Renovation Reveal – New Interior Design Department

Welcome to my new Interior Design Department!  I love finally having a space to meet with my clients in store to help them with their design needs.  If you are looking for custom made cushions, lampshades, upholstery, beautiful artwork or a stunning rug then you need to come and see me in store or an in home consult can be arranged.   There are lots of exciting new changes happening. Ellie B&Txx WALLPAPER As part of the renovation I wanted to create a space that was both easy for me to work with and also inspirational for all my customers.  I [...]

2019-10-11T05:07:01+00:0011 October 2019|Uncategorized|

Chaise Makeover by Blake & Taylor

I love bringing old pieces back to life like this Chaise makeover.  The upholsterers have been working hard this week to get this gorgeous piece ready for my client.  This chaise looks simply beautiful now it has been transformed with a little TLC and new blue & white paisley upholstery. Before Chaise - Before After Chaise - After Do you have an old piece you simply cannot throw away but needs a little love?  Contact me at the store and we can help make it magnificent again! Ellie B&T xx

2018-11-27T21:28:56+00:0027 November 2018|Blog, Furniture, Uncategorized|

NEW Potpourri Workshop

We are so delighted with the success of our newest workshop! At our first class we were pleased to have Marjorie Cross from Weekend Notes attend and she has written a lovely article about her experience here at the Blake & Taylor Creative Space.  Click the link below to read all about the New Potpourri Workshop. Learn the ancient craft of Potpourri using a traditional 16th Century medieval recipe.  Combine dried herbs, spices and decorative flowers to create a fragrant blend to scent your home.  We will show you how to make a pouch using a selection of vintage fabrics and [...]

2018-11-26T16:16:17+00:0023 November 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Spring Gardening

We are halfway through spring in lovely Brisbane and I am thinking a lot about Spring Gardening and how to make my garden an absolute haven that will last through the spring season and into summer! It is my goal to have as many lovely stitching and garden parties while the weather is beautiful – so I am spending a little time each day watering, weeding, and genuinely giving my beautiful plants the attention and love they need. Spring is also the absolute best time to plant a little vegetable patch so you have a crop of fresh, organic vegetables [...]

2018-11-20T09:19:38+00:0011 November 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

How To Care For Your Blake & Taylor Brushes

Choosing the right brush to use with your Blake & Taylor Chalk Furniture Paint is really important to achieve the perfect finish.  Everyone knows it is important to choose the right tool for the job and this means selecting the best brush for your Chalk Furniture Paint. I have learned from past experience using a cheap brush will only leave you with disappointing results and the most annoying part is the bristles dropping in your lovely paint finish and then having to spend all that time picking them out! There are 3 sizes in the Blake & Taylor range, 25mm [...]

2018-11-10T06:39:49+00:0024 October 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

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+00:006 March 2018|Uncategorized|