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A Coastal Dream Home


Happy (belated!) New Year everyone. I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable festive season. I spent a great summer at the beach, spending quality time with my family and catching up with friends. Just what I needed to re-charge the batteries and feel inspired for 2017. I can’t believe we are already…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites


This week is the start of new beginnings for me that bring with them mixed feelings. I am so excited that this time next week we will be in our new home. On the other hand I feel sad that this is my last Friday’s Favourites post. I will definitely still be blogging, just…(Read More)

You might have noticed the recent trend of feature floor tiles in the bathroom. I love the pattern and personality these tiles add. Darren and Dea used a black and white encaustic concrete tile in their bathroom on The Block Glasshouse. It brought interest to their bathroom which still maintained a classic feel through its…(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)

Friday’s Favourites


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)

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)

Friday’s Favourites


Apologies for the delay with this morning’s post due to a technical glitch…….(a.k.a no internet for 2 days!). Just a quick update on the house. The frame on the ground floor is up! It is amazing to see the 2D plan come to life. We had chosen to go with a…(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)

I was excited to be recently invited to write a guest blogpost for Perini Tiles. I wrote a previous post for their blog last year, Tile Trending (here). Given that selecting tiles is on my radar at the moment, it is perfect timing for me to share my thoughts on How to Create a Hamptons…(Read More)

I really enjoyed my visit to the Decor and Design Show last week. The highlight was meeting London-based fashion and lifestyle designer, Allegra Hicks. I was a bit awestruck but she was lovely and graciously signed a copy of her gorgeous book, An Eye For Design. Here are some other things that caught my…(Read More)

I am excited to be in Waikiki for tomorrow’s July 4th celebrations. I am hoping for some great sales and bargains (especially given the exchange rate is terrible!). I thought I would share some of my favourite red, white and blue interior images. I just love this classical colour combination. It is timeless and…(Read More)

Choosing paint colours for the interior or exterior of a house can be overwhelming to say the least. I am starting to think about the palette for my new home and it won’t come as a surprise that I am considering whites, greys and maybe a bit of navy thrown in (follow my Pinterest…(Read More)

Colour My Kitchen


One of my favourite aspects of American interiors is their embracing of colour. Colour in furniture, on the walls and my favourite, on cabinetry. By painting these surfaces, a whole new look is achieved. I know a lot of people would feel apprehensive about painting their entire kitchen a colour other than a shade of…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites


How has your week been? I had a marathon design session with our draftsperson last weekend. All my cabinetry ideas for our house were discussed as part of the Working Drawings. It was exciting but scary, and I’m hoping that it will all pull together. Again I am so grateful for Pinterest. I was…(Read More)

Choosing pendant lights for our new kitchen is one thing I am very excited about. The countdown is on for our demolition. Although we don’t have an exact date yet, I have mentally already moved out and am loving the planning phase. I have decided to have feature pendants above the kitchen island bench…(Read More)

Subway Tiles


Subway tiles have always been one of my favourite hard finishes. They originated in 1904 when the New York subways were in need of a durable, stain resistant and good-looking material. It’s fair to say the subway tile has earned icon status. Such a beautiful wall in an otherwise dingy New York subway…(Read More)

I thought for my last Friday’s Favourites post for the year I would review some of my personal favourites. I love seeing how designers use colour in different spaces. Getting that perfect balance. I hope you have found my Friday’s Favourites useful, inspiring or just plain eye candy. Looking back, there have been…(Read More)

I love this time of year for so many reasons as I’m sure most of you do. I really enjoy the colours of Christmas, in the decorations, lights, gift wrap…..  The Christmas tree will always bring some cheerful colour into the home. I have usually stuck to the more traditional red and green myself…(Read More)

I thought I would pay homage to my American friends today who are celebrating July 4th with a Red, White and Blue theme.  If I had a boy’s room to decorate, these would definitely be my colours of choice.  It is a classic and timeless combination. via I love the red lantern and ticking…(Read More)

I’ve been inspired to do a Green and White feature after seeing so many beautiful photos on Social Media of the newly opened Nantucket Kitchen and Bar in Brisbane.  Influenced by the owner’s visit to Martha’s Vineyard, with the design expertise of Oliveaux Interiors,  the fit out of NKB shows a true…(Read More)

The pairing of black and white is timeless.  It is not only seen in modern interiors but has endless possibilities in all design styles.  Black and white together can produce a sophisticated and classic look.  It is versatile too, when you need a change, just throw in a pop of unexpected colour to break up…(Read More)

I confess that I get very excited when I see a beautiful blue and white space.  According to the colour experts, blue evokes feelings of calmness and serenity, which is just as well given it is the main colour I used in my bedroom (more on that to come).  When paired with white, I think…(Read More)

Is white actually a colour?  Google this question and there are many different responses from artists and scientists alike.   Not getting bogged down in technicalities, I am more interested in how the colour white looks and makes me feel when used in a space. I find that too much white makes a room feel…(Read More)