As the month of March quickly became April, we were kept busy with both Elements i love.. and our big brother warehouse Architectural & Antique Elements – some days are a little more chaotic than others!
The warehouse took on a whole new persona last week as floral arranger extraordinaire, Sean Cook from mrcookflowers used the space for a photo shoot and showed us a thing or two when it comes to flowers. It was wonderful to see buckets of flowers lined up across the floor, patiently waiting their turn to be transformed. This particular creation was destined for the pages of a coffee table book – we can’t wait to see the finished images.
Interior design work has also kept me rather busy, as the new house of a very passionate client (!) starts to come together. I have been working quietly on this project for quite a while now…it has been built from the ground up using a a broad range of architectural antiques. The installation & finishing of these pieces on site is essential to the feel of the place. The aim is to create a seamless lived in look, so that once the builders walk away you would never know they had been there. Its exciting to be at this stage now opposed to working around a set of plans and waiting for the excavator to get out of the way – more of this later….
Since opening our store Elements i love… in Surry Hills we have been approached by a number of small specialist companies hiring items for vintage weddings and special events ~ if you are planning a soiree or an event that has to have that ‘je ne sais quoi’ – we are happy to talk to you about the possibilities of what you like to create…
Another facet of our ever expanding world of Elements i love… are the serendipitous meetings and connecting with like minded people and how we are able to utilize the beautiful space at our store or warehouse to showcase their unique wares, be it artwork or bespoke pieces of jewellery.
At present we are delighted to have some pieces from the recent Martyn Thompson exhibition Falling in Love at the Institute. These limited edition still-life photographs will take you to the South of France at first sight and are perfectly at home, amongst our collection of French antiques in the Surry Hills showroom..
Not such a bad mess to clean up, have a great weekend! x Brooke