Great to see my work for the Switzers featured in The Australian newspaper in the Business Review section on July 1 2017. A really lovely article on the Switzers and their passion for collecting young Australian artists.. Some of the images featured
I have just been in Italy, visiting Masseria Tapana. It was so wonderful to see it finished, all my drawings and concepts realised and being enjoyed by guests. It was the most incredible experience, working on the hotel and now hopefully another property across the road will be purchased and work will start next year!
The lamp we found at an antique market – all restored and looking so smart. The two colours of the blown glass base are lit from within ..
The Beach Club for the Masseria
Day trip to Gallipoli
I started and finished the trip in Rome, staying again at the marvellous Villa Spalletti Trivelli. They have added a fantastic spa area on the roof, the perfect place to recuperate after spending the day walking around Rome. While there I went on two fabulous tours I can highly recommend. The first was about the Courtesans of 14th C Rome, a fascinating history of gender, politics and society given by an incredible guide Massimo, http://www.storytellingrome.com. I would go on any of his tours, he was just fantastic. The other was a foodies tour of Trastevere http://www.eatingitalyfoodtours.com – very interesting, gorgeous area and wonderful food!
Shots from the food tour..
Great lunch at Al 34 via Mario dei Fiori, Rome. The simple salad of shaved zucchini and truffled cheese was buonissimo!! Another great restaurant close by is Dilla…
the rooftop at Villa Spalletti
Lunch at Villa Spalletti in the garden courtyard – a very civilised environment.
Walking around in the most elegant street in Rome – Via Margutta
Garden at Ninfa – me looking very contented to be surrounded by so much beauty!
After the Masseria, we went to a beautiful villa in Cortona – such an interesting place with a truely incredible Rocca perched above the village – parts of the original walls are Etruscan and 2500 years old…
For my longest term clients I am working on a DA for a property in Albert Park Melbourne. It will be a three storey addition with a roof garden. The drawings are finished and we are embarking on the eye watering process of providing all documentation necessary to lodge the plans. In the meantime, I am having a wonderful time buying things for the eventual house at auction with my client. A highlight below….
A sample board showing the concept for the downstairs room – rug part of the new collection by Armadillo..
Gorgeous Melbourne- can’t resist a street shot..
Work at Blackheath continues apace. We have been focusing on the garden, moving plantings, levelling areas and making new vegetable beds. A new BBQ is nearly finished, and will be ready for the summer months..
The start! Framework for the new slab to support the BBQ and level the area adjacent to the chess board.
In and waiting for the stone top.
Stone top installed..
Veggie Beds and a new space for the sculpture from Parterre Gardens. It had been lost in the front garden bed and has a new lease on life with room to move!
I am working on a small scale project in Paddington. My client moved into the a renovated terrace and after having lived there for a couple of years wants to update the interior. We are focusing on new flooring, window treatments and a fantastic grass cloth for the master bedroom. Proposed finishes reflect an organic and textural focus, the herringbone seagrass for the floor is a smart and very classic foundation that works beautifully with the Boyd Blue wallpaper and the subtle Westbury ikat print of the curtains.
As part of the ongoing project that is Bellevue Hill, I thought I would share these images.
The sofa is covered in a fabulous Kelly Wearstler linen for Groundworks, paired with an embroidered textile from her range.
Waiting to renovate the kitchen has been very difficult! I am keeping my spirits up by the premature installation of one of my favourite lights, the Heraculum by Mooi..
I am in love with the English habit of planting bulb flowers as interior flowers. I have put these daffodils in an old copper jam pot I found in a great antique shop in Milton years ago. The desk was my Grandmothers, now happily ensconced outside my television room.
My clients had owned this investment apartment for a few years and wanted to give it a face lift. I chose a neutral palette to lighten the rooms and create a harmonious space, replacing the existing oppressive and dark finishes.
An image of the kitchen before the renovation, we opened up the entrance and reduced the bulk of the corner to make a more open layout.
and the final result!