Category Archives: My Life

My Masters Balcony Makeover – The ‘After’

My Masters Balcony Makeover – The ‘After’

There’s nothing more satisfying than a good makeover. I love the challenge of creating a useful space full of light and colour. I love the challenge even more so when the original space is small and dark and uninspiring  … and rather dull. This balcony, in our urban space in West End Brisbane, was all ofContinue Reading

For The Love Of Planter Boxes

For The Love Of Planter Boxes

I think oversized planter boxes just make an entrance … especially if there is symmetry involved! Even appropriately-sized window boxes can make a statement and add that final touch. Look at the detail in these … not to mention the glorious trims and shingles. Heartstopping. One of my all time favourites. Look at the detailContinue Reading

My Masters Balcony Makeover – The ‘Before’

My Masters Balcony Makeover – The ‘Before’

Sponsored by Masters Home Improvement and Nuffnang. We have happily settled into our little space in West End and we are getting used to the rhythm of urban life … waking to the birds, the weekday building site cacophony and the Brazilian drum classes that go on for hours on the weekends! … not toContinue Reading

This Week

This Week

It’s been a perfect week. It’s school holidays, so I am spending whatever time I can with my boys … before things get busy again. We’re getting out and about on our bikes, enjoying the beautiful weather and exploring our local neighbourhood … and meeting our neighbours! … We’ve spent some time at Gran’s …Continue Reading

A Sunday Jaunt To The Hamptons

A Sunday Jaunt To The Hamptons

It’s been a very eventful week. My boys have finished the school term, after putting in a huge effort. Eldest is now as sick as a dog. It’s always the way, isn’t it? The body holds on just enough to get through the stress of exams and then collapses. Poor thing. He always spends hisContinue Reading

Elevations

Elevations

Met with my Architect and Building Designer last night. Yes I have two! #blessed I was in my element. Brief: low porch, balconies to capture the city views, gables, eave returns, dormers, pickets, stone paths, transoms, mudroom, great room, beautiful staircase, library, nooks. Getting it out of my head and onto their paper? … IContinue Reading

Bit Exciting

Bit Exciting

Today, I am going to be in my element, communicating this beautiful home, that I have had in my head for the past 3+ years, to my architect.   The possibility of eave returns … … and dormers … … a nice staircase … … interesting garage doors ….  … and maybe even a roundContinue Reading

The Kindness Of Strangers

The Kindness Of Strangers

Well the trampoline didn’t quite fit in our inner-city, urban courtyard …. not with enough clearance for this Mother to feel at peace with it all ….too close to the water tank. I could just see catastrophe. I put my foot down, despite the pleading …. and so I had to find an alternative. IContinue Reading

Commencing Project 333

Commencing Project 333

Ok, so I did the big Project 333 ‘edit’ over the weekend … and whittled my wardrobe down to 33 items, to wear over 3 months … 33 and 3! I didn’t include underwear, sleep wear, my running gear … or stuff that I lounge about in at home … or any jewellery. This isContinue Reading

Monday Nook

Isn’t this a cute little kitchen? Doubles up as a bar and servery too. All so functional and elegant. Smaller living. Lovely. Happy Monday! A-M xx