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Welcome to Gallerie B’s first blogpost for 2018! It has been a while between posts but there has been a lot of exciting things happening in the past couple of months. My biggest news is that the Home Beautiful magazine feature of my home has finally been published in the current March edition. A…(Read More)

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)

‘Tis The Season

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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost here again. In saying that though, it couldn’t come quick enough. I have been really excited to decorate our home for its first Christmas. It’s crazy but our faux fir staircase garland was one of the very first things I bought for the house…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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This week we have reached new heights with the boxes that have been taking over our living room! They contain all the lighting that is being installed at our new build today. It will be great to be rid of the boxes and see the lights in situ. The wallpaper is starting to go up…(Read More)

(So sorry if this is the second time you are receiving this blogpost. I have had a slight technical hitch. All I can say is TGIF!! x) Don’t you love a short week? I can’t believe it is Friday already. A few of you have asked me for a photo of our finished…(Read More)

We have had miserable Melbourne weather for most of this week but there have been some pockets of sunshine to bring me out of hibernation. This is one of my favourite walking paths that I always love at this time of year. I am living vicariously through some of my friends who are lucky enough…(Read More)

Last week I shared the start of the stone work on our chimney. What a difference a week has made. The ‘jigsaw puzzle’ is almost finished and our landscapers (VDB Gardens) have done a wonderful job. Unfortunately for them, there are still some retaining walls out the back to clad. I’m sure they will…(Read More)

This week’s decision for our new build was to choose a material for our front porch. Our builder generally uses Jarrah but I think the colour tones in this wood are too red against (what will be) our grey exterior. We decided that a decking timber that will eventually turn a weathered grey would…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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I am happy to report that progress is going well with our new build. Our mantlepieces arrived and I can’t wait to see them painted. We will have one in the sitting room and one in the living room surrounding the gas fires. Here is a peek at the front sitting and dining room…(Read More)

Styling a Staircase

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The notion of Styling a Staircase might seem a bit over the top but I see those high walls and ceilings as the perfect opportunity to add a decorator’s touch. Most staircases regardless of their size will have a void space and expanse of wall begging for some colour or styling. Here are some…(Read More)

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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)

Happy 2016 everyone and welcome back to the first Friday’s Favourites for the year. I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas and New Year’s. I have lots of exciting plans for Gallerie B this year and would love for you to come along for the ride. The down side to these…(Read More)

Here is a brief update on the house progress. The frame is up and the roof and guttering installed on the top floor. This photo was taken by the builder this week. I am really happy with how my American shingle roof is looking. After seeing this view though, I am disappointed we didn’t…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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My week started with the announcement of Pantone’s Colour for 2016. I must say I was relieved to say goodbye to this year’s Marsala, not one of my favourite interior colours! For the first time, it includes the blending of two shades; Rose Quartz and Serenity. When used together Pantone suggests that a…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites takes on a Christmas theme this week. A big thank you to the lovely Kylie and Sam from DIY Decorator for including me in their Christmas Wreath Showcase. This is an opportunity for 12 Australian bloggers to share their wreaths and Christmas style. I gave my bell wreath (purchased recently from the…(Read More)

I wanted to share a guest blog post that I did for Vanessa from Style and Shenanigans. I met Vanessa at last year’s Bloggers Conference and am a keen follower of her on Instagram. Mum to three boys, Vanessa always looks stylish and wears patterns and colour so well. I love reading about her…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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Apologies for the delay with this morning’s post due to a technical glitch…….(a.k.a no internet for 2 days!). Just a quick update on the house. The frame on the ground floor is up! It is amazing to see the 2D plan come to life. We had chosen to go with a…(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)

Friday’s Favourites

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I thought I would start off this week’s Friday’s Favourites by sharing a bit of colour inspo with you. Dulux released their 2016 Colour Forecast last week at the Meizai showroom and I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview. There were four separate ‘trends’ revealed. 1. Biofragility A subtle palette taking…(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’m slowly coming down from the holiday high. We have moved in with my folks and are just waiting for Demolition Day which should be soon. Meanwhile at the 1980s house, our local council has decided to re-pave the front footpath. I have to laugh, what perfect timing…..hardly! To compensate for the…(Read More)

I am excited to be in Waikiki for tomorrow’s July 4th celebrations. I am hoping for some great sales and bargains (especially given the exchange rate is terrible!). I thought I would share some of my favourite red, white and blue interior images. I just love this classical colour combination. It is timeless and…(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)

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