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Favourite Sydney Doorways

Elegant ironwork framed by beautiful jasmine.


Impressive mouldings and gate.

A more formal affair with portico and columns.



The natural approach – a delicate archway shaped beneath conifer trees.



We couldn’t resist this one with our namesake included!


New Lizzo Fabric

PL was very excited to be invited to the launch of the new Lizzo textiles range. Suzana from Lizzo had flown from Spain to Australia for the occasion and gave a beautiful presentation explaining how the collection came to be. We found the fabrics to be rich and textural with a real sense of artistry.

The inspirations for the collection are eclectic – ranging from traditional textile design to modern geometrics. The traditional fabric including the beautiful houndstooth check (featured above) was inspired by Aberdeen and Balmoral castle.

We were particularly enamoured with the textural and 3D element to the fabrics. The velvet Dune fabric (above left) instantly evokes an image of the desert. The sheers (above middle) ranged from stripes to beautiful, intricate patterns. We loved the hand drawn horse patterned fabric (above right) which is just like an artwork and perfect for a wall hanging.

The splash of citrus yellow and the use of ikat in the collection is truly refreshing. It is wonderful to see textiles taking note of fashion.

Finally we loved the heavy blue striped linens, embroidered cross stitch linen and complementary ethnic patterns. We can’t wait to use these amazing fabrics in our up and coming projects!



Sometimes it IS just black & white

Recently spotted at the Thonet showroom – gorgeous custom black and white Thonet chairs with contrast tips to legs.

Inspired by Chanel and Herringbone‘s latest collection we found perfect upholstery fabrics to match! Houndstooth and chevron patterns perfect for ottomans and that little bit of something to perk up a room.

Something chic and economical? Maxwell & Williams have used our favourite patterns in chic black and white!





PL Loves Crests

Whether it is on clothing, a house, a company logo, stationery, or a handrawn note, PL have always been partial to a crest!

We particularly love the hand drawn whimsical crests created at Happy Menocal.

Our own logo had many reincarnations before completion…

PL also loves crests on all homewares, to purchase custom crest cushions please contact



Another Blue…

PL loves Kate Moss’ new collection for Mango featuring a lot of blue and yellow just like Bergdorf & Goodman’s homewares display that we loved when we visited NY.

PL ‘s preppy off-shoot online store New Beach Road (NBR) is coming soon!!

We will be selling the most gorgeous fabrics by the metre including the below BLUE paisley prints:

As well as a range of fabulous NBR designed cushions and stools in our favourites fabrics and trims:


All enquiries and pre-opening purchases through


More Blue…

PL Loves Bunny Williams Brush stroke lamp and RL Delphine Table Lamp available at Laura Kincade:


A Blue Affair

PL loves blue, we are SydneySiders afterall! What does blue evoke? The dark blue of the choppy seas, the bright blue of the Pacific Ocean, the aquas… the navy blues, International Klein blue, denim blues, cornflower blues…we think of Palm Beach, Saag Harbour, the Hamptons, the Mediterranean, the Aegean…




Chicago Series: PL Loves

Other things PL loved..

Michael Del Piero’s showroom – we wanted to cover the nearest wall in linen with exposed selvedge edge

Sprinkles – best cupcakes in the world!

The Publican for a quiet beverage and charcuterie plate at the end of a long day:

A cosy dinner at award winning Sepia:

Millenium Park

The wonderful Ralph Lauren store, and all things Ralph..

The amazing architecture:

The impressive Chicago Tribune building.

The magnificent Wrigley Building.

The Marina City Towers – Look familiar? As seen in The Jetsons cartoon!

The gorgeous Palmolive art deco apartment building. We were very fortunate to meet our good friend at his incredible apartment for a drink!

The enormous Merchandise Mart is one of the largest buildings in the world – its floor space is over 372,000m2!

The lake! We can’t wait to return..


Chicago Series: Margaret Russell

When PL heard that Margaret Russell was one of the keynote speakers at NEOCON needless to say we were very excited! It was quite a hectic seminar, hence the unclear photo below! As you are aware Margaret is now the editor in chief of Architectural Digest (previously editor in chief at Elle Decor). We found her both informative and insightful. Her motto ‘ perpetual beta’, is all about being open to change, not being rigid. Very important for interior designers! The highlight was meeting her at the Holly Hunt showroom party!


Chicago Series: RL Restaurant

PL enjoyed dining at the RL restaurant. We loved the navy wool fabric covered walls, layered with photos, portraits, picture and wall lights. It was a feast for our eyes as well as our tummies! We loved the club style feel – studded leather chairs, rich timber panelling, white table cloths and silver cutlery. What a treat! Needless to say we were reluctant to leave and soaked up more of the atmosphere by the fire with an after dinner drink. You just feel like reaching for one of those library books and retiring to your room…Wouldn’t an RL Hotel be wonderful thing?

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