Sunday, January 30, 2011

Melbourne Trade Show Delight!

We had so much fun sourcing some amazing and beautiful pieces for Island Collections. We were able to source a vintage suzani design that is just stunning. These intricate and heavy woven pieces can be used as a bedspread, throw or wall hanging. And just to get you thinking about where one could go in your home, I have found you a couple of images. The second image is taken in the lobby of the Parker Palm Springs Hotel... I love it!

We also sourced some gorgeous leather travel products and wait to you see our new bedding range..think white, turquoise, tropical birds and we are very excited about the most divine, intricate beaded sea creatures, hummingbirds and flamingos that will make a perfect gift for someone who has everything.


UPDATE-Many of customers will be excited to know that we will have our cute 'Turquoise Foo dogs' in store by the end of March! Hmm.. how many pairs are too many to have in a home?


We finished our fabulous day at the trade show with a tropical Mojito at the Hilton, which is Faith's favourite summer cocktail...... and now Mine!
1.25 oz rum
12 mint leaves
1 Tbsp sugar
5 oz lime juice
2 oz soda

xx Evanthe and Faith

image 1-deardesigner.blogspot, image 2- the parker palmsprings hotel, image 3- swankything.blogspot

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Summer Holidays are almost over!

I can't believe its almost time for the kids to go back to school. I love the school holidays as it a wonderful time to throw all routines out the window! A HUGE thank you to Evanthe for holding the fort while I have been away. We are off to the Reed Trade show in Melbourne tomorrow, we are very excited as its always great to order new pieces and expand our range. x Faith

P.S Heres a snapshot of my daughter on holiday, I just love this photo as it really just sums up summer for me.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Our Prays and Thoughts

Our prays, hearts and thoughts go out to all those effected by the devastating floods in Queensland. Tonight we light a candle for you all.
Stay Safe
Evanthe and Faith
Donations can be made through the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal at-

Thursday, January 6, 2011

As featured in Australian Country Collections

'Life's a Beach' in Autralia's Leading Bimonthly Country Decorating Magazine
A huge thank you to the people at Australian Country Collections for featuring us in their 'Life's a Beach' article on page 9. Featured are some of our unique coastal homewares from our living and shell categories. There are also some wonderful products to buy from around Australia to help you "re-create the laid back holiday feel in your home all year round".
There is an amazing lighthouse inspired home on page 18 over looking Batemans Bay. There is also a 'try our 5 fabulous decorating schemes for the verandah' article on page 63.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

An Outdoor Room to Inspire

I'm completely in love with this image and have finally tracked it down to put on our blog. I'm so excited to show it to you! I love the colours, the layout and the relaxed and casual feel it creates. It has a 60's sort of feel to it, particularly with the scalloped edged pink umbrella.

Turquoise and pink....just heavenly!

image by J. Savage Gibson