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


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….

 
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 ….

 
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….

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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…..

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


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

 
 
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?

 

 

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

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

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

 
Wishing :: To dream the impossible dream...

Wishing :: To dream the impossible dream...

 
 
Antique Jewellery :: do you wear it?

Antique Jewellery :: do you wear it?

 
The glamorosity of simplicity….

The glamorosity of simplicity….

 
How to throw a 1920s cocktail party...

How to throw a 1920s cocktail party...

 
JULY ….and the birthstone for this month is the dramatic Ruby...

JULY ….and the birthstone for this month is the dramatic Ruby...

 
Birthflower for July…..ever wondered what it is?

Birthflower for July…..ever wondered what it is?

 
BAKING :: Rose Petal Cheesecake….

BAKING :: Rose Petal Cheesecake….

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

BAKING :: Espresso chocolate cakes...

 

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