Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Reduce Reuse Recycle

What to do with all those empty candle glasses?

Pop in some flowers from the garden and present them as the perfect hostess gift.

Beautiful, personal, practical and good for the Earth.

Happy Weekend!!!

x Kim and Kell x

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Easter Magic

Our beautiful talented staff have again woven their magic to create our Easter windows.

Stop by and see our Easter treats at Quintessence.

x Kell and Kim x

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Flowers = Happiness

It's been proven in studies that the sight of flowers acutally does make people feel happier. Can you imagine how happy I felt when I saw some guys unloading theses roses from their van in Sydney City the other day! They were so kind to give me one! The Stem was longer than my arm. I just had to snap a pic with my phone. Can't believe how good the image is for an old iphone 3 camera. Just had to share!

x Happy Thursday from Kim and Kell x

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Story Time

At Quintessence we call it "playing with our toys". Rearranging things we love to create little stories here and there in our homes.

Making spaces we pass through many times a day just a little more beautiful.

Fresh flowers, ornaments, beautiful products we love.

Each day our talented Quintessence staff rearrange items in fresh and interesting ways demonstrating that our homes can really tell the story of who we are. From our shop windows through to the very back corners of the stores, come inside to see how our story unfolds!

x Kim and Kell x

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Perfect Stage

On holidays right now after a crazy Christmas and New year. What better way to relax than to trawl for new images aand ideas for Quintessence in 2012. Loving the white ceramic jugs on the open shelving against the backdrop of the classic white subway tiles. So simple. Timeless and easy on the eye. The perfect stage upon which to arrange paitings and the little signs of life which make a house a home.

Happy New Year to all passionate homemakers!!!!

x Kell and Kimmy x

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pastel Dreaming

We have just received some beautiful pastel coloured pieces in the stores including some gorgeous cushions in soft mauves and pale greens. I love these images below illustrating how traditionally girly pastels can still look so sophisticated.

The coffee table vignette is so sweet. The splash of lime green against aquas and lilacs adds a bit of spice. The white ceramic stool looks so fresh against the soft palette.

Shop Quintessence for gorgeous new pillows and ceramics in soft gelato colours along with our white ceramic stools and butlers tray tables as pictured here.

x Kim and Kell x

images from here

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hot or Cold??

I love the simplicity of this image. Grey and Green. So elegant. The dusting of snow seems so alluring. There is nothing quite like a white Christmas!

BUT there is also nothing quite like the taste of fresh prawns and ice cold French Champagne. Of course there will always be the turkey and ham for the traditionalists like my husband and my mother. Christmas in the heat can be just as gorgeous and festive as those spent snowed in around a warm fire.

I love the use of turquoise in this image as an alternative to the traditional red and green. Less than 4 weeks till Christmas Day.

Enjoy the glorious build up!!!!

x Kim and Kell x