Saturday, October 29, 2011

The magic of Marco

The older I get, the more I come to believe that I'm a traditionalist - I love a trend as much as the next person, but in my own home I veer more towards a more classic, timeless style. Perhaps that's why I'm so enamoured with the very classic, very beautiful work of Sydney based interior designer Marco Meneguzzi Design - he describes his style as being influenced by Belgium and he believes in a 'relaxed elegance' which complements the Australian lifestyle. The examples of his work shown on his site attest to this refined approach:











For more gorgeous examples of Marco Meneguzzi Design check out their website (much better images available there).

[All images from Marco Meneguzzi Design]

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cafe: Two Bob

Melbourne has a heavy sprinkling of semi-industrial style cafes, so it's a refreshing change to see this new cafe in Clifton Hill that's influenced by Scandinavian style. Two:bob cafe looks like a really nice and airy place to hang out for coffee and lunch. I'm definitely going to give it a try next time I'm in that neck of the woods:




Two:bob Cafe, 270 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill (Tue-Sun 7am-4pm)

For more Two:bob Cafe information and images check out the ever-fabulous Broadsheet (definitely my go-to source for what's happening in Melbourne)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Eat: Cliffy's Emporium

My husband and I are heading up Daylesford way tomorrow to do a final inspection on the new house before settlement next week. After we've performed the necessary duties I've put in a request to have lunch at the local institution, Cliffy's Emporium:



Weather wise it's going to be a beautiful day tomorrow, so I hope we score a table outside. 

Of course, I'll have to pick up some local produce while I'm there.

Don't you just love that colour blocking!!


[All images from Cliffy's Emporium]

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sofa so good

Starting to think about sofas for the new house - none of these Molmic sofas fit in with my intended decorating scheme, but I really like them nonetheless:



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

House: Brighton

Reading through the local real estate mag I came across this bit of contemporary gorgeousness in Brighton that's currently up for sale. It's slick and streamlined and screams 'high quality' in both its layout and finishes. I wonder who will be the lucky (wealthy) person that gets to snap up this bit of prime real estate?















[All images from Buxton]

Monday, October 10, 2011

Stay: Close to home or further afield

Surfing the internet when I should have been working (hey, I'm allowed to say that because I work for myself), I happened upon a B&B close to home (only an hour or so from Melbourne) and a boutique hotel much further afield in the UK. I'd like to stay at both these fabulous places.

Close to home...Mollisons in Kyneton:









And further afield...The George in Rye, UK:










All the rooms are quite gorgeous - I'd have a hard time choosing!

[Images: 1-9: Mollisons; 10-20: The George in Rye]
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