If your secret passion is having eclectic pieces of furniture that add a unique statement to your home, then we share the same dream. Come with me as I find big, bold colourful chairs, sumptuous fabrics, quirky cushions and signature pieces that add a stamp of individuality.
Take Your Seat is about bringing furniture and accessories to your home that have lovely colours, fabrics that you want to touch, with a story to be told. I want to show you fabrics in cushions, chairs and quilts that are made by artisans using hand carved blocks. Fabrics that play on the senses, with patterns being mixed into a landscape of colour, shape and texture.
Why do they call them 'show homes', when really they're a 'show house'?
To me, a home is warm and inviting. It feels lived in and is rarely ever perfect. It reflects the reality of daily life with all it's idiosyncrasies.
Perhaps your favourite chair is looking worn and tired, but it's comfortable and perfect for curling up in at the end of the day. So it stays and is layered with a throw and cushions. The coffee table has magazines, a book or two plus coasters for the drinks - it's the right height so you can reach it comfortably.
I am passionately committed to creating sustainable independence for women. I do this by finding people who have the desire to improve their life and of those around them. In India I have connected with some inspiring women and their families and I work with them to improve their business and assist them in finding ways of expanding their revenue.Follow my treasures on Facebook and my blog as I post photos of our transformations and discoveries.
My style is certainly eclectic and appreciated by those who like the tribal or bohemian mix.
I'm inspired by resources such as fabric, woods, metals and want to experiment with them on furniture in a way they may not have been seen before. Sometimes the outcome is wonderful and other times it was an educational experience.
Sometimes I wonder if anyone else really likes the same things I fall for. Apart from all things blue (my favourite colour) I am attracted to pattern and all things from India.
I also love books, learning to read at an early age and spending much time on my own, I have always had a volume or two as my companions.So you can imagine my excitement when I tripped across a book called "Gypsy - A world of colour & interiors" by the Australian stylists Sibilla Court.
The New Year has started with a burst of colour, and the current trends are pointing away from drab and dreary neutral tones and more towards the use of warmer, brighter hues around your home. From living rooms to bedrooms we are now starting to see delightfully colourised accents ranging in colour from lime green to deep amethyst, overshadowing the popular neutral tones of 2013 with their wonderful power of attraction.