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So far Ellie Ramsay has created 27 blog entries.

St Lucia Installation

Calm, Inviting Space, Calm, Inviting Space, Calm, Inviting Space, Calm, Inviting Space, Calm, Inviting Space, Calm, Inviting Space,  Creating a Calm, Inviting Space in my installation at St Lucia Hello all!  I hope everyone has been keeping busy and enlivened with creativity and expression.  We have been busy here at Blake & Taylor running all of our fantastic workshops.   It is so fun to watch the excitement of our attendees as they adopt new skills and feel a new sense of confidence in what they can create. I have been keeping busy as well (both my hands and my soul) with home styling commissions.  Nothing [...]

2018-06-20T03:42:49+00:00 12 June 2018|Blog, Furniture|

What Is On My Design Bench Today – Crochet Bag

design bench crochet bag design bench crochet bag design bench crochet bag design bench crochet bag I have been working hard crocheting these beautiful linen handbags this week.  I wanted to make each one special and individual to create a one of a kind look.  I rummaged through my box of French treasures from my recent trip to France and found the perfect vintage red stripe linen and vintage glass buttons to use.  If you love them as much as I do they are available to purchase through the Blake & Taylor Webstore. Bag Details Crocheted Bag with Fastening Code - B&T38744900B $145 [...]

2018-06-08T20:35:45+00:00 8 June 2018|On My Design Bench|

TIMBER MIRROR MAKEOVER

Timber  Mirror Makeover Timber Mirror  Makeover Timber  Mirror  Makeover Timber  Mirror Makeover Timber  Mirror   Quick, easy, beautiful?  Yes, please!  I am excited to share with you another fantastically simple project completed in only a few hours using my Blake & Taylor Chalk Furniture Paint.  Timber Mirror Makeover This mirror in my daughter's old bedroom was previously painted with the Blake & Taylor Chalk Furniture Paint in Turquoise.  My daughter has outgrown this space and is moving to another room in the house.  Her new room -- and this gorgeously ornate mirror -- are now ready for a makeover. How [...]

2018-06-08T02:51:39+00:00 30 May 2018|Blog, On My Design Bench|

A Simple (yet stunning) Staircase Makeover

A Simple Staircase Makeover Stairs Make-over Stairs Make-over Stairs Make-over Stairs Make-over Stairs Make-over Stairs Make-over After 8 years we decided to complete a simple staircase makeover in our home.  It needed a quick revamp and a new look for 2018.  With only half a day’s elbow grease, our staircase was transformed with a faux painted runner! Stairs Make-overmake-over One of the advantages of the Blake & Taylor Chalk Furniture Paint range is that you can mix the paints together to create your own unique colour.  This is exactly what I decided to do for our staircase.  I used a combination of, Steel Grey, Ink [...]

2018-05-18T06:49:53+00:00 18 May 2018|Blog, On My Design Bench|

Vintage Re-Imagined Dining Set – UPDATE

 Antique Dining Set Re-Imagined Antique Dining Set Re-Imagined Antique Dining Set Re-Imagined As promised in our recent blog post introducing this fabulous makeover, our gorgeous re-imagined, vintage dining set is ready and available for sale! We have just set up the items in the store and we can are all in jitters about how wonderfully it turned out.  The reception has been so great and we cannot wait to see who will take this lovely set home. When I acquired the table and chairs you could tell they were originally made with such care and detail.  The timber is solid and the [...]

2018-05-17T06:10:03+00:00 17 May 2018|Furniture, On My Design Bench|

This Week On My Design Bench…

Vintage Dining Chairs Re-Imagined It has been a short while since I have been able to share something exciting from the design bench here at Blake & Taylor.  This is not for a lack of thrilling things in the works.  There has been so much hustle and bustle in the air since I returned from my trip to Paris and Rome.  I just have not had a moment to sit down and tell you all about it! This past week I have been deeply invested in a painting project.  We had found 6 fantastic vintage chairs, all from the same [...]

2018-04-11T22:03:32+00:00 11 April 2018|Blog, Furniture, On My Design Bench|

Paris, Rome, and Pictures? Yes Please!

Paris, Rome, Pictures? Yes Please. They say a picture tells a thousand words, so I am sharing my favourite shots from my trip to Paris and Rome.  Perhaps allow your imagination to wander and wonder about the history, time, and place of these fantastic views and close-up details, as I did when I strolled the streets and gazed over the skylines.  Any views look familiar from when you may have visited these spots?  I would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below. I hope you've enjoyed this overview of my trip in pictures.  It was the experience of [...]

2018-03-20T11:29:15+00:00 6 March 2018|Uncategorized|

This week at Blake & Taylor…

Beautiful Birds and Tearful Goodbyes... I am back in Australia after my whirlwind tour of Europe.  I shed a tear saying goodbye to the gorgeous Parisian snowfall and was welcomed back, regretfully, by the 34-degree Australian heat. This week I am shedding another tear as we say goodbye to Dana.  Dana has been working with us at Blake & Taylor for more than 6 years.  We cannot imagine anyone doing a better job in keeping our office upstairs together and in shape.  She was our organizer extraordinaire! To celebrate Dana's time spent with us we all enjoyed a lovely afternoon [...]

2018-03-05T00:36:11+00:00 26 February 2018|Blog|

Bonjour une deuxième fois from Paris!

Ralph Lauren and other Paris Highlights There are 3 things I am excited to share with you this week from my stay in this famous city; one - my lunch at Ralph Lauren, two – Treasure Hunting in Paris, and three – the most lovely and unexpected snowfall. Ralph Lauren is inspiring with a simple theme that you will find in many successful businesses – dedication to detail.  The building that houses this globally loved brand has been restored and maintained with the utmost care and perfection, just like everything that Ralph Lauren touches.  It is a must see when [...]

2018-02-14T17:59:12+00:00 12 February 2018|Blog|

Bonjour from Paris!

My tour of Paris in pictures... Bonjour from Paris!  For those of you who have been following my adventures on the blog, My Roman Holiday and A Tour of Rome with Ellie I have shown you all around the fabulous and romantic city of Rome. Next up is Paris, another of our planet's most romantic cities, brimming with history and inspirational detail.  They say an image can express a thousand words, so this week will be short on the verbiage and heavy on photography. I will express, however, that Winter in Paris is so lovely – the trees are all bare and asleep [...]

2018-02-06T13:15:27+00:00 6 February 2018|Blog|