Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Happy Belated Easter

I enjoyed filling up on chocolate eggs and hot cross buns this weekend, I hope you did too!

L x

Friday, 17 February 2012


Join us over Futurefrock this week. In their new issue I have two features, one on sustainable style for bedroom living, which I creatively directed, wrote and styled...

and another for ethical paint co. Colour by Olive loves Alfie. All photography by James Gardiner. Thank you Emma Ferguson for all your help.

Hope you enjoy.

L x

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Creative Duo: Sibella & Chris Court

Initially I thought this pair must be a couple, as I started to notice their names frequently appearing together... there does seem to be a common theme in the industry that great stylists and photographers tend to shack up together - making the ultimate power couple in the design world! But to my surprise I discovered, after a bit of googling/top investigative work, that it is in fact their genetic connection as brother and sister, which has united them.

Their work is visionary, conceptual and evocative, and I can't get enough. Here is a snapshot of some of my favourites posted on Chris Court's online portfolio.

In addition to being an internationally travelled stylist and interior designer, Sibella has opened up an enchanting shop in Paddington, Sydney, which she has carefully filled with curious objects, salvaged finds, home made trinkets and her own environmentally sensitive paint collection for Murobond. You can view the shop and Sibella's portfolio at The Society Inc. Her handiwork reminds me of the relaxed and almost haphazard styling of Anthropologie's installations... swoon...

I'm so inspired by this creative pair I've actually paused while writing this post to purchase their coffee table book Etcetera - awarded Best Designed Book and Best Designed General Illustrated Book at the APA Annual Design Awards 2010.

I hope you've enjoyed their work as much as me!

L x

Press: 91 Magazine

Good Morning!

The day we have been waiting for has finally arrived! Join us over at 91 Magazine with Caroline Taylor (Editor) for another gloriously jam-packed issue of amazing interiors, decorating ideas, and design updates.

By clicking on the link below you can view the wonderful new issue...

See page 30 for my Easter breakfast decorating story...

Thanks to Jemma Watts for your dreamy photography & lighting work, and Hannah Irish for all her help!

L x

Stylist, Jenni Juurinen

I love the clever concept styling by Jenni Juurinen, I'm sure you will too...

L x

Monday, 23 January 2012


Below are some still-life shots I styled with Malcolm Menzies recently. They showcase new trend colour palettes for SS 2012 released in late 2011 by Mix magazine. Mix is a brilliant trend forecasting magazine published by Global Color on a quarterly basis. All leading retailers and fashion houses lead by these trends so it's great as a Stylist to access these ahead of time.

Decorating tip: My local hardware store made the emulsion paints up to the colour reference codes provided in the magazine so I could achieve the exact colour representation.

trend colour palette

We had so much fun painting these munchkins and carefully funneling
paint into them
. I love all of these colours!

trend colour palette

This palette shows how you could mix soft chalky colours with a punchy
indigo to add depth to a room

Hope you enjoy.

L x

Friday, 23 December 2011

TOAST Christmas

Inspirational Stylist and Art Director Lesley Dilcock, leads the way with Toast's Christmas lookbook.

The rustic simplicity and intriguing beauty of this Christmas lookbook was the clever work of Lesley Dilcock and Jonathan West, and, their latest collaboration for Toast. They have clearly nailed the brand with their successful little team, which is why Toast haven't strayed in a year. The look they so magically create is relaxed, informal, achievable, attainable AND aspirational. The key ingredient to a successful lifestyle brand.

I watch in earnest for their next collaboration...

L x