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.
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.
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 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.”