Firstly, please accept my apologies for the poor quality of these photos. They are scanned from my 'style file' . Every time I find a picture in a magazine of a house or room I love, I pull it out and stick it in my style file. I've been doing this for some time now and the file is so thick I'm going to have to start a new one.
The first photo I ripped out of a magazine waaaaaay back in 1984 when I was just a wee young thing. I was living and going to school in the United States at the time. I think I took the picture from Country Home or Country Living - whichever existed at the time. I brought this picture all the way back home to Australia with me and have kept it for all these years. Tastes have changed and the photo is a little dated, but I still love the look of blue and white and wood. I keep it as it reminds my of my time in the US.
The second photo amazes me - I took this from Australian Vogue Living in 1985 - can you believe it? If you get your magnifying glass out you can see the date of the magazine on the bottom of the page. I think this room still stands up today as a fantastic room. I think this photo launched my love affair with a simple, natural style of decorating, and my passion for white. When I think of the 1980's I tend to think of loud colours and bad taste, but this picture proves it wasn't all like that.
From time to time I'll post other pictures from my style file.