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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)

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)

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It has been a big week of installations at our new build. The wallpaper and lighting have gone in. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos to share yet as I need to steer clear while the flooring is being laid. I can show you this piece of feature wallpaper that has been installed somewhere…(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)

We had a great week of sun and relaxation in Noosa, just what we all needed. The drive up and back was surprisingly easy thanks to Sat Nav and a good supply of DVDs for the kids. One of the highlights was a day trip we took to Fraser Island. I did this same trip…(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)

Last week I shared the start of the stone work on our chimney. What a difference a week has made. The ‘jigsaw puzzle’ is almost finished and our landscapers (VDB Gardens) have done a wonderful job. Unfortunately for them, there are still some retaining walls out the back to clad. I’m sure they will…(Read More)

This week’s decision for our new build was to choose a material for our front porch. Our builder generally uses Jarrah but I think the colour tones in this wood are too red against (what will be) our grey exterior. We decided that a decking timber that will eventually turn a weathered grey would…(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)

How was your Easter? We have had a relaxing week down at the beach, although I have eaten what feels like a year’s supply of chocolate! So I’ve been trying to walk a bit more which isn’t so bad with sunsets like these. And a bit of house stalking (one of my…(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)

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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)

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Some wonderful new products have just been released in the decorating world that I wanted to share with you. I recently wrote about Outdoor Fabrics and how they are a great option to use indoors. Thibaut have launched their Calypso Outdoor Fabric range. The prints and geometrics are so pretty and in gorgeous colours. They…(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)

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)

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)

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)

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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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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)

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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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I had a great time at last weekend’s ProBlogger Conference in Queensland. I have come home inspired by the words of some wonderful speakers. I strive to ensure that Gallerie B remains relevant and inspiring to you lovely readers. In saying that, if there is every anything you would like me to write about…(Read More)