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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)

Creating A Restful Retreat


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)

Friday’s Favourites


Spring has definitely sprung here (but you never really know in Melbourne)! We spent Father’s Day at our beach house and a morning walk gave me a taste for summer days ahead. And on our new build front, here is the outcome of the garage door debate. My hubby wanted to keep it cedar…(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)

Friday’s Favourites


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)

Friday’s Favourites


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)

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)

I thought I would change things up a bit this week and share some weekly inspiration of a different kind, Mother Nature at her finest. Last weekend, Mr Gallerie B and I had a two night stay at Qualia on Hamilton Island for a bit of R and R. The Qualia resort is framed by…(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)

Friday’s Favourites


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)

The truth is that I have been a collector my entire life. I blame it on my Cancerian star sign but over the years I have hoarded  collected anything from postcards, soaps, serviettes, stickers, swap cards and Hello Kitty stationary. I like to think that I have become more selective with age. So these days…(Read More)

Hawaii Four-O


I promise this is the last you will hear about my turning the big 40! I did want to share some photos of our recent celebratory trip to Hawaii which I named the ‘Hawaii Four-O’ tour. Hawaii is one of my favourite holiday destinations. I visited there two years ago and knew I wanted…(Read More)

I’m slowly coming down from the holiday high. We have moved in with my folks and are just waiting for Demolition Day which should be soon. Meanwhile at the 1980s house, our local council has decided to re-pave the front footpath. I have to laugh, what perfect timing…..hardly! To compensate for the…(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)

Setting Up A Guest Room


I have never had a guest room before so when we bought our little fibro beach house, this was one of the rooms I was most excited about. Over the past three years, we have loved having friends and family over to share some quality time together. This is how the room looked initially. Very…(Read More)

For today’s post I’d like to share some of my tips from our budget kitchen makeover at the beach house.  The kitchen is a fairly small area and I guess you would call it ‘quaint’. When we bought the house three years ago, I’m sure it looked the same as it did…(Read More)

Last week we were lucky enough to have a short getaway to the One & Only on Hayman Island, to celebrate a good friends’ 40th (without kids!).  I have never visited any of the Queensland islands and Hayman was so beautiful, I wanted to share a few photos. The resort has recently been renovated and…(Read More)

Adding Colour To A Bathroom


I was very excited to be asked by Perini Tiles to write a feature post for their blog about adding colour to a bathroom. Here is what I shared with their readers…… I am a big lover of colour and the bathroom is no exception. Many people opt for the safety of neutral tones but…(Read More)

Navy and Pink are two of my favourite colours.  When combined, they create a ‘preppy’ look that I love.  Navy provides depth while pink adds some girly fun.  Although these two colours are strong, they can be softened by adding elements of white. via What a fabulous girls’ bathroom. via via Only Mary McDonald could…(Read More)

Garden Farewell


Today marks the last day in our home, the movers are in and we are arriving on my parents’ doorstep, dog and all.  Yes, we found a new home and no, it is not the ‘forever’ one…… yet.  We plan to live in the very daggy 1980s house (think white Berber carpet, low ceilings and…(Read More)

Part 2 of my recent Singapore trip is dedicated to their beautiful and lush gardens which left a lasting impression.  Given the large number of high-rise buildings and modern shopping centres, Singapore has the potential to be a concrete jungle, thankfully this is not the case. Masses of flowers and foliage show up in…(Read More)

If you would like the complete Gallerie B experience of ‘Styling Tips to Sell Your Home’, press play below: (A big thank you to Eric from Nella Digital for helping set the scene) Thankfully our house sold at auction three weeks ago.  It is only the second home we have sold, our first was a…(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)