GLAMOUR DROPS

The musings of an interior designer, celebrating Modern Glamour.
Finding it, creating it: in Architecture, Gardens, Fashion, Art & Lifestyle.

IN THE MEDIA: Blue Fruit's thoughts on creating a private space from an unused building.

If there’s a nook or cranny not being utilised, it’s up for grabs to be reimagined into a new use.
— Virginia Blue in the Domain
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Other thoughts….

Glamour :: origin early 18th c…meaning ‘enchantment, magic’…Derived from latin ‘grammatical’ meaning ‘scholarship, learning’...

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Rescue Me Please

A series of imagination play, whereupon we creatively, architecturally, rescue a property which has fallen into faded grandeur.

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Spanish Mission

Shall we go on a rescue mission today? Of the renovation variety? Are you up for it?

It'll be a bit of hard work, a bit of money and a bit of imagination in real life, but today we only need the imagination quota. And the reward would be a gloriously glamorous home of elaborate character.

The star of our rescue mission is a gracious home built in 1926, in the then very-fashionable Spanish Mission style, in leafy Toorak, Melbourne, which is up for sale.

But it is in danger of being demolished, so let's see if we can rescue her instead, in our imaginations, at least, returning her to elegant and exciting glory...

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Edwardian Villa

With a verandah frieze of carved timber hearts, this adorable Queen Anne Edwardian is just begging to be rescued, & re-imagined as a home which celebrates her beauty.

Shall we do it? Come on then... this is how...

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Art Deco 

Today, we are on a rescue mission.

{In our imaginations, that is...}

We are going to be seduced by the sultry allure of Art Deco.

We are going to purchase this dilapidated Deco house, complete with P & O curved glass windows
{my heart trembles looking at that glass} and imbue it with dignity & drama, as befits an Art Deco prima donna.

To see how more properties can be rescued, with a modern renovation speaking the language of the original building, click here.

Glamour…is a kind of vessel into which dreams are poured…
— Arthur Miller
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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?

 
 
Interior Design Mantra : Work with What you Got! 

Interior Design Mantra : Work with What you Got! 

 
How to throw a 1920s cocktail party...

How to throw a 1920s cocktail party...

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

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

5 steps to creating a glamorous bedroom….

5 steps to creating a glamorous bedroom….

Do you panic when setting the table for dinner guests? Follow these simple rules to simplify the process.

Do you panic when setting the table for dinner guests? Follow these simple rules to simplify the process.

BAKING :: Citrus & Walnut Baklava

BAKING :: Citrus & Walnut Baklava

The glamorosity of simplicity….

The glamorosity of simplicity….

Would you Love to Live Here?

Would you Love to Live Here?

Glamour is the power to rearrange people’s emotions, which, in effect, is the power to control one’s environment.
— Arthur Miller
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