Nouveau Traditionalis

(noun) "new traditions"
a wanky phrase I made up to name the type of interior design I love.
what I want to create for myself and my family as we make a fresh start in life
the inspiration I want to give my daughters to embrace change and create a life they love

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A quiet spot?

or the naughty corner?
I can’t decide.
But obviously, I like a lone chair.

Source: via Romana on Pinterest


What about you? Somewhere to contemplate or somewhere to hide?


xx Romana

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bright and Back

I read somewhere recently that Pinterest helps uncover what themes you are unconsciously attracted to. There is a definite theme that has come to light from my recent pinning, and I hope to get it happening in our kitchen reno’s due to start in a few months.

Provide Home cushions via Design Milk via Pinterest

Rue Magazine via Pinterest

Amber Interior Design (in progress shot) via Pinterest

via Pinterest


Funny how if I was asked, I would probably say I am not a big “pink” person – my Pinterest collection dares to disagree!


On another note – apologies for the long absence. I have been crazy busy completing a teaching practicum. Finally, the end is here and I have a brief opportunity to catch my breath and start sharing some of our renovation plans again. Hope you will continue on for the ride.


xx Romana

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rainbow for the soul


All these things make me so very happy…I don’t need any of them…but the colours brighten my day…


Source: via Romana on Pinterest








What makes you happy?


xx Romana

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A pinning thanksgiving


I’ve been in a Pinning frenzy…


A total binge of pins!




I feel bloated, full and absolutely content.



For a while anyway ;)



Have you visited my Boards? I’d love to visit yours, feel welcome to put a link in the comments :)


xx Romana

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wishing I was in Melbourne


I would so love to pop into the Open House dreamt, instigated and co-ordinated by The Design Files extraordinaire!


Visit The Design Files for all images, taken by John Deer.

copyright John Deer 2011

copyright John Deer 2011

I’m just adoring the use of colour and shapes…


Perfect to celebrate the first day of Summer!

copyright John Deer 2011


I just realised it is another faux space I would happily move in to!

xx Romana

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black and White

is a classic and timeless. Not something I was drawn to a few years ago, but now my eyes are pulled to many black and white combinations…



via Amber Lewis Design


Francesca Ferrera


Liz Cann Studio


Miranda Kerr


Our newest member of the family..Clancy the rescue dog :)


So tell me, do you like black and white combo’s too?


xx Romana

Faux living

Not real homes, but I’d live here anyway…



Furbish/I Suwanee



Black & Spiro


What about you? Spotted any “faux” spaces in which you would happily reside?

And this is my welcome back to blogging!

After some months being ridiculously busy juggling study, work, family life…I am excited to be back blogging and will start sharing some of my latest projects in the coming weeks. Thanks to everyone who persevered checking in on the blog whilst not much was happening!!


xx Romana