Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Home

We were thrilled to see our work in last months Woman's Weekly with the Gorgeous Nicole Kidman on the cover.  So it was with surprise and delight that this month's Woman's Weekly featured our friend Sharnels stunning home.  We are very fortunate to be in Brisbane surrounded by so many talented and generous women. The super talented and amazing Anna Spiro decorated Sharnel's house and I can tell you from first hand experience it looks even better in real life!!!  I met Anna for the first time the other week and she was engaging and lovely and very down to earth for someone that has had sooo much success.
Sharnel is a gorgeous lady with the most stunning home (and amazing party styling business) and we were delighted to see products that Sharnel had purchased from Lily G featured in the shoot, our Bungalow cushions, Pimm's chair, Christopher Farr cushions and of course The beautiful summery  Verandah House Bangalow furniture all looked stunning.  We have Verandah House's furniture pride of place in our front window and the response has been wonderful!  As a retailer I try and support local talented people (especially women) and will be (in the up coming weeks)  showcasing Verandah House amongst others in a "spotlight" feature in my blog.

I must say it makes me so happy to see houses in print again that have a bit of warmth and life to them. I for one am tired of seeing in our "major magazines" minimalistic flat packed homes with no heart or soul to them. A home should be multi layered and have depth like the people that live in them, not mono dimensional show places that have no personal imprint.  I know at Lily G both Natalee and I,  not only as Interior Designers, Decorator's and Stylists but also as consumers and avid magazine purchasers both   gravitate towards warmth, natural fibres and lovely light in a home. The cozy spaces that look lived in and loved, not slick and sanitary rooms which wouldn't be out of place in a science lab. Maybe a few of the big interior magazine's in Australia are overlooking one massive part of their demographic and are just focusing on couples without the burden of kids and all their encumbrances?!?! Just Saying.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. I'm off to my lovely friends place for a BBQ and a swim date with our son's.
Melinda x
ps remember our huge car park sale Saturday 5th March. You may well be able to pick yourself up a Pimm's chair at a lovely price.

Sharnel has our lovely Pimm's chair out on her back deck (the cushion is in Christopher Farr Fabric and is Divine!!!)  Just perfect for lazing with a book while watching the kids play in the pool.  This chair is full Rattan and sooo gorgeous with removable foot stool. So Raffles!!

Gorgeous Bungalow cushions all colours and styles available at Lily G as well as The Bangalow Furntiure which we have in white as well.

Here is our Bangolow chair which we have covered in this amazing outdoor fabric. We have sourced the most amazing outdoor fabrics which are leaps and bounds beyond the old canvas stripes that were available in the past.  Love the Trellis fabric contrast.

Top two photo's from Simon Kenny at Content Agency, 3rd photo from Me at Lily G!!


  1. looks fabulous in the window, bright and summery, I hope next week is a huge success x

  2. What a beautiful home
    - I agree it's lovely to see houses in Aussie magazines with some warmth and life to them :)

  3. Your pieces in the Dollar house look great Melinda! Thanks also for your kind words in this post. It was great to meet you as well! We are so lucky to be surrounded by such talented designers here in Brisbane. It really is becoming a great mecca for decorating and design!

  4. When you have new home, you need new furniture for decorating and installing the internal design of your house.

  5. Loving that Pimm's chair Melinda!!

    So thrilled to see our cushions, tablecloths etc made the images.


  6. Great deal and great job as well. Looking forward to seeing updates on your post.

  7. That chair is simply wonderful. I remember back in my days when I visit my grandma I always sit on that kind of chair.

  8. That living room is really awesome! Now that I have an idea how to remodel my living room Thanks!

  9. So beautiful! Thanks for shairng the details here through your blog. Awaiting more updates