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Thursday
Oct052017

Oh Mama!

An apartment perched on the rooftop of an old factory in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Redfern, a modern oasis a hand's stretch away from the CBD. While the apartment is stunning and so are the views, it's the outdoor spaces that are the true luxury. As the designers SJB describe it it's "a garden that you happened to live in, rather than an apartment surrounded by greenery." And why did I call this post "Oh Mama"? Yes I love the apartment and its garden but my heart belongs to the Big Mama chair.

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Tuesday
Oct032017

A Brisbane apartment by Louise Walsh

More and more of us are living in inner city apartment blocks. Developers relentlessly build more and more of what are often striking buildings on the outside or in the foyer but the apartments themselves are often bland, cookie cutter spaces. Not this West End apartment in Brisbane by Louise Walsh. Edgy and urban, its rich earth tones, layered textures and tribal touches warm the rooms and add personality and style.

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Tuesday
Oct032017

Not your average beach house

A joyous play on colour and pattern, vinatge and new, this MacMasters Beach home by Sydney-based Brett Mickan Interior Design is definitely not your typical beach house. Oh the clichéd nautical and fish motifs may make an appearance here and there but their presence is a tongue-in-cheek reference to holiday living by the sea. This house is all about family fun in the Aussie sun with a nod to your grandparents' beach shack from the 60s combined with modern, casual living.

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Monday
Oct022017

Here ...

...cooking up a storm while some of you perch on the barstools telling me stories about great dinners past or help lay the table. What are we playing on the sound system? Something to boom off those walls? Perfect. Tregoning House, Avalon Beach by Sydney-based architect Daniel Raymond.

Monday
Oct022017

Stalking a warehouse apartment

You can't get much closer to Sydney's CBD than Darlinghurst and That's where I'm stalking today. This is a suburb for the the über cool urbanites and those with deep pockets and I've found them the perfect apartment. No cookie cutter, slap dash, throw it up quick developer's "dream". There's nothing mass produced about the layout and the materials. I'm loving the kitchen and the master bedroom. You?  Link here while it lasts.

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