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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)

Let’s face it, there is a big (black) elephant in all our living rooms. As our living spaces become more open, TV’s are only getting bigger and more dominant. From an aesthetic point of view, the big screen is not pretty. This doesn’t mean that it needs to be the focal point…(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)

This week Melbourne’s first Max Sparrow showroom opened it’s doors in Richmond. For those who don’t know the brand, Max Sparrow falls under the Coco Republic umbrella but shares a different business model. It aims to keep prices low by not holding any inventory in Australia and I admit that I did…(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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Here is a sneak peek of our house update this week. The exterior of the first floor is complete and scaffolding has been removed. No surprises that I have chosen a grey (Dulux Tranquil Retreat) for the exterior colour with white trim (Dulux Natural White). The weatherboards are starting to go up on the ground…(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 had some fun this week visiting interior/homewares showrooms and checking out their new stock.  I recently discovered the gorgeous work of Melbourne artist, Chloe Planinsek. She has just released her new catalogue. Recommending artwork can be tricky as it is so individual but I think the colours and softness of these pieces…(Read More)

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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)

I have a bit of a kitchen design dilemma for our new house and I would love your advice! I have two double overhead cabinets on either side of my range hood. At the moment in the plans they all have glass fronts, similar to this layout. Heydt Design Shophouse Design I have always loved…(Read More)

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Wow, I can’t believe that the school holidays have come to an end! This time of year is always met with mixed feelings. I am excited to be able to focus on my Gallerie B ventures again but don’t always love the craziness that the school schedules can bring. We have had some…(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)

Get Organised in Style

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I am always on the lookout for stylish storage and January is the perfect time to get things sorted and organised for the year ahead. With a bit more time over the holidays, I have been thinking about how to be organised in our new home. I am hoping that everything will have it’s…(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 have a confession to make, I feel like Scrooge. I have taken a year off from the Christmas decorating scene. Not being in our own home, plus having all our decorations and crafty bits and pieces in storage has meant an apathetic effort this year. Apart from my token Christmas Candle and Wreath, even…(Read More)

Here is a brief update on the house progress. The frame is up and the roof and guttering installed on the top floor. This photo was taken by the builder this week. I am really happy with how my American shingle roof is looking. After seeing this view though, I am disappointed we didn’t…(Read More)

Yes or No to Kitchen Rugs?

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This week’s topic might be a bit controversial, the kitchen rug: yay or nay? I know many people would shudder at the thought of placing a rug in this high traffic area that is subject to food spills but a kitchen rug does have its merits. I have used one at our beach house…(Read More)

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My week started with the announcement of Pantone’s Colour for 2016. I must say I was relieved to say goodbye to this year’s Marsala, not one of my favourite interior colours! For the first time, it includes the blending of two shades; Rose Quartz and Serenity. When used together Pantone suggests that a…(Read More)

Even though we aren’t in our own home this Christmas, I couldn’t let go of my Christmas candle tradition. Last year’s pick that I shared on the blog was the Glasshouse Night Before Christmas ‘Sugar Plums’.  This year I have gone for an entirely different scent with Mozi’s Spiced Cookie Dough…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites takes on a Christmas theme this week. A big thank you to the lovely Kylie and Sam from DIY Decorator for including me in their Christmas Wreath Showcase. This is an opportunity for 12 Australian bloggers to share their wreaths and Christmas style. I gave my bell wreath (purchased recently from the…(Read More)

Etsy is undoubtedly a treasure trove of vintage and handmade items. Hours can be easily lost searching through the thousands of unique stores. My favourite thing to buy on Etsy are prints. They are inexpensive and are a great way to add some colour to a space. I am a fan of the A4 size…(Read More)

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Is it wrong to design a bathroom scheme around a towel?! You might recall from my recent post, U.S Homewares Stores That Ship To Australia, I featured these gorgeous towels from Neiman Marcus. Well, my patience paid off and they went on sale not long after. I wasted no time in buying this hand…(Read More)

There is such a wide range of outdoor fabrics available now but not many people would consider them for indoor use too. At our beach house, we recovered our old Freedom sofas in a plain blue with white piping, all in outdoor fabric. Outdoor fabrics are usually made from solution dyed acrylic. They are perfect…(Read More)

This week I am sharing a design feature that I love on a house exterior, stone. I started noticing that there was a trend developing on my House Exterior Pinterest Board. Stonework was popping up in different ways on house exteriors I was pinning. I’m not sure what it is I’m drawn to…(Read More)

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