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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)

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)

We have been in our new house for one month now and it hasn’t taken long for it to feel like home. There are so many little things that I am loving but one of the big things is the Butler’s Pantry. I have never had a great amount of pantry storage in…(Read More)

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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)

You would have no doubt seen the Fiddle Leaf Fig feature in so many gorgeous interiors lately. It has been dubbed the ‘it’ plant of this decade. It is an attractive indoor plant option with large glossy leaves in the perfect shade of green. The Fiddle Leaf Fig is versatile and has become a go…(Read More)

Throw rugs are my favourite winter accessory, especially with Melbourne’s weather. There is nothing better than curling up under a throw with the fire going and a cup of tea. Aside from the practicality of a throw rug, they are a versatile styling accessory. A throw rug can add colour, texture and warmth to…(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)

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)

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)

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Friday’s Favourites starts off with a few pics from our recent Merimbula mini holiday. Mr Gallerie B and I (sans kids), along with 4 other couples flew up for the long weekend. We had a wonderful time, including the small plane ride there and back. No flight attendants, or even toilets on board was…(Read More)

Lately I have had a few clients in the market for new dining chairs. One of the main concerns they all have is matching the timber stain of the chair to the table. A look I love that combats this issue is to introduce a colour in the dining chairs. More recently, I have noticed…(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)

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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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)

It’s no secret that I love wallpaper. It might stem back to my scrapbooking days (yep, it’s out there now!) where my weekly patterned paper purchase was an indulgence. To me, wallpaper can be the icing on the cake in a room. It’s the decorating piece that adds the personality through its…(Read More)

I must admit, an Occasional or Accent chair is one of my favourite decorating items. My perfect occasional chair has some crucial features. It must be comfy and look appealing. It needs to be a one of a kind piece. And my top requirement is that it is upholstered in a gorgeous fabric. This is…(Read More)

It seems as though a Butler’s Pantry is high on the list in most new builds these days. Having never had one, I feel as though it is a splurge but am excited about the prospect of additional kitchen storage. Here are some things to consider when planning a butler’s pantry. 1. Decide…(Read More)

I started this week on a bit of a high after being announced as a finalist for the Kidspot Voices of 2015 in the Home & Wellbeing category. It was such a surprise and a big thank you to those who nominated me. My goal in writing this blog is to hopefully inspire people with…(Read More)

We had a bit of drama during the week with our Chef ‘Condor’ wall oven (which I’m sure is the original from 1983) blowing up with a spectacular bang! There’s no point replacing it with only a couple more months to go so I will need to get creative with my meals. On…(Read More)

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This week marked a bit of a milestone…….I made the first purchase for the new house! Not a big one but I’m still excited about these two rattan pendants I picked up at the Coastal Living sale. I am planning to hang them in the Al Fresco area which will be positioned off…(Read More)

The first week of school holidays has flown by with a welcome break from the general routine. I love this time of year and especially the extra long Easter weekend to spend with family. My first Friday’s Favourite for the week is dedicated to the laundry. I have struggled to find many inspiring images…(Read More)

I have a small void area in my kitchen design. I have thought of a few options to fill the space but high on the list is a ‘Coffee Station’. A place to prepare and store coffee and tea-related items all in the one spot. It doesn’t need to be a large space…(Read More)

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It is such a cliche but time really does fly. I can’t believe we are already nearly into April! We are hopefully getting closer to ‘D’ (demolition) day. I am almost at the Working Drawings phase where I get to let loose on my joinery designs. Pinterest still provides me with so much inspiration…(Read More)

Kitchen Workstation

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At the moment our kitchen bench is a dumping ground for the never-ending school newsletters and paperwork. It drives me crazy! I long for the day when the bench is clear of the paper trail. That is why a kitchen workstation or ‘mum’s nook’ is high on my list for the next house…(Read More)

Hallway Decorating Ideas

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I’m almost at the Working Drawing phase of the new build. Although I’m enjoying planning with the Draftsperson, I’m anxious about overlooking anything. The hallway is one space that can be forgotten. I am inspired by some of these hallway decorating ideas. 1. Console Table This is probably the most common and…(Read More)

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