Country Style, September 2011. Prunella, Kyneton. Photography Sharyn Cairns, styling Glen Proebstel.

Country Style, September 2011. Prunella, Kyneton. Photography Sharyn Cairns, styling Glen Proebstel.

Recipe ingredients are written straight onto the blackboard wall in this rustic kitchen in a renovated butcher’s shop in the Victorian goldfields. Blackboard walls can match the mood of modern and vintage homes – Porters Paints, for example, has a range that includes Oompa Loompa orange, Hoola Hoop pink and Grasshopper green as well as traditional black. Photography by Simon Griffths, styling by Indianna Foord.

Recipe ingredients are written straight onto the blackboard wall in this rustic kitchen in a renovated butcher’s shop in the Victorian goldfields. Blackboard walls can match the mood of modern and vintage homes – Porters Paints, for example, has a range that includes Oompa Loompa orange, Hoola Hoop pink and Grasshopper green as well as traditional black. Photography by Simon Griffths, styling by Indianna Foord.

Country Style. Photography Jared Fowler, styling Geraldine Munoz.

White country cottage

In a 160-year-old cottage in the Barossa valley, the original kitchen mantelpiece and concrete floor have been retained. Concrete is a versatile kitchen option, available in a range of finishes from smooth and shiny to a softer mottled look. Photography by Sharyn Cairns.

In a 160-year-old cottage in the Barossa valley, the original kitchen mantelpiece and concrete floor have been retained. Concrete is a versatile kitchen option, available in a range of finishes from smooth and shiny to a softer mottled look. Photography by Sharyn Cairns.

Country Style. Photography Sharyn Cairns, styling Heather Nette King.

Victorian seaside cottage

A wood-fired stove is the heart of this kitchen, where items from the owner’s collection of antique crockery create a bright note against the original brick walls. Photography by Sharyn Cairns, styling by Indianna Foord.

A wood-fired stove is the heart of this kitchen, where items from the owner’s collection of antique crockery create a bright note against the original brick walls. Photography by Sharyn Cairns, styling by Indianna Foord.


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Country Style, September 2011. Prunella, Kyneton. Photography Sharyn Cairns, styling Glen Proebstel.

Country Style, September 2011. Prunella, Kyneton. Photography Sharyn Cairns, styling Glen Proebstel.

'Dreamthorpe' Historic hill garden Mount Macedon, It's legacy stretches back to the earl 1900's Victoria, Australia

'Dreamthorpe' Historic hill garden Mount Macedon, It's legacy stretches back to the earl 1900's Victoria, Australia

Dubbo country homestead Dundullimal.  Where we used go to see when it was used to store feed for animals. Lovely to see it restored many years ago by National Trust.

Dubbo country homestead Dundullimal. Where we used go to see when it was used to store feed for animals. Lovely to see it restored many years ago by National Trust.

A garden gate is a portal that signifies a transition into a new space and experience. Like Alice looking down the rabbit hole, a gate leads us from the known to the unknown. And, like that rabbit hole, if you elongate or accentuate the portal, it makes the transition even more tantalizing. Here is a variety of garden gate styles that illustrate the “power of the portal.”

A garden gate is a portal that signifies a transition into a new space and experience. Like Alice looking down the rabbit hole, a gate leads us from the known to the unknown. And, like that rabbit hole, if you elongate or accentuate the portal, it makes the transition even more tantalizing. Here is a variety of garden gate styles that illustrate the “power of the portal.”

View from the pond by Michael Bell Architects.

View from the pond by Michael Bell Architects.

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