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Sunday
Jan132013

Blog favourites of late

Saturday
Jan122013

Stalking on a Saturday

It is sooooooo hot in my part of the world at the moment. Most of the country is experiencing a heatwave. Day after day of unrelenting high temperatures, the threat of bushfires and smoke curling into everything. Oh to be sitting at the table in this house, a large pitcher of iced tea making rings on the wood, waiting for the sea breeze to roll in and annoy the pages of the Saturday papers spread in disarray before me. In my fantasy the fire of course is not lit! What a lovely beachy home perched above the trees. Books, vintage furniture and tapa cloth. Perfect. What a great way to start the real estate stalking year. Link here while it lasts.

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Friday
Jan112013

Reader's home - Laure's jaw-dropping views

Laure lives in Le Cannet, France. Le Cannet is located on the north of Cannes, on the French Riviera. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, thanks to Laure's photos of her flat she sent us to share with you all. She has the most picturesque, jaw-dropping views of this glorious city. I am completely envious. (Looking out my upstairs windows at a highway, and downtown Ottawa covered in snow and I'm like, really? Is this the best you can do??? Clearly not the case). Not only does Laure live in heaven, her flat is wonderful, filled with gorgeous antiques (her chandeliers are FAB!) mixed with the always necessary Ikea staples. Laure, I think we'd all love to come crash at your pad.

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Friday
Jan112013

Reader's home - Nelly's daughter's nursery

This is the first of 2 posts I have for you today that take you into the homes of a couple of our readers. Nelly (a stylist whose work I have featured here, here and here) sent in photos of her daughter's adorable nursery.
I was blessed with a massive room with beautiful floorboards and a decorative fireplace, but I had a very tiny budget. As a result, all furniture are second-hand (including the much-loved rocker) and most decorative items were handmade by family and friends or sourced on Etsy and/or overseas. I'd put a maximal limit of $100 for each piece of furniture and $30 for any decorative items. I only "splurged" on the cocktaoo ceramic lamp ($75) as I had eyed it with envy for a few years... You might notice that I have again used a cow hide. Well, it just happens to be the same that was featured in other of my rooms/shots. It no longer fits into my "new" home (not that new; it's an old cottage in a heritage listed suburb of Perth), except in my daughter's. And as I don't really have the financial resources to invest in another rug at the moment, well, I've used it!

Friday
Jan112013

Zumthor Ferienhäuser

Take me away to a land of snow, a land of steep mountains and tumbling valleys. I want to hide away from the world in a wooden house clinging to the slopes in an age-old hamlet. Annalisa and Peter Zumthor's timber houses perch above their age blackened neighbours in Leis in Val, Switzerland (population 20). Once inside the houses wrap you in their close embrace, while classic midcentury and modern furniture plays against the soft golden gleam of the wooden walls. But turn outwards, look through those windows and a wonderland awaits, winter or summer. Zumthor Ferienhäuser - holiday homes to rent.

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