Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hiccups Babies - Apple Tree

And here is the latest design collection for Hiccups Babies - 'Apple Tree'. Hoot hoot goes the owl. Look out chickens! There's a fox on the loose! Welcome to Apple Tree farm. 

The quilted cot comforter with embroidery and appliqued fabrics features some very cute farm creatures. Accessories include embroidered cushions, nappy stacker, bibs, an appliqued fleece blanket and bunting to complete your nursery. And don't forget Arnold the owl, available in 3 colours.

Apple Tree cot quilt cover.

Apple Tree embroidered cushion.

Apple Tree quilted comforter and embroidered cot sheet set.

A fantastic fox cushion.
View the entire Hiccups Babies range here!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Little treasures to hang at the window

How lovely are these little ornaments from the V&A shop? This 'Bird and Tree' cut metal decoration takes inspiration from an 1899 C.F.A. Voysey embroidered cushion cover design.

Whilst this floral decorative piece is inspired by Voysey's 'Fools Parsley' wallpaper design.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Spring at Cloudehill

Cloudehill is a beautiful garden and nursery located near Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges, just a short drive from Melbourne. With a layout inspired by the famous Arts and Crafts gardens of England - Hidcote, Sissinghurst etc, this is a great place to wander around with a digital camera, capturing the many colourful specimens only found in the cooler climes of Australia. And a great place to burn off the extra kilos gained by dining at the restaurant....

A lovely meandering pathway

A hot pink carpet of rhododendron petals

Bluebells and Daffodils

A lovely old Magnolia

Showy daffodils

A magnificent peony


Weeping Cherry

A delicate Clematis

One of the many 'Garden Rooms'

A Weeping Cherry against a drizzling grey sky - time to run for cover!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

William's wonderful wares

New from the Victoria and Albert Museum is the V & A Pattern book series, a must have for any fan of historical textile design and a wonderful source of inspiration for designers. William Morris is one of four new titles in the series which also includes Indian Florals, Digital Pioneers and The Fifties. I love William Morris's harmonious repeats - he certainly had a talent for creating beautiful and original designs (as did his assistant John Henry Dearle), most of which still have a modern appeal 120 years later.

'Brother Rabbit' textile designed by William Morris 1882.

'Daisy' wallpaper designed by William Morris 1864.

'Strawberry Thief' textile designed by William Morris 1883.

'Larkspur' textile designed by William Morris 1875.

'Michaelmas Daisy' wallpaper designed by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. c 1912.

'Foliage' wallpaper designed by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. 1899.

'Sweet Briar' wallpaper by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. 1912.

Friday, September 25, 2009

New products on the Hiccups website

Visit our website to view the latest Hiccups collection!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Go Sainters!

It will be an exciting day here in Melbourne tomorrow - it's the AFL Grand Final between St Kilda and Geelong. Finals fever has hit Linen House in a big way, as the company owners Gordon and Michele Duncan are major fans. To get into the spirit, today everyone bought in a delicious array of red, black and white morning tea items. I can feel a sugar headache coming on.....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Real Living - Kids special

Here is our ad for 'Horsing Around' from the November 2009 Kids Special edition of Real Living.

Also making an appearance is our 'Serenity' cushion in the kid friendly 100 ideas and best budget buys article.
This is a fantastic issue of Real Living, jam-packed with great kid related decorating ideas!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Vintage style in Daylesford

I love the vintage decorating style of Lark founder Allison Jones, as seen in the October 2009 edition of Australian Country Style. The gorgeous strips of retro wallpaper in the top bedroom look fantastic, and how lovely is that knitted cornishware tea set? 

Photography by Lisa Cohen