is the sconces. I would go for something a little more dramatic. Plus, I would definitely need drapes in the city! Another pop of colour here?