Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Style Guide

If you love entertaining then you will love this website admittedly it is a wedding magazine website, but its full of table setting inspiration that you could use for lots of other occasions too. I'm planning to use the laduree inspired name tags and table setting for lunch with my girlfriends, now all I need is the macaroon's x

An update

Sorry for the lack of posts last week I went on a pre wedding shopping spree with my daughter Jess to Hong Kong. We had so much fun we laughed non stop, shopped four days straight, zero dollars in the bank, aching feet and way to many star bucks coffee's, I'm definitely over shopping (well for this week anyway!!!) so I'm back ready for action!
We are only one week away from opening our new section "Verandah" and I must say its looking amazing! We are setting up Christmas in store this week-end and this years our white xmas is very special. Our Verandah room celebrates xmas with antique golds, lots of green and antique silvers, beautiful coloured mercury decorations for the brighter tree, blacks and silvers and gorgeous duck egg blue's. Our coffee bar is only a few weeks away, log on to our website and join our mail out to keep you up to date with what happening at lily-g.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A New Range

Due to arrive in mid October is our stunning new range of tablecloths, napkins, cushions and accessories for summer living. Designed in Denmark this very affordable range is the perfect summer addition to your home, imagine using this range in your beach house, a sunday lunch with friends even a picnic in the park or a revamp of the sofa, actually the range is so beautiful it will be a Lily-g sell out for sure!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Restoration Hardware

Loving the stunning oak mirror, I used a very similar one in a recent interior job but it was in a garden courtyard, how fabulous using it in a dressing room. Recently I have specified in several jobs wall paneling it's great for hallways, bedrooms and entry's but the trick is adding artwork and wall lighting to really create a designer effect.
Sometimes adding several paintings or prints mix matched can be very tricky, the best way is to lay it down on the floor first till you have it the way you like it, then start in the middle and work outwards. Every decorator would have there own way of doing it but I find I never go wrong doing it that way. If you have the same size and frame the impact of rows (as above) looks stylish, but makes a fabulous statement. I'm not a huge fan of leather but I just adore old leather tan sofa's and trunks. We have a chair very similar but without the buttoning in our store at the moment and its so comfortable, the guys who visit our store always head straight for it!
Love the sheers on the window, the stone fireplace, the huge mirror in fact I love the entire room! Simple, understated elegance you just cant beat it!
I have just purchased a similar bathroom cabinet for my next home, but with a grey soapstone top, yep! no house but I have the vanity!
How stunning is this table, inside or out!
Restoration hardware is a fabulous store in America that every customer keeps telling me I would love and they are right. After browsing there website I continued to drool for hours, the furniture is very similar to what we have available and the map above we received one similar in store today only to be sold minutes later, but its the choices and the huge range thats impressive and it certainly has a style that myself and so many of my customer love, this is one company that does it so well and I cant wait to visit the store myself.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

An elegant Beach house

I stumbled upon this beautiful beach house by designer Sara Scaglione. I love the clever mix of belgium linen slip covers with raw silk curtains creating a beach house with a touch of elegance, relaxed enough to be casual yet very stylish, stunningly simple.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

French paper weights

Just arrived in store are our stunning crystal paper weights with images sourced from France dating back to the 17th century, available in many other designs but so far Chanel has been our best seller and my favourite too!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A new collection

New in store is our handmade range of beautiful dinnerware. This set also includes a charger plate and all the accessories, teamed back with our stunning napery for a classic, timeless look!
This summer lily-g is all about entertaining, with party season, xmas fast approaching now is the time to get your basic's together.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wish list

Definitely on my wish list is two of our spectacular crystal cut hanging lights, the mirror which will be hung behind our counter is a very close second, when I spotted this mirror in Paris last year I knew it was the perfect piece for lily-g.

Bird cages

At Lily-g we are loving bird cages! all sizes, colours and shapes. We have bird cages in white, rust shades and green. Cluster them in groups, fill with candles and then hang from a tree or on a verandah, place at different heights to create a fabulous designer look!

Friday, September 4, 2009

White Inspiration

a snap shot of my lounge room
Due late October is our stunning, unique handmade collection of dinnerware and bathroom accessories from Europe.
Our room dividers are a great idea for separating areas in your home, we love using them in our beach houses inside and out.
Handmade ceramic pairs look fabulous clustered on a tray or as a place card holder on a table.
More of our handmade collection, don't you just love the simplicity of white, effortless style
the perfect back drop for colour!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cup of Tea!

At lily-g we are loving our new range of hand painted tea or latte cups in an assorted array of colours and designs, no cup is the same and the choice of colours will suit any home decor. Our favourite is the navy and white ummm.......and the green but we also love the pastel shades too, so hard to choose!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

fabric inspiration

We are loving our new fabrics due to arrive soon, the hot pink flowers will be featured in our window, the blue flower fabric which is simply divine will be featured on our new lime wash cane lounge, the palm trees which remind me of India Hicks will look fabulous made up as cushions in our verandah room.