Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Part Two - Designer Linda McDougald's English, Country Style Home


Monday's post shared images of interior designer Linda McDougalds City home. There were far too many photos to include in one post so I am sharing more today. Linda's house is a mix of antique and contemporary pieces with an English country feel. Her stunning garden is an extension of her beautiful interior design so I have also included some garden shots.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Part One - Interior Designer Linda McDougald's English Country Style, City Residence


Last weeks feature interior was designed by Linda McDougald and with such a great response of 'Likes' for this post on my Facebook page, I felt sure you would enjoy seeing images of Linda's own city residence. 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Crunchy Peanut Butter Biscuits (GF) and Coffee Lovers Baby Cakes from Jo Seagar's Latest Book - Jo Seagar Bakes


 
My fondest memories of baking were watching my Nan make her famous Cherry and Almond cake. In fact, I can distinctly remember the delightful aroma that would drift throughout her cottage. Kiwi Chef/Baker, Jo Seagar acknowledges that "cooking is a learnt skill not an instinctive art". It is those times watching our mother, grandmother or aunt baking that we will have learnt important skills for our own success. However, what if we didn't have that opportunity, Jo has pondered on this and decided it was time to share her knowledge and the knowledge of those who have gone before her to help make us successful bakers through her new book, Jo Seagar Bakes.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Moroccan Inspired Cabinet - Chalk Paint™ and Stencil Makeover


I have been following the progress of Kaye of Curtainalia & Bel Cuscino's latest Chalk Paint™ project, one of her most beautiful projects and my favourite to date. Kaye has a special talent for paint techniques, she takes an unassuming piece and turns it into something unique. Her latest project has been given an antique Moroccan look using a combination of Chalk Paint™, stencils and wax and the results speak for themselves.

Monday, 17 November 2014

A Lakeside Home - A Blend of Nantucket Style and European Elegance


When your eyes fall upon the attractive exterior of this lakeside home, you have an immediate sense that what lies beyond is going to be just as beautiful as its cedar shake and swannanoa stone exterior. However, you may be surprised with the blend of Nantucket style and European influence that lay beyond the outer walls.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Decorating With Pink - The Cross Interior Design


Monday's post was focused on a painting in situ of roses by Gabryel Harrison. The interior designers of this project definitely embraced colour so I wanted to explore some more of their work.  The project I am focusing on today is all about 'pink', personally I have never used pink as part of a main colour scheme, however you may be pleasantly surprised how well it has worked in this Laneway house.