Monday, April 16, 2012

Tagged and More About Me

Recently I was tagged by the lovely French style blog Decor de Provence which I felt was a great honour as she has such good taste and style in French style. However I was away in beautiful Bali so I was unable to access my pictures to complete the response which is to answer 11 questions and tag 11 more beautiful blogs, so here goes.

1. Favourite room.

I just love waking up in my bedroom and seeing the chandelier in all it's glory right above our bed. I'd found it so long ago I can't remember where. It was a part or my dreams for my next home that I waited so long for that i can't believe I finally get to enjoy so many of my dreams.

2. Why did I start blogging?
I thought it would be a wonderful way to connect with other people with similar passions especially as it is so visually stimulating and enjoyable as there is so much inspiration to be found. I also enjoy having my own online diary of my passions and journey that is my record to keep and enjoy forever.

3.What is my favourite hobby?
Definitely dreaming about decor, whether it is for tables, events or houses.
4. What is my pet peeve in design?
Definitely prissy or too matchy, matchy like boring hotel rooms.

5.If there was anywhere in the world you could live - where would it be?
I love living in Perth, Western Australia but if not here I adore the Southern Highlands of Bowral, Mittagong, Robertson and the list goes on. Maybe even live at Milton Park.
6.If you had to design a home - what style would it be?
Without a doubt it would be French style like that of a beautiful chateau

7.Who is your favorite actor?

There are so many gorgeous actors but I fell in love with Kevin Costner in "The Bodyguard."

8. What is your favorite style when it comes to design?
French is always number 1 but I love it with elements of Hamptons, English and Shabby Chic.

9. How long have you been blogging for?

I started Easter 2 years ago but it still feels like yesterday. I have thoroughly enjoyed that time and have learnt so very much along the way.

10. Name five of your favorite designers?

I love Atlanta Bartlett who shows how to decorate beautifully in an all white palette and mixing styles

For a very, very long time I have been whisked away with the magic of Carolyn Quartermaine in her beautiful books. I really think she has had a huge impact on me and the world of design with her use of whimsy, soft fabrics, colour and script on fabrics.
Laura Ashley has been a profound influence on me for probably the longest and even very old catalogue books still entertain me. I love going to London and picking up extra pieces not always available in Australia. I probably could be a shareholder with the money I've spent on Laura Ashley products.
(I have all of these linen items in my daughters bedroom.)
I discovered Designers Guild not long after I got married (many years ago) and would stare endlessly at swatches of fabric dreaming what I could do.
Finally Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic was my bedside reading for so long that many ideas became ingrained in my memory and when planning birthdays many elements I used, I later realised I had originally seen in her books.

11.What is your favorite color?

I don't know if I need to answer that as my blog is full of it. I love how blue is so peaceful and is so beautifully found in the sky and sea. I also love white in all of its various shades but I also love pink and indulge in pink usually in my daughters room.

Now for my 11 blogs to tag.
And now for my 11 questions
Favourite 1. Music for ambience
2. Things to read on blogs
3. Hotels or holiday destination
4. Weekend pastime
5.Colour and how used
6. Must have items for the home
7. Style of furniture
8. Things you collect
9. Designers or influences
10. Shop and why
11. Room in your house
-You must post
the rules.
-Answer the 11
questions the tagger posted for you and create 11 new questions for the people
you tag.
-Tag 11 people
and link them to your blog.
-Let the people
you tag know they've been tagged.


  1. Oh Fiona,

    I have enjoyed this so much, to read all about YOU and what you love. I am with ya on the favorite color; AQUA/TURQUOISE and the color of the sea. Oh dearest, thank you so much for tagging me. I will definitely oblige, but in a little while. I just did a tag post about 4 posts ago, and I do not want to repeat myself to my audience! BUT I WILL DO IT and thank YOU FOR IT! I was particularly touched by your comment about your daughter....loosing hope? I so believe that WE ALL, in our fragile state of being human, experience fear that begets more fears and anger and hopelessness. I KNOW. I resigned from my full time teaching post and as of next September, I will be working as a substitute, avoiding all of the administrative responsibilities of teaching. However, I am aiming at entering into a very competitive world of artistry and even more hopeless moments to come. But courage and faith, PERSEVERANCE and creativity will be born. I know that will happen for your daughter as you guide her.


  2. How lovely to read all this about you! We share the same taste in French interiors! I will start on the post tout suite! x

  3. Oh, thankyou so much for tagging me. I am very honoured. I enjoyed reading all about you and the things you like. Once again thank-you! Leahx

  4. Wow,what a nice furnitures. I wish I could have this too.

    Sofas Perth

  5. Hi Fiona, merci beaucoup pour le tag! I will try my best to get cracking on it, things are so very hectic that just getting a daily post up that I'm happy with is a challenge. J'adore your chandelier, funnily enough I took some shots of a chandelier in a quirky little place I had lunch on Sunday called the Five Bar on Beaufort St. interesting little place! Catch you soon.