A LOT OF CHARM DOWN UNDER

Ok, this is where it all starts. There's something about a gated entrance that ramps up the anticipation of entering someone's home.

Anna Spiro's charming living area

I am wild about these black and white striped awnings that she has chosen to cap all her windows with.

The white tole chandelier is a lovely touch, don't you agree?

A nice variation a matching dining set adds a great deal of warmth

This is one of my all-time favorite wallpaper patterns, by Manuel Canovas. This color is amazing!

Another of the perfectly charming little vignettes Anna is so talented at putting together.

Another feature I am loving, this Carrera marble-topped kitchen island with pink slipcovered stools.

View into the sitting area from the dining room

I think this is a very clever and unusual version of a bathroom vanity - very cottagey.

This post is a completely unabashed rip-off of Anna Spiro's post on her beautifully renovated home in Brisbane, Australia. Most of you have probably already seen this, but I was so taken with what she's done, that I quickly saved all the photos from her post so I could digest them at my leisure and save them for my inspiration file. The white painted floors, the awnings, all the white with pops of bright color, I could go on and on. I have long admired Anna's style, in both her home and her shop and am privileged to call her a friend through blogging. She is incredibly talented and the kind of person I would trust wholeheartedly to design a home for me. I don't think I've ever seen a single design she's put together that I wouldn't love living in or with. You can see her entire post here on her juicy, drool-worthy design blog, Absolutely Beautiful Things. Anna has one of the most popular design blogs worldwide and I am sure if you haven't already discovered her work and blog, you will thoroughly enjoy following it.