Friday, April 30, 2010

The Longest 7 Days

This time next week H & I will be settling into our new home. It's not at all what we imagined we'd buy, we were actually after a character home like a villa or bungalow & colonial had never crossed our mind as an option - at all, as most we'd ever seen were just blah. But here it is... well, before we get to work on it... which is what we are both looking forward to the most - something to put our stamp on.

It's actually quite a super cute place - for a colonial - and the moment we walked in there was such a sense of calm and homeliness in every light filled space, that with the property ticking all the renovating potential boxes, it just felt right. The front yard is enormous & one of the first things we'll probably do is plant a hedge fence to keep our adorable Indi from exploring the neighbourhood at his own free will, but let me show you the before shots of the interior... It's going to be a relatively slow work in progress with renovations done as we can afford them... but goodness I love all the potential!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Best Way to Feel Blue

The smile still on my face from reminiscing about Capri was turned into pure longing when I came across these gorgeous coastal blue hues featured by Ralph Lauren Home in their new 'La Plage' Collection... Fresh & Chic these pieces leave nothing but desire for 'having the blues'

Sunshiney Daze

It's an unseasonably warm Autumn day, and with the sunshine on my back my mind wanders to the wonderfully warm day H & I spent exploring Capri. These are photos I took during that day and *sigh*... what an amazing day we had... oh bliss!

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Little Sobering

Today I am very tired & feeling a rather unmotivated - it's just one of those days where I can't seem to get my smile on. In an effort to improve my outlook on the day I was browsing through my shots from my & H's holiday in Europe... I will probably share a lot of my fave shots over time but for today, & so that I don't feel so sorry for myself I'm sharing this one. I took these photos at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp when we visited Germany, today they will remind me to be grateful & courageous.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Perfect for Punch

I am very lucky to be one half of a design duo planning to bring a little twist to the event design and management scene in beautiful South Australia. We are constantly looking for perfect details and I've just found a source for amazing vintaged stripped straws perfect for party punch on a sunny day... oh bliss! You can find them here or direct from here

A Little Bit Exciting

So begins the process of finding inspiration and motivation to enjoy every moment as much as possible. My ambition is that every entry will seek out a 'little silver lining' from what ever corner I find myself exploring.

The source of today's excitement is that it is 23 days until H (the husband) & I are making ourselves comfortable in our new home. YAY! Bye bye F (the home that was), hello G.O (the home that will be) with it's lovely garden and huge amounts of potential, whoo hoo!

Todays silver lining was discovered at Lona de Anna... I had not yet contemplated any of the possiblities for our new laundry, but these images have me excited at the thought that beauty can infiltrate the heart of what is normally the dreaded chore centred space... some wonderful opportunities to peruse...