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night owl

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Apologies for my extended silence, of late. Our lovely new apartment is still in its’ infancy and it has left me without the compelling urge to jot down my musings. But after a whirlwind 24 hours in the nearby bustling and culturally vibrant hub of Melbourne, VIC, my passion for pretty accents and soft touches has been rekindled. And despite being utterly spent on the journey home I now find myself wide-eyed and abuzz with energy.

I’ve been flirting with the idea of adding bold block colours to our home, as I love the look of clean lines and crisp bright monochrome that is often captured in freshome.com‘s apartment and house tours. However, my familiarity with the pale, the stone and the taupe and penchant for a simple aesthetic has blocked me from stepping into the world of pop colour.

Images: apartmenttherapy.com (1 & 2), thedesignfiles.net (3)

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November 26, 2011 at 12:03 am

window seat

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I’ve been taking inspiration to create a perfect little spot to sit, read, and take everything in…

Image: Freshome

Image: Freedom Furniture

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And many more in this post by Freshome here.

I’m looking forward to creating a lovely little window seat in my new home that overlooks wild, native scrubland. I’ll be moving in soon. Can’t wait to set it up and show it off.

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October 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm

springtime

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Feeling so inspired by all the vibrant colours on display at this years Floriade festival. Every year, the main parkland area in Canberra’s central business district is overrun with sprawling garden beds, propagated with masses of brightly coloured tulips and other floral varieties. Dawdling through the maze of flowers makes for an invigorating afternoon.

And is the perfect excuse to leave work early!

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October 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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troving in a new city

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This weekend I embark on the hunt for a new address… and I absolutely cannot wait. This is the first step in creating a space that is true to my style, displays my troven wares and motivates me to continue noting down it all down here.

I have hired a car for the day and am looking forward to getting off the beaten track. So as I find my way around this new town, I shall introduce myself properly and get to know her a bit better.

Just a small word to say thank you to all the twitter love I’ve been feeling since I joined earlier this week. It was totally unexpected but I’m so thrilled to be involved in a community of like-minded individuals that share my passion to impart knowledge and support others.

Can’t wait to dedicate some posts to the inspiration and advice I’ve gained from some lovely bloggers via Twitter this week!

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August 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

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quote of the day…

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As I pack up my life into a multitude of cardboard boxes I enter into the task of culling, salvaging and cherishing the possessions I have collected along the way. All the while, keeping in mind this quote I saw on the facebook page of freshome.com the other day.

I am about to begin fulfilling the latter of this phrase, and despite the sadness caused by leaving my hometown… I just can’t wait.

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August 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

a spot to sit

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I’m troving for a kitchen/dining chair. And I wonder whether this is the time to fulfill my life-long love affair with Thonet bentwoods…

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The iconic silhouettes  originate in the 1850s from the Austrian-German designer, Michael Thonet. Each of the styles play favourite in cafes and restaurants, across the world.

They have character and are instantly recognisable. However, the design is so simple and straight-forward that they don’t shout for your attention.

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August 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm

blank canvas

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I have watched the trend of blogging result in many people start and quickly lose interest in the act of publishing their personal accounts online. And I have always thought, if I decide to divulge my personal thoughts, inspirations, musings, everything into the public domain – it would not be just a passing fling.

This blog will track the journey I take in furnishing my first home. Join me as I discover my personal design taste and transform My Blank Canvas into a space to call my very own.

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June 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

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