Thursday, April 26, 2012

A few great kids rooms

This ones for my brother & sister in law!
 Their first baby is due in september, but we don't know if its a boy or a girl!
How's this for a different spin on a girls room - or a room for the future baby who's gender is a surprise! I think this room would work for either - i know its not that masculine, but mum would certainly enjoy spending time in here!

I dont know where these came from but they are SO gorgeous!
You wouldnt think of blue for a girly room but this is so feminine i think!
And now one for the girl who does love pink!

Stella & Henry
Very sophisticated i think!

Via Blue Hyrangea

so easy - juyst paint an old dresser pink!

Both via La Boom

I love this idea for the inside of a kids room door!
Via Lonny

Am dying over the wall treatment in this room by Martensen Jones
The colours in this room are just divine - so serene & whimsical.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Custom Wardrobe

A while back I completed this custom wardrobe for fashion stylist Lydia-Jane Saunders.
The space was compact but lots of room for accessories, shoes & bags was a must!
You may remember the before photos from this post! (yes i know it was a while ago!)
Lydia used some gorgeous ceramic knobs she'd collected on the drawers which looked very cute!

 Heres Lydia in her wardrobe - recently shot for some press!

If anyone is after any custom joinery - wardrobes, bookcases, vanities, wall units etc -  its one of my favorite things to work on & i have some great joiners in the sydney area! If your out of town its easy to work over email & then send the drawings through to you as PDF's which you can then use to get quotes from your own local cabinetmakers! Drop me an email on if you'd like to chat! Or in the meantime 'like' my facebook page to see updates of various jobs - lots of great before & afters!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Design Tip!

It occurred to me last week that one thing i notice a lot is bad use of scale in bedrooms. I often see people with large beds (as most of them are!) & tiny little lamps that are totally lost & a bare wall behind the bed & said lamps. Increasing the scale of your bedside lamps will make them a feature & will anchor the bed. A lot of people think 'oh i have a small room so i cant put big things in it as it will make it look too full' but thats not the case at all. A few larger items (& not 100's of small ones!) in a room will actually make it appear larger!

Claudia from Peep My Styles bedroom (LOVE those lamps!)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cute Ideas!

Love this idea for a magazine rack made with towel rails! 
Nice to be able to see all the covers & not always have them stacked ontop of each other! 
(via cococozy)

A pair of chandeliers over your workspace? Yes please!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pin Board

Pin boards before pinterest! 
My dream workspace would have a wall to wall pin board like the one below 
so i could always see everything thats inspiring me while im working!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bang on Bangle display!

What  a fab idea! Love those cuffs too!
Create this for yourself with the Maisey 2 piece cake stand & dome from Freedom

Monday, April 16, 2012

girl crush

Despite the fact that i find Serena Van der woodsen increasinly irritationg Blake Lively is pretty cool!
  Hello, Karl Largerfeld likes her - he is one hard man to please!

Friday, April 13, 2012

o.d.c loves...

These are a few of my favorite things...for this week anyway :)

3. Prada Marfa sign (you've seen in in gossip girl & in this apartment!)
5. The Book of Skulls - i picked this up in LA last time i was there!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Home love!

I came across this home features on The Decorista & had to share.
The office grabbed me first (the armchair, the pink & that carpet)! But then it seems every other room in the house is to die for aswell! I love the use of colour & the plush 'put together' feel, but that it still has that lived in feel & isnt too 'precious'. 

Loving the chandelier & those bedside mirrors ( & how cosy does the bed look!)

 In the dining room im loving the lush green chairs & curtains against that dark wall. 
And again the chandelier - love me a chandelier!

Another thing im a real fan of is mismatched (but again so well put together) casual dining chairs.
I especially like the use of the lounge here as a bench seat & that blue & white chair! Cant you just see yourself 
sitting around this arrangement on a sunday morning with breakfast & the papers?

AND this kitchen - amazing!
Love the solid island & the classic tap ware (along with a long list of other things!)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pops of Pink

I will never tire of interiors (or anything) with a pop of pink in it.
Its fun, feminine, bright, brave & says 'i dont take myself too seriously'

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bar Cart Loving.

I know the obsession with bar carts is nothing new, but we got some gorgeous wedding pressies (think crystal decanters, glasses & some very special bottle of champagne) that are crying out to be displayed in a beautiful way. Ada & Darcy has started to stock Society Socials to die for range of bar carts (hello, australian stockist!!). AND i was super excited that my bloggy bestie Sonja from Tied with a Bouw informed me last week that she has one on the way to her place! I cant wait to see what it looks like in the flesh!  Im loving these images below from the Society Social website & a few more i had saved in the inspiration files for styling ideas - seems anything crystal, silver trays, colourful spirits (think bombay sapphire, cointreau, campari or chambord!) a bottle of verve & silver cocktail shakers are all essentials! While an actual cart is an ideal 'bar' a small sideboard could also do the trick!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hermes Rooftop Garden

Obsessed with this.
eeeekkk cant wait to be in paris in just over 3 months!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

My Work - Kitchen Before & After!

Sorry its been a while since i've shared some of my work  - takes a while to get to photograph things!
This was a kitchen renovation i undertook last year - the brief was a classic kitchen with a touch of 'country style' & on a pretty tight budget. Of course, as with any kitchen, it needed to be functional & hard wearing as the clients love to cook & timeless, which is very important - you don't want your kitchen to go out of style a few years later! So lets have a look at the before & afters..........
(love a good before & after, dont you?)



For those of you who are new readers, i am an interior architect & went solo late last year.
I do everything from council submissions, floor plans, kitchens, bathrooms, joinery (custom wardrobes, bookshelves etc), lighting & electrical...everything really! I work on jobs of all sizes, from one wardrobe to a whole house & have some fantastic trades i work with. I'd love to chat with you if you need any work done :) You can also  'like' Sally Rhys-Jones Interior Architecture on Facebook here!


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