Sunday, April 18, 2010


One of the first blogs I ever read was Absolutely Beautiful Things. Anna Spiro is an amazing interior designer from Brisbane, Australia. Her blog features her design work and some of the displays she has created in her shop Black and Spiro. She has the ability to combine her love of antiques and vintage pieces with modern items to create fresh, cozy homes for her clients and her own family.
This month Anna's bright, colorful bungalow is featured in Canadian House and Home magazine. There is lots of color (PINK!) set against a perfect bright white canvas. Here are a few sneak peeks from her portfolio:

I know this poster from her dressing room is everywhere now but I still love it. The wallpaper is very similar to my own bedroom!
A beautiful antique dresser with a glimpse of her stunning white kitchen.
Check out the tile work in this bathroom! I love the mismatched his/her mirrors.
And last but not least.. would you not die if this were your office?

I love everything about it... the imperial trellis wallpaper, the perfect gallery wall, and that chair!

Anna describes her home in the article as "Paris apartment meets American country cottage". Doesn't that sound nice? Be sure to check out the article in House and Home's May issue!


  1. modern jane - love it! Feminine but deliberate. I also still love the for like ever poster - even if it is over used...who cares it is just plain cool; especially placed in such obviously clever design. classics are classic for a reason.

  2. I would like to see more manly stuff on here! Could you please post something on beer, hot chicks, chiken wings and sports cars.

    Secret Admirer

  3. Thanks for including me on your blog roll :) And welcome to blogging! Its addictive, I tell you.

  4. Loving this! You have such great taste - I am a HUGE blog-addict too, and cant wait to put this on my daily list. I am so happy and proud of you!

  5. I'm dying over her pink trellis wallpaper! Just gorgeous. I'm laughing at your secret admirer's comment:)

  6. Ooh, that tile in the bathroom is such a beauty! Those mirrors are quite interesting, too -- like those I saw in Clearwater houses. I'd love to have those in my bathroom.

  7. I loved ur house and images that u issued in ur blogs..

    House Australia


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