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Sunday
Apr132014

The latest happenings at 47 Park Avenue

It has been ages since I featured one of my favourite blogs, 47 Park Avenue (see here and here). Michael (and his partner Jonathan) are the proud owners of my dream home, and have been renovating and decorating it with so much love, creativity and chicness that I am blown away each time I see more of their progress. Take this bathroom for example. They had not touched it since moving in and Michael finally decided to have a go at it - on the cheap. Because how long can you live with a nasty bathroom containing carpeting (GAH!) and floral chintz?!

Michael ripped out the carpet, re-faced the tub with leftover chipboard (one of my favourite materials), used leftover paint on the wall, floor and ceiling, and picked up some tile paint to paint over the ghastly flowers. All Michael ended up purchasing (aside from the paint) was the light fixture and linen basket. Gorg!!!

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Saturday
Apr122014

Working on a Saturday

If you have to go to work on a Saturday I couldn't think of a better place than the Birkenstock Australia HQ. Sustainability, quality, craftsmanship ... not just Birkenstock but the design by Melbourne Design Studio. Yes please! Read more about the brief and the designers' approach to the project here.

P.S. Why am I obsessed by working on a Saturday all of a sudden? I have a new business, Feast and Co. Pardon the website as it is still in development but we are all about catering and functions based in a beautiful old 1916 home. We're super busy this weekend with two weddings. Yikes! I better get off this blog and back to the bride. Hopefully photos and background story soon.

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Friday
Apr112014

Punch of colour

A unconventional way to add some colour to your home - paint a door neon. The result is bold and fun. I love this colour combo. (Photo by Lucas Allen)

Friday
Apr112014

Manifold Architecture Studio

Manifold Architecture Studio, based in New York, really knows how to make a space come alive with their creativity and innovative space planning. From lofts to small apartments, Philipp and Kit von Dalwig's designs are fairly simple yet super functional. They rocked that staircase in photo #4. 

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Friday
Apr112014

Reader's dilemma - the disappointing hallway

Noelle doesn't like her hallway and wants our help.

"Here are a few photo's of the room ... The problem I have with it is that it's narrow, high and white. All of it. I've been thinking of putting wallpaper (that is not my bedroom btw) on the walls and painting the door a different color. Problem is, I can't seem to make up my mind. It's a 1920's house and the outside of the door can only be painted in 3 colors. I wanted to paint the staircase and all the railings white since I can't remove all of the old paint and glue. I do want some color in there and I'm tired of the white. I've picked this wallpaper because it adds color without being to dark or bright. Thanks in advance and I can't wait to hear what everyone has to say."

So what do you think? Any great ideas? I know you want to jump in and help.

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