Friday, June 24, 2011

Best from the Flip Side

I am such an admirer of all things "Down Under"

{OK sicko's, get your minds out of the gutter...}

I am talkin about Australia!

  G'Day Mates.
So many AMAZING things have come from this country....


The Crocodile Dundee


This cute Marsupial Bastard


And this HUGE Banana to name a few! 

The list goes on and on. Obviously all of the above is great and worth taking a billion hour flight just to see....However I just don't have that kinda time on my hands or patience for that matter. Thankfully though through the magic of the Internets I get to visit my own little piece of Australia everyday through all the lovely blogs i read..  There are some SERIOUSLY talented bloggers and interior designers that  all happen to hail from this crakin country. 

I love all of them and they are on my daily reads list... I am always intrigued to find more so If your a blogger I should know about, let me know. Anyways let's get into it

These are in zero particular order except for the way they came to my mind. And no I am not receiving money or being shipped a Koala bear for the positive endorsement.

This first blogger is really Fantastiche. She can blog like nobody's business and she has a pretty beauteous store as well.. go HERE to check out the store and HERE to check out her blog. She always blogs about bright and bold colors and I think has some awesome taste!


The shop has some really great pillows and lamps and accessories!


                            

Favorite thing from the store....definitely the hound lounge...or known as the Molly Dog Bed.


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Next up, a blogger and an AMAZING Interior designer/shop owner that needs no introduction,
The lovely and Talented Anna Spiro from Black and Spiro the store and the gorgeous blog Absolutely Beautiful Things, is one of those all mighty women that leave you wondering "How does she do it?"She has more talent in her pinkie nail than a whole room full of interior designers and I have yet to see a single thing that hasn't inspired me in some way.

Here are some of her most memorable rooms.






I would move right on in to any of these rooms....for reals!

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Next up the cute and always entertaining Louise of Table Tonic Blog and Shop! She has such great style and her blog and store are FILLED to the brim with oodles of goodness.. Some highlights of Mrs. Tonic in all her glory! 


Look at the pink sofa, is this not brilliant? Ughhhh I need it!

Look at her daughter Anushka's room {P.S I lurve that name}


and her Master Bedroom


Go check out her SHOP and buy a Juju Hat


These next bloggers are the mecca go-to blog for inspirational photos...before Pintrest I pretty much got every single image that inspired me from Desire to Inspire. These ladies have a knack for finding everything pretty on the world wide webs and always seem to discover the coolest architects, photographers and designers around. If you have been living under a rock and have not yet perused this site..well then here ya go...Crack on!


Look at the Author Kim's kitchen....It's one of my ultimate favorite kitchens


And go to Jo's Page and watch her document the progress of her kitchen re-model. Love the book pages as wallpaper idea!


OK and last but certainly not least Porchlight Interiors. The design duo Hayley Hayes and Tracy Leeson have a knack for designing clean simple spaces with a modern twist on traditional.....or something like that. I love their blog and I really love their design style. If you don't follow the blog already please do and tell them I sent ya!!





And If ya Don't know, now ya know......

10 comments:

  1. I love Australian design bloggers too! I think Desire to Inspire was one of the first i started reading. How do they do it?!
    I have been blogging for a bit, but am still trying to get into my groove. I'll find it one of these days... How do you have time with a kid and a job? Amazing. Go you!

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  2. Hi,

    Just to let you know that Desire to Inspire is a joint blog between Kim from Canada and Jo from Australia.

    Margo

    dawnayotte@shaw.ca

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  3. oooooh - i was not familiar with a couple of these! thanks for the intro, mate :)

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  4. Thank you so much for mentioning us in your post Amber - what a lovely surprise! Hayley & Tracey

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  5. Thanks so much for the shout out Lovely! Nice surprise!
    xLouise

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  6. Hi Amber,

    Thanks so much for including me!
    xx
    Anna

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  7. As an Australian designer, this was really interesting to see how we appear from the other side of the pond. You know, from another perspective, looking in.

    I guess my take home observation from this post is that we love colour, don't take design {or ourselves} too seriously, have a passion for bright light and we love life!

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