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

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

No rest for the wicked

So, back in freezing SA… the pine pollen is flowing, the frost is glowing..I think I am losing it (too late!).

House is half unpacked, but a ridiculous amount of boxes remain. Do I really have this much crap? Don’t even mention the garage that didn’t get emptied when we moved in the first place.

Desperately would love to spend a whole weekend in bed. Don’t even expect a coffee or breakfast…just time to lie about and watch the sun try to creep through the curtains and recharge the batteries, you know??

Any of these gorgeous rooms will do:


Amber Lewis via High Gloss


Jane Hall (Salvation Jane) via Real Living

bedroom_nuevo estilo_via_mfamb

Neuvo Estilo via MFAMB

Yours in imaginary slumber,

xx Romana

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Thanks girls for your messages :)

The sofa sold so quick!

Better update on what’s been going on will be coming in the next day or so.Thanks for all the love.


xx Romana

Monday, July 4, 2011

For sale: retro sofa

Hi all!

Wow, what a few weeks we have had!

So, we are moving back to SA….I know, I know, I only just got to Sydney. More on that later! Anyway, I have decided to sell this great retro sofa that I picked up from its original owners. I have posted on Gumtree, but if you or anyone you know may be interested, here are the details:

Retro sofa in great condition. Original brown woolen upholstery with no tears, stains or holes. Removable covers. Timber frame in good condition, some marks on right arm (light sanding and oil would fix it, I just ran out of time, lol). Base was re-strapped by original owners, back retains original wooden slats. Great shape to arms and a generous length, comfortably seating 3-4 adults. I would love it to go to a good home, sob! Only $200 as we need it gone asap.










I had plans for this baby, so hope someone else can make it their own! I’ve seen them go for lots more on ebay, but don’t have time to wait for auction.

Email me or comment here asap if you are interested and please pass info along to anyone you know who could be interested.


xx Romana