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Isn't meant to be

My husband and I are in the process of apartment hunting. Or rather we were until we decided to buy farm equipment for our business instead. Thought we’d put the hunt off for a few more months. What always happens when you’ve just spent a fist full of cash? The perfect place lands in your internet lap. I’ve found it and I can’t have it. The auction is in 2 weeks. It would have been at the top of our price range but possible unless a bidding war broke out. I love it. I think it would look great in a boho Scandinavian vibe. I’ve placed all my belongings in their perfect spots and chosen a few different colours. All in my imagination. Guess that’s where they’ll stay unless .....

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P.S. Forgive me if I don't give the exact link. Don't want any competition in case we go for it.
P.P.S. Anna is this some of your work?


Can I live here please?

This apartment by Messana O'Rorke combines loft space and the renovation of of an existing sprinkler tank house into an urban retreat. A spiral staircase leads to the roof top terrace and THAT tank house. Love it all. So want to live here!


Words cannot describe......

how much I love this house! Greg Natale has done it again. Bold, glamorous and oozing attitude this 1940s family home was renovated and furnished by Greg and his team and is the latest project featured on his inspiring website. It's a sophisticated mix of traditional pieces, design classics, lush colour and pattern, lots of glorious glam pattern. Thanks for the pictures Greg!


Hello Mr Bank Manager

It’s a tedious and mostly fruitless job searching real estate websites looking for the perfect apartment. Not big enough, too expensive, absolutely hideous. Then I forgot to put a price maximum in the search details. The world was brighter for a few seconds until I realised my error. But I did find this beauty. Built in 1927 in the Spanish Mission style “Craigston” was Brisbane’s earliest high rise apartment building. The fifteen room apartment occupies the entire top floor and overlooks the historic windmill precinct parkland and the Brisbane CBD. Now I just have to find the $2.2 million. (By the way that’s $1.8 million US.)

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Bus roll brag

Image from Inside Out, photographer Prue Ruscoe, stylist Megan Morton.

One of my favourite things is bus or tram destination rolls. Love the black and white typeface. Imagine my surprise when I opened the autumn/winter decorating and renovating guide from Inside Out. There was one of MY vintage Sydney bus rolls. I produced a series of these a couple of years back and sold them through Shop 73 in James St. All gone, no more except a set in my living room and a few metres I'm saving for a special day. Makes me want to start on the Brisbane bus rolls I have squirrelled away.