Entries in garden (134)


Lush and green

After a dry, dry winter the rains have come and my garden has sprung to back to life with new growth and a flush of flowers but oh how I wish this Melbourne garden by Ben Scott Garden Design was mine! The front is filled with free flowing plantings, lush and green beneath mature trees. (I'll admit I've always wanted a swing tied to a big old bough.) A more structured garden with alfresco entertaining space, fireplace and kitchen garden completes the space.

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Stalking an architect's home in Sydney

Stalking the Sydney suburb of Paddington a house caught my eye. "Don't I know you from somewhere?" I mused. I'm sure I've been inside before. Then I remembered that I had featured this house by Aileen Sage Architects before. I loved it then and I love it now. It's great seeing how the house and the family have matured over the past few years especially the garden. I also like seeing how a real estate agent perceives the property as opposed to the architect's portfolio photos. Link here while it lasts.

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A country style bed and breakfast

A charming country guesthouse with bare beams above and stone floors with Aubusson rugs underfoot. Think over-plump down-filled pillows on French Provençal chairs to lounge in, scrubbed long tables for dining and everywhere something pretty to catch your eye. Not my usual choice but then a bed and breakfast should be an escape from the everyday urban grind. Interior styling by Susan Burns.

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Richard Lane by Ryan Street

Beautiful, liveable, tailored and timeless. From the its impressive kerb appeal to the simple yet sophisticated interiors this Austin Texas home is one haven. Richard Lane by Ryan Street & Associates with interiors by Elizabeth Stanley.

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You're not going to believe this garden before and after

Sad, sorry and down right ugly, this tired 70s house and garden needed a total makeover. Enter Ascher Smith Exterior Styling and Landscaping based in Perth Western Australia. OMG the after is nothing less than a miracle. A Moroccan vibe with liberal retro references it is the perfect family outdoor space. Love it!

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