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Stunning Sunday

Stunning Sunday: A former steel factory for sale in Fitzroy North, Melbourne

I can’t go past a warehouse/factory reno. I have always been in love with them. This one is no exception. It’s currently for sale in Fitzroy North, Melbourne. The facade is perfectly rustic and well maintained. The courtyard made me want to peek inside… A versatile floor plan over two generous levels incorporates a vast living/dining room opening to a walled courtyard oasis with water feature pool; bespoke kitchen with premium appliances, ample cabinetry and integrated wine fridge; large 4th BR/home office with own street entry; 3 BRs (spectacular main with luxury ensuite & dressing room); family bathroom, powder room…

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A day in my life

Raising Boys

If you’d told me back in my early twenties that I would be living in a male dominated house I would have burst out laughing. I sometimes look at my 3 boys and have to pinch myself. I mostly spend my days refereeing punch-ups (there was a really good one here during the week which I videoed – saving that for a 21st!), serving food and sitting in the car at football training… I feel like we’re at a really good stage with them though. My eldest is 14 and a half, my middle one is 11 and my youngest…

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Floor plan Friday

Floor Plan Friday: 3 bedroom, study, u-shape

Hello there! Today I have this 3 bedroom u-shaped home to show you. Maybe you’re thinking of downsizing, or simply don’t need a huge home with all the bells and whistles, but still need it to look amazing? This plan has a raised ceiling and good flow. The home is best built facing north to optimize the solar aspect and creates a warm spacious feel. The website has some interior shots of you want to check it out. It’s stunning! You can see more of the plan here, or check out all of my other favourite plans over here.

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A day in my life, Good stuff

There’s nothing better than a platter!

Brought to you by Always Fresh. I’d easily have a “platter” for dinner instead a proper meal. I love kicking back on a weekend with a mixture of cheeses, biscuits, olives, sundried tomatoes… anything that looks good mixed up on a big cheeseboard! On Sunday my husband took one for the team and did the footy run with the kids. They played out of town and I stayed at home and spent hours cleaning, washing and grocery shopping. Our house was in dire need of some attention before school started back again. I decided to also make a huge platter…

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A day in my life, Crohn's Disease

Hit the ground running…

School is back and holidays are over. Actually, I am happy to say they weren’t too bad and we got through them unscathed. I woke up yesterday dreading the fast-paced days ahead with school drop-offs, pick-ups and all the after school activity… But it was time to get back to work. I had a full inbox and blogs to makeover over, websites to complete, this blog to take care of and houses to sell and style! But in amongst all of that I’ve had a few medical things to sort through. I’ve written about my Crohn’s heaps of times, and…

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Good stuff

Good things on the internet

My boys are still on school holidays today – they go back tomorrow – so this morning I woke with a purpose… to go through all of my emails! The last 2 weeks I’ve been hit and miss with reading them – only answering the important ones, but today I knew I needed to get on top of them. In my list of emails I always get sent cool press releases, information or links to good things on the internet… 1. T-Leaf Collections featuring on-trend homewares – especially these Memory Drops (#MemoryDrops). They are the perfect way to hang your most…

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A day in my life

A city break + another year older

I turned another year old yesterday. 39! Yep, that means the big 4-0 next year. Wowzers. I’m ok with that, although I will savour one more year of being in my 30’s for now! We had a couple of days in Sydney to celebrate and have a break away. Sorry about all the blue sky photos, but what can I say… Sydney really turned on the sunshine for my birthday! We walked and walked and walked. My nephew said we did 14,000 steps in an afternoon! Darling Harbour, the city and then we went up in The Sydney Tower. I…

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The stack or the hang?

What do you think about artwork being stacked, or rested on a sideboard/console table? I am a fan. I like I because it can change frames/canvases around when it suits! I always think it makes the room look taller too. There is a lot more ceiling height above the stacked framed than a hung one (an illusion anyway!). Multiples look good too. A bigger and then a smaller, or even a few bunched together. Plus, oversized art resting on a table feels grand to me. Check out these pics below... via via via via via via via via What do you...Continue reading
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DIY/How to

DIY abstract art (no paintbrushes required)

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I got a bee in my bonnet over the weekend and was on a mission to do some DIY artwork. Well, it all started with a console table I bought from Aldi for $59… Nothing seemed to sit right with it, so instead of spending more money I decided to paint something myself. I didn’t spend a cent because I used what I already had at home, so if I didn’t end up liking the canvas, it didn’t really matter too much. I had an old canvas in my garage and…

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Floor plan Friday

Floor Plan Friday: Multipurpose living

Here’s a big 4 bedroom contemporary floor plan. I think it would serve a lot of purposes – a family with teens, Grandma living with you, or a great space for frequent guests… So, as you can see the guest room has its own bathroom and WIR. Bedroom 2 and 3 share a bathroom (which is not accessible for the rest of the house), but a WC is in place for visitors to use. It’s a bit different with the kitchen and hallway behind, but I love the lounge room. That could possibly be sunken?? The dining on the front……

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