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Creating A Restful Retreat

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Ahhh, how quickly has December crept up on us this year? Despite the craziness, I love this time of year. The warm weather, festive vibes and diversion from the usual routine. Not to mention the Christmas decorating. I am so slack these days with sending out Christmas cards but always loved receiving them. I was…(Read More)

Around Here Lately……

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It is busy times at Gallerie B central with some exciting projects underway. I thought since it has been a while between posts, I would share some of the things I am working on. I have some lovely clients who are trusting me with the design and decoration of their renovations. Gallerie B offers a…(Read More)

There is a lot happening at Gallerie B central at the moment (hence the lack of blogpost action!). I am working on some great projects and can hopefully share some beautiful ‘after’ images with you soon. In the meantime, I thought it might be helpful to share some tips for a decorating area that is…(Read More)

I have recently returned from a whirlwind week in New York. My husband had to go there for work and I was lucky enough to tag along (without kids) :). It is such an inspiring city in so many ways, but I really love seeing the homewares, decor and furnishings. Being a shopping mecca and having…(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)

I hope all the mums had a wonderful day last Sunday. My Mother’s Day gift came in the form of some fabric (chosen by me!). I saw this Serena and Lily Spade fabric below on sale on their U.S. website. It was reduced from $50/yard to $8/yard! Not one to turn…(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)

Coffee Table 3 Ways

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Choosing a style of coffee table can be overwhelming. There are so many options; square, rectangular, round, timber, metal, upholstered. Then there is the size to consider. Will it complement the surrounding furniture? Is the height appropriate in relation to the sofas? And of course there is the aesthetic. Will it work in your living…(Read More)

This week has been a busy one. Lots of big decisions are being locked in for our new build interior. Although I made most of these decisions a while ago, it is hard not to second guess them. To stop myself overthinking things I am going with my initial ideas and relying on gut instinct…(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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One of my favourite fabric and wallpaper brands, Thibaut has just released their new Bridgehampton collection. It is a mix of floral, small and large scale geometrics and a fun animal print. Although the patterns are traditional, they have been given a contemporary edge with their fresh colour palette. Here is a sample from the…(Read More)

This week Melbourne’s first Max Sparrow showroom opened it’s doors in Richmond. For those who don’t know the brand, Max Sparrow falls under the Coco Republic umbrella but shares a different business model. It aims to keep prices low by not holding any inventory in Australia and I admit that I did…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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Some wonderful new products have just been released in the decorating world that I wanted to share with you. I recently wrote about Outdoor Fabrics and how they are a great option to use indoors. Thibaut have launched their Calypso Outdoor Fabric range. The prints and geometrics are so pretty and in gorgeous colours. They…(Read More)

There is such a wide range of outdoor fabrics available now but not many people would consider them for indoor use too. At our beach house, we recovered our old Freedom sofas in a plain blue with white piping, all in outdoor fabric. Outdoor fabrics are usually made from solution dyed acrylic. They are perfect…(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)

I was excited to provide my input for Australian Outdoor Living’s recently launched ebook, The Ultimate Guide To Outdoor Living in Victoria. Having lived in Melbourne for most of my life, there are some annual events that stand out in our outdoor entertaining calendar. Typically Melbourne Cup Day, the AFL Grand Final and Australia…(Read More)

This week has been a fun one, making lots of decisions for the new house (or at least trying to!). Mr Gallerie B came home from New York with five of these towel rings below, from Restoration Hardware. Their quality is fantastic and they co-ordinate perfectly with my glass drawer pulls. This is the…(Read More)

New Fabrics For Spring

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I am loving some of the fabric ranges that are in the showrooms at the moment. Lots of pretty patterns and colours. I am visualising them as roman blinds, cushions, ottomans. I get very excited, fabrics are one of my weaknesses! I thought I would share some of my favourites. Warwick: The new Cornucopia range…(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)

I have had a few requests for help in sourcing bedheads lately. There are so many options and the choice can be overwhelming. Upholstered bedheads are my preferred choice. Depending on the fabric used, an upholstered bedhead can be the feature or set the tone for the style of bedroom. To simplify things I have…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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This week I announced the winner of my Instagram #gallerieblovescolour competition. The winning entry below belongs to Rachel. Painted furniture is a true commitment to colour in my eyes! I was reluctant to hand over the amazingly soft Ziporah Lifestyle beach towel prize. A big thanks to all the entrants. I loved seeing how you…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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Excitement on the new build front this week with the 1980s house coming down. Amazing how quickly a house can be demolished given how long it takes to build one! It is much easier to visualise the new house now with a (near) blank canvas. Meanwhile, here is some Friday’s Favourites inspiration from the…(Read More)

I must admit, an Occasional or Accent chair is one of my favourite decorating items. My perfect occasional chair has some crucial features. It must be comfy and look appealing. It needs to be a one of a kind piece. And my top requirement is that it is upholstered in a gorgeous fabric. This is…(Read More)

Something extremely exciting happened this week…..I got tickets to see Oprah in December! I know, I am crazy but seeing Oprah has been on my ‘bucket list’ for years. On a trip to New York a few years back with some girlfriends, Oprah was filming a show at Central Park. I was in the…(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)