Showing posts with label interior design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label interior design. Show all posts

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A big weekend coming!

Oooh, goodie!
Canberra's Handmade Christmas Market is on this weekend and I can't wait!! 

I have been super flat out getting some incredible chairs refurbished in all of my favourite prints. I also have something new: pillow cases for the bedroom... love these for something unique to add a splash of fun to the bedscape - in silky smooth or slinky, minky soft, they are amazing - and super washable, in fun colours and prints for the kiddos and grown-ups alike!

So, alongside 200 plus other amazing hand-makers, I'll be at Handmade Market This weekend, from 10am till 4pm, December 12 & 13  at Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC) - and you can find me in the Coorong Pavillion where all the amazing foodies are! See you there!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Featured! (excoitment!!)

Today a gorgeous 2 page feature in the Canberra Times' "Relax" Magazine,
for the full article online, plus more pics, visit the CT website here: Lisa Barrett's Stylish Canberra Home. Here's a look at the gorgeous photos (taken a couple of weeks ago by Rohan Thomson - with thanks also to Leanne Duck for the article)...
A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.
A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.

A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.

A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.

A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.

All above are parts of the dining and lounge rooms. Below is the master bedroom, then detail of my shoe display cabinet!
A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.

A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.

Below, this is the sun room, which has only just become tidy/organised enough to be photo worthy! I picked up the "Barcelona" lounge frame for free via Gumtree, adding new foam and sub seat structure - and of course some fabulous bold upholstery! A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.

A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.

A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.

A look inside the Cook home of designer, Lisa Barrett.

Above: The Tango & James display space and workshop, and below, the guest room.
How exciting!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

T&J Wallpaper! AWESOME

A pretty fabulous announcement today, my unique fabric designs are now available as wallpaper ready to order now! Some of them would look incredible as part of a child's bed room or in your entry.

The great news is it is easy to remove with no damage to your painted walls, so it's perfect for renters, or nervous scaredy cats afraid of commitment!! The paper comes pre pasted, so there's no mixing up your pastey goo. Buy a swatch for $5, or a 3.6m roll for $60 (plus postage). The whole range is available now - how awesome!!


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I've ordered 2 rolls of Black and white Raindrops to finally finish off my main bathroom. Stay tuned after Christmas for the results!

Until then, check out this fabulous project by Caitlin Topham. She has used my Raindrops design and a pretty blue paint job to revive a tired old bedside unit. What a fabulous make-over!

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How excitement! Are you feeling inspired?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Before & After: The Main Bathroom

Following from our new ensuite, our fabulous Main Bathroom renovation needed to include a new entrance and an updated look to elevate the design on a budget. Our requirement for a second toilet lead us to replace the old separate shower with a new loo, and instead have the shower over the bath. Now suddenly the room feels spacious - and tall (thanks to the tiles now reaching the ceiling!). Overall, the look in here is a little like a boutique hotel, but with enough playfulness to be a kid friendly family bathroom.
Above Left: After - Family bathroom meets hotel chic; 
and Above Right: Original Before - Tacky, cheap, cracked tiles, rotten vanity and disgraceful mirror frame.

Vizzini Catania 1550 Bath
Normandy No.3 Tapware
Ikea Lillangen vanity and basin
Marbletrend Trento Mk11 toilet suite
Matt Black Hexagon mosaic floor tiles
Basic gloss white 100 x 300mm wall tiles
Magis Salute first aid wall cabinet
DIY painted ornate mirror
Ikea Godmorgon wall cabinets
Contractor: The Bathroom Company

Styled with
Shower curtain via Amazon
Floor mat from Urban Outfitters
Missoni Giacomo bath towels
Bud Luxury Ducks collection
Jane Lamerton soap dispenser and cup - Myer
Jamie Durie (the Gnome) - Big W
Black Glass vases - Ikea
Stripe Hand Towel - Target
 I can get used to this!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Before and After: Ensuite

The room that started it all... born from the frustration of a 5 bedroom / 1 bathroom scenario, the idea was to 'squeeze in' a second loo. So we've pinched some wasted space from a nook in our hallway to add to the existing loo to create our little ensuite. To the right of the l'il vanity unit is a delicious shower with rain shower head, and to the left is the new loo - exactly where the old one used to be, with the window above (stay tuned for where the extra one is going). The ensuite is accessed from the main bedroom via my study/'parents retreat'.

Below, before:
Below, The inspiration board:
Gloss white wall tile 100 x 300mm
Matt white hexagon mosaic floor tiles
Lillangen vanity, and mirror cabinet (Ikea)
Normandy Tapware
Monda towel rail
Marbletrend toilet suite
Cavity sliding door with privacy lock

Small, lovely, modest and a little bit fun.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Working on: Cushions

Just completed - 30 cushions for a gorgeous Woden cafe re-do, in T&J fabric designs in custom colours! More pics in situ when the cafe launches soon.

My Herringbone, Moldings, and Fanpod designs have been transformed in coral and stone and complimented by a plain coral. And they look fabulous in the cotton linen canvas!

