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6th Sep

Puglia…Italy

Finally getting around to posting on what i think was the most picturesque Italian town that i have visited (keep in mind that i am yet to visit Capri or…

11th Aug

Tuscany

Our next stop was Tuscany; we managed to find a villa that would accommodate 4 families (trust me quite a challenge) as we were having a family reunion and the…

1st Aug

The Sailing Holiday – Croatia

So we recently embarked on a 5 week tour of Europe – the reason for this mammoth holiday was a family wedding that was being held in Croatia on the…

13th Jun

Cinnamon Lane Feature

So i know it has been such a long time in between posts but in between the Pop Up and my work trip to Bali..ok so i did put my…

2nd May

Palmy open for Bookings

Now that we are well and truly settled into Paddington and i am officially looking for a new project! (much to my hubby’s dislike) Palmy is just not getting the…

14th Apr

Paddo to Palmy POP UP Shop 8th May – 23rd May at 68 Moncur St, Woollahra

Yes we are popping up again!! We are doing our first Pop Up shop outside of Paddington but you will be pleased to know we are not veering too far…

7th Apr

A Weekend in LONDON

I had a few days in London as i find that the best way to get to Morocco from Australia is via Dubai/London…it was the first time i had visited…

24th Mar

Top 10 things to do in Paris

No trip to Europe (or North Africa for that matter) is complete with out a stopover in Paris. So after my whirlwind buying trip to Morocco thats exactly what i…

17th Mar

Monday Muse – Gillian Khaw

Parisian chic would be the two words that spring to mind when describing Gillian Khaw- which is not surprising as Paris is where where Gillian launched her career in…

15th Mar

MOROCCO

I always seem to start off a blog post with an apology for not posting as regularly as i should but this time i have a good excuse – i…

13th Feb

Our Secret Garden

Late last year during the mayhem of our pop up shop we had our landscapers Secret Gardens photograph our Paddington pool and garden. Given my control freak tendencies i was a…

28th Jan

Mid Week Muse – Nickey Kehoe

I stumbled upon this LA based design duo through 1stdibs Introspective Magazine where the worlds top designers make their picks of the stunning vintage and antique wares for sale (I am…

22nd Jan

Palmy Wedding

Firstly apologies for being a little quiet of late but i do have a good excuse..i hosted a wedding..at our house!! It was only a pre wedding (my hubby’s sister…

10th Jan

Artist – Henry Curchod

I first met Henry www.henrycurchod.com when he was working at Franks Cafe in Avalon; after serving up a mean latte i went to pay and noticed he was drawing…fast forward two…

28th Dec

Top Spaces of 2013

I know its a cliche but what a year…we moved from Palm Beach into our newly renovated Paddington house in January; shortly after we went to Morocco to buy a…

18th Nov

Monday Muse – Kishani Perera

When i saw images of Rachel Bilson’s LA home in Lonny last week i knew i had a Muse on my hands; the Interior Designer behind her stunning and eclectic home…

11th Nov

Monday Muse – Madeleine Blanchfield

There was one very clear stand out entry in this year’s House & Garden 50 Best Rooms Competition and that was a stunning bathroom designed by Architect and Interior Designer…

30th Oct

Mid Week Muse – Isabel Lopez Quesada

Its been another crazy week with non stop calls to DHL wondering where on earth (literally!) is my Moroccan shipment which was meant to arrive weeks ago..am staring to realise…

21st Oct

Monday Muse – Artist Lisa Lapointe

I first spotted Lisa Lapointe’s www.lisalapointe.com.au incredible works through the Butchers Hook Gallery www.butchershook.net.au down the road from us in Paddington and through the wonderful world of Instagram started following…

7th Oct

Paddo on CITIZENS OF THE WORLD Blog

I know you are all probably getting a bit sick of seeing images of our Paddo house but i can’t help but share these photo’s taken by photographer Dominic Loneragan…

24th Sep

Garden Muse – William Dangar

I have a confession to make – i may have enjoyed the design process of our garden more than our house. I am a huge believer that landscaping can make…

