🌹 So I’ve been busy for the last year quietly working away on an insanely important event
🤵 The wedding of @cheyne_o and @benjaminnewlyn has finally come, and unbelievably passed
✨ I was and am legit honoured to have had them trust me with the styling of their once in a lifetime day
👧🏻👦🏼 Cheyne and I have been in each other’s lives and friends since preschool but that in no way ever made me think they’d choose me by default for such an important task!
💯 It was important for me to get this right, to meet their budget, to build a space for them to enjoy, to feel celebrated and to feel spoilt
🚴🏽♀️ This had me dusting off my old ‘events’ hat from when I worked in hire many moons ago, and it really did feel like hopping onto an old bike
🔥 This has completely re-lit my what felt like a fading fire inside me and I only want to chase even more creative endeavours and smash through them
💖 I love these boys for their constant support
⚡️And am forever grateful for all they’ve sparked within me
🙌 YAAAS! YAAAS! YAAAAAAAAAS!
🦅 Eaglemont House by @kennedy_nolan is giving off all the right first impressions
💎 That pre-aged copper you’re staring at is a stroke of GENIUS and it’s but one of many beautiful details in this residential project, inside or out
💻 Read all about it via @thedesignfiles
📷 Photography by @derek_swalwell
💦 Poolside essentials
🌊 The @fermob Alizé range available through @cafecultureinsitu has got angles for days
☀️ These sun loungers are giving me life with that colour and that generous contemporary silhouette 🌴 And whilst being away on holiday in Fiji this is clearly the only kind of furniture I’m currently interested in!
🧜🏼♀️ Emerald lagoon mint cups by @panaceas_pantry got me like WOAH!
🎨 Colour inspiration can be found in the most random of places!
🌊 This just feels like an underwater ethereal landscape fantasy, and too pretty not to share
🌸 I’ve always been a sucker for violets too (especially violet flavoured macarons *dramatic wistful sigh*)
🦋 Spotted via @bestofvegan
💬 ‘Energy doesn’t lie’
⚡️ Wouldn’t you agree?
🧠 It’s a vibe, it’s a feeling, it’s never wrong and when you ignore it you’re always chastising yourself after the fact
🔥 I’ve been tapping into this a lot more over the last 12 months and I couldn’t be happier with where it’s got me
🛍 Popped by @denfair Sydney today and what a treat!
🛋 What a beautiful selection of authentic design that’s beautifully crafted and presented
💙 Saw a few old school faves that keep pumping out amazing pieces, and came across a few newbies that definitely caught my eye
⚡️ Really looking forward to seeing this trade fair grow in Sydney
💡 Ooh baby you light up my life!
🔥 Say hello to the ‘Aballs’ table lamp, there’s always something about the soft curves of a Jaime Hayon piece that gets me hot under the collar
🎨 Designed by @jaimehayon for @parachilna, available through @ke_zu
💧 Splish splash I was taking a bath!
🌊 Me likey this ‘Splash’ coffee table by Edward Johnson
🌲 Can you believe it’s made out of light blue bird’s-eye maple? Cray
🌿 I love designers that can create the look of one material (liquid) with something else completely (wood)
🤓 So clever
💯 Perfection providores @arentpykestudio proving why they’re the bessst
🤔 How do they consistently find such balance between colour and texture every time?
🌊 Waves of aquatic blue and rich charcoal dancing intimately with rich warm oak and brass finishes got me waxing lyrical
📷 Photography of their Darling Point Penthouse project by @felix_forest
🎉 Yiew! New review!
💬 'What a delight to work with such a creative and professional designer. Crystal listened to our brief and came with a range of ideas and suggestions for our kitchen renovation. We are the worst type of client in that we were not sure of what we wanted however Crystal listened and interpreted our very vague idea perfectly. No request was ever dismissed as too hard or ignored and she came with design and appliance suggestions we had never considered. The budget was spot on and she helped deliver a final kitchen renovation that we love.'
🔎 An often overlooked part of design (especially when branching out on your own) is getting feedback and reviews or testimonials on your work or general experience
🍀 I'm so lucky (and relieved!) to have received such a beautiful review from Narelle and John, owners of this gorgeous kitchen refurb
💯 These guys were legit perfect clients, open to new ideas and flexible when things got a little tricky and I'm chuffed to have got to know these two through the process
🏗 Works completed in the kitchen included new splashback, benchtops, waterfall island top, custom sink mixer, new sink and sexy undermount gas cooktop
🍰 Afternoon tea with wedding cake tasting? YAAAS PLEEEASE!
☕️ Visited the cosy @z.i.a.kitchen in Roselands to enjoy a coffee and meet with the handsome grooms
🍋 We tasted @cprinci_’s amazing Lemon/Limoncello, Coconut, Passionfruit and White Chocolate cakes and they were to die for
🎂 Cannot wait to see her masterpiece on the big day!
🌀 There’s enough same old same old out there
⌛️ Life’s too short to put up with trivial shit and replicating what others have already done before you
✨ If you want to bring something new to the game, then bring your true self, ‘cos that’s never been done before