Living Room Furniture

The living room is one of the most important rooms in the house in where your family will spends their time to organizes holidays and parties, receives visitors and relaxes (Home Design). That is the reason why We need to arrange and design Our living room to put Our self comfortable at home, including choose of living room's furniture models.

You can see Our photo gallery about living room furniture items, Home furnishing styles including leather, traditional, contemporary, and modern with an expanding selection of sectionals and recliners.

Living room furniture Chair

Living room furniture Sofa

Living room furniture are including Chair, Sofa, Table, Small cabinet and Big cabinets. In order to get nice look, You have to decide first whether you want to set your living room as traditional design, modern design or romantic design. After that you can start to choose kind of living room furniture, color and models according to the living room situation.

Living room furniture Small Cabinets

Living room furniture Big Cabinets

Ensure that your living room furniture match with your existing decor and enhance the look of your living room. Whether you need an entertainment center, occasional tables, or any other living room furniture items.

Bamboo Armoire

Bamboo Bed

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More Maggie Magic

Ok, so a couple of days ago I showed you Maggie Tabberer's house from 18 years ago. Well this is her house she lives in today. All pictures are from the Australian Women's Weekly. Maggie's lived in at least one other home since the one I showed you (I wish I had kept photos of that one too - it was equally good). Her latest home is a stunning three storey white timber home, built around a courtyard which is dominated by a 100 year old frangipani tree.

Here's the white galley kitchen, complete with chunky white marble benchtops. I'm loving those dark floors.

Here's that marvellous frangipani tree - can you imagine it in full bloom? You can see Maggie's bedroom opens right on to this courtyard - so you could step from the bed straight into the pool should you wish. And doesn't Maggie look fabulous - I hope I look as good slinking around in my caftan as Maggie at 71!

A view of the living room...

If you look carefully at this other view of Maggie's living room, you might notice some objects from her former home - the trunk, chair and the massive spiked swordfish bill were all in her other home I featured. This proves again the old adage that while fashion might fade, style lasts forever.

The serene bedroom has a tropical feel. The feature wall is glazed grey.

Maggie picked up these cutwork embroidery curtains in a market in Italy.

This picture does this bathroom no justice. I adore the cool, serene white marble, funky cutwork lightfitting and the antique chinese chest fashioned into a bathroom vanity. Maggie I'm moving in, I'll just sleep in here thanks.

Asian touches abound....mixed with other bold, earthy treasures picked up on Maggie's travels around the globe.

So, you might be asking yourself by now what is the connection between Maggie Tabberer and artist Marcella Kaspar who I featured's this house. Maggie's home was built by Marcella and her builder/designer husband Mark Cooper. So not only is Marcella a talented artist, she also has some incredible taste in homes (or at least, incredible taste in men who have incredible taste in homes).

These pictures appeared in Australia's Vogue Living. Unfortunately these pictures aren't complete and don't do the place justice.
Same bathroom...same lightfighting, different mirrors. I think I actually prefer these mother of pearl twin mirrors, which they picked up in India.

If you look verrry carefully, it appears that behind the tree is one of Marcella's magnificent huge paintings.

So there you have it - two equally fabulous and stylish women. I hope Marcella Kaspar's current home pops up in a magazine somewhere.

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Cabinets, Bedside Tables

Cabinet in zapatero with textured basketweave/cayuco cut-out design on the doors in cedar.
Bedside tables with removable table top tray.
Beside table in zapatero with contoured front and drawer.

After Thanksgiving Sale At Mignonne!

*local artists' work excluded

We are opening early to offer you great savings on all store inventory* at Mignonne.

 30% Reduction on our already affordable prices ~ a sale you won't want to miss!
We have gifts for every budget ~ starting at $5!

Stop by for freshly-brewed coffee and yummy poundcake while you browse all the great choices in stock ... 

Time for a headstart on holiday shopping and of course,, your opportunity to support your local Old Oakland retailer.  We have new inventory to peruse and we will be offering FREE gift wrapping ... All this at your favorite Old Oakland boutique ... Mignonne!

Marcella Magic

Marcella Kaspar is a Prague-born artist who lives in Australia. She uses 17th century 'old masters' techniques of opaque layering and transparent glazing to create works of great beauty, conveying a play of light and dark.

She has a whole flower series, but I posted this magnolia painting because I love Magnolias - they are a real favourite of mine as I love their simple, elegant beauty (and the colour pink!).

....As are peonies. Isn't this painting just stunning in it's beauty?

If I had to describe Marcella Kaspar's artwork in a single word, that word would be 'luscious'.

You can see more of Marcella's work at her website
I would love one of her paintings - an absolutely huge one - dominating one entire wall.
Now, there's a reason why I posted about Marcella Kaspar directly after yesterday's post about Maggie Tabberer. I'll tell you about it later - stay tuned!

Maggie Magic

Almost everyone in Australia would know Maggie Tabberer. She is an Australian fashion icon - a former model and Helmut Newton muse turned fashion editor of the Australian Women's Weekly Magazine. She's also a former Adelaide girl done good. Maggie is 71 and the picture above is recent - how fabulous does she look?

Today I'm hauling out some pictures from my style file of a home Maggie shared with former love Richard Zachariah (who turned out to be a bit of a cad, unfortunately). I think these pictures first appeared in Mode (now long gone) back in 1990.
The trunk, the white couches, sisal flooring, the huge candlestick - what's not to love here?

Whilst these pictures aren't of the best quality, and have yellowed somewhat, I think they demonstrate that Maggie's style is rather timeless.

