Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lovely Lacework

Love Love Love this room. How fresh and simple with a little edge. We are loving the pattern on pattern cushions (even spotting an IvP lacework cushion second from the left) and of course we are suckers for a little animal print in every room. How was your weekend? We were working on our first birthday issue.... almost done we have some lovely things for you so stay tuned!

xx E & M

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Designer Crush: Lauren Porter

all images via Porter Design Company

We have been coveting the work of New York based design firm Porter Design Company for some time now. (by covet we mean routinely visit her website for the gorgeous eye candy! You can visit her now too here. ) We are love love loving the colour, pattern on pattern and layering of Lauren's designs.

ps: IvP trend spotting elephant stools, we love them!!!!

Promise to post showroom pics later this week so check back.


E & M

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ready Steady Workshop!!!!

Like the new coffee machine??? We have been giving it a trial run this week and love, love, love it! Our guests of honour at the workshop tomorrow will not only learn how to identify their individual style and put together their very own Ivy and Piper look books but they can have a fab coffee from our new bright orange espresso machine! It was a tough decision but we went with the orange machine over the pink and aqua. It's a little more unexpected don't you think? Stay tuned we will post pics of the workshop and the new showroom this week....


M & E

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

IvP Decorating 101: Fab Storage!

1. keep in mind those unexpected areas of your home for a stylish storage solution

2. Take cabinetry to new heights! Make the most of your walls and add higher cabinets for those every so often items.

3. When custom making your shelving or cabinets measure those items that are large or oddly shaped and ask your designer to incorporate room for these.

4. Our Louise from Table Tonic has it sorted with simple bright fun storage solutions for toys that look great tucked under a standard bed

5. Don't build everything in! Use a couple of gorgeous pieces of furniture to solve your storage dilemmas and create a unique to you look.

Get creative with your storage!

xx M & E

Sunday, September 11, 2011


images via live creating yourself

Nothing better than sipping tea from beautiful vintage china but if you have more tea cups than tea Alaina Live Creating Yourself has come up with this clever concept. Such a pretty way to display your jewels head over to her blog and check out her home here.


M & E

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Organise Me!

We are getting organised over at the showroom with last minute touches but along with the pretty comes the mundane. We are trying to find the fun in organising our paperwork and this pretty image struck a chord! Loving the clip board concept a gorgeous alternative to the pin board which allows you to visualise all your projects at once. We could apply this concept to everything we do from client work to the magazine and workshops! For now though we are enjoying Friday as Monday brings... more filing.

Happy Weekend

xx M & E

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Don't Mind If I Do!

image 2 Ivy and Piper ,image 5 & 6 via pagoda press, all others via styleredux

Fancy a tipple? There is something just so chic about the old bar cart. We loved spying the bright and beautiful bar cart we featured in Ivy and Piper Magazine earlier this year over at Pagoda Press last week. It belongs to none other than Janie Schoeborn creative director for Lilly Pulitzer. You can use the bar cart concept and interpret in your own unique way, we have and are working on a cute coffee cart concept for the showroom at the moment.


E & M

Sunday, September 4, 2011

All in the details.. Decorating 101

via pinterest

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via apartment therapy

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via apartment therapy
via lady chatterly's

Don't you think details make all the difference? It is all well and good to use colour or pattern to make a statement but giving a little extra thought to the details can give you a much more layered and interesting look. These are some images from our window covering files which always provide endless inspiration for client projects. So many different looks and so many different ways. I hope some happy curtain inspiration brightens your day. Happy Monday!

E & M

Thursday, September 1, 2011


image: photographer Sarah Maren via style me pretty

Is it just me or was everyone out mowing their lawns today? How lovely to have spring back in our lives! Birds chirping, sun shining, blooms blossoming whats not to love about spring. I am feeling inspired to pack up my picnic basket this weekend and take a family trip! I love the idea of making your simple picnic a little more luxurious. So I always pack a huge bright floral picnic rug and pretty patterned cushions in the car. Just what you need for hours of reclining and reading under the sunny sky! Perhaps I will pick a little posie like in the image above to add to our picnic table this weekend.


M & E