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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)

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)

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 am a long time fan of rattan! I love how it instantly brings texture to a space where hard surfaces dominate, and reminds me of coastal holidays. It is a versatile and affordable decorating accessory and available in many shapes and sizes. Here are my 4 Ways to Introduce Rattan Into Your Home. 1…(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)

Library lights have been around for years but they are now being used more commonly in residential settings. I love any form of accent lighting that highlights focal points within a room. Library lights above a bookcase create visual interest to a book collection. Little Green Notebook They add formality to this home office. Meredith…(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)

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 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)

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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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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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I am excited to show you a sneak peek of the sitting/dining room of our new house. I decided on a round window for a playful touch (and a bit more natural light) to what would otherwise be a fully plastered wall. We are now at lock up stage so I’ll try to…(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)

A Place To Pamper

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The idea of having a dedicated pampering place in the bathroom was on my wish list for years. So the moment we started planning our new build and designing the bathrooms, I made sure a built-in vanity was included. It was going to look something like this. An additional space built in between the…(Read More)

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Wow, I can’t believe that the school holidays have come to an end! This time of year is always met with mixed feelings. I am excited to be able to focus on my Gallerie B ventures again but don’t always love the craziness that the school schedules can bring. We have had some…(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)

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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)

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Is it wrong to design a bathroom scheme around a towel?! You might recall from my recent post, U.S Homewares Stores That Ship To Australia, I featured these gorgeous towels from Neiman Marcus. Well, my patience paid off and they went on sale not long after. I wasted no time in buying this hand…(Read More)

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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)

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)

A breakfast nook isn’t something I have seen in many Australian homes, yet it is such a great addition to a kitchen space. They don’t need a lot of space and make the perfect spot for a morning coffee, or an informal conversational area with friends. Here are some common themes in some…(Read More)

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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)

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Does anyone feel like Christmas is creeping up too quickly and it’s already getting a bit crazy? I do! My interior design work has really picked up and I feel very grateful to be working with some lovely clients. I also received two amazing pendants this week that my girls have chosen for their…(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)