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Sunday
Jun282015

Cottage chic

Summer is here and I am loving every minute of it. Hanging out with the family at my parent's pool ("The Oasis"), barbecues, dinner on patios, the smell of fresh flowers, the sounds of birds chirping...it is definitively cottage season. Sadly there is no longer one in my family (my younger sister had one for a few years and recently sold it), but I continue to dream of owning a cottage one day so I can enjoy the outdoors and OMG another home to decorate!! It seems you can get away with so much more at a cottage. LOL Anyway, Style At Home magazine has a wonderful collection of cottage features so I thought I would share an assortment of my favourite spaces. 

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Saturday
Jun272015

Working on a Saturday

As I always say ... if you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend while everyone else is having fun then it should be somewhere stylish and inspiring. I could almost give up sitting in a cafe with my friends if I could sit in the company cafe with my colleagues. CIP Flinders Lane offices in Melbourne by EMKC.

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Friday
Jun262015

Country rustic

This home is heaven. Weathered, textured, treasured, patinaed...it is rustic and worn and magical. Via Homelife (Photos: Mark Roper, Styling: Tessa Kavanagh)

Friday
Jun262015

Dalston House

This is my kind of house - modern mixed with traditional architecture. It is the best of both worlds. By HÛT ArchitectureThe brief was to create a family house that was minimal but not minimalist, with sleek spaces that still had personality. HÛT addressed the brief by creating a home that preserved the character of the existing building and merged this with exciting modern design. The major architectural addition came in the form of two slick black boxes to the rear of the property. These structures enclose a new staircase that leads down to large open-plan basement level, an area that forms the social heart of the property. (Photos: Matt Chisnall)

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Friday
Jun262015

Bridging Boyd

Jolson's renovation and reinterpretation of Robin Boyd's 1954 Richardson House is a triumph. The original house was literally built as a bridge to resolve site difficulties by spanning a dry creek bed that ran through the lot. The Melbourne-based studio's additions address the iconic shape, extrapolating Boyd's exploration of geometry with circles and tangents. The new glances the old, meets, embraces, pulls away all the time celebrating the interplay of house and landscape.

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