Thursday
Aug232012

Another Freedom sneak peek and a family and friends offer

My Freedom insider sent me another peek at Freedom's new range for Summer. And for Aussie readers a sweet little family and friends offer of 15% off until Sunday. Pop over to my page and you can print off the offer then hop into participating stores and get some extra bang for your buck. Hmmm there is a rug I have my eye on ...perfect timing.

Thursday
Aug232012

Stalking front yards

The last real estate stalking was all about the internal courtyard. This house is all about making the most of a small front yard. Take about kerb appeal. Imagine that wisteria in bloom! Certainly makes up for the minuscule backyard. once again I am left to ponder how wonderful this home would appear if styled and shot properly. The strange "push coffee table back against the sofa, drag the rest of the furniture out of shot photo" may make the room look larger but it doesn't satisfy the interior design voyeur in me. You can just imagine what the room looks like if you squint through the back windows. Ah just like real stalking! Real estate stalking in South Yarra, Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.

P.S. Apologies ... this post was for yeaterday but somehow the scheduling went haywire :)

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Wednesday
Aug222012

More from Inga Powilleit

I didn't quite get my fill of the mesmerizing photography of Inga Powilleit the other day, so I thought an encore would be a great treat on a Wednesday. Eye candy at it's finest. 

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Wednesday
Aug222012

Reader's home - Cassie's quirky apartment

Today's reader's home is that of Cassie Potts, a designer/writer from Coburg, Victoria, Australia. It's quirky, certainly eclectic and very cool. Here's some info from Cassie: I moved into my small one bedroom apartment with my Pugalier ‘Duck’ and Beagle x ‘Seb’ only a few months ago, after returning from 4 years in London. It required a lot of imagination to transform the suburban family home into a distinctive, contemporary space for a young professional (yes, that would be me, I suppose...), which is the growing demographic of this increasingly him Northern suburb. Fortunately, the rooms are large and numerous, and besides exhibiting many quirky design characteristics of the 1950’s, it was still a fairly neutral space which enabled me to make a feature of my collection of eclectic trinkets, artwork and mid-century furniture collected on my travels. My interior design aesthetic for this home is about creating a juxtaposition between the colourful chaos of ‘kitsch’ and a serene sense of minimalism and restraint. A style which this 1950’s house of the Melbourne Northern suburbs perfectly both accommodates and typifies. Even though there is barely an inch of wall or floor not adorned with a brash curios from Mexico or some graffiti-art brought off the street in East London; white walls and shelving help to show-case the bold techni-colour décor whilst not creating a sense of claustrophobia or overwhelming aesthetic-chaos. 

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Wednesday
Aug222012

Stalking courtyards

Seamlessly integrating internal and external living is this extension to a 19th century terrace house. Positive and negative space, a double void emphasising height, sleek and stylish modern finishes extending from the original sandstone. A clean lined contemporary take on the inner city courtyard makes the perfect escape from the inner city bustle. Real estate stalking in Paddington, Sydney. Link here while it lasts.

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