Country Styled

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Hi. Remember me? I’m still here, just struggling to eek out some time for this corner of the internet. While I have been gone, this happened…

Wishful Thinking - Easter

Hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Easter? We spent a blissful weekend away nestled in a field of kangaroos, sipping red wine and warming our feet by a fireplace (photos to come). In the meantime, I thought I would leave you with some interiors eye-candy. I’m talking roughly rendered walls, earthy tones, linen fabrics and a good dash of natural timber. You’ll see.

When longtime collectors Vanessa and Trent Hancock reached a point where their mounting trove of building materials and...

Kitchen Trent made the concrete benches in the kitchen while Vanessa sewed the curtains.

Main bedroom The bedroom has a restrained elegance from the beautiful arch window and dramatic curtains to the garden...

Paddock Meet Tommy, a beautiful horse who belongs to a neighbour, but is at home in the Hancock's paddock.

Outdoor A picture perfect low maintenance patio with a climbing Pierre de Ronsard rose.

Source | Home Life | photography Mark Roperstyling Tessa Kavanagh

The Superhero Blazer

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Apologies for the erratic posting of late, but time does not seem to be my friend. Another busy week at work, coursework piling up and a stinking autumn cold has made for a rather unpleasant weekend. I’m totally to blame of course, I’ve been lazy and de-prioritised taking care of myself, settling for wine over exercise and quick fix meals instead of nutritious masterpieces. I’m hoping to get my groove back over the Easter break – redeem myself with exercise, eating properly, perhaps even reading a nice long book. Can’t wait. In the meantime, I am tucked on the end of the sofa in my favourite K-Mart leggings, Jordan’s best winter jumper and a pile of used tissues growing next to me. Very attractive. In the interest of self-medication, I am dong some online browsing and have my eye on these superman blazers for winter. Sharp, smart and sexy. Just what I needed to make me feel better.

Wishful Thinking - Superman Blazer

Wishful Thinking - Superman Blazer

Wishful Thinking - Superman Blazer

Wishful Thinking - Superman Blazer

Wishful Thinking - Superman Blazer

Wishful Thinking - Superman Blazer

Wishful Thinking - Superman Blazer

Wishful Thinking - Superman Blazer

Where it Really Happens

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Kitchens sell houses. Fact. I can live with ratty skirtings, weird light fittings and (dare I say it) hideous carpets, but give me a crappy kitchen and I am out of there. It’s where we go to nourish, to create, to congregate and for those reasons alone, it should be beautiful. I stumbled across a Williamsburg loft kitchen on my internet searches and it’s pretty much awe-worthy. Light, loft, marble, painted brick, exposed beams, open storage, blonde floors – these are words you would be well familiar with if you have visited Wishful Thinking more than once. It’s almost like they picked my idea of a perfect kitchen straight out of my head and replicated in Williamsburg. Just like that.

 Williamsburg Loft White Kitchen by Elizabeth Roberts | Remodelista

Williamsburg Loft White Kitchen by Elizabeth Roberts | Remodelista

Williamsburg Loft White Kitchen by Elizabeth Roberts | Remodelista

Williamsburg Loft White Kitchen by Elizabeth Roberts | Remodelista

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Williamsburg Loft Dining Room by Elizabeth Roberts | Remodelista

Source | Remodelista    Photography | Dustin Aksland

Every Little Thing

Sunday, 22 March 2015

I’ve had some randoms sitting on my laptop that I wanted to share. Just some snaps taken in and around Sydney, things that inspired me - bits of history, interesting typography, some architecture. If you look close enough, Sydney has it all. And for those of you interested in cameras, these photos are au natural (i.e. no filters, no Photoshop, no Lightroom, nada) taken with my new favourite toy, the Fuji x30. It’s a compact point and shoot, never far from my handbag, suggested to me by my favourite lady-in-the-know, Lauren (and gifted to me on my birthday in Bali last year). Blogging initially piqued my interest in photography so we bought some cheap kit and then seemingly overnight, what was to become my hobby, became Jordan’s instead. I still love to take photos but the fiddly expensive SLR is far better suited to someone with more passion and patience than me. Don’t get my wrong, I still love to take photos but I’m all for convenience and simplicity. Now instead of being left with empty hands and a spectacular view, I get to play around with my fun Fuji (hands off Jordan Smith).

Wishful Thinking - Randoms

Wishful Thinking - Randoms

Wishful Thinking - Randoms

Wishful Thinking - Randoms

Wishful Thinking - Randoms

Wishful Thinking - Randoms

Wishful Thinking - Randoms

Wishful Thinking - Randoms

Wishful Thinking - Randoms

Oh, and it looks pretty stylish too!

Wishful Thinking - Randoms

All images via Wishful Thinking

The Style Gurus

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Let’s talk fashion. A day early, I know, but hopefully welcome nonetheless. Even though Sydney is still basking in sunshine and pleasant temperatures, there has been a noticeable shift in the air. Leaves are bronzing, darkness comes sooner and I find myself reaching for the nearest throw when curled up on the sofa. I’ve always found it a bit tricky to dress for the transition time between Autumn and Winter, get it wrong and you could end up baking to death in a wool coat or worse, freezing in a light shirt. Since I have already given the nod to Swedish interiors this week, I thought it only fitting to turn to them for some much needed fashion inspiration for the cooler months. Flawless, no?

Wishful Thinking - Stockholm Streetstyle

Wishful Thinking - Stockholm Streetstyle

Wishful Thinking - Stockholm Streetstyle

Wishful Thinking - Stockholm Streetstyle

Wishful Thinking - Stockholm Streetstyle

Wishful Thinking - Stockholm Streetstyle

Wishful Thinking - Stockholm Streetstyle

Wishful Thinking - Stockholm Streetstyle

Wishful Thinking - Stockholm Streetstyle

Wishful Thinking - Stockholm Streetstyle

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Autumn Cravings

Monday, 16 March 2015

I’ve been a slack tourist lately – spending far too much time cooped indoors lazing in front of the television or hunched over a laptop screen. I’m shamed to admit that my camera and walking shoes have been relegated to the depths of my wardrobe. Although I am catching up on heaps of work and rest, it’s made me a boring blogger. I promise to rectify this situation soon, but in the meantime, can I placate you with some show-stopping interiors? This Gothenburg apartment made me sigh out loud with contentment. As the weather starts to turn in Sydney, I find myself longing for cracking fires, leather armchairs and snug rugs under my feet. I’m particularly drawn to the natural, earthy colour palette paired with that clean and crisp Swedish light.

Wishful Thinking - Gothenburg Apartment

Wishful Thinking - Gothenburg Apartment

Wishful Thinking - Gothenburg Apartment

Wishful Thinking - Gothenburg Apartment

Wishful Thinking - Gothenburg Apartment

Wishful Thinking - Gothenburg Apartment

Wishful Thinking - Gothenburg Apartment

Wishful Thinking - Gothenburg Apartment

Wishful Thinking - Gothenburg Apartment

Source | Nordic Design

That’s All

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

I’ll keep it short and sweet for today as it’s not yet 7am and I have only had two sips of coffee. I for one needed some mid-week inspiration and when I found this image on Pinterest, I just had to post it. The colours, the view, the bleached timber – it made my heart sing.

http://shannoneileenblog.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a5c8d9a9970c014e89ac4d7a970d-pi

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