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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)

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)

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)

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)

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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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)

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)

I was excited to be recently invited to write a guest blogpost for Perini Tiles. I wrote a previous post for their blog last year, Tile Trending (here). Given that selecting tiles is on my radar at the moment, it is perfect timing for me to share my thoughts on How to Create a Hamptons…(Read More)

Choosing paint colours for the interior or exterior of a house can be overwhelming to say the least. I am starting to think about the palette for my new home and it won’t come as a surprise that I am considering whites, greys and maybe a bit of navy thrown in (follow my Pinterest…(Read More)

Colour My Kitchen

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One of my favourite aspects of American interiors is their embracing of colour. Colour in furniture, on the walls and my favourite, on cabinetry. By painting these surfaces, a whole new look is achieved. I know a lot of people would feel apprehensive about painting their entire kitchen a colour other than a shade of…(Read More)

I had the perfect start to the week catching up with these lovely ladies, all of whom I met at the Problogger Conference last year.  The common theme between their blogs is fashion and I feel very fortunate to now have my ‘go-to’ ladies for my much-needed fashion advice!  Here are the links…(Read More)

Last year I wrote a blogpost on my love of geometric wallpaper, in particular Thibaut’s Graphic Resource range (here). Thibaut have recently launched a new Geometric Resource 2 Collection of wallpaper. The range is gorgeous and each pattern comes in several colourways (click on the link). Here are some of my favourites. Portier Flock…(Read More)

I thought for my last Friday’s Favourites post for the year I would review some of my personal favourites. I love seeing how designers use colour in different spaces. Getting that perfect balance. I hope you have found my Friday’s Favourites useful, inspiring or just plain eye candy. Looking back, there have been…(Read More)

Slipcover Chairs

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Slipcover Chairs have been on my design ‘radar’ for some time now.  They give a relaxed vibe and therefore are often seen in coastal homes. I recovered some old armchairs in a white slipcover for the living room at the beach house.  Believe it or not, they are practical!  The kids climb all over them…(Read More)

As you would know I am a big fan of colour but still appreciate a room decorated in neutral tones. For those less confident introducing colour, a neutral beige, greige or taupe can still create a beautiful space.  As I mentioned in my ‘White’ post (here), introducing pattern and texture is important to give interest…(Read More)

As the temperature drops in Melbourne, I find my escape in images of beautiful coastal homes.  One of my favourite summer palettes is Navy with a Neutral.  I particularly like the mix of navy and a natural element such as rattan.  It reminds me of the classic Ralph Lauren beach house style, luxurious yet comfortable…(Read More)