Monday, 17 August 2009

Tropical Style













We went over to our little beach cottage at Stradbroke Island on the weekend. We haven't been over to the house for a couple of months as things have been busy and the house has been heavily rented by holiday guests. I must say the weather was divine and we really did have the most relaxing weekend we have had in quite some time.

It was great to look through a few of my old books and magazines at the house. I was really inspired by these tropical style images I found in a few of my old Vogue Living magazines which I thought I would share with you. I for one am so excited that Summer is just around the corner....well on our side of the world that is!!

21 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

And here I was thinking 'great another magazine to buy' then I saw the word 'old'. Great images. Love the 1st. The chair is such a sweet shape.

Sarah Verity - Verandah Home & Garden Living Solutions said...

Hi Anna
Just got my Vogue Living in the post today - and WOW and Congratulations!! I love the editorial spread on your work & home... just beautiful I just adore the results...I have posted a blog on you & the article - I am sure you will have amazing feed back. Love your work and new profile pic - very sophisticated!
Look forward to being further inspired by your ideas and work.
Take Care,
Sarah x
www.palatialliving.blogspot.com

Julie said...

I really love that parrot , I think he is soo cute. Ive been keeping my eye open for one of those, but havent spotted it yet... really pretty pictures Anna... our summer is almost done.. Hope yours will be happy.. enjoy .....Julie in Holland :)

Natalia said...

What an amazing

Natalia said...

Ooops, pressed enter for the previous comment too soon!

Anyway, wanted to write that this is an amazing blog and OMG your interiors are just perfect. I think I have just found an inspiration for my own style (which I just begin to form) and I hope you won't mind me saving some of your work as favorites :)

Keep this up and in free time let me invite you to my 'place' at http://natienka.wordpress.com :)

best wishes,
natienka

Angela Furlong said...

I have an enormous collection of ancient magazines that I refer to endlessly for inspiration... old does not necessarily mean outdated! These images totally evoke the sound of cicadas and the smell of frangipani on dusk... just beautiful. Angela

Rebecca Geldard said...

Hi Anna, nice profile of your home in this months Vogue Living. I drive past your shop every day and love the direction you are taking with your interiors. You shopfront has almost caused me to rear end a few cars on Brunswick St! Beck

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous inspiration! My foyer is the same color as the last pic...and it just GLOWS this time of year!

Michelle said...

I'm in love with that lamp in the second to last photo. Beautiful ceramic really does make a statement.

Karena said...

Anna, and autumn/ winter will be here in Kansas City soon. Beautiful images!

CDS said...

love it! Thanks for the colorful post!

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Anna,
Love the tropical images and I love your decorating in you beach cottage!

Michelle
Zuniga Interiors

the NEO-traditionalist said...

The last image of the home's entry is divine! Thank you for stopping by my blog---I was ecstatic. Your cottage sounds like quite the little oasis. I'm filled with envy!
XXXX Kate "the NEO-trad"

beachbungalow8 said...

happy summer as we pass the torch on to you. I keep saying this, but you've inspired the pink in me.

and congrats on your Australian Vogue feature!!! You deserve such acclaim!

xo

Megan

Gaboushka said...

I love the soft pink in the top photo and the lovely yellowy/green image. It's making me regret painting everything grey... doh!

Little Miss Emma said...

Me too! I went to work today without a coat - how exciting! Although in sunny Brisbane probably not that much of a novelty...

Shaz said...

Hi Anna, love your blog. I am a white and duckegg blue kinda girl, but your colour palette has inspired me to "get out of my box". Thank you - I will enjoy visiting you often.

Sharnel said...

Looks like a beautiful home. I love the front entry.

Kimberlee said...

Stunning, and oh so jealous of your recent time spent at straddie! Finally finished my ' initial flick' through latest vogue living.... Gorgeous feature on your home, congratulations xx

ness lockyer said...

Love your summery images. I am so over Winter. It has been really miserable here in Tassie. I cant wait to get to Sydney tomorrow for some sunshine!
Ness xx

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Sarah, Rebecca, Megan & Kimberlee re VL! I am beside myself with excitement!!

Thanks everyone else too for dropping by and leaving a comment here today!

xx
Anna