Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Rue has definitely stepped it up a notch this month with this issue probably being my favorite yet. So let's get started!


1. I know this is supposed to be a PR firm but let's be honest here: who wouldn't want this as their walk in closet?

2. Just because it's pretty.

3. I saw these exact bookends in an antique shop in a town called Strathalbyn in the Adelaide Hills. I almost bought them, but then I opted for a pair of amethyst ones instead. I might have to go back to that shop and buy them, just in case it starts raining books around here...

That being said, I really love this house. Love the leather and dark wood. Plus, she's got a killer collection of pendant lamps! 

4. Rue graced us with the presence of a couple of really scrumptious bedrooms this month...

5. And they definitely saved the best for last. This house blows it out of the park! I never thought I'd be a fan of mustard walls but I love it all and I wish I could move in tomorrow.

I almost enjoyed the DIYs in this issue because they're well photographed and cute. But I don't really want Rue to turn into Martha Stewart Magazine.

Who has enough free time to pot a succulent for every single guest before a dinner party? Certainly not me.

I'd also be curious to know how many people would drag their perfectly good and probably very heavy buffet outside for a dinner party. Haven't they ever heard of "a chance of rain"?

There has been so much hype around the Novogratz lately, that I was really disappointed when I saw this. The sectional looks like it was bought at K-Mart along with the rug and the saying on the wall is just blah... This place screams "I'm trying way too hard to be edgy!"


  1. Oh good on you for writing what I, and probably lots of others, thought too! I have to say I actually agree with every single one of your points. My favourite was the house with the dark timber ceilings and those extraordinary beams. And there were some lovely places.
    But I really disliked the Novagratz place - not just this image but the whole lot.

  2. And I forgot to say how cute Strath is! The sweetest little town, set high upon a riverbank, with fabulous old book stores and what used to be a wonderful bakery. (Although I haven't been there for quite a while, so that may not still be there.) Love the idea of amethyst horse bookends. That's glamourous!

  3. I know the Novogratz place was just gross...

    PS - Strath still looks the same from your description... I love the Adelaide Hills for all those little niche places :) - Mt Eliza is also gorgeous though!!!

  4. Oh and PS - I wish they were amethyst horse bookends!! They are only amethyst... no horse... But I think I will get horse ones too :)


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