Thursday, May 31, 2012

More of the magnificent household of Heidi Middleton

It's so lovely to have a sun terrace off your living room that gets the winter sun.

An excellent reminder of the fabulous bathroom outlook. Its always been my man's dream to overlook nature or water from our bathroom.


 Fancy folly in the girls room for all their fave bracelets, necklaces and baubles.

What would you introduce to your home?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

House of Heidi Middleton of Sass & Bide

Heidi has views from Palm Beach's peninsula out over Pittwater towards The Basin all part of Kuringai National Park and an incredible naturally preserved native bush environment. 

Setting up for a late lunch...

 An altar table with votives...

Clever kitchen with floor to ceiling fittings along one wall, note the lack of kitchen bench, a massive refectory table doubles up to this function.

African low table which you would kneel at, can double up as a seat.

This is such a pretty vista, we often spend a weekend on the water here.

 Lunch al fresco...

Bless him.
Enjoy your week.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Home of Sass & Bide CD: Heidi Middleton

A short distance from my home on the pointy end of this Northern Beaches peninsula is the home roost of Sass & Bide co designer Heide Middleton. And if there ever was a style eclectic, this is it.

Enjoying the westerly afternoon sun Heidi's Palm Beach home is an historic monument to Palmie's flambouyant past set with Italianate ballustrading and crazed flooring. 

The designer label of Sass & Bide evolved from two jeans stall sellers in Portobello Markets way back in 1999. Heidi Middleton and Sara-Jane Clarke. What a place to start... I recall Richard Branson also held a stall in the very same market in the early 1970's.

Finds from all over the world adorn the whitewashed walls of Heidi's home.

 Woven cloth shawls, table runners, skirts from Peru, Guatemala and India.

 Sass and Bide's design style embraces organic influences where their feature pieces include feather, shells, rattan and even teeth.

Alabaster bust and a feather head dress.

 Moroccan light fitting in the sun filled bathroom.

Delights picked up from world travels, what a treasure chest of textiles, I love it. More photos to come.