Over at Desire to Inspire, Midcentury Jo pointed us in the direction of a well known Australian interior designer, Marion Hall Best. While the images are obviously of a different era, the full-on embracing of color and glamour shine through.
We really like the use of white in all of the rooms - it doesn't read as a void in the design but rather as a concious choice of color.
The shiny ceilings (here and above) are a really unique treatment - we'd love to see this effect in person.
A bio we found on the web says that she formally trained as a nurse and then studied art, design and architecture by correspondence, going on to become one of the most influential designers of the time.
More images and info at Desire to Inspire...