Thursday, 17 April 2014

beach party

It's been a while and I'm wondering whether anyone will be reading this post. I wanted to share with you a really fun project we've been working on for the past few days.

It all began with this surfboard table my partner a builder made for a client, owner of our favourite cafe in the area, on the balcony at his home. 
The idea grew when he was asked to transform the whole balcony into a beach complete with sand! as well as a corrugated iron bar and outdoor shower for a surprise birthday party for his wife.

It felt a bit like an episode from one of the TV shows like Backyard Blitz. He had only 2 days to complete the whole thing while the owners went away. The biggest challenge, this balcony is on the 3rd floor! of the house.
A huge thanks to the very strong labourer who lugged bucketfuls of sand up stairs for 2 days, sometimes in the rain. 

I collected some of the oversupply of beachy props that have been hanging around here, oars, driftwood, shells, lobster buoys, beach signs, surfing prints and bought a few plants and a beach umbrella to add some colour to the scene.

With an all white background and an ocean view to die for it's a fantastic setting for a beach party.

Recycled materials were used for the rustic beach bar. I like the effect of the rusty corrugated iron, weathered wood and pops of colour in contrast to the white walls.

Happy Birthday Vicki!

and the text message when she arrived home last night began with OMG OMG OMG! a huge surprise. she loves it.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

beach club

Welcome to another year. Hope you are all enjoying a happy one so far!

A trip to Watson's Bay Beach Club this week inspired a blog post. Not the best time to go, I would recommend a quieter, less crowded week day. 

I've been wanting to see the 2nd stage of the hotel renovation and thought you'd like to see inside too, if you haven't been there already.

This is the Sunset Room. Available for functions and weddings catered for by chef Pete Evans, but open to all at other times. I'm looking forward to coming here for dinner and watching the sun set over the harbour.

I love the casual elegant feel created by the neutral colour scheme. So inspiring with off white panelled walls, linen curtains, oak floors, long timber tables with white and rattan chairs, vintage nautical and natural found objects.

It's all in keeping with the original art deco hotel and suits the area with it's grand old homes and cute weatherboard fishermen's cottages.

Love love love ! these hooks with shells and grain sack bags filled with leaves.

How have you been spending the new year?

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

happy holidays

Wishing you peace, joy and love this festive season, wherever you are!

Happy Holidays.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013


I don't know what possessed me to take on this project at this time of year.. determined to finish something I started a while ago I guess. A bit of a change from all the Christmas things we are flooded with at the moment.

Sorry for my absence from blog land and this neglected blog. Etsy has kept me busy over the last few months, in a good way. 

Hope things are going well for you wherever you are!

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