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Still stalking

OK I'll fess up. I'm still stalking for homes that I love but don't need to buy and couldn't afford anyway. I'm smitten by this house. It's in my favourite Melbourne suburb, Fitzroy. It's an Italianate-style building from the Victorian era and you can never have enough historic arches and columns on your facade in my opinion. Add to that an instant group of party friends who descend in the evening to indulge in cheese and nibbles while looking covetously at your fabulous home and who seem to be included in the sale. (Check out the video if you don't believe me.) What more could you want? Perhaps a bigger rug in the living room but I'll forgive that because, well, that TV room. Hello! Link here while it lasts.

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Stalking five in a flash

I'm stalking in Melbourne. Actually I'm virtually "standing" in front of Kay & Burton's windows checking out their listing cards. From beach house to mid century to traditional and more. Click on the links under the photos to go to the listings while they last.

Listing here.

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Don't judge a book by its cover. That's the lesson to learn from today's stalking. Outside all Victorian-era historical loveliness, inside award-winning contemporary design. Fresh and innovative with a neutral colour palette and a definite scandi feel. A lot of you will recognise this house but do what the video as it highlights the space beautifully. You can find out more at the listing here while it lasts.

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Inside Out is out

I always look forward to my monthly email from Matilda Duffercy, Senior and Social Editor of Inside Out magazine. It means that another issue of my favourite magazine has hit the news stands. After seeing the sneak peeks she sent over I can't wait to devour the October issue.

This month, the home on the cover is a little special more so than usual; as it also features as the Open For Inspection house. It really is the perfect family home. From the clever storage to the neutral palette, the semi has been totally reinvigorated thanks to a clever renovation by the team at Alexander & Co. It was built by Scott Fairweather of Fairweather Constructions. And the family who live here are lovely and so happy with the finished product. The home was styled by Vanessa Colyer Tay and photographed by Maree Homer. Thanks to West Elm, you can take a video tour of the house.

More info about the project and heaps of pics here.

I've also included a pic from the fantastic kids' party feature. That cake is beyond amazing, and delish, too! It was styled by Jessica Hanson, with food styling by Kristen Wilson and photographed by Sam McAdam-Cooper.

Speaking of kids, how about this awesome wrap-up of the coolest highchairs in town? I visited the set the day of the shoot and it was truly pastel perfection. Our style editor Jessica Hanson has excelled again – she has such a fantastic eye. Photographer Guy Bailey did a great job of capturing the ideal snap. Jessica also styled the beautiful bedroom for a dancer that features.  Sam McAdam-Cooper photographed it.

The October issue sees star stylist Megan Morton offer up loads of her hard-won wisdom on styling a bedroom to fit your needs. All the styling assistance came from a styling workshop she taught, so they could really get a feel for a day on set. Love that pooch on the bed, too. Styling by Megan Morton, production by Katie Randell and photography by Jason Busch.

The issue is a kitchen & bathrooms special, so it's packed with heaps of advice for renovators (and so much visual inspiration, of course). And as it's starting to feel warmer here, we're just so excited for summer. I hope you enjoy the new issue.

The October issue, out today, looks amazing but don't fret if you aren't in Australia. You can read along on ZinioGoogle Play, the Apple Newsstand and Nook.


Potts Point Apartment

I love Potts Point. I think it's my favourite Sydney suburb. Full of history, close to the action and with that frisson of seediness meets money. The perfect base for exploring the harbour city. Now if I could just organise a few days away instead of daydreaming in front of my computer screen I might just have to stay in this fabulous apartment available through Contemporary Hotels. A stylish marriage of old and new.

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