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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)

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)

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)

Friday’s Favourites

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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)

I have been eagerly awaiting the opening of The English Tapware Company’s new showroom in High St, Armadale. The showroom was designed in collaboration with Interior Designer, Hecker Guthrie and it is beautiful. High ceilings and abundant natural light create an inviting retail experience. I stopped by recently as I am looking to use…(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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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)

I thought I would give you an update on where things are at with my new build. Unfortunately there is not much to report yet. We have had a couple of issues with retaining wall measurements which have now been resolved, and the digging begins this week. One win that I wanted to share was…(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)

Blue and white lovers brace yourself. This week I wanted to share my secret ‘go to’ shop for beautiful home accessories, Portobello Home. Portobello stocks classic lifestyle pieces that have been carefully selected by it’s owners Catherine and Bronwyn. From blue and white ceramics, brass homewares, cushions and sisal rugs. Styling a shelf with…(Read More)

I hope the mum’s had a great Mother’s day. I enjoyed an amazing Chocolate Bar High Tea at the Langham Hotel with my mum and girls. The Lindt chocolate fountain was a big hit and it’s fair to say we rolled out of there! Yesterday I attended the inaugural DEN Furniture and…(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)

Last week I went on my annual visit to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS). Although I always love the colourful and creative floral displays, this year I was really keen to get some landscaping ideas for our new garden. The Royal Exhibition Building was once again transformed into a visual feast. Here…(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)

Subway Tiles

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Subway tiles have always been one of my favourite hard finishes. They originated in 1904 when the New York subways were in need of a durable, stain resistant and good-looking material. It’s fair to say the subway tile has earned icon status. Such a beautiful wall in an otherwise dingy New York subway…(Read More)

Megan Hess: The Dress

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My usual Tuesday blogpost is a day early as today I’m off on a short break to NYC.  Mr Gallerie B has a conference there this week so I’m tagging along (thanks Mum and Dad for minding the girls!). Friday’s Favourites will take a break but I’ll be posting updates on…(Read More)

I wanted to share with you one of my favourite shopping destinations in Melbourne. A place close to my heart, Montebello Emporium.  After completing my Interior Design Diploma (with IDI) four years ago, I was lucky enough to ‘work’ here for three of these.  Not that it was work at all.  Having exposure to beautiful…(Read More)

Tile Trends

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I recently visited the Perini Tile showroom in Richmond to start planning my tiles for the new build.  I was also keen to get up to speed on the current tile trends.  With technology rapidly changing in this industry, there are many new and exciting applications. For example, the interesting textures and patterns being used…(Read More)

On August 21 I attended the launch of the Jonathan Adler range at the Coco Republic showroom in Richmond. I am so excited about this collaboration between two of my favourite brands.  I have been a huge fan of Jonathan Adler’s homewares and furniture from the moment I first stepped into his flagship Soho…(Read More)

Design for Mirabel

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The inaugural Design for Mirabel event took place last week at the Two Ton Max warehouse in North Melbourne.  It was the vision of American Interior Designer, Diane Bergeron (who now resides in Melbourne) to stage this annual benefit which showcased ten of Australia’s leading interior designers, to raise funds for the Mirabel Foundation…(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)

I hadn’t planned on writing a post about Bushrangers Bay but after our impromptu visit last weekend, I wanted to share this hidden gem.  The walking path to the Bay is accessed from Boneo Road, near Flinders, on the Mornington Peninsula. It is just over one hours drive from Melbourne. The scenery along the…(Read More)

I am by no means a green thumb and apart from weeding, my gardening skills are minimal.  However, I can appreciate on many levels the joy that a garden brings. Last week I visited the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show and it did not disappoint, providing a true visual feast.  The effort and lengths…(Read More)

Every now and then on Gallerie B, I will be featuring a place I come across that I find beautiful or inspiring. Last weekend we were invited to celebrate a close friends daughters first birthday in the beautiful surrounds of the Como House mansion.  I have grown up in Melbourne but have been oblivious to…(Read More)

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