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Apologies for the lack of blog posting lately, it sounds so cliched but I don’t know where the time goes! I can’t believe we have been in our house for nearly 8 months. It definitely feels like home. Of course I love its aesthetics but one of the biggest pluses is that it…(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)

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)

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)

Here is just a quick peek of the latest progress with our new build. The cornicing has been completed and things are really taking shape. I love this detail which will highlight the range hood once it is installed. The kitchen cabinetry should be next which I can’t wait to see. I featured a…(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)

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)

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)

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)

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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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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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)

I have noticed that rooms with a Vaulted or Cathedral ceiling are appearing in many of my recent Pinterest images. This design feature definitely has its pros and cons. We inherited a vaulted ceiling in the living room of our old house. The previous owners had extended to the back fence prior to us buying…(Read More)

I have heard so much about the new Country Road Sorrento store. Last weekend I finally got the opportunity to check it out. It has taken over the historic post office building in the main street of Sorrento. This is the first of their new complete lifestyle stores. I love the fusion of fashion for…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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How has your week been? I had a marathon design session with our draftsperson last weekend. All my cabinetry ideas for our house were discussed as part of the Working Drawings. It was exciting but scary, and I’m hoping that it will all pull together. Again I am so grateful for Pinterest. I was…(Read More)

Last week I paid a visit to the new World of Style showroom by Porter Davis. This is the largest interiors and exteriors showroom in Australia. Although created as a selection centre for Porter Davis clients, it is also open to the general public (you just need to register first online). The centre is designed…(Read More)

Looking for houses when you are in the market to buy can be a stressful experience.  Looking at houses when you are not in the market is much more of a pleasure. My Friday’s Favourite for this week features one property currently for sale that had me oohing and ahhing with each image. You…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites

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I can’t believe the kids are back at school today. In some ways it feels as though the holidays were long but then we are almost in February! There are always mixed feelings about the first day back with a bit of anxiety and excitement, and that’s just from me.  Here are some…(Read More)

I love this time of year for so many reasons as I’m sure most of you do. I really enjoy the colours of Christmas, in the decorations, lights, gift wrap…..  The Christmas tree will always bring some cheerful colour into the home. I have usually stuck to the more traditional red and green myself…(Read More)

On the weekend, we celebrated my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary at the Red Hill Epicurean. This is one of my favourites restaurants on the Mornington Peninsula.  It was the perfect venue for a casual family lunch with great food and wine.  Aside from this, I really love the design and interior of this large…(Read More)

Fireplace Dreaming

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There is something special about a fireplace in winter that draws me in.  As someone who feels the cold, it’s like a magnet!  Unfortunately our 1980s home doesn’t have one but we do have a Coonara wood fire at the beach house and it is our winter gathering point.  There’s nothing better…(Read More)

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