It’s my favourite time of the year here in my subtropical home … or should that be garden? Autumn is neither too hot or too cold here. We may not have much in the way of spectacular autumn colour but instead the garden continues to grow and thrive. With daytime maximums in the mid 20s (Celsius) and nights only dipping to low teens dare I say it’s almost like a European summer. Living in such a paradise it’s easy to see why my mind is full of garden inspiration. My latest plans are heavily influenced by these two fabulous (and very petite) outdoor spaces by Sydney-based landscape design firm . Time to get working in the garden again this weekend.
It’s like I say time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it better be somewhere stylish … and chic and beautiful and totally somewhere you’d want to live let alone work. Well that, at least, is the way I feel about interior designer ‘s Kellett St Design Studio.
I’m still real estate hunting in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. The simple Edwardian facade allows glimpses of a two storey modern extension by Preston Lane Architects. Highlights include streamlined open plan living and a seamless flow from inside to out with great al fresco living in a low maintenance garden. Link while it lasts.
I was googling landscaping firms the other day and came across – the Brooklyn-based interior plant design and maintenance studio of Lisa Muñoz. I love this idea SO much! She offers onsite consultation and a custom design proposal tailored to your space. Plants and planters are then sourced upon design approval and potted for you. Then she will deliver, stage, install and a full plant care guide are provided. The perfect solution to any plant dummy out there who lacks the knowledge and confidence to have a house full of greenery. Check out these beautiful spaces Lisa has ‘plantified’.
“On one of the largest single residential sites in this bayside suburb, this project sought to restore and rehabilitate an expansive single level dwelling in a generous garden as well as provide additional accommodation. The high level heritage status of the existing house and the visibility afforded by a corner site prompted us to design a sober and refined pavilion, sited to preserve the large swathe of garden and clad in weathered copper shingles and bronze shutters to reference both the hawthorn bricks and slate roof of the existing dwelling. “
Love the restrained interiors. Love the lush garden (by Eckersley Design). Love the connections between the two. Love the separation of public and private spaces and the luxurious material palette. Bayside Manse by Melbourne-based architects .