Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday inspiration / Barcelona

nuevo estilo

nuevo estilo

nuevo estilo

nuevo estilo

Another Monday, another week...
Hope you all had a great w/end. 
Today the kids have gone back to school and things are a bit more peaceful around here - which means I can do a a bit more work - well theoretically I can!

This house in Barcelona has been redecorated by Montse Esteva. I just love the look: the B&W theme, the colours in the bedroom (I adore the bedspread) and of course the kitchen is no exception. My spanish fascination continues...and my spanish week is now turning into a spanish month...!:))

Have a great day


Saturday, January 29, 2011

There's a place I go when I'm alone...

Lonny magazine

Hope you're all having a great w/end.
I'm taking a short break from drawing...I'm really enjoying my work but I often need to pause - my neck is not in great shape at the moment.
When I'm alone you'll find me in my bedroom with my ipod and my laptop, being inspired by beautiful blogs...

The bedroom above looks so comfortable and just reminds me of my own :))
Take care everyone

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Loft dreams

First of all I really want to thank all of you my incredible followers and visitors who make every single one of my days sweeter and happier with your gorgeous comments and your lovely compliments.
By taking the time to stop by you inspire me to keep searching and discovering great new sites everyday and by sharing some wonderful images I am able to give life to my thoughts, dreams and ideas.
In the next week or so I'll be on a tight schedule, trying to complete some artwork I've been working on for a while now, so please forgive me if I won't be visiting your blogs as much - but I promise that I'll be back to normal very soon and will reply to each one of your comments personally.
Have a great next few days, will catch up soon:))

In the meantime I leave you with some more stunning spanish inspiration. Isn't the space above just a great chill out zone? 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Australia Day!

Today I'd like to dedicate a post to our beautiful country. Although it is a day of celebrations I cannot help but thinking of all of those who have been left in despair, those who have lost their homes and businesses lately and that are struggling daily to come back to normality. My heart goes out to everyone in need and their families. There are so many faces to Australia and I feel that the image above, from the set of Australia the movie really captures the spirit of the nation and reminds us of its generosity, beauty, tribulations, hopes and truth. 

Hope you are having a great day :))

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday inspiration - Spain

nuevo estilo

nuevo estilo

maria de la osa

Today I'm loving a bit of spanish inspiration :))
Check out nuevo estilo online for more wonderful images.
Love how the cowhide rug adds freshness to the classic decor in the top pic and how the dining chairs and the colourful plates bring an element of surprise and fun into the middle room. And those red chairs... aren't they divine?

Hope you are all happy.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monday/lighting inspiration + thank you Kim of Feather and nest

lonny magazine

Nuevo Estilo

lonny magazine

Hello everyone, first of all I'd like to thank Kim from "Feather and nest" for kindly presenting "wish you were here" with the "stylish blogger award". What a thrill! And what a start to the week! Thanks Kim, I'm very honoured :))
 This week I will be focusing on completing my latest project and looking forward to sharing it with you all within the next month or so.
Will keep you posted.
Lighting is always a crucial element when designing a space so today I'd like to share some great spaces with stunning lighting choices.
Have a great week! :)) 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Colour me happy / It's the week-end!

Who doesn't adore the Lonny mag? It's so addictive...
Today I found inspiration in this beautiful and colourful apartment.
Read more on the Lonny website. Your eyes will thank you for that :))
Wish everyone a great w/end

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kitchen story

I found this stunning image on the atlanta homes magazine and had to share it. 
The materials used are gorgeous and so is the colour scheme. The lighting, wall cladding, storage and all other details have been thought through beautifully and make this kitchen an entertainer's dream! 
I must admit I do have a thing for kitchens and being a food lover (and italian) doesn't help! I spend a lot of time in my own k and love baking, so when it comes to lay out I prefer an open plan space where I can comfortably cook and - at the same time - be with my children + chat and entertain my friends without having to compromise on beauty or practicality. 
How do you like your kitchen? :))

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pale beauty

Aren't pale interiors scary? Well I think they are - especially if you have young children - and if you are anything like me you'll try and steer away from them when possible... but somehow, like the forbidden apple in the Garden of Eden, I just can't help dreaming about a pale floor and pale furniture...sigh!
if,only...Well, at least I can dream, can't I?

with thanks to sisters agency :))

Monday, January 17, 2011

Anna's style

Happy new week everyone! Hope you had a lovely week-end. Mine was hot! As some of you may already know, Sydney has experienced some pretty hot weather lately but am not complaining of course, am just grateful actually for the sunny and beautiful days we've had lately :))
Today I would like to dedicate a post to a wonderful australian designer - am sure most of you already know who am talking about -  I mean does she need introductions? She's Anna Spiro of course of Black & Spiro in Brisbane and this is her lovely home. Isn't it gorgeous? I think it's refreshing, happy and chic just like Anna's work. Enjoy!
Wish you all a colourful, happy and creative week.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy friday and more white/neutral inspiration

Have a great w/end.
Be back on Monday for more blogging and more heavenly homes and gardens.

With thanks to atlanta homes :))

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


My thoughts today go to all people in Queensland whose lives have been devastated by the recent floods. I have heard today that things are not so good in Brisbane and that a lot of businesses and houses have been evacuated, I just hope that everything will be okay. The thought of loosing treasured possessions, houses and businesses is such a scary one, noone will ever be ready to face such a catastrophe.
I really hope everyone will be back to their homes and beds soon,
really hope
everyone will be
and comfortable
very very soon

There's nothing more innocent and beautiful than the smile of a child.
image by Edouard Boubat

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

All light now

I just adore this home, this style truly appeals to me and makes my heart go all funny. The colour combos are so refreshing and energising...oh, it's just heaven!:))

With thanks to

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Scandinavian dream

Happy new week everyone!
Feast your eyes on this gorgeous Stockholm apartment. I can't get enough of it!

With thanks to sisters agency :))

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wow factor - Sophie Conran

I love SC's place and wouldn't mind living here for a while...Am I suggesting a little break from my family? Maybe, maybe not...well it could be fun;) Hahaha....!!!

Wish you all a great w/end.

With thanks to sisters agency :))