12th Sep

Mid Week Muse – Decus Design: Alexandra Donohoe

The Principal Designer of Decus Alexandra Donohoe is one lucky lady; she has done the interiors for not one but five of architect Luigi Rosselli designed houses…. But as we…

3rd Sep

Miranda Skoczek

Instagram is a wonderful thing – A few weeks ago i posted an image of one of my favourite Azilal Rugs “Marrakech Honeycomb”, a gorgeous stylist Rachel Wayman who follows…

26th Aug

Monday Muse -Tamsin Johnson

First of all thank you to everyone who popped into our Pop Up shop – so nice to meet you all and so nice to know that my blog actually…

19th Aug

Monday Muse – Popham Designs

My obsession with Moroccan Interiors is well known to everyone that knows me so it should come of no surprise that my tile of choice for our Palmy bathroom renno…

5th Aug

Monday Muse – Tania Handelsmann

Tania Handelsmann is an Interior Architect and Interior designer whose work I have previously featured on the blog before without actually knowing it was her own (at the time Tania…

29th Jul

Monday Muse – Justine Hugh-Jones

You know when you pour your heart and soul into a renovation and then you see an image or a house and you say to yourself ‘Darn’ i wish i…

17th Jul

Real Living Shoot with Sharyn Cairns

So the Moroccan Loot has arrived; our house resembles something in between a Souk and a Robyn Cosgrove Rug Store; i can not wait to get the rugs, ceramics, towels/throws,…

1st Jul

Luigi Rosselli’s Photo Shoot

Firstly – how good was that dose of sunshine and blue skies today after raining for 10 consecutive days?! Now i know you are probably all sick of seeing photo’s…

25th Jun

Moroccan Rugs

This morning i received word that my Moroccan rugs have finally left Fes and are about to board a plane bound for Sydney ( i believe they will be stopping…

18th Jun

Tuesday Muse – Delphine Krakoff

Firstly -apologies what was meant to be a Monday Muse just didn’t happen yesterday – we had our architects photographer here all day shooting the house, then before you know…

11th Jun

Next stop……Barcelona

We spent 6 days in Barcelona which can only be described as a ridiculously cool City; where else can you tour a Gaudi house, take in some Picasso then dine…

2nd Jun

Shopping in Fes

Once we learnt that Fes was the Artisan capital of Morocco we made a very last minute decision to visit for just 2 days – i think we spent about…

29th May

Marrakech

After 3 separate plane rides (Sydney – Dubai – Casablanca – Marrakech) equalling 30 hours of travel we finally arrived in Marrakech, to say we were exhausted would be a…

21st May

The Greatness of Gatsby

If there was an era where i would have loved to live it would be in the 1920’s – seemingly endless wealth, shortened hemlines, sequins, feathers, jewels and did i…

16th May

Paddo in Madison Magazine!!

The June issue of Madison is out (their final 100th issue) and am tickled pink that our Paddington house made it in to their Interiors section. I am desperate to…

13th May

Spanish Mission Style

Ok confession time…i have started looking at houses again (damn you Domain.com).. there is one beauty that has come on the market in Vaucluse and it happens to be my…

9th May

Morocco Me Up

The Countdown is on until we fly into Marrakech so i have done a round up of items that are on the shopping list (we may need a container or…

2nd May

Bathrooms

We recently got some photo’s taken of our Palm Beach house which we are renting out for holiday leasing through Raine & Horne Palm Beach; overall was happy with the…

18th Apr

Megan Morton

Last weekend i met without actually knowing it at the time the fabulous stylist Megan Morton www.meganmorton.com; having owned and read (and re read) both her books “Home Love” and…

9th Apr

My Style Muses – Arent & Pyke and Anna Spiro

I was recently asked a question by a reader that has got me thinking…if i had have used an Interior Designer for Paddington who would I have used…to be honest…

20th Mar

Mid Week Muse – Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

I haven’t done an interior muse in a while so i thought i would leave you with some eye candy whilst i slip away for a short break to Hong…