Shop the Look: Modern Country

For this week’s Shop The Look we’ve gone a little bit country and a little bit bling. Think quality, natural materials like leather, wood and linen, with accents of gold.

1. Children’s chair, by Vincent Sheppard at Cotswold Furniture.

2. Leather iPad cover, $49.90, Kavaj.

3. Blackbutt side table, $340, Oliver Throsby.

4. Wellington boots, approx $160,…

The Grace Files

We love nothing more than a surprise delivery at our door, and today I was lucky enough to receive these elegant health and care journals from a wonderful small business called The Grace Files. They specialise in beautiful bespoke journals, with an emphasis on child health, cancer care and caring for others.

The timing…

Tales from Terragong

Last year, I had the pleasure of being a lunch guest at the newly opened luxury Bed & Breakfast property, Terragong, in Jamberoo, on the New South Wales South Coast and it sure wasn’t what I was expecting, at all!

Excuse the grainy photos – I didn’t have my tripod with…

Quick cocktail: Classic Mojito

Is there anything more perfect for summer than an ice-cold citrus cocktail? The mojito has rightly earned its place in the classic class, with its glorious punch of mint and lime.
And it’s so, SO simple!
You’ll need:
Alcohol: white rum (or a substitute of gin makes a nice alternative)
Fresh: limes and mint (and grapefruit…

Home Office How-To

A beautiful home office can make me an organised, in control, calm person right? RIGHT?!? We’re working on our new home office and the Cottonwood studio now (but we’re saving those photos for a ta da! before/after reveal post later) and so we’ve been looking back on our previous home…

Summer Entertaining

We’ve just had the last long weekend in Australia until the ‘silly season’ and the craziness of pre-Christmas entertaining, so before we squeeze in all those ‘Let’s-catch-up-before-Christmas’ drinks, we kicked off the warm weather with a big family lunch at home.

Share platters make for easy, lazy afternoon entertaining. Pick the best produce…

Therapeutic Choc Chip Cookies

I discovered those delicious molten Therapeutic Chocolate Chip Cookies via my friend Alexx Stuart from Low Tox Life and they are seriously good! So good in fact that you will find it hard to believe they have nutritional value and are a healthy alternative to processed or excessively sugary and nutritionally empty chocolate…

Shop The Look: Spring Bedroom

This weeks Shop the Look is all about springtime prettiness. Pink tulips, soft cool duck egg blues and timeless ticking.

1. Cushion fabric, Clay McLaurin.
2. Wall light, Laura Kincade.
3. Bedhead, Horgans.
4. Bedside, Regency Distribution.
5. Oxford pillowcase, $31.92 (set), Wallace Cotton.
6. Fringed tulip, The Flower Drum.
7. Jewellery box, West Elm

Styling & photography: Nicki…

Small changes, big difference

It’s spring here in Australia, which always brings on a bad case of “rearrangitis”. We move armchairs around, shift rugs, change cushion covers and reorientate beds (often late at night when the house is silent…. and there’ll be no objection to any new arrangements!)
Here are some easy, cheap and quick small…

Highland Spring

Our little corner of Australia never fails to impress, regardless of the season, but spring surely is one of our favourite times of year and we never miss capturing it from every angle!
Spring in the Southern Highlands is a magical time. Blossoms, tulips and daisies burst into bloom at…