As I sat here deliberating about what I was going to share with you today, unsure which job was worthy of a mention or stood out from the others in a sea of flowers, art, floorboards, tiles and paint colours I decided to not share any specific one as I have never been very good at conveying what each job entails or accurately describing the joy I get from helping people fall in love with their homes, events or pieces of furniture and art. I have done more styling than design the past month or so, some word of mouth recommendations have lined up styling jobs for photography and branding which I have really had fun playing around with as a change from being on muddy building sites surrounded by mess and tradies who think designers are generally bimbos.
I have enjoyed all of my recent work equally… Though I feel like the year has got away from me already and the fact that it is nearly mid March already and that I just recounted that I am on my 4th renovation project and 2nd wedding styling is deeply unsetting to me as it means that I have been “chasing my tail” yet again, taking on too much work possibly when I should just say no and madly scrambling to cram as much work into each week as I can… and then finding at the end of each week I still need about 100 hours worth of time to manage everything.
So while I pondered all of this I turned my attention to checking emails instead (Yes, I procrastinate a whole lot, I keep telling myself it is all a part of the creative process but I think it has a lot to do with my personality and I am always amazed at how creativity ebbs and flows in me.) when I got to an email from an old friend that I needed to reply to in depth, followed by several subscription emails to read so now I have fallen down the rabbit hole that is the internet and just have a mess of random design inspiration to share with you.
The conversion of a beautiful old factory ‘Butterland’ into the most stunning home and event space. I would SO love to do this to an old warehouse and run my own events from my home.
Or this French provincial Flinders castle like residence that I have been harassing my husband to buy. (He is not playing along though).
I have fallen in love with this grande home, complete with parquetry floors (my all time favourite) and it’s own lake! I have re-imagined how I would use all of the spaces if I lived here.
The “Smiths Lake pavilion home”… A weekender in the bush. My family has a weekender in the bush to but it doesn’t look like this low maintenance piece or architectural porn.
Ok enough day dreaming of homes, I should really go and do some work on my own.
Happy weekend to you!