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Monday
Nov122012

Simon Griffiths

Natural light. That lovely filtered light that wakes you through the filmy curtains. The strong shaft of bright light that moves across your kitchen table as the day ages. It's warm and sweet, soft and welcoming. I love to see rooms captured in natural light. Like a beautiful face without makeup. Real and lovely. No artifice, loads of personality. I'm really liking photographer Simon Griffith's photographs. The rooms are welcoming and gentle. No special effects. Just beautiful spaces captured beautifully.

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Saturday
Nov102012

Stalking history on a Saturday

Today I'm stalking interior design history. High atop The Princeton building in Double Bay, Sydney is the penthouse apartment home of one of the most recognisable figures in Australian interior design Leslie Walford AM. Occupying the entire top floor of the 1939 Art Deco  building, the 500sqm penthouse sanctuary commands uninterrupted northerly harbour views to Manly. Walford ,who died this year, set the taste and style of Sydney's eastern suburbs through the '60s and '70s. If Florence Broadhurst was the style maven of the beau monde decorating scene then Walforde was interior design doyen of the establishment. His was an eclectic mix of antique furniture, Australian art, rich oriental rugs and objet sourced from around the world. His penthouse home is a time capsule of a life well lived, of style and grace and another time. If you have the rumored $4.5+ million it is for sale here. The contents are being auctioned at Mossgreen on November 18.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Heather Nette King

Melbourne-based stylist Heather Nette King is one lucky lady. She has styled some of the most refreshing, inviting and unique spaces I have seen in a loooooong time. She brings the spaces to life and makes them REAL. I'm smitten.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Stalking the old with the new

Today's second real estate stalking finds me pounding the virtual pavements of Armadale, Melbourne. A renovation and extension of a Tudor style period house has caught me eye. From its dark exterior and stylish garden to the sophisticated open plan living. Glass gym in the backyard anyone? Perhaps watching TV in the media room from the pool? I would love to see this home photographed sympathetically. Please, please, pretty please professional real estate photographers in Australia stop with the HDR over tweaked photos. We get it. You want a dramatic effect but it's like bad cosmetic surgery ... fake and unattractive. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Stalking weekenders on the dark side

midcenturyjo@yahoo.com.au Message flagged Wednesday, 7 November 2012 2:03 PM Imagine a little cottage in the country. A weekend retreat. An escape. Do your imaginings turn to nightmares at the thought of chintz and yellow pine, old iron beds and shabby chic armoires? You're a minimalist. You like it clean lined and modern with nary a whiff of dried flowers and old advertising signs, thrifted tat and dust catchers. I have found your perfect tree change getaway. Simple, stylish and with a scarcity of scatter cushions. A small black cottage on acreage with studio accommodation for guests. After all if you dislike clutter that much it might be best to keep your friends a few metres away ;) The first of two real estate stalkings for today. At Wheatsheath, just outside the spa town of Daylesford in Victoria. But you are too late. Someone has just bought it. Link here.

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