Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Caldwell Flake

Whilst pottering around Pinterest as one does, I stumbled across the beautiful work of US mother-daughter design duo Caldwell Flake. Their work is polished perfection with not a detail out of place.

Pink gold fabulous zebra chair - yes please!

I'd probably give up my lovely new subway tiles for these pressed metal ones. I love the impact they make...

This citrus wallpaper is so bright and breezy...

Some trellis on the roof of this dramatic grey and white study...

This intricate roof adds depth and loving these metallic touches...
Images from Caldwell Flake via Pinterest

Check out more of their gorgeous portfolio here.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Fashion to follow - Neon & Neutral

Whilst I know bright neons aren't for everyone, I love them - particularly when mixed with great neutral tones....




Images via 1, 2, 3 & 4

What do you think? Would you be game to add a dash of neon to your neutrals? I have to say, I only ever mix one in at a time but definitely admire those that can pull off a couple in one outfit!

Enjoy your Monday :) 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day!


Happy Australia Day Aussie readers! I hope you're all doing the Australian thing and taking tomorrow off too :) To my non-Aussie readers, this is the weekend we celebrate all things Australian and these are just a few of my favourites...

Our killer fashions and in particular - Australian Vogue...


Our stunning beaches! Melbourne's Brighton Beach with its fun bathing boxes...


And my favourite of all time - Wategos Beach in Byron Bay...


A stylish summer soiree with family and friends...


Melbourne's shopping and dining - too good!

The city laneways...


My favourite restaurant - Circa at the Prince...


And all the lovely period homes in my local area...


Enjoy the day friends whatever your plans, and I'll see you back next week after 4 glorious days off!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday's white rooms...

This week's white rooms all have a couple of things in common - touches of black providing depth and contrast, and fabulous framed photography...

First up, this black, white and gold vignette has the perfect proportions...and the perfect lucite stool!


And more perfectly arranged accessories...


Who'd have thought that adding so many frames to a teeny tiny kitchen would work?!...yet I think it does...


This sitting room looks the perfect place to cosy up with a good book...


So does this lovely daybed...

Images via 1,2,3,4 & 5




Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Loaded with inspiration...

These inspiration boards really caught my eye - cluttered and bursting - just the way they should be :)


Images via pinterest

Monday, January 23, 2012

Pretty please...

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Sadly I spent mine up one of these, cleaning and painting - though it looked nowhere near as pretty as this...


I didn't get out of tracksuit pants and my hairs been in a bun for days - in desperate need of some prettiness...


And some fun...


And possibly a couple of these...


Have a fab Monday all :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Weekend inspiration...

Happy weekend all! For what feels like the millionth weekend in a row, we will spend ours finishing off the painting - well hopefully anyway :) I hope whatever you have planned is far more exciting!

So on that note, I'll leave you with some pantone colour inspiration I came across over at The Perfect Palette...


Have a great one :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

This week's love...

We're currently revamping our kitchen (the subway tiles are in! Hoorah!) and have decided we need a new fridge that fits the gap better. The current one is so squashed in that it looks like it will burst out at any moment. I'm really taken by these retro style fridges - especially the smeg ones which I think are the only ones really available in Oz...






Images via 1,2,3,4 & 5

Cool aren't they?! Sadly the double decker one is too tall for our kitchen...mind you this is a good thing for the bank balance :) She's not cheap friends!

In other loves this week, the new Temple & Webster website is very cool. A similar set up as One King's Lane but for downunder :)

And another great find is new website 'In a Designer House'. If you're on the look out for gorgeous and unique pieces - definitely worth a look. They feature some great brands like Dinosaur Designs and Robert Plumb.

Oh and lastly, don't forget to check out the new Rue Mag - full of gorgeous things, including the very stylish Chicago home of Danielle Moss, the talented lady who designed my new blog :)


Ok, that's enough from me! Thanks for visiting G&G this week!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sparkling perfection

The sparkly gold clutch seems to be a hot accessory right at the moment and these fabulous shots show just why! They work so well with all the colour blocking we're seeing and I'm particularly loving how well they work with a touch of navy. Need to get me one! And that divine mint and navy cardi in the first shot would fit so nicely in my wardrobe too...



Images via 1, 2 & 3

And thanks for the lovely comments about my new blog look too. So nice to have a nice fresh look for a new year :)


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday's white rooms...

Lots of pretty features to be found in this week's white rooms...

First up, loving the contrasts of black and white and round and square in this lovely living room...








































Next, the lights in this kitchen provide such a great focal point and the cabinetry and super high subway tiles are superb!


And this bathroom - love the contrast of the grey subways with the crisp white. And of course a pink rose or two helps any room in my book :)

Loving all the bright accessories and pops of colour in this great space and the period details in the ceiling and doorway provide the most elegant backdrop...


Abbey x

Images via 1, 2, 3 & 4



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A delicious spring for Mulberry...

How utterly fabulous is Mulberry's Spring 2012 campaign?! Giant lollies and ice cream cones all shot whimsically on England's Brighton Beach - love it...
























































Today is definitely a day for the beach here in Melbourne town - very warm indeed! 

Have a great one :)

Abbey x

Images by Tim Walker for Mulberry via The Style Net

Monday, January 16, 2012

Magazine ingenious...

Back in the day when we were renting an apartment and trying to save up to buy our own place, I remember my then boyfriend - now husband, telling me that the money I had spent on my many piles of magazines would have been a deposit three times over. Hmm...quite possibly true. If only I'd been armed with this ingenious solution to demonstrate how truly useful my beloved magazines could be...

That coffee table is pretty grand too!

Abbey x

Image from The Decorista

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekend inspiration...

Happy Weekend all! Have a lovely one, whatever your plans. For me, it's more home renos...

























See you next week :)

Abbey x

Image via Sally Jane Vintage blog

Friday, January 13, 2012

This week's love...

This week I've become a bit obsessed with the furniture and other fab finds at the Zinc Door. So many great pieces and so many colour options! I think I need to have a container load shipped my way!


















































































































































And I'd top any one of these gorgeous tables with this killer gold bowl...






























In other exciting news, G&G was featured a couple of times this week. In the filled-to-the-brim-with-fabulousness new edition of Matchbook Mag...







































And on great shopping site 'Pocketchange' in the best of the web segment...



Thanks Matchbook and Pocketchange!

Hope you've all had a fabulous week and thanks so much for stopping by :)

Abbey x