The Most Exciting Competition Ever
This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism It's been terribly hard keeping this wonderful travel opportunity a secret over the past few weeks, while everything was being finalised .. but now I can blab! I am heading to exquisite desert lands .... ... where skyscrapers soar so high that you have to lie on the ground to get them in shot ... ... where shimmering yachts of the grandest magnitude briefly block your [more]
An English Country Life
I have just listed a beautiful country home, on 10 acres in Ormeau Hills, half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The views up on The Plateau are to die for. My first open home is this Saturday, 1st November, at 3pm. 159 The Plateau, Ormeau Hills. All the details can be found here. Sweet dreams. A-M xx[more]
My Footballing Gymnast
My little gymnast got into the Football School of Excellence Program at his new high school for next year! He got through! There were only 25 places and he was a bit worried that they would not consider him as he does not play for a club any more, due to his gym-ing 4 x week. Everyone else was currently enrolled in a club. Oh, there was lots of screaming when we opened the envelope t[more]
Cape Cod Style
I'm heading off this morning to the beautiful Cape Cod-style home I am selling in The Gap. It's a home that has really captured my heart. As you would be well aware, if you have visited my blog often over the past 7 years or so, New England/Cape Cod/Hamptons style homes have always been my architectural passion. Cape Cod architecture is pretty special. I love that it has humble [more]
Pretty As A Picture
I popped around to the house that I have just recently sold in Sherwood, to pack up some pretties and move them on to the next home that I am styling and selling ... and the bougainvillea just took my breath away. It only had buds on it when we were getting the home ready for sale and look at it now! I just wanted to share it here as it makes my blog look pretty too! Isn't i[more]
A Highlight Reel, If Ever There Was One
Such an exciting week around these parts! Firstly, my beauty at 46 Park Terrace Sherwood went under contract, after 3 days on the market. My delighted sellers and buyers put me on such a high to start the week. Next, my sweet boy not only took out the subject prizes for IB (International Baccalaureate) French Ab Initio and High Level Psychology but he received the Award for Academic Exc[more]
Cape Cod Beauty
I had a magical night last night, preparing a beautiful Cape Cod style home in The Gap for market. You can see more over at my Cape Cod Residential site HERE. A-M xx[more]
Apartment Gardening
A lot is happening in our little balcony garden/s. How good is Spring? Everything grows! Even if you have a black thumb! Water and sunshine help. And we have that covered! Happy Sunday! A-M xx [more]
This Week. The Best Bits.
Hanging out with great people in the homes I am selling. iTunes Radio! My new balcony fairy lights. The paintings in a beautiful home I visited this week. My Friday Haloumi at Justine's .... ... and my coffee shop 'counsel', who always set me on the right track for the next week. It takes a village! Spring in my hood. Home brew. Ho[more]
Monday Nook
A few days back I wrote a blog post on my thoughts on console styling, as I had 3 consoles to consider in the next home I was staging and styling for sale. This is the living room console nook, created for my property for sale at 46 Park Terrace in Sherwood, here in Brisbane. These are the professional photographs taken by my photographer (Real Estate Pics) who understands my need for photo[more]
Charming Sherwood
Pop on over to my Cape Cod Residential real estate site to see my latest property for sale, in beautiful Sherwood Brisbane. It was such a divine property to style and I had so much fun creating lovely spaces to show off her wonderful features. I am taking her to auction on the 1st November 2014 ... unless someone snaps her up before then! You can see all the beautiful photos HERE on my site [more]
Cape Cod Designs Lighting Sale And Other News
Good morning! I'm scheming ... a bigger stock shed. When my current staging stock eventually comes back to me, I will have no room in which to store it. Things have expanded rapidly. So to celebrate my impending move into an additional, glorious, 15 square metres, I am clearing some of my Cape Cod Designs stock in my online store HERE. Just head to the Sale section. I will adding more over [more]
Console Styling
I have 3 consoles to style in the next house I have coming on to the market next week ... so I have been looking for inspiration for styling my bits and pieces. When it comes to consoles, especially entry/foyer ones, I love to start with some symmetry and a couple of beautiful lamps. Then I look for a way to add texture. Some beautiful baskets underneath perhaps for some extra sto[more]