I’m not going to pretend that when I saw an email from Claire Bradley (Editor of Inside Out Magazine) in my inbox, my heart didn’t skip a beat.  Inside Out Magazine has always been a favourite of mine and the invitation to join their Open House along with 4 other bloggers was incredibly exciting.  Not to mention the fact that Rebecca Judd (of Rebecca Judd Loves) was there too, offering her expert advice and opinion regarding the house.

The event was a collaboration between Inside Out and Bugaboo and allowed us to have a sneak peek around the home of Matt and Lauren.  Their home will be featured in the May issue of Inside Out that is on sale today.

Matt and Lauren’s home is not just any home! It is spectacular – and I have seen many beautiful homes.  Matt runs Built By Wilson, a company that specialises in architectural homes, and Lauren, a lawyer, is helping out while she is on maternity leave.  It’s hard to believe that Lauren isn’t in the interior design business as her attention to detail and ability to create warm, beautiful rooms is immaculate.  Lauren told me that she prefers to layer a room over time and mixes high end pieces along with more budget-friendly items.


This 1930s Californian bungalow in Victoria’s Newtown, received a loving renovation that included an extra level added as well as an extension.  With beautiful oak flooring, extensive cabinetry, a picturesque garden and a kitchen that would be a dream to cook in, this really is a perfect family home.

The limited edition Bugaboo Bee3 + Van Gogh collection stroller is pictured below in the beautiful kitchen. Lightly ‘Godfrey’ copper lamps hang over the Boss Architectural ‘Ciment’ concrete benchtop.  The second kitchen benchtop in Carrara marble overlooks a splashback window filled with greenery provided via Jamie Durie ‘Vertical Garenwall’ blankets.




Rebecca Judd can be seen sitting here in the impressive toy room.  We were all blown away by the Bolon carpet tiles which Lauren has assured us are completely kid-friendly.  Lauren says that her and Matt have been known to fall asleep on this beautiful bench seat while the kids are playing – sounds like a great idea to me!



With three children, Lauren and Matt have created funky, yet practical kids’ bedrooms.  The room above features an Ikea cot and sideboard from Milkcart.  Lauren’s flair for creating impeccably styled rooms without looking over styled, can be seen here.



Lauren bought the pink chair above as a gift for her husband.  She has created a beautiful corner in this room, in front of a huge sliding door between the living area and play room.

A huge thank you goes out to Lauren and Matt Wilson for opening their home.  It was such a pleasure to meet Claire Bradley, Editor-in-chief, Market Editor Joseph Gardner, as well as Rebecca Judd who took us on the ‘tour’ of this beautiful home.

Typo to launch a new bedlinen range – the scoop!

I am big believer that it doesn’t have to cost the earth to have a stylish home.  With that in mind, I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to chat with Jessica Granberg – Typo’s Head of Trend about the new bedlinen range, to be released this week.  Here is what she had to say.

1. Please give us a short description of your responsibilities at Typo.
My role as Trend Forecasting Manager is to provide our brand with global insight into trends, themes, styling, and product and colour direction that is suitable to the Typo brand. I’m responsible for working with the graphic designers on trends and colour direction while also supporting our team of buyers on what trends and colour palettes can be translated to our target markets and adapting it to all global regions. Typo is currently in nine countries and there are some regional and cultural differences!

2. What trends are you seeing in terms of colour this season?
We are capturing two directions with this collection; the first is building on our original story with soft aqua blues, mint and yellows, while also mixing geometric prints with neutrals. The second looked at picking up elements from different cultures by mixing strong black and white prints with neutrals to create a handcrafted Ikat look.

We also find layering designs and textures to get a good mix of plain versus hero graphics and colour works well for our customers.

3. What has guided the decision for Typo to start a bed linen range?
As always, our customers! It is an evolution of our product lines, from cushions to throw blankets to bedding, it was the logical next step.

4. Can you please describe the new range for us?
The bright geometric look is popular among our customers and the colours are in line with pastel trends we’ve been noticing. The stripe design is our key basic that suits anything you would already have in your home and want to add to. The Ikat design is a neutral direction into mix-and-match, and the grey is capturing the textural trend.

5. What products have been most popular from your homewares range?
We sell anything with graphics on them as our amazing in-house graphic team are creative geniuses. Statement pieces like cushions are stars. Our textured stoneware kitchen range has also been a winner in colours that are unexpected for a kitchen like bright yellow, aqua and also black. Our mason candle is also very popular due to its look and affordability.

I think the photos speak for themselves:


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That Summer-Time Feeling

It’s been so long since I have blogged and who can believe it’s my kids’ last day of school before Summer break.  I felt the urge to blog today about things that conjure up Summer.   The words that come to mind for me are sand, sea, cousins, green boat shed, sand banks, birthday celebrations and day light savings.  But as usual, it’s pictures that really evoke that feeling for me.  Let me know what Summer means for you…..





Christopher Polly architect, via archdaily



via perfecthideaways


via oldhouseonline, photographer: Randy O’Rourke


photography: Stephen Busken, via cushion and nooks


photographed by manuel gomes da costa for elle decor espana


via dustjacketattic


via myidealhome


via ohhellofriend

Add some spring to your home – part 1

Spring is here.  It’s not just that the calendar says so – I can also feel it.  The sun is shining through the clouds, the flowers are starting to bloom – and my son’s hey fever has gone crazy! It makes me want to move out all those earthy colour throws and cushions, and bring in some pastels.  But I won’t keep them too far, because it could be raining again tomorrow!


spring3via country road

spring4photo: Drew Kelly, via DomaineHome

spring5Kim Timmerman Design

spring7via Vintage Revivals

spring8via Johanna Vintage

spring9Interior Stylist: Charlotte Love, via 91 Magazine

spring9via 101woonideeen

I hope these inspiring images have given you the itch to redecorate. Next time I’ll show you some great products that are out at the moment that will help you reinvent your room – and add some ‘SPRING’ to your home.

Etsy Discovery

If you are looking for anything crafty or original for your home try Etsy!, But this advice comes with a warinng – you may get stuck on this site. And I dare you not to buy anything!!!!









World of style, by Porter Davis




Originally open only to those building a Porter Davis home, World of Style has now become open to the public.  When my friend and interior designer called me and asked if I wanted to join, I didn’t really know what to have in mind.  We took a trip to South Melbourne today to find out.  We found a large space cleverly designed to showcase many products and finishes available when building, as well as a cool cafe.  The kids room set up with little computers and tables to entertain the kids was also a standout.

Let me know what you visit. (All photos taken on my iPhone).