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I have recently returned from a whirlwind week in New York. My husband had to go there for work and I was lucky enough to tag along (without kids) :). It is such an inspiring city in so many ways, but I really love seeing the homewares, decor and furnishings. Being a shopping mecca and having…(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


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)

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)

Friday’s Favourites


This week I realised how speedy social media can be in connecting people. I posted this photo of a gorgeous barn that I drove past in Red Hill last weekend. It literally stopped me in my tracks (especially those doors). It has been newly built and had me guessing what it will be used for…(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)

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)

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)

After 25 years designing high-end fashion, Collette Dinnigan has made her debut into the Interior Design world. I must admit I was stopped in my tracks when I first saw her stunning makeover of two luxury penthouse suites at Bannisters By The Sea, in Mollymook on the NSW coast. Their rejuvenation involved some major…(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)

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)

Halcyon House


I have been following Brisbane interior designer, Anna Spiro’s instagram feed more fervently than usual. Over the past few months she has been teasing her followers with snippets of her interior design work for Halycon House, the new 21-room luxury boutique hotel on Cabarita Beach, NSW. Halcyon House has finally opened its doors…(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)

New York in Colour


I returned home yesterday from a whirlwind 4 1/2 days in New York. It certainly is the city that never sleeps and with limited time, I packed in as much as I could. This trips’ focus was getting some design inspiration for the house mixed with a couple of meetings for future Gallerie B…(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)

Design for Mirabel


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)

For those following my Instagram and Facebook, you will know that my trip to Singapore wasn’t without its dramas.  In a nutshell, I arrived at the airport with hubbie and the kids only to be told I could not travel as I didn’t have six months validity on my passport (I had 3…(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)