Blog Archives – Blake & Taylor

Painting Internal Doors With Chalk Furniture Paint

If you want to give a room a new lease of life especially your entrance or hallway, then my Chalk Furniture Paint is an easy DIY option. Here is a cheats tip posted by Ugly Ducking House to make it simple and quick to do. Preparation and Materials Give the door a good clean with methylated spirit or sugar soap solution.  This will remove any old dirt and grease.  If there are areas of the door that have started to flake or have chipped paint it must be sanded to provide a smooth sound base to work on.  If the [...]

2020-03-13T04:39:48+00:0013 March 2020|Blog, Chalk Furniture Paint|

My Breakfast Room Make-Over Using B&T Chalk Paint

My breakfast room has been calling out to me to be transformed with B&T Chalk Paint. The Breakfast Room origin comes from a beloved house 'nook' where day-t0-day meals were served. It's location was always designed to be close to the kitchen and was favoured as a more relaxed family dining area, compared to the Formal Dining Room where Sunday lunch or dinner was always served and elbows on the table were an absolute no-no. Picture yourself cooking, the family doing homework or sharing the days event nearby and everyone enjoying each others company. Living in an 1890's Queenslander, the [...]

2020-02-10T06:22:07+00:0010 February 2020|Blog, Chalk Furniture Paint|

My Vintage Earring Collection

As you all know by now I have a great love for all things vintage and over the years I have gathered quite a collection of vintage jewellery.  Some of my favourite pieces are my vintage clip on and screw style earrings which vary in date from fashions of decades past.  My collection is now for sale at Blake & Taylor.  All pairs are $30 each. Vintage butterfly and sparkle crystal stud styles Flower style emerald green and crystal Beautiful floral clusters      

2020-01-16T03:11:28+00:0016 January 2020|Blog|

New Cushion Range from

  Colours - Forrest Green, Barley, Mallard, Ebony, Ink, Eucalyptus  New to the store is the beautiful collection of soft touch velvet and linen blend cushions by WEAVE. I decided to introduce this range to compliment my own collection of custom made cushions.  Available in a great range of muted and sumptuous colours as they pair so well with my designs. Velvet Made from a beautiful, easy care 100% polyester velvet, these 50cm x 50cm cushions are finished with a self piped edge and a concealed YKK zipper. Colours - Flint, Brass and Truffle    Linen Blend These easy care, linen [...]

2019-12-01T23:36:17+00:001 December 2019|Blog, Cushions, On My Design Bench|

Workshops Paddington Brisbane – B&T’s new creative space

New Workshop Area in our Paddington Brisbane Store Over the past few years we have held many successful workshops in our downstairs Creative Space.  As part of the renovation I decided that we needed a space within the store for some of the new workshops on the Blake & Taylor calendar. The Space Originally this area held the Blake & Taylor Cafe, then it became the Interior Design section and now it has been transformed into the new Workshop space.  I absolutely love that we can now experience some of the workshops up here in the main store.  Whilst we [...]

2019-11-17T23:08:13+00:0016 October 2019|Blog, Workshops|

Renovation Reveal – New Fashion

  Throw away fashion is such a big industry today and it is more important than ever before to support ethically sourced, good quality clothing.  Natural fabrics have always been at the heart of Blake & Taylor Fashion and for Spring 2019 I have some simple, organic cotton pieces that will feel comfortable even when the temperatures start to rise here in Queensland. Ellie B&Txx CLOTH & CO Cloth & Co. is a contemporary lifestyle brand, founded with a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of the people who make their products with a focus on empowering [...]

2019-09-27T06:31:26+00:0027 September 2019|Blog, Fashion|

Blake & Taylor Renovation Reveal

After nearly 10 years of Blake & Taylor I decided that my store needed a little facelift.  We closed the doors of the store for a week at the end of August ready to work on transforming both the inside and outside of the building.  We painted the outside of the front of the building, installed new signage, painted floors and walls, wallpapered, added new fixtures and fittings and created a fresh new look for the store.  Read about how we made these changes possible in just over a week..... Blake & Taylor Chalk Furniture Paint The Blake & Taylor [...]

2019-09-18T00:28:20+00:0018 September 2019|Blog, Chalk Furniture Paint|

Custom Made Lampshades

The choice of cushions and lampshades can really make an impact in your interior and choosing the right one can sometimes be tricky.  At Blake & Taylor we offer a full Interior Design Service, with custom made lampshades being our speciality!  We can transform any shade for you into a beautiful standout creation.  If you have an old frame that simply needs recovering or you need a completely new one we are here to help.   Empire, square, drum, bell, pagoda, rectangle or oval.  Whatever the shape or size we can help.  If you have either your own fabric or [...]

2019-09-03T12:20:11+00:007 August 2019|Blog, Lampshades, On My Design Bench|

Custom Made Cushions

We are making a few new exciting changes to Blake & Taylor at the moment and one of them is adding a whole new range of beautiful custom made cushions to the store.  I am really pleased to be able to share with you some of these stunning designs using the best quality fabrics.  I have always loved playing around with pattern and textures in this way.  The addition of a gorgeous custom made cushion to a room can really elevate it from ordinary to extraordinary. Best of all, exclusive Blake & Taylor cushions include a soft duck feather insert. [...]

2019-09-03T12:15:34+00:0011 July 2019|Blog, Cushions, On My Design Bench|

Dash & Albert Stair Runner

This week I want to show you the installation of this gorgeous Dash & Albert stair runner for one of my lovely clients.  The Dash & Albert range is suitable for practically any area in your home indoor or out.  I love the fact that they are ethically produced, eco friendly, handmade, child and pet friendly!  They come in a fabulous range of colours, patterns and textures and the founder Annie Selke has collaborated with some of the best artists and designers in the business to produce exclusive collections.  Take a look at this stunning runner from the Bunny Williams [...]

2019-09-03T12:06:35+00:005 July 2019|Blog, On My Design Bench|