Sunday, March 13, 2011


This is the gorgeous new "Magnolia" store which my friend Robyn has been at the helm of for the past 10 or more years!  If you are a Brisbane resident you will know Magnolia ...... it has been an institution in the James Street precinct heading the way with interiors and homewares!  They have just moved into a huge new warehouse style premises just near Jocelyn's Provisions and Porter's Paints and it is stunning!  Robyn and I have been discussing interiors for years and as designers it is always wonderful to talk with colleagues and like-minded souls.  In this photo is Sarah who works with Robyn and also Ned who is Robyn's son .....

These are the type of gorgeous lampshades and bases you will find at Magnolia ...... the shade is Designer's Guild and the base Robyn sourced in New York.

Robyn travels world-wide to source new, different and beautiful product.  I recently used  a set of ikat lampshades for a client of mine that were made from fabric Robyn found at a Turkish bazarre. 

The customized shelving (which Robyn designed) is gorgeous holding wonderful treasures .... look at the pink plush ottomans!

Congratulations Robyn and all the Magnolia girls on a fabulous new premises for their design shop!
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Porchlight Interiors said...

Wow, this looks gorgeous! I have always loved Magnolia...will definitely go in and have a look! Tracey xx

Tonya said...

Oh Franny..............if only.............up here............hey!!!!

Oh well - lucky we have a good excuse to visit.....down there!
Love Ton. x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning (at least for me) my dearest one! Now this is the kind of shop I love...We have several shops of this style here in the Twin Cities and they are so colorful, happy, and I frequent them with Ruben!!! May you have a bright and beautiful week sweet Frances, and I LOVE THOSE LAMPSHADES!!! BISOUS MA REINE MARIE!! Anita

The enchanted home said...

What a gorgeous looking store! Love all the pops of color, you can see she has a great eye...wish I lived there would certainly stop in for a visit! Wishing her every success:)

Unknown said...

Très très chic!!!
The colors are exquisite!

Hope you are well and the days are cooler?
Love ~ Victoria

chateaudelille said...

Looks devine. Love all the yummy colours. Fiona

Carole Poirot said...

That looks like my kind of shop! If only it wasn't sooo far away from London ;-) Thanks for sharing the pics anyway, the colours really cheered me up on a Monday morning. Have a lovely week xo

Melissah said...

Yes that's a lovely shop & I love all of that colour - I am getting tired of of safe neutrals. It's nice to find a shop or a cafe that's inspiring full of style, great ideas & good taste.
Melissah from Scrapbook

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BONJOUR MA BELLE! Oh Frances, thank you for your visit. How special we all are, and thank God you are safe from all of those disasters that happened in your end of the world. We shall continue to bind together in prayer for our fellow human beings and may you be BLESSED ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE DEAREST....Anita

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