Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A bit of ornate flourish

I used to prefer everything plain and simple. My clothes, my food and my home d├ęcor - all simple, uncomplicated and never multi coloured. Not ornate, not floral, not too detailed - ok so I still haven't embraced colour very much but I do love a good scroll and flourish!

I have a pair of corbels that I was given and I gave them a little white wash and use them as book ends or just a little pretty detail for my hall table. I love corbels and their carved details. I thought about including them in my kitchen but in the end went with a simpler look. 

The white wash treatment brings out the detail even more keenly.
I love the rustic imperfection of these.

I love furniture with a little French flourish scroll-y detail on it. This type of furniture is quite hard to come by second hand in Australia so when I see it I snap it up.  I love that most of these details are hand carved and that some artisan sculpted these beautiful shapes.  Aren't we lucky to have such creative people in the world to make such beauty.

I'm off to take the kids to their various sporting activities. It's hot here so I'm hoping there's some shade (for me anyway)

Enjoy the afternoon
Fiona  xx


  1. Such cool photos, Love the flowers, that color is awesome and I love the close up shots of the furniture, I must practice my photo skills...thanks for the post...I am your newest follower..

  2. beautiful detail in these pieces, and the hyacinths are stunning I can almost smell them from here!
    bec x

  3. Nothing wrong with a little "flourish" here and there! Beautiful pieces. :-)

  4. The corbels are beautiful, I love how you have styled and photographed everything. I like a little "ornate flourish" myself. Probably one of the reasons I love your blog and furniture so much Fiona. beautiful photos as always
    have a lovely week.

  5. Just beautiful. Hope that you managed to find he shade, it's still in the 30s out here.


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