Using mirrors to make your little space BIG

ImageWhat’s the fastest and cheapest way to double your little apartment space?  With mirrors!  Just like magic, this mirror creates twice the light from the nearby lamp, twice the decoration of the beautiful lavender in a fresh white jug, and doubles the amount of space visible.  The white furniture and surrounds helps to keep the whole space light and open.

The opposite wall continues the bright white and lavender theme, bringing a little piece of country to an inner-Melbourne sanctuary.

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Busy city, quiet spaces – The other side of Singapore

ImageSingapore – if there’s anywhere in the world that gets me thinking of apartment living, this place has to be it.  Every time I go there the city is alive with cranes, drills, towering metal frameworks and little trucks full of builders.  It feels like a whole city’s worth of apartment blocks are built and re-built there, every day.  I actually love the excitement of it and how ordered it still manages to be.

Last time I visited I noticed for the first time those quiet little spaces that people have created for themselves in the middle of this BIG, noisy city.

The following photos are all very different but the feeling these places evoked was the same, of reflection, of peace and calm, of a little oasis. From the colourful opulent space for prayer, to the smooth carving of the statue, to the bright little flowers in a quiet patch outside a busy market place, these areas created a big change in pace and feeling.  

It’s easy to do this in your little space too, by choosing beautiful pieces of furniture and decoration, as opulent or as simple as you like, that evoke a reaction of calm when you see it.  And the outcome, as you can see below, is a really special and personalised space…

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Luxury decor for a luxurious Sydney weekend

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I’m in Sydney this weekend around Mosman and North Sydney. As well as finding some incredible views, I happened upon some great interior inspiration in a Sydney Thai street food restaurant. There are luxe gold walls mixed with dark wood, chandeliers and cushions and light shades that pop with colour.
Absolutely brilliant for enjoying a Sunday moscato, thank you Sydney!

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