Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Beautiful Things Everywhere









It's true, sometimes I can hardly sleep thinking about all the beautiful things I see. Here are a few pretty things I have spotted lately. Everyone thinks I just like bold colour but actually I love subdued tones too as noticeable above. Isn't Brooke Giannetti's bathroom sublime!

PS. Thanks for all your encouraging comments on my last post...I am not stopping the blog {for now anyway}. I was really just saying how thrilled I was that my client was inspired by a few of my posts as I have been feeling like my posts haven't been up-to-scratch lately. To see that she actually created a leaf arrangement and purchased a lamp I posted was really satisfying!! I'd love to see any pictures of things you have created from ideas you may have picked up here at ABT...it would be really lovely!! Thanks for all of your messages!! xx Anna


image 1 via pretty stuff, image 2 -
brooke giannetti's pink bathroom, image 3 - paul costello photographer for house and garden via moodboard blog, image 4 - source unknown {please let me know if you know the source}, image 5 - image source uknown {please let me know if you know the source}

34 comments:

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love all the shells in decor...and the brass swan with flowers!! Love these combos!

pve design said...

I need that quote - it is totally me! My Mom said I was always like this, sleeping with one eye open so I would not miss anything beautiful!!!!
If you stopped bloggin that would be another reason to keep me wide awake and very sad.
pve

Patricia Torres said...

Anna... all the above images are gorgeous!! :-)

the gardeners cottage said...

anna,

all you have to do is look at my house and you can see your touches everywhere. well maybe you can't but i can.

~janet

FairyFiligree said...

I have been asking myself the very same question - the one about whether I should keep at this blogging thing or not. You amaze me that you want to quit. YOu get comments, tons of them, meaning your followers interact with you day in, day out. Me... I only get a very tiny fraction of comments, sometimes not even any after a post. And that upsets me becasue I feel nobody's reading. Yet there's so much out there to read and go through that once you have your followers who are truly following you, then I believe you should go ahead. YOur work on this blog is not meaningless at all. And yes - i love your taste & it inspires me.

ashlina {the decorista} said...

these images take my breath away!!!

eileen said...

I love and am inspired by your blog. Unlike the other blogs out there, ABT provides a lot of original content not seen in magazines. Please keep it up as long as you can!

Jane said...

You have introduced me to colorways and perspectives of decor that I never would have come to on my own. I just wish I wasn't on the other side of the world. Thanks so much!!!!!

Faux Fuchsia said...

Sometimes I can't sleep because I am wracked with worry and anxiety- I wish it was because I am obsessed with beautiful things!!! My obsession with painted furniture and colour was inspired by you, and the Fuschiadome is filled with lots of lovely things from your shop- my silver bird, my temple dogs, my lovely Ukranian cushion, my blue and white ginger jars....Keep up the Good Work. x

Madam Restora said...

That is a beautiful bathroom and I'm so excited you've posted this photo. My bathroom is very much like this, sans the trimmings, and I have been umming and aahing as to how to finish it off. It's getting a bit prissy. See link for pic: http://restoringtheoldgirl.blogspot.com/2010_07_18_archive.html

Patricia said...

Anna, your pretty pink blog is lovely and the first one I look at most days. I recently repainted, redecorated and rearranged by house using the same old vintage pieces, and the transformation has amazed family and friends. It is all thanks to you and the photos on your blog, especially of your old house. I am really looking forward to seeing pics of progress on your lovely new place. You are loved around the world, but must look after yourself first. Having a child, new baby, a shop and new house would stretch anyone and you are exceptional to do it. If you need to cut the blog to, say, one post a week, everyone would cheer for you (even though we'd miss you lots). I only discovered you earlier this year, and you have been such an inspiration. love to you and your family.

Fiona said...

I don't have any pictures of projects, but I can say that I stayed in a beach house that was horribly decorated, but had great bones, and I kept thinking, "What would Anna do?" ;)

Urbanstems said...

Beautiful photos. I bet designer Kelly Hoppen has a few secret hot pinks in her house!! Diversity is allowed. Keep up the blog we all love it..Sinead

Sam said...

Hi Anna, thankyou for the inspiration.

Ness Lockyer said...

...thats because you are amazing!
Ness xx

Linda in Chile said...

Dear Anna, I admire how you express your creativity so clearly, simply and beautifully. I am coming to Brisbane in December and have listed visiting your store as the first thing I want to do there. By the way, that post on your arrangement of varigated leaves made an enduring impression on me too. Cheers and thanks.

Mimo Chic said...

adorei seu blog !!!

ah...
Somos irmãs, diferentes, mas com uma coisa em comum : queremos dividir nossos mimos, dicas, segredinhos, fotos, a gente por dentro e por fora !

E vai ficar muito mais legal se você vier conosco !

hug,

Lulú & Sol

Not Perfect But Nice said...

As usual your blog inspires me! That's why I've tagged you!! Please have a look. i understand if you don't have the time to answer. Continue the great work . I'm a daily visiteur!

Virginia Blue - Director Blue Fruit said...

Love the seashell image - which makes me wonder, probably about time for the 1970s sea shell decor to make a (more elegant) 2010 return... perhaps a new trend? With a bit of gold and a bit of tarnish...Got me thinking....

GeorgyG design said...

I love your style. I am about to renovate my house in Melbourne and I can see this blog giving me lots of inspiration for the interior.

Jennifer said...

The Pretty Stuff image definitely applies to me! Always awake....always looking for inspiration...the never ending search
x

Jürgen said...

Beautyful things are everywhere, in little items and big mountains.Thank you this pictures, have a great weekend regards juergen

quintessence said...

I know how you feel. Even if I'm physically tired, the mind is always racing. I drive my husband crazy when I try to write something down in the dark that I don't want to forget and inevitably knock something over on my nightstand. Maybe it's time for a little book light.

copywaitress said...

I like this sentence:) However I sleep a lot because I have beautiful dreams - more beautiful then reality :)

Terri said...

I can never get enough of all the inspiration out there! Sometimes I've had to force myself to shut down the computer and go to bed.

Hello Lover... said...

Love this quote - I think that is the essence of so many design bloggers - we just can't get enough of beautiful!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

that first little quote is so darling! what a perfect thing to frame.

i also love that swan vase...SO pretty!
xox alison

Karena said...

Anna, I think many of us feel that way. We are so excited for the next gorgeous home to be featured or posting to release!

Karena
Art by Karena

Stefan said...

I love that painting in the background!!!!
http://lifeasasketch.wordpress.com

whitneyhouse said...

Oh, I love your blog! I read it weekly and send things to my friends all the time. It's nice to send your friends beautiful things, and not the normal workday doldrums. I recently changed a wall in my living room, adding color with a spray-painted wall sconce and added a flower trail going up the wall, to offset the heavy piece of furniture. It's not perfect, but it's better. Thank you for the inspiration.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

The seashell mantle is absolutely divine! You always find the most beautiful things : )

xx Katie

beatrice De said...

Hello I have written a message on one of your other post. Don't know if it has past.
Hello from lausanne, Stitzerland.

Carina said...

Hey! Great post and excellent blog. A reader pointed it to me; just wanted to say that that first image belongs to me. A link back would be awesome. Thanks!

http://flickr.com/photos/presidents

Chelsea said...

Hey Anna! #4 is an image by Lisa Warninger that I styled for Project Wedding. Thanks!:) Love that top quote!!