Pin of the day: Snap!

There’s something rather interesting about this picture, this space… it’s soooo similar to our own living space in many ways, but with some differences that make me think, oooh so that’s how it would look if we did that?! The brick fireplace along the left wall, the wooden floorboards, the small window on the left […]

Pin of the day: A vintage style shared kids room

I’ve been on a little pinning spree again this morning… I go for days without even opening Pinterest, and then I go a little mad pinning and scrolling furiously through bucket loads of things I’ve missed! (A bit like how I treat this blog… nothing for weeks on end, then… two posts in a week?!) […]

Pin of the day: Spring living

It’s spriiiiing!!! Despite today’s wintry grey raininess, I’m still excited that down here in the upside-down side of the world we can now officially look forward to summer! It’s just around the corner… The lengthening of days over the last few weeks means we now (sometimes) have dinner before dark, and on a good day […]

Pin of the day: Modern farmhouse kitchen

Whoaaaa!!! Modern, classic, midcentury – this kitchen has it all going on! My dream kitchen has a big ol’ farmhouse table in it like this one, but I’ve never been a real country kitchen type. Love how this one puts it together with both timeless white and my favourite design era with the pendant and […]

Pin of the day: Spring is in the air

  I spent a lot of Saturday in the garden, and I’m so pleased to have tidied up all of the front and side yards. No longer are they overgrown with weeds (or those herbs I planted and forgot what they are…), and although they are still looking a little wintery and bare, at least we’re […]

Pin of the day: Mid century time out

I’ve been poring over a book of mid century house plans that Andre got me recently, so this outdoor space has me tying some of those plans into a minimal landscape like this one. I love the simple, neutral colour scheme, the clean lines and the scarce planting. And I just know those chairs are […]

Pin of the day: Making an entrance

  There’s nothing grand about this, but I still think it is a grand entrance! I like that it just says “Hi, this is us, come on in”. It’s friendly and welcoming – if a little reserved – and totally without fuss. It’s tidy, it’s sweet and it gives no inflated expectations of what you might discover […]

Pin of the day: Some midcentury garage love

Garages are usually lucky to get a quick coat of paint and a tidy up. But in the fifties… they got Fibrolite! I love the upbeat feel of this decades advertising, and its trademark fonts. I think I’d even call it my favourite design era. And of course I’m loving that colourful panelling, the awning, and […]

Pin of the day: A crown for Mum

Well we all know Mother’s Day (down here on the upside-down-side of the world) is just around the corner. If you don’t know, I suggest you find out! Judging by the junk mail flooding my mailbox at the moment (both the physical one and the email one) Mother’s Day is a BIG deal. iPad from the kids?! […]