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A Coastal Dream Home

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Happy (belated!) New Year everyone. I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable festive season. I spent a great summer at the beach, spending quality time with my family and catching up with friends. Just what I needed to re-charge the batteries and feel inspired for 2017. I can’t believe we are already…(Read More)

I have undertaken several small reno’s in the past but nothing is like building your own home from scratch. Call me crazy but I likened the process to (a very long!) pregnancy. There are the highs and lows and you know there is an amazing reward at the end of the journey. Along the…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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It is trade fair time in Melbourne and yesterday I found myself at Life in Style checking out what’s new in the world of homewares and accessories. I have always loved Bonnie and Neil’s textiles but their latest artwork collection really caught my eye. Each limited edition piece is hand printed on paper…(Read More)

I thought I would share a quick update of the landscaping progress for our new build. The weather has not been kind for the guys with rain/hail and crazy winds. A tent has been constructed above the spa to keep out the water and allow the tiling to be finished. The pool is almost…(Read More)

We had a great week of sun and relaxation in Noosa, just what we all needed. The drive up and back was surprisingly easy thanks to Sat Nav and a good supply of DVDs for the kids. One of the highlights was a day trip we took to Fraser Island. I did this same trip…(Read More)

Let’s just say it has been a few years since I have set up a nursery. I would have a much harder time making decisions these days with the amount of gorgeous furniture and accessory options available. My one piece of advice to someone setting up a nursery is to choose more ‘grown-up…(Read More)

Last week I attended the Den Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Den Fair debuted last year and this year’s event was twice as big with such a high calibre of exhibitors. It showcases high quality furniture, lighting and homewares and is a platform to celebrate the work of emerging and established Australian designers…(Read More)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb has been on my bucket list for a while now. I am excited to say that last weekend I ticked it off (and dragged my poor mum with me, Happy Mother’s Day)! I would highly recommend this incredible experience. The views are spectacular and it was expertly run from…(Read More)

How was your Easter? We have had a relaxing week down at the beach, although I have eaten what feels like a year’s supply of chocolate! So I’ve been trying to walk a bit more which isn’t so bad with sunsets like these. And a bit of house stalking (one of my…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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Here is a sneak peek of our house update this week. The exterior of the first floor is complete and scaffolding has been removed. No surprises that I have chosen a grey (Dulux Tranquil Retreat) for the exterior colour with white trim (Dulux Natural White). The weatherboards are starting to go up on the ground…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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I have been out and about sourcing some lovely interior products this week. I am excited that we can now access some of the beautiful pendants that feature in so many of my dream homes from the U.S. Of course they come at a cost with the exchange rate, shipping and re-wiring but…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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I had a bit of a surreal moment this week, meeting Jonathan Adler at a cocktail evening hosted by Coco Republic. I featured his incredible Soho store in my New York post last year. From his ceramics to furniture and homewares, I love the attention to detail in his colourful, whimsical and stylish pieces. He…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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There has been a bit of action with our new build this week! The slab for the garage has been poured and the stumps for the house are in. Because the block is on a slope, building on stumps was a better option. It is exciting being able to see the footprint of the house…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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How good is Spring? It’s by far my favourite season. I felt so great shedding the woollen winter coat which was becoming like a boring daily uniform. Walking around the hood I love seeing new foliage and blossoms on the trees. It’s the anticipation of blue skies and relaxing summer holidays ahead. And…(Read More)

After 25 years designing high-end fashion, Collette Dinnigan has made her debut into the Interior Design world. I must admit I was stopped in my tracks when I first saw her stunning makeover of two luxury penthouse suites at Bannisters By The Sea, in Mollymook on the NSW coast. Their rejuvenation involved some major…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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Well my girls have been on school holidays for a week now. Although it is much harder to juggle the work/mum balance, it is great to have a break from the regular activities, as well as a bit of a sleep in. Mr Gallerie B is in New York for work and I couldn…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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I had a great time at last weekend’s ProBlogger Conference in Queensland. I have come home inspired by the words of some wonderful speakers. I strive to ensure that Gallerie B remains relevant and inspiring to you lovely readers. In saying that, if there is every anything you would like me to write about…(Read More)

I really enjoyed my visit to the Decor and Design Show last week. The highlight was meeting London-based fashion and lifestyle designer, Allegra Hicks. I was a bit awestruck but she was lovely and graciously signed a copy of her gorgeous book, An Eye For Design. Here are some other things that caught my…(Read More)

I started this week on a bit of a high after being announced as a finalist for the Kidspot Voices of 2015 in the Home & Wellbeing category. It was such a surprise and a big thank you to those who nominated me. My goal in writing this blog is to hopefully inspire people with…(Read More)

I hope you all had a great long weekend. We headed down to the beach and although it was cold, it was just what we needed. It feels like the quiet before the storm at the moment. I’m in denial that we move out of our house in less than three weeks! So instead…(Read More)

Halcyon House

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I have been following Brisbane interior designer, Anna Spiro’s instagram feed more fervently than usual. Over the past few months she has been teasing her followers with snippets of her interior design work for Halycon House, the new 21-room luxury boutique hotel on Cabarita Beach, NSW. Halcyon House has finally opened its doors…(Read More)

I hope the mum’s had a great Mother’s day. I enjoyed an amazing Chocolate Bar High Tea at the Langham Hotel with my mum and girls. The Lindt chocolate fountain was a big hit and it’s fair to say we rolled out of there! Yesterday I attended the inaugural DEN Furniture and…(Read More)

Indigo is a versatile colour that can create a sense of luxury but is also calming.  It was chosen by Dulux as the key trend colour for 2014.  I think it is a great choice for a home office or library. via Horchow Ashley Whittaker As with most blues, indigo works well with neutrals such…(Read More)

Megan Hess: The Dress

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My usual Tuesday blogpost is a day early as today I’m off on a short break to NYC.  Mr Gallerie B has a conference there this week so I’m tagging along (thanks Mum and Dad for minding the girls!). Friday’s Favourites will take a break but I’ll be posting updates on…(Read More)

Bone Inlay Furniture

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I have always admired bone inlay furnishings. I don’t know whether it’s the colour, the beautiful Indian craftsmanship and the fact that my late Granny was Anglo-Indian, or all of the above.  To own a special piece has long been on my Wish List and last week, this beauty finally made its…(Read More)

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