Anna Spiro Eclectic Mix

Anna Spiro Interior Design

“We love colour up here and I think that’s what we are starting to become known for” says Anna Spiro, one of Australia’s hottest interior designers. Her must see store Black and Spiro contains an eclectic mix of granny and hip vintage, an explosion of color and pattern, a treasure trove of one-offs and classic pieces updated […]

Design Destinations


I am very excited to be back in Brisbane, Australia in search of the best interior design stores, and am thrilled with what I have found.  Much has changed since I lived here 20 years ago, where unique, boutique style interior design stores were few and far between. However, much like the other capital cities […]

Modern Coastal Style – Queensland, Australia


I spent today doing one of my favorite things to do when I am back home in Australia, and that is to wander through display homes.  There is no shortage of display homes here on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, as the coast is continually being developed. What was once a vacation only destination for people […]

London Design Festival 2012 – countdown has begun!

London Design Festival 2011 2

The 10th London Design Festival is only weeks away and Design Lovers Blog will be stopping by to see some of the best creativity and design from the UK and around the globe.  I am so excited that Jill is able to fly over from San Francisco to join me this year as whilst we speak […]

Las Vegas Market: Trends – Part 2


Las Vegas Summer Market 2012 was nothing short of inspirational and it was a huge pleasure to be part of the Traditional Home Magazine blogging team scouting out trends. In additional to the natural elements trend that caught my eye (see part 1 of my Las Vegas recap) it was the use of  bold color […]

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Achica Blog Awards 2012

Today Jill and I are very excited.  This is because our blog has made it into the final rounds of the ACHICA Blog Awards 2012!  Chuffed to bits!  Design Lovers Blog is nominated under the category Interiors and Design, and all we need now is your support and vote to get us to the top […]

Las Vegas Market: Trends & Inspiration – Part 1


Last week I packed up my bags and headed off to Las Vegas Market for two days, in search of product trends and inspiration. I have to thank Traditional Home Magazine for this wonderful opportunity, whereby I joined nine other fabulous design bloggers to take part in Traditional Home’s Treasure Hunt. Our mission was simple. […]

Beautiful Blue Rooms – Interior Design by Wynne Taylor-Ford


This week I met up with San Francisco Interior Designer, Wynne Taylor-Ford. Well known for her prominent use of color and her ability to blend classical and ethnic pieces (accumulated during her travels) together, to create sophisticated, yet modern interiors. Wynne talked to me about her love of color, in particular – blue, and shared some […]

Stylish Kid’s Rooms – Fresh Ideas for Modern Decor


If you enjoy decorating children’s rooms, you are going to love this selection of stylish, modern bedroom designs for the little ones (babies, toddlers and preschoolers). When designing rooms for young children, I personally like to avoid anything that resembles themed decor – think Disney characters, Star Wars, princess, fairy, sport or transport motifs in […]

Cole & Son Restyled

Hicks Grand

Hmmm, I guess its no secret that I have an ongoing love affair with British wallpaper company Cole & Son and its fabulous collection of designs.  And the moment I have been waiting for has finally arrived – some of their best designs, restyled and updated with fresh new colourways.  A long time favourite of mine […]

Yellow & Gray – Top 15 Furniture & Accessory Picks – Fall 2012

Yellow and Gray Interior Design color forecast - Fall / Autumn 2012 Collections

Yellow is continuing to take the interiors world by storm particularly when accompanied with wood tones, pale neutrals and/or grays.  Below is a sneak preview of upcoming Fall / Autumn 2012 collections by Crate and Barrel, CB2 and a few of our other favorite stores that are paying homage to this oh so chic and […]

Jonathan Adler’s Groovepad


This is the weekend getaway of Jonathan Adler and his hubby Simon Doonan, and my oh my, what a fabulous retreat it is.   In July’s issue of Architectural Digest, Doonan says the land on New York’s Shelter Island spoke to them: “You must build a one-story compound, part modernist fantasy, part rustic beach retreat,” […]

Fit for a Modern Queen – Diamond Jubilee Inspired Home Decor

Queen's Jubilee Inspired Pillows

The British flag and other royal motifs have been used in home decor for as long as I can remember, (shifting in popularity over the years), but with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, the modern Royals (Kate and Will) firmly in place, and the Olympics being held in London this Summer, there is no […]

Yellow, the New Neutral


According to color experts at Pantone, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore; ‘Yellow’ (not just the traditional gold and wheat tones) has become a firm member of the neutral color palette this year. It is no wonder, as it sits so harmoniously alongside grays, light to dark wood tones, metallics, whites, beiges and blacks. Image source: […]

Inspired by Geometrics


As lovers of geometric shape and pattern in interior design, the Etch Light Web light and Etch Shade by Tom Dixon, (part of a new lighting range launched in Milan last month), is on our design minds inspiring us to hunt out all things ‘geo’.   This style can be as bold or as subtle […]

Decorator Showcase Cont. San Francisco 2012


I have never been great with directions, but I must admit, somehow missing three rooms at the Decorator Showcase House during my tour left me feeling, well … a little embarrassed. Turns out the three rooms I missed  – the “fashion blogger’s” office, the master bedroom, and the dressing room were some of the most impressive, […]

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