At the risk of sounding morbid - a recent personal experience has left me thinking about death a lot lately . Do you too, think about death, like ever ? I know its one of life’s realities (and one that we mostly shelve and don’t talk about ) . Cos let’s face it - it’s a hard topic . It’s the unknown . Its confronting . It’s sad . It’s leaving people behind .its an end yet a possible beginning . But it’s got me thinking about what I’d want to leave behind - the ‘legacy’ if you like .
I’d hope people would remember my little life as colourful . A girl who knew how to have fun and live in the moment . ( but was a terrible time manager with NO idea of balance ) And a person that FELT things . I would want my kids to know they were unconditionally loved and never measured -but treated as important individuals. Which is exactly what they are. My senses are accute right now . I love to hear /feel /touch /smell - I believe that’s what adds depth and style to ones life - it’s not just about how it all looks on the surface -surely ?? These are my musings for today . In all of my spare time .
I am -afterall -a girl that wears her heart on her sleeve. This much is true .
Ps DO you know that 80’s song ‘this much is true ‘ by Spandau Ballet ? I used to think they sang ‘the smartest chookoo’ .. and I sung that for years -unknowingly . I actually have no idea what a smart chookoo is -but I’d like to be remembered as one of them too -I think. Mum , do you remember me singing this ?? So many songs so many memories X
Shooting a new range often brings with it a sense of nostalgia as I look back on last seasons photo shoot and how far we’ve come. We had the opportunity to shoot in Bali six months ago at @villa_wahah (and tbh today’s weather feels just as warm!) for our Rumah Collection. A nod to the tranquil village vibes and soothing colours of twilight, this collection encapsulated the rare charm of authentic Bali. And I gotta say, filling that pool with marigolds and rose petals was pretty darn spectacular! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ridiculously good styling by Julia Green from @greenhouseinteriors and Nöel Coughlan @ncinteriors. Photography by @armellehabib. Style assist @alisonlewisinteriors. Chair from @souqbali ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The colours of the west here remind me of the palette I’ve been shooting for 2 days straight now ...
Australia / Mother Nature - you are endlessly inspiring and the best artist I know
Me and my sore feet say nighty night ..! Pic @amber.cree
‘Letting Go’. She’s available from @greenhouseinteriors and she’s super intricate, whimsical and floaty. This is what she would look like in an oak frame. Shipped from Auckland to wherever you are 💜💛🧡🙏
5 days ago
WELL HULLO there brand new outdoor table and chairs !!!! My friends at @madebytait have delivered the goods !!!!
These tidal chairs are seriously so damn comfortable no one ever wants to leave the table!!! (Which can be good and bad ) I’ve used them on so many other interior projects it was only fair that I share in the fun for my own home! Tait have asked a few design professionals including moi to chat about their new range - head to their site to see what’s new and why us industry folk love it allllll!!!!!!
Happy Saturday folks x
Life is best lived in colour ...
Get in touch if you want to live your best life in colour too! Taking 2019 decorating consults now - this colour loving team can not wait to meet you !! Image via @colorfactoryco
Thanks @_number_sixteen_ for this cool #behindthescenes pic
/ these 2 are nearly ready to go into their cool-as new home...
✨✨✨And don’t they look great together? ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Senkoo Lady Luck &
Looking sweet as ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Printing by @southernbuoy 😊get well Bern 🤘
Available via my site and @greenhouseinteriors 😍😍😍
It’s arrived! My commission completed for @weareapacherose looking pretty over this rockstar bedroom situation. ..⚡️⚡️⚡️
Leafy Whispers Worth Listening For - a beautiful new original painting by @georgiewilsonartist We are seriously excited to have received this beauty in store. Smitten. 1m x 1m framed in tas oak ✨✨✨
I’m often capturing quite obscure things when I paint in abstract. And I have this thing for trees. I’m surrounded by them at my home and their energy fuels my creativity. This is ‘If I was a Leaf’ 🍃. And it’s aim is to capture all the intricacy and energy and bursting life inside a single little leaf as it appears as a bud and grows in the sunshine. Yup. That’s what it is, and it is files with pops of joy and surprise. Here’s a picture of it up in my little sleep outs.. in the tops of the trees. It’s available through @greenhouseinteriors. Let me know if you want any more pics of the details.
10 days ago
My kinda colour wonderland ...!
All thanks to the queen of the paintbrush ..@morgan_jamieson_artist !
Taking mural / private commission / colab requests for Morgan now ... hurry before she runs away to have another bubba ..!!!!
Jillima is BACK ..busier than ever ...!!!?
It’s no mean feat to get her here I gotta tell ya....
Show her your love and appreciation or god knows I may not get her back ..!??? C’mon Insta folk .... HELP!!!! See stories for the full shenanigans / this 70 yr old is outta control .!! X
My heads been knee deep in a rainbow of colour and DIY hacks today for a special shoot and video series with @duluxaus coming up soon ... this is one of my fave finds ..! I bloody love how a mere lick of paint can transform a space or a piece of furniture- signing off dreaming of rainbows ..!! Image via @getclever
Nothing quite like getting picked by @jumbledonline! This is ‘Oh Dusty Pink’. One of my newest paintings, it’s been snapped up by the colour geniuses at Jumbled, so if you’re keen, contact them ☺️. I also have another two brand new originals up on the @greenhouseinteriors website, if you fancy a slightly different shade of joy! Happy dances all round my house tonight. 😊.
15 days ago
“Oh Dusty Pink”....I love you !
A super swanky new original art work by one of GI’s magicians of colour - @jensievers_art !
YUM!!! You will find this piece on a plane in transit to our art loving friends @jumbledonline who sure know a thing or three about good art purchasing !!!! Bravo Pip - excellent purchase !
There are a couple of other new original artworks listed under brands / Jen Sievers / on our site -but trust me - you ain’t got time to sit around and plait-ya puss if you know what I mean . Hop to it !
16 days ago
Mother Nature wins the race every time ...
Magnificent aerial photography by @tomhegen.de