The musings of an interior architect,
celebrating Modern Glamour :: finding it, creating it…
...in architecture, gardens, fashion, art & lifestyle.


Using Trompe L'Oeil in a garden….

Using Trompe L'Oeil in a garden….

 
Not So Glamorous: a tale of cascading red roses…..

Not So Glamorous: a tale of cascading red roses…..

 
Architectural History for Sale :: the iconic Boyd Baker house is back on the market. But why was it so important?

Architectural History for Sale :: the iconic Boyd Baker house is back on the market. But why was it so important?

 
From my garden: the camellias are incredibly lovely this year

From my garden: the camellias are incredibly lovely this year

 
How to create a Fabulous Front Entrance….

How to create a Fabulous Front Entrance….

 
The continuing trend for organic lines….

The continuing trend for organic lines….

 
 
 
Goodbye Chanel lipstick :: I have found something better...

Goodbye Chanel lipstick :: I have found something better...

 
The recently awarded Australian House of the Year 2014 is a study of naturally toned materials….

The recently awarded Australian House of the Year 2014 is a study of naturally toned materials….

 
The classic Chiavari dining chair has an interesting history, which is partly why they have just made themselves at home in my dining room….

The classic Chiavari dining chair has an interesting history, which is partly why they have just made themselves at home in my dining room….

 
DELECTABLE DUET ::  black and white….

DELECTABLE DUET ::  black and white….

 
Glamour :: origin early 18th c…meaning ‘enchantment, magic’…Derived from latin ‘grammatical’ meaning ‘scholarship, learning’...
 
Would you Love to Live Here? :: an Edwardian villa of romantic style with a modern extension and renovation...

Would you Love to Live Here? :: an Edwardian villa of romantic style with a modern extension and renovation...

 
 
The last few weekends have been fabulously busy. Here's what I have been exploring ….

The last few weekends have been fabulously busy. Here's what I have been exploring ….

 
 
 
6 ways to cleverly use your front garden to absorb traffic noise…

6 ways to cleverly use your front garden to absorb traffic noise…

 
If you have a weakness for Italianate formal gardens, with secret arches and garden rooms, topiary and crunchy gravel, then have a look at this glorious garden on the outskirts of Melbourne, where we spent last weekend…..

If you have a weakness for Italianate formal gardens, with secret arches and garden rooms, topiary and crunchy gravel, then have a look at this glorious garden on the outskirts of Melbourne, where we spent last weekend…..

 
This hotel fit out made it onto the shortlist of the International Hotel Awards….discover why….

This hotel fit out made it onto the shortlist of the International Hotel Awards….discover why….

 
I may have just accidentally discovered the yummiest muesli recipe….

I may have just accidentally discovered the yummiest muesli recipe….

 


 
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
 

AUGUST :: named after Augustus, the first Emperor of the Roman Empire. 

Birthstone for August…..

Birthstone for August…..

 
Birthflower for August…the poppy

Birthflower for August…the poppy

 

From the archives….a small selection of glamorous favourites….:

NEW TO GLAMOUR DROPS? START HERE :: What is the definition of a Glamorous Interior?

NEW TO GLAMOUR DROPS? START HERE :: What is the definition of a Glamorous Interior?

 
RESCUE ME PLEASE :: I'm Spanish Mission...

RESCUE ME PLEASE :: I'm Spanish Mission...

 
 
How to throw a 1920s cocktail party...

How to throw a 1920s cocktail party...

 
BAKING :: Rose Petal Cheesecake….

BAKING :: Rose Petal Cheesecake….

 
Wishing :: To dream the impossible dream...

Wishing :: To dream the impossible dream...

 
The glamorosity of simplicity….

The glamorosity of simplicity….

 
 
 
 
Glamour…is a kind of vessel into which dreams are poured…
— Arthur Miller
 
BAKING :: Espresso chocolate cakes...

BAKING :: Espresso chocolate cakes...

 
 
Antique Jewellery :: do you wear it?

Antique Jewellery :: do you wear it?


 
Glamour is the power to rearrange people’s emotions, which, in effect, is the power to control one’s environment.
— Arthur Miller
 
A glamorous winter dinner party menu for 8...

A glamorous winter dinner party menu for 8...

A beautiful woman can turn heads but real glamour has a deeper pull…
— Arthur Miller