Thursday, 22 December 2011
The laundry room without a doubt is the
most overlooked room in any house...
Doing the laundry is hard enough! So we think
it's time to give our laundries a make over and help
take some of the stress out of this painful chore!
Whether you have an entire room or a small closet you can transform
any space that holds your washer and dryer into a beautiful room
that gives you the functionality that you need too......
Cute storage is the secret!
Use tin or wooden boxes, baskets and jars
to organise and hide laundry detergent and all the other messy stuff
you don't want your visitors to see!
The key here is to assign everything its own space
for easy use and more importantly a quick clean up!
How clever is this laundry riser/pedestal
that lifts your washer and dryer to a comfortable height and also
gives you space to store your laundry baskets in!
Our next project is to build one for ourselves...
and then show you all how to do it too!
Posted by Sky Parlour at 11:22:00 am
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Wall Galleries are a great way to
put everything you love in a frame, on display for all to see!
We love mixing realistic watercolour paintings with
bold typographic artworks, along side delicate illustrations,
old photos, cool quotes, serious potraits, vintage maps,
collected postcards and pretty much whatever
else you can find to stick on a wall!
They best thing? There are no rules to this one!
Sky Parlour framed art are a great way to start your own wall gallery!
Don't forget Sky Parlour quote coasters to add in as well!
AUD30 for a set of 4
Here are some styling ideas for you wall gallery!
You can also achieve a cool gallery look with mirrors!
(featured 3rd row down on the right)
If you are interested in purchasing any Sky Parlour products
please email us your order at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Home office spaces are always so boring and uninspiring!
So we thought we'd share a few that made our hearts skip a beat.
On the top of our christmas wish list?
This french doored weatherboard cottage
in the middle of a lush garden...
Now we just need to find someone to make it for us?
Surprise us santa... please!
Of course one can dream and we realise the cottage is a little unrealistic...
so... we will settle for the ones below :)
Adding an industrial vibe to your office is always really effective.
Storage ideas? Find some old black lockers, industrial steel filing cabinets...
Team them up with black pendant lights with visible cording,
a retro chair in a contrasting material (timber, acrylic or leather)
and add a nice rustic timber desk top and cabinet.
For the desk top search for some recycled timber and panel it together-
when sanded it has a nicer finish and
you're saving the environment at the same time!
For an extra cool touch paint the lockers
or one feature wall with chalkboard paint!
Monday, 19 December 2011
. D . I . Y .
WINDOW FRAME CABINETS!
We are totally obsessed with art deco window frames.
Their diverse styles along with their geometric and rustic
qualities are something that you don't see very
often in modern window design.
They are also great for turning boring old wooden boxes into
cute window framed cabinets!
To achieve this look for your home:
Find an old window frame, you can try ebay or
second hand furniture stores...
Make or buy a panelled wooden box without a lid
(we especially love the look of old wooden
fruit carts with text on them)
add a few shelves on the inside in line with the
panelling of the window frame...
attach the window frame on a couple of hinges
and you have your own very cute, unique styled cabinet!
Sunday, 18 December 2011
I've been SO busy lately that I haven't had time to
decorate my beautiful christmas tree...
I may be bias but even without decorations I think it is the most
amazing looking and smelling christmas tree I have ever seen!
This weekend we have finally gotten around to decorating and I thought
I'd show put up a few snaps of what christmas looks like in my home...
putting the final touches on the tree :)
dear september moroccan cup with candy canes!
steviie coconut candle
sky parlour gran stool with ripple crochet cover
our amazing xmas tree :)
We hope you all have a very merry christmas
full of love, health and happiness xx
Friday, 16 December 2011
We are used to seeing Agyness Deyn's distinctive style splashed
across fashion magazines world wide...
however we are not used to seeing this side of her!
We are not too sure what to think about this one...
there are some elements that we love
and some that we could live without...
what we're definitely sure of is that there is
A LOT going on in this Brooklyn loft!
Deyn's home puts a whole new meaning to the word eclectic:
If we could take bits and pieces to add to our collection of goodies
the first thing we would take is the hot air balloon chandelier!
Although there are a lot of clashing prints, era's, colours and trends
we still think it's not a bad little collection for a 28 year old!
If you are a fan of the loft... it is up for grabs for a measly US2.5million
Thursday, 15 December 2011
We love the way exposed ceiling beams can create a
homely, rustic, cottage feel.
If you're lucky enough to have a cathedral style roof in your home
add some rustic white symmetrical ceiling beams to create a
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
We L.O.V.E eclectic, aztec inspired homes.
NB: to fully achieve this look you will need to have a little bit of hoarder in you!
::: Collect bits and bobs from flea markets :::
overload on candles and decorative cross collections
raid your granny's house for some old pigeon hole shelves
add a rustic, wrought iron mirror
team it all up with some recycled wooden furniture
and throw in a few crystal rock clusters...
Necessities for this look?
A sun-bleached animal skull...
If you're an animal lover or just don't like the
thought of animal skulls,
are a great substitute!
There's no denying we love the look
(and most importantly the smell)
of a freshly cut, lush, green Christmas tree!
However for those of you who are a little sick and tired of the same
old festive look we have put together a few different ideas that
you can easily replicate in your home this Christmas!
Friday, 9 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
We thought it was just us that had a turquoise obsession but we've realised there
are a lot of you out there who love it too!
Personally we think everyone should have a little turquoise in their home...
which is why we made our turquoise coffee table!
Here are some more cute turquoise styling ideas!
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Tash from Breakfast with Audrey
has listed our "to be a kid again" framed art
in her Christmas Gift Guide for pressies under $100!
Our website should be up soon however
if you are interested in purchasing any of our products for Christmas
please email us at email@example.com
You can also see more of our range on our facebook page!
Go here to see BWA's other christmas gift picks!
Monday, 5 December 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
Thursday, 1 December 2011
today is the first day of summer
and we are so in love with these summer houses...
trees as walls, glass ceilings with the sun shining through,
chandeliers by the pool and day beds to die for!
Can we add these to our christmas wish list?