Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Update on textured walls

A great modern alternative to pressed metal is a new product I ran across in the September issue of the Home Beautiful.  It is a product called 3-D board and is available from 3d-board.com.au

This great product enables you to transform your wall with a bold pattern (checkout their website to inspect the range!) and is made of lightweight bamboo fibre.

This pattern is known as "Curl Upwards" and is available from 3d-board.com.au

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pressed Metal not just for ceilings!

I've been away for some R & R at the beach and I'm back with my first post after a week or so.  I've managed to fit in some retail therapy while I was away and I've been working on a project at the coast and I've seen many gorgeous things!

I've been visiting Bed Bath N Table frequently deciding on a new quilt cover and I've spied many fabulous accessories including a mirror with a white gloss pressed metal frame that I can't stop dreaming about.  As they don't have a website you'll have to pop in there and see it for yourself! or checkout a similar item below.

This is the only image I can find of a mirror similar to that of BBNT! also available from bridge interiors
Pressed metal was traditionally used as a ceiling finish and you may have seen it in an English style pub or turn of the century building.  For some time I've been admiring the pressed metal feature wall in Nina's apartment in the TV Series Offspring and the mirror I saw reminded me of it once again. If you love Nina's Living room wall and the "embossed effect"  Here's some pictures that you might like to take a squiz at.

To see the Shield pattern and many other fabulous options checkout the link to.... http://www.pressedtinpanels.com/

ABC TV Famous chef and the cook with a gorgeous pressed metal splashback in their TV kitchen!
Pressed Metal isn't always used as a traditional finish it can also add an industrial effect to a modern space as seen in this kitchen.

Pressed metal ceiling as seen in March's studio on Domain

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Party Ideas for a dinosaur party for girls

Well it's been a little hectic at my household with a very busy lead up and wind down to my 2 year old's dinosaur party!  I have to say firstly I was inspired by the pom poms at kindy that the teachers had made and I had seen them in some window displays too; and so I whizzed up a few of these for the party.  The kids love making them too and taking them home from the party.

If you haven't seen them they look a little something like this....

This is a beautiful decoration for a special party or occassion this image from Neat Things Boutique
Instructions on how to make these simple and effective decorations go to...marthastewart.com how to make tissue paper pom-poms

... even my store bought dragon/dinosaur pinjata got a pretty pom pom to wear for the party!

I wanted flowers for the party, but to give them the dinosaur treatment I put toy dinosaurs in the vase.

Flowers with the Dino touch! from my favourite florist at the Brisbane Markets - Lynch Market Flowers

The dinosaur cake by Charmaine C (Me!)

and dinosaur cupcakes by Charmaine

So now our household's recovered from the celebrations (it was my wedding anniversary too!) it's back to business. I'll be getting the Christmas turkey loaf recipe to you in the next week for sure but for now it's time for some zzzz'ss Have a great weekend!