Category Archives: Romantic Colours

Summer Fashion Colours 2012



 Everywhere I look I see orange, pinks and corals…

the new summer fashion colours for 2012


Fashion Brochure/Forever New


The look is fresh and romantic



I’ve been doing a little shopping…

for a cocktail wedding

Oh Joy!



How awesome are the shoes!



more pretty things inspired by these colours


 (photography & styling by me)


just in case you want to see the shoes again…



Dress… Pilgrim



Thankyou for visiting my blog




MD Interior Design

obsessing over Colour and Design…

so you don’t have to!


You may also like:

Spring Shopping





aqua and pink

 aqua and pink…

the colours I favour

 that have me totally…

 in the moment

  I could go on and on…

(photography & styling by me) 

Get the aqua and pink look with…

Dulux Watchet


Dulux Pink Gin

 (aqua vase… Country Road

Contemporary Cross jewellery… diva)

 Thankyou for visiting my blog!



If you are in the Ballarat Area

and need help choosing  colour for your home

please call me 0409 433 058.

You may also like:

aqua interiors

Colour Inspiration… aqua

Colour Inspiration… Lilac 

Displaying fresh flowers in your home

Hello friends,


Today I’d like to talk about flowers

and the importance of fresh flowers in the home.

Nothing gives a feeling of aliveness

or creates atmosphere

 like fresh flowers,

even the most simplest display

can bring a room to life.



If you are feeling down

or if life seems a little tough right now,

getting back to nature

will always help to ease the pain

and soothe the soul.

 Surrounding yourself with flowers

can be extremely comforting

as there’s just something about them isn’t there?…

their beauty, their colour

but also an aliveness

and reminder of how

it’s the simple things in life

that ultimately are the most important,

like nature, family and love.




As Design moves away from fussy interiors (yay!)

we can feel free

to use our own creativity in displaying flowers.

Here I’ve chosen to

use simple bottles and vases

and even an empty spaghetti can!

 I’ve grouped together single stems of flowers

and kept the theme to glassware

in different shapes and sizes

from plain glass to crystal.

I love how the empty spaghetti can

adds some unexpected interest,

a relaxed vintage touch

and compliments the glassware.

Silver and glassware

go so well together.



When displaying in groups

keep the taller vases and stems to the back

with the smaller ones to the front,

this will help eliminate shadowing

and they will be easier on the eye to see.

Remember, anything can be used

to display flowers,

the rule is…

if it holds water

it can hold flowers.

This gives a whole new meaning

to recycling!



 (photography & styling by me)


I hope life is treating you well my friends.

Enjoy the beauty of flowers

and the promise of Spring!



 MD Interior Design

obsessing over colour and design…

so you don’t have to!


You may also like:

My New Years Resolutions


Morning Dew on Pink Roses

Oh hello there friends,

how are you today?

(on my kitchen table - camera set to ’auto’) 


There was a chill in the early morning air today

the shadows are longer

as the sun moves further away.

Dew shone and sparkled on the grass

in the sunshine.



in my office   (ISO set to 100)


Whilst picking these gorgeous roses

I noticed the dew on them too

and as it looked so beautiful

I thought I’d have a go at capturing it

to show you.




I am no photographer

I can tell you


I do have a new camera

with lots of different settings,

so I thought I’d actually

play with these settings,

as the light in my office was still low and shadowy.



adjusting the Exposure setting now

(notice how this blurrs the background) 


The higher you go up the exposure scale

the more light is allowed into the lens


too high


still looks pretty though, even when blurred


That’s better


I set the ISO to 100

turned the flash off

 (flashes and blog photos don’t mix)

and then adjusted the Exposure

up and down the scale from 0 – 2

These settings let more light into the lens

for shooting in low light as I was.




You know…

 when I’d finished

I realised it had actually been quite fun!

x Michelle


Which photo(s) do you like best?


MD Interior Design

obsessing over Colour & Design…

so you don’t have to!