True love – for Eijffinger

July 18th, 2012 — 5:07pm, 7 comments »

I would have posted before now but I’ve been a little busy, alright, obsessed with Instagram.  Sooo distracting, but so much fun.  Have you checked out the Interiors Photo Month challenge yet?  Do.  Anyway, I’ve been wanting to share more wallpaper favourites.  You may remember back in 2010 I wallpapered my loo with a stunning floral pattern called Bindi from the Eijffinger range.  And I can honestly say that apart from my initial apprehension, it has brought a smile to my face every day, in fact, several times a day.  I just love it.  Especially with my little blue cupboard hanging on the wall.  This photos does it no justice.

But I love so many of the papers in the Eiffinger range.  In fact ‘love’ doesn’t’ really explain the depth of my feeling.  And it’s not just the wall paper, it’s the styling generally.   I drool over every single vignette/image.  Here are just some of my favourites…

Are you in love too?

Pretty Patterned Wallpaper

July 5th, 2012 — 11:43am, 2 comments »

I am probably pretty predictable with my pattern preferences (say that 10 times quickly!), so it’s  no surprise that I adore this wallpaper.   And the stairs.  I just love the darkly stained worn or chiselled softness of the tread and the painted white riser.  I’ ve had this image stored on my computer for ages but of course sourcing web photos is not my strong point.   I must get better at it so I can share more images.  However, I managed to figure out that this paper is part of Les Indiennes Collection for IVM Prints.

Don’t be surprised at the absence of pink or blue.  Yes I’m instinctively drawn to colour (okay, pink and blue), I find it joyful and uplifting,  but I also love lots of white and touches of black, and brown.  I find them grounding and soothing.  It’s just that I don’t tend to use them exclusively.  In this case  I’d make an exception.


Good Intentions

January 6th, 2011 — 9:23am, 6 comments »

I think I remember why I haven’t (yet) developed my regular outside yoga practice – my new (year) disciplined approach to better health…  Leaving the house is too bloody tiring… unless it’s to visit the local antique/junk shop of course.  That’s different.

What do you think?

A Family Affair

July 29th, 2010 — 9:07am, 2 comments »

While seeing my wallpaper everyday does bring a smile to my face – mostly – I have to say the greatest joy was in the ‘doing’ – the project.  Lucky for me, it was a group or rather family affair. My mother is a ‘doer’ and a maker - I can’t think of much she can’t do or anything she won’t tackle.  So when I get overwhelmed by a project, need help, or just want to have some fun, I ring Mum.  I mustn’t leave my father out here.  Nothing much he can’t do either.  He often brings the tools, is the voice of reason, and comes up with some nifty solutions …  (And he’s also got a ute!)

Like most projects, this little one had its challenges – one being working around the old toilet (we couldn’t remove the cistern, and my uncooperative plumber Michael doesn’t appear to be available for these kinds of emergencies 24/7). Monday arrived and I got Michael to come and remove the whole thing so that I could paper the back wall before he put the brand new shiny toilet in.  This worked a treat and I was very proud of the neatish hole I made to allow for the pipes to go through the wall. 

Problem was, the new toilet wasn’t the same as the old – no wall pipe! ugggggh.