A little bit like guava gelati... Yummy!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Designing my bathroom: Getting closer

A while ago I mentioned that we were planning a complete bathroom re-design. Now things are getting serious and the final selections have been made for a Main Bathroom renovation, a brand new Ensuite (squeezed out of wasted space) and a Main Bedroom overhaul, which will include a fabulous new wardrobe (woo hoo!).

So, keeping in mind that we are in a humble outer suburb of la Canberra here, we have kept our budget fairly modest, but with my trademark dose of cheeky fun... here's a little look at some of the things going in...

The Main Bathroom:
Featuring White Subway tiled walls, black hexagon with black grout floor, massive ornate op-shopped mirror, fabulous tapware, and vanity from Ikea. I'm also adding lots of extra much needed storage. I'm going for an urban hotel chic look in here, and will brighten all that black and white with some colourful towels.

The Ensuite:

It's just tiny in here, so I'm keeping it simple, featuring the same wall tile as the main, but with matt white hexagon tile on the floor, built-in mirror cabinet, more gorgeous tapware, tiny skinny vanity from Ikea, super lovely sheer curtain panel, and , because it's all white on white on white, I'll be adding some jewel coloured towels!

And, the new look Main Bedroom:
We're reversing this room and converting the 3 metre wardrobe into the bedhead niche, and using the opposite long wall to create a 4 metre wardrobe and shoe display! So, with a long white wardrobe, white bed linen and white sheers, I want to add drama with moody dark grey walls, then add pops of gorgeous colour, including some of my own fabric designs as bed pillows, plus the orange hexagon fabric as curtain panels = love!

 Demolition begins in a month, and I'm desperately impatient to show you the finished results!

Monday, August 29, 2011

A while ago, I forgot to mention...

... A lovely feature in the City News magazine, based here in Canberra. Well, it was back in March, and life got so busy that I never did mention it here at all! Silly, as these are incredibly lovely shots of my home, by City News photographer Silas (yes, he's one of those people who only need one name!).
 Written by Kathryn Vukovljak...
MY husband has no interest in decorating – he doesn’t see what the big deal is,” says Lisa Barrett, stay-at-home-mum and the creative mind behind handmade “home and wardrobe” accessories label Tango & James.
“It’s okay though, because this way I get to do what I want; I get my own say all the time!”
Lisa’s creative craftiness is evident throughout her colourful, quirky home, especially in her home-made art, re-upholstered chairs and bold curtains in fabric she designed herself, and a hand-painted monochrome chevron rug.
“I don’t spend lots of money on my home, and if I can make something myself, I will,” she says. “I’ve always been creative. I get bored if I’m not making something.
read more

Lisa-9912 Lisa-9899Lisa Barrett… “I don’t spend lots of money on my home, and if I can make something myself, I will.” Photos by Silas
and there's little ole me in the playroom... poser!
Luckily, the whole article is online here, so have a read if you're keen!

Friday, August 26, 2011

What's on my walls...

A client recently visited my home and made mention of the great impression that the art on my walls gives, I guess it may come as a surprise that most of it is inexpensive or DIY. It's ever changing and evolving, here's a little right-now tour...

Above Left: On the side of the kitchen facing the dining table we have the menu black board sticker, and above a row of bookmarks from the Canning Stock Route exhibition of glorious Aboriginal art. Above Right: The much cyber-acclaimed "Love It" painting, my own, inspired by a Kikki K gift card! Also on the wall, a curtain wire system from Ikea which I arranged into an 'S' shape for the kids art and a few bits.

 Above: In my study/studio/creative dervish, this is a collection of inspirational images torn from magazines (and can you spot the inspiration for the "love it" painting?!). Applied to 2 large canvases which are hung side by side creating a whole wall of inspiration.

Above: "One Bad Apple" can you spot the solo apple swinging it's own way? I created this large piece by individually cutting out 120 apple shapes (traced from an MDF shape from Bunnings) from a selection of materials which include printed and plain felts and scrapbooking papers and fabric offcuts. These were glued onto a BIG painted canvas, and (DIY framed with pine). the whole thing is about 1.2m across and makes quite a fun impact in our playroom.

Also in the family room, above left, is a cluster of random cuteness which includes some local artists, kids art, and gift cards by Schmooks. This then flows along to the dining room, right, with a large fabric covered canvas which ties back the reds from the apples, the green in the chairs and the blue in the adjoining lounge room (below).

 Above Left: A daggy bamboo coat rack got a colour shock with a coat of glossy yellow, It looks fabulous on an empty spot leading into our lounge room. Right: A row of framed gift cards, a handstitched garage sale find and a sarcastic "Keep Calm" canvas from Typo.

 ...and finally (for today at least), Above Left: A silhouette cuckoo clock from Typo and a huge ornate framed mirror (was a garish crap gold finish until I painted it with chalk board paint). Above right: the latest addition to our lounge room, a Winnie the Pooh quote which speaks volumes about all of the males I have ever lived with! It's from the Empressionista.
What does the art in your home say about you?