31 December, 2012

Happy New Year - For 2013 x

Wishing You A Very Happy New Year For 2013....
Thank You for visiting me, taking the time to leave messages and comments, and making Palatial Living your inspiration destination [albeit a few weeks absentee!]....
I look forward to being able to bring you more beautiful images and little snippets on my decorating projects and what continues to inspire me and my work....
- Happy New Year -
Celebrate, Have Fun , Stay Safe &
images via pinterest

30 December, 2012

Happy Sunny Sunday x

What more to say ...
Hope you have a Happy Sunny Sunday!
image via pinterest - the corner apartment via Elizabeth wieck

Summer Holidays....

I Love ...
Christmas - New Year Summer Holidays -
Often best spent at the beach...
Here's a few pics of my little slice of heaven [two people included!].
Where's your fave summer holiday spot?
images via Sarah Verity - Verandah Home & Garden Living Solutions

The Christmas - New Year Holidays....

It' been a little while between posts - I hope you have been keeping well and inspired! I have missed you ...
Lots has been happening on my side with jobs, family, house renovations & landscaping and I have embarked on more study - certifications in business & management, and diploma in marketing! With that I have been updating my business website & the Verandah Home & Garden Living Solutions facebook page - please visit and like me!

I hope you have enjoyed your Christmas with your family and friends... and the Summer [in Australia] and the Winter [in the Northern hemisphere- for my sister and her family].
This Christmas was especially fun as our little 2.5year old Isabelle really got the jist of it all including Santa and the idea of the Nutcracker guarding the gifts! Christmas is magic once again with little ones...

And you're enjoying a little rest over these holidays and gearing up for a fun new years!
Take care - Enjoy,
images via Sarah Verity - Verandah Home & Garden Living SOlutions & homelife.com.
Australian Country Style - photography Prue Ruscoe - styling Shannon Fricke

Need A Perfect Piece ?

The New Year is approaching....
Does your home or office need a new look?
A refresh or just a little help in organisation & de-cluttering??
Have you been thinking about trying to find that perfect piece?
Let Verandah Home & Garden Living Solutions help you today.
Contact Sarah - Verandah Home & Garden Living Solutions to help you find it!

26 October, 2012

Happy Weekend x

Happy Weekend!
Hope you have had a great week... mine has been very intresting to say the least!
I tell you - you never know who you will meet, what you will do or where you might go within the course of one week!
We have a special family friend's wedding tomorrow evening in a gorgeous part of Sydney and where our little Isabelle will be a 'princess flower fairy girl' as she calls it, as flower girl. So we will all be in for a special and wonderful afternon & evening together.
Hope your weekend is as wonderfu. See you next week x

image via pinterest.
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I Love My Dog...

I found the above little saying - typography saying the other week via pinterest. Whenever I see or here this saying I often think of the once popular Cat Steven's song 'I Love My Dog'.  What more can I say... our poochies, fur kids, gardening buddies and office puppies - whatever you want to call them - are Zach [our now 6yr old cavoodle on the left] & his partner and leader in crime, Lucy [our 7yrd old Cavalier King Charles]...
They are the best pets for our little girl Isabelle, gardening helpers - little shadows, afternoon companion snoozers, and not to mention a great lap warmer on a cool night!
Whichever way we look at it - we love our dogs as much as they love us... I think it's a lot!
How about you do you have a fur kid that loves you as much as you love it?
Maybe it has scales or feathers?
image via pinterest, Sarah Verity - verandah home&garden living solutions 2011

25 October, 2012

Vibrant Accents...

An empty bookcase painted Pratt & Lambert's Orange Spice sets off sparks in the living room, picked up in the custom-colored print by Galbraith & Paul on the pillows and curtains. Custom orange fabric from Lewis & Sheron Textiles. Charlotte wing chairs and sofa, coffee tables, ceramic garden stool, and Black Corbel chandelier from South of Market. Acrylic log holder by CB2. Wall paint is Benjamin Moore's Seapearl.
 Orange paint sets off the Palladian details of the bookcase.

Overscale willow basket lights from South of Market help define the breakfast area in a large kitchen. Tones of gray reappear in the curtain fabric by Lewis & Sheron Textiles and the Dual Seat Counter Bench by Lee Industries. Faucet by Waterworks. Sub-Zero refrigerator. Mirror from South of Market.

I love this Kansas City Apartment profiled in House Beautiful ... the accents of vibrant orange bring a modernity to the neutral palette, that also allows you to change up the accent when the mood or fashion strikes you.
 An old shop awning is hung on a living room wall like a piece of art.

images via housebeautiful.com

Colour Effects - Embroidered & Print Pattern Cushions

I simply cannot resist any of these cushions... those who know me, and have tried to sit on any of my lounges know that need to move the 5, 7, 9, 11 or so cushions out of the way just to sit down! Yes I love cushions... I make them - fabric I have collected, beautiful tea towels are a fave way of mine, and ones i have just found esp from Jim Thompson [original home, museum and shop in Bangkok Thailand].
Here's a few I loved mixing up the print, pattern, and textures...
It's amazing when you mix pattern and print - the main thing is to join them wih the same or complimentary colour palette - that way you've got a winning combination!
Have a go - Enjoy!

images via pinterest, tumblr.

10 October, 2012

I'd Rather Be...

Today... I'd rather be lying on a warm sandy beach, or in a grassy green park
somewhere in the sunshine!
What would you rather be doing today?

image via pinterest

Accessory Addiction... Statement Pieces.

 Found these stunning accessories - necklace, watch, clutch and a cuff - pieces, that I just had to share with you. I think they give such a great relaxed elegant yet on-trend air about the outfit. Plus I am completely addicted to a statement necklace, or accessory piece - bangles - cuffs, bags, a scarf, or a hat [you should see my accessory board at home!} to make an outfit - especially on a plain little outfit! Instantly jazzed up!
Do you have an accessory that you're completely addicted to?
A piece like this can make it that much special x

images via pinterest & tumblr

20 September, 2012


Just because I like these fresh white gardenias placed into these pretty blue & white flower pots on the kitchen island...My addiction for blue&  [of course] white porcelain continues, & I love this kitchen esp with the marble tops - drawer half shell pullers and the french door glass top cupboards ... hmmmm have to put it into my dream kitchen file!

image via pinterest

Sea Blue Hues...

 Something completely serene about these soft sea-blue hues,
inspiration through daily life - for treatments on walls, soft furnishings and bed linen...
Do feel calm and inspired now?

images via pinterest, tumblr, prettystuff, crushculdesac.

10 September, 2012

Make My Day...

 Welcome to Monday! Hope you had a great weekend...
Love the 'Make My Day' chalkboard message for a Monday - sometimes they feel like this don't they! And I love love love the black & white striped lounge, set amongst such an interesting collage framed & unframed prints - telling a story and showing such character
Love it!

images via pinterest, tumblr, housenumber15 blog,
apartment therapy, pretty stuff


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