Browsing category Inspiration

Blue Tile Love


Looking for some tile inspiration for your next bathroom, bar or kitchen? How about blue? … Royal Blue? Navy Blue? Oxford Blue? Midnight Blue? My favourite ‘dramatic’ blues! So striking! Especially in high gloss! Or even with a softer touch of cornflower blue, robin’s egg or duck egg blue! I so love this!  … the

Success and Soul Soothing


I don’t read too many blogs these days … but there is one that I have delivered to my inbox every day. Every post lifts my heart. Check out ‘Be More With Less’ and Courtney’s two latest posts, that have really resonated with me …. Living With Less, The New Definition of Success, HERE 7

Farmhouse Dreaming


Every now and then, when the screech of the brakes of the 199 bus (pulling up at the bus stop right outside my little West End cottage) remind me that I live a very urban life, I dream of this! A life like this is just a ‘drool’ for me at this stage in my

Black Trims


  Inspired by black trims this afternoon, whilst catching up on some paperwork! It’s funny the rabbit holes you find yourself going down when you start a search online for something completely different! So striking and bold …  … and soothing and serene! Of course, I do have a stash of my favourites over on my

Village Charm


Beautiful ‘Palmetto Bluff’ is a gated residential community of 22,000 acres, set around the picture perfect village green of ‘Wilson Village’ in South Carolina. The developers enlisted the architectural firm, Historical Concepts, to create a charming village that would serve as the hub of the community. Their vision was inspired by the architecture of the

Cape Cod Inspiration


I think we are long overdue for some serious ‘Cape Cod’ inspiration here. So what better than the Cape Cod style, HGTV Dream Home 2015, in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts?! Shingles. Love them. And it is just as gorgeous out the back! The detail! Love the lanterns. Look at the gorgeous outdoor shower! They have really

Gold Kitchen Hardware


  I am seriously crushing on the rise and rise of gold/copper/metal everything at the moment. Surely it’s going to stay and not just be a fleeting trend? It’s so ‘forever’ in my books. In the gold hardware department, I can’t think of anything more glamorous for a kitchen. It takes the whole aesthetic up

Halcyon House


Last week, I had the opportunity to stay at the beautiful new boutique hotel, Halcyon House, right on Cabarita Beach, on the NSW north coast. Halycon House is a complete renovation of the old Cabarita Hideaway Motel. I remember the old motel and I remember the beautiful arches! … which they kept! Fabulous! With the

About ‘A-M’

This is where I muse about home design, real estate, interiors and life with my boys. I am starting my next house build, 'The Next House That A-M Built', and hope to have some action on site in January 2018. While I am building I will continue to run my Real Estate agency, 'Cape Cod Residential', through which I stage, style and sell beautiful homes all over Brisbane, Australia. I have an unrivalled staging inventory which enables me to present all manner of homes in their absolute best light for sale. It brings me such joy to be able to do Real Estate so differently and achieve great results for my clients. I am so grateful to be living such a creative and exciting life ... that I have created through blood, sweat, tears and physio appointments!
A-M xx

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The first 'House That A-M Built' -Home Beautiful Cover, May 2010

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