Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Houses In My Heart

I'm obessing over this interiors book at the moment. 'House in the My Heart' is a beautful collection of photos from designer Carleton Varney. His knowlegde and work in the area of interior design is extensive. The second photo is taken in his sons bathroom! I love the painted mural of banana leaves.
The third and fourth photo are taken from his home in St.Croix. I adore the bamboo four poster bed with a trompe l'oeil of giant palm leaves painted on the wall and how stunning is the "weathered ship's maidenhead" which was found on the island. Wow what a find!
Even though these photos were taken over "twenty" years ago, you can still take ideas and inspiration from them.

Houses in My Heart- In International Decorator's Colourful Journey by Carleton Varney. Image 2- pg76, image 3 & 4-pg175 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Beach Home is Evolving

The weatherboards are flying on at the moment! I was helping or was it hindering over the weekend. And oh my it was a long way down when I was up the top of the scaffolding. We've tried to keep as much Ti-tree as possible. I love the way their trunks and branches intertwine and they appear to soften the sharp angels and surfaces of the house. Photo 1 shows our ye ever faithful dog Rastous!.... a white tradie dog isn't very dirt friendly!
xx Evanthe

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pastel Bedroom

Whats not to love with this gorgeous bedroom! It has all the elements that I adore, crisp white walls and accents of turquoise make this my dream bedroom. I love the way they have used the pastel yellow in the starfish cushions and the valance to inject a little warmth to the room. This room oozes 'Beach House' - fresh and simple!

Image: Coastal Living