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House & Garden top 50

Friday, October 4th, 2013

I went to a rather lovely party this week. It was the launch for Australian House & Garden magazines annual top 50 rooms.

The party was held at an event space called Twotonmax in North Melbourne. Its a cool venue that is a blank space that can be frocked up to suit any occasion.

Im not sure who did the styling for this do, but it looked very special with flower garlands & fairy lights suspended overhead which set a great party mood!

This picture was posted on instagram by House & Garden prior to guests arriving. So, before it got messed up!

Surprise surprise – I took a blurry pic of the flower pretties (my title of worst photographer ever isn’t going anywhere quickly!)  But if you squint & tilt your head a little, you can see that it is pretty!

Two large screens projected the images of the rooms that feature in this issue.

& looksee – that is my kitchen project up on the big screen! woohoo! I made the cut for this years top 50 rooms!

And here tis in the glossy pages of the magazine!

My hot date for the evenings celebrations was the lovely Martina Gemmola who was the photographer of my projects picture.

We glam’d ourselves up for the eve & joined the party for a bit of ra ra! Despite me not being in top ra ra form, it was a great night & lovely to meet some of the H&G Sydney team & some designers from interstate who has made the trip down for the do!

This is the second time my work has been included in the top 50, my first being in 2011 for my dining room. See that here .

The November issue hits the shelves on Monday & its a good one!

Its a great honour to be featured, so thank you House & Garden magazine!

CMD project – warehouse happenings

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

I’m pretty excited to share with you the results of a recent photo shoot with the excellent Martina Gemmola of one of my recent projects.

I’ve shared some of this project before. You can looksee here for what Im talking about or a refresher!

 

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Still some finishing details for this project to come -I have custom designed a rug for the living room (can not wait to see it!) and some cool furniture for the entrance too. Its been an exciting project to be involved with as its such a unique space.

Kudos to the architect on this project Robert Miles who designed really great bones for this space. I’d like to think our interior designs & finish choices have enhanced his original vision!

Bold happenings

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Well hello once again! or, welcome if this is your first time in this particular blogs hood!

Thought I would share a couple of  pictures of a recent project that I had photographed.  Its a music room for a young family & as you can see they aren’t afraid of living with colour!

 

Look-see at the handblown glass pendant light we had made for the project:

So there you have it! It was such a pleasure to work on this project! My clients (the loveliest people you could meet) had an idea of what they wanted for the space which was bold & colourful.  I dont think you can say its not either of those!

Thank you once again to the fabulous Martina Gemmola for beautiful photos!

See you back here soon! I have some INCREDIBLE news to share soon of a project I have been working on – its the kind of project that i could not possibly say NO to & is the kinda project that is & forever will be a career highlight & totally surreal. When I tell you more you will understand the surreal-ness!

Until next time!

 

Re-Love stool update

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Re-Love Feast Watson project Stool update!

My stool is now up for Ebay auction! All proceeds raised go to the Salvos Stores – so a worthy cause!

Click here for the eBay link while it lasts

& Ive told you Im the worst photographer in the world – dont these studio pictures just look much better that mine!

Warehouse happenings

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

And so here I am!

I thought it was about time to share some happenings that have been keeping me busy of late & I’ve been busy!

One of my current projects is a pretty cool warehouse conversion. I  cant wait to show you more of that, but for now we will make do with some pictures taken mostly on my phone  for now.

(Psst – I think its long been established that I am a terrible photographer- look past the blurs people!)

I was so excited when this wallpaper was installed on site. Look closely.

This is in the master bedroom! Oh yes!

This is a snippet of the powder room upstairs. I think the tap is super sexy. but so is the basin. And the tiles!

This is the ensuite down stairs.  As you can clearly tell by this picture – its not finished, nor was it styled!! But I couldn’t not share! The stone bath, mosaic tiles & custom coloured tap ware – its a pretty special place to be!

Upstairs its all happening too!

We’ve got some pressed metal action in the ceiling & one the facing which makes me happy to look at! And the up-stand (which I was so excited about seeing out of my head that I had a ‘moment’ when it was installed!)  is a huge piece of reclaimed timber that was previously used as part of the near by Princess Pier. Its so chunky & delicious. Yes, I am saying that a giant chunky piece of wood is delicious!  Actually when I was first discussing this with my brilliant cabinet maker, he made a note that ‘it had to be the dream piece of wood’! He was taking the piss ofcourse – but as long as I got my point across Im happy!! & he delivered!

This just gives another view of the up-stand. I loves it hard.

In the living room we are waiting on some new furniture still, but this will give you a small idea of whats going on over there. And yep, that pole there is what you are thinking!

Its a house with a lot of character & been so excellent to work on! Still a fair bit to happen before its all done – but i just couldnt wait to share some of what has been chocking up my brain space of late!

I will also be sharing soon some other projects – very polar oposite to this one that have been keeping me busy!

 

Before & After -with a little sumpin sumpin!

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Its about time to share another before & after dont you think! Well I do, & I think I’ve established Im the boss of this Blog!

Moving on… This project was a classic case of good house gone bad!

The house is a beautiful art deco house found in a Melbourne beach side suburb & was a victim of a 1980′s renovation resulting in a weird cramped, ugly & dark kitchen.

 

You know the pictures above are before shots right? right?!

As the house was in need of structural work (it very clearly leaned to one corner – great for indoor skateboarding & Tonka truck playing, but not so much for general living!) we were able to make bigger changes than just cosmetic. The architect on the project had the genius idea of swapping the kitchen over from one side of the room to the other which allowed an entrance to be opened up & a line of sight right through the house (also letting more light in) rather than sticking with the weird rabbit burrow as it was.

True to form – this site shot does include a shot of my hand bag!

I was quite excited to see the kitchen go in & I was not disappointed. I had designed it to be more like a fixture in the house rather thadiving n a feature. My client was determined to have dark timber floors (so SO beautiful, but a b*#ch to keep clean – stock up on swiffers if you want dark floors!) so we chose a dark timber veneer for the kitchen cabinetry so it was quite seamless.

To bring a little sumpin sumpin & personality to the kitchen design I added a copper kicker.

The contrast of the copper with the dark floor & cabinetry looks quite WOW! (no, I will not say WOW factor! - I ban that saying on my projects!- true story!)

The copper just adds a ‘little special’ & brings such life to the space without overpowering the simplicity.

I loves it. I loves it hard.

Oh & when I say I added – I mean very literally I -being ME! I was the one down on that floor installing it! I can not ever be accused of not being ‘hands on’ on my projects!

And so here is the finished kitchen result:

The picture above is a shot I took – as you can see my hands in the mirrored splash back above!

The following pictures were taken by the builders to showcase their clever handy work!  (Once a few more furniture pieces are in, I will get my own pretty pictures taken with non builder eye styling done!!)

And from this angle

 

Due to one of those real life annoying things – budgets! we are yet to replace the furniture, but will over time.

See the carpet there on the stairs – its Alpaca wool. Ah, so divine! Its hard to resist a little roll around on it! (oh but i did…)

The window furnishings have all been installed & they also made my heart skip a beat! We have put Roman blinds through out & then two large windows in the living room have been dressed with a linen sheer with a simple S Fold heading & block out blinds hiding underneath. The black rod pics up the dark floor & once we have replaced the furniture with gorgeous big linen sofas & gorgeous things – the space will look stunning!

To quote my clients message to me once she saw the window furnishings installed ” I F*****g  love them SO much! Thank you, now my house looks like a home!” I think its safe to say she is happy!

Do you think I should use that message as a testimonial on my website?!

And just a snippet of the laundry. Perhaps the prettiest laundry I’ve ever seen!


Still a fair bit to happen on this project, but it is coming together beautifully- it makes me happy!

 

Predictions

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Remember these?:

& these:

Quite possibly thats why you are here in the first place! (the traffic I get to this blog still from when I posted about these back in June 2010 is huge!)

Well the UK-ian hottie responsible for such clever up-cycling has just launched his new of lighting which includes these crystal globes.

So pretty.

And these too

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And this

Camilla Molders Design, Interior Design Melbourne, Interior Decoration Melbourne

I predict a Pintrest Melt down!

And before you ask:

No, I dont know how to get the bottoms off or how to get the globes in. I leave it to the people who do!

Lee Broom is the dude in the know!

Enjoy!

 

 

Mr Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Here in my part of the world -Melbourne town, the foods & wine festival is a happening or, maybe just happened?!  Foodie peoples get very excited by this. Just to be clear, I am no foodie.  I can cook – and even make food both edible AND tasty! But I’m no fancy pants cook nor have a real desire to be. To be honest the only time I’m dine in linen clothed restaurants its on someone else’s dime! Its just not my thang to drop a few hundy & then some on a meal. Sure its tasty, but I’m not going to appreciate it enough to drop my precious coin on it. I’d rather spend it on my furniture fetish -something house pretty that I can love long time. (psst, I reserve the right to change my mind about this at any time!)

Geez I can ramble on… So to the point of this post!:

Local chef Matt Wilkinson has released a beauitful new cook book titled: Mr Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables. I think from the title you can guess its about cooking with vegetables!

Its been photographed by one of my favourite ladies Jacqui Melville & chock full of tasty eye candy & belly goodness!

The photographs & styling are amazing. Its truly beautiful so chops goes to Caroline Velik for an amazing styling job done!

Im sure its all tasty too!

YUM!

YUM!!  (think I need some lunch!)

Cute cover illustrated by Miso

Here is a pic of the fabulous Jacqui hard at work shooting my bathroom for my website!

Oh & re this bathroom project, I have some VERY exciting news to share about this very soon!!

 

 

The year of the dragon

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Day 1 of the year of the dragon. Seems appropriate to post some eye candy  pictures of dragons used in interiors.

Obvious really!

Osborne & Littles‘ ‘Chinese Dragon’  is one of my favourite of all time wallpapers. I’d love to use it in a project (who be the brave?!)

Camilla Molders Design

and moving on…

When I was a kid I would’ve flipped out over this wallpaper by Paper Boy (so  excellently titled ‘ere be dragons‘ ) and would’ve loved having this on my bedroom walls.

Instead I had bright red wallpaper with little white flowers all over it. It went so beautifully with my lime green curtains.  Picture all the furniture painted lovingly by my mumma in gloss bright red and a white flokati on the floor to complete the look.  Clearly it was the 1970′s.

hmm…its no wonder as a grown up  I am super stimulated by colour!

Camilla Molders Design

 

And of course  Schumacher make an appearance with their very well loved wallpaper Chang Mai.

Its pretty. But I don’t want to live with it!

Camilla Molders Design

 

According to Chinese horoscopes the year of the dragon is extra special and believed to bring success and happiness.

So I say welcome in dragon! Last year was a very sucky personal one for me and I’m happy to be done with it.

This year is already off to quite an amazing start and the opportunities that have already presented themselves are enough to make me fall off my chair! So welcome dragon & stay a while. I’m happy to make up the spare room for you!


Spanish eye candy

Friday, October 14th, 2011

While trawling through my many bookmarked blogs I came accross this apartment that I  just wanted to move straight into.

thanking  The Designer Pad for this eye candy

(originals from Elle Decor Spain)

 

 

OK, so swap the Hessian upholstery for some linen, get rid of the black board wall (never been a fan – chalk dust = sneezy) & its just about perfect for me to move right in. I’m sure the current residents wont mind!