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Let’s be adventurers

May 15th, 2014

Let's be adventures

I know that things in these parts have been quiet, too quiet, but despite the silence much has been a brew.

What little time I’ve had outside of my freelance & family commitments I’ve spent on the weekly home tours over at Our Gathered Home, which has been a resounding success. 4 months in and we’ve already been featured in/on key interiors blogs and hit over 20,000 page views. Thank you for all your support!

Outside of all of this we’ve been also preparing to make a rather large move, across the ocean, to Sydney, Australia. We’ll be arriving in November as Kathy has accepted a job offer there from 1st December and as an Australia citizen we’re going over so that our kiddies can claim their dual-citizenship’s, which needs to be done by the time either of them are 18.

My free time has been filled with paperwork, and more paperwork (175 A4 pages and counting!), putting our home on the market, auditing what we’re taking and getting rid of, meetings with relocation officers, the list goes on. Emigration is not for the faint of heart.

We are extremely excited about starting this new adventure together and have earmarked the suburb of Surry Hills as our base, though these things are subject to change, but we wanted to make a break from the suburbs and enjoy inner city life for a bit.

I’ve already been planning our new apartment, which will have a more muted palette and a heavy Nordic influence, a ‘less is more’ approach to living. I’ve been keeping up to date on local trends through Real Living and Inside Out magazines and following key stylists and store owners in Sydney and can’t wait to share them all with you.

The best way to keep in touch for now is via Instagram, or over on Pinterest, if you’re looking for a daily dose of decor inspiration.

Ikea PS 2014

March 13th, 2014

Come April 1st Ikea launch their much anticipated PS 2014 range, a whopping 40 pieces in total that have taken over 5 years to develop and test.

The theme is “On the Move”, their boldest collection to date is all about multi-functionality and flexibility, designed for today’s urban living environment.

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To wet your appetite here is a sneak peak into the new collection.

Ikea PS 2014

Ikea PS 2014

Ikea PS 2014

Ikea PS 2014

Ikea PS 2014

Ikea PS 2014

All images courtesy of Ikea

Our Gathered Home

January 27th, 2014

Our Gathered Home

Our Gathered Home - Rebecca & Bruce Meissner

Our Gathered Home - Rebecca & Bruce Meissner

Our Gathered Home - Rebecca & Bruce Meissner

All images courtesy of Rebecca Meissner

2014 is filled with exciting adventures, opportunities and new creative endevours, the latest of which is my new blog: Our Gathered Home.

It started out of a need to share honest, authentic homes lived in by real people, across the globe and my aim is to showcase family life in a multifaceted approach to urban living.

I’ve launched with friends of mine, Rebecca and Bruce Meissner, a Cape Town, South Africa based documentary style photographic duo who own and run, Love Made Visible, focusing primarily on wedding photography.

Their rental home in Muizenberg is affectionately known as ‘The Boathouse’, where they reside with their surrogate cat. They don’t own a single piece of new furniture, everything is a hand-me-down or thrifted find. When they are not out shooting they can be found surfing, hiking, gardening, cooking, dreaming about their next travel adventure and building their own house.

Starting the first week of Feb I’ll be showcasing a new home tour there each week, follow along there and on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

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