Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On the market...

My weekend real estate stalking has uncovered this landmark home in one of Brisbane's riverside suburbs which has been listed for sale. Its grand proportions are evident from the formal landscaped gardens as you enter through the beautiful iron gates. The home has recently undergone 4 years of renovations.

The beautiful antique gates (and no these are not the main entry gates) open as you anticipate what lies in the garden beyond...

The french provincial style kitchen

The dining room, sitting room and library lead off the grand foyer and hallway.

one of the four bathrooms...

The back terrace overlooks the swimming pool and Brisbane river beyond.

While I prefer to live in a home which is a little more casual than this, I appreciate the design and it is always a treat to see into these iconic homes, I absolutely adore the landscaped gardens and its architectural elements.

You can see more images of the home here.

Well if you were thinking of putting in an offer, it is already under contract....maybe next time!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Beautiful Weekend....

I am glad it is Friday evening here now and the weekend has begun. We have been having wonderful warm winter days here at the moment so we are going on a picnic tomorrow.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! Ax

{image via Mabley Handler Interiors}

Monday, July 20, 2009


Hope you are all having a fabulous start to the week. I thought I would share these beautiful images by Ann Lindberg who takes the most spectacular photo's! I think there is something wonderful about the simplicity and light in this room. I am loving the grouping of artwork, the parquet floors and the combination of the flowers and wallpaper.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fresh Traditional...

These lovely room images are from the portfolio of Austin Harrelson a Miami based design firm. He has been previously named by House Beautiful as one of "America's Top Young Designers".

I LOVE built in bookshelves - they would have to be one of my favourite architectural features! The bordered detail around the roman blinds is beautiful. I have been using bordered Romans in a few of my projects recently and love the way they look in a room.

a room has to have a gorgeous posy of flowers....

I love the use of two different chairs around the antique table and the use of the zinc lantern.

For me the bedroom, although you cannot see much of it, looks very comfortable and practical - not too "designed".

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Weekend...

photographer Joanna Henderson

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend...x

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Aerin's Style

I am loving the latest pictures of Aerin Lauder's Hamptons house which features in this month's Elle Decor magazine. I adore her vintage Frances Elkins Loop bar stools!

I have blogged about her bedroom before as she used Michael Devine fabric on the walls and bedskirt which is available in Australia through Oliveaux....this image shows another angle of the room. I love how it is really simple allowing the fabric to make a great statement. I also like the boarder detail on the curtains.

A beautiful and feminine dressing room in her apartment...Love the curtains and wallpaper.

The boys bedroom they have used a stunning green wallpaper and I like the border and monogram of yellow on the bed linen.

Friday, July 3, 2009

My weekend inspiration....

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. It is school holidays here this week so we have been busy trying to squeeze in some activities as well as a bit of work. Thank you all so much for your beautiful comments this week. It is very inspiring and encouraging to read them all. Sometimes progress seems a little slow when you are renovating so thank you!!

I have found these beautiful gardens in Sydney designed by Landart and am using these as inspiration for my yard. I hope to spend the weekend doing some work in my garden...if only they were in Brisbane I would let them come and work their magic in my yard....hopefully one day it will resemble something these.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!!