I like some of the design elements in this place in the Courier Mail yesterday. I particually like the use of wood, the plumeria in the courtyard, and also the L shaped pond with water lilies. The house is at Fig Tree Pocket (although I am not sure where that is in Brisbane, I think out to the West), and it was designed by Bligh Graham Architects.
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I recently mentioned the awesome succulent (Kalanchoe Longiflora Coccinea) my sister-in-law gave us as a gift that we planted in a ceramic swam. For the last couple of weeks it has been flowering with beautiful miniture yellow flowers, too hard to resist taking a photo.
We went shopping last Saturday and bought ourselves a pure latex mattress from ZenTai. We went for latex as it is a natural product and it doesn’t attract dust. Installing the new mattress inspired us to do a quick rearrange/redesign of our apartment. We are aiming for a more minimal/streamlined look incorporating succulent plants, neutral tones and some bright highlights such as the red ‘Love’ sign.
The WordPress.com dashboard has been redesigned and lots of new features have been added. I thought I would give the new gallery feature a try with some scrapbook clippings I have been meaning to add.
The storage limit increase at wordpress.com couldn’t have come at a better time!
I have just added over twenty more images to my home design scrapbook. All the images are thumb nailed to increase the page loading time. You can click on each image to view its full size. I do wish wordpress.com had an option for thumb nail size. The thumb nails would look better slightly larger than they are.
Yesterday’s Courier Mail had an article about a recently designed home at Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast.
I love the courtyard centric design, use of polished concrete and timber, raised lap pool (no need for fencing), high ceilings with mezzanine level, and the overall soft colour scheme. I personally would add lots of soft, rounded leaf plants, such as money trees, either in pots or surrounded by a garden bed of soft pebbles. Also, I would incorporate a large rain tank in the overall design.
The architecture was designed by Stephen Guthrie & Lindy Atkin of Bark Design.
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At 1.5 meters tall this is one of the best lamps I have seen for a while.
Unfortunately it’s currently not available for purchase, and they don’t deliver to Australia anyway.
I feel a D.I.Y project coming on.