How To Have The Nicest House In The Street
Symmetry! And what better way than with beautiful topiaries?! There's one thing I know for sure ... from my Real Estate adventures ... first impressions count. Street appeal is everything. Besides keeping your lawns and gardens tidy, and the condition of your home in tip top condition, a striking front entrance can make all the difference. It's a scientific fact that the human mind is constantly drawn to anything that embodies some [more]
Destination Dubai
This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism. Last night, I had a desert dream. It was a vivid experience where I was consciously trying to live in the moment. I was standing on a sand dune, wriggling my toes so I could feel the sand on my feet, my face was turned towards the warm setting sun, my arms were outstretched and my breaths were deep. It must have been Dubai! Dubai[more]
How Cool Is This?
    I have just over one week to go before I head off to Dubai. So while I am preparing for my auction next weekend, arranging furniture installs for real estate listings in the week that I get back, taking phone calls from family members about Christmas presents for nieces and nephews (Christmas? what? so soon?) my thoughts are turning to packing my bags! Isn't this the coo[more]
Monday Nook
What a great idea for a bay window nook ... a couple of elegant Louis XV sofas and a beautiful antique table! I love this! Happy Monday! A-M xx [more]
Saturday Sensational Kitchen
Black and white kitchen perfection. The floors! The stove! The range hood! Sensational. Sitting on the couch in air-conditioning, surviving a Brisbane G20 heatwave ... working ... procrastinating ... listening to the G20 choppers overhead. It's all happening here in West End/South Brisbane! This, tongue-in-cheek 'Welcome To Brisbane' video made me laugh. Brisbane is the best. I l[more]
Dreaming Of Cold Places
It's about this time of year, when the weather starts to get really hot (and the upcoming weekend forecast is 42 degrees celsius in the shade), that I start to think about snow covered mountains, ice bars, ski lifts and egg nog. Stumbling upon this 'Alpine Lodge' Lifestyle Collection, by Ralph Lauren, doesn't help either. Lush, luxurious and oh so cosy. [more]
Indigo Blue, I Love You
Indigo blue. Lush ... regal ... strong ... confident ... stable and timeless. A versatile, chameleon blue ...  that invokes feelings of coziness, warmth and safety in the winter ...  and a cool, refreshing sense in the summer. Stately ... yet feminine. Oh so lush ....  and bold ... yet de[more]
Mini Subway Tiles
I'm seeing mini subway tiles everywhere these days. And I am loving them. Such a fresh new take on the popular 100 x 200 size subway tile. I still don't think you can ever go wrong with white ... ... although this blue is beyond serene! Love them to the ceiling and back ... ... and mixed with the traditional size. Rustic Shimmery [more]
Monday Nook
Good morning! A porch nook today. I chose this nook purely for the divine shingles. They are the most perfect colour! .... and the window joinery is pretty special too. Everything works ... shingles, window assembly, stripey chairs! We are in the thick of it here, with my eldest approaching his big Anti Maths exams this week. Anticipated Maths is the International Baccalaureate Year 11 and[more]
For The Love Of Pewter
Pewter. Tin and stuff (copper/lead/antimony) ... ... or for those who used to be a Scientist like me? ... an 'alloy' of mostly tin ... and stuff.  It hints of a history, in times that were tough ... and life was short. I feel that it commands respect because of it's origins in Roman times. It was 'the new black' in the 17th/18th centuries. Grrrr. Tou[more]
Today
It's been a busy week in my little business. The best thing about my work is that I start the week knowing that I am going to meet wonderful people, who I have never met before, and embrace exciting opportunities that I did not have last week! This week I have been helping the lovely owners of this beautiful property ready her for market. There was cake in the lead up ... of cour[more]
Hamptons Haven
Pop on over to Cape Cod Residential to see my latest beautiful Hamptons style listing, HERE. I will have it open at 11am tomorrow, Saturday 8th November, 2014. There will be music and lollies! Happy Friday! A-M xx[more]
Hints Of Blue
I posted this beautiful kitchen with hints of blue on Instagram the other day. I love the blue tile splashback ... so I went looking for more kitchens with blue tile splashbacks for more inspiration .... Perfect match with the chairs! Lush! Luminescently serene! Rustic, textured charm. Vibrant! Elegant. One of my favourites. [more]