Thursday, July 28, 2011

Online Surprise: What a Treat!

What a lovely surprise! Local designer Anna Spiro's Winter Vignette certainly brightens the coldest winters day and it would seem many of you agree with stock selling out already. It is so great to see the endeavours of others pay off and supported so well. We know the store has been a long time dream and now here it is. One of our favourites from the store is the love heart cushion a perfect print to through into your cushion mix! Congratulations Anna and the team at Black and Spiro on the new online store. check it out here:

xx E & M

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Celerie Kemble creation via Live Breathe Decor

image via made by girl

my robe via content agency

Paris Hilton's robe image via decorpad

Don't you just love a great wardrobe??? We think the robe is greatly undervalued in design. What a fun opportunity to go crazy with detail in such a private space. If you are like me most of mine ends up all over our bed in the morning. But still doesn't it look just lovely when it's tidy and your pretty things are all lined up in a row? All the images above are beautiful with their own unique looks. I have included mine (third one down) as it was just a boring white room at one point and I wanted to make it a little more special. It is nothing fancy now but a lot more fun. You can't see it here but we added some moulded doors and a vintage light as well as painting it a vivid fluro yellow my favourite. Why not give your robe a facelift and see how good it feels. Happy Wednesday!

xx E & M

Monday, July 25, 2011

Feeling Floral

This little snap of stunning sunshine is making me feel all floral. Might have to head to the flower market tomorrow and stock up on some blooms. We found these gorgeous shots over at: how lovely.


E & M

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lilly for Lee Jofa

Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa very exciting! Loving the checks, plains, patterns and brights that are oh so Lilly. We featured Lily Pulitzer's design directors style in our fashion issue earlier this year check it out here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Can you believe it is Wednesday already! Where does the week go???? We are busy busy busy putting our finishing touches on the next issue of Ivy and Piper so tonight just a quick image we spotted over at The Decorista. Loving the brass beauty stand, the tiles, the cluster wall who wouldn't want to powder their nose in this tres chic powder room.


M & E

Friday, July 15, 2011


images via:

One of our all time favourite designers is of course the very talented Manuel Canovas! I have had the privilege of meeting the man himself at a design function in London a couple of years ago and my oh my was I star struck. We chatted for a while about the industry all the while I was trying to stay cool, fiddling with my pearls and stumbling over my limited French! Mr Canovas sold the company some time ago but I must say the latest collection out in Australia about a month ago is very gorgeous and very Canovas... Full of beautiful embroidery, colours and patterns each page is blooming with inspiration. Can't get enough.

Have a sunny weekend

xx M & E

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


We were chatting today about how huge colour is at the moment and it doesn't look like going away anytime soon either! It's funny because Elizabeth and I were always sneaking wild colours into our projects at design college a splash of yellow here a pink chair there etc etc... We love colour and try to encourage all of our family, friends and Ivy and Piper customers to embrace it to let loose and colour their worlds a little but are you brave enough???? One of my favourite ways to bring a little unexpected pop of colour into a clients home is to paint their front doors inside and out in a glossy bright shade. Nothing says hello like a beautiful bright front door...


M & E

image 1 via, image 2 via chalk & talk, image 3 ny spaces magazine, image 4 via jax does design

Monday, July 11, 2011


Phew... what a fun day we had on Saturday! We loved loading all of our remaining stock into the excited arms of some lovely customers!!! Imagine the look on our faces when there were actually people waiting at the door for us right on 10am. Thank you to all of the lovely IvP followers for braving the cold to scoop up their very own Ivy and Piper piece. One couple re-fitted their entire lounge room even the little ones were involved! We have now made way for our brand new look with the first installations happening this week. eeeeek oh how we love to decorate!

xx M & E

Friday, July 8, 2011


With the last ribbon tied and all the preparations in place we can't wait to see you at the sale! Furniture, lamps and shades, remnant fabric and cushions all ready and waiting. Tomorrow morning 10am until 12 midday only stop by and grab some goodies to make your home sing!

xx E & M

Saturday, July 2, 2011


We have been on the look out for some gorgeous new art work for our showroom re-model and came across these original artworks from fab artist Claudia Damichi! Stunning!!! I must say I am in love with this last one, pattern, colour and the gorgeous chair it ticks all the IvP boxes! Claudia has an upcoming exhibition at one of our local galleries here in Brisbane. Head on over to Ryan Renshaws web page: to check out dates and other works.

xx Happy Sunday

M & E