country road aw17 open house

Last week Country Road took over an entire house in Gordon’s Bay – with stunning ocean views (trust me) to showcase their AW178 collection ( in store soon) The open house for a media preview  displayed each room of the home ( kitchen, bathroom, living and dining) all styled up with their latest merchandise – creating a lived in experience – its always good to see things in situ!

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pottery barn small space behind the scenes

Recently I styled a sweet apartment in Sydney with some key pieces from the new Pottery Barn Small spaces Collection in true Pottery Barn Style everything is cool, classic, chic but casual and all a little bit Hamptons style which we all love!

The Small spaces collection is all about maximising your space with style and the most from your budget, its in store and online now click here to see more

Here are a few fun behind the scenes moments from the shoot – we get lots done but we always have fun!

Photos Jacqui Turk Flowers The Flower Drum


you’re invited


forty winks spring/summer

Spring is the perfect time to have a little refresh at home, the bedroom is always a  great place to update, a new bed or bed linen is the prefect place to start. Quality and comfort are important in the bedroom along with the finishing touches, here is look of the latest in store at Forty Winks – helping you to wake up wonderful!

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To celebrate the launch of their Palissade (outdoor furniture) collection HAY Sydney team present the Palissade Tearoom – a pop-up concept cafe with afternoon tea servings set within a heritage terrace on Kensington Street in Chippendale.
The tearoom menu offers a tasty selection of tea and treats, including lavender shortbread, matcha marshmallow, a warming tea of ginger, cinnamon and organic honey-bush and a zesty iced coconut, hibiscus and cherry brew. Enjoy your afternoon tea surrounded by Australian natives, including wattle and banksia trees.

The Palissade Tearoom is open weekdays between 25 August – 9 September from 12.00-5.30pm, with tea servings between 2-4pm at 48 Kensington Street, Chippendale.


the strand celebrated its 125th birthday


Iconic shipping destination the Strand celebrates its 125th Birthday this year! check out this amazing Balloon Installation by The Bespokery

As part of the 125th birhtday celebrations the Strand, together with Balvenie, will be hosting special masterclasses where craftspeople will be taking guests through a 30 minute class on the specifics of how they produce their own unique works. Learn how to bind a book by Cali Anderson, build a guitar by hand with Allan Tomkins and watch Mark Riley share his secrets on making a solid balsa wood surfboard. There are also other Masterclasses by Strand Retailers, where Andrew McDonald will show how he creates his Shoes, Cinnamon Lee from Courtesy of The Artist will explain how she fashions her jewellery and Robert Carroll from Strand Hatters will advise how he handcrafts his hats.

Each master class will be followed by a toast from The Balvenie whisky specialist where guests will enjoy 2 whiskies from The Balvenie range.

Timetable as follows-

Thursday August 25th

· 11:30 AM – Mark Reilly, Surfboard Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 1 PM – Alan Thompkins, Guitar Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 2:30 PM – Cali Anderson, Book Binder (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 3:30 PM – Andrew McDonald, Shoe Craftsman (in store, Level 2)

· 5:00 PM – Cinnamon Lee, Metal Worker, Courtesy of the Artist (in store, Level 2)

Friday August 26th

· 11:30 AM – Mark Reilly, Surfboard Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 1 PM – Alan Thompkins, Guitar Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 2:30 PM – Cali Anderson, Book Binder (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 3:30 PM – Robert Carroll, Hat demonstration, Strand Hatters (In store, Ground Floor)

Saturday August 27th

· 11:30 AM – Mark Reilly, Surfboard Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 1 PM – Alan Thompkins, Guitar Maker (Level 1 outside Mecca)

· 2:30 PM – Cali Anderson, Book Binder (Level 1 outside Mecca)

Click here to register 

Flat lay images styled by Meg Gray

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pottery barn styling work shop

Join me this Saturday at Pottery Barn Chatswood for a Bart Cart Styling Work Shop 10.30am – 11.30 am – I look forward to seeing you there – It will be fun and informative!

Photo Credit Jacqui Turk

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curated by lynda gardener

Lynda Gardner is a long time friend, her Albert Park store in its many incarnations has always been a favourite. She is the queen of Vintage and mixes it perfectly with modern and earthy treasures. Curated by Lynda Gardener is always worth a visit. Head in to visit as there is a constant flow beautiful things.

Oh and follow her on Instagram

Curated by Lynda Gardner

63 Cardigan Place
Albert Park
Vic 3206

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winter is here

Winter is here (In Australia) suddenly it’s all about keeping warm and about texture and layers in our wardrobe and our homes.

Iconic Australian fashion Brand Sportscraft have moved into homewares with their beautiful Harlow cable Knit Blanket.

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Photo and Styling by MJG


petrina turner for designer rugs

Designer Rugs latest collaboration with Petrina Turner Design is a collection of hand tufted rugs inspired by her family memories and crafts handed down from generations ( her Mother and Grandmother)  and are a burst of pattern and colour!

Art isn’t just for the walls, this collection is perfect for an injection of colour in your home with a statement rug!

The collection is full of joy and explosion of colour available from Designer Rugs showrooms now!

High Tea inspired by her Mother and her love of craft especially cross stitch

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Mavis a circular shape named and inspired after her Grandmother

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 Evelyn (below) another nostalgic reference a lace doily in the inspiration in this rug in pattern and shape