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  • Chasing the dream – a super stylish Melbourne studio apartment
    I’m real estate scrolling in the Melbourne bayside suburb of St Kilda and I think I’ve found the perfect pied-à-terre but it’s more than just somewhere to drop your bags and head out into cosmopolitan city. Small in size but definitely big in style. No wonder because this bijou gem is the work of interior stylist Lynda Gardener.  It’s going to auction next month. Seriously tempted. Link here while it lasts. ... Read more »
  • Haute eclectic in Saint-Germain-des-Près
    Haute eclectic in its finest form in a jaw-dropping apartment in Saint-Germain-des-Près designed by Stéphane Olivier. The mix of Italian and Scandinavian mid-century furnishings is stunning with the architectural features. I could certainly do without the rhino head though (Photos: Gilles Trillard) ... Read more »
  • Latest from Robert Stilin
    I have spent many years working at this blog, and hunting down photos of beautiful interiors. It tends to leave you a bit underwhelmed at times, and craving some creativity and uniqueness. New York based interior design genius Robert Stilin is one of those designers who makes me want more. I stare at his photos, try to move on to something else, then go back to inspect every inch of his spaces again in case I missed something the first time. This pattern repeats itself about 8 times. And only then am I satiated. The unique vintage furnishings, the... Read more »
  • A modern barnhouse
    I have always loved that first image. I posted it way back here. It’s Tregoning House at Avalon Beach, Sydney by architect Daniel Raymond. The sad thing is that for ages it was the only glimpse of the large barn like extension that I could find. Somehow I just knew that I would love the rest of the house. Raymond is now a director, along with Thomas Martin, of Rama Architects and it’s there my wish was granted. More photos!! ... Read more »
  • Garden groove
    It’s my favourite time of the year here in my subtropical home … or should that be garden? Autumn is neither too hot or too cold here. We may not have much in the way of spectacular autumn colour but instead the garden continues to grow and thrive. With daytime maximums in the mid 20s (Celsius) and nights only dipping to low teens dare I say it’s almost like a European summer. Living in such a paradise it’s easy to see why my mind is full of garden inspiration. My latest plans are heavily influenced by these two fabulous... Read more »






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