Friday, September 21, 2012

Thanks to everyone who has followed my blog; please note that the Justin Bishop Style & Design blog has moved.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

2012 Inspirations...

When making a fresh start there's nothing better than finding inspiration to help you along. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cristmas Wreaths 2010

The perfect Christmas decor shouldn't just be "wrapped up" inside your house... bring it outside for ALL to enjoy.

With my house renovations dragging on and on, I am enjoying some Christmas spirit at my front door step.
A Christmas wreath is a great way to spread some festive cheer amongst your neighborhood. Such a simple treatment but effective in so many ways.
As usual I've opted for a traditional, monochrome and slightly organic style. But the possibilities, as always, are endless.
Choose a color or style that YOU like and go with it... let your personality shine through.
I'll upload some images of the wreath Ive mentioned on my Sassafras home very soon. In the meantime please enjoy these designs, that I found inspirational, with compliments of ... Martha Stewart, a master of festive styling!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas at home...

Last year my Christmas decor was right on the mark!

A magazine editor asked me to provide her with some content for a story on "designer" Christmas decor at home.  I obliged with my take on a "traditional" tree with matching accessories. I worked with a collection of my favorite things; old glass door knobs, my great grandfathers building tools (including his original measuring tapes which substituted for tinsel) and finished it off with pine cones and brown pears - for an organic edge!
Gifts were wrapped in hessian and brown paper, then tied in chocolate ribbon in satin and velvet.
I was very pleased with the "look", a good blend of monochromatic color schemes and interesting objects!
The photos and accompanying story went to print alongside the work of three other designers, all with a very different design aesthetic!

This year I'm eager to do something unique again. Faced with building delays on the house extension, I've been unable to create anything as yet. This week however, things are nearing completion, with a bigger space to decorate! Hopefully I'll have something to show you very soon.

I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Style of Australian "Country"

If I claimed to be an authority on any particular interior design style it would be the style that is Australian “Country”.

From my grass roots, growing up in my families ancestral home in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley, to holidaying on my Aunts property on vast open farmlands in southern Western Australia, the simple, paired down classic style of Australian “Country” has been ingrained in my psyche.

Beautiful country interiors, exteriors and gardens are a perfect vehicle for my knowledge, experience and design ethic. I love to work with a traditional Australian country style with clean, modern influences; Inspired by collections of images, styles and stories representing the essence of Australian “Country” interior design.

I travel and research, write and photograph. I discover visions, places, stories and things that represent the stunning country style that I know and love.

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