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  • Ribba and Torenia

    2 July 2007
    Hannah in the toy tig soft toy basket at IKEA

    This Saturday just past, I finally dragged husband out to Ikea (a gruelling hour’s drive due to Ikea planting itself right in perpetually bad…

  • Nancy Corzine Style

    29 June 2007
    Nancy Corzine's bedroom with large mirrored folding screen

    I revisited the NYSD website after a few months and looking through the House archives, I found Nancy Corzine’s gorgeous over-the-top master bedroom.


  • A pretty quiet green bedroom

    22 May 2007
    a lime green and honey woods bedroom

    quietsmirk on Flickr.

    I loved the 1949 Heywood Wakefield Kohinoor drawers and matching tallboy. He only paid an UNBELIEVABLE $600 for the pair!

    The artwork, while…

  • Anna Sui high gloss black.

    1 March 2007

    We are leaving Toronto, Canada very soon. Heading across to my sister in Lancaster County, Pennyslavia. We’re sad about leaving. It’s been stressful work…

  • Wants

    7 February 2007
    Luca Nichetto hookbox

    Luca Nichetto has created these gorgeous ceramic hook boxes. I’d love a few of these to hang around the place as great placeholders and…

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Welcome to my blog! It’s such a pleasure having you here.

What are you inspired by? I am inspired by beautiful and bright interiors, fabric, furniture, pinks, yellows, greens, chairs, china, trees, chocolate, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses and rhubarb with cream.

Friends and family call me drey (pronounced 'dree'... short for Audrey) and I can often be found zipping through op-shops and vintage stores in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

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