31 August 2012

Fab Frock Friday: Navy Ombre

How gorgeous is this navy and white ombre dress? I love it. 
Seriously. Love. It.

Happy Fab Frock Friday, everyone! 

I hope that you all will thoroughly enjoy yourselves over the weekend--especially those of you in the States, celebrating Labor Day and having a nice long holiday weekend, and those of us here in Oz, celebrating the first day of Spring on the 1st of September.


{Dress by Monique Lhuillier for Pre-Fall 2011, found here}

30 August 2012

Artist Spotlight: Liza Hathaway Matthews

When I spotted the work of abstract painter Liza Hathaway Matthews on one of my favourite blogs, Style Maniac, the other day, I was drawn to the paintings' soft colours and textures. I found myself hunting for more of the artists' work, and knew I had to share it with you.

Ms Matthews is from Baltimore, Maryland in the U.S.A.. She is happy to create commissioned paintings for you, if you are interested in a custom-designed piece for your home or for a gift. You can order her work online by visiting Oriet's Fine Art.

I hope you enjoy seeing these lovely paintings as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.

Have a beautiful day, everyone!

{Image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

28 August 2012

Cosy on a grand scale

This beautiful California home somehow strikes just the right balance between cosy and grand. Sunlit spaces in this traditional Spanish-style house have a fabulous mix of Mid-Century Modern pieces, elegant lighting, and contemporary artwork, creating a sense of ease in every room. 

I would have no trouble making myself at home in this place! It is simply perfect.

{Interior design and styling by Lara McGraw; photography by Donna Griffith; featured in Style at Home}