Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Nantucket Summer House



I have a penchant for blue that is increasing by the minute, in fact in a few weeks time I may, and I state, "may", take the plunge and try painting an area in my house a similar colour to the hallway above. For me blue is the perfect contrast to white and immediately has me thinking about summer holidays and wouldn't it be lovely to have a summer holiday feeling year round.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Colour and Pattern Rule In a Beachside Apartment


I don't want people to think that I am not about colour, I do realise that most of the homes I feature tend to have a neutral palette, or feature blue and white. However, I actually love colour as long as it doesn't overpower. This gorgeous Sydney, beach-side apartment, is the perfect example of infusing colour and pattern using artwork, textiles and rugs.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Pillowtalk - Ideas For Creating an Inviting Bed

Above: Anna Carin Design - Photography by Amanda Prior

Are you a stacker, or do you prefer your pillows upright? Do you mix and match patterns and textiles or prefer plain, do you co-ordinate or contrast? How many pillows/cushions do you prefer, four, five or more? Or, maybe this all sounds far too complicated. There is no right or wrong way to dress a bed, however there is definitely a way of making a bed look more inviting, so I set out to discover some well dressed beds.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Kitchen Inspiration Week 2 - A Must see Kitchen


I was working on a post for this weeks kitchen inspiration on 'traditional meets contemporary', when I stumbled upon this gorgeous kitchen and decided it was worthy of a post of its own.

Monday, 19 January 2015

A Blogger's Coastal Cottage


I spotted a coastal cottage on Apartment Therapy, it reminded me a little of my home and my own collection of blue and white china.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Bungalow - From Heritage To Contemporary


Growing up in New Zealand I wanted to live in one of those cute little villas you see in the Auckland suburbs of Ponsonby, however, when we were searching for the perfect do up, we ended up with a 1930's bungalow in a tree lined street in Mt Albert. Although it didn't have quite the same exterior charm as a villa, we found the interior more spacious and loved the built in features. The NZ bungalow is now the focus of a major new book about NZ bungalow architecture, 'Bungalow From Heritage to Contemporary', a stunning book I was keen to review.