A garden full of inspiration
As you may have noticed, we have a garden absolutely FULL of plants, both native and introduced.
I grew up in a very plant-focused family, and acquired a great deal of knowledge by osmosis, even thought actual gardening has never really been my scene (mainly because of allergies).
âOur visit to Portland a year ago, and my increasing interest in reducing my impact on the planet by living more sustainably, really re-fired my interest in growing my own food.
I started by drawing a lot of our thriving herb garden here:
Our bathroom renovations took a gruelling 6 months, but we learnt a great many things, principle among which was: do NOT trust random tradespeople when they say that they know how to do a renovation rather than just a repair.
That being said, we did take a slightly different tack from most people, as we did the demolition, painting, and tiling ourselves, as well as choosing all of the furniture and tapware - and we somehow also ended up replacing our roof in the process!
Maker-made home decor
We love to fill our home with art, craft, and decorations made by local makers.
When we travel, we also buy from the local markets, so we have beautiful collections of souvenirs from all over the world - Europe, several countries on the Mediterranean coast, North Africa, and the Middle East, are represented here. as well as the USA and some Pacific Islands.