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It’s hard to believe that we have nearly been in the house for two years! Time has flown and there are still some minor decorating pieces I am looking out for (ie. artwork) but otherwise we are all feeling very settled. One thing that I am really loving is seeing how much the garden…(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)

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Spring has definitely sprung here (but you never really know in Melbourne)! We spent Father’s Day at our beach house and a morning walk gave me a taste for summer days ahead. And on our new build front, here is the outcome of the garage door debate. My hubby wanted to keep it cedar…(Read More)

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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)

Yesterday I paid a visit to the annual Decor and Design Show. This is one of my favourite Interiors events which showcases the latest furniture and decor products in Australia. There was so much to take but here are a few of my favourites. There is a definite blue theme going on! I love the…(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)

I am starting off this week’s Friday’s Favourites with some photos from our new build (thanks for hanging in there with me!). This is the void at the top of the staircase which I have made into a window seat nook. It is such a bonus that this little space gets a great…(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)

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)

I certainly haven’t ditched my love affair with Hamptons-style homes, but another style of home has appeared on my radar….The Modern Farmhouse. It is essentially a mix of Hamptons that is modernised with a Scandi/Industrial influence. These homes are perfectly suited to a larger block or rural property. The exterior of…(Read More)

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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)

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Melbourne turned on the weather for my annual visit to the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show yesterday. I loved getting my fix of floral colour and garden inspiration. This garden by Vivid Design for The Greenery Garden Centre was a stand out. As I am on the lookout for evergreen hedging ideas for our garden…(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)

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I love this time of year in Melbourne. The Australian Open tennis is on, the days are long and the BBQ is working overtime. I know that this time next week it will all be over and replaced with the daily school routine. So I am trying to enjoy the simple things…… ……along with some…(Read More)

I thought I would change things up a bit this week and share some weekly inspiration of a different kind, Mother Nature at her finest. Last weekend, Mr Gallerie B and I had a two night stay at Qualia on Hamilton Island for a bit of R and R. The Qualia resort is framed by…(Read More)

There is something about hydrangeas that I have always loved. They have been on my radar from an early age. We had a long row planted along the driveway of my childhood home. I remember each year my dad would get into trouble (from mum!) for pruning them to a wooden stump. But sure enough…(Read More)

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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)

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Week two of the school holidays and the girls and I have headed down to the beach. As we are living with my parents for the duration of the new build, it is great to have our own haven to escape to. I’m sure mum and dad appreciate having their home back to themselves…(Read More)

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I welcomed the first glimpse (and it was just a glimpse) of Spring last weekend. My Sunday walk along the Flinders Beach was filled with the excitement of warmer days ahead. I took the opportunity to throw open the doors, let in some fresh air and have a bit of a spring clean at the…(Read More)

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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)

Hawaii Four-O

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I promise this is the last you will hear about my turning the big 40! I did want to share some photos of our recent celebratory trip to Hawaii which I named the ‘Hawaii Four-O’ tour. Hawaii is one of my favourite holiday destinations. I visited there two years ago and knew I wanted…(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)

It has been a busy week of packing boxes as we prepare to move out on Monday. My poor parents will have the four of us (plus the dog) land on their doorstep for the duration of the new build. The past year of living in our 1980s home has gone so quickly and exciting…(Read More)

I have had a busy week sourcing products for clients, something I love to do. It is great to see that we are finally getting access to more of my favourite U.S. interiors brands. This week I stumbled across the beautiful Phillip Jefferies range of wallpaper. Check out this amazing hemp geometric design wallpaper…(Read More)

Decisions, decisions. Yes, there are so many decisions when building a house. I am enjoying this creative phase and am reminding myself to go with my initial instincts. My latest choice is the flooring. I have chosen this engineered American Oak range from Royal Oak Flooring but am just narrowing down the stain colours. The…(Read More)

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