I love wandering the streets of Balmain ooogling all the charming houses.

The area was quite rough and ready back in the day. Small cottages were built to provide cheap housing for the people who worked on the docks.

But now those same small cottages are commanding some big dollars.

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I love everything in this home. The vintage and rustic furniture with the modern white kitchen, the huge wall of glass and the lighting! Definitely going in the files.

Images from OWI

First up from Hand we have a beautiful warm apartment in Lyon. I love the lighting, the textures and the hidden black bookshelves.

A villa in Tassin – again love the textures and lighting  – especially the yellow chandlier and the yellow trim on the rug below!! Plus the more I see black window frames the more I want!

And finally another beautiful apartment in Lyon. I love the black framed glass partition between the kitchen and living area.

Strange as this sounds all the warm weather of late makes me more homesick than when it rains all the time. I know, I’m weird!

My dream life would be to live half my time in Australia on the coast and the other on the South/Southwest coast of Ireland (in a Huf Haus).

Rachel’s Bryon bay home would fit most of my requirements for my Australian home. The location is perfect and I love indoor / outdoor living although the outdoor bath would take awhile to get use to.

I am loving this Berlin apartment with its high ceiling and tall windows. And the lovely owners have filled the apartment with some amazing pieces which just makes me even more envious.


Images via Freunda von Freunden

I love stumbling (via Bloesem blog) across local architecture and designers. Although Ekaterina Voronova is originally from Russia she has been living here in Dublin since 1998. Her bespoke work is so so beautiful, the finishes are stunning and the furniture! perfection.

Ekaterina’s house in Dun Laoghaire

The Studio

This house was designed nearly 40 years ago by Hugh Newell Jacobensen. Stunning. I love the pop out boxes, the windows under the kitchen cabinets, the office nook, the bookshelves…. Oh I love everything about this house!

images via DC by Design

and here is a link to the photographer – Thomas Arledge

(thanks to jennifer from DC by Design for the heads up)

I love the idea of building my own home but then again modular homes are also just as appealing when they look like this! A-Cero are behind this sexy glossy black modular home. The price is very appealing too – approx price for a 84 square metres is €69000 or €85000 if you want fittings and decoration included.

I just can’t seem to stop looking at pictures of gardens and beach houses. This winter has been a long one and summer can not come soon enough. I think this is my first year living in Ireland that I am suffering from the winter blues. So sorry but here is another beach house. The architect designed this beach house to withstand tidal waves. Not sure if I would feel happy or scared about that fact.

Loving this apartment located in North Carlton, Melbourne. I am such a sucker for white walls and wooden cabinetry. Its no surprise the two people living in this gorgeous house are architects by trade. Beautiful.

Thanks Lucy (aka Design Files) for showing us James and Victoria’s beautiful home.

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