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Sunday
Jun282015

Cottage chic

Summer is here and I am loving every minute of it. Hanging out with the family at my parent's pool ("The Oasis"), barbecues, dinner on patios, the smell of fresh flowers, the sounds of birds chirping...it is definitively cottage season. Sadly there is no longer one in my family (my younger sister had one for a few years and recently sold it), but I continue to dream of owning a cottage one day so I can enjoy the outdoors and OMG another home to decorate!! It seems you can get away with so much more at a cottage. LOL Anyway, Style At Home magazine has a wonderful collection of cottage features so I thought I would share an assortment of my favourite spaces. 

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Friday
Jun262015

Country rustic

This home is heaven. Weathered, textured, treasured, patinaed...it is rustic and worn and magical. Via Homelife (Photos: Mark Roper, Styling: Tessa Kavanagh)

Sunday
Jan112015

A church conversion in Byron Bay

I am taking a quick kitchen-painting break to share this beautiful church conversion in Byron Bay with you. It was featured on the lovely Citizens of the World and is the home of Amanda Callan, Andrew Morris, their son and their side project Church Farm General Store. I absolutely love this conversion. The original windows are gorgeous, the space does not read too much like a church, and they did not modernize it (which often happens and the results typically fail miserably). It is perfect. More details and photos (by Dominic Loneragan) are here

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Friday
Dec192014

Alison Kandler

I needed a little pick me up today, something to take my mind off the fact that I am already completely fed up with winter. These spaces are a bit more country/shabby chic than we typically post but a little diversity never hurts. And these photos make me smile, and think of summer and warmth. Thank you California interior designer Alison Kandler for today's virtual vacation. 

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Thursday
Dec112014

Have we got everything?

Got a good book? Packed your hat? We might do some walking. Definitely the markets. We should be able to pick up some great fresh produce on the drive there so just pack some basics. I plan to cook up a storm in that kitchen. And some really good bath salts. Soaking for an obsecene amount of time is plan B. OK. I think we're ready. Love a weekend away in the country and nothing is more perfect than an historic house and a lush garden setting. Aghadoe Estate, Springmount, Victoria.

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