Saturday, December 31, 2011

May your...

Image via: doublefunparties

be sparkly!

Here's to health and happiness and to dreams coming true.

See you all next year, 
Stephie x

Friday, December 23, 2011

Most merriest...

via Blacklist Studios

of Christmasses to you!
Stephie x

Friday, December 16, 2011

Time for...

a -

quick - 

lesson in -


And when fish look as beautiful as these articulated fish paper dolls by The Filigree maybe you might be tempted - 

to start your own school! 

So there it is, some fun with fish for you on a Friday, and, for those of you that may have been keeping tabs, that's twenty - five letters down, ONE to go!

I hope your weekend goes swimmingly,
Stephie x

Friday, December 9, 2011


I -

"Antler" tree

want to -

Image Via : homecreat

trim -

I love this idea!

your -

Cool plywood tree

beautiful -

A great way to put your books to good use!

Christmas -

or maybe you would prefer this one?


Some quirky takes on the traditional for you on  a Friday - just in case you are like me and have yet to do anything on the tree front. Maybe one of these might inspire you!

May your weekend be festive,
Stephie x

Monday, December 5, 2011

I have to admit...

that when it comes to Christmas decorating I am usually pretty disorganised!

This year though -

thanks to -

the latest -

NIB Challenge -

things are -

on the improve -

So that's Advent covered - just the rest of the house to go now!

Most happiest of Mondays to you,
Stephie x

Friday, December 2, 2011

Once upon a time...

tucked away in a sweet Sydney suburb, lived a very lonely and neglected -


little shop!

As luck would have it, the lovely Connie chanced upon said shop and, even luckier for me, I was given the opportunity to help transform the space into her new design studio - how I love my job!

We decided upon, as you may have already guessed, a bird theme using back and white and yellow as our colour scheme. We also incorporated vintage finds including a most excellent mirror that Connie had found on the side of the road. 

The result is -

Black and white set the background to a bird themed centre piece and yellow highlights

a fresh -

Lots of paper birds and recycled medicine vials set amongst white spray painted branches

contemporary -

Simple white shelves and a collection of frames transform another wall within the space

space -

More birds and some of Connie's gorgeous rings

from which Connie now works and sells her beautiful handmade jewellery. 

Our favourite piece!

And, with that, it's bye bye birdie for now!

May your weekend be chirpy,
Stephie x

PS Feel free to click on any of the images to enlarge them for a closer look!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Beautiful sculptural pieces


Some lovely -

For your walls

decorating ideas -

For when you need a seat!

using -

Lovely ceramics for your table

all manner of -

To make a celebration special

birdies black! 

So very sweet and stylish!

Happy Wednesday,
Stephie x

Sculptural pieces - jba design, Thought Patterns and A Perfect Kind of Day

For your walls - decor4all and wheresnick 

When you need a seat - Beyond The Front Door, modernizmo and homedit

Lovely ceramics - Bailey Doesn't Bark, (m)art Design Store and I Need Mom!

To celebrate - pinterest, Etsy and OneWed

Monday, November 28, 2011

Time for some...



     this week and starting with -

            the gorgeous -


 collection of lamps and lights -

   from the French design studio
                                Atelier Areti.

       Tres chic, n'est pas?!

            Happy Monday,
              Stephie x

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Image via here

I am off to Julian's Performing Arts Night at school. Whilst he has been playing the piano for a little over ten years, he has only been playing the tuba for a little over ten days - should be interesting!

Here's to a musical Wednesday,
Stephie x

Friday, November 18, 2011



         not stirred!

Some -

super sweet -

snow globes -

for you -

on a Friday!

available from the lovely people at West Elm. 

For most of us not living in the Northern Hemisphere this is about as close as we will get to having snow at Christmas. How very thoughtful of them therefore to be currently offering half price shipping. 

Yes, there will be snow at ChezB this year - I bet you can't guess which one is on its way!

May your weekend be wonderful,
Stephie x  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"X" ....


           marks the spot!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I love a good pirate - think Johnny Depp - so today I thought I'd share with you some particularly stylish pirate products from the awesome people at 826 Valencia.

From fantastic -

posters -

for your walls -

to all sorts of other -

interesting paraphernalia -

all your swashbuckling needs are covered at this one stop pirate shop!

My favourite piece though is this amazing print -

I love it! Surely I can find a spare wall for it?

I am a big fan of the 826 National. I have both  the "Advancement of Time" and "Vintage Time Travel" series of posters from 826LA at my place and they look fantastic. 826 National are a not for profit organisation which is dedicated to helping children in America improve their writing skills. They have eight locations across the states, each of which features a different retail experience. Profits from all sales are put back into the organisation - nice!  

Happy Wednesday - maybe I have tempted you into releasing your inner buccaneer?

Stephie x
All images via 826 Valencia