Thursday, December 2, 2010


The new (and 2nd ever) edition of the Australian based online home and lifestyle magazine Adore has arrived.  While in the U.S. we find ourselves in the winter months, the light and bright features (primarily white) throughout the magazine are a testament to the fact that this is Australia's summer.  

I was mesmerized by the feature on Brisbane, Australia.  I spent five months in Brisbane (in 2003) and it was quite interesting to read about its progress.  Brisbane was not a sleepy town then, but was often overlooked for its more famous Australian big city counterparts (read Sydney and Melbourne).  Currently, it appears that Brisbane is coming into its own, with up and coming hotels, shopping, and dining spots.  

Brisbane is a perfect home base, as it's not only a fabulous city in its own right, but is nearby to some not to be missed beach towns: Surfers Paradise, Noosa, and Byron Bay.  (Noosa is paradise--think walking through a lush forest steps away from a beach with koalas sleeping high in the branches.)  Not to mention, it is the closest "large" city to the Great Barrier Reef.

Adore was also rife with inspirational interior design images.  The first is a home in Paradise Valley, Arizona designed by Jamie Herzlinger. 

There was a definite affinity towards using Venetian Mirrors, and I have to say I don't mind the repetition.  In this case, the more the better.

The nightstand: covered in what looks like a heavy linen with nailheads, is gorgeous.

The second, and my favorite, is a Hamptons home designed by Elsa Soyars.

It just happens to include all my favorite interior colors: white, gray, and turquoise peppered throughout in unexpected places.

I don't think it gets any better than this turquoise door flanked by greenery, with a view of the silver twig table inside.

White walls, a crystal chandelier, and a glass fireplace.

An all white kitchen aside from the the turquoise backsplash.

Lastly, this adorable girl's bedroom, especially with that hot pink rug.

images via Adore Magazine


  1. I love this person's aesthetic and color palette! And love the mirrors!