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Come on in the water is fine!

Kim was only complaining ... sorry telling me the other day that it's snowing in Ottawa already. Here it's a balmy late spring. I thought I'd share a house in Noosa, a beautiful coastal tourist spot 2 hours drive north of Brisbane. Playground of the discreetly rich it is skirted by river, sea and national park. This house is typical of the Noosa style and of course the outdoor spaces play a major role

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P.S. Check out the live beach cams on the Noosa Tourism website. Don't you hate snow.


Bockman Forbes + Glasgow

The architecture and design firm of Bockman Forbes + Glasgow are masters of mixing the old with the new. Modern with traditional. It's my favourite combination, because it's unexpected and exciting. "The studio's design philosophy adheres to modern spatial relationships, a graphic silhouette, a refined use of materials and a strong, sophisticated color palette. Whether combining a cherry-red Regency chandelier with a Saarinen lounge chair or refinishing a classical column in white lacquer, it's the Studio's unique ability to reinterpret the classics that give all their projects that "wow" factor."


Paula Illingworth

Enjoy a peak at the spectacular photography of the super-talented Paula Illingworth.


Katie Ridder

Katie Ridder can create the most wonderfully traditional rooms but they still have that wow factor. Texture, colour, pattern all play a part. This former decorating editor from House and Garden and House Beautiful is equally at home with antique crystal chandeliers or midcentury sputnik lights.

Images from Katie Ridder


Swanky lamp porn

Just wanted to give a little shout out to Swank Lighting for being our new sponsor. They have some of the most gorgeous lamps we've EVER seen so we were really excited for them to be a part of our blog. Have a little peek at their wares, but beware of free-flowing drool. This is lamp porn at it's finest.