My Top 8 Tips For Presenting Your Home For Sale
1. Pack now ... as soon as I walk out the door after our appointment! The biggest challenge I come across, when being invited into people's homes, week in week out, is the amount of 'stuff' we choose to live with. Clutter, treasures, keepsakes, necessities. Stuff. It hides, and takes the focus off, all the beautiful features of your home. If you are serious about selling, then you are going to be [more]
Hamptons Splendour
My latest real estate listing is live! This immaculate Hamptons-style family home in Wynnum offers so many living permutations and combinations! (can't take the scientist lingo out of me) There are two kitchens! One on each level ... ... so teenagers, grandparents, guests or even parents can retreat and escape each other! Isn't it just gorgeous? #heartstopping in fac[more]
Best of Houzz Award 2015
Bit chuffed that I won the Best Of Houzz Award 2015 in the category of Design. Thank you Houzz. Thank you Real Estate Pics for taking great photos of my stuff. And thank you to my lovely home sellers for letting me loose in your homes and giving me unlimited creative licence! Happy Thursday! A-M xx [more]
Anatomy Of A Perfect Day
Yesterday was perfect. It was my birthday. I had a wander before the dawn, to be alone and to be grateful. The tears came earlier than I thought they would. After I recovered from eldest son's sentiments, my little one clutched his birthday card, saying, 'now keep in mind Mum, while you are reading this, that I am the son NOT doing the International Baccalaureate'. Little darli[more]
Glorious Grey
Take a deep breath before you view this beautiful grey kitchen by Heidi Piron! I love the matte finish. Flawless. Perfect. Love the gold accents in the door hardware and the glasses! It's all in the detail! You can see more of her exquisite work HERE. Happy Saturday! A-M xx [more]
Friday Favourites
Favourite Balconies. I live small. It may not look like it, with my shed full of pretties, but on the home front I prefer the 'less is more' mantra ... when it comes to the things I surround myself with, my living spaces and the size of my wardrobe. Less mess ... with less things, less choices to make, less cleaning time, less clutter. I enjoy living on my little inner city balconi[more]
Monday Nook
How about a little kitchen nook today, from a home I am listing for sale soon in Wynnum? Can't wait to share it with you! Happy Monday! A-M xx [more]
Dubai As A Destination, Not Just A Stopover
During my little holiday at the beach the week before last, after working through Christmas, I decided that I am going to schedule in definite holidays at the end of this year. It's so easy to find excuses as to why one should not holiday when you run your own business. You don't get paid if you don't work, you don't get leave loading... and you can't leave your work behind... it[more]
Here are few little vignettes that I created for my latest property listing that has just gone live. Even a touch of produce from my little inner city balcony garden! It's all in the details! You can see the listing HERE. A-M xx Images Courtesy Real Estate Pics [more]
High School
 I am sure I am not the only school Mum who didn't sleep last night. My baby is starting high school and I am scared and excited and a little bit sad to say good-bye to an era. The years are flying by and my little boys are growing into men. This first day of prep school seems like yesterday. Cheeky monkey. He still is. My sweet, sweet boy. Serious nostalgi[more]
Parterre Please
One day I will have a Parterre. I will. Somewhere. Hedges and symmetry and gravel paths and pretty, tiny flowers ...  ... so I can still have my urban life, be close to everything, hang out in my local digs ... but have an elegant, stylish, ordered garden. A bit of French Renaissance, in inner city Brisbane! It could even be a pretty, hedged path to the fr[more]
Thursday Nook
Small living can be just so beautiful. This sweet little nook is the work of Anna Carin Design in Sydney, Australia. I am drawn to her clean lines, Scandinavian accents and her love of white. You can see more of her work HERE. Happy Thursday! A-M xx [more]
For The Love Of Black Muntins
To me, a window isn't a window unless it has 'muntins', and 'lights'. Muntins are the slender bars that divide a window into a grid of smaller panes of glass ('lights'). Muntins are sometimes called sashes or glazing bars too. Now black muntins in between white mullions (the big bits of wood dividing the windows) are even more heartstopping in the world according to A-M! [more]
Afternoon Tea In The Chalet
The day I went skiing at Ski Dubai in the Mall Of The Emirates was a pretty amazing day. After we had skied the slopes of Dubai and kissed a penguin or two, we headed to the beautiful Kempinski Hotel at the Mall Of The Emirates for a buffet lunch. See how the ski slopes of Ski Dubai merge with the Mall and the Hotel, in the above picture? It's amazing architecture! You can see the[more]
The House That A-M Built – Year 8!
Popped into Justine's this morning for breakfast, as she has just opened her doors again after her Christmas break, and the locals asked me if my blog was broken! They said the last post showing up was the 23rd December! Ooops, blog is not broken, life just got really busy! Time got away from me over the past 2 weeks while I was busy staging, styling and then listing a home just befor[more]
I Skied Dubai
Last time I was passing through Dubai, I marvelled at the slopes of the Dubai ski fields (Ski Dubai) through the windows of a cozy restaurant in the Mall Of The Emirates, while I ate my lunch. This time I skied them! It was a fabulous experience! ... and even better because I was the first one down them for the day, so the snow was smooth and perfect. I didn't crash once. [more]