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Saturday
Oct142017

Working on a Saturday

As I say time after time, if you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it's somewhere that looks stylish ... and is full of fabulous clothing, accessories and homewares sourced locally and from around the world. The brief for the design of this Melbourne store was to create a cosy, intimate space with that feeling of casually stepping into someone’s home. Lucente Collective by Full Of Grace Interiors by Therese Carrodus.

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Friday
Oct132017

Full of Grace

Take a two bedroom Art Deco era house that has seen better times. Give the old girl a well deserved makeover with a spacious modern extension. Take care to marry the old with the new. Final result? A stunning family home with a sophisticated colour palette of black, white and blush. I love the repetition of the stacked tile motif. South Yarra Residence by Full of Grace, Interiors by Therese Carrodus.

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Thursday
Oct122017

Stalking an architect's home in Sydney

Stalking the Sydney suburb of Paddington a house caught my eye. "Don't I know you from somewhere?" I mused. I'm sure I've been inside before. Then I remembered that I had featured this house by Aileen Sage Architects before. I loved it then and I love it now. It's great seeing how the house and the family have matured over the past few years especially the garden. I also like seeing how a real estate agent perceives the property as opposed to the architect's portfolio photos. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Stalking in a family home in Melbourne

Today I'm stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills. Just a simple Edwardian home chock full of period features with a modern open-plan extension and the obligatory pool. Think leadlight windows and fretwork transoms, fireplaces and generously sized rooms. Everything is in a very restrained neutral palette, elegant, refined, period perfection as you would expect from a tastefully restored historic home but then ... welcome to the 21st century family livingin the new addition. The perfect merge of old and new. Link here while it lasts.

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Saturday
Oct072017

Working on a Saturday

Is it really working if your job is at an award winning winery? I would love to be an employee at the Beresford Cellar Door in Australia's McLaren Vale. Actually I lie. I would love to be a visitor at the Beresford Cellar Door. Can I try the 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon? Design by Enoki.