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Wednesday
Nov232016

An Australian beachside luxe family home

Just because it's a family home doesn't mean you can't have those extra touches, the luxe finishes, the custom cabinetry, the well considered design. Sydney- based multi-disciplinary design studio The Designory gets it just right with this Bronte house. Love the open plan living, the fabulous kitchen, the rumpus room opening to the garden but most of all it's about the details for me. Did you notice the shoe storage under the custom wardrobes?

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Monday
Nov142016

Here

Let's talk about this room. Walls of white and all those windows. Light dancing across the floor. Green lamps playing against the greenery just outside. Love it. You can see more of this wonderful house by Annette English & Associates here.

Tuesday
Oct112016

My living room makeover - part 1

Last week I shared my dining room makeover here and here, and today I wanted to share my now dark and dramatic living room. I have featured little bits and pieces of it over the past year or so but I never had all the finishing touches done (like trim, and painting out the fireplace tile) until recently. It was finally time to snap some photos and do a little feature on the blog. This is now my favourite room in the house and I am really stoked at the result, even if it will never REALLY be finished because as I mentioned last week, I'm always on the hunt for that "perfect" item. Ok, so here is a before shot:

This photo was taken right after we moved in. Gross taupe walls, even grosser yellow/orange oak floors, mahogany varnished trim and terracotta coloured dirty fireplace tiles.

Everything has been replaced, re-painted or re-stained. The floors, like in the dining room, were stripped and re-stained with Minwax's Classic Grey. The walls are Farrow & Ball's Downpipe with Plummett on the ceiling. These 2 colours are incredible and in my top 5 colours of all time. Especially Downpipe - it can look green, yellow, blue, black depending on the amount of light coming in the room. 

Sources: The unit next to my desk is vintage Marc Held for Prisunic, manufactured by Flair. Vintage Panton S chair by Vitra. Ikea Alex desk. Artemide Tizio lamp from GR Shop. Vintage Jieldé wall mount light via eBay. Tall plastic plant stand from Plust Collection by Euro3plast from Alteriors. Console table legs by Pretty Pegs. Table top by Daff Design. Featuring former ferals Bernie and Frankie. 

This vase is from a local shop now closed, and used to be a really bad minty green. I spray painted it glossy grey. Funky little dried pineapple flowers from blumenstudio

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Friday
Sep092016

Weekend getaway

In my dreams you'll find me here, kicking off my weekday worries at the door like a pair of shoes. My hardest decision at this Palm Beach house on Sydney's Northern Beaches would be whether to stay in or venture down to the village or perhaps to one of the two beaches just minutes from the door. In my dreams life is really tough. You don't have to use your imagination though. The Pavilion House is available for holiday let through Contemporary Hotels.

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Friday
Aug192016

Seamless beauty

"An elegant background for everyday living." That's what Brooklyn-based architectural firm Bangia Agostinho strive to create and I can't get enough. This extensive renovation in Carroll Gardens takes the building back to its beautiful, simple bones and seamlessly inserts the perfect living space for a modern family so that traditional and contemporary complement and enhance.

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