Come on a journey of inspiration & adventure while renovate & restore a beautiful Victorian home 'St Elmo' in the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia & laugh at a few of our family adventures along the way.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fabulous floor tiles

When we eventually build the dream house we will most likely be having tile floors, I really would like timber, but it works out more expensive than tiles....depending on the tile you use of course!

source Flutter Flutter

I love the colour & the pattern they have used to lay these tiles, but I am guessing they are probably travertine, which is also out of my budget.....

Source Greige

I'm sure I will be able to find something that looks similar in either porcelain or ceramic.I know I will definitely be able to achieve the look colour wise with something less expensive.

Source Conspicuous Style

But then I guess I will be pushing the labour costs up by going for a more technical lay out,but it is certainly worth looking into.

It really is challenging trying to create the look you love with a budget, I appear to always be drawn to the most expensive things.
When the dream guy & I go looking at house things the conversation usually goes like this...
Me " Ooh I like that!"
Dream guy "Of course you do, its the dearest one there!"

What can I say... Lucky dreaming is free!!!

So, do you have any fabulous advice for me on floor tiling, its always greatly appreciated.

Trish xxx

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ottoman fantasy

I'm a huge fan of the humble ottoman.
There are so many shapes, sizes & styles around, not to mention fabric choices.

Image via BHG

Unfortunately we are spatially challenged in our rental & there doesn't appear to be room for an ottoman any where, but right now these are the ones i am fantasizing about.

What do you think?

Trish xxx 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Recycled bathroom idea

Don't ya just love it!

i wish i was easy going enough to include such a whimsical idea into my home!
Some people have no fear when it comes to implementing their decor ideas, I'm a little to serious & put lots of thought into resale & appealing to other peoples taste.

I must admit, I really love this bicycle vanity....
What do you think?
Would you purchase a home with this set up in the bathroom?

Have a fantastic weekend everyone.

Trish xx

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Serene living

Source BHG

Aside from the dogs on the couch, I don't think there is a single thing in this image I don't like...

A tufted ottoman, coral displayed the shelves, hydrangeas  a serene colour scheme & fabulous kitchen!

Could you enjoy living here?

Trish xxx

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Day Love

Happy Mothers Day to all of you mums or expectant mums!!

I thought I would show you a few of my favourite pics  of my beautiful kids, the most important people in my world!!!

This is me with my mum & dad

Happy mothers day everyone!!


Trish xxx

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Brand new on line store

When I was a brand new member of the blogging community, a lovely kind soul named Nellie popped by & welcomed me aboard  the addictive world of blogging. She introduced me to her readers & from her fabulous post I was on the road to having a great group of followers.

For this I was eternally grateful & knew a time would come when I could repay the kindness, I mean really, isn't that what us bloggers do best.

Now  Nellie has recently had a major career change, leaving the banking industry to follow her dreams. She has just launched a brand new business based in the country town of  Orange, NSW, Australia.

She is specialising in Home styling & Event styling.
 If you don't already follow her blog then you should pop on over & check out the photo's of some of her latest work,it's well worth the visit!

McCarthy Designs
She has also created a lovely online store that stocks something for everyone...

I dream of one day owning a gorgeous silver wine bucket & this one fits the bill!!

I love the french market baskets

Swish tea towels!

Fabulous cushions

I also these lanterns & Nellie has them in a couple of sizes...

Seriously, pop on by & do a spot of shopping from the comfort of your own home, you can even do it in your PJ's...I am!!!


Trish xxx

P.S I hope your new business is everything you dream it to be Nellie xx

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

DIY coffee table inspiration

Source Kyandra Rose

Who would have thought the old shipping pallet would make such a fabulous decor item...

A very simple concept & definitely a great DIY project if you wanted one of these....

Source Bodie & Fou

Pity I don't have a place for one, it would be the cheapest coffee table on the planet, mind you the dream guy would think I have gone totally nuts, for sure.
We never do see eye to eye on these decorating ideas.
Only because he has NOOOOOO style...sshhh....don't tell him I said that!!!!

Source Flutter Flutter
Dream child No1 will be moving out into a house with friends in the new year, I think this is just the ticket for her & she would luuuurrrrve it!!!

What do you think of the pallet coffee table, YAY or NAY?

Trish xxx

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