It also gives me more time to get back to this, Birdy Num Num. I've been very slack lately, no inspirational thoughts and frankly, no energy or desire to create anything by the end of the day. The new job is also handy in that I can finish at 4.30pm and it only takes me about 10 minutes to get home. So there was no problem about accepting Sheridan's invitation to look behind the scenes at their head office in Ultimo recently (yes this is a review of a product, but its not sponsored and I just love to look at lovely bedding!) and get a preview of next year's designs.
Something I learned about Sheridan products is that they not only have their own designers, they do the artwork in the actual head office with paints and everything! There was even a design that was based on one of the designers' little girls' artwork that she had bought into the office to put up at her desk. The other designers spotted it as something special and adapted it to this ...
Their lounge wear have a vast range - from as casual as the trakky dak and tshirt style to the long, loose cashmere cardigan which I coveted and hope to be able to afford one day.
My favourite of the day was the children's bedding. It was bright, stylish, fun and lush - and not a Disney character in sight! Though my kids may be a little too old now for some fun kids' decor, it made me want to demand they make some of it in queen size. Once again its based on nature, it was reversible and the little touches like the tiny (baby-safe) pom poms on the cushion made me just want to slip into every one of those beds (which may have frightened some of the crowd). Feast your eyes on this (hopefully some of you are just as obsessed with pretty rooms as I am) ....
(look at those pom poms! and the other side is patterned)
All the materials used were thoroughly tested and approved by SIDS Foundation.
Lastly came the towels and tablecloths and runners. One of the invitees, a twenty something boy-man, was particularly taken with the hooded towel for kids and requested that they make one for six foot little people - didn't sound like too bad an idea.
All in all I was pretty impressed by the goods and look forward to selecting one of these sets for my new improved, non cluttered and fresh new look 2015 bedroom. Which is your favourite?
p.s. I just watched the last ever At The Movies with David and Margaret - 28 years of movie love shared with the oddest couple on TV. There will be no others that could replace them, ABC.