I love Maggie's liberal use of white, her bold accessories, her lack of clutter and the earthiness of things like shells and cane. Remember this was at a time when most houses were full of the cottage look - think lots of pattern, knick knacks everywhere, lots of little ducks on placemats, fridge magnets, tea towells, floral wallpaper borders part way up the wall...shall I go on?. Yet Maggie stood above that all. Just check out these gorgeous chairs.

In 1991 Maggie wrote "A long time ago I made up my mind about what I really like. And in terms of interior decoration I see it being very similar to building a fashion wardrobe that makes an immediate statement about who you are. When you do buy something and you're confident it's what you like, that you're not being swayed by fashion whim or your best friend or some colour spread in a magazine, then you are being true to your own sense of style. Being true to your personal tastes, you will steadily develop an enduring inner confidence". Well said.
Another day I will post pictures of Maggie's stunning current home.

List Making Time!

Christmas present ideas

Arnaud is an Australian company that makes bath and body products. I'm not affiliated to them in any way - I just love their products and want to share the love. What really appeals to me is their packaging - it is simple, yet stunning. I love the neutral colours, the gorgeous curved bottles with their waxed corks, the luscious soaps encased in script paper. There are four ranges - chamomile and lavender, frangipani, lime and white grapefruit, brazillian vanilla and tangerine and moroccan rose and palma rosa.

I have a bottle of their bath salts and a bottle of their body lotion in my bathroom, and I can't bring myself to open them because I'll ruin the beautiful packaging!

I would love a whole bowl full of these beautiful soaps. Can you imagine them piled up in a gorgeous unpolished marble bowl? You can find out more details, including stockists at I'm not sure if they stock outside Australia.

Red accents in my home

Not that long ago I posted about touches of red, and said I'd put up some pictures of red accents in my own home, so here they are - there's just a few small touches.

This is my kitchen. It's all very beige (I've comtempated painting my kitchen cupboards white or black, but not anytime soon) so I've added a little red for zing - I have a variety of red tea towells I swap around, there's a vintage style set of scales (being used here to hold some tomatoes) and if you look carefully there's a red spatula and a bottle of organic tomato sauce (ok, I'm clutching at straws now).

This is my rusty iron loveseat in my teeny tiny backyard. Occasionally I will read out here in which case I take these cushions with me (they're not really made for the outdoors). I bought these in Sydney last time I was there. They don't really suit the style of my house (a little too feminine) but they look fine outside I think. Eventually my ugly colourbond fencing will be covered in star jasmine, but because of the severe water restrictions it is taking an age to grow. But still, when I bought my house the backyard was nothing but a mass of weeds and bare earth, so I'm quite happy with what I've been able to do with it so far, considering I'm a hopeless gardener. I wish I had taken a before picture.

And lastly, here's a picture of one of my white couches, with a red cushion tossed into the mix. I like the look of red against neutrals, including this neutral linen cushion. Beside this couch is a huge red vase-type thing I also bought in Sydney on another business trip. I spied it in the front window of a shop so I went inside for a better look. I told the lady I would love it but that it would be too difficult to cart back home to Adelaide. That's when she told me that it is made from bamboo and is as light as a feather. So I took it on the plane as hand luggage. The air hosties just about had a conniption, but I got it through so I was happy! I think almost everyone who loves decorating has a story about lugging things back on a place, and now you know mine! Got any stories of your own to share with me?

Gorgeous Hand Thrown Pottery Pieces Now at Mignonne!

We are very excited to introduce the work of ceramic artist Whitney Smith at Mignonne.

Whitney began "throwing clay" in 1994. Whitney says her design sense is primarily informed by her obsession with flowers and other forms found in nature. She has painted and drawn since she was a small child. Whitney likes the look and feel of old things and antiques, and her glaze choices have a certain look that reminds people of an different era.

She also tries to emulate the craftmanship of an earlier time. Unless otherwise noted, all of her pieces are thrown on the potter's wheel first, then carved and textured into their final shape.

We have selected some great choices that would make a lovely addition to your home or a wonderful treasured gift for the holiday season.

What's better than functional art that you and your family will admire and love with each use?

Pictured is Whitney's Cake Stand with Bird.

The French Style - INSPIRATION!

The French Style - What is it we love about what we call the French look? Is it the romance, the layering of patterns and textures, stripped wood, limestone tiles, cherry furniture, gorgeous ceramics or rough plastered walls? It is all these things that make the French style one of the most popular decorating styles still today. The French style unites all the regions of France: Provence region, Normandy and the Loire Valley. In prerevolutionary France, the King controlled everything including the decorative arts and down to what colors were used for the home. You can still see this today in the rich colors that are still popular throughout France. The style encompasses many layers with no desire to match anything, each item becomes a part of the supporting cast.
Above is an article that appeared in Veranda magazine on Francois & Co. This company pulls out all stops to bring the French style into homes by selling antique stone mantels and making reproductions of many types of stone articles found throughout France. They can make any home have that French style! Check out their beautiful website: and dream of a chateau in France!
Below you will find French inspired items that we sell on our website. Enjoy the view!
French chest in cherry finish - GJCF8 - $1299.00 -
La Chapelle Chandelier - Petite chandelier in rust finish - C09486 - $475.00 -
Brass Rococo Candle Sconces - GV90458 - Beautiful pair! - $389.00 -
Montmartre Chandelier - Beautiful French Rendition - C09391 - $960.00 -
French olive jar lamp- "The Beatrice" - C06491 - $284.00 -
French Tile Plaques - GV8008 - $129.00 pair -
French Cherry Bookcase - GJDC23 - $748.00 -

We hope all these items will inspire you to bring the French style to your home!

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