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Reader's home in Sydney

I love seeing inside the homes of our readers. (I love seeing how people live all over the world.) Suzie lives in a semi-detached (semi) in Sydney with her family. A big fan of Scandinavian style she emailed apologies that the photos haven't been styled. This is her home as it is everyday. I love the floors, the Tolomeo lamps, the wooden window shutters, the bathrooms are to die for while her little ones' bedrooms have charming vintage touches. Know what I like the best? The ugg boots on the floor, the toys as important floor decor and the ironing on the kitchen table. The house itself isn't what is precious. The family inside is what is important.


Flickr finds - shells and coral



from Kim's flickr then tweaked.

WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we've found and things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. So what's in this week?

  • Nothing more exciting than a fabulous interior designer's website that is unless it's an updated website or even better a brand new one. First up Anne*Coyle Interiors.

    Next is Coddington Design. Melanie has a fabulous new website with even more gorgeous rooms.

    And finally what we all have been waiting for (in my case over two and a half years) Anna Spiro has launched her Black & Spiro website. Fabulous fabulous fabulous but you already know that because you've all been flicking through her portfolio hundreds of times since the launch a few days ago.

  • Just opened in Toronto, Atelier 688 is a gem of a design space started by artist/photographer/writer Alex Jowett. Think handcrafted unique design, quality workmanship, vintage and reclaimed materials. It's where art, design and fashion collide. You'll find more here.

  • Craving that iconic designer cushion but still on the hunt for a great price. Check out etsy store Plum Cushion. Kelly Wearstler's latest fabric range, that notorious Chiang Mai Dragon, super ikats and lots more.

  • New from Bodie and Fou these simple, almost minimalist eco-friendly art prints. The Nest, Type Map, Hedgeraw and Endless Love are right on trend and gorgeous and fit an IKEA frame!.

  • New York based Maki Yamamoto is Fabricteria Maki. Her fabric panels can be used as window treatments, space dividers, wall hangings, art pieces or bed spreads. Each piece is custom designed and hand sewn to make it a one of a kind artwork. She calls them fabric jewels.


Happy Friday!!

The weekend is here! I am off work today and plan to do not much of anything. I went to visit a Flickr friend's home and AMAZING garden this morning (photos will be posted shortly on my Flickr) and she has totally inspired me to one day create an oasis for myself in my backyard. I've been battling the inside of my home since I moved in and haven't spent much time on gardening (which is ok since it has rained almost every day this summer). I hope to get to it next year. And speaking of inspiration, whenever I need decor inspiration, I can always count on the lovely photos over at Sköna hem to do it for me. Here are some of my recent favourites.


Taken in for questioning

Hi this is one of Jo's friends here. Jo just wanted to let you know that although the police have taken her in for questioning over numerous stalking offences committed this week she promises to plead guilty if they charge her. Guilty and proud that she can't get enough of vicarious visits to complete strangers' homes. I'm off to bail her out now but she made me promise to post this St Kilda, Melbourne house (interiors by SJB) and tell you that she loves the courtyard and that deepest darkest bedroom. (For sale here while the link lasts.)