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Entries in Australia (1909)


Stalking poolside living in Paddington

It's almost de rigueur to have a pool in Australia. Well if not a strict rule then a definite want. The idea of spilling out of an open plan family living/dining/kitchen area to an al fresco entertaining space beside a pool is top of our wish list. My wish list would be complete if there was also a heritage building attached. An inner-city Sydney suburb would sweeten the deal. Something a little like this Paddington house. I don't even have to live in the house. Perhaps they'll let me take up residence in the studio at the end of the garden. Link here while it lasts.

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Wishing for Watsons Bay

It's Monday. There I said it, the dreaded "M" word. The end of the weekend and the start of another dreary working week. But wait! There is a way we can escape the drudgery of yet another Monday. Time for a virtual escape to Sydney's Watson Bay, to a stylish house with an iconic view and just a few steps from one of the city's best fish restaurants. What's even better is that the house is part of the Contemporary Hotels' luxurious stable of vacation homes. Maybe we can book it for next Monday.

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Bathroom love

Straight to my inspiration file. One day (hopefully soon) my bathroom renovations will begin. By Tasmanian interior designer Lydia Maskiell.


The view

When the view is so spectacular why try to compete with your interior design? You'll only come off second best. Instead be understated, sophisticated, complementary. Love the subtle cloud references in this stylishly simple apartment in Sydney by Ioanna Lennox Interiors. I'm quite sure living here would at times be like living in the clouds.

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Golden glow

Edgy, cool and glamorous. If the copper in the kitchen of this extension to what is a heritage home isn't enough bling for you, wait until you see the gold ceiling. Minimalist, luxurious, impeccably detailed, highly functional and unique in it's materiality - Adelaide Residence 4 by Enoki.

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