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Australian Interior Designer, Natalee Bowen's take on Hampto

Above: Sub tropical palms bring an instant coastal feel to a homeOne of my favourite designers a little closer to home is Natalee Bowen, based in Pert...
08-03-2018 19:09

Which Shade of Blue Denotes a Restful Interior

 Design by Cottage Company of Harbor SpringsBlue and white are my favourite combination, however as blue comes in many shades and tones, what blue wo...
22-02-2018 19:09

Perfectly Charming Home in Balboa

I cannot praise the designers at Black Band enough, everything they touch is just so perfect, from the grandest homes to more modest projects, design...
02-02-2018 19:07

Coastal Style on Lido Island

Three of my favourite things, Blackband design, blue and white and coastal style, add them together and you have a beautifully designed coastal inter...
08-01-2018 19:10

Adding Character to a Home with Solid Wood Flooring

Above - My 1940\'s cottage with solid wood floorsIf you are building a new house or renovating, one way to add charm and character is with solid wood ...
20-12-2017 19:09

Mud Spaces for Small Hallways

1. The perfect mini mudroom - image by Charlie Kingham Not everyone has the luxury of a separate mudroom, however, with some thoughtful design, even ...
13-12-2017 19:08

A Bold Take on a San Diego Beach Cottage

Image via CM Natural Designs CompanyA beach cottage should be decorated in a relaxed style, however that doesn\'t mean you can\'t inject some colour a...
05-12-2017 19:08

A Traditional Style Bathroom with a Modern Touch

This is a bathroom that goes above and beyond a small space for passing through. The designer has put her creative and architectural knowledge into ...
19-10-2017 19:12

A Modern Take on Chinoiserie

1. A chinoiserie design painted cabinetChinoiserie, a strange word some might say, others may conjure up a mix of patterns depicting birds and flowers...
07-10-2017 19:08

Hamptons Style on the Sunshine Coast

Although we Kiwi\'s claim the \'pavlova\' as ours, looking at this gorgeous Sunshine Coast home, I believe that Hamptons style may have snuck into Aus...
04-09-2017 19:07

Unique Gifts and Homeware

1. Fur and Flowers dog doormat - US$25Often it is hard to find that perfect gift or special item for the home that is not mass produced, so when I dis...
25-08-2017 19:09

Designers Guild - William Yeoward Philippine Wallpapers

1I can\'t get enough blue and white in my home, so when I saw Designers Guild\'s William Yeoward Philippine Wallpapers, it was instant love and instan...
14-08-2017 19:09

Indah Island's Blue and White Style

If you follow my blog you will know I am totally obsessed by blue and white interiors, a timeless combination that never fails to transport me to holi...
08-08-2017 19:07

Decorating a Holiday Rental - The Kitchen/Dining Space

Above: A holiday rental in Alabama with cabinets by Vance and Sons Want to find out how to create a desirable holiday home on a limited budget, today...
26-07-2017 19:06

A Transitional Home in California

Image via Thomas Towne ReavyAs a design blogger I am exposed to many styles and without a doubt I am drawn to interiors with a more transitional look....
14-07-2017 19:08

Decorating a Holiday Rental - Part One, Living Room

This holiday rental was designed by Vanessa Wood Interiors The past few weeks I have been focusing on rental properties with advice on curb appeal, h...
29-06-2017 19:07

Photographing a Holiday Rental

Above - A holiday rental beautifully styled and photographed for a client by Vanessa Wood InteriorsMy blog is very much about beautiful images and t...
21-06-2017 19:08

A Nantucket Beach House

I haven\'t posted a house tour for a couple of weeks, so I thought you would enjoy touring this gorgeous Nantucket beach house.This beautiful home has...
19-06-2017 19:14

Home Staging a Rental Property

The perfect living room - Image via Last week I posted tips to attract the right tenants to your rental property, focusing on it\'s exterior and curb...
10-06-2017 19:06

Curb Appeal - First Impressions

Image via They say, "first impressions count", and this couldn\'t be closer to the truth when it comes to the curb appeal of a home, I don\'t just me...
25-05-2017 19:12

Upholstered Headboard Inspiration

Image via Designer, Public/PrivateA couple of years ago I posted a tutorial on a simple DIY upholstered headboard with step by step instructions. I u...
03-05-2017 19:11

Hamptons Style in Queensland

Today I want to share a gorgeous home, a bit closer to home, well only 3 hours flight away in Queensland, Australia. Hamptons is a classic, timeless ...
24-04-2017 19:13

Blue and White Mediterranean Style

I\'ve always said no matter where you live, country, seaside or suburbs, you can evoke a feeling of being anywhere with thoughtful interior and garden...
14-04-2017 19:08

Beautiful Hamptons Beach House - Part Two

Earlier this week I shared the most gorgeous Hamptons beach house, there were so many images, I didn\'t get a chance to post all of them, however, I p...
18-03-2017 19:05

Beautiful Hamptons Beach House - Part One

This stunning home epitomises all that a beach house should be with its calm, coastal appeal, yet at the same time it feels sophisticated and its lig...
14-03-2017 19:06

Making an Entrance - A Black Door

Just as a white door can look striking against a black or grey house, a black door against white or pale grey paintwork can look amazing. However, if ...
06-03-2017 19:07

Summer Loving, Los Angeles - Summer Patio Ideas

1. Above - Light grey is a great colour for the exterior of a house. If you have other out buildings in view, keep the same colour palette.Since my li...
14-02-2017 19:18

Modern Farmhouse - A Fresh Take on Farmhouse Style

Photo by Lindye Galloway DesignA little traditional, a little modern...No offence to those who feel a farmhouse should be shabby chic or rustic, a new...
03-02-2017 19:11

An East Hamptons Cottage

1The photographer of this charming cottage certainly tweaked my interest when I saw this shot, these cute little guys may look a bit apprehensive abou...
24-01-2017 19:11

Black and White Never Fails to Impress

Photography - Mark PinkertonBlack and white is a powerful combination but how much is too much and how can it be softened to create a beautiful interi...
16-01-2017 19:06

The Perfect Home Office/Study 'Nook'

I am finally back after a long Christmas/New Year break from blogging and I\'ve have had a pretty lazy holiday, apart from Christmas day where I had 1...
09-01-2017 19:10

A Christmas House Tour

I love to peek inside the homes of other bloggers, especially when they are decked out for the holidays, these talented people may not be trained inte...
22-12-2016 19:17

A Colourful Christmas House Tour

Pops of pink (raspberry), gold and green are used throughout this home as a theme for their Christmas decorating.Maria Killam has designed this home f...
15-12-2016 19:08

Are you Looking for Christmas Decorating Ideas - Traditional

Keeping it simple with candy stripe ribbon - Image by Tobi Fairley Interior Design My Christmas decorations are usually out in full force by now b...
13-12-2016 19:06

Beyond this Facade - Lies a Garden Guest House

Beyond the facade of this Stockbridge townhouse, lies a charming, garden, guest cottage, I currently have an obsession with garden buildings after com...
02-12-2016 19:08

A Contemporary, Californian Farmhouse

As a design blogger, I am constantly looking at beautiful homes and gathering ideas for myself and others and I believe this exposure has influenced m...
22-11-2016 19:11

The Perfect English, Country Cottage

The epitome of an English, country cottage conjures images of those pictures we see on chocolate boxes and English postcards. Quaint, thatched roof bu...
09-11-2016 19:12

An Italian style Villa in Greece

Of course a Greek bathroom has to be marbleToday I thought I\'d whisk you away to the blue skies and azure seas of Greece, where a short stroll away f...
04-11-2016 19:09

An English Coastal Cottage in Beaulieu

 symmetry is perfect for an entrance, it creates a sense of balance and is the perfect introduction Most coastal homes featured on my blog are usual...
26-10-2016 19:11

A Shed for All Seasons

The perfect garden shed/studio is as much about the outside and how you integrate it into your garden as it is the inside and how you decorate it. Thi...
15-10-2016 19:15

Trending - Garden Studios/She Sheds/Man Caves

The geometric tiles on the floor in this studio are perfect for indoor/outdoor living and the pattern adds interest to the otherwise white interior."G...
04-10-2016 19:12

A Coastal Retreat by Digs Design Company

Living by the coast is a must for me, I might be able to swap it for the country if I had acres and a horse, but being able to walk my little dog alon...
22-09-2016 19:10

Front Entry - Curb Appeal on a Budget

Photograph via Alpana.deshmukh on InstagramThe first impression you receive of a home is the exterior, so the exterior of your home should be as invit...
13-09-2016 19:08

Spaces I Love - From Blackband Design

One of my favourite US Designers is Blackband Design and this weeks \'Spaces I love\' comes from one of their Newport Harbour Projects.What is it abou...
08-09-2016 19:07

A Traditional Interior With a Little 'Jour De Vivre'

Recently I featured a contemporary coastal design from Interior designer, Anna Braund, today I want to share another project by Anna, but this time a...
30-08-2016 19:06

Tips on Choosing Art for a Coastal Inspired or Hamptons Inte

Photo by Blackband Design - I chose this image of water because of the restful movement and colours. This art would also work well in a bedroom becau...
23-08-2016 19:10

A Napa Farmhouse by Artistic Designs for Living

Few words are needed to describe this stunning, Napa farmhouse...Tineke Triggs is the designer behind \'Artistic Designs for Living\', voted, "Best ...
16-08-2016 19:04

Tips on Decorating a Sunroom or Conservatory

Image via Martha O\'Hara InteriorsA while back one of my regular readers left a comment on Facebook she was looking for ideas to re-decorate her sun ...
08-08-2016 19:04

Spaces to Love - Restful Living Spaces

1. Rugs can bring life to a neutral space and less than perfect linens offer a relaxed feel. You can view more of this fabulous home at Studio McGeeSo...
27-07-2016 19:05

An Atlanta Home by Interior Design by Anna Braund

The more I research and write about interior design the more I learn the importance of texture and form, and Atlanta interior designer, Anna Braund ha...
19-07-2016 19:03

This Week's Mix it Up - No Churn Icecream, DIYTassel Throw a

Fresh Raspberries and Cookies and Cream IcecreamNo ice cream maker needed for this delicious treat and if raspberries are not in season in your part o...
13-07-2016 19:04

Timeless in Vancouver

Decorating a home successfully is about timeless design, not following fads or trends but creating a perfectly balanced environment that won\'t date.....
07-07-2016 19:07

Happy Fourth of July 2016

Just because we don\'t celebrate the 4th July in New Zealand it doesn\'t mean that I can\'t share some patriotic interiors... Image via Savvy Southe...
04-07-2016 19:09

A Coastal Style in Martha's Vineyard

I have no idea where the notion I had of Martha\'s Vineyard being a suburb in New England owned by the said, \'Martha Stewart\', came from, it is most...
30-06-2016 19:05

Mix it Up - Recipes, DIY and Interiors

Above: from Kiss My Bowl Raw Blueberry Ombre Cake (Vegan, gluten and dairy free)This week I wanted to mix things up again and share some inspiring r...
21-06-2016 19:07

My New Build Hamptons Style Beach House - Revealed

Above: Excuse me being in this shot, I was too much in a rushEveryone knows I love Hamptons style, so much so it has been my dream to have a beach hou...
18-06-2016 19:06

Shiplap Inspiration

I have fallen in love with shiplap, not a term we are familiar with in New Zealand, so think Lockwood houses that have had a paint makeover. Tongue a...
14-06-2016 19:10

Mixing it Up - Interiors, DIY Faux Coral and Lemon Lavender

I used to feature weekly inspiration with recipes, diy and inspiring interiors, but somehow this post seemed to have been put on the back burner so I ...
08-06-2016 19:07

Not Your Typical Kiwi Bach - A Stunning Beach Front Beauty

Who wouldn\'t want to have a holiday home on the beach, literally, \'on the beach\' with nothing to get in the way of those ocean views. Imagine divin...
06-06-2016 19:04

Divine Dining Spaces

Image via - Clover and ThorneI am not even going to try to pick my favourite from these dining spaces, I love a relaxed look, I am most definitely not...
25-05-2016 19:08

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