Friday, June 11, 2010

Beautiful Fabrics

I wanted to share with you all this beautiful reupholstered chair in one of Katherine Ireland's hand screened fabrics now in store.It is wonderful to see how easy the renewal of an old chair can be with a lick of paint and a reupholsterd seat in a wonderful fabric.
Please feel free to drop by the store to discuss your interior design requirements.
Bye for now

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Whitebeach Home and Living is on the move !

Whitebeach Home and Living has now relocated to a larger space located at Peregian Beach Village.

New stock has also arrived including Oak furniture pieces, Fantastic Fabrics suited to indoor or outdoor applications, local artworks, beautiful antique handstiched fabric throws from Turkey, bronze finish hand crafted lamps form France and of course the ever popular hand made ceramic pieces in fantastic coastal hues.

So if you are seeking a character piece that will give your interior that individual sense of style or perhaps a European Oak coastal inspired furniture piece to complete you home please drop by the store to dicuss your needs.

Look foward to seeing you !

Bye for now

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vintage furniture with a modern twist

I recently came across this interesting article where London based furniture designer and artist Lisa Whatmough tranforms vintage furniture pieces by wrapping them in vibrant fabrics creating a second life to worn out furntiure pieces with as you can see fantastic results!

Until next time


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Whats new at Whitebeach

A selection of beautiful Australian handmade jewellery has just arrived.

Each handmade piece designed by Shonah is crafted combining resin, fabric, Tasmanian oak and a distinctive vintage styled chain.Shonah's resin and fabric handmade pendants have been described as asthetically beautiful, unique, timeless and eclectic.Shonah has expanded the range to also include inscribed pieces with sayings such as ' Laughter is the best medicine' and 'The sun always shines after the rain' please feel free to drop by the store and view these and many more interesting new additions at Whitebeach.
Bye for now

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kathryn Ireland's Fabric

Here are a few of Kathryn Ireland's beautiful hand screened fabrics that will add a touch of colour and pattern to your interior.Perhaps the addition of a new lampshade and few cushions is all that is required to update your space. A vivid spalsh of colour is a great way to liven up an interior and create a new look .If you are interested please drop by my store or email me on

Bye for now

Beautiful Lamps

I could not resist showing you the beautiful bronze lamps now available through my store.These fabulous lamps are designed by Gaetan Maphettes which he calls bronze tradition modernity.You may like to take a traditional approach and use a neutral shade as pictured or you could chose perhaps one of Katherine Irelands screen printed fabrics for a contemporary twist -the options are endless!
Many styles available please enquire

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kathryn Ireland's new book

To purchase Katherine Ireland's new book 'Creating a Home' please register your interest contacting me on

Kathryn Ireland Interior Designer and Textile Designer

I recently had the pleasure of spending a day with Kathryn Ireland, the internationally renowned Interior Designer and Textile Designer based in Los Angeles.We had a wonderful day - very inspirational.Katherine's hand screen printed fabrics are fabulous as was her new book 'Kathryn Ireland Creating a Home' where you explore a wondeful old home that Kathryn transforms offering readers an insight into her design philosophy and process while showcasing her beautiful fabrics.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vintage Buttons

Welcome to Whitebeach Home and Living's first official blog!

I look foward to sharing with you my interior design tips and inspirational ideas for your home.

I believe your home should be a reflection of who you are with a collection of personal items that mean something to you and your family.

You may like to start a collection of something that reminds you of your childhood or a relative.For me my special collection is a jar of vintage buttons passed onto me by my mother who would rescue buttons off worn dresses and cardigans to reuse on something new that she would make for the next special occasion.I love the shapes and feel of the buttons combined with the thoughts of where they may have been in the past, perhaps on a beautiful cocktail dress or hand knitted cardigan.

Each button represents a piece of my mothers past and then seems so much more than purely a button!
I look foward to bringing you more inspirational ideas